Oh No!!! hahahahahahahahhh....YES!!!!!
Friday, January 28, 2005
Oh No!!! hahahahahahahahhh....YES!!!!!
Couldn't have said it better myself......ahem!........T
"The previous Senate Democratic leader, Tom Daschle, is pursuing life in the private sector after, well, let's call it an involuntary retirement. His successor, Harry Reid of Nevada, now has to decide if he wants to lead his party with the same strategy"
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Love that Ann Coulter! Not bad lookin' either :)~
"It has all been so much fun," Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd gushed in The New York Times in January 1993. It was Bill Clinton's one-week inaugural celebration. "Is it too much to ask that it go on forever?" (For those who loved America, the next eight years would only seem to go on forever.)
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
" Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural address used word “God” 14 times. Ronald Reagan’s 2d inaugural address used word ''freedom'' 12 times. Clinton’s 2d inaugural used word “consensual” 16 times. "
Check the sections on A. Lincoln, and also enjoy Epaminondas and the Spartans...whoa, how's THAT for historical perspective!....................T
"Thus they embraced the preemptive act of invading Sparta and freeing 250,000 Laconian and Messenian indentured serfs or helots ("those taken"). The preemptory invasion was aimed at bringing freedom and democracy to Greeks heretofore deemed less than fully Hellenic and thought incapable of self-governance..."
Monday, January 24, 2005
Here We Go Again...at the Tsunami Front Lines....at least it's not "The Disgraced 60 Minutes II" (last line)
Every Time I think to myself, "Self, stop picking on poor CBS, they've had enough", well, it's time I stopped thinking..............................T
'60 MINS' PREPARING STORY ON DELAY
Mon Jan 24 2005 10:58:46 ET
Here we go again...
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is about to get the full 60 MINUTES treatment.
CBSNEWS Lesley Stahl and her crew crashed a tsunami-relief photo op that DeLay held jointly last week with the bipartisan duo of Reps.
Stahl hit DeLay with questions about Ronnie Earle, the Democratic Travis County district attorney who is investigating a Texas political action committee founded by DeLay.
"This is about children," DeLay told Stahl, trying as hard as he could to put a plug in her relentless line of questioning.
Stahl hammered away.
After about the third question, DeLay ended the press conference.
DeLay spokesman Jonathan Grella said of the 60 MINUTES crew: "They couldn't have picked a more inappropriate time to ask petty partisan questions when we're working on protecting the lives of orphaned children affected by the tsunami."
60 MINUTES spokesman Kevin Tedesco explained, "Lesley Stahl has every right to ask questions at a news conference."
ROLL CALL reports how Stahl made a point of clarifying to the gathered congressmen that she works for the Sunday 60 MINUTES - not the shamed Wednesday night 60 MINUTES II that aired Rather's now-infamous Bush report.
All the best Dan Rather cartoons, here at this link...OR, check out ratherbiased.com for all the rather outrageous comments..............T
Dan Rather, Memogate, Rathergate Cartoons
This Answers SOOO many Questions!...HAHAHAHAHAH!!!...........T
"The ten states with the lowest ratio of psychologists per 100,000 residents, all were red states, supporting Bush…”
Finally, a TRUE Senate Majority finds its voice, and we will have true constitutional "advice & consent", not obstructionism.........T
"It's been a long time coming, but we now have an approximate date for a confrontation in the Senate on judicial nominations. Majority Leader Bill Frist has announced that if Democrats filibuster the nominations he expects to bring to the floor next month, he'll take action..."
Friday, January 21, 2005
I can remember when Ted Koppel was regarded as fair and balanced. NOW ABC is as bad as CBS, if not worse (is thats possible!)...........T
"Jan. 19, 2005--For a possible Inauguration Day story on ABC News, we are trying to find out if there any military funerals for Iraq war casualties scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20. If you know of a funeral and whether the family might be willing to talk to ABC News, please fill out the form below:"
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
"Did it ever occur to the media that this type of notoriety is just what the terrorists want and need? Every headline they grab is a victory for them. Those who have read the ancient Chinese military theorist and army general Sun Tzu will recall the philosophy of "Kill one, scare ten thousand" as the basic theory behind the strategy of terrorism."
man, the libs are losing it.......
Liberal Voices Disappearing From Mainstream Media
Moyers Showed Courage Dealing With Controversy
POSTED: 4:25 pm CST January 3, 2005
Bill Moyers was the last liberal voice on national television. Now he's gone into retirement.
Moyers follows the departure of other broadcasting icons who held their audiences over the years because of their integrity and their professionalism. I count Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Phil Donahue among those legends.
Moyers' recent retirement has left a large void in the lives of those Americans who regularly tuned in his magazine program, "Now," on PBS.
During his 30 years in public television, Moyers displayed outsized courage in tackling controversial issues. He didn't lighten up when he made his farewell broadcast on Dec. 13, lacing his parting shots with some tough observations on the state of the broadcast industry today and journalism in general.
"The biggest story of our time is how the right-wing media has become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican National Committee ... and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line," Moyers declared. "Therefore," he added, "we don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the American people."
He ought to know, having witnessed the dumbing down of broadcast journalism, the mixing of entertainment and news and the dominance of talk shows hosted by raucous conservative commentators posing as journalists.
Moyers has received some of the highest television honors, including 30 Emmys and 10 Peabody awards. He also was targeted by his detractors as a "liberal" and a "progressive" -- badges of honor in my book.
Moyers has been on both sides of the fence, having served as White House press secretary to Lyndon B. Johnson and later as publisher of the Long Island newspaper Newsday.
In an interview with BuzzFlash.com, Moyers said it is harder for reporters to get to government sources these days except when the officials "want to leak or spin."
"And a phalanx of conservative publications and right-wing radio and television talk shows has created a cavernous echo chamber for a Republican agenda, with no real-time opportunity for rebuttal of the propaganda or refutation of the lies," he declared.
Moyers also bemoaned the fact that the public is getting "so little coverage of the stories that matter to our lives and our democracy: government secrecy, the environment, health care, the state of working America, the hollowing out of the middle class, what it means to be poor in America."
He accused the megamedia conglomerates of taking over journalism. Working journalists "feel squeezed," he said.
As for coverage of the Iraqi war, Moyers said the media were "at the mercy of the official view" that Saddam Hussein was "an imminent threat without any reliable information to back it up."
U.S. officials were often thrown "softball" questions on camera but there was no time for the skeptics, Moyers complained.
He said Secretary of State Colin Powell's "discredited speech to the U.N. was hailed at the time as if it were an oration by Pericles."
Moyers said he was astonished "at the imbalance of The Washington Post -- with something like three-to-one pro-war columns on the op-ed page" in the run-up to the war.
Some people, "other than those in the establishment should have been heard," he said.
Moyers quotes Eric Alterman, media critic for The Nation magazine, that the "red meat strategy" to intimidate the mainstream press is to accuse them of "liberal bias" while other institutions, including the military, organized religion and corporate America, "all ideological bastions of influence, escape scrutiny."
In some of his more irreverent comments, Moyers ridiculed the proliferation of tiny flags in the lapels of public officials as their "trademark of a monopoly on patriotism." He said it was proof enough of his standing as a citizen by voting, paying his taxes, performing his civic duties, speaking his mind and raising his kids "to be good Americans."
I have observed that whenever a major news outlet is stung with the label "liberal" and feels the hot breath of ultra-right critics on its neck, it circles the wagons and hires yet another conservative commentator.
Take PBS, for example.
Running scared after giving Moyers the spotlight over the years, PBS made amends by hiring two conservatives: Tucker Carlson, CNN conservative commentator, and Paul Gigot, former columnist and the editor in charge of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page.
Guess that should appease the conservative critics in the wake of Moyers' departure.
Incidentally, Moyers is not going to rest on his laurels. He plans to write a book about LBJ -- another great liberal.
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