Sunday, August 01, 2010

Coming This Fall

Harry Stein
By early 1974, I was at a magazine in New York called New Times, brought there by my closest friend from the Richmond paper, Frank Rich. ... we hit upon the idea of resurrecting Bill Scott, now Senator Scott, as the subject of a cover story. We would call it “The Ten Dumbest Congressmen” and crown Scott “The King of Dumb.” Since I obviously couldn’t do essentially the same piece again, the assignment went to the magazine’s newly minted Washington correspondent, Nina Totenberg, and I gave her all my notes. She did a masterly job, not only hunting down new material on the hapless Scott but also including among her nine other victims a few Democrats, for “balance.”

We could scarcely believe what came next. Scanning the masthead of this obscure little magazine and finding his old nemeses from the Mercury, the infuriated Scott called a press conference, thundering that this was all the doing of some left-wing kids from Richmond with an agenda—thereby turning it into a national story and confirming the thesis of the piece.

Scott never lived it down—even his obituaries mentioned the controversy. But what was never noted—there or anywhere else—was that he was right. [Harry Stein- "How the Press Got Political"]

OMFG!  She didn't use a teleprompter?
Sarah Palin Uses Hand Notes To Defend
Bush Tax Cuts On 'Fox News Sunday'

Today's Democrat Party is pretty much a Hollywood production.  Players have a script; they read their lines. Box office hits are reprised ad  nauseam.   Like all movies, especially clunkers, producers need critics to create a buzz. No problemo; these critics are part of the cast.  Sarah Palin is "BILL SCOTT IS BACK - XXXVII."

Professional speakers, college professors, corporate pitch men, and school-boys calling for a prom date use notes.  So what's this big deal with Sarah using them? Especially since she's aware that the game is to catch her in a slip-up.
Palin cites 10.5% unemployment
Actually  10.4

Sarah Palin; Governor of Alaska. No experience.   Barack Obama (if that is his name);  lacking, not just experience,  but a life history?  The One We Have Been Waiting For!    Palin uses notes?  Hello.  Teleprompters? Even during elementary school appearances?   One of us is way, way stupid.  Guess.

I'm sure her minions share her con

We're so happy for you

Pelosi Feels 'Very Confident' About November Elections
Roll Call
August 1, 2010, 10:49 A.M.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed concerns that Democrats could lose control of the House in this fall’s elections, and the California Democrat argued that her party will do much better than has been predicted.

Guy walks into a bar

Tim W

Dowdy-Doo Doo

Maureen Dowd and the Left: All Race, All the Time
It seems that only conservatives covet living in a post-racial society.

During the recent hullaballoo over the New Black Panthers we discovered that the real racists were not the men who shouted incendiary racial threats, but instead those at Fox News who dared to make known the Justice Department’s corruption.

Boned Jello

Another instance (that bored me to tears from the beginning) is the Breitbart/Sherrod yawn.  Here too Mr. Chapin throws cold water on the howling left.

A perusal of Mrs. Sherrod’s entire speech reveals that she is what we originally suspected: a dedicated race baiter.

She equated Republican disagreement with President Obama over the issue of socialist health care with racism.

Specifically she proclaimed:

You know, I haven’t seen such a mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of the racism we thought was buried. Didn’t it surface? Now, we endured eight years of the Bushes and we didn’t do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black president.

Regarding Dowd:

Amidst 18 months of racial paranoia, aggression, and calumny better left unsaid, New York Times pundit and wannabe member of The View Maureen Dowd weighed in/added to the strife. She wrote a column seeking to nudge the Obama administration into being even more racialist than it already is.

Its title, “You’ll Never Believe What This White House Is Missing,” beggars belief. 

These people are now officially boring.

I know nuth-innnng

 I think she is shamelessly stupid.
MSNBC's Ed Schultz about Sarah Palin, July 14, 2010

Boned Jello

A lot of Americans are circumspect about
his involvement in the Tillman death.

MSNBC's Ed Schultz about Gen. Stanley McChrystal. June 22, 2010