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Rick Santelli: Let’s be Outraged at the Millions, Billions, and Trillions; AIG “BonusGate” is an example of Why Gov’t should not be running businesses
March 19, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: CNBC, Eric Holder, MCNBC, MSNBC, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, Rick Santelli, Timothy Geithner | 3 comments
March 17, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: AIG, Ari Fleischer, Chris Matthews, FOXNews, George W. Bush, Hardball, MCNBC, Michelle Obama, Neal Cavuto, Northern Trust, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama | 4 comments
March 13, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: AIG, Bear Stearns, CNBC, Comedy Central, Dave Faber, Jim Cramer, Jon Stewart, Mad Money, MCNBC, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama | 2 comments
March 7, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Ann Coulter, Cornell University, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Keith Olbermann, MCNBC, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, Townhall | 3 comments
Fortunately, we have Keith Olbermann to point out that Rush Limbaugh did not accurately quote the preamble to the Constitution in his CPAC speech last weekend. I’m not sure what scam Olbermann imagined Rush was trying to put over on the American people by saying conservatives believed in the “preamble to the Constitution” and then quoting words from the Declaration of Independence — but Olbermann put an end to that cruel deception!
These small-time opportunities to show off by correcting someone else’s teeny-tiny mistakes are the lifeblood of Olbermann’s MSNBC show, “Countdown.” Olbermann is no more capable of not correcting Rep. Charlie Rangel when he said “inferred,” but meant “implied,” than an obsessive compulsive could pass a sink without washing his hands.
There is utterly no purpose to these lame “gotchas,” except that Olbermann is so desperately insecure that he is willing to waste valuable airtime in order to convince other status-conscious idiots that he is, like, scary-smart.
Olbermann relentlessly attacked low-level Bush administration employee Monica Goodling for not going to a name-dropping college, saying — approximately 1 million times — that she got her law degree “by sending 100 box tops to Religious Lunatic University.”
I would venture to say that the students at Goodling’s law school at Regent University are far more impressive than those at the Cornell agriculture school — the land-grant, non-Ivy League school Keith attended.
I wouldn’t mention it, except that Olbermann savages anyone who didn’t go to an impressive college. As it happens, he didn’t go to an impressive college, either.
If you’ve ever watched any three nights of his show, you know that Olbermann went to Cornell. But he always forgets to mention that he went to the school that offers classes in milking and bovine management.
Indeed, Keith is constantly lying about his nonexistent “Ivy League” education, boasting to Playboy magazine, for example: “My Ivy League education taught me how to cut corners, skim books and take an idea and write 15 pages on it, and also how to work all day at the Cornell radio station and never actually go to class.”
Except Keith didn’t go to the Ivy League Cornell; he went to the Old MacDonald Cornell.
The real Cornell, the School of Arts and Sciences (average SAT: 1,325; acceptance rate: 1 in 6 applicants), is the only Ivy League school at Cornell and the only one that grants a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Keith went to an affiliated state college at Cornell, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (average SAT: about that of pulling guards at the University of South Carolina; acceptance rate: 1 of every 1.01 applicants).
Olbermann’s incessant lying about having an “Ivy League education” when he went to the non-Ivy League ag school at Cornell would be like a graduate of the Yale locksmithing school boasting about being a “Yale man.”
Among the graduates of the Ivy League Cornell are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas Pynchon, Paul Wolfowitz, E.B. White, Sanford I. Weill, Floyd Abrams, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Ginsburg, Janet Reno, Henry Heimlich and Harold Bloom.
Graduates of the ag school include David LeNeveu of the Anaheim Ducks, Mitch Carefoot of the Phoenix RoadRunners, Darren Eliot, former professional hockey player, and Joe Nieuwendyk, multiple Stanley Cup winner.
One begins to understand why Harvard students threw a chicken on the ice during Cornell’s famous rout of Harvard at a 1973 hockey game.
If you actually want to pursue a career related to agriculture, there is no better school than the Cornell ag school. I have nothing but admiration for the farmers and aspiring veterinarians at the ag school. They didn’t go there just to have “Cornell” on their resumes.
In addition to the farmers, there are some smart kids who go to the ag school — as there are at all state universities. But most people who majored in “communications” at an ag school don’t act like Marshall Scholars or go around mocking graduates of Regent University Law School.
The sort of insecurity that would force you to always say “trebled” instead of “tripled” could only come from a communications major with massive status anxiety, like Keith. Without even looking it up, I am confident that Harvard, Yale and Princeton do not offer degrees in “communications.” I know there is no “communications” major at the Ivy League Cornell.
“Communications” is a major, along with “recreation science,” most commonly associated with linemen at USC. But at least the linemen can throw a football, which Keith cannot because his mother decided he was not physically robust enough to play outdoors as a child.
It may seem cruel to reveal the true college of someone who already wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried that he’s a fraud. But I believe that by pointing out that Olbermann actually is a fraud, I am liberating him.
You may not realize it now, Keith, but you will look back on this day and say, “That was the best thing that ever happened to me!”
Finally, you can stop pretending that you went to the hard-to-get-into Cornell.
Now you won’t have to quickly change the subject whenever people idly remark that they didn’t know it was possible to major in “communications” at an Ivy League school.
No longer will you have to aggressively bring up Cornell when it has nothing to do with the conversation.
Relax, Keith. Now you can let people like you for you.
November 9, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Bill Maher, Campbell Brown, Chris Matthews, CNN, Gov. Sarah Palin, MCNBC, media bias, New York Times, President George Bush, Sean Penn, Sen. Barack Obama, Washington Post | 4 comments
Despite Chris Matthews’ letting the world know that he himself has the sole responsibility of making Barack Obama a successful President, and regardless of biased Campbell Brown’s “No Bias No Bull” show on CNN, the mainstream media has already began questioning its integrity and its role in the election of Barack Hussein Obama. It’s only taken 5 days!
In today’s Washington Post, columnist Deborah Howell analyzes the Post’s coverage of the Presidential campaign since Novemebr 2007, and, not surprisingly, the Post’s coverage was far more favorable to Barack Obama than to John McCain, and revealed an obvious bias in the news stories. It was found that the articles that were printed consisted more of campaign jabs than policy comparisons of the candidates, as though the policy issues were not important in the Presidential race.
“But Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin “Tony” Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama’s acknowledged drug use as a teenager.”
“One gaping hole in coverage involved Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate. When Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated for vice president, reporters were booking the next flight to Alaska. Some readers thought The Post went over Palin with a fine-tooth comb and neglected Biden. They are right; it was a serious omission”
More news outlets will fall in line behind The Washington Post, except for, perhaps, the New York Times, and perhaps the true spectre of journalism might have a chance to be rekindled. In all fairness to our President-elect (Yes, Sean Penn and Bill Maher, even those of us who do not support Obama’s positions or ideology respect the fact that he is “our President for 1458 more days”, something you never did with our President Bush), the media must step back from the “Obama Kool Aid”, and drink from the ethics of unbiased news reporting if Obama is to be able to have a functional Presidency.
November 6, 2008 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Bill Hemmer, Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Chris Matthews, FOXNews, MCNBC, media bias, President-elect Obama | 5 comments
FOXNews’ Bill Hemmer today discussed media bias and its affect on the outcome of our Presidential election. While Chris Matthews at MSNBC has declared that it is his “job” to insure that the Obama presidency is a successful one (I thought that was Barack’s job), many are foretelling a very short “honeymoon” period between the Obama administration and the press.
Many in the mainstream media – those who ignored the vetting process and thus ignored William Ayers, Rev. Wright, Rev. Otis Moss, Obama’s membership in the Democratic Socialists of America, Obama’s trysts with Larry Sinclair and allegedly with Nick Colvin and Reggie Love, his refusal to release his college information or his birth certificate, or that there is a case pending before the Supreme Court challenging his eligibility to be the President – are already questioning his governing ability, and their lack of substantive knowledge about him. They are already seeing the potential flaws that exist in the Obama presidency.
Despite that analysis, the media is seeing themselves as the Saviors of the Democracy:
– Though snowbilly moose milker Sarah Palin would disagree.
Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Bunch:
Yes, they’re voicing outrage today inside the sacred sanctuary of the Temple of Objective Journalism, where the celebrants nervously fingered their rosaries rather than confront the Constitutional bonfire that was building outside.
But for eight years now, there’s been an out-of-control fire raging outside of that temple – a fire that was built upon the USA Patriot Act and Guantanamo and rendition and torture and signing statements and 16 words in a State of the Union Address. Ultimately, saving the last fabric of democracy is more important than worrying about what contrived commandments of journalism were stepped on while the blaze was finally extinguished.
I myself would call it truth-telling, and honest journalism, but now we have some who want to call it “media bias.” That’s fine with me, but understand this.
“Media bias” may have just saved America.
Objectivity suppressed in the name of the Greater Good.
Call that attitude fascist, and you’re a crazed wingnut. Because in the world of the progressives, the highest form of patriotism is a willingness to cast off bourgeois conventions (when to do so is convenient, of course — just call it “pragmatism”) if in the final analysis the Greater Good is the result.
Never mind that presuming the Greater Good is yours to define against the will of an informed electorate is anti-American (and so de facto unpatriotic). The solution to that is simply to redefine patriotism in a way that matches your agenda.
The ends justify the means. And if a democratic republic consistently proves itself incapable of doing the right thing, the right thing to do is to make sure that they no longer trip over their own persistent idiocy.
As defined by progressives.
Welcome to Hotel Orwell. Free cable — but no Fox News.
Thanks to commentor Chisholm for this lead!!