In a colorful demonstration of the Washington press corps’ disdain for Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge, on Sunday’s This Week, a flustered ABC News/NPR veteran Cokie Roberts blurted out: “It’s...politically smart to cut the knees out from under Grover Norquist. I mean this guy is, you know, who is he? He’s an unelected lobbyist.”
Comments: Anyone who thinks these attacks on conservatives are random is kidding themsleves. This is right out of Alynskys book. They have been separating us from the herd and killing us off one by one. Scary stuff really.
"Cokie´s" full name is Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts. Before she was married her name was Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs.
If you lived in Louisiana you would know all those names from Democrat Louisiana politics. Her mother, "Lindy" Boggs was, before her marriage, Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne. Lindy´s late husband was U.S. Senator Hale Boggs, killed in a plane crash in Alaska. Lindy was appointed to his seat and, well, search on Lindy Boggs and see.
Morrison comes most recently from Cokie´s cousin, the late DeLesseps Story "Toni" Morrison, Jr., a former Louisiana State Representative, whose father was once Mayor and whose Great-Uncle (?) Sidney Story was responsible for Storyville. Claiborne was, I think, Louisiana´s first governor.
Close enough, anyway, for you to gather that Cokie also appears to be an unpaid lobbyist.
Until we start taking grade points away from the A students in colleges and high schools and giving them to the F students so that all can pass with a C, the younger generation will never understand what the democrats are trying to do to our country with wealth redistribution and its unintended consequences.
LOL!! #4, if what you say is true then her brother´s name must be ´heroin-y´....he was busted-while serving as Trenton NJ Mayor Tony Mack´s COS- with a deck of dime bags of heroin on him. Tony Mack is of course a democrat, and as such is under indictment by the Feds. #6, and her sister, Barbara Boggs Sigmund was the former mayor of Princeton, NJ. A cess pool of liberalilsm if ever there was one.
If you expect part of a lottery winner’s fortune because you’ve already shared a long personal and business relationship, always remember: Get it in writing. That was the reluctant decision of a state judge Friday, who cited state law in refusing to freeze the assets of Pedro Quezada, the Clifton man who won the $338-million Powerball jackpot last spring, pending the outcome of a trial to determine if his former live-in girlfriend is entitled to a share of the winnings. Ines Sanchez and Quezada lived together for 10 years and shared ownership of a grocery store in Passaic,
MARIETTA, Ga. — An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia twice counted down from five and threatened the baby before the deadly shot, his teenage co-defendant testified Thursday. Dominique Lang took the stand at the murder trial of De’Marquise Elkins, who is accused of shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago on March 21. Police say the 15-year-old Lang was an accomplice, and he is also charged with murder and will be tried at a later date. Source corrected by Staff.
In March 2012, NewsBusters reported NBC’s Today show deceptively edited George Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it appear he was a racist. On Sunday, HBO actually had one of its primary characters on the series The Newsroom deceptively edit that call exactly the way NBC News did it (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):About three quarters of the way into the program, "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy played by Jeff Daniels was interviewing someone about the Trayvon Martin case. Please split extra wide headlines.
Shawn Custis is a bad guy. That’s impossible to argue, given his long rap sheet. A muscular man at 216 pounds — a scar between his eyes, his name tattooed on his chest, and "Cathy-Joy" inked on his left forearm — Custis, 42, has been sentenced to prison eight times. First convicted as an adult two months after his 18th birthday, he has done time for burglary, possession of a gun, robbery, assault, resisting arrest, theft and forgery. He has escaped at least once from a halfway house and boasts multiple parole revocations.
Two anglers shark fishing east of Manasquan Inlet got a surprise when a 303-pound, 8-foot, 4-inch mako shark leapt into the bow of their 31-foot boat. Then proceeded to eat the boat. “It was epic. He back flipped right in,” said Clint Simek, of Brielle, who still sounded stunned by the shark’s theatrics as he retold the story Wednesday, a day after the wild encounter.
Jamie Brokaw was an experienced navigator who was no stranger to dangerous flying situations and had the skills to stay cool in the face of danger, according to close friend Chris Connerton."He was a very good person and very smart person," Connerton told The Associated Press by telephone from Rochester, Minn.Brokaw, 33, of Monroe, Mich., was among seven Americans killed Monday when their National Air Cargo plane crashed near an Air Force base in Afghanistan. Six of the victims were from Michigan and a seventh was from Kentucky, said Shirley Kaufman, National Air Cargo vice president.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that the government´s internal system "pinged" when Tamerlan Tsarnaev left the U.S. for Russia last year, in a statement that appeared to conflict with earlier suggestions that the trip went unnoticed. The accounts of how closely the Boston bombing suspect, who was killed in a police shootout last week, was followed are sure to raise questions at a closed hearing set for this afternoon on Capitol Hill. The Senate Intelligence Committee has summoned the FBI to explain
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a