Williams Fired for His Fox News Affiliation

Why waste space here? I figured I may as well just say it in the title. Juan Williams wasn’t fired from NPR for his comment on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show (see video below).

Williams was fired from the left-leaning NPR simply because they hated the fact that a well-known liberal was voicing his opinions on the “enemy’s” turf. Pure and simple. The left can squawk all day long about how “Faux News” isn’t a real news outlet, is a Republican talking points network, and all that other brainless drivel that they seemingly spend all their time agonizing over. If the Obama administration and the rest of their cohorts on the left spent as much time strategizing over what to do about the economy as they do about how to subterfuge Fox News, we’d all be in a lot better fiscal shape by now.

Now obviously this opinion is not within the realm of provable theories, at least not at this point. What is provable is that NPR has employees still working for them who’ve made far worse utterances than anything Williams has said. Case in point, Nina Totenberg, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent…

Even Totenberg, however, has stated that the firing of Williams isn’t even a terribly popular move amongst NPR employees. Of course, the difference between Totenberg and the “obviously racist” Williams is that the former is not a “Faux News” contributor.

All sarcasm aside, I won’t be surprised if NPR now makes another move in an attempt to cover their tracks, such as relieving Totenberg of her duties or something to that effect. They’re under tremendous pressure to atone for Williams’ firing due to their own lack of diversity, which is now basically NO diversity. Pretty sad for a network claiming Williams’ firing was supposedly due to his “racist” remarks about Muslims. Of course, that chump change recently dumped on NPR’s lap by George Soros probably had nothing to do with it, either…Nah, couldn’t be.


You Say You Want a Revolution?

In one of those moments that caused me to emit that Tim Allen grunting noise, Republican congressional candidate Reverend Stephen Broden said the following in a TV interview yesterday.

We have a constitutional remedy. And the Framers say if that don’t work, revolution.

The interviewer, Brad Watson, political reporter for WFAA-TV, asked Broden for further clarification, to which he responded, “If the government is not producing the results or has become destructive to the ends of our liberties, we have a right to get rid of that government and to get rid of it by any means necessary. He added further clarification, saying “The option is on the table. I don’t think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms. However, it is not the first option.”

Broden has been denounced by the Dallas County Republican Party and other Republicans.

Pardon the pun, but what has Broden been smoking? I’ve seen interviews with him before and he’s never said anything approaching this level of nuttiness. Of course, since he’s spoken at Tea Party events in the past, it’s likely inevitable that this will be linked to those violent and racist hatemongers (please note extreme sarcasm here…).

Also…”If that don’t work”? Come on, dude. Advocating violence and poor grammar do not go hand in hand.

The Rent Is Too Damn High Guy Apparently Not Paying Rent

In an ongoing story that has become comedy gold, Jimmy McMillan, candidate of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party, apparently isn’t experiencing the scourge of having rent that is too damn high.

As I reported yesterday, McMillan spiced up Monday’s New York gubernatorial debate with a quip or two and just for the fact of the name of his party being so damn funny. Apparently, good ol’ Jimmy doesn’t suffer from the affliction of his rent being too damn high, though. He has been living rent-free since the 1980s according to a newly published report in the New York Times.

In response to questions about his damn rent, McMillan stated…

Even though my rent is not too damn high, if I’m fighting for the children who can’t pay rent, who have no place to live, then my rent is too damn high.

Then in typical politician fashion, he added…

Don’t look for anything I say about my living space to be true.

Apparently, this story was just too damn good to pass up.

The Rent Is Too Damn High?

Now before you get ticked at me for including a curse word in the title to this post, don’t get too upset with me. Let me explain…

In last night’s gubernatorial debate in New York, you had your usual suspects. In other words, the Republican and the Democrat. Then there were a few others that were a little less usual, representatives of parties other than the two major ones. Finally, there were the UNusual suspects.

One of those was a former madam who made several jokes relating to her former (or perhaps not?) profession and one in particular relating to a question about reforming the Metro Transportation Authority

The key difference between the M.T.A. and my former escort agency is I operated one set of books and I offered on-time and reliable service.

The star of the show, however, was one Jimmy McMillan, the candidate of the…Get this…The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. In fact, the name of his “party” was pretty much also his answer to most of the questions throughout the evening. To his credit, McMillan did at least indirectly answer one of the questions without referring to his party’s main issue. Responding to a question about gay marriage, McMillan said…

If you want to marry a shoe, I’ll marry you.

Part of Mr. McMillan’s performance can be viewed here. When I saw this, I honestly thought it was straight out of a Saturday Night Live skit…

Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, the concept encapsulated by the name of this emerging party could be a great idea…I’m thinking something like “The Government Is Just Too Damn Big”, “Obama Is Just Too Damn Expensive”, etc., etc.

An Open Letter and Plea to Glenn Beck

I’ve been a Glenn Beck listener for about four years now. I know a lot of people don’t like him, especially liberals or, more accurately, progressives. That being said, even some on the other side of the political universe admit that they believe Beck is sincere in what he says and believes, though I’m certain those same people won’t vouch for his sanity.

That being said, Beck has had some health issues over the past few years, including “butt” surgery {insert joke here} and an emergency appendectomy. In July, his health situation became even more serious. He announced that he had been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, which could eventually leave him blind.

On today’s morning radio show, Glenn announced that he will be taking a few days off next week to undergo some testing to hopefully figure out what’s now going on with him. He has apparently been experiencing problems with feeling in his hands and feet and mentioned that it may be something called small fiber neuropathy. However, this is just one of many different possibilities. He’s also mentioned to listeners that he’s been having problems with his vocal chords recently, which may or may not be related to the other symptoms.

You can read the article and view videos from his radio show about this on his site “The Blaze” by clicking here.

My plea is this, though I’m sure this has little or no chance of being read by him…

Glenn, take care of yourself for once. Your listeners know your schedule is brutal and I’ve heard you mention on more than one occasion that you rarely sleep more than two or three hours or something to that effect. Add that to a schedule that includes doing a three-hour radio show and a one-hour television show, and that’s not to mention all the prep time it takes for those. Then there are all the books you’ve written or are in the process of writing, personal appearances, and the travel required to make it to those shows, speeches, and other engagements.

You’re stretching yourself too thin. OK…OK, I’m sure your love of gravy and ice cream is probably keeping your midsection well-endowed but I think you know what I mean. I’m afraid your hectic pace is catching up with you and I can’t imagine that you can spend as much time with your family, either, at least as much as they probably need from you right now.

Now I know that even if you were to read this, you don’t know me and my words probably don’t mean as much as someone you’re familiar with and have respect for. Please don’t take this as chastisement but just genuine concern from a listener who’s concerned about your health.

PLEASE take my advice and take some actual time off from work. Not just a few days or a week’s vacation but perhaps even an entire month. Get your tests done, get some rest, some actual sleep, and spend some extended time with your family. I’m sure considering all the things you’ve been through recently that they could probably use the extra time right now. Please, for heaven’s sake, we don’t actually want to see blood shooting out of your eyes.

I’m certain you’re in good hands with the doctors who’ll be working with you but your fans, myself included, are praying for you and the Great Physician to work miracles in your body and spirit.

Foot in Mouth…Again

Sticking his foot in the mouth of the conservative movement yet again, Rush Limbaugh said the following:

Mr. Obama, our Imam Child, they have already taken their trillion dollar ball home and they’re sitting on it, you jackass.

The “Imam Child” comment refers back to what Limbaugh has been calling Obama for several months now, “Imam Obama”. Limbaugh goes on to refer to him as an ignoramus, a jackass again, an economic ignoramus, and then says “And that’s being charitable.”

I’ve never been a fan of Limbaugh at all but, even if I was, this kind of rhetoric certainly doesn’t help the cause very much. Sure, he probably got some hoots and hollers from his hardcore fans but, beyond that, is this really helping anything other than possibly his ratings? You’d be hard-pressed to show that it is.

Do us a favor Mr. Limbaugh and learn how to keep your mouth shut sometimes.

For the full story, click here.

Kill ’em All?

No, this isn’t about Metallica’s debut album or the outcome of a clash between soccer hooligans. It’s about this classy dame pictured below…

If a baby’s going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother.

If I were the mother of a suffering child, I mean a deeply suffering child, I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face…

If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.

Are you kidding me? These statements were made by journalist and advice columnist Virginia Ironside. Understandably, her comments aren’t currently in vogue but they are certainly becoming more widespread.

In my opinion, this is the logical end of the argument that legal abortion is a necessary evil. This isn’t a topic I’ve covered much here on my blog, if at all. At least I don’t remember the last time I posted anything here about it. However, I felt I had to breach the topic at least once and wonder aloud if this is the road we’ve forced ourselves down over the last few decades.

Now, I realize that most supporters of legal abortion won’t agree with what Ironside is saying but I think most of us could also reach a consensus that it’s possible that the unintended consequences of far too many abortions has led to some deadening of the senses in this area.

I’d like to know what you, the reader, think about this. Is this the beginning of the proverbial “slippery slope” or is it just a representation of a nutjob that should be completely dismissed?

If you’d like to view the interview from which the above quotes were taken, you can do so here…