Saturday, August 15, 2009
In what is shaping up to be one of the more effective boycott campaigns in years, advertisers are abandoning the "Glenn Beck" show on Fox News following the host's incendiary comments that President Barack Obama is a "racist" and has a "deep-seated hatred for white people."
Among the advertisers to pull spots from the popular cable talk show are Geico, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway; Procter & Gamble ; Sargento Cheese; and Progressive Insurance , according to the companies and Color of Change, one group that is organizing a campaign against the program.
Beck, who made the remarks during another Fox News program late last month, is among the network's biggest draws, pulling in an average of about 2 million viewers, which also owns MarketWatch, the publisher of this report.)
Geico didn't respond to a request for comment but sent Color of Change an email saying it had "instructed its ad-buying service to redistribute its inventory of rotational spots on [Fox] to their other network programs, exclusive of the Glenn Beck program."
Privately held Sargento told its media buyer not to put any of its ads in Beck's show, said a spokeswoman.
"We market our products to people regardless of their political affiliations," she said. "Yet we do not want to be associated with hateful speech used by either liberal or conservative television hosts."
The hypocrites on the Right are coming to Glenn Beck's defense and that's a shame because these are the same people who expressed "outrage" at Kanye West's "George Bush doesn't care about Black people" attack a few years ago after Hurricane Katrina. But here's what Glenn Beck can do to get advertisers and the Left off his back: retract his utterly insane statement and apologize for incredulously calling a half-white man a "racist".
It's back on.
Rosie O'Donnell can't seem to stop talking about her ugly departure from "The View," and the famous feud she had with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
An eyewitness tells FOX411 exclusively that the former "The View" co-host slammed her former show and called her former co-host a vulgarism that starts with a "t" and rhymes with "swat," just four days before Hasselbeck gave birth to her third child.
It all happened on August 5 during a stand-up routine as part of O'Donnell's "Girls' Night Out Tour" with singer Cyndi Lauper. First, Rosie cracked jokes about "The View," illiciting roars of laughter from the audience at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, N.Y.
"Rosie started out by asking the audience, 'What was that show I was on?'" an audience member tells FOX411. "Then, instead of saying, 'The View,' she called it 'The Screw You.' She continued by calling Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 'Elizabeth Half-a-brain.' Then she jumped to another topic."
But Rosie wasn't done. Not even close.
The audience member says she went back to her "The View" experience. "Rosie said when she first met Elisabeth, she thought she would love her, because they're both Christians," the eyewitness says. "Then she stopped and said, 'But then she turned on me.' Then Rosie called her a 't--t.' O'Donnell then moved on to a different subject, saying she really didn't want to start a new feud, or restart an old one."
A rep for Hasselbeck declined to comment.
Portrait of an ugly, forever angry, hasbeen, vindictive dyke who more than gives the so-called "progressives" on the Left a bad name.
By the way, congrats to Hasselbeck on the recent news of her 3rd kid.
This kind of stuff can happen when you prop up a misleading, pseudo-journalist from a failed liberal radio network on the sole basis that she's a lesbian:
On her MSNBC show last night, the left-wing Air America host Rachel Maddow took a swipe at the conservative Shirley & Banister Public Affairs firm, specifically President and CEO Craig Shirley. Maddow accused Shirley of being behind a grassroots Web site funded by the group Grassfire.org, based on a research provided by the “independent watchdog group Public Citizen,” and she showed still images from an incendiary “Obama=Hitler” video that’s posted on the Grassfire’s ResistNet.com Web site.
But Maddow was wrong. The Public Citizen web page she cited is several years old. Shirley & Banister hasn’t represented Grassfire.org since 2004. And Diana Banister, a partner and Vice President at Shirley & Banister, told NewsBusters that Maddow’s false report has led to hate mail and even death threats to the public relations firm. (Let’s see if the left-wing thuggery gets any attention from the MSM.)
Craig Shirley and Diana Banister are demanding a retraction and apology from Maddow.
Friday, August 14, 2009
To think for years this man conned America into thinking that he was about ethics, virtue and family. To think this man used to get on his high horse and berate Republicans on the daily while campaigning to be President of the United States. To think this man cheated on his cancer-stricken wife and lied about it on national TV. To think the liberal media had their collective head so far up John Edwards ass that took a tabloid to report the truth about his affair. You want proof of the con job that liberals are putting on Americans, just look up John Edwards.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards will admit he is the father of his former campaign aide's 18-month-old baby, a TV news station in North Carolina reports.
WRAL says sources told the station Edwards' public admission could come before the end of the ongoing criminal investigation into whether his campaign illegally paid the woman, campaign videographer Rielle Hunter, to keep quiet about their affair.
The news comes a day after the National Enquirer reported that a secret DNA test proved Edwards' paternity.
The Enquirer, which last year broke the story of Edwards' affair with Hunter, said the test was taken after Hunter tried to get financial help from Edwards for her 18-month-old daughter, Frances.
Hunter apparently agreed to testify to a federal grand jury investigating whether Edwards broke campaign finance law by paying "hush" money to Hunter and another aide who claimed paternity of the child. Hunter was spotted last week in Raleigh, N.C., entering a federal courthouse, where she spent nine hours.
Edwards adamantly denied during a confessional interview with ABC News last summer that he had fathered a child with Hunter, and he said he welcomed a paternity test. His wife, Elizabeth, has said while promoting her book that she doesn't know if her husband is the father.
And once again I thank former President Bush for defeating the scum of a ticket that was Kerry-Edwards.
If Sarah Palin is an idiot who goes around just making stuff up, then why jettison the "death panel" language?:
Reporting from Washington - A Senate panel has decided to scrap the part of its healthcare bill that in recent days has given rise to fears of government "death panels," with one lawmaker suggesting the proposal was just too confusing.Liberals thought that they would have free reign to run this country into the ground after they helped to elect Barack Obama to POTUS. But they were wrong and they're getting more and more fed up about it, so much so that Barry and his stans on the Left aren't even open to dissent anymore--the same thing they accused former President Bush of doing when the GOP ran Congress. But Americans aren't going to let them bully an agenda that's rooted in nothing but anti-Bush sentiment. Americans want solutions, not vengeance.
The Senate Finance Committee is taking the idea of advance care planning consultations with doctors off the table as it works to craft its version of healthcare legislation, a Democratic committee aide said Thursday. Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the committee, said the panel dropped the idea because it could be "misinterpreted or implemented incorrectly."
For Democrats, the decision was an apparent acknowledgment that the provision had become a lightning rod for critics of a proposed overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system. Democratic lawmakers and President Obama are trying to extend health insurance to more people, rein in health costs and make other changes. Recently, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speculated that Obama and other Democrats wanted to set up "death panels" to decide who gets medical services and who does not.
It's not what you think you know, it's what they won't tell you.
A new study of the potential impact of the climate-friendly Waxman-Markey (W/M) Bill on manufacturing, jobs, energy prices and overall economy concludes that its enactment would have strong negative consequences -- including reducing economic growth by 2.4 percent and costing 2 million jobs by 2030, according to a report in The Hill.
The study sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) analyzes W/M under low- and high-cost cases with respect to a baseline that projects the future in the absence of the bill.
W/M sets targets that would reduce green house gases (GHG) emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020; 42 percent below 2005 levels by 2030; and 83 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. The price of carbon permits (what companies must pay to emit CO2) could reach between $48 and $61 per metric ton of CO2 (MT) by 2020 and could increase to between $123/MT and $159/MT by 2030.
This bill passed the House of Representatives by a slim margin (219-212) earlier this summer. The Senate is expected to release its version of climate legislation in September.
Following is a summary of the study’s findings.
Impact on Jobs
The jobs impact of W/M is delayed by the free allocation of permits and generous carbon offsets. By 2030, as emission reduction targets tighten and other W/M provisions phase out, U.S. jobs decline by 1.8 million under the low cost case and by 2.4 million under the high cost case. The primary cause of job losses is lower industrial output due to higher energy prices, the high cost of complying with required emissions cuts, and greater competition from overseas manufacturers with lower energy costs.
Decrease in Disposable Household Income
Higher energy prices would have ripple impacts on prices throughout the economy and would impose a financial cost on households of $118 to $250 by 2020 and $730 to $1,248 by 2030.
W/M’s Impact on Energy Prices
Most energy prices would rise under W/M, particularly coal, oil and natural gas. By 2020 gasoline would increase between 8.4 percent and 11.1 percent, electricity between 5 percent and 7.9 percent. By 2030, gasoline prices increase between 20 percent and 26.1 percent, natural gas by 56.3 percent and 73.5 percent while electricity prices increase by up to 50 percent.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
What a total lack of class for the current Secretary of State to speak of a former President this way. But it's good to see that the bitch in Hillary, that which most likely caused her to lose the Democratic nomination last year, is coming out again for all to see. By the way, for the idiots on the Left who still want to harp on Bush vs. Gore, something we conservatives like to refer to as "facts" have long shown that Bush would've won Florida anyway. So there.
Sticking to her guns:
Who knows if Palin is right about this. I mean just like Obama and most of Congress, I haven't read Barry's healthcare reform package either. But with all the heat and criticism her 'death panels' claim has received, I give Palin credit for not backtracking or trying to weasel out of what she said.
Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin defended her claim that the Democratic health care proposal would create “death panels” in a statement Wednesday night slamming President .
“Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system, these ‘unproductive’ members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care,” Palin wrote in a note on her Facebook page.
“The provision that President Obama refers to is Section 1233 of HR 3200, entitled ‘Advance Care Planning Consultation.’ With all due respect, it’s misleading for the president to describe this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients,” she continued.
“Section 1233 authorizes advanced care planning consultations for senior citizens on Medicare every five years, and more often ‘if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual ... or upon admission to a , a long-term care facility... or a hospice program.’"
The White House and Democratic lawmakers have blasted Palin in recent days for suggesting that her own son, Trig, would have had to face a bureaucratic panel to get access to health care under the provision in the House health care proposal because he was born with Down syndrome.
“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil,” Palin wrote last week.
A Georgia man who spent a year in jail for nonpayment of child support -- despite the fact he has no children -- has been cleared of the debt, his attorney said Tuesday.This story still sickens me. Frank Hatley's treatment by the courts. The deception of the mother. The lack of media attention to this case. All of the above. Here's an honorable man who was doing the right thing in taking care of what he believed was his child. Later on he finds out that all along he was duped and he ends up spending a year in jail anyway?!?
Frank Hatley, 50, spent 13 months in jail for being a deadbeat dad before his release last month. A judge ordered him jailed in June 2008 for failing to support his "son" -- a child who DNA tests proved was not fathered by Hatley.
Last week, Cook County Superior Court Judge Dane Perkins signed an order stating, "defendant is no longer responsible for paying any amount of child support." The order permits the state's Office of Child Support Services to close its file on Hatley.
"We're satisfied with the result for Mr. Hatley, but still troubled by the state's monumental lapse of judgment in this case," attorney Sarah Geraghty with the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights told CNN in a written statement. Hatley did not immediately return a call from CNN Tuesday.
His story dates back to 1986, when Hatley had a relationship with Essie Lee Morrison, who gave birth to a son. According to court documents, Morrison told Hatley the child was his, but the two ended their relationship shortly after the child was born. The couple never married and never lived together, the documents said.
When the child turned 2, Morrison applied for public support for the child. Under Georgia law, the state, can recoup the cost of the assistance from a child's non-custodial parent.
For 13 years, Hatley made payments to the state until learning in 2000 that the boy might not be his. A DNA test that year confirmed the child was not fathered by Hatley, court documents said.
He returned to court and was relieved of any future child support payments, but was ordered to pay more than $16,000 he owed the state before the ruling.
Since 2000, Hatley paid that debt down to about $10,000, Geraghty said. Court documents showed he was jailed for six months in 2006 for falling behind on payments during a period of unemployment, but afterward he resumed making payments, continuing to do so even after he lost another job and became homeless in 2008. But last year he became unable to make the payments and was jailed.
The argument for keeping Hatley liable for the back payments, according to the attorney who represented him in 2000, was that he signed a consent agreement with the Office of Child Support Services.
The court agreed that Hatley had to comply with the consent agreement for the period he believed the child was his son, said attorney Latesha Bradley.
But many, including Cook County Sheriff Johnny Daughtrey, didn't think Hatley's incarceration was fair, given that the child was not his. "I knew the gentleman's plight and didn't know how to help him," Daughtrey told CNN last month. When the Southern Center for Human Rights visited the jail earlier this year, Daughtrey told them about Hatley's case.
Hatley was released from jail last month after Perkins ruled he was indigent and should not be jailed for failing to make the payments.
The mother of this child committed fraud and her ass doesn't locked up. Worse yet, because of the sexist Bradley Amendment, no judge can give Hatley back all the money he spent on a child that wasn't his.
Once again liberal terrorism claims another victim.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Hurts me to agree with Chris Matthews on just about anything, but he's on point here. Guess the guy's never heard of...yunno, Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wilkes Booth or John Hinckley Jr. It's idiots like these that make it too easy to criticize the Right.
Props: Hot Air
Good for Geico. Like I said before, FOX News needs to get rid of Glenn Beck. His inflammatory, hateful and dishonest rhetoric is not worth it. Kanye West was an idiot for accusing former President Bush of not "caring about Black people," but he's an entertainer who should never be taken seriously when it comes to politics. Glenn Beck is a longtime radio and TV political pundit who had the audacity to call the President (and a man who happens be half-white, btw) a "racist" with nothing to back him up. Glenn Beck is an a-hole and FOX would do well to distance themselves from him as soon as possible.
A number of U.S. advertisers say they have decided not to run ads on Fox News Channel's "The Glenn Beck Program" after complaints by viewers.
The complaints followed a recent incident in which Beck said President Barack Obama is a "racist" who has a "deep-seated hatred for white people," The Huffington Post reported Tuesday.
ColorOfChange.org, an organization that advocates for black Americans, urged members to contact advertisers and urge them to pull ads from Beck's highly rated TV show.
The Huffington Post report said NexisLexis-owned Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble and Progressive Insurance have agreed not to advertise on the show.
A girl from Malden asked President Obama a question at Tuesday's town hall meeting in New Hampshire about the signs outside "saying mean things" about his health care proposal.
Eleven-year-old Julia Hall asked: "How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can -- that help more of us?''
The question opened the door for the president to respond to what he called an "underlying fear'' among the public "that people somehow won't get the care they need.''
The girl later told the Globe that picking the president's brain was "incredible."
"It was like a once in a lifetime experience," she said.
Julia's mother was an early Obama supporter in Massachusetts during the presidential election, so she had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden.
"This was my first time meeting Barack Obama, and he's a very nice man," Julia said. "I'm glad I voted for him."
Way to stay classy there Barry. Using an 11yo girl, who just happens to be the daughter of one of your biggest campaign donors, as a plant to push across your socialist healthcare reform package just shows no shame. Americans across the country have genuine concern and questions about Obamacare and Barry and his minions on the Left have made it clear that they don't want to hear any of it. Any wonder why support for healthcare reform continues to hit news lows? It's because people can smell shit on a stick no matter who's trying to sell it.
Sarah Palin skipped out as Alaska's governor due to marital problems she and hubby Todd have had "from day one," Levi Johnston said Monday.
"No!" the hockey hunk replied when asked if he thought there was cheating, adding, "I'm not going to get into that."
But asked if he believed the marital problems were serious enough to prompt Palin to step down, Johnston answered just as firmly, "Yeah, I do."
And why did Palin jump from the statehouse to the lecture circuit?
"She's taking the money," Johnston said. "That's what she's talked about, that's what I'm gathering, and I think that's what she's doing."
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Kenneth Gladney is a Black conservative, which means that to a member of the insane Left he doesn't count as a person, much less his story must be "made up", worse yet he "must be" a GOP plant. After all, white liberals couldn't possibly be "racist!!!"--ask Geraldine Ferraro. Yet, white liberals have made it clear for awhile now that don't like blacks who refuse to shut-up, toe the line and vote Democrat. All the while they concentrate of gay "rights", the hoax that is global warming and other issues that have little, if anything to do with helping the problems that plague the black community.
I'm no fan of hate crime laws, but what happened to Kenneth Gladney, a man who was simply demonstrating his right to protest, is another clear sign of what can happen to blacks who dare to thing different in an Obama world. 5 people were arrested at the town hall meeting after the public beating of Gladney. At least one of the white, liberal attackers called Gladney the n-word before beating him. Meanwhile Obama stans will say nothing while disputing Gladney's story--no doubt too they will do background checks on his life to find out if he has any unpaid parking tickets, anything to make him look less credible. It's what they do. Just ask Joe the Plumber, another man who dares to think different in an Obama world.
Then too, Obama has made it clear that he does not wish to hear from critics as he seeks to bully his quasi-socialist agenda through Congress. Yet, thank goodness believers of free speech in this country, continue to make their voices heard. Too bad for Kenneth Gladney he wasn't allowed to do the same--all for being a black man who refuses to bow down to King Obama.
Monday, August 10, 2009
The question may have been lost in translation, but a visibly angry Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bluntly told a town hall meeting in Congo on Monday: "I will you tell you my opinion, I'm not going to channel my husband."
The tense moment happened as Clinton spoke to students at a Congolese university in Kinshasa. A male student rose to ask a question about Chinese financial contracts in his country. The student asked Clinton what President Obama would think of the deal, but pool reporters in the room said the translator made a mistake and asked what Bill Clinton would think.
Clinton looked surprised when she first heard the translation in her headset, and then sharply replied, "You want me to tell you what my husband thinks? My husband is not the Secretary of State, I am. You ask my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I'm not going to channel my husband."
Damn. Granted we have enough problems with Barry in charge, but the thought of an angry Hillary Clinton as President is even scarier. Hillary Clinton has enough experience in foreign relations to know that sometimes words can get lost or tripped up in translation. Clearly, the question, as Hillary heard it, was made in error, not some conspired notion to make a sexist query right to her face. But the "bitch" in Hillary just couldn't see past that logic and thus reacted in a way that was totally unprofessional and uncalled for. Hillary Clinton owes these college students an apology.
Change we're not believing in:
A new national poll indicates that the Democratic party's becoming less popular with voters. But the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Monday, suggests that the Republican party has not been able to capitalize on the Democrats' downturn.
Fifty-two percent of people questioned say they have a favorable opinion of the Democratic party, down six points from February. Forty-one percent say they have a positive view of the Republican party, up just two points from February. "Most Americans still have a favorable view of the Democrats; half have an unfavorable view of the GOP," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
According to the survey, 44 percent say the country would be better off if the Democrats control Congress, with 34 percent saying it's better if the Republicans controlled Congress."By a ten-point margin, Americans say that the country would be better off if the Democrats controlled Congress. That's down from a 15-point advantage in April, but it is very important to note that the change has not helped the Republicans at all," says Holland.
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Ernest Sonnier served 23 years of a life sentence for rape. On Friday he was released after DNA testing and his lawyers from the Innocence Project established his innocence:
It was a scene replayed with alarming frequency in Texas: a 46-year-old man walked out of prison here Friday afternoon after spending 23 years behind bars for a sex crime that the evidence suggests he did not commit.No thanks to this country's inept criminal justice system, Ernest Sonnier has lost 23 years of his life.
The man, Ernest Sonnier, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison largely on the strength of the victim’s testimony, even though the forensic evidence gathered from her body and clothes showed that someone with a blood type different from the defendant’s had raped her, lawyers from the Innocence Project in New York said.
“It’s just sloppy science, at best,” said Alba Morales, who represents Mr. Sonnier.
Over the last 18 months, genetic testing of evidence found on the victim’s clothing and at the scene of the attack had yielded no trace of Mr. Sonnier, the Harris County district attorney’s office said. Instead, it has implicated two other men. Both are felons and known associates. One is awaiting trial for a different rape.In light of the new evidence, Judge Michael McSpadden of Harris County District Court on Friday ordered Mr. Sonnier to be released pending further investigation, a first step toward exoneration, which under Texas law can be granted only by the state’s highest criminal court.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Is it a requirement at MSNBC that program hosts interrupt conservative guests whenever possible thereby preventing anyone other than liberals to make a point?Schiff is the only prominent guy out there who correctly predicted the recession and this is how he gets treated?!? More proof positive that you better not dare question ObamaCare, even in America.
Such certainly appeared to be the case Thursday evening when Lawrence O'Donnell filled in on "The Ed Show" and treated his guest, Peter Schiff, more poorly and unprofessionally than just about anything I've ever witnessed.
It was so bad that by the end of the segment, when O'Donnell said, "We're out of time. I gave you as much time as you wanted to tell me one thing," Schiff marvelously replied, "But you kept interrupting me."
Of course, since Schiff has just formed an exploratory committee to examine a possible run for Senate in 2010 against Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), the folks at MSNBC probably think O'Donnell did a good job (video embedded below the fold with full transcript, h/t Ed Morrissey):