Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Manuel Roig-Franzia is a reporter for the Washington Post who once got punched by his 70 year old editor, Henry Allen, for writing “the second worst story [Allen had] seen in Style in 43 years.” That’s right, Roig-Franzia wrote a horrible piece in the Style section. His 70 year old editor did not like it. Roig-Franzia reportedly called his 70 year old editor and Marine a “c**ksucker”, and the Marine punched him.RELATED: Exclusive interview with Senator Marco Rubio on WaPo’s story about his family history
Manuel Roig-Franzia has a well documented history of being an apologist for the Cuban communist regime and a hater of the Catholic church. He is also now writing a book on Marco Rubio.
We can get a sense of the book by his stunning hit job on Marco Rubio in the Washington Post.. Roig-Franzia claims Rubio has embellished his “compelling version of his family’s history that had special resonance in South Florida.” Again, keep in mind that Roig-Franzia is an apologist for the Cuban communist regime.
Roig-Franzia writes, “a review of documents — including naturalization papers and other official records — reveals that the Florida Republican’s account embellishes the facts. The documents show that Rubio’s parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than 21 / 2 years before Castro’s forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Year’s Day 1959.”
Now, there are two problems for Roig-Franzia. First, the communist apologist failed to actually quote Marco Rubio embellishing his story. The Miami Herald really destroys the piece.
The Washington Post just released this interesting story headlined “Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show.” The paper flagged a clear inaccuracy in his official Senate biography that states the Senator’s parents “came to America following Fidel Castro’s takeover.”
That’s false. Rubio’s parents came to the US before then, in 1956. They remained in the US after Castro took over in 1959. They returned to Cuba for brief stints early on, before the country devolved into Soviet-style totalitarianism.
But the top of the story suggests Rubio himself has given this “dramatatic account:” that “he was the son of exiles, he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after ‘a thug,’ Fidel Castro, took power.”
However, the story doesn’t cite one speech where Rubio actually said that.
To back up the lead, the Washington Post excerpts from a 2006 address in the Florida House where Rubio said “in January of 1959 a thug named Fidel Castro took power in Cuba and countless Cubans were forced to flee… Today your children and grandchildren are the secretary of commerce of the United States and multiple members of Congress…and soon, even speaker of the Florida House.”
The catch: If you listen to the speech, Rubio isn’t just talking about those who specifically fled Cuba after Castro took power. He doesn’t say that his parents fled Cuba. Instead, he was talking about “a community of exiles.” That is: He was talking about all the Cubans who live in Mia
What’s more, Manuel Roig-Franzia does not say how he came to know these facts about Marco Rubio. But Gabriel Malor knows.
Rubio has been hounded since he rose to prominence by birthers intent on sabotaging any further rise he might have in politics. Malor notes, “Birthers intent on somehow proving that he’s not a “natural-born citizen” dug up his parents’ adjustment and naturalization paperwork. That’s where WaPo got the dates for his parents’ arrival to the United States.”
That’s right boys and girls. Manuel Roig-Franzia, who was once punched by a 70 year old for atrocious writing in a freaking style section, uses a Birther originated attack to discredit Marco Rubio and can’t even offer up a quote from Rubio.
And you know what? Even if he could offer up a quote, does it matter? How many of you know the full and accurate story of your parents and grandparents?
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Five Hosts Wonder How A Nobel Peace Prize-Winning President Ended Up Killing So Many With Drones
Today on The Five, Eric Bolling (taking a page from one of Drudge’s more inspired headlines) asked Greg Gutfeld if he was surprised that a Nobel Peace Prize-winning president had killed so many people with Predator drones. A debate over President Obama and President Bush’s dictator-toppling tactics and the reactions to them followed.RELATED: Hillary on Qaddafi: “We came, we saw, he died”
While it wasn’t the United States or one of our missiles that took out the Libyan dictator, Fox News had discovered that a drone was sent into the nation some time before his capture. Bolling had a problem with how the media was responding to Obama’s foreign policy.
“Does no one else find the hypocrisy here?…You have Gitmo and [terrorists] go through the military trial and, if found guilty, then you process accordingly. But that’s not ok. That’s just too harsh, it’s terrible because of the water boarding and whatnot. But here it’s swift justice. It’s ‘drone, baby, drone.’ It’s 09 mm in the streets of Tripoli but somehow that seems to be ok.”
On the other hand, though, Gutfeld (who, by the way, was really on his game with the funny here) claimed we had to give Obama credit for his record with taking these people out, saying it was “a flip flop but a good flip flop” from his campaign image.
This afternoon on CNN, Wolf Blitzer presented video, via Al Jazeera, of a deceased Muammar Gaddafi and asked his panelists to weigh in with their thoughts.RELATED: President Obama On Gaddafi’s Death: “This Is A Momentous Day In The History Of Libya”
One of the panelists offered a translation of the video, which relayed that Gaddafi’s death was to be expected given that he ignored his people’s cries for freedom and democracy. She wondered how things might have turned out had there been regime reform in Libya, rather than an entire regime overhaul. The panel then wondered how such changes would impact countries beyond Libya, extending as far as, say, North Korea or China.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
What a stupid, stupid man:
Last week, Vice President Joe Biden warned that more people would likely be raped and murdered if President Obama's jobs bill is not passed. "In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city," Biden said at an event in Flint, Michigan. "In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes--just to pick two categories--climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don't rectify it."
Today, Biden reiterated his warning at an event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.“The other thing I’ve heard from my friends who oppose this – this whole jobs bill and this – that this is just temporary," Biden said. "Well let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape, it’s not temporary to that woman. It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and a gun is being pointed to his head. If a cop shows up and he’s not killed, that’s not temporary to that store owner. Give me a break, temporary! I wish these guys that thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion what it’s like to be on the other side of a gun or a 200 pound man standing over you telling you to submit. Folks, it matters. It matters!”
At the Hamptons International Film Festival over the weekend, Susan Sarandon was interviewed by actor Bob Balaban (trust us, you know him), hitting on topics ranging from Occupy Wall Street to the NYPD. But in an off-handed comment about giving a copy of the book, Dead Man Walking to the Pope, Sarandon quickly clarified that she meant the late John Paul II, not, “this Nazi we have now.” Newsday‘s Rafer Guzman reports that Balaban “gently tut-tutted,” but Sarandon repeated her remark.RELATED: Susan Sarandon smarts off about the Pope
On Fox News Tuesday, the Anti Defamation League’s Ken Jacobsen called the comments “unacceptable” and “inappropriate,” reasoning that it’s not just Catholics who should take offense to Sarandon’s remarks. “Our organization is not a Catholic organization, but we’re offended by this,” Jacobsen said. “It’s offensive to those who died in the Holocaust and it’s also offensive for those who care about having civil discussion in our current society.”
Pope Benedict XVI grew up in Germany and was forced as a child, along with every other 14 year-old, to enroll in the Hitler Youth. But he never joined the Nazi party and never attended any meetings. In fact, he abandoned the organization at the first chance. Catholic League President Bill Donohue released a statement on Tuesday denouncing Sarandon’s comments:
“Susan Sarandon’s ignorance is willful: those who have hatred in their veins are not interested in the truth.”
Donohue later, in an interview with E!’s Marianne Garvey and Sharareh Drury, ratcheted the language up a notch. “She’s a despicable person to make these kinds of despicable remarks,” he said. Donohue added the Catholic League won’t even ask Sarandon for an apology because, “she is ignorant and full of hatred to the Catholic Church.” He’s not alone in his sentiment. In a non-scientific poll on TMZ.com, 75% of the 100,000-plus people responding believed Sarandon to be ignorant.
Monday, October 17, 2011
It's just amazing to see Democrat Presidents like Obama, Bill Clinton and other politicians like Harry Reid interact with a dirty, immoral, no-talent, Madonna-wannabee like Lady Gaga. But then it's another example of how Godless liberals have taken over the Democrat party. Have they no shame? None whatsoever.
But the liberal media (esp. MSNBC) that decried the Tea Party protests supposed lack of diversity won't speak much on this:
Jason Woody immediately recognized a shared struggle with many of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators: The 2007 college graduate has been out of work for two years, and it's been longer since he's seen a doctor. He also noticed something else -- the lack of brown faces on the front lines of the Occupy movement.RELATED: Progressive of Pallor on pointless parade
"When I started out here ... I realized there was not a lot of diversity out here," said Woody, who is black and graduated from Morehouse College and has camped in a downtown Atlanta park with other protesters for more than a week. "It's changed in the course of the past week. I'd like to see that grow."
The outcry against the nation's financial institutions that has swept the country in recent weeks has crossed many boundaries, including class, gender and age. But a stubborn hurdle in many cities has been a lack of racial inclusion, something noted by organizers and participants alike.
"We, the 99 percent, have to be reaching out to the cross section of the communities that we live in," said Tim Franzen, one of the organizers of the Occupy Atlanta movement. "If you come down to the park and spend a day I think you might have a hard time saying this is an all-white movement. We are reaching out, but we've got some bridges to build."
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