The harshest judges of those in news media are often others in the news media, and, with the benefit of Twitter, that intrajournalistic watchdog role can be performed simultaneously with the journalism being criticized. Case in point was the White House news conference on Wednesday afternoon, when President Obama made a forceful announcement in response to the massacre of children last week in Newtown, Conn. He said he was directing Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to lead an effort “to come up with a set of concrete proposals”
Comments: The nerve of those reporters wanting answers on other subjects! We´ve become the Soviet Union.
Forceful announcement? Like Obama did in the second debate n the topic of Benghazi (How dare you question how inept I am) or his post-election "bring it on" comment about someone named Susan Rice. The Times reverential treatment of this false messiah is sickening. Obama is a joke, but this joke is on us.
Chances of my taxes going through the roof come Jan 1, 100. Chances of me getting gun down by a maniacal lunatic with a scary looking gun, less than 1/308,000,000. So which one is the most relevant to the ordinary citizen? Obambi is dropping on his knees and thanking the Almighty for dropping this golden distraction in his lazy lap. He can photo-op the Hades out of the massacre while getting a total pass on the real devastation about to hit us.
Progressives cannot stand to have their views challenged in any manner. Mostly because their views have no rational basis and cannot be defended. The easiest way around that problem is to shut down questions and debate. This classic totalitarian governance.
Reporters could stick to the script if there were any news conferences on held on a regular basis. Since Obama is so unavailable to unscripted questions from the media, reporters are bound to take advantage of any news conference to ask the questions they want.
Has there ever been a more useless foolhardy Veep than Joe Biden. Seriously, this guy has accomplished n-o-t-h-i-n-g in his life. He`s been a political hack his entire adult life. Nobody in DC can point to a single accomplishment. He is like John Boehner, a climber. Got there by being around forever. Dan Quayle has more knowledge in one fold of his brain than Biden has in his fat head.
Some on the Left call Obama a God. Obama can`t be God because God would have the character to realize he made a mistake when he created Joe Biden and would have cast him aside instantly when his name was considered for such an important position.
We are living through embarrassing time to say the least.
Barry the Babbler knows that he is going to lose the gun control battle, therefore he is quick to pin it on Old Joe and avoid yet another failure. Joe will make a fool of himself (again) but as the saying goes, he doesn´t have all that far to go.
Has Zippy set up a blue ribbon panel to look into mental health care yet? Of course not and he won´t. It´s the 2nd ammendment he´s after and if the way to get rid of it is to exploit (or perhaps commission, see Fast & Furios) the murder of innocents to do it, he fine with that.
Anyone looking at the "Duck Dynasty" uproar may wonder why A&E didn´t warn Phil Robertson about the dangers of talking too much to reporters. But it now looks like they did. (Snip)In essence, the network was asking Phil - a man of legendary individuality, who once passed up an opportunity to sign with the NFL because it might interfere with his hunting - to be somewhat less Phil-like. But that is the kind of wobbly bargain that reality TV producers have been forced to make. If they bought the show, they were getting a volatile personality in the mix. A&E could of
Mixed with the dollar bills and loose change dropped in the Salvation Army´s red kettles this Christmastime are less obvious tokens of generosity: gold coins, $50,000 from a "Secret Santa," lottery tickets and Viagra. Every holiday season, sure as Santa mounts his sleigh at the mall, the Salvation Army bell ringers are out in force, stationed along the harried pathways of holiday shoppers across the country. Less certain is how many diamond rings or South African Krugerrands will be found in those kettles, but such things happen every year. Already, outside a Wal-Mart store in Colorado Springs, Colo., one kettle got
By the time President Obama gave his news conference on Friday, there was really only one course to take on surveillance policy from an ethical, moral, constitutional and even political point of view. And that was to embrace the recommendations of his handpicked panel on government spying — and bills pending in Congress — to end the obvious excesses. He could have started by suspending the constitutionally questionable (and evidently pointless) collection of data on every phone call and email that Americans make.He did not do any of that. Sure, Mr. Obama thanked his panel for making 46 recommendations to restore
The holiday season brings with it the usual assortment of college bowl games, from the classic Rose, Orange and Sugar, all the way to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, the Beef ´O´ Brady´s Bowl and, my favorite, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Each contest involves the migration across the country of hordes of players, coaches, alumni boosters, band members, mascots—and, of course, cheerleaders. Remarkably, recent science suggests that if this final group weren´t included, it would probably alter the quality of play. All because males can be kind of pathetic. When women are present or when men are prompted to think about
WASHINGTON — More than two years after sensitive information about the Osama bin Laden raid was disclosed to Hollywood filmmakers, Pentagon and CIA investigations haven’t publicly held anyone accountable despite internal findings that the leakers were former CIA Director Leon Panetta and the Defense Department’s top intelligence official. Instead, the Pentagon Inspector General’s Office is working to root out who might have disclosed the findings on Panetta and Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers to a nonprofit watchdog group and to McClatchy. While the information wasn’t classified, the inspector general’s office has pursued the new inquiry aggressively, grilling its own investigators,
The decision this month by a federal court striking down the criminalization of polygamy in Utah was met with a mix of rejoicing and rage. What was an emancipating decision for thousands of plural families was denounced as the final descent into a moral abyss by others. Former senator Rick Santorum was among the social conservatives trying to claim the moral high ground. He tweeted on Sunday: “Some times I hate it when what I predict comes true” — referring to his 2003 claim that legalizing “consensual sex within your home” would lead to the legalization of polygamy and “undermine
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed an Indian mascot bill on Thursday that will make it harder for politically correct meddlers to force public schools around the state to change their mascots, logos and team names. Before he signed the bill, Walker informed state tribal leaders in a letter. “I share many of your concerns about some of the mascots and nicknames used in Wisconsin and across America,” the governor wrote, according to The Capital Times. “If it were up to me personally, I would seek viable alternatives that were not offensive to Native Americans.” In the same letter, Walker also pointed out that
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday morning as a “precaution” after feeling ill, a spokesman said, adding that doctors concluded "everything is normal" after testing. “Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better,” spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement. "Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today." The Senate is set to finish its business for the year on Friday.
Restaurant chain Cracker Barrel posted Friday night on its Facebook page that it would no longer carry some Duck Dynasty merchandise after Phil Robertson, of the "Duck Commander" company and family, was suspended from the show. The statement reads: Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture. We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores. We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation.
Phil Robertson disrespected gay employees at A&E ... and THAT´S why he was sacked from "Duck Dynasty" ... sources connected with the network tell TMZ. We´re told A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc felt she could not in good conscience ask gay employees to kill themselves for a show when he disrespected them by calling them sinners. Our sources say ... gay employees involved in the production -- and there are a number of them -- were outraged by Phil´s comments to GQ and wanted Dubuc to give him the ax. We´re told Dubuc felt this way ... If Phil had made
Former “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken offered his thoughts on the scandal surrounding “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments on Thursday night, saying that such comments and attitudes are “built out of fear.” (Snip) “I think it certainly shows that we’ve got a long way to go when it comes to people being accepting and understanding,” Aiken, who came out as gay in 2008, said. “Homophobia, racism …. all of it’s built out of fear. All of it’s out of fear. And if you grow up in an area like Louisiana and you’re not exposed to diversity, then you
Over the last several weeks the Obama White House has been executing a media blitz meant to sell Obamacare to the nation—again. As the final maneuver in that plan, the President is releasing several reports on how Obamacare will affect the states. His message: repealing Obamacare will just be too expensive. "These state reports mark the culmination of a multi-week effort by the White House and supporters of reform to bring a renewed refocus on each of these benefits and what the cost of repealing them would mean," a White House official told reporters at The Hill. Obamacare supporters crafted these reports to
The wrecking ball swung again toward the crumbling Obamacare edifice yesterday. Ironically, it continues to be the Obama administration that is operating the heavy machinery. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced, in the form of a letter to Democratic senators, that Obamacare’s individual mandate tax will be waived in 2014 for persons who had their policies canceled in 2013 due to Obamacare. At this point, after months of on-the-fly pronouncements, delays, and exemptions (often announced, not coincidentally, in the days just before a major national holiday), perhaps nothing should surprise us anymore about Obamacare’s disastrous rollout. But yesterday’s announcement
Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano has announced he is gay. Boitano´s personal news comes two days after the figure skater was named to the official United States 2014 Sochi Olympics delegation by President Obama. "While I am proud to play a public role in representing the American Olympic Delegation as a former Olympic athlete, I have always reserved my private life for my family and friends and will continue to do so," Boitano, 50, said in an official statement. (Snip) Boitano joins tennis player Billie Jean King and Olympic ice hockey bronze medalist Caitlin Cahow as the third openly gay athlete