Monday, April 14, 2008

The Nightowl Newswrap

Time to call a time of death for journalistic integrity at the AP Rupert Murdoch has been appointed to the board.

Liberal Media, you say? Murdoch is gonna fit right in with these weasels. Today the director of the AP asked Barack Obama about shifting troops to catch "Obama bin Laden." Obama corrected him and Singleton issued a non appology "If I did that I'm sorry." Obama was gracious "No, no, no. This is part of the - part of the exercises that I've been going though over the last fifteen months," Obama added, "Which is why it's pretty impressive that I'm standing here."

Berlusconi returns to power in Italy
The only official to serve a full five year term in the post-WWII era has won elections that ended today and will serve a third term as Prime Minister.

I know racism when I see or hear it,
and a GOP representative who refers to a 46 year old man, a U.S. Senator and a presidential candidate by the term "boy" is a racist piece of human offal. That is precisely what Rep. Geoff Davis of Hebron, KY did, whipping up fear and National Security fervor at a Lincoln Day dinner in northern Kentucky, when speaking about Senator Obama said "That boy's finger does not need to be on the button."

Renters aren't safe from the subprime fallout People who heaved a sigh of relief that they had not jumped on the sub-prime bandwagon and continued to rent may have been premature in their relief. The collapse of the mortgage bubble is now reaching into the rental market and repossessing homes occupied by renters, many of whom are taken totally unawares when they open the door to see a stern individual with an eviction notice.

A standing ovation for Reverend Wright At a funeral service for retired judge R. Eugene Pincham. Wright said Pincham befriended "Jews, Muslims, rabbis, imams, fathers in the Catholic church and (Louis) Farrakhan in the Islamic faith...Fox News can't understand that. O'Reilly will never get that. Sean Hannity's stupid fantasy will keep him forever stuck on stupid when it comes to comprehending how you can love a brother who does not believe what you believe." The 2500 people in attendance leaped to their feet in thunderous applause.

Justice Dept. watchdog traded basketball for investigations
Click the link - it's not at all what I expected. I was all ready to get my outrage on. In my current frame of mind, it was a pleasant little mindfuck.

Cantwell says what we've all been thinking Time to investigate the price of gasoline and crude oil and look into whether or not the markets are being manipulated.

Show of hands please...Okay - we are pretty much lefties here, I assume even the lurkers. So tell me...does anyone actually know any real live Marxists? I know better than to expect anything resembling "seriousness" from Bill the Bloody - but sometimes he is so damned over-the-top stupid it must be commented on. His thesis is just silly - I'm not even going to address it - I don't need to my kindred spirit Betty Cracker has a withering takedown here. I am instead taking stock of the situation and asking you all a serious question...I've been around academia pretty regular for the last quarter century plus, and I'm pretty sure the last time I met up with a Marxist was maybe Sophomore year, at the latest, back when weed was still a novelty and we tried to pick out which dot on the screen was gonna turn into the Enterprise. So show of hands - does anyone out there know any actual Marxists?

Enough already Would all of the elites whining about someone else's perceived elitism shut the hell up, please and thank you? If you can not pick three things off the following list, you can't talk about anyone being "elite" or looking down your nose at rural voters, and we sure as hell don't want you lot taking up our banner - If you have never bucked a bale, saddled a horse, worked cattle, milked by hand, gutted a deer, chopped holes in the ice for the cattle to drink from, walked beans, detasseled corn, sunk a bucket, or shown a Four-H project at the county fair - you don't get to call anyone else "elitist." Thank you. (P.S. - Navy Brat here who did all of those things every summer, and who went home during school years when dad went out to sea for six months or more, and I gotta say this - Admirals were the epitome of elite when I was growing up - and McCain's daddy and granddaddy were both Admirals. Just sayin.')

Had enough with sanctioning torture and other actions that spray acid on the fabric of America? Click the link and go to the ACLU website and sign on to the demand that an Independent Prosecutor be appointed to investigate the admission by Bush on the national news last Friday that his administration had committed crimes against humanity.

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