Appearing as a guest on Wednesday´s Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, comedian Martin Short took a shot at Sarah Palin as he compared her family to the family of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo show on TLC. After making fun of host Jimmy Kimmel for supposedly not doing preparation for his show, Short jabbed Kimmel as the "Honey Boo Boo of late night." He soon brought up the Palin family and made a comparison. The exchange follows below: MARTIN SHORT: You´re the Honey Boo Boo of late night.
Comments: The list of actors I now refuse to watch is growing longer every day. What an arrogant jerk.
Are conservative celebrities the only ones who can voice opinions? And indeed, if you refuse to watch anybody who´s said something you disagree with... the list is pretty short! (No pun intended!)
And - there´s no denying that the Palins are "deliberate" celebrities. They don´t seem to be trying to lay low. As much as I admire Ms. Sarah´s political philosophy, I´m kinda growing weary of ´em myself.
Sarah, otherwised named Honey Boo Boo by Martin Short, grew up to be a very intelligent woman with regard to energy and fiscal policy. Short is merely another arrogant and self righteous New Yorker that lives in a bubble of liberalism. If you don´t talk like them, walk like them, dress like them or live like them......you are just relegated to the Honey Boo Boo category. Forget Sarah was once in charge of a city, a state and the energy policy of her state; it is all about how she talks, how she looks and if she made her family living fishing for the finned creatures that Martin Short pays $30.00 a pound to put on his dinner table.
Sorry to hear your rude opinion about some great American´s, Martin. And your ease in ridiculing the Palin´s means you´ve got a whole bunch of bad thinking going on. I have been a fan of yours for years. Entertainment jerks like you make it very difficult to compartmentalize our experience of your talent and continue to enjoy you, now knowing what´s really in the brain behind that talent. When you´re on TV for free, I may not tune you out. But as far as opening my wallet to see you, not gonna happen.
It seems like TV chef and food celebrity Paula Deen has been laying low since a controversy erupted earlier this year over her alleged use of, or tolerance for, racial slurs. Now, it seems, she´s ready to make a live appearance in western New York. Deen will appear in a show in February in support of her partnership with a company in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence that makes products under the brand name Paula Deen Foods. The live show will be Feb. 8 at Samuel´s Grande Manor in Williamsville. Deen will be in the area for the ribbon-cutting and
“I haven’t seen so much panic on this floor since 9/11,” Democratic representative Jim McDermott said on the House floor on Friday. In an effort to dissuade support for the Upton bill, he (incorrectly) accused Republicans of supporting ”socialism” by proposing that the federal government ”require” companies to offer previously canceled plans. “I thought Republicans believe in the free-enterprise system,” McDermott said on the House floor minutes before the vote. “This is socialism. This is government saying to insurance companies, you must sell an insurance policy to somebody next year that you sold to them this year. When did we shift
Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for "understanding and forgiveness" for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man´s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as originally belonging to a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that often fights
AIKEN, S.C. — President Obama has reached new lows in his desperate attempt to salvage the Affordable Care Act. With the website still ineffective and Americans losing trust and confidence in his ability to govern, he has run out of viable options. Even the normally reliable strategy of demonizing opponents will not work this time; Republicans have stepped back and let the law self-destruct as they predicted. Democrats broke the healthcare system. They own it. Obama’s last desperate option is a patronizing appeal to the same millennials who marched down the streets chanting, “Yes, we can” in 2008. The new Obamacare
Rep. Jared Polis said Friday the key problem with health care right now is that illegal immigrants aren’t included in Obamacare, and said part of the solution is to pass a bill granting them citizenship rights. The House is debating a GOP-written bill that would allow Americans to keep their health plans that have been canceled under Obamacare, but Mr. Polis, a Colorado Democrat, said the chamber should instead be looking at ways to make sure everyone in the country is covered by the Affordable Care Act — including illegal immigrants. “American citizens are essentially being forced to pay for
Secret Service agents and managers have engaged in sexual misconduct and other improprieties across a span of 17 countries in recent years, according to accounts given by whistleblowers to the Senate committee that oversees the department. Sen. Ronald H. Johnson (Wis.), ranking Republican on a Homeland Security subcommittee, said Thursday that the accounts directly contradict repeated assertions by Secret Service leaders that the elite agency does not foster or tolerate sexually improper behavior. The allegations come in the wake of a prostitution scandal last year in Cartagena, Colombia, that roiled the Secret Service and prompted numerous reviews of its male-dominated culture.
“I think that there is an issue with what people told the president, and I think that there is an instinct to tell the president what he wants to hear,” the president’s former senior adviser said. One of the panel says to Axelrod, “You didn’t do that.” “Right, and now I’m out of [Obama´s] government,” Axelrod tellingly shoots back. “No. No, I didn’t do that. But in part I didn’t do that because I have a long history with him. I started with him when he was just back from law school in 1992. So we had a long relationship
The House on Friday advanced legislation aimed at letting millions of people keep health insurance plans that are scheduled to be canceled under ObamaCare. Members approved a rule for the Keep Your Health Plan Act, H.R. 3350, in a 228-189 vote. The rule won the support of just six Democrats, as several Democrats rejected it is another Republican attempt to undermine ObamaCare. The bill from Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) — which does have four Democratic cosponsors on it — would allow insurance companies to continue offering soon-to-be canceled plans in perpetuity. Republicans said it´s needed to permanently fix the problem,
Almost three months before the botched launch of HealthCare.gov, a U.S. health official expressed frustration with a main contractor working on the website, fearing quality assurance issues could "crash the plane at take-off," according to government documents obtained by Reuters. The documents were released by Republican investigators with the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. Republican lawmakers, who have consistently sought to undermine President Barack Obama´s signature health system overhaul, are probing the law´s disastrous rollout. Two series of internal emails in July between officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including HealthCare.gov project manager Henry Chao, describe
Lawmakers are urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and the White House to put the brakes on rulemaking that would drastically expand the agency’s jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The redefinition of “waters of the United States” would include all ponds, lakes, wetlands and natural or manmade streams that have any effect on downstream navigable waters — whether on public lands or private property. “Based on EPA’s draft scientific report, ‘Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters,’ and the agency’s commitment to rely on this report during the rulemaking process, we are concerned that EPA’s final rule may in
President Obama has appointed Debo Adegbile to replace Tom Perez as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Perez was confirmed to be Secretary of Labor without a single Republican vote. Adegbile hails from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, an organization that has pushed a radical racial agenda including attacks on election integrity measures, opposition to criminal background checks for hiring, and racial hiring quotas for state and local governments. Here is a brief Adegbile filed on behalf of the “Black Student Alliance” arguing that a white applicant was properly denied admission to the University of Texas Law School because she was
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that President Barack Obama´s oft-repeated pledge that under Obamacare people would be allowed to keep their health care plans if they liked them was “absolutely a fact”--so long as the plans “met the standards” set by Obamacare, that is. CNSNews.com asked Boxer: “After President Obama signed the ACA he said that if you like your health care plan you will keep it. No one can take that away from you.” “I think everyone knows he said that,” Boxer said, speaking shortly before Obama announced that he would let insurance companies renew policies for existing
President Obama announces today that he supports a “fix” for Obamacare that would allow some Americans to keep the healthcare plans they already had for an additional year. That was already built into the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare law. It’s not an actual change to anything, it’s just an attempt to get out ahead of the bills that Republican Fred Upton and Democrat Mary Landrieu are sponsoring in the House and Senate that would legislatively “fix” Obamacare. It’s an exercise in blame-shifting, and an abdication of leadership. As news of the plan leaked, skepticism spread.(Snip for tweets)Barack Obama’s credibility
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, you’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the unraveling of Obamacare. First, the obligatory caveats. It is no laughing matter that millions of Americans’ lives have been thrown into anxious chaos as they lose their health insurance, their doctors, their money, or all three. Nor is it particularly amusing to think of the incredible waste of time and tax dollars that has gone into Obamacare’s construction. And the still-unfolding violence that this misbegotten legislation will visit on the economy and our liberties is not funny either. This very magazine has been downright
In a recent interview with BBC News, Oprah Winfrey said that President Obama is disrespected because he is an African-American. "There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African-American," Winfrey said. "There’s no question about that, and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it." Speaking with the BBC´s Will Gompertz in the UK to promote "The Butler," Winfrey also spoke to the global issue of racism. "It´s gotten better. Are there still places where people are terrorized because of the color of their
In his 2007 biography of Barack Obama, Obama: From Promise to Power, Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendell described the exchange he had with then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama just minutes before he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston: After Obama and I slipped through a security checkpoint and he momentarily broke free from the entourage, I sidled up to him and told him that he seemed to be impressing many people of influence in this rarefied atmosphere. Obama, his gaze fixed directly ahead, never broke his stride. “I´m LeBron, baby,” he replied, referring to LeBron
Oprah Winfrey, one of the most powerful women in the world, declared she would not be stripping off her lingerie to get ‘buck naked’ on screen. The billionaire TV tsarina and occasional actress was speaking to me about her role in director Lee Daniels’s movie The Butler, in which she plays Gloria, wife of a White House butler played by Forest Whitaker. Gloria becomes bored with her middle-class life while her husband’s off looking after ‘that other family in the White House’. Oprah said that after a while Gloria starts to drink, and fools around with a neighbour, played by
On Wednesday, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced a bill in the Senate that would allow Americans to keep their health insurance plans for a limit of two years. “I have repeatedly said that the Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect,” Udall said, “and it will need to be improved as it is implemented.” Udall already wants to push off the open enrollment deadline on the Obamacare health exchanges until the end of May. But Udall’s plan isn’t the only one in the offing. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has introduced the “Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act,” co-sponsored by Sens. Dianne
“Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.” — Bill Clinton, Nov. 12 So the former president asserts that the current president continues to dishonor his “you like your plan, you can keep your plan” pledge. And calls for the Affordable Care Act to be changed, despite furious White House resistance to the very idea. Coming from the dean of the Democratic Party, this one line marked the breaching of the dam. It legitimized the brewing rebellion of panicked
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so on Thursday one desperate President, Barack Obama, attempted to sell the idea that he had found a way to keep his Obamacare pledge: “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.” This exuberantly delivered and oft-repeated sales pitch for the program that has dominated his presidency “ended up not being accurate,” as Obama mincingly put it. He had no choice — not when health insurers complying with his regulations have canceled policies for millions of Americans. Not when those newly uninsured cannot buy coverage using Obama’s botched website. Not when congressional Democrats are panicking
On Thursday, President Obama conducted the “Springtime for Hitler” of press conferences. He came out at noon and proceeded to blather his way through an hour of self-justifications and evasions and apologies and complaints. And as he went on, you could almost see America reacting as the audience in “The Producers” did to the happy-talk number about Adolf romping at his retreat in Berchtesgaden — with gaped-mouth astonishment. First, he said he had not been “informed directly that the Web site would not be working.” What on earth does that mean? Was he somehow informed indirectly? In an affronted tone, the president
The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama´s policies—and, more significantly, in the man himself. Charisma is like that. Crowds come together and they project their needs onto an imagined redeemer. The redeemer leaves the crowd to its imagination: For as long as the charismatic moment lasts—a year, an era—the redeemer is above and beyond judgment. He glides through crises,
Something is seriously wrong with conservatism. Since Ronald Reagan’s last year in office, Republicans have only twice won a majority of votes cast for president—both times with a George Bush atop the ticket. And neither Bush was a conservative. For 25 years, something has prevented conservatives from winning the White House and prevented the Republicans who do win from governing as conservatives. What could it be? The Tea Party has an answer: RINOs—liberal Republicans in Name Only—have sabotaged the right, most recently in October when they collaborated with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. Once RINOs are
President Obama’s former spiritual advisor Joshua DuBois joined The O’Reilly Factor to talk about his new book, “The President´s Devotional: Daily Readings That Inspired Obama.” He told Bill O’Reilly, “The president’s a committed Christian and his faith is a really important part of his life. Every single morning for the last six years he’s woken up and read these devotionals to try grow closer to God and closer to his neighbors as well.” DuBois recalled going with the president to visit Reverend Billy Graham. “He doesn’t wear this stuff on his sleeve. That’s not the kind guy he is, but he