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Matt Damon Proves He Is Too Stupid To Be Allowed To Criticize Sarah Palin

Blame it on Kingsgrove. We had a brilliant discussion all ready to publish regarding the Judge Vinson decision in Florida on the Barack Obama health scam. The decision is an important bit of judo, with a sharp karate chop added, from the judicial euthanizer of Obama’s trillion dollar scam on behalf of Big Insurance, Big PhaRma and the PINOs (Progressives In Name Only) who love them – which deserves discussion. But then Kingsgrove came along at the last minute and posted this:



Matt Damon talking about “higher order thinking” takes the cake. Last we heard from the Harvard boob was when he was all worried about whether Sarah Palin had a sufficient knowledge of dinosaurs.

Damon was also prattling back then about “actuarial tables” and the probability that John McCain would die in office. John McCain is still quite alive. Perhaps the increasingly chubby Harvard/Hollowood chump should turn his gaze from actuarial tables and use common sense – John McCain has some good genes – his mom is still alive in her mid to late 90s and looks strong enough to kick Damon’s increasingly droopy butt.



Matt Damon is the sort of boob who said in 2008 of Obama, “I think a lot of the problems in the world would be mitigated if he were the face of our country.” Really Matt? Take a look around you boy, it’s bound to scare you boy.

Matt Damon is the sort of boob who endorsed flim-flam man Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton! By contrast, Rob Reiner (“meathead” of Archie Bunker fame) endorsed Hillary Clinton over the Chicago boob and flim-flam man and politely said this about Obama:he just doesn’t have the experience yet. …We can’t afford on-the-job training at this point. We have got to have somebody, when they get into the White House, (who can) hit the ground running.

Who’s the meathead?

Here is Matt Damon – someone who was completely fooled by Barack Obama when it was obvious to anyone (with what Damon would no doubt deride as ‘lower level instinct non-intelligence”), that Barack Obama at best is a boob (at worst… well we shudder and head to the fainting couch). Damon dares criticize Palin and others and talk about higher intelligence – he doesn’t have the cerebellum to discuss the intelligence of others.

Matt Damon (and people like Ruth Marcus who only now start the Waldo hunt) should look in the mirror if he wants to see a stupid low intelligence level person who believed the hype and is easily fooled by flim-flam con artists like Barack Obama.

Matt Damon only now in 2011 figures out Barack Obama is a loser. Matt Damon has a lot of nerve discussing the intelligence of others.

Matt Damon is too stupid to discuss intelligence – his or Sarah Palin’s.

158 comments to Matt Damon Proves He Is Too Stupid To Be Allowed To Criticize Sarah Palin

  • tim

    Matt Damon –> another useful idiot.

  • pm317

    Admin, I share your disdain and disgust completely about this fucker. I still remember some talk show appearance of this nitwit with DeNiro peddling their movie and his smug response to the host’s question about whom he was supporting. DeNiro went for Hillary in that interview but later he also changed. This fucker and his smug arrogance make my skin crawl,

  • Mrs. Smith

    Oh, shush- admin- Damon said some pretty demeaning incendiary things about Palin. So, churches are for sinners. Without sinners there’d be NO churches. Nice time to catch Damon, feeling humble and in repentance..

    Damon is in redemption mode- that means he will drag Affleck along with him, kicking and screaming as he goes into Obot Kool-Aid withdrawal.

    Don’t forget, Rahm Emanuel’s, brother, Spiro(?) is Affleck’s publicist. They were lost sheep- too busy making lots of movies and beau-coup bucks.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Does it make sense to shut out and shut down every former Obama supporter that has come to their senses and would now support Hillary if she is drafted or she runs? huh?

  • wbboei

    Really Matt? Take a look around you (Harvard) boy, it’s bound to scare you (Harvard) boy.
    —————————-
    True wit
    Ia nature to advantage dressed
    What oft was thought
    But ner so well expressed

    Good old fucking no nothing Matt. Part of the generation that is changing the world. Look at the cover of Time Magazine and there they are dressed like Jack The Ripper, Captain Blood, and Edward Teller–all so young vibrant and adorable. They look different BUT THEY THING THE SAME. They are an easy mark for a huckster. And they met their match in Bambi and then some.

    I have got a little secret for you. Aint gonna tell. Aw what the fuck. This is a lost generation. BUT the next generation is the one to keep your eyes on. About 2040 we will have artificial intelligence. And then we can proceed through 100,000 years of evolution is six months. That is the future–and it aint about ignorant fucking Matt or Ezra Klein or the rest of the brash igoranti. Rather, it is about what Holmes talked about in 1013–that man like the winged thing that prepares a vessel for the thing it has never seen but is to be–man has cosmic destinies he does not understand.

    Matt–stick to movie making. Politics and Philosophy are way over your Harvard trained head. You got bamboozled buddy. Sucka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shadowfax

    First, before finishing Admins great post, as an actor, I really like Matt. That aside, his comments about Sarah fit almost exactly with the person he did think would be a great President, Obama.

    He talks about how absurd it is that Sarah has only 2 years as a Governor of a small town, forgetting that she was in politics before that…yet BarryBoy was about as good of a senator as he is preResident, voting ‘present’ more times than taking a real stand and making sure he blackmailed the people he ran against until they dropped out of the race. He cheated Hillary out of the primary, and his lack of real support in education has now left teachers the main target of Republicans.

    Back to reading…

  • Mrs. Smith

    Shadowfax-

    The best part of Damon is he was never a Republican. He can be forgiven…

  • admin

    Mrs. Smith, come next year Matt Damon and most of those who now see the light about Barack Obama will be busy selling Barack Obama (assuming he runs) to the public. We’ll stop telling them how stupid they are when they come out against Barack Obama next year. If not, we won’t.

  • wbboei

    Admin, I share your disdain and disgust completely about this fucker. I still remember some talk show appearance of this nitwit with DeNiro peddling their movie and his smug response to the host’s question about whom he was supporting. DeNiro went for Hillary in that interview but later he also changed. This fucker and his smug arrogance make my skin crawl,
    ——————-
    Very well put
    ——————-
    Matt Damon –> another useful idiot.
    ——————-
    Useful to Bambi. Useless to the American People–or worse.

  • turndownobama

    I wish I had the money to leave my job for a few days and join the protest in WI.

    Not only do I agree with them, but wow, on Greta, there are some mighty handsome firefighters protesting with them. Yeehaw.

    ====================

    Awful cold up there. I doubt those bussed out of staters stayed very long, went back to Fox’s faux palm trees.

    Handsome cops speaking for the protestors at http://vimeo.com/20113150

  • Shadowfax

    Matt Damon only now in 2011 figures out Barack Obama is a loser. Matt Damon has a lot of nerve discussing the intelligence of others.

    ———-
    This does pose an interesting point, (as always – Admin), why didn’t these people see Obama as a front man, as a fraud, like all of us did?

    A book written by him or Ayers was all the information they needed about this guy. History scrubbed, protected by his party leaders and the MSM.

    Are we really that smart, or were they really that stupid – blinded by love, in being part of the populace that thought helping the first half black man become President was all that mattered?

    No wonder we are in such deep $hit now.

  • wbboei

    The best part of Damon is he was never a Republican. He can be forgiven…
    ——————
    Try that defense in a court of law.

  • Southern Born

    11:28 pm
    “…come next year Matt Damon and most of those who now see the light about Barack Obama will be busy selling Barack Obama (assuming he runs) to the public. We’ll stop telling them how stupid they are when they come out against Barack Obama next year. If not, we won’t.”
    *******************
    Yes, indeed. They’ll get off the Kool aid wagon by 2012 and start swigging it again.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin- if Damon’s coming out now, I believe his words will grow stronger if there is a worthy candidate such as Hillary as a presidential alternative in 2012.

    It takes a bigger person to admit publicly they were wrong and elucidate their disappointment in their candidate. When they have processed that mentally and willing to speak about it… it’s the 5 stages of grief, like in the book,’Death and Dying’ by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Damon hasn’t broken any law..

    Try again-

  • turndownobama

    Public sector unions are one half of a political trust. They elect candidates and then “negotiate” contracts with them.

    ===================

    Oh. The unions elected Walker. Thanks for explaining that.

  • Shadowfax

    Mrs. Smith
    March 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Shadowfax-

    The best part of Damon is he was never a Republican. He can be forgiven…
    ———-
    I can also understand not ever voting for a party that goes against every thing you believe in. Many Dems do not think what the Rethugs are doing is okay, or do they trust them. So to vote for the ‘other party’ to stop Barry is something most Dems just won’t do.

    I don’t think I would do it again as a protest, I could vote for someone nearer to the middle or for an Indpendent, but never a right-wing, super conservative, super right to lifer…NEVER!

  • ohanson

    I’m too exhausted to say much, but everyone should see this.

    James K. Galbraith: We Need to Make an Honorable Fight… the Fate of the Entire Country is at Stake

    The “we” is progressive – FDR – Democrats.

    http://my.firedoglake.com/selise/2011/02/28/james-k-galbraith-we-need-to-make-an-honorable-fight%E2%80%A6-the-fate-of-the-entire-country-is-at-stake/

    Transcript, audio, video, thoughtful comments.

  • wbboei

    Brownes Harbor @ NQ sees in the revolution sweeping middle east, a repudiation of American cold war doctrine.

    I say naw . . .

    Look again.

    This is the dismantling of the American Empire.

    I am old enough to remember the death of colonialism.

    This is the sequel.

    And then there is clueless fucking Obama.

    He does not understand what this will do to the price of oil.

    He does not understand what the price of oil will do to our economy.

    It is not in his Harvard trained brain.

    The only thing he knows how to do is campaign.

    Why campaign when you cannot govern.

    Or. as mad man Muntz used to say in Los Angeles in the 1930’s:

    When my dad was in law school at USC . . .

    Why drive when you can be a rich pedestrian.

  • turndownobama

    Does it make sense to shut out and shut down every former Obama supporter that has come to their senses and would now support Hillary if she is drafted or she runs?

    =================

    Good point.

  • turndownobama

    I don’t think I would do it again as a protest, I could vote for someone nearer to the middle or for an Indpendent, but never a right-wing, super conservative, super right to lifer…NEVER!

    ==================

    I doubt the PUMAs of WI would do it again, either. Some poll company ran a do-over question about if you could vote again now on Walker vs Barrett and Barret won by about the same margin Walker won in the real election last Nov.

    Haven’t seen much about the Recall Walker project.

  • turndownobama

    Found more detail on the WI recall projects.

    http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/02/wisconsin-recall-2

    Walker won’t be eligible for recall till Jan 2012, but some GOP senators are already elibible, so the protestors are collecting signatures.

  • wbboei

    Sherrod (Dufus) Brown Meets Hitler
    Eric Erickson

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is not a Nazi. But he has a history of voting for policies the Nazis championed. But he is not a Nazi. Nor is he Nazi like.

    He just likes a lot of policies the Nazis championed.

    That’s not hyperbole. That is actual fact. I wouldn’t bring this up except Sherrod Brown is calling Jim DeMint and Scott Walker “nazis” except they, just like Sherrod Brown, are not Nazis. Or something like that. Senator Brown seems confused. He’s comparing them to Hitler and Stalin, but denying he is comparing them to Hitler and Stalin.

    “As a nation, I look back in history and some of the worst governments we’ve ever had, you know one of the the first thing they did? They went after the trade unions,” he said. “Hitler didn’t want unions, Stalin didn’t want unions. [Former Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak didn’t want independent unions.”

    This is, of course, cow patties. Lefties like to say things like this all the time, but it is complete and utter nonsense. In fact, in Mien Kampf, Hitler himself wrote:

    As things stand today, the trade unions in my opinion cannot be dispensed with. On the contrary, they are among the most important institutions of the nation’s economic life. Their significance lies not only in the social and political field, but even more in the general field of national politics. A people whose broad masses, through a sound trade-union movement, obtain the satisfaction of their living requirements and at the same time an education, will be tremendously strengthened in its power of resistance in the struggle for existence.
    Above all, the trade unions are necessary as foundation stones of the future economic parliament or chambers of estates.

    The lefties say this because Hitler dissolved the Weimar Republic’s unions and consolidated them into the German equivalent of the AFL-CIO, basing the unions on socialist equality principles. Yes, he dissolved the unions. But he only did so because they weren’t “union” enough.

    The lefties claiming otherwise are ignorant of history.

    It might shock Sherrod Brown, who shows no signs of being familiar at all with history, that the Nazis also supported universal healthcare, expanded animal welfare laws, support of healthy, organic foods and vegetarianism, a minimum wage, progressive taxation, and tight gun control — policies Sherrod Brown supports too.

    In fact, former Senator Chris Dodd’s father Thomas, is frequently accused by Jewish groups of drafting the Gun Control Act of 1968 from reading the Nazis’ German Weapons Law. A signification portion of Dodd’s law mirrors Hitler’s law, including the “sporting purpose test” first introduced by the Nazis.

    Likewise, Stalin did not shutdown unions, but made them agents of the state.

    Just to re-emphasize, the Nazis and Soviets loved labor unions. They loved them so much they made them part of the state apparatus.

    Sherrod Brown is no more a Nazi than Jim DeMint or Scott Walker. But he is pretty ignorant of history.

  • Mrs. Smith

    ohanson
    March 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I’m too exhausted to say much, but everyone should see this.

    James K. Galbraith: We Need to Make an Honorable Fight… the Fate of the Entire Country is at Stake
    _________________________

    To me this is a good sign- people are waking up. Obama’s poor performance as a US president is seen more and more as disgusting to the American people. We are Americans after all threatened almost daily by the Muslim World taking over the West and our way of life. We have NO ONE comparable to the seat of power the Oval Office represents to speak for us, defend the Constitution and the country.

    Remind me again of the oath Obama took at the Inauguration-

  • crazy horse

    Jack Nicholson stuck with Hillary. He knew.

  • wbboei

    James K. Galbraith: We Need to Make an Honorable Fight… the Fate of the Entire Country is at Stake
    ————————————–
    Jesus Christ. And just who are we going to fight with? China? The economic effect of this depression will ripple through th economy and touch everyones lives. But to pretend that it is just one governor who needs to balance a budget and this is Armageddon is delusional. I return to my original point. The economic threat is real. The unions were slow to realize it and tried to game the system. The response is predictable. The burden should be shared equally. And we need to hang the elites who got us into this mess. It is called accountability.

  • wbboei

    Jack Nicholson stuck with Hillary. He knew.
    —————————————
    My man.

  • wbboei

    To me this is a good sign- people are waking up. Obama’s poor performance as a US president is seen more and more as disgusting to the American people. We are Americans after all threatened almost daily by the Muslim World taking over the West and our way of life. We have NO ONE comparable to the seat of power the Oval Office represents to speak for us, defend the Constitution and the country.

    Remind me again of the oath Obama took at the Inauguration-
    —————————
    Right on. And the Republicans cannot cure the problem. We need Hillary.

  • admin

    Crazy Horse and Wbboei – Hooray for Jack:

  • S

    so, so true, Admin…and what makes Damon, Marcus and the rest of them so stupid is that they will be right back to supporting O again…and donating money to him, etc the next time around…

  • nomobama

    This article was a pleasant suprise as I need not expect to see an article devoted to slamming the self-absorbed, know-it-all, Matt Damon. I wonder how he likes the taste of crow? Well, at least he has publicly stated that he is not impressed with zerØ. I am seeing more and more people either outright criticizing zerØ, or making excuses for him when in the past, it was all hope and change, and the messiah’s already here. Well, it seems to me that hope and change got off the Øbama bus immediately after his inauguration, and it was last seen somewhere in Alaska.

  • nomobama

    need = did (above)

  • Mrs. Smith

    Well, I just did the unthinkable-

    I invited Damon over here to defend himself… that is if my comment will even get published.

    We shall see!

  • admin

    NoMoBama, when Matt Damon does twice as much to get rid of Obama as he did to help Obama then and only then, should he be listened to.

    The people that made the mess have to clean up the mess.

  • admin

    Mrs. Smith, we’ll look at the actuarial tables and see what the chances of Matty coming over are. 🙂

  • turndownobama

    Attributed to George Washington:

    ” All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens.”

    Unnpacked at http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2011/02/expelling-the-quakers-from-plymouth.html

  • turndownobama

    Over 16-year span, Wisconsin teacher salaries lag private sector wages
    http://www.physorg.com/news218292521.html

    New research by a University of Illinois expert in employment relations and labor economics shows that, for more than a decade, Wisconsin teacher salaries have fallen behind changes in the cost of living as well as wage growth in the private sector.

  • wbboei

    Obama lover Ruth Marcus now feels that Obama is a potted plant when it comes to decision making–something she did not quite pick up on before when we learned that he voted present 130 times as a state legislator. And, Obama lover Matt Damon believed in the audacity of hope, the fierce urgency of now and HE was the one we have been waiting for

    1. Marcus believed Obama would be a decisive leader. She is shocked, shocked to find out he is not. Evidently, she did not realize that he voted present 130 times as a state legislator. That may be many things, but decisive it is not.

    2. Damon believed Obama would be an audacious and visionary leader. He is shocked to find out that he is not. Evidently, he did not realize that when he was a US Senator, he was strictly a pawn of big business. He got suckered by the community organizer facade.

    3. These people went to Harvard and/or write for major newspapers. Yet they are both dupes. That is the only word to describe them. Dubes.

    4. The question is what if anything will they do about it. If they betray their values and crawl back to him on any pretext then they are double dupes.

  • moononpluto

    Every time i hear Matt Damon, I am automatically strcuk by that Film “Team America” where they have Matt as a puppet, dumb as a pile of rocks who responds to everything by going “Mattttt Damonnnnn”.

  • ohanson

    Official Trailer – “Inside Job”
    Posted on March 2, 2011 by Uppity Woman
    http://uppitywoman08.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/official-trailer-inside-job/

    Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

  • tim

    “Are you impressed by Mr. Waffles’s performance” : Damon: “No”

    next question that the CNN man should have asked:

    “Will you support him in 2012” : Damon “Of course”

    Like I said, a useful idiot. another rich useful ignorant idiot.

  • Mrs. Smith

    #
    admin
    March 4th, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Mrs. Smith, we’ll look at the actuarial tables and see what the chances of Matty coming over are. 🙂
    ______________________

    Well Matt, the pitch forks are out and the torches are lit. You’ll have to do something spectacular for forgiveness from this crowd.

    OK- here’s the deal. Bring 2 friends with you that can help you clean up the mess you and they made. It won’t fly if you try blaming Clooney for thinking for you. So, you can bring him and Affleck and I will try convincing this crowd you are sincere.

  • Mrs. Smith

    fwiw-

    Here is the site where I left Damon a message:

    http://mattdamoncolumn.livejournal.com/295403.html

    my comment not published as of yet- 🙁

  • moononpluto

    Apparently Oprah is planning on doing a live show from Tahrir Square in Cairo.

    Jesus wept, god preserve us from this hell.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Matt Damon Proves He Is Too Stupid To Be Allowed To Criticize Sarah Palin
    ———-
    Fantastic title, admin.

  • pm317

    Hillary does not need these nitwits like Damon. In fact she won the primary despite these clowns. But we do need these stupid assholes to keep their mouth shut because they don’t know better and they will influence lesser mortals like Obots. So if Hillary runs in 2012, I want these schmucks to sit in a corner and face the wall. We have a winning coalition for her and unlike Donna B I am talking about a proven fact here.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin:

    please post this Stewart video- All Obama’s promises.

    Do notice, he never looks the camera in the eye when speaking-

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-15-2010/respect-my-authoritah

  • Mrs. Smith

    #
    moononpluto
    March 4th, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Apparently Oprah is planning on doing a live show from Tahrir Square in Cairo.

    Jesus wept, god preserve us from this hell.
    _______________

    Is that a joke, moon? Pretty dangerous location. She hasn’t heard about Lara Logan?

  • moononpluto

    Nope not a joke, i saw it on various journalist tweets this morning.

    We humbly apologise to the egyptians for this blatant infliction of cruelty upon you before it happens.

  • moononpluto

    Poor people have they not been through enough already without massive ego sized thing going near them for what would obviously be an Obama campaign puff piecce no doubt.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Oprah is desperate for an audience on her “OWN” network.

    Her rating are worse than the Health Show she replaced in that time slot.

  • votermom

    Actors should really shut up about politics because they spoil my enjoyment of their movies. That is my selfish opinion. They should go for the enigmatic mystery persona.
    Authors too.

  • Senneth

    I won’t ever watch a Matt Damon film again. Nor listen to Okra, or any of the idiots who supported the fraud. Our country’s in the mess it is in today because these dolts supported someone they knew nothing about and did no investigating of his credentials. They are despicable.

  • votermom

    Oprah is desperate for ratings then.

  • NewMexicoFan

    I agree with Admin, unless people like Matt, Oprah (of course she would never admit she was wrong), Judge Judy, and so many others are intelligent enough to admit they were wrong, I am not interested in their little interviews.

    They puffed their chests out, they went to rallies with him, they gave him money, and now they very quietly admit on a talk show, WELL I AM DISAPPOINTED.

    So what will you do about it? Will you use the authority and power that you used to get him in there, to get him out of there. Let us face it, if you had married the wrong person, you would get the best lawyer you could to get out of he mess. But what you did was worse than marry the wrong person, you help promote an incompetent person into the most powerful job in the world. So will you get the best lawyer possible and start making appearances stating you were wrong, and state who you think should have the job?

    Of course not. You would fight tooth and nail to get out of a bad marriage, but you will do nothing more than be mealy mouthed in an interview to right the wrong you inflicted on this country.

  • BigCatLover

    Smoking post, Admin. I am not a celebrity watcher so don’t listen when they shoot off their mouths about politics. They are using their highly visible platform and money to try to influence the direction of the country. So they should also vigorously expose someone who is a liar and a fraud. At least Damon is admitting publicly that he made a mistake, now how is he going to correct that mistake.

    Mrs. Smith
    Loved the Jon Stewart clip about Obama, I han’t seen that before.

  • JanH

    I have never understood why anyone really cares what actors or actresses say when it comes to politics. Why are they even interviewed? What makes them experts on what/who is right for the country?

    If people are really swayed by sparkle and looks, then they only have themselves to blame for what happens.

  • JanH

    Oprah going to Egypt? Who is she going to interview? Does she now thinks she’s a reincarnation of Ruth Gruber or the female version of Edward R. Murrow?

  • JanH

    Well this is definitely news. bambi is making history…

    ———–

    President Obama brewing his own beer for St.Patrick’s White House bash

    Obama plans to serve his very own ‘White House Honey Ale’ for Irish night

    By CATHY HAYES

    President Obama has officially declared March 2011 Irish American Heritage Month. More importantly the White House also announced that the president would be brewing his own beer called White House Honey Ale for St.Patrick’ Day.

    Obama, who said he will pay for the beer making equipment himself, has made presidential history by being the first U.S. president to brew beer at the White House.

    It seems that Obama is certainly getting in touch with his Co. Offaly, roots although no one is sure if honey ale is brewed in the town of Moneygall (Obama’s great-great-great grandfather is said to have left Offaly for New York in 1850).

    Last month the president and his wife Michelle served White House Honey Ale at their Super Bowl party. They are officially the first White House residents to charge their chefs with brewing, and White House curator Bill Allman says the chefs love it.

    Allman is the historian who oversees the White House, and although he has checked back through the 200 years of history he can see no precedent for home brewing.

    Historian for the White House Historical Association William Ushong agrees. He said, “I haven’t heard of any beer brewing going on at the White House itself. President Jefferson would be your likely candidate, given his epicurean taste.”

    The staff confirms that White House home brewing is here to stay. According to the Obama Foodorama blog Semonti Stephens, a spokesman for the East Wing said, “It is very safe to assume that there will be more White House beer in the future.”

    In the official proclamation of Irish American Heritage Month Obama said, “Seldom in this world has a country so small had so large an impact on another. Today, the rich culture of Ireland touches all aspects of American society, and the friendship that binds Ireland and the United States is marked by a shared past and a common future.”

    He spoke about the deep influence that Ireland has had on the U.S. through the millions of immigrants who arrived over the centuries. “During Irish American Heritage Month, we honor the contributions Irish Americans have made, and celebrate the nearly 40 million among us who proudly trace their roots back to Ireland,” he said.

    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/President-Obama-brewing-his-own-beer-for-StPatricks-White-House-bash-117392163.html

  • holdthemaccountable

    Obama administration prepares for possibility of new post-revolt Islamist regimes
    … “We shouldn’t be afraid of Islam in the politics of these countries,” said a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe internal policy deliberations. “It’s the behavior of political parties and governments that we will judge them on, not their relationship with Islam.”

    Islamist governments span a range of ideologies and ambitions, from the primitive brutality of the Taliban in Afghanistan to Turkey’s Justice and Development Party, a movement with Islamist roots that heads a largely secular political system. None of the revolutions over the past several weeks has been overtly Islamist, but there are signs that the uprisings could give way to more religious forces. An influential Yemeni cleric called this week for the U.S.-backed administration of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to be replaced with Islamist rule, and in Egypt, an Islamist theoretician has a leading role in drafting constitutional changes after President Hosni Mubarak’s fall from power last month. A number of other Islamist parties are deciding now how big a role to play in protests or post-revolution reforms.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030305531.html?hpid=topnews

  • rgb44hrc

    JanH
    March 4th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Well this is definitely news. bambi is making history
    President Obama brewing his own beer for St.Patrick’s White House bash

    Obama plans to serve his very own White House Honey Ale for Irish night
    &&&&&&&&

    Is this just a cynical ploy to endear himself to a) the Irish, b) Catholics in general, c) beer drinkers???

    I mean, isn’t Obama more of a Chardonnay and white powder and nicotine type guy? I mean, didn’t the Beer Summit mean Obama actually had to sip beer and pretend he likes what Regular Joes drink?

  • Shadowfax

    admin

    Hooray for Jack: video of him supporting Hillary.

    ——–
    Dang, last night I was too tired to watch this video, who knew!!
    Loved it, Hip, hip hooray for Jack! Smart guy.

  • rgb44hrc

    ORCA DESPERATE FOR RATINGS?

    Maybe she can support the Dems by renaming it Democratic Oprah Winfrey Network (D.O.W.N.).

    Why doesn’t she just stop with all this seeking of public adulation (Obama’s problem too), and build herself a mansion out of $100 bills, and inside, a bed made of $1,000 bills. And a campfire in the backyard burning ones and fives. That should make her happy, and leave us out of it.

  • Shadowfax

    ohanson

    Official Trailer – “Inside Job”

    ———–
    I gotta see this movie.

    Nothing has been done to change things. Bail outs, money handed over from the public to these crooks in big bags and here we sit…..

    in the same situation….

    with the MoneyPit pResident at the wheel.

  • Shadowfax

    moononpluto
    March 4th, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Apparently Oprah is planning on doing a live show from Tahrir Square in Cairo.

    Jesus wept, god preserve us from this hell.
    ———–

    I guess Ofra has to go somewhere with her new channel tanking.

    It is almost comical to have her do a show from that spot, maybe she will give new cars to everyone that shows up, or take them on a cruise.

  • Shadowfax

    President Obama brewing his own beer for St.Patrick’s White House bash

    Obama plans to serve his very own ‘White House Honey Ale’ for Irish night

    ————

    So the BoyKing has found a new hobby to keep him busy in the Whitehouse.

    Ain’t that great?

    Damit Obama, get to work and do your damn job!!!!!

  • JanH

    Clinton Updates on Robert Levinson and Alan Gross

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUCZXnC0A0s

  • confloyd

    Shadowfax,
    Kind of makes you wonder who the REAL President is when the one that lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has time to make his own beer for another party he’s planning…..WHEW!

    I wonder if he and his social secretary have been brewing this beer and organizing the St. Patty’s day picnic???

  • pm317

    votermom
    March 4th, 2011 at 9:46 am
    ———

    I agree and smart ones do do that, though I was disappointed when I heard Jodie Foster appeared in fundraisers for Obama.

  • holdthemaccountable

    For reasons unknown, I’ve watched the evening news with Couric for two nights in a row, and found her to have some substance. In fact, I can hardly believe that CBS aired this story (it was yesterday & reported by Sharyl Attkisson):
    Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico – CBS Evening News – CBS News
    ATF agent says “Fast and Furious” program let guns “walk” into hands of Mexican drug cartels with aim of tracking and breaking a big case
    (CBS News)WASHINGTON – Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief. He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?
    “Yes ma’am,” Dodson told CBS News. “The agency was.”
    An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson’s job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen. Investigators call the tactic letting guns “walk.” In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States. Dodson’s bosses say that never happened. Now, he’s risking his job to go public. “I’m boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I’ve been here,” he said. “Here I am. Tell me I didn’t do the things that I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn’t happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn’t happen.”

    Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico. ATF named the case “Fast and Furious.” Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles. So it turns out ATF not only allowed it – they videotaped it….
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/03/eveningnews/main20039031.shtml?tag=contentBody;featuredPost-PE

  • holdthemaccountable

    President Obama brewing his own beer for St.Patrick’s White House bash
    ———————————–
    That will be enough to convince the young male crowd to vote for him. 🙁

  • pm317

    NewMexicoFan
    March 4th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    ————–
    very well said.

    And, I have said it before, if 08 was a ‘regular’ campaign and Obama was an up and up straight candidate, he would have teamed up with Hillary and waited his turn (of course, because of his inexperience). But of course, the Dems are too stupid to come up with something like that.

    What bugs me the most with young Obots and Damon ilk, is that they had no compunctions to steal the dreams of a whole generation of women and men who wanted a woman president. Obama could have had his chance first as VP and then president. But then again we know why all that urgency right? He is a fraud and would not have lasted that long.

  • pm317

    oh, the fun and hip president who makes his own beer.. What does MO grow in her garden?

  • pm317

    beer making is the new ‘likeable’ index..

  • turndownobama

    Obama could have had his chance first as VP and then president. But then again we know why all that urgency right? He is a fraud and would not have lasted that long.

    ====================

    I agree that Clinton/Obama 08 would have been better, so probably 16 years of Dems in the WH. He could have coasted under Hillary’s supervision as VP and learned something.

    Except that he was backed to block Hillary in the first place (and his ego went along with it).

  • turndownobama

    Note this is against the WI Dem senators, contrary to what was posted elsehwere.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/24/us-wisconsin-recalls-idUSTRE71N8DR20110224

    (Reuters) – [A Utah group] launched recall efforts against seven Wisconsin Democratic senators.

    The senators are among 14 who left the state to avoid a vote on a Republican-sponsored bill to limit collective bargaining rights for state workers.

    The American Recall Coalition of Salt Lake City has registered electronically to set up recall committees

  • Shadowfax

    confloyd – missed ya around the pink palace.

    Kind of makes you wonder who the REAL President is when the one that lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has time to make his own beer for another party he’s planning…..WHEW!

    I wonder if he and his social secretary have been brewing this beer and organizing the St. Patty’s day picnic???

    ——-

    No freakin’ kidding. The country and ME are going to Hell and he is off learning to brew suds for his next shindig.

    Maybe there should just be a gyn and play room for him outside in a tent, and the real President should move herself in and clean house!!!

    Nothin’ but good times for the pretenders on our dime. 😡

    I wanna know why he is getting the gray hair? Too much stress making beer or hiding his smokes?

  • turndownobama

    Clarifying. There are recall projects against WI senators on BOTH sides. The project against the 14 runaway Dems is being handled by this Utah group that is doing other recalls for other states. The project against the WI GOP politicians is being handled by local WI group/s (apparently the WI Dem party).

  • Shadowfax

    pm317
    What does MO grow in her garden?

    ——-
    Sludge brownies?

  • jbstonesfan

    Unempployment down to 8.9% and 192k jobs…

  • rgb44hrc

    pm317
    March 4th, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    oh, the fun and hip president who makes his own beer.. What does MO grow in her garden?
    &&&&&&&&&

    The King and Queen of the prom are oh so occupied with their Royal Duties.

    Chief of Staff: “Yo, Dawg. The visitors are here”.

    Obama: “It’s not those pesky Congressmen, is it? I don’t know what’s in that bill”.

    C.o.S: “No”.

    Obama: “It’s not some world leader trying to get me involved in some international crisis, is it?”

    C.o.S: “No. Jeter and A-Rod are here for your batting practice”.

    Obama: “Good, I can’t wait for spring training. Make sure the cameras are there to record my healthy lifestyle.”

  • rgb44hrc

    jbstonesfan
    March 4th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    Unempployment down to 8.9% and 192k jobs…
    &&&&&&

    Let me guess. This helps Obama, and he’s a shoo-in for 2012????

    Just bustin’.

  • rgb44hrc

    Actually, RCP has a piece that those numbers were quite tepid. Uninspiring enough to underwhelm the stock market.

    And those are the cooked, funny numbers.

  • jbstonesfan

    Let me guess. This helps Obama, and he’s a shoo-in for 2012????
    ================================================================

    LOl…I am like a broken record or as my wife says a eternal pessimist.

  • Shadowfax

    And those are the cooked, funny numbers.

    ——
    No one believes the numbers, no matter who reports them.

    People ‘believe’ when they actually see jobs open up and can pay their bills.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Our First Lady has a new stylist and a new wardrobe:

    MOs fashion designer on L replaced by her asst on R

    http://i55.tinypic.com/10mtqx4.jpg

    old look:

    http://boudicabpi.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/michellewookiewitchdr.jpg

    The new fashionista’s look: but what about those teeth, said, Little Red Riding hood?

    http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/andyssister/catinthehatmooch.jpg

    First Lady fashion lingerie:

    http://crunkish.com/qimages/5/Baggy%20Underwear.jpg

  • Mrs. Smith

    Our First Lady has a new stylist and a new wardrobe:

    MOs fashion designer on L replaced by her asst on R

    h… //i55.tinypic.com/10mtqx4.jpg

    old look:

    h… //boudicabpi.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/michellewookiewitchdr.jpg

    The new fashionista’s look: but what about those teeth, said, Little Red Riding hood?

    h… //i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/andyssister/catinthehatmooch.jpg

    First Lady fashion lingerie:

    http://crunkish.com/qimages/5/Baggy%20Underwear.jpg

  • rgb44hrc

    pm317
    March 4th, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    oh, the fun and hip president who makes his own beer.. What does MO grow in her garden?
    $$$

    The King and Queen of the prom are oh so occupied with their Royal Duties.

    Chief of Staff: “Yo, Dawg. The visitors are here”.

    Obama: “It’s not those pesky Congressmen, is it? I don’t know what’s in that bill”.

    C.o.S: “No”.

    Obama: “It’s not some world leader trying to get me involved in some international crisis, is it?”

    C.o.S: “No. Jeter and A-Rod are here for your batting practice”.

    Obama: “Good, I can’t wait for spring training. Make sure the cameras are there to record my healthy lifestyle.”

  • JanH

    Of course trash media like Beck are going to deny that they have destroyed the reputation of U.S. media for good.
    —————
    Glenn Beck: HIllary Clinton’s Al Jazeera Comments ‘Insanity’

    On his Friday radio show, Glenn Beck called Hillary Clinton’s comments about Al Jazeera and U.S. media “insanity,” and said she was “promoting” a channel he called “the propaganda arm of the Middle East and Islamic extremism.”

    Beck was not happy with Clinton, who has garnered attention for her testimony about the media before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

    Clinton said the U.S. is losing the “information war” in the world because other countries’ media outlets are shaping peoples’ attitudes more effectively than American media. She contrasted Al Jazeera, which she called “real news,” with American media, which she said consisted of “of a million commercials and arguments between talking heads.”

    Beck was scornful about Clinton’s remarks.

    “We knew it was the propaganda arm of the Middle East and Islamic extremism,” he said. “We knew it. Now suddenly we’re all saying, oh, yeah, Al Jazeera, there’s real news for you.”

    Clinton, Beck said, was “promoting” Al Jazeera to American audiences.

    “You have the Secretary of State of the United States of America saying you cannot get real news here in America,” he said. “You can only get it from Al Jazeera and everybody knows it. This is insanity.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/04/glenn-beck-hillary-clinton-al-jazeera-us-media_n_831615.html

  • rgb44hrc

    Well Beck is a big fat idiot.

    I think it’s obvious, Hillary was saying, “If the underfunded Bad Guys can get out their message, why can’t we take this messaging issue seriously by funding our side of the story.”

    What a bloviator. Any excuse to twist things to make Hillary look “devious”.

  • jbstonesfan

    I think an intelligent person would interpret Hillary’s comments as us (USA)needing to spend more resources to compete with the Al Jazeera’s so their is more than one voice being heard in the middle east.

  • JanH

    rgb44hrc,

    And it’s not just Beck. The news media are going after her because she dared to criticize their integrity.

    The wrestling world is going after her because of her comment about wrestling and girls in bikinis.

    This is a prime case of media protecting their own.

  • JanH

    jbstonesfan,

    I agree.

  • turndownobama

    Droughts have been happening on other continents, and overall the planet’s temperature is up.

    http://www.physorg.com/news218222624.html

    Climate change is not only making the planet warmer, it is also making snowstorms stronger and more frequent, US scientists said on Tuesday.

    “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a warming planet,” said scientist Jeff Masters, as part of a conference call with reporters and colleagues convened by the Union of Concern Scientists.

    “In fact, as the Earth gets warmer and more moisture gets absorbed into the atmosphere, we are steadily loading the dice in favor of more extreme storms in all seasons, capable of causing greater impacts on society.”

  • S

    rgb44hrc
    March 4th, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    Well Beck is a big fat idiot.

    I think it’s obvious, Hillary was saying, “If the underfunded Bad Guys can get out their message, why can’t we take this messaging issue seriously by funding our side of the story.”

    What a bloviator. Any excuse to twist things to make Hillary look “devious”.
    **********************************************

    perfect example of what Hillary is trying to say…everyone knows what she says is the truth…each side of the media…and each extreme takes what they regarding any issue and then spin it they way they want…or as we have seen, actually make up stuff that has no truth…and conveniently leave out anything that would cast any shadows on their interpretations…or more directly…their agendas…

    …if only we actually could take the best and more righteous from each side and proceed forward we could eliminate so many problems…but that is not the way things are done in the media or by the political parties in reality…we do the opposite…

  • Shadowfax

    #
    JanH
    March 4th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    rgb44hrc,

    And it’s not just Beck. The news media are going after her because she dared to criticize their integrity.

    The wrestling world is going after her because of her comment about wrestling and girls in bikinis.

    This is a prime case of media protecting their own.
    ——-

    Sorry, but I can’t help laughing at this.

    Beck and the meatheads that encourage young women to paraded in g-strings, silicone and stilettos… 😆 😆

  • Shadowfax

    sorry again for typos

  • wbboei

    Unempployment down to 8.9% and 192k jobs
    ————————————–
    This is easy to debunk. They keep dropping off the rolls because they have been out of work for so long and not because they have gotten jobs. A simple graph reflecting the numbers in each category will put a lie to this number.

  • pm317

    #
    Shadowfax
    March 4th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    pm317
    What does MO grow in her garden?

    ——-
    Sludge brownies?
    —————————

    More like weeds.. wou

  • pm317

    {completing my comment}
    wouldn’t that impress all the young Obots..what a young and hip president they elected.

  • confloyd

    Mrs. Smith,
    So Mo’s got a new hair designer and fashionista…WTH…Potus has a new male social secretary and their down in the basement brewing “Ale”…LOL! What the hell is going on in the WH????
    Hillary is the only one working and Beck has the audacity to call her out on it….this IS insanity!

  • confloyd

    I’ve been pist off at Beck for over a year now…I used to watch him, but he is putting a message out for someone…I just wonder who it is???

    Beck is what is wrong with the media…and Tweety is the other side of what is wrong with the media…

    I hope Hillary continues to insult our media…after all they have NO problem criticizing her.

  • confloyd

    She and Palin make a pretty good double team griping about the wonder boys of the media!

  • BigCatLover

    The media is not reporting news, they are reporting spin. The rest of the world knows this, only Americans mistake propaganda for news. If they want news, the go to foreign sources.

    Speaking of MO’s new hairstyles. her attempt to shame her husband into stopping smoking and dyeing his hair seems to be working, at least the hair part. I saw Obama for 2 seconds on tv today and his hair is about 3/4 gray. Look quick before he freaks and dyes it again.

  • rgb44hrc

    wbboei
    March 4th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Unemployment down to 8.9% and 192k jobs
    ————————————–
    This is easy to debunk. They keep dropping off the rolls because they have been out of work for so long and not because they have gotten jobs.
    &&&

    Another under-reported component of the economic malaise is underemployment. A much higher percentage of the population is working as many hours as they can at various strata of under-earning: some earning 20% less than they had been, or 50% less, or even worse.

    And that applies to older workers being shoved aside, and recent grads (high school or college) not finding “good jobs”.

    Having worked at a telecomm company for three years (1998 – 2001) making a +100k salary, I was laid off Nov. 2001 as part of the tech sector bubble burst. I collected unemployment and looked for work while simultaneously trying to start a business. But things sucked, the sporadic job interview, but no jobs came to fruition. Many months later, unemployment comp ran out, and I started working at a gas station on the NJ Turnpike. And I literally “flipped burgers” at a bar I used to frequent. All together, I was earning about 80% less than I had been.

    By 2005, a couple of short consulting assignments (in computers) lead to eventually getting full-time work. By the skin of our teeth, and by ransacking our savings and 401Ks, we avoided foreclosure in 2004. By 2010, we finally paid off our last Ch. 13 bankruptcy payment.

    But things are tough, even for someone like me who graduated college and has lots of work experience and is in decent health.

    So the basics of our economy seem okay from the perspective of big business, because they control the worker pool situation. But for those of us in the worker pool, we are getting the short end of the stick.

    Oy vey.

  • tim

    wbboei
    March 4th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Yep, you nailed it.
    ZeroHedge did an excellent post on this.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/about-jobs-improvement-under-president-obama

    The labor participation has dropped from 60.6% to 58.4% just in 2 years, hence less people are looking for work, completely dropping out of the pool of people looking for work. Most people, and I was one of them, didn’t realise that the unemployment numbers are essentially the number of people looking for work, if they are no longer looking for work, and discouraged, they are not considered “unemployed”

  • tim

    Here is another excellent article on ZeroHedge that the jobs situation is not rosy by any stretch of the imagination.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/rosenberg-explains-further-why-real-unemployment-rate-u-3-12

  • Norma Desmond

    NMF 10:19AM

    “Let us face it, if you had married the wrong person, you would get the best lawyer you could to get out of he mess. But what you did was worse than marry the wrong person, you help promote an incompetent person into the most powerful job in the world. ”

    RIGHT ON BABY, Right on!!!!!!

  • Vanity4hillary

    Uh how can anybody applaud putting a state run media like media against our own?!?!? WTF you can’t twist those words to sound favorable.

  • turndownobama

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/wisconsin/wisconsin_governor_walker_43_approval_rating

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won his job last November with 52% of the vote, but his popularity has slipped since then.

    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters finds that just 34% Strongly Approve of the job he is doing, while 48% Strongly Disapprove. Overall, including those who somewhat approve or disapprove, the new Republican governor earns positive reviews from 43% and negative reviews from 57% of voters statewide. [….]

    The survey of 800 Likely Voters in Wisconsin was conducted on March 2, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports.

  • Mrs. Smith

    #
    Senneth
    March 4th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I won’t ever watch a Matt Damon film again. Nor listen to Okra, or any of the idiots who supported the fraud. Our country’s in the mess it is in today because these dolts supported someone they knew nothing about and did no investigating of his credentials. They are despicable.
    ________________

    Senneth- are you a big Matt Damon fan? Do you think he’s brave enough to admit he made a terrible mistake supporting Obama and criticizing Sarah Palin with such demeaning insulting comments?

  • Vanity4hillary

    Admin you must do a blog on that racist pig holder. This man needs to be dealt with.

  • SHV

    Another under-reported component of the economic malaise is underemployment. A much higher percentage of the population is working as many hours as they can at various strata of under-earning: some earning 20% less than they had been, or 50% less, or even worse.
    *******
    A friend, age 52, has worked for large retail corp. for >20 years. Was middle management in ID dept. until “let go” 6 weeks ago. At that time, the senior manager called a meeting on a Thursday afternoon, invited about 200 IT people and told them not to come to work the following Monday. Visited him and his wife and he told me he was starting a new job; back to where he was in high school, delivering newspapers.

    At age 52 the chances of him getting full time employment is slightly greater than zero. Fortunately his wife is still working in IT and they still have health insurance but how long will that last? Medicare is at least thirteen years away and there is no way that they or the vast majority of families could afford “health insurance” premiums, especially with pre-existings.

  • tim

    admin

    I thought this was an excellent article by the professor over at legal insurrection

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/03/billion-dollar-candidate-has-left.html

    his last line in his post:
    “Obama is the true candidate of big money. Always has been, always will be.”
    Yells at corporations on one side on the purple lips, while thanking them from the other side.

  • admin

    The Jeopardy guy speaks:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/03/warning_after_reading_this_you.html

    Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Harry Reid (D-NV) both called me back personally in 2004 to try to get me to run for Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat.

    I am not making this up. Win on a game show and you can apparently run for the US Senate. That was when I realized the Democratic Party was f@#$ed in ’04.

  • tim

    admin
    March 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    This is from the onion, right?

  • admin

    Tim, it reads like the Onion but it is New York Magazine. BTW, these days the Onion is more reliable than NYMag. The National Enquirer is likewise more reliable than many, if not most, Big Media outlets.

    This from Huff n’ Puff via Politico:

    http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1103/friend_exposed_edwards_mistress_page2.html

    For almost two years a federal grand jury in North Carolina was been mulling over the fundraising practices of John Edwards’s 2008 presidential campaign. Was any of the money used to cover up his hotel room tango with his mistress, Rielle Hunter? Did he break the law?

    The investigation is expected to wrap up soon, but that doesn’t mean the central characters are letting go of the storyline.

    Pigeon O’Brien, who has known Hunter since the 1980s, penned a lengthy piece for The Huffington Post on Thursday about her friendship with Hunter and her decision to tell the National Enquirer about the affair, which the tabloid exposed in 2007.

    “If you had told me in 2007 that I would still be dealing with this in 2011 I would have laughed at you. And I don’t think we’re even halfway,” O’Brien told POLITICO on Thursday.[snip]

    Although years have passed since the day she picked up the phone and started calling media outlets to report the affair (the Enquirer was the third call she made), O’Brien said she still wonders how her tip, abetted by information from other sources, snowballed the way it did. “I was pretty horrified by the proportions the whole thing took on both sides,” she said about reporters digging at the story from one side, while the Edwards camp dug in on the other. “They seemed equal in their armies. That shocked the daylights out of me,” O’Brien said.

    What shocked others — and still does, in some quarters — is that a paper known for scoops about Big Foot and alien sightings cracked the Edwards mistress story. “It was nice to have someone to listen, to take it seriously,” O’Brien said of the tabloid.

    She said the first two publications she called, a “mainstream publication and a dot-com,” wanted her on the record or not at all. “I didn’t want to go on the record for selfish reasons,” she explained. “It would reduce it to a personal level, and I didn’t want to put my head on the chopping block.”

    The Enquirer didn’t chop. Instead, it “reacted immediately.” [snip]

    She said that after the Enquirer welcomed her off-the-record story, her gut feeling was that it had been the “right thing to do.” In her Huffington piece, O’Brien described trying to reconcile the public image Edwards fostered and her friend’s feelings for him with what she believed had become “a tawdry charade.”

    “The Edwards myth [of a happy marriage] was really beautiful and widely accepted and something people wanted to believe in…,” she told POLITICO. “He campaigned on his integrity.” When the truth emerged, she said, “I think people could not wrap their heads around the direct contradiction.”

    O’Brien said that while the tabloid did not insist she go on the record, she did have to provide evidence to back up her claims. She’s not “entirely happy” with how the Enquirer handled what she first disclosed. “I thought I was providing things on background, and they ran it,” she said. She also wishes that less attention had been paid to the affair itself: “It’s what happened after … that that should be interesting to the country.” The sex, she said, is not the distressing part. It’s the detailed cover-up and the laws that may have been broken that should be frowned upon.

  • S

    Vanity4hillary
    March 4th, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    Uh how can anybody applaud putting a state run media like media against our own?!?!? WTF you can’t twist those words to sound favorable.

    *************************************************

    because our so called “free press” is bought and paid for…and run by big corporations and conglomerates…a few sources own everything and coordinate everything…from the talking points that start in the AM news to the PM news…to all the magazine tie-ins, etc…

    our media is so rigged and corrupt it is pathetic…our “free press” is a myth…

  • turndownobama

    Heh. I thought it would be about Gov Wallace standing on the capitol steps, or whichever steps it was.

    Anyway, good info and links on the WI protests here.

    http://www.progressive.org/wx0304b11.html

  • Vanity4hillary

    S it is a myth but trust that’s not what hillary was trying to say. And we both know it. If anything American media seem to be anti-white. And that is coming from a AA transsexual and I see that.

  • turndownobama

    George Will, writing in 2001, says high speed rail is needed:

    Third, build high-speed rail service.

    Two months ago this columnist wrote: “A government study concludes that for trips of 500 miles or less — a majority [???] of flights; 40 percent are of 300 miles or less — automotive travel is as fast or faster than air travel, door to door. Columnist Robert Kuttner sensibly says that fact strengthens the case for high-speed trains. If such trains replaced air shuttles in the Boston-New York-Washington corridor, Kuttner says that would free about 60 takeoff and landing slots per hour.”

    George Will in 2011:

    To progressives, the best thing about railroads is that people riding them are not in automobiles, which are subversive of the deference on which progressivism depends. Automobiles go hither and yon, wherever and whenever the driver desires, without timetables. Automobiles encourage people to think they—unsupervised, untutored, and unscripted—are masters of their fates. The automobile encourages people in delusions of adequacy, which make them resistant to government by experts who know what choices people should make.

  • NewMexicoFan

    Just re-read your article, Admin, and I think someone should inform the idiot that it is better to have had John McCain in the office of President for one second than to have O in there for 4 perhaps 8 years.

    To use the threat of age, which they have done, and may continue to do with HRC, is assine. Who would rather have an immature inexperience with it blogger (by the way he is not all that with it), in the hardest job in the world, than to have an Albert Einstein in there for what ever time you could have them. In addition, no one is trying to get rid of Job in his job at Apple, who unfortunately is way to young to have the health challenges he has.

    This country might not have been formed if we had used that criteria. In additon, the youngest President ever elected, did not survive his first term in office. Granted, it was unforseen, and hopefully will never happen again. The fact remains, age should not be a factor when you are selecting a leader. It is the ability to lead that is of most importance. O never lead anything, and that was completly ignored. However, the awful truth is, I don’t think he is capabily of learning how to Lead. His objectives for the Presidency have nothing to do with leadership. It only had to do with doing his 8 years, writing his bios again and again, and being the first. Amazingly low expectations for the hardest job in the world.

  • NewMexicoFan

    Notice that those goals have only to do with him, and not the country. His goal is to Ask his country what it can do for him, not what he can do for the country.

  • Mrs. Smith

    O/T but on topic overall-
    _______________

    Valerie Jarrett and The Muslim Brotherhood

    For most Americans Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, remains largely an unknown. To DC Insiders, she has positioned herself as the true power in the Oval Office – a woman who, like the President, has direct links to the Muslim world, both past – and present.

    Weeks after widespread Middle East chaos first erupted, and with a growing number of nations now poised to join the likes of Egypt and Libya into all out rebellion, some are finally questioning the role played by the Obama White House in helping to hasten these events. Of primary concern is the reasoning behind Barack Obama’s quick repudiation of Egypt’s Mubarak, and near silence regarding Libya’s Gaddafi. Why such a disparity in tone between one uprising vs another? As was noted in a previous report, Mubarak, though certainly a dictator of some 30 years in power, was, outside of Israel, America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. Gadaffi was instead a 40 year enemy of the United States – a figure engaged in terrorism, and repeated anti-American rhetoric. And yet, within hours of the Egyptian uprising, Obama demanded Mubarak step aside, while days went by during the Libyan uprising, and Obama said nothing.

    Perhaps the answer to this disparity can be found with President Obama’s closest and most powerful adviser – Valerie Jarrett.

    Despite the information being easily accessed, most Americans are likely still unaware that Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran, and spent her first five years in that country. Like Barack Obama, Jarrett’s initial experience was not as an American, but an American/Muslim hybrid. According to an American Spectator report in August of 2008, the Obama campaign had initiated an aggressive program to hide Jarrett’s Iranian background. This program received significant help from certain media figures who were only too happy to comply with the Obama camp’s request that Jarrett’s Middle East ties were not made a public matter – even as Iranian.com declared Jarrett its “Iranian of the Day” that same month of August. Also during that same time period, Barack Obama admitted to the New York Times that, “I trust her (Jarrett) to speak for me, particularly when we’re dealing with delicate issues” and that he ran every important decision by her first Jarrett’s family history is rife with radical ties, including those of her father-in-law Vernon Jarrett, a supporter of such communist-American icons of the 1940s as Langston Hughes. Vernon Jarrett was the strongest link to Chicago’s Hyde Park environment that would be of such great influence on Valerie Jarrett, and then through her, shape both Barack and Michelle Obama’s adult outlook upon American and its place in the world. Again largely ignored by the media in 2008, Chicago’s Hyde Park was home to such radical figures as the socialist Arnold Wolf, an anti-Israel rabbi (yes, those do in fact exist) who had pushed for increased support for the terrorist PLO. At around that same time Rabbi Wolf was also deeply involved with the Chicago Communist Party. Mr. Wolf declared in a 2008 Chicago Sun Times interview of other Hyde Park elites’ excitement over the political potential of a young Barack Obama a decade earlier, declaring they believed to have found in Obama, “A guy who could sell our product, and sell it with splendor!”

    Some of those other Hyde Park leftist elites excited over the prospects of Barack Obama included domestic terrorists turned educators Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorn, Tony Rezko, (a Syrian-American) Democrat Socialist member Jackie Grimshaw, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakahn, and yes – Valerie Jarrett, already a central player in the Daley-run Chicago political machine, and prior to that, a member of the Harold Washington mayoral administration. Washington too was deeply involved with what some have described as the Chicago Communist Network. Within just a few short years of having been introduced to these radical Chicago figures, Barack Obama found himself as a newly elected State Senator, an author of a highly publicized book (though his own past showed little evidence of having a proclivity for writing, unlike his close neighbor Bill Ayers) and on an astonishing fast-track to national politics, all the while being guided/programmed by the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.

    So this brings us to more recent events in the Middle East, and the seemingly contradictory message coming out of the Obama White House regarding uprisings throughout that region – and the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood both on those uprisings, and the muddled response of President Obama.

    In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood was constantly rebuked by the Mubarak regime – a regime that had for decades helped keep the peace between the Muslim world and Israel. Within hours of an uprising breaking out, President Barack Obama, who admitted every decision he makes is first run by Valerie Jarrett, spoke out against longtime American ally Hosni Mubarak and demanded the longtime Egyptian ruler step aside. It is in Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood was founded, though since that time it has spread its considerable influence throughout the Muslim world. President Obama’s very public stance against Mubarak was in stark contrast to uprisings a year earlier in Iran (the birthplace of Valerie Jarrett) that saw a tepid response from the Obama administration – nary a word was spoken against the Iranian regime, or support given to the cause of the protesters.

    Then came Libya, and again, similar to the lack of response President Obama had given to the Iranian uprising of a year earlier, and in stark contrast to the strong response given just a week prior regarding Egypt, Barack Obama said nothing. No words of support. No condemnation of Libya and its 40-year ruler Muammar Gaddafi, a man who had long supported terrorist attacks against America for decades – much like his Iranian counterparts.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2011/02/27/obamagadaffi_1.jpg

    So in essence, the Obama administration’s almost immediate response toward Hasni Mubarak, a figure who had been an essential ally to the United States in the always-volatile region of the Middle East, was to demand he relinquish power in favor of the uprising – an uprising largely manufactured by the Muslim Brotherhood. But in the case of Libya, a nation long ruled by an anti-American state-sponsored terrorism madman, the Obama administration remained all but silent – much as it had done with Iran, also a nation that remains a bastion of anti-American terrorist activities. Surely these responses, or lack thereof, were manufactured at least in part by Valerie Jarrett, the figure President Obama admits he seeks approval from regarding all decisions.

    Ah, and now the plot thickens even further, for just this week, Kamal al-Halbavi, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood gave a statement indicating his organization’s strong approval of the Iranian government for its “role in consolidating unity and solidarity among the Muslim countries throughout the world.” Al-Halbavi went on to also directly praise the leadership of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the very figure who has repeatedly declared the need to destory Israel, boasted of being able to recruit “hundreds of suicide bombers a day”, and the belief that Islam’s intent is to “rule the world.”

    A 2010 New York Times article cited the following regarding the Obama administration’s ever increasing involvement with Muslim groups – led of course by Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett: Muslim and Arab-American advocates have participated in policy discussions and received briefings from top White House aides and other officials on health care legislation, foreign policy, the economy, immigration and national security. They have met privately with a senior White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett.

    Perhaps it is simple coincidence that the Muslim Brotherhood was given broad support by the Obama administration it its attempts to overthrow longtime American ally Hasni Mubarak in Egypt. And perhaps it is yet more coincidence that the Obama administration then remained largely silent when a similar uprising took place in Iran. And yes, it must be yet more coincidence that at the same time the Iranian-born Jarrett-led Obama administration was giving scant support to the protests in Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood was declaring its continued support for the Iranian regime and its radical anti-American president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling Ahmadinejad, “…the bravest man in the Muslim world.” The very man whose government has slaughtered vast numbers of its own people in order to keep them subservient.

    But what of Libya you say? President Obama did finally speak out in support of the uprising in Libya, more than a week after those protests began. These statements were read by Barack Obama on February 23rd. Guess what group spoke for the first time in support of the Libyan uprising just a day prior to Obama’s own words? The Muslim Brotherhood – they did not give their own official support for the uprising until February 22nd – and only until after that statement from the Muslim Brotherhood came out did Barack Obama personally speak to the issue.

    But of course, this is all just more coincidence layered upon more coincidence…right?

  • Mrs. Smith

    Remove the American/Muslim hybrid and you fracture the spine and effectiveness of BO’s administration.

    It’s obvious who will be his greatest supporters funding his campaign for 2012, seeing he’s left so many burned bridges behind him over the last 3 years.

  • SHV

    Shadowfax
    March 4th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    And those are the cooked, funny numbers.
    ——
    No one believes the numbers, no matter who reports them.

    People ‘believe’ when they actually see jobs open up and can pay their bills.
    *************
    Here is a summary of the Feb. employment report and how the number were “cooked”.

    “The jobs disaster is particularly acute for young workers. In February, unemployment was 17.7 percent among workers age 16-24, an increase of 6.3 percent since the start of the recession.

    Describing the scale of the jobs crisis, the EPI noted: “The labor market remains 7.5 million payroll jobs below where it was at the official start of the recession three years and two months ago. And this number vastly understates the size of the gap in the labor market by failing to take into account the fact that simply keeping up with the growth in the working-age population would have required the addition of another 3.8 million jobs over this period. This means that the labor market is now 11.3 million jobs below the level needed to restore the pre-recession unemployment rate (5.0 percent in December 2007).”

    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/econ-m05.shtml

    The whole piece is worth a read as it shows how the numbers were cooked to get the 8.9% Our govt is just like the old Soviet govt who cooked production numbers, etc. and Americans wondered how the Russian people could be so stupid to believe obvious lies. Well now we know.

  • tim

    “Our govt is just like the old Soviet govt who cooked production numbers, etc. and Americans wondered how the Russian people could be so stupid to believe obvious lies.”

    I work with someone who immigrated to America decades ago, he used to live in one of the satellite countries, I used to ask him how the soviet people still believed the lies, and he and his father would always say, intially people believed the lies, then they didn’t, and so anything and everything they heard from the Pravada they really didn’t take as news, but state propoganda. The soviet people knew that they were lied to, after 2008 and its only now getting stronger, I think more and more people in America are awakening.

  • BigCatLover

    SHV
    March 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    A friend, age 52, has worked for large retail corp. for >20 years. Was middle management in ID dept. until “let go” 6 weeks ago. At that time, the senior manager called a meeting on a Thursday afternoon, invited about 200 IT people and told them not to come to work the following Monday. Visited him and his wife and he told me he was starting a new job; back to where he was in high school, delivering newspapers.

    At age 52 the chances of him getting full time employment is slightly greater than zero. Fortunately his wife is still working in IT and they still have health insurance but how long will that last? Medicare is at least thirteen years away
    ***************************
    Actually, they are already raising the retirement age for public employees and they are trying to raise the social security retirement age from 65 to 70. So when they are done, if you lose you job in your 50’s, you will have trouble finding another job and you will not be able to retire until you are 70. No one mentions this.

  • Mrs. Smith

    SHV-

    Here is a graph used to push the success of Obama’s economic recovery.

    Look at the source:

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=433&topic_id=623037&mesg_id=623037

  • wbboei

    Here is a summary of the Feb. employment report and how the number were “cooked”.

    “The jobs disaster is particularly acute for young workers. In February, unemployment was 17.7 percent among workers age 16-24, an increase of 6.3 percent since the start of the recession.

    Describing the scale of the jobs crisis, the EPI noted: “The labor market remains 7.5 million payroll jobs below where it was at the official start of the recession three years and two months ago. And this number vastly understates the size of the gap in the labor market by failing to take into account the fact that simply keeping up with the growth in the working-age population would have required the addition of another 3.8 million jobs over this period. This means that the labor market is now 11.3 million jobs below the level needed to restore the pre-recession unemployment rate (5.0 percent in December 2007).”

    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/econ-m05.shtml

    The whole piece is worth a read as it shows how the numbers were cooked to get the 8.9% Our govt is just like the old Soviet govt who cooked production numbers, etc. and Americans wondered how the Russian people could be so stupid to believe obvious lies. Well now we know.
    ————————–
    Somewhere above I expressed profound disbelief in the numbers. This issue needs to be drawn into high relief in Congress and on FOX News, who are the only ones who will report it. The other networks are too invested in the Big Lie of Obama and too committed to frauduent polling and propaganda typical of the totalitarian mindset that they are incapable of mentioning it. I know they have tried congressional hearings before and the bureacucrats send in low level people who do not know what is really going on–the old trick of trial lawyers, but inasmuch as this is the issue which determines the overall state of our economy, and whether we are generating sufficient proceeds to stay solvent it now commands a new sense of urgency. The time has come to tell the truth to the American People, big media will not do it ever, so we must find other ways. This is no different than the crap that went on with the scoring of health care.

  • Lu4PUMA

    I think Matt Damon should be appointed as head of the Apologize and Unvote Obama movement. Why aren’t the Dems demanding a primary challenge to the total F in the Whitehouse?

  • Mrs. Smith

    “I think Matt Damon should be appointed as head of the Apologize and Unvote Obama movement.”
    _______________

    That would qualify Damon as supporting Hillary Clinton should she be drafted or deciding to primary Obama. It works for me! 🙂

  • Mrs. Smith

    I forgot to add to the above:

    “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste.” LOL

  • Mrs. Smith

    There you go- All the proposed spending cuts at the expense of taxpayers needed to regain fiscal stability are a bunch of malarkey.
    ______________________

    Government overlap costs taxpayers billions, GAO reports

    Mar-02-11

    Source: WaPo

    With Congress and the White House set to debate the merits of massive spending cuts, federal auditors have identified hundreds of overlapping government offices and programs that if merged or eliminated could save taxpayers billions of dollars.

    The U.S. government has more than 100 programs dealing with surface transportation issues, for example, 82 that monitor teacher quality, 80 for economic development, 56 for “financial literacy,” 20 offices or programs devoted to homelessness and 17 grant programs for disaster preparedness, according to a Government Accountability Office report *released Tuesday*. ( link available below ) Among other redundancies, 15 agencies or offices handle food safety, and five agencies are working to ensure that the federal government uses less gasoline.

    “Reducing or eliminating duplication, overlap, or fragmentation could potentially save billions of taxpayer dollars annually and help agencies provide more efficient and effective services,” the GAO said.

    The study, ordered last year as part of legislation raising the federal debt limit, quickly earned the attention of lawmakers eager to identify potential spending cuts.

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who sponsored the amendment requiring the report’s publication, has said Congress and the executive branch are equally to blame for failing to control spending. Coburn has been an outspoken critic of government waste.

    Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, called the report “a battle plan for the ongoing war against wasteful federal spending.”

    “The weak economy and an unsupportable debt demand that we find cost savings wherever we can,” Lieberman said. “This report points us in the right direction.”

    Much of the GAO report focuses on redundancies at the Pentagon, where leaders already are pushing for budget cuts. Each military service maintains separate buildings, computers and personnel to address the health concerns of service members and veterans, but they could be merged, the report said.

    A 2006 Defense Department study recommended a unified medical command, but nothing came of it. The idea could have saved taxpayers between $281 million and $460 million, the GAO said. Consolidating the Pentagon’s contract acquisition offices, military intelligence operations and efforts to track improvised explosive devices could save tens of billions more, it said.

    Much of the Obama administration’s economic stimulus program has relied on the distribution of federal highway construction dollars, but the government’s approach remains mired in the 1950s, auditors said. Federal transportation involves more than 6,000 workers at five agencies within the Transportation Department, running about 100 funding streams for highways, transit systems, rail and safety, the report said. The overlap costs an estimated $58 billion annually.

    Presidents since Harry Truman have attempted to eliminate redundancies only to bump up against powerful special interest groups and congressional committees wary of reductions to the programs they oversee.

    “It is a situation in which small, narrowly based groups who have what they want and are afraid of losing it inevitably have proven stronger than large groups with more or less amorphous and less single-minded attitudes,” Caspar W. Weinberger, President Richard Nixon’s budget director, wrote in 1978 as he recalled a six-month initiative that merged the government’s domestic functions into a handful of “super-departments.”

    President Obama, a former senator and close colleague of Coburn, spoke during his presidential campaign about the need to make the government work better.

    “The president has made it a priority to reform government and make it more effective and efficient for the American people, which is why his budget reflects a commitment to streamlining government and saving taxpayer dollars,” White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said Tuesday in response to the report.

    Upon taking office, Obama quickly appointed a chief performance officer, a new position meant to tackle government organizational issues.

    Jeffrey Zients, who holds the position, will lead Obama’s efforts to overhaul federal trade issues and is also leading efforts to reduce the government’s real estate portfolio. His colleagues Aneesh Chopra, the government’s chief technology officer, and Vivek Kundra, its chief information officer, are working to consolidate 2,100 data centers used by federal agencies.

    That is a good idea, according to GAO. The government used just 432 data centers in 1998, and a consolidation could save taxpayers up to $200 billion in the next decade.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/01/AR2011030106312.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    DreamWorks lines up WikiLeaks film based on Guardian bookDreamWorks studio – founded by Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen – has bought the rights to WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy

    DreamWorks lines up WikiLeaks film based on Guardian bookDreamWorks studio – founded by Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen – has bought the rights to WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy

    Thursday 3 March 2011

    Leigh and Harding’s book charts Julian Assange’s life and times, from his itinerant childhood through to the creation of the WikiLeaks website in 2006. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

    Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood studio looks set to oversee WikiLeaks: the Movie after securing the screen rights to WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, the book by Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding.

    Reportedly conceived as an investigative thriller in the mould of All the President’s Men, the film will be backed by DreamWorks – the studio founded in 1994 by Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.

    Leigh and Harding’s book charts Julian Assange’s life and times, from his itinerant childhood through to the creation of the WikiLeaks website in 2006. It also provides the inside story of Assange’s explosive partnership with the Guardian and the release, last December, of more than 250,000 secret diplomatic cables.

    Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, said: “The Guardian’s unique collaboration with WikiLeaks led to what some have described as one of the greatest journalistic scoops of the last 30 years.”

    Discussing the proposed film, he added: “It’s Woodward and Bernstein meets Stieg Larsson meets Jason Bourne. Plus the odd moment of sheer farce and, in Julian Assange, a compelling character who goes beyond what any Hollywood scriptwriter would dare to invent.”

    One joke circulating on the internet was that Leigh, Guardian investigations editor, could be played by No Country for Old Men star and supposed lookalike Javier Bardem. In addition to snapping up the Leigh/Harding bestseller, DreamWorks has secured rights to Inside WikiLeaks, by Assange’s former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. This has led insiders to speculate that DreamWorks executives are planning a heavily fictionalised thriller.

    “A good template for what they are thinking is The Social Network, where Aaron Sorkin not only used the Ben Mezrich book The Accidental Billionaires as a resource, but gathered actual testimony from the lawsuits filed against Mark Zuckerberg that detailed the formation of Facebook and provided high drama,” said Mike Fleming of the industry website Deadline Hollywood.

    The picture is the most prominent of a number of WikiLeaks movies at various stages of development. These include a documentary by award-winning film-maker Alex Gibney, director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and a mooted biopic based on a New Yorker article by Raffi Khatchadourian, co-produced by HBO and the BBC.

    The embryonic DreamWorks version still requires a scriptwriter, a director and a cast. It may also need an ending. Reviled by his foes as a “high-tech terrorist”, Assange is currently fighting an extradition order to Sweden to face sexual abuse accusations.

    This week he reportedly lashed out at his former collaborators at the Guardian, who, according to Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, he accused of being part of a “Jewish conspiracy” against him. Assange has denied this allegation. There seems little doubt that Assange’s life story provides enough red meat for dramatists. But the final act has surely yet to be written.

    • This article was amended on 3 March 2011. The original said: “Steven Spielberg looks set to oversee WikiLeaks: the Movie”. This has now been corrected

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/mar/02/spielberg-assange-wikileaks-guardian

  • turndownobama

    I wish they would film Assange’s own book so he would get the royalties. But I suppose Bank of America and cronies would freeze all the money.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Gaddafi is in dire need of help from his old comrade- Chavez

    Chávez proposes ‘committee of peace’ to mediate between west and Gaddafi

    Venezuela ready to set up coalition of nations sympathetic to Libya to arbitrate.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/03/chavez-peace-mediate-west-gaddafi

  • S

    …the frivolity of buyer’s remorse…

    theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/03/hollywood-crush-on-obama-cooling/35621/#

    Hollywood’s Crush on Obama CoolsBy Erik Hayden Mar 04, 2011 Some political wonks have speculated that President Obama could raise $1 billion dollars for his 2012 campaign after raising $750 million for 2008. But some of his most deep-pocketed fans in Hollywood do not seem as enthusiastic as they were three years ago.

    Recall that in 2008, Obama—to the chagrin of John McCain—presided over a $9 million and $11 million Hollywood fundraisers and became the TV/Movie/Music industries most contributed to candidate by far. On the campaign trail Obama literally had to fend off offers from celebrities like George Clooney, Kevin Spacey and Matt Damon who were going out giving stump speeches for the then-senator. In total, Hollywood managed to raise more than $34 million for Democrats that year on the promise of the “Hope” platform.

    Fast forward to 2011—past the Obama administration’s health care battles, the near-mutiny from the far left over progressive causes and the “shellacking” election. As the President launches his reelection fund-raising efforts, those staunch Hollywood allies don’t appear as eager to shill for the President. Over the last several months, generalized celebrity grumbling took several forms:

    Example A: Matt Damon (aka the Disappointed A-Lister) The actor who once served as a virtual attack dog for the president (bashing Palin as a “bad fairy tale”) and taking time off his schedule to campaign for the Democrat in Florida is now much more disillusioned with Obama. In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan he relayed that he “no longer hope[s] for audacity” and conceded that he definitely “wanted more” from the President.

    Example B: Barbra Streisand and Jane Lynch (aka the Abandoned Progressives) Noted by The Upshot’s Holley Bailey, these two formerly enchanted Obama supporters exemplify his problem among progressives: they don’t understand why he didn’t move faster on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and don’t agree with his “evolving” gay marriage stance. Lynch told the Guardian that Obama was a “huge disappointment to me” while Streisand told Larry King “I would have liked to have him use his executive privilege … to get rid of something like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,'” she said (via The Upshot).

    Example C: Gene Simmons (the Unrealistic B-Lister) In an interview last December with the now partially defunct Parker/Spitzer, the KISS frontman lashed out at Obama and said that he’d take his vote back. “In the back of my mind I wanted to show the world that America, the land of slaves…is also the place of hope that can give an African American the chance to lead the most powerful place on the face of the planet,” he said. “However, if you take a look at the resume, you couldn’t find somebody—in retrospect—more unqualified.” Unlike Matt Damon who simply wanted more from the president, Simmons-types probably feel that they’ve been hoodwinked by the false promises of 2008.

    It’s important to note the distinction between mere grumbling and actual dampened enthusiasm, of course. And the real question is whether these sentiments will manifest themselves in withheld personal donations, less eye-popping fund-raising events and fewer outspoken endorsements during election season.

    Will that happen? The easy bet would be to say “no,” for the simple reason that once campaigning is in full-swing and the Republicans have stubbornly nominated a socially conservative candidate, Hollywood will grudgingly write humongous checks to Obama. But, if on the off chance that Obama had to compete with a candidate who didn’t assault the sensibilities of Hollywood (say, a Bloombergian type), then we’d say Obama might worry.

    *****************************

    if the dem party had any teeth left, they would dump him and demand better…but it is all for show…

  • S

    Vanity4hillary

    March 5th, 2011 at 1:36 am

    S it is a myth but trust that’s not what hillary was trying to say. And we both know it. If anything American media seem to be anti-white. And that is coming from a AA transsexual and I see that.
    ****************************************

    Vanity4Hillary…I do not think Hillary was making a racial statement…I think it was more a statement regarding how superficial our news media has become…how we spend more time making Charlie Sheen, Lohan, etc the story of the day and how our media uses those tactics to distract and divert from substance and reality and what matters most in people’s lives…people all over the world…I think she was saying that our media distracts from issues that effect all humanity…and then the corporate media splits the difference and then just argues the superficiality and spin against each other…

    as in…the “right vs the left”…regardless if there is common ground that could actually benefit people…the extreme agendas are what controls the media…

    I think what Hillary said was our news is basically soundbites in between commericials bought by corporations (that also may have enormous conflicts of interest, ie GE and defense and energy contracts, etc)…

    …and that in fact, our news media is a bunch of noise…predicable noise…with the most important issues, and that includes race, etc…lost in that blob of noise and commercials…

  • JanH

    S
    March 5th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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    Exactly.

  • JanH

    Hillary Clinton’s Message to Senate Echoed by Kids on Capitol Hill Wednesday: Reject Drastic Foreign

    As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before Senate committees Wednesday, hundreds of children’s advocates — a third of them children themselves — are visiting congressional offices with a similar message: don’t slash foreign aid.

    “I think Congress should know kids are the future. They should be healthy everywhere,” said Lexie Viklund, 14.

    The Long Island, NY 9th grader was among participants from 19 states around the country attending Save the Children’s annual advocacy day, Wednesday. The event coincided with a heated budget debate on the Hill and Secretary Clinton’s testimony in the Senate about foreign affairs funding.

    “This is a truly scary time when you think of how many children around the world could lose access to lifesaving care brought about through U.S. programs,” said Charles MacCormack, Save the Children president and CEO.

    “Make no mistake, Americans will lose too with drastic cuts,” MacCormack added. “Investing in global development that reduces suffering of the world’s poorest children is an investment in our common future. It’s an investment in global stability and economic growth that benefits us all.”

    “We hope the Senate listens to Secretary Clinton today and we hope all of Congress listens to American children here today to advocate for less fortunate children around the world,” he said.

    Save the Children supporters told members of Congress Wednesday that a potential cuts to maternal and child health funding would be equivalent to eliminating vaccines and treatments that could reach up to 32 million poor children around the world.

    Annually, 8 million children die of largely preventable and treatable causes. Over 40 percent die in the first month of life — most in the absence of very basic health care. House leaders continue talking about rolling back “non-security” funding back to FY08 levels. Applied to the maternal and child health account, that would represent a $453 million cut to President Obama’s FY11 budget request.

    Save the Children said that sum could provide all of these:

    •8 million children with antibiotics to treat pneumonia, the biggest killer of children under 5
    •12.5 million children with oral rehydration salts to treat diarrhea, the 2nd biggest killer
    •7 million children with vaccines against seven childhood diseases
    •Midwifery training for thousands of health workers to help ensure a safe delivery and lifesaving care for their newborn
    At this week’s events, Save the Children also named its 2011 Congressional Champions for Children honorees. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Sen. Roger Wicker, (R-MS) were recognized for their work on behalf of children in the United States and worldwide

    http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=644070&Itemid=29

  • moononpluto

    Well this is gonna be fun

    If you thought Wikileaks was important wait untill the Egyptians start uploading what they found tonight.

    Extraordinary times as Egyptians storm Secret Services archives.

    Egyptions say sex tapes, and docs leaking are flooding out of Egypt’s Secret Service.

    ………………………………………………………..

    I wonder who has been blackmailed over the years? This could get interesting.

  • moononpluto

    This could get very bad for the US, if whats being reported what is about to come out of Egyptian secret service archives, a parting gift by Mubarak?

  • moononpluto

    I’m hearing stuff of blackmail videos, sex videos, torture videos and much more about to become public…………..

  • moononpluto

    Egyptian State Security uses a product by a German company called Gamma to hack into our skype accounts.

  • tim

    “This could get very bad for the US, if whats being reported what is about to come out of Egyptian secret service archives, a parting gift by Mubarak?”

    Would not surprise me one bit. Cheney and Biden were both saying Mubarack was a great friend to the US, especially during the Gulf war when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

    Waffles threw Mubarack under the bus faster than he threw Wright under the bus.

    This is a parting gift to embarass the US, namely Waffles, but it will hurt America much more. The secret services is controlled by the egyptian military, who still have respect for mubarack, after all he was part of it for years, wouldn’t surprise me one bit if this is a parting gift by Mubarack and those forces that may not have liked mubarck, but don’t like America even more, this will fit their bill as well.

  • JanH

    moon,

    bambi is too busy redecorating the Oval Office as his own personal brewery not to mention probably developing plans for his very own White House indoor golf course.

  • tim

    http://debka.com/article/20733

    or even more sinister, the muslim brotherhood is taking more and more control, and control is slipping from the Egpytian military. Iran is aiding the radicals in Egypt massively.

    “President Waffles Saturday, March 5, asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to set out for Cairo on an emergency mission to help Egypt’s military rulers regain control of a situation which is slipping into the hands of the increasingly radicalized protesters, debkafile reports. Friday, thousands of protesters seized control of Egyptian security police (Mahabis Namn El Dawla) headquarters, shutting down its operations across the country. Iran is transmitting large sums to the Muslim Brotherhood through Hamas.”

  • tim

    I’ve never felt Israel’s existance was in any danger, but I do now after reading this article.

    http://debka.com/article/20718

    “Just two days after two Iranian warships reached the Syrian port of Latakia via the Suez Canal, an Iranian-Syrian naval cooperation accord was signed Friday, Feb. 25 providing for Iran to build its first Mediterranean naval base at the Syrian port, debkafile’s sources reveal. It will include a large Iranian Revolutionary Guards weapons depot, anchorage for large warships and submarines and logistical infrastructure for incoming Iranian troops. The Syrian Navy chief said the move would “cripple Israel.””

  • JanH

    KUHNER: Eric Holder’s liberal racism
    Attorney general reveals he is color-conscious, not colorblind

    By Jeffrey T. Kuhner-
    The Washington Times
    Thursday, March 3, 2011

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. should resign. He is a disgrace to his office and to his country.

    Mr. Holder is a race baiter. On Tuesday, he testified during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the voting rights case involving members of the New Black Panther Party. In the 2008 election, Black Panthers – dressed in military fatigues and wielding a club – threatened voters at a Philadelphia polling station. They denounced the voters as “crackers” and vowed those voters would not be allowed to help defeat then-candidate Barack Obama. Their goal was to bully and intimidate. This was a clear case of violation of voting rights. Such behavior may occur with impunity in banana republics – not in the world’s leading democracy.

    Rep. John Culberson, Texas Republican, confronted the attorney general, demanding to know why the Justice Department refused to prosecute the Black Panthers – especially considering they were caught making the menacing gestures on tape. Mr. Holder shamelessly played the race card. He claimed to take offense at comments by civil rights activist Bartle Bull, who called it the most serious example of voter intimidation he had ever seen at the polls.

    “When you compare what people endured in the South in the ‘60s to try to get the right to vote for African-Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia … to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people,” Mr. Holder said.

    Excuse me – his “people”? This is one of the most outrageous – and divisive – statements by a senior government official in recent memory. His people are and should be the American people – all of us.

    Mr. Holder is the nation’s top law enforcement officer. His duty is to uphold the law and apply it fairly and equally to everyone – regardless of race. In other words, his job demands that he be colorblind. By his own words, he has shown he is unfit for the position. He is a racial tribalist – race trumps justice. When he talks about his people, Mr. Holder sounds like the grand wizard of a black Ku Klux Klan.

    This is not the first time Mr. Holder has made offensive racial comments. In 2009, he claimed that when it comes to discussing race, Americans are “a nation of cowards.” He said in a 1996 interview with The Washington Post that regardless of how “affluent, educated and mobile” a black person becomes, “his race defines him more particularly than anything else.” In other words, according to Mr. Holder, no matter how successful and integrated blacks are in U.S. society, they will always be victims; racial solidarity must supersede their American identity.

    Mr. Holder is deliberately evading questions about the Black Panther case. He is guilty of nixing an investigation into blatant voter intimidation because the culprits were black – and the victims white. He refuses to answer questions directly or release documents about the decision-making process that led the Justice Department to drop much of the case. In particular, he refuses to answer whether Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes instructed her subordinates to pursue only civil rights investigations involving victims who are black. Mr. Holder is stonewalling in a desperate attempt to cover up his race-based policies.

    Mr. Holder is a product of the 1960s. He embodies radical chic, the belief that America is based on racial domination and capitalist exploitation. The reason he refuses to go after the New Black Panthers is that he largely shares their worldview. The original Black Panthers were fascists. They championed black nationalism, racial supremacy and economic collectivism. Their aim was the violent overthrow of the “white power structure.” In short, they were the very opposite of Martin Luther King Jr., who espoused nonviolence, assimilation and the creation of a truly colorblind society.

    Since the late 1960s, however, black racial separatism has been growing. The New Black Panthers are the direct descendants of it, as are Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They are race baiters who seek to erect an ethnic spoils system that will balkanize America. Mr. Holder is a polished version of Mr. Sharpton. Despite the fancy suits and lawyerly demeanor, Mr. Holder embraces the same destructive ideas: black nationalism, anti-Americanism, state socialism, support for affirmative action and racial quotas, and the politics of grievance and victimology.

    The attorney general insists on making false – and inflammatory – comparisons to the civil rights movement. No one is saying that the Black Panther case is akin to segregation in the South or that whites are systematically being denied the right to vote. Rather, the New Black Panthers are thugs. Their actions represented a fundamental assault on our democracy.

    When it comes to America’s mortal enemies – such as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 – Mr. Holder goes out of his way to defend their rights. This includes supporting efforts to have Mohammed tried in a civilian court. Hence, Mr. Holder thinks jihadists are entitled to full constitutional protections while peaceful, law-abiding Americans exercising their God-given right to vote are not – especially if they are white and possibly pro-Republican.

    Mr. Holder lacks the character or competence to be attorney general. He has abused his office and violated his sacred oath. Like other practitioners of racial politics – white, black and Latino – Mr. Holder acts as if everything begins and ends with race. This is a form of intellectual and moral corruption that threatens the very long-term unity of America. This kind of black nationalism is poisonous to the nation’s bloodstream. It is divisive, destructive and dangerous. And it is why Mr. Holder must go.

    Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/3/eric-holders-liberal-racism/

  • JanH

    “the muslim brotherhood is taking more and more control, and control is slipping from the Egpytian military. Iran is aiding the radicals in Egypt massively.”

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    I am not surprised. This is what I was very afraid would happen.

  • JanH

    “Iranian-Syrian naval cooperation accord”

    ——————————–

    Tim,

    I firmly believe that Iran and Syria have already reached many accords that will directly endanger Israel and it’s people. Both countries are determined to anihilate the Israelis and this is just the beginning.

    I can’t see Israel just standing by and watching this happen. They will fight to the death if need be. What remains to be seen is who will fight with them? Which country/countries will stand side by side when the time comes?

  • tim

    JanH

    excellent article on Eric “my people” Holder

    this paragraph stuns me, absolutely stuns me

    “This is not the first time Mr. Holder has made offensive racial comments. In 2009, he claimed that when it comes to discussing race, Americans are “a nation of cowards.” He said in a 1996 interview with The Washington Post that regardless of how “affluent, educated and mobile” a black person becomes, “his race defines him more particularly than anything else.” In other words, according to Mr. Holder, no matter how successful and integrated blacks are in U.S. society, they will always be victims; racial solidarity must supersede their American identity.”

  • admin

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP.

  • tim

    “Which country/countries will stand side by side when the time comes?”

    UK, France, Germany, Australia, India(though not directly). I have heard statements in defense of Israel from Cameron, Sarkosy, Merkel, the new PM of Australia, and Singh has not made any public statements regarding Israel, but Bibi has many of his ministers visit India often from what I have read.

    America with that Israel-hating Waffles in the WH will not come to the aid of Israel and Israel without a doubt knows this.