Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cars & (Not So Many) Girls

The Gray Lady waxes nostalgic, asking readers to submit photos of their General Motors iron. As we're unable to steal any of the pics in their slide show (& as a thrill for the VW-driving audience members) how 'bout some pictures from another gov't./business collaboration?

One Step Beyond Parody

Stealing again from David Weigel (we're going to have to list him as a co-editor) as he follows up on the story we stole yesterday.
“In college you have this culture of drinking all the time, and he kicked it cold,” said Kevin DeAnna, a friend of Epstein and the founder of Youth for Western Civilization, a student group founded in 2008 of which Tancredo is the honorary chairman. “It’s unfortunate that he’s getting hit from this now, years after he stopped doing this kind of thing.”
No, Epstein's getting hit "from" this now because he's about to be sentenced, following his bogus plea bargain. And one might ask, "Youth for Western Civilization?" One would be entirely correct to ask. Believe it or shove it.
Jim Pinkerton, pundit, had this to say on the "Sotomayor's a racist" talking point that Epstein's friends are promulgating. 
“The ‘R’ word is a tough word,” said Pinkerton. “My immediate reaction to Sotomayor’s ‘wise Latina’ comment was ‘tell that to the people whose faces are on Mount Rushmore. They were pretty wise and they weren’t Latina females.’ That being the case, we all are blessed with the vocabularies to choose different words. In our culture, ‘racist’ is really up there in the Richter scale of words.”
++ secret racism? ++ secret reverse racism? Dead white men are more sculpturally represented across America, therefore ... um, therefore ...? Government by monument? (The redundancy "Latina female" is hard-wired into the ignorant & proud thereof mind. Why even bother?) And stop applying "racist" to them, especially if it's true. It's an earthquake of free speech suppression under Mt. Rushmore!!
Curt Levey, the executive director of the Committee of Justice*, has been optimistic about the right’s fight against Sotomayor, but he admitted to TWI that he “underestimated the degree to which a few conservatives would say a few extreme things, and that would be characterized as what all conservatives think.”
Even insincere denials (See: Tiller, George) aren't convincing every one now. Not that many conservatives have denied the pathetic charges of racism against Judge Sotomayor from other conservatives.
Last paragraph of the item (Oh, almost over.):
For Epstein’s friends, this aspect of the Supreme Court debate has simply been surprising and sad. “I hope he can live it down,” said Taylor of American Renaissance. “I would have thought Dick Morris would never live down his $150 an hour hooker. I would never have thought Bill Clinton would live down what happened between him and Monica Lewinsky. In the end, those people were welcomed back into the fold. It’s just that liberals tend to be very unforgiving about things of this kind.”
Let's really think about this, & strive for the "moral clarity" that is so popular w/ the right. So. Consensual sex (or toe-fetishism) between consenting (or at least remunerated) adults, compared to "things of this kind" that liberals are so unforgiving about. And let's be clear on what "things of this kind" means. (Odd that he didn't give the slightest description, as compared to his other two examples.) It means being drunk @ 1915 & slapping a woman while calling her "nigger." Violence & hate, compared to sexual activity. Morally equivalent, aren't they? Had Clinton sponsored, say, a bill removing adulterous sex as a reason for divorce, or Morris lobbied for the legalization of prostitution, there might be some equivalence here. Someone neck deep in anti-Latin American immigration commits physical violence against a woman of different minority group, while getting down w/ the racial slurs, might indicate an actual connection between policy, racism, & extremist, eliminationist violence. How's that for "moral clarity?"
It must drive these people absolutely nuts that some citizens of these United States are not of 100% European descent, & that said inferiors can't just be deported w/ the other swarthy types.
*Not related or affiliated w/ the Justice League of America.

Lies, Damned Lies, & Straight Ahead Bull Shit

Here's a sentence you don't see every day. And another one:
The nation is still moving away from Republicans demographically, too. It can't be emphasized enough that Michael Dukakis would have won the 2008 election. His exit polls of 40% among whites, 89% among African-Americans, and 70% among Latinos is enough to reach 50%+1 now, even in the event that African-American turnout was only 12% of the vote instead of 13%. That is an 8% shift toward Democrats in just twenty years, leading to a crude rate of 0.5% a year, or 2% every four years. Demographic trends are so bad for Republicans that Dukakis would be able to win a landslide in 2012. That's pretty bad.
Polling is bull shit, but we're dealing w/ demographics here, not fickle responses dependent on whether or not the President left the White House this wknd. given by a nation wanting to get off the 'phone w/ this moron & get back to tee vee &/or dinner. (This doesn't mean George Soros can turn off the money spigot,  by the way.) 
There is dissension in the comments, but we stand firmly behind our statement that you (we, really) don't see sentences like that every day.

You Can't Get This Stuff On "Real" Television

From a documentary inspired by What The Fuck's Wrong W/ Kansas? or whatever that book was.

On The Other Hand, Warts

Three Years Ago Last Month

2 June: Charlie Watts, Stacy Keach Both Born In 1941

By The Associated Press 2 hrs 47 mins ago Today is Tuesday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2009. There are 212 days left in the year. Assoc. Press Alt. Univ. A/V. UPI Almanac. Today's Highlight in History: On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI. [Up the Queen! — Ed.]On this date: In 1851, Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol. In 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate armies of eastern Virginia and North Carolina in the Civil War. In 1865, the Civil War came to an end when Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signed the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators. In 1886, President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony. In 1897, Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that "the report of my death was an exaggeration." In 1924, Congress passed a measure that was then signed by President Calvin Coolidge granting American citizenship to all U.S.-born American Indians. [Say, that's mighty white of Silent Cal & the Congreƒs, wouldn't ya say, fellas? — Ed.] In 1941, Lou Gehrig, baseball's "Iron Horse," died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37. In 1946, Italy held a referendum which resulted in the Italian monarchy being abolished in favor of a republic. In 1966, the U.S. space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface. Forty years ago, in 1969, an American destroyer, the U.S. S. Frank E. Evans, was struck and cut in two by the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne during naval exercises in the South China Sea; 74 crew members from the Evans were killed. In 1975, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller said his commission had found no widespread pattern of illegal activities at the CIA. [The C. I. A. never lies. — Ed.] In 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country. In 1986, for the first time, the public could watch the proceedings of the U.S. Senate on television as a six-week experiment of televised sessions began. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. [The Beginning of the End. — Ed.] Ten years ago: South Africans went to the polls in their second post-apartheid election, giving the African National Congress a decisive victory; retiring president Nelson Mandela was succeeded by Thabo Mbeki. Five years ago: Three foreign aid workers and two Afghans were shot and killed in an ambush in northwestern Afghanistan in an attack claimed by resurgent Taliban militants. Software engineer Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated TV game show "Jeopardy!" One year ago: Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy underwent 3 1/2 hours of risky and delicate surgery to cut out as much of his cancerous brain tumor as possible. Polygamist sect children began to be reunited with their parents two months after Texas removed the children from the sect's ranch. The space shuttle Discovery linked up with the international space station, and the 10 space travelers immediately got ready to install the Japanese lab Kibo. Today's Birthdays of the Unliving: Martha Washington, the first U.S. first lady, in 1731; French writer Marquis de Sade in 1740; English novelist Thomas Hardy in 1840; English composer Edward Elgar ("Pomp and Circumstance") in 1857; Olympic gold-medal swimmer and "Tarzan" movie star Johnny Weissmuller in 1904; actor-composer Max Showalter in 1917; & astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad of Apollo 12 in 1930. Today's Birthdays: Actor Milo O'Shea is 84. Actress-singer Sally Kellerman is 72. Actor Ron Ely is 71. Actor Stacy Keach is 68. Rock musician Charlie Watts is 68. Singer William Guest (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 68. Actor Charles Haid is 66. Composer Marvin Hamlisch is 65. Movie director Lasse Hallstrom is 63. Actor Jerry Mathers is 61. Actress Joanna Gleason is 59. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 55. Comedian Dana Carvey is 54. Actor Gary Grimes is 54. Rock singer Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) is 49. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 41. Rapper B-Real (Cypress Hill) is 39. Actress Paula Cale is 39. Actor-comedian Wayne Brady is 37. Actor Wentworth Miller is 37. Rock musician Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane) is 33. Actor Zachary Quinto is 32. Actor Dominic Cooper is 31. Actress Nikki Cox is 31. Actor Justin Long is 31. Actor Deon Richmond is 31. R&B singer Irish Grinstead (702) is 29. Rock musician Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) is 29.  Today in Entertainment History On June 2, 1962, Island Records released its first single, "Twist Baby" by Owen Gray. Island became home to such acts as Jethro Tull and Traffic. Later, reggae artists like Bob Marley and the Wailers were featured on the label. In 1973, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dumped a bucket of water over promoter Bill Graham following an argument at a show in San Francisco. In 1978, Bruce Springsteen's album "Darkness on the Edge of Town" was released. In 1989, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married model Mandy Smith. He was 48, she was 19. They divorced in 1991. In 1993, Ronald Ray Howard's murder trial began in Austin, Texas. Prosecutors said Howard killed a state trooper after listening to 2Pac's "2Pacalypse Now" album. Howard was convicted and sentenced to death. In 1996, game show host Ray Combs hanged himself in the mental ward of a hospital in Glendale, Calif. Combs hosted "The New Family Feud." He was 40. In 2001, Tom Petty married longtime girlfriend Dana York in Las Vegas. In 2008, Bo Diddley, 79, a founding father of rock 'n' roll, died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla. in Archer, Fla. Actor-director Mel Ferrer died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 90. Thought for Today: "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn't." — Mark Twain (1835-1910).

Monday, June 1, 2009

Status Back, Baby

STATUS: A Cadillac, this one a 1958 Eldorado, topped GM’s “Ladder of Success,” a shrewd marketing strategy that welded a link between who we are and what we drive. — L. A. TimesWhat America  drives today. — Just Another Blog (From L. A.)™

What's Good For GM Is Good For America? We Say Fuck 'Em Both!

Dan Neil, probably the best writer at the owned-by-a-bankrupt-Chicago-corporate-entity "local" fish-wrapper (Not damning w/ faint praise here. The official editorial position at Just Another Blog™ is that you fat* pig-dog 'Murkins oughta get out of your cars & walk to work, while your cars should all be recycled; so when we tell you that we regularly read Mr. Neil's auto reviews, you should get an idea.) has a good one on GM & (yup) America. It was enough to get Dan on (more faint praise here) "Hardball" this afternoon.
Note to Dan Neil: SHAVE THAT STUPID UGLY FUCKING THING HANGING OFF YOUR CHIN THERE, BILLY GOAT GRUFF! WHAT IS WRONG W/ PEOPLE TODAY?! And stay the fuck off my lawn! (It's covered in dogshit.) *Since you asked: 240 lbs., & gaining, assuming the last scale we tripped over was accurate. But that's a meaningless statistic; you don't know how many of us there are!

Right Wing Extremism?

A right-wing sort of fellow assaults a woman on a street, while calling her a "nigger," then (sort of) pleads guilty.
Tancredo staffer pleads guilty to hate crime
As so often happens, the reaction of his right-wing employers is "let's put this behind us," blah blah blah.
Tancredo’s Team America PAC backs staffer who committed hate crime
Buchanan attributed the release of court documents to “some low-life” who was acting out of spite. “Marcus is going off to law school [at the University of Virginia] at the end of the month,” she said, pointing out he had planned to leave before this case became public. “Who cares? This is something that happened two years ago that Marcus has paid a price for.”
Yes, you could call it a youthful indiscretion, like shoplifting a six-pack on a dare, or a speeding ticket or something. Except it's hitting a woman while calling her "nigger."

1 June: Mid-South Joins U. S.

By The Associated Press 13 mins ago Today is Monday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2009. There are 213 days left in the year. AP. A/V. UPI Almanac. Today's Highlight in History: On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake, Cap't. James Lawrence, said, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with a British frigate, the HMS Shannon, during the War of 1812. On this date: In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned as Queen Consort of England. In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state of the union. In 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state. In 1801, Mormon leader Brigham Young was born in Whitingham, Vt.
In 1812, U.S. President James Madison warned Congress that war with Britain was imminent. The War of 1812 started 17 days later. In 1868, James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, died near Lancaster, Pa., at age 77. In 1880, the first public pay telephone began operation in New Haven, Conn. One hundred years ago, in 1909, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opened in Seattle. (The fair closed the following October.) In 1925, Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games began when he entered a game as a pinch hitter for the New York Yankees. In 1943, a civilian flight from Portugal to England was shot down by the Germans during World War II, killing all 17 people aboard, including actor Leslie Howard. In 1958, Charles de Gaulle became premier of France, marking the beginning of the end of the Fourth Republic. Thirty years ago, in 1979, the short-lived state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia came into existence. In 1980, CNN made its debut. Twenty years ago, in 1989, former Sunday school teacher John E. List, sought for almost 18 years in the slayings of his mother, wife and three children in Westfield, N.J., was arrested in Richmond, Va. (List was later sentenced to life in prison; he died March 21, 2008.) Ten years ago: An American Airlines MD-82 landed off-center during a severe thunderstorm in Little Rock, Ark., and barreled off the end of the runway, breaking apart and catching fire; 11 people, including the captain, died. President Bill Clinton ordered a government investigation into whether — and how — the entertainment business was marketing violence to children. (In a report released in September 2000, federal regulators said the movie, video game and music industries aggressively marketed to underage youths violent products that carried adult ratings.) Five years ago: A federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, saying the measure infringed on women's right to choose. (The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law in April 2007.) Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, a powerful Sunni Muslim tribal leader and critic of the U.S.-led occupation, was named president of Iraq's incoming government. Historian-biographer William Manchester died in Middletown, Conn., at age 82. One year ago: Hillary Rodham Clinton won a lopsided, but largely symbolic, victory in Puerto Rico's presidential primary. Fire ripped through a lot at Universal Studios. At least eight people suffocated at an overcrowded stadium in Monrovia during a soccer match between host Liberia and Gambia. NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took its first practice scoop of Martian soil. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died in Paris at age 71. Today's Birthdays: Actor Richard Erdman is 84. Actor Andy Griffith is 83. Actor Edward Woodward is 79. Singer Pat Boone is 75. Actor-writer-director Peter Masterson is 75. Actor Morgan Freeman is 72. Actor Rene Auberjonois is 69. Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 64. Actor Brian Cox is 63. Rock musician Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) is 62. Actor Jonathan Pryce is 62. Actor Powers Boothe is 61. Actress Gemma Craven is 59. Blues-rock musician Tom Principato is 57. Country singer Ronnie Dunn (Brooks and Dunn) is 56. Actress Lisa Hartman Black is 53. Singer-musician Alan Wilder is 50. Rock musician Simon Gallup (The Cure) is 49. Country musician Richard Comeaux (River Road) is 48. Actor-comedian Mark Curry is 48. Actor-singer Jason Donovan is 41. Actress Teri Polo is 40. Basketball player-turned-coach Tony Bennett is 40. Model-actress Heidi Klum is 36. Singer Alanis Morissette is 35. Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss is 30.  Today in Entertainment History Associated Press - June 1, 2009 3:13 AM ET In 1926, actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles.In 1964, the Rolling Stones arrived in New York to begin their first North American tour. The opening date was at a high school stadium in a Boston suburb. In 1967, The Beatles' album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released in Britain. Two days later, it was released in North America. In 1971, Elvis Presley's birthplace -- a two-room home in Tupelo, Miss. -- was opened to the public. In 1973, the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" opened. In 1975, the Rolling Stones began their first tour with guitarist Ron Wood. In 1990, Mariah Carey made her national TV debut on the "Arsenio Hall Show" performing "Vision of Love." In 1991, singer David Ruffin died in Philadelphia of a cocaine overdose. Police said that he had visited a crack house hours before his death. Ruffin is probably best remembered for singing lead vocals on Temptations classics like "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg." In 1992, Marilyn Monroe's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was rededicated in honor of what would have been her 66th birthday. In 1993, Dan Rather and Connie Chung began as co-anchors on "The CBS Evening News." In 1998, singer Scott Weiland (WY'-land) of Stone Temple Pilots was arrested for heroin possession as he walked out of a housing project in Manhattan. In 2005, singer Jack White of the White Stripes married model Karen Elson in Brazil. Thought for Today: "Patience! Patience! Patience is the invention of dullards and sluggards. In a well-regulated world there should be no need of such a thing as patience." — Grace King, American author (1852-1932).

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Reductio Ad Absurdum

Sadly, No! points to a site based on the Sabbath gasbags. This goes far beyond "we read it so you don't have to." It takes 45 mins. of "real" time to watch an inside the Beltway gabfest, not the five to ten mins. max. to wade through an Internet screed. 
We especially appreciate the attention devoted to Chris Matthews' half-hour vanity hour, "The Chris Matthews Show." Urk. We can only imagine that for MSNBC to keep their highest rated "personality" they had to agree to let him pretend to be serious for 30 mins. a wk., & to force this down the craw of every station that runs it. Sweet blood of Jesus, Tweety, move back to PA, run against Specter, & spare the rest of the nation your tingling leg.
Added to Bogroll. See: The Bobblespeak Translations

On The Same Stupid Subject, Whch Is Irksome & Tedious After 30 Secs.

Obama should take wife to Liquor Barn, watch pay-per-view, fall asleep in drunken stupor "just like the rest of us," furious GOP says

Just Overheard On The Telebision:

"Lucy, will you stop that racket so I can think?"Followed by a cookin' for tee vee version of "Cuban Pete," w/ Lucy doing the hoochie-coo. What a country.  Bonus later episode: Now the fabulous Frank Nelson is spritzing Lucy w/ a seltzer bottle, & otherwise abusing her, w/ that shit-eating grin of his. What a world.

31 May: Big Day in S. African History; No Clear Victor Off Jutland

By The Associated Press 14 mins ago Today is Sunday, May 31, the 151st day of 2009. There are 214 days left in the year. Other stuff from the AP. A/V. UPI Almanac. Today's Highlight in History: On May 31, 1889, more than 2,000 people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown, Pa.On this date: In 1790, U.S. President George Washington signed into law the first U.S. copyright law. Two hundred years ago, in 1809, composer Franz Joseph Haydn died in Vienna at age 77. In 1819, poet Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, N.Y.In 1902, Britain and South Africa signed a peace treaty ending the Boer War. In 1910, the Union of South Africa was founded. In 1916, during World War I, British and German fleets fought the naval Battle of Jutland off Denmark; there was no clear-cut victor, although the British suffered heavier losses. Sixty years ago, in 1949, former State Department official Alger Hiss went on trial in New York, charged with perjury. (The jury ended up deadlocked, but Hiss was convicted in a second trial.) In 1961, South Africa became an independent republic. In 1962, Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel for his role in the Holocaust.
In 1970, tens of thousands of people died in an earthquake in Peru. In 1977, the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, three years in the making, was completed. Twenty years ago, in 1989, House Speaker Jim Wright, dogged by questions about his ethics, announced he would resign. (Tom Foley later succeeded him.) Fifteen years ago, in 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union. Ten years ago: During a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, President Bill Clinton asked Americans to reconsider their ambivalence about Kosovo, calling it "a very small province in a small country. But it is a big test of what we believe in." In Turkey, the treason trial of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan opened. (Ocalan was later convicted and sentenced to death, but the death sentence was commuted to life in prison in 2002.) In 2003, bombing suspect Eric Rudolph was arrested outside a grocery store in Murphy, N.C. (He later pleaded guilty to four bombings - including those at a Birmingham. Ala., abortion clinic and at the Atlanta Olympics - and was sentenced to four life terms.) Five years ago: In Memorial Day tributes, President George W. Bush declared that "America is safer" because of its fighting forces while Sen. John Kerry visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A bomb ripped through a Shiite Muslim mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, during evening prayers, killing at least 19 people. Alberta Martin, one of the last widows of a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, died in Enterprise, Ala., at age 97. In 2005, former FBI official W. Mark Felt stepped forward as "Deep Throat," the secret Washington Post source that helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate scandal. One year ago: Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven blasted into orbit, carrying a giant Japanese lab addition to the international space station. Month-End Bonus: Currently Dead White Males Born on This Date-- Surgeon William Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic, in 1819 (same year as Wally Whitman); radio humorist Fred Allen in 1894;
clergyman-author Norman Vincent Peale in 1898; actor Don Ameche in 1908; U.S. Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., in 1912; Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1923; & country singer Johnny Paycheck in 1938.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stewart is 80. Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 79. Singer Peter Yarrow is 71. Former Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite is 70. Singer-musician Augie Meyers is 69. Actress Sharon Gless is 66. Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath is 66. Actor Tom Berenger is 59. Actor Gregory Harrison is 59. Actress Roma Maffia is 51. Comedian Chris Elliott is 49. Actor Kyle Secor is 49. Actress Lea Thompson is 48. Singer Corey Hart is 47. Actor Hugh Dillon is 46. Rapper DMC is 45. Actress Brooke Shields is 44.  Today in Entertainment History -- On May 31, 1958, Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater" hit the top of the pop charts and stayed there for six weeks.
[All the staff here found "Purple People Eater" quite amusing when it first came out, 51 loooong years ago. — Ed.] In 1961, Chuck Berry opened Berry Park, an outdoor amusement park in Wentzville, Mo. In 1976, The Who got into the Guinness Book of World Records as the loudest rock band ever, when their concert in England measured 120 decibels. That record has since been broken. In 1977, Emerson, Lake and Palmer began a tour of the U.S. accompanied by a 70-piece orchestra. In 1978, The Trammps' "Disco Inferno" album went gold. Twenty years ago, in 1989, the first International Rock Awards Ceremony was held in New York City. The Traveling Wilburys' "Volume One" was named album of the year, Guns N' Roses won artist of the year, and newcomer of the year went to Living Colour. [Has it ever been held again? Never heard of it, not that we're exactly up on awards ceremonies. — Ed.] In 1990, "Seinfeld" made its debut as "The Seinfeld Chronicles" on NBC. In 1995, Ted Nugent placed his handprint and signature in cement in the Hollywood Rock Walk. In 1996, singer Elsbeary Hobbs, who sang bass with The Drifters, died of throat and lung cancer in New York. He was 59. In 1998, singer Geri Halliwell, better known as Ginger Spice, quit the Spice Girls. In 2000, singer Johnnie Taylor died of an apparent heart attack at a hospital in Dallas. He was 62. He's probably best known for songs like "Who's Making Love" and "Disco Lady." That same day, Latin bandleader Tito Puente died in New York from complications from open heart surgery. He was 77. In 2006, Katie Couric appeared for the last time on NBC's "Today" show after 15 years on the program. She left to anchor the CBS Evening News."
Thought for Today: "One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering." — Jane Austen, British novelist (1775-1817). [Well then, imagine how the editor here feels about your benighted shithole of a planet & the time lost thereon. — Ed.]

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Annals Of WTF?: "The Diva And His Wife"

Better to have a President holed up at his imaginary rancho, clearing brush during the hottest month of the yr., or sitting in the White House by himself watching football & "choking on a pretzel," than to have a President & First Lady who do what normal people w/ a few bucks to spare might do. You know, stimulate the economy. Not on the other side of the River Styx, however. 
Evita & Michelle Spend Your Money For Broadway Junket
Can all this "arrogant diva" crap come from anything more than racism? Why is this arrogance a good thing when represented by a "cowboy swagger," but bad when represented by dinner & a show in the Big Apple? Rank, filthy hypocrisy is why. Whenever someone who re-cycled a can once, or suggested that pumping tons of shit into the atmosphere may not be the wisest thing ever takes a plane somewhere, they shriek "Carbon footprint!" & "Hypocrisy!" but the trappings of power (usually the necessities of security, as in Nancy Pelosi's plane) are only bad & undeserved when a Democrat has them. A woman or an African-American getting a "free ride" only worsens the arrogance.  Class warfare? Not these patriots. Don't they think rich people are just great? To Bruce, envy & resentment are class warfare only when socialists bring them up. He brings it up, it's a perfectly rational question. 
How many of you have been able to jet back-and-forth to NYC lately?
Our guess? A hell of a lot more people in Bruce's audience can jet around than have been elected President lately. Maybe if the moochers & parasites would work a little harder, they could enjoy themselves instead of bitching on the Internet.
And the usual Americans are suckers outro:
I wonder when the American people will wake up and realize that they elected a Diva and his Wife to the White House. While Barack spends our future in billions and billions of dollars [sic], he enjoys a Broadway show tonight.  Good one, Mr. President. That hurt.
What the hell does that even mean? Why bother to mock something that inane? Huh? Because it's that inane. Yeah, OK. Good thing we're not an arrogant diva, we might think we had something better to do w/ our unlimited (until death) supply of time than abuse sad sack patriots.

The Disturbed Woman Who Cried "Wolf!" Until She Became Hoarse (Or A Horse's Ass)

Is America going to take this laying [sic] down? This is a coup. Smooth, slick and Obamafied, but America is most certainly under attack from within. We need an insurrection. We must fight this, but the pussified Republicans are stuck in some impotent inertia. We need Washington! Jefferson! Paine! Calling all Americans!
Holy crap, you'd think the trains to the camps had been rolling by on the evening news for a wk. now, & nobody had said word one. It's a coup! Were the members of Congress dragged out, kicking & screaming, & drowned in the Tidal Basin?
Not quite. The White House said
First, we will expand the restriction on oral communications to cover all persons, not just federally registered lobbyists. For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as well as anyone else exerting influence on the process. We concluded this was necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program.
Oversight of slick lobbyists attempting to influence stimulus funds is not a good thing in this world (although paranoid excitement about the inherent badness of stimulus is a good thing). First they stopped the lobbyists from having undue influence, & we said nothing. The next move should have been obvious.
[I]t is not at all difficult to look down the path and see the day coming when it will Sharia provisions restricting speech about Islam will be in place in the United States of America, and it will be illegal to speak about the Islamic supremacist agenda. Most, of course, will dismiss such concerns the way they always dismiss them: with a wave of the hand and an invocation of the First Amendment -- as if the First Amendment were some kind of inviolate shield that cannot itself ever in any way be impeached or impugned. Would that it were so. But the Obama Administration is already showing how little it cares for free speech and open dissent. And with an Obama-compliant Supreme Court judging cases that challenge their actions and interpreting the First Amendment for us, what's to stop the Administration from playing ball with the OIC and building wonderful new bridges with the Islamic world in this way?
It's absolutely a straight line on a slippery slope from keeping lobbyists, registered & other-wise, out of the hen house, to shutting down free speech & open dissent. Surely the many convictions & jail terms suffered by brave advocates of Truth, Justice & the American Waygenocide against Arab & Muslim people like Ms. Geller & Robert "Jihad Watch" Spencer are an indication of where it will all end.

Cybersmut? Where?

We keep hearing there's vile smut on the intertubing, but all we ever see is The NYT & stupid people w/ huge, undeserved egos typing about what idiots they are. Is there another internet somewhere that no one's told us about?Before any of you out there go looking for this stuff, perhaps you should stop a moment & look at the suggestions here that you may be condemning your immortal soul to an eternity in the theological place of eternal damnation. Here's one of ten:
Locals will dig #7, w/ late local yokel George "It is this reporter's opinion" Putnam, in a pre-internet, anti-capitalist smut tirade.

Who's Next?

This Ron Hamman who typed "Will the Antichrist be a homosexual?"for the Mat-Su Frontiersman (Wasilla, AK, baby!!) as much as admits that things aren't going his way, in his opening sentence:
In answering this question, it is important to assert the question does not originate with me, lest someone out there think that I am bringing some new doctrine out to bolster the political climate. But as the study of Bible prophecy includes verbiage as to the behavior of the one called “that Wicked” by Paul in II Thessalonians, it is not only a legitimate question to ask, but also one to answer.
Way to weasel, non-bolsterer: "I didn't start it!" Of course, when you're typing from the Bizarro-World thesaurus exclusive to your biblically-addled brain, words don't mean so much to begin w/, do they?
This is obviously a chance to pick on the pansies, rather than a serious (where "serious" = # of angels/head of pin) discussion of the end times & for whom to look (Perez Hilton?) when Anti-Christ spotting. And Pastor Ron's typing stylings, while off, don't come near some of the greats of the field. So the only thing we'll note is that the last-ditch defense against non-opposite marriage is reduced to a reduction of the traditionalist doctrine:
From a lost perspective, the reason sex sells, pornography is profitable, and prostitution is “the world’s oldest profession” is mankind’s desire of women. From Christianity’s position, it is part of the glue for the bond of marriage and the propagation of a godly heritage. But homosexuality does not regard this — in their unbridled lusts they burn for their own gender.
(Is every last one of these fucks a seriously disturbed sex addict? We've had plenty of illicit fun in our time [fornication, adultery, non-reproductive sex, yada yada, since you asked] but we're not suffering from priapism 24/7, & we don't confuse our male voyeuristic gaze w/ wild uncontrollable lust that only the fear of eternal hell-fire damnation keeps in check.)
Maybe Gawd's already given up. Per the Pastor, 
And one more thing: Sodomy is the only sin for which God came down from heaven to destroy. Though God dealt with many other sins in various ways, there is no other for which he came down from heaven to verify and destroy. 
Other than that little flood thing, of course. (That was just because they wern't kissing His Ass enough, wasn't it?) Still, if Pastor Ron's Big Fucking Killer in the Sky hasn't dumped the San Francisco Peninsula into the Pacific by now, we're not sure what outrage will get His Murderous Ass off the Cosmic Couch to whack that gay gnat buzzing around the rec room.
Back, however, to our point. (We try not to mock each & every idiocy, but we're sinners who just can't say no to our burning, unbridled lusts.) When Pastor Ron's generation is gone, leaving fewer & fewer homo-fearers/haters to slow the GLBT infiltration of  "straight" society w/ their awful agenda, what Other will there be to unite his spiritual spawn in hatred? 
Judging from the heft of the average Biblical American, we doubt a campaign against those committing the sin of gluttony will get too far. 

Real-World Economics

Where Graphic Art Meets Dismal Science Need we say more? (We assume "Econcomics" was already taken.) Apparently first brought to the world's attention here.

Mad Science Fiction

Per F. Scott Fitzgerald, no second acts in American life. W/ Newt "Brainiac" Gingrich, it's hard to tell if this is the second act, or just the latest scene in an interminable act. Either way, we think he should slow down a bit, perhaps not try to cover our world so thickly w/ his essence. Between attacking Judge Sotomayor on the basis of her identity, & making grand pronouncements as to the President being a wimp who can't/won't defend the country the "right" way, we're a bit surprised that he has the manly essence left to devote himself to more fear-mongering/defense industry lobbying. But he does, as writ up good (We're being cutesy in a sadly transparent effort to cover up this whole thing being an exercise in sloth.) by Michael Crowley in TNR. Newton Leroy (at an AIPAC conference)
laid out a vision in which three small nuclear weapons detonated at the right altitude would eliminate all electricity production in the United States. Which is why, he concluded, "I favor taking out Iranian and North Korean missiles on their sites."
Oooooh-kay. (We really have to question the Republicans dragging out LBJ's "Daisy" advert last wk., after a statement like that from Newt-ron. Does he think his desire that the "smoking gun/mushroom cloud" be caused by the forces of goodness & apple pie is going to get him any new voters come 2012?) 
Government By Novelist
The godfather of the modern EMP alarmism movement is Republican congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland. "This is just too horrific to be true," Bartlett explains, "so many people want to dismiss it." Bartlett, an 82-year-old retired engineer and Maryland Republican, has worried about an EMP attack since he encountered the concept over a decade ago in--yup--a potboiler novel. "I called my friend Tom Clancy," Bartlett says, to ask about Clancy's reference to the threat in one of his books. 
Retired engineer? We're surprised he's not promoting libertarian space colonies. Still serving in Congreƒs though. The recent novel (not by Tom Clancy, but by Gingrich's occasional co-author, William Forstchen) causing all the fuss has somehow leaped to the NYT best-seller list; knowing that one seldom goes broke under-estimating the taste of the American public, we're not sure what best-seller-dom means now, but the book can't be any less effective than the website linked above at "fear-mongering." Maybe it comes w/ a lead-foil hat to keep your brain from being fried like your iPod, when Obama & his socialist, pagan, nature-worshiping pals (or handlers) set off an EMP to send us back to the Stone Age, because they hate white people & their dishwashers & clothes driers.

30 May: Can You Make The Rent Monday?

By The Associated Press 2 hrs 39 mins ago Today is Saturday, May 30, the 150th day of 2009. There are 215 days left in the year. This was the original Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day, which became the fourth Monday in May when America barbecues. The AP. A/V. UPI Almanac. Today's Highlight in History: On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France. [Below, a swell fucking picture from the Ass. Press, of a statue of Jeanne d'Arc's horse, & the bottom of her boot. No wonder newspapers are going out of business; the AP is killing them.— Ed.]On this date: In 1539, Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto landed in Florida. In 1854, the territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established. In 1883, 12 people were trampled to death when a rumor that the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge in New York was in imminent danger of collapsing triggered a stampede. In 1911, the Indianapolis 500 was run for the first time; Ray Harroun was the winner. In 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington in a ceremony attended by President Warren G. Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and lawyer Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd. In 1937, 10 people were killed when police fired on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago. [Have police anywhere ever fired on plutocrats? — Ed.] In 1943, American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese during World War II. In 1958, unidentified American service members killed in World War II and the Korean War were interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Fifty years ago, in 1959, Louisiana Gov. Earl K. Long was committed to a psychiatric center in Galveston, Texas, after apparently suffering a mental breakdown. [Welcome to the club, guv. Take a load off, let me just tighten the straps on that restraint. There we go. — Ed.] In 1971, the American space probe Mariner 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Fla., on a journey to Mars. In 1982, Spain became NATO's 16th member. Also, Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in the first of a record 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games, also.
Twenty years ago, in 1989, student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing erected a 33-foot statue they called the "Goddess of Democracy."In 1996, Britain's Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were granted an uncontested decree ending their 10-year marriage. Ten years ago: Astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery rigged cranes and other tools to the exterior of the international space station during a spacewalk; then, the astronauts entered the orbiting outpost for three days of making repairs and delivering supplies. Kenny Brack won the crash-marred Indianapolis 500, driving a car owned by racing legend A.J. Foyt. Five years ago: Saudi commandos drove al-Qaida militants from a housing complex in the kingdom's oil hub, ending a shooting and hostage-taking rampage that had left 22 dead, most of them foreigners. Gunmen in Pakistan killed a senior pro-Taliban Sunni cleric (Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai), sparking riots. Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide left Jamaica for South Africa, saying it would be his "temporary home" until he could return to Haiti. Buddy Rice won the Indianapolis 500 in the rain. One year ago: A construction crane snapped and smashed into an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, killing two workers in the city's second such tragedy in 2 1/2 months. Diplomats from 111 nations meeting in Dublin formally adopted a landmark treaty banning cluster bombs. (The United States and other leading cluster bomb makers — Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan — boycotted the talks.) Lorenzo Odone, whose parents' battle to save him from the rare nerve disease ALD inspired "Lorenzo's Oil," died in Fairfax, Va., a day after his 30th birthday. Today's Birthdays: Country musician Johnny Gimble is 83. Actor Clint Walker is 82. Actor Keir Dullea is 73. Actress Ruta Lee is 73. Actor Michael J. Pollard is 70. Rock musician Lenny Davidson (The Dave Clark Five) is 65. Actor Stephen Tobolowsky is 58. Actor Colm Meaney is 56. Actor Ted McGinley is 51. Actor Ralph Carter is 48. Actress Tonya Pinkins is 47. Country singer Wynonna Judd is 45. Rock musician Tom Morello (Audioslave; Rage Against The Machine) is 45. Movie director Antoine Fuqua is 44. Rock musician Patrick Dahlheimer (Live) is 38. Actress Idina Menzel is 38.Actor Trey Parker is 37, as is steroid-abuser Manny Ramirez. Rapper Cee-Lo is 35. Rapper Remy Ma is 29. Today In Entertainment History -- In 1908, Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and many other cartoon characters, & a great comic actor using his face & body, was born in San Francisco.
In 1909, the "king of swing," Benny Goodman, was born in Chicago.
[F/ "Reefer Madness" poster-child Gene Krupa on the skins, & Harry James blowing the horn, besides B. G. on the licorice stick — Jazzbo Ed.]
In 1968, The Beatles began recording the "White Album."In 1978, Swan Song Records announced that Led Zeppelin had entered the recording studio for the first time since the death of Robert Plant's son a year earlier. The sessions became the band's final album, "In Through The Out Door." In 1987, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz was arrested in Liverpool, England, for allegedly throwing a beer can at a fan during a concert. He was later acquitted. In 1990, the band Midnight Oil gave a free concert on flatbed trucks outside of an Exxon building in response to the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska. In 1992, singer Paul Simon married singer Edie Brickell. In 1995, Robert Dewey Hoskins was arrested for scaling the fence around Madonna's Hollywood Hills mansion. He was later convicted of stalking her. In 1996, John Tesh made his last appearance as host of "Entertainment Tonight." He stepped down after ten years to pursue his music career. [How'd that work out for you, you musical limp-dick? — Ed.]
Thought for Today: "It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do." — Jerome K. Jerome, English author and humorist (1859-1927).
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Friday, May 29, 2009

Free Speech Can Cost You (UPDATED W/ Video!)

Something interesting (That means we didn't know it before.) from HuffPo.
Arguing that about a quarter of the Hispanic vote usually remains undecided going into an election, Guerra concluded that the remarks of Gingrich, Limbaugh and others would help push a portion of that percentage more firmly Democratic.

Democrats gleefully agreed, noting in part that the issue would be exacerbated by a Hispanic media that tends to cover political news in larger chunks than its American counterpart.
Here's what we didn't know:
"This is the worst of all worlds because these are the kind of comments and quotes that rip through popular culture," said prominent Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. "And people don't realize that media outlets like Telemundo still have a lot more news content then some of the networks like CNN. And so they have longer forums where these things are commented on by pundits and observers. It will be repeated even more because Sotomayor is obviously a huge news item in Latino press. So I think these kinds of comments that people think are isolated and embarrassing actually could have a real impact culturally. And I always think pop culture has a greater impact that policy or politics."
And of course Telemundo is owned & operated by the filthy communists at General Electric, through their NBC Universal subsidiary, so we can be sure that the full pressure of the left-wing Latino liberal media will be applied. This mess runs (9:59) but MSNBC now lets us start 'em where we want to (you can still watch from the beginning, as there is plenty of stupidity & hate in the first six mins. too) so dig filthy Italo-Papist-American & failed presidential candidate Tom Tancredo as he says he doesn't know if the Obama admin. "hates white people" or not, then blames "you guys" (the media) for the Republican rout in the recent elections. Even Susan Molinari thinks that's funny.
We just think he's a stupid, lying dick.

UPDATE (30 May 2009 @ 0420 PDT): Found this while wandering around. Lest we forget.

(5:07) From Your Life That We'll Never Get Back Either

Well known boat-glower, immigrant-fearer & union-basher Mickey Kaus makes a fool of himself on (we were about to type "national telebision," but it's just) bloggingheads.tv, via the old, old, old gray old lady.

29 May: "If This Be Treason, Make The Most of It!"

By The Associated Press 1 hr 16 mins ago Today is Friday, May 29, the 149th day of 2009. There are 216 days left in the year. Sources: Other AP, A/V & UPI Almanac. Today's Highlight in History: On May 29, 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary, of New Zealand, and Tensing Norgay, of Nepal, became the first climbers to reach the summit.On this date: In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses, saying, "If this be treason, make the most of it!" [On his birthday, yet! — Ed.] In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union. In 1913, the ballet "The Rite of Spring," with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, had its chaotic world premiere in Paris. In 1917, the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline, Mass. In 1932, World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive until 1945. In 1943, Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. In 1973, Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles. In 1985, 39 people were killed at the European Champions Cup Final in Brussels, Belgium, when rioting broke out and a wall separating British and Italian soccer fans collapsed. In 1995, Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both the House and Senate, died in Skowhegan, Maine, at age 97. In 1998, Republican elder statesman Barry Goldwater died in Paradise Valley, Ariz., at age 89. Ten years ago: The space shuttle Discovery completed the first-ever docking with the international space station.Olusegun Obasanjo became Nigeria's first civilian president in 15 years, ending a string of military regimes. Five years ago: A shooting rampage by al-Qaida militants at a housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia's oil hub, killed 22 people, most of them foreign oil industry workers. America dedicated a memorial to its World War II veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Death claimed former Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox at age 92 and Sam Dash, former chief counsel of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate, at age 79. One year ago: In a crushing blow to Texas' massive seizure of children from a polygamist sect's ranch, the state Supreme Court ruled that child welfare officials overstepped their authority and the children should go back to their parents. Today's Birthdays: Actor Clifton James is 88. Former Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent is 71. Race car driver Al Unser is 70. CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon is 68. Actor Kevin Conway is 67. Actor Helmut Berger is 65. Rock singer Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) is 64. Actor Anthony Geary is 62. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 59. Movie composer Danny Elfman is 56. Rock musician Michael Porcaro (Toto) is 54. Singer LaToya Jackson is 53. Actor Ted Levine is 52. Actress Annette Bening is 51. Actor Rupert Everett is 50. Actor Adrian Paul is 50. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 48. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 46. Actress Tracey Bregman is 46. Rock musician Noel Gallagher (Oasis) is 42. Singer Jayski McGowan (Quad City DJ's) is 42. Rock musician Chan Kinchla (Blues Traveler) is 40. Rock musician Mark Lee (Third Day) is 36. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks") is 35. Singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls) is 34. Rapper Playa Poncho is 34. Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is 25. Today In Entertainment History -- In 1903, entertainer Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England. In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded "White Christmas." In 1952, country singer Hank Williams was divorced by his wife, Audrey Shepherd. In 1959, one of rock's first outdoor festivals took place in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Reed and the Drifters. It attracted 9,000 people. [You call that "rock?" It was Blues & Soul, baby! — Ed.] In 1969, the self-titled debut album by Crosby, Stills and Nash was released. In 1971, Paul McCartney released "Mary Had A Little Lamb." It was one of McCartney's least successful songs, but still cracked the Top Thirty. [These two events, Crock, Still & Mash w/ their dreadful caterwauling, & McCartney, just dreadful, set music back to before the debut of "The Rite of Spring" on this date in 1913. — Ed.] In 1973, Roger McGuinn, formerly of The Byrds, made his solo debut in New York. In 1977, Elvis Presley walked off stage in the middle of a concert in Baltimore. It was the first time in his 23-year career that he did so, aside from when he was sick. [W/in three months ... — Ed.] In 1987, a jury in Los Angeles found "Twilight Zone" movie director John Landis and four associates innocent of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two children. In 1999, the remains of Iron Butterfly bassist Phil "Taylor" Kramer were found inside a van in a ravine near Malibu, California. He had disappeared four years earlier while driving to the airport to pick up a friend. [Happens all the time in Southern Cal. Car goes off a cliff into a canyon, no one knows where, the car disappears into the underbrush ... there are cars (& their occupants) missing to this day. — Ed.] In 2004, gunmen in the Congo attacked a group of unarmed military observers who were escorting Sum 41. The band had to be evacuated to Uganda. They were in the Congo to film a documentary for a Canadian charity.
In 2008, actor-comedian Harvey Korman, Emmy winner for "The Carol Burnett Show," died in Los Angeles at age 81. Thought for Today: "Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily." — Dorothy Day, American reformer (1897-1980).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dulled Out Again On Planet Snoozefest

We'd ask if anyone else is as bored by everything as we are, but we realize that isn't possible.

The People Speak, All By Themselves, No Prompting

We find in the comments referenced below that it's not security concerns; no one gets to give the President any letters because everything must go through his "handlers."
This is an easy one...see, ALL Obama sees/reads is what his "handlers" allow him to see/read. They go through his daily mail, news papers, poll numbers and only give him the "good stuff." This allows him to have the enormous ego he has...thinking the world loves him as much as he thinks they do. To allow this woman to give an unread un-looked over item would be out of the question. The man can't read anything that hasn't been written for him on his tele-prompter first....seriously, everyone knows that. Silly woman. He sickens me.
See? It was an easy one.
I NEVER, ever thought this would happen in my lifetime. Wow.
Wow indeed. I NEVER thought the Secret Service would haul off a disturbed person who wouldn't leave a secured area. What happened to my America?
Wow, a citizen cannot even attempt to contact the President? The SS (secret service in this case) have overstepped their bounds on this one. This story reminds me of another group named the SS in the 1940's. I'm afraid we are headed for rough times. If you don't agree with the administration, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law, for just breathing.
That silly internet rule could be invoked here, couldn't it?
We were sure Obama thought he was going to go straight from being President to ruling a one-world caliphate from Louis Farrakhan's house in Chicago. You mean he's just going to serve two terms, retire, & then say "Ha ha. I was a Muslim all along?" 
she had press credentials; she had a right to be there; she obviously already passed a security check point, so the SS agent was stupid in not allowing her to give the Prez something...Heck, if Monica can kiss Bill Cheatin Clinton in a rope line, why can't a U.S. citizen give a letter (redress of greivances) to her Prez????? wow, how open and tolerant the libs are...even turning away elementary school kids at the White House...mean..mean mean...
The party of national security explains how to protect the president. Once you're past the check-point, you can do anything you want. We appreciate the advice. 
Gotta love these Pavlovian dogs. The AP runs a story in which a woman (not the AP) states that she is a "reporter, w/ White House credentials." She is a crazed columnist, not anything resembling a reporter. The AP story says it's a monthly newspaper, & Rev. Lee has a column in it. Self-proclaimed conservative Smart Guy hears the "reporter" bell ring, & starts drooling about the "media:"
Im a conservative as well. Who does this woman think she is? Secret Service are trained to identify aggressive/unstable people. The fact that she decided to kick and scream shows her state. But thats the media in this country, they are smarter than us and are entitled....
Dirty rotten elitists, think they're so smart, always looking down their noses at us ... 
Closing down Car Dealerships who didn't contribute to Obama now this. FEMA Camps are ready, lol... Americans will be begging the Saudi Arabians to come in and rule them by the end of the Obama Administration.
Um, isn't that the whole idea? Secret Muslim, Sharia Law, blah blah blah. Isn't the closing of dealerships part of the free market? We could go on forever (currently 744 comments there, most of the above ilk) but we already feel so much better about ourself, & so much better than these delusional & deranged paranoids (seen from down our nose, of course) that we'll stop. (Really, we're just hungry.) 
Serious sounding threats may have been deleted (You don't believe NBC/General Universal Electric allows speech to be free, do you?) but we'd hoped to find actual threats of revolution & what-not. They seem to be still whipping themselves into a frenzy of imagined illegitimate usurpation to provide the solid philosophical foundation that will allow them to become terrorists in order to save us from the terrorists. Once again, breath-holding time, until Mr. Obama's upcoming trip, when acts of politeness or courtesy to non-Israeli leaders Obama meets on his Mid-East tour will doubtless be interpreted as signs to have the wife (or "little woman") fitted for a burqa.