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Michelle Malkin has put together a great list of ways to ignore Joel Stein and support the troops. Read it HERE.
I like what Ed Morrissey had to say about it:
“I will remind Stein and the Left that these men and women elect, as free citizens, to join the armed services of their own free will to protect all of us, regardless of partisan standing or philosophical bent. They follow the orders of their duly elected Commander-in-Chief, as authorized by Congress and organized by the officers commissioned under the Constitution. If one has a problem with the direction given to these men and women, take it up at the ballot box. We have an open and free society that allows for the peaceful transfer of power over the military by popular vote. If you find that your viewpoint does not get shared by a voting majority, don’t blame the soldier for the lack of appeal that your partisans had in the election.
Supporting the troops really just means that you appreciate that they stand ready to carry out the policies of the United States in defense of our freedom and liberty, as expressed in the policies of our elected government. That has no bearing on any particular mission or enterprise, but instead comes from the sacrifice offered by our fellow citizens in uniform to give their lives so that we may remain free — free to select our own leaders, free to write blogs, free to disagree with each other … and in Stein’s case, free to make an ass of himself by writing one of the most ill-conceived pieces of tripe published in a major media outlet.”
You may not have heard about the recent comments by Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans. He said that hurricanes Katrina and Rita were a sign that God is mad at America. He also promised that New Orleans would be a “chocolate” city again. Read all about it Here.
You may not have heard about it because it wasn’t widely reported. Why does Ray Nagin get a free pass when he says something stupid (and borderline racist), but Pat Robertson is lambasted when he does the same thing? Can you imagine what would happen if there was a terrible tragedy in Salt Lake City and during rebuilding the mayor happened to say, “This will once again be a vanilla city”???
The Democrats have once again demonstrated that they are
Why can’t they just act like adults?
A friend sent this to me today. Enjoy…..
One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he asked about his bill and the barber replies: “I’m sorry, I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week” The florist is pleased and leaves the shop. Next morning when the barber goes to open there is a thank you card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies: “I’m sorry, I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The cop is happy and leaves the shop. Next morning when the barber goes to open up there is a thank you card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
Later a Republican comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies: “I’m sorry, I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The Republican is very happy and leaves the shop. The next morning when the barber goes to open, there is a thank you card and a dozen different books such as “How to Improve Your Business” and “Becoming More Successful.”
Then a Democrat comes in for a haircut, and when he goes to pay his bill the barber again replies: “I’m sorry, I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The Democrat is very happy and leaves the shop. The next morning when the barber goes to open up, there are a dozen Democrats lined up waiting for a free haircut.
The Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are a sad bunch. They were completely outclassed and outsmarted by Judge Alito. Pat Buchanan points out some interesting facts about the recent confirmation hearings in a column today.
Read it HERE.
David Letterman used to be funny. I watched his show almost every night when I was in college, and it was always hilarious. But that has all changed in recent years. Oh, he still has his moments, but what George Bailey once said about Mr. Potter can now be said about David Letterman — he is a “warped, frustrated old man.”
Laura Ingraham has this to say about it:
“CBS’s Late Show host David Letterman is supposed to be funny. He makes more than $20 million a year because he is funny. His Top Ten List is a brand unto itself. He was endearing when he did bits like his old Stupid Pet Tricks. I laughed when he ribbed Oprah and Uma.
But on Tuesday night’s show, he acquitted himself as just another unhinged member of the liberal entertainment mafia when he interviewed Fox New Channel’s Bill O’Reilly.
Even before O’Reilly walked on stage, Letterman acted like a spoiled brat when he used a pencil to stir O’Reilly’s mug of water. (So the audience and Letterman were snickering as O’Reilly was oblivious when he went to drink.)
The most revealing exchange occurred toward the end of the segment.
Letterman: I’m not smart enough to debate you point to point on this, but I have the feeling, I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap. [audience laughter] But I don’t know that for a fact.
O’Reilly: Listen, I respect your opinion. You should respect mine.
Letterman: Yeah, but I think there’s something, this fair and balanced [Fox branding]. I’m not sure that it’s–I don’t think that you represent an objective viewpoint.
O’Reilly: Well, you’re going to have to give me an example if you’re going to make those claims.
Letterman: Well I don’t watch your show so that would be impossible.
O’Reilly: Then why would you come to that conclusion if you don’t watch the program?
Letterman: Because of things that I’ve read, things that I know.
Novel concept for a comedian/talk show host: invite a guest on your show, then insult him based on second-hand accounts of his work.
O’Reilly: You weren’t aware of the big giant controversy over Christmas?
Letterman: Well, I ignore stuff like that, it doesn’t really affect me. I go ahead and do what I wanna do. Let it go. It will take care of itself.
I’ll bet Letterman liked all those stories about President Bush living in a bubble, detached from the real world. But what about the blue-state-mentality bubble that Letterman lives in?
Other Letterman knee-slappers:
On Cindy Sheehan: “I am very concerned about people like yourself who don’t have nothing (sic) but endless sympathy for people like Cindy Sheehan. Have you lost family members in armed conflict? [O’Reilly answers no.] Then you can hardly speak for her.”
On the war in Iraq: “Why the hell are we there to begin with?”
Letterman deserves credit for having traveled both to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops. But does he stop to wonder how his pro-Sheehan, anti-Bush lines would go over there?
When Al Gore or Howard Dean or Al Franken sit down with Dave it’s light and funny and cozy and friendly. With O’Reilly, Letterman was dismissive, condescending, and just plain nasty. He was more Carville than Carson. Actually, even James Carville is funnier than Dave these days. And nicer, too.
Why does this matter? Be cause for better or worse, many younger Americans get the bulk of their cultural and even political news from hosts like Letterman and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, who want us to believe that their humor is non-partisan. After all, they are quick to point out, let’s not forget all the Monica jokes they told when Bill Clinton was president.
But Letterman’s sit-down with O’Reilly, much like Stewart’s petulant attack against Tucker Carlson on CNN (calling Carlson a male-private part), was notable for what it revealed. Underneath it all, Letterman is just another liberal frustrated at the very existence of guys like O’Reilly, and of men like President Bush. You look at his facial expressions when he’s talking to O’Reilly and hear his tone and you know he’s thinking — how can Americans be so ignorant? How could they elect the buffoon in the White House and how could they watch this buffoon sitting across from me?
It is painfully obvious that many of the entertainment giants are making the same mistake the “mainstream” media giants made decades ago when they began staking out biased and “edgy” political positions that offended and alienated millions of potential viewers. Eventually, this drove people to seek out alternative media outlets — such as the Fox News Channel. If the Letterman and his ilk don’t drop the persistent disdain for red state America, we can expect to see the same thing happen to their industry.
Then we’ll see who has the last laugh.”