Author's Note. This was originally posted at my Wordpress blog and it's set to automatically tweet out a link. I included Rep. Walden's twitter handle in the title just so someone in his office would see it. I include it here for historical purposes.
At 1:40 of this segment on the October 10th episode of “Hannity”, Rep Greg Walden comes right out of the gate lies by saying this country “We have a huge deficit problem, a huge spending problem”. When actually, we didn't. (From a May 23rd, 2012 posting at Talking Points Memo. And remember, this was several months before the sequester kicked in.)
A tweet from The Onion about the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is drawing criticism for being tasteless, even amid the constant social media satire of the Oscars.
The satirical newspaper called Quvenzhane (kwuh-VEHN’-juh-nay) Wallis an expletive intended to denigrate women. The joke was meant to parody how beloved Quvenzhane is, but many thought the language inappropriate for discussing a child.
The Onion deleted the tweet about an hour after it was posted. Still, that was enough time to create a firestorm online with many saying the remark crossed a line.
The CEO of a company that teaches people how to use guns has posted a ranting video online in which he claims he will ‘start killing people’ if President Obama uses his executive powers to introduce tighter gun controls.
James Yeager runs Tactical Response, a Tennessee company that trains people in weapon and tactical skills. In a video posted on YouTube and Facebook, Yeager describes President Obama as a ‘dictator’ and claims that tighter gun control measures will result in ‘civil war.’
‘F*** that! I’m telling you that if that happens, it’s going to spark a civil war, and I’ll be glad to fire the first shot,’ rants Yeager, who has bullets tattooed on his left arm.
Yeager gets increasingly more irate as the video continues and he urges other gun rights advocates to ‘load your damn mags’ and ‘get ready to fight.’
He closed with more threats: ‘I’m not fucking putting up with this. I’m not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. I’m not letting anybody take my guns! If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people.’
A shooting at a mall near Portland, Ore., on Tuesday afternoon left three people dead, including the gunman, and at least one other person injured, police said.
Lt. James Rhodes of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the gunman shot two people to death and also died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Rhodes said another person was wounded with a traumatic injury and sent to a hospital.
Rhodes said police do not believe there was a second shooter.
Oregon Health Science University, one of two level-one trauma centers in the Portland area, reported that one person had been admitted to the hospital. Legacy Emanuel Hospital, the other level-one center, said no patients had been admitted as of 5:15 p.m. local time (8:15 p.m. ET)
The shooting, which occurred around 3:20 p.m., during the busy holiday shopping season triggered panic at the Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley, just south of Portland. The shooting took place in the food court near the Macy’s. Those in line to get their photos taken with Santa immediately dove for cover, KGW reported.
A woman who answered the phone at Chipotle in the mall told NBC News that someone ran in and yelled, “It’s a shooting, it’s a shooting.”
According to multiple Fox sources, Ailes has issued a new directive to his staff: He wants the faces associated with the election off the air — for now. For Karl Rove and Dick Morris — a pair of pundits perhaps most closely aligned with Fox’s anti-Obama campaign — Ailes’s orders mean new rules. Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris. Both pundits made several appearances in the days after the election, but their visibility on the network has dropped markedly. Inside Fox News, Morris’s Romney boosterism and reality-denying predictions became a punch line. At a rehearsal on the Saturday before the election, according to a source, anchor Megyn Kelly chuckled when she relayed to colleagues what someone had told her: “I really like Dick Morris. He’s always wrong but he makes me feel good.”
A Fox spokesperson confirmed the new booking rules for Rove and Morris, and explained that Shine’s message was “the election’s over.
According to Brown, who famously dubbed “Brownie” by President Bush, it’s unlikely that Hurricane Sandy will dramatically impact the presidential race and news coverage in the final week of the election. However, he has some words of advice for the president and his reelection team.
Holding a press conference at FEMA yesterday might have been a bit premature, given that the most serious impacts of the storm are not expected until later today, he feels.
“Here’s my concern,” Brown says. “People in the northeast are already beginning to blow it off…. [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg has shut down the subway…[launched] evacuations…. I don’t object…they should be doing all of that. But in the meantime, various news commentators…[and others] in New York are shrugging their shoulders, saying, ‘What’s this all about?’ It’s premature [when] the brunt of the storm won’t happen until later this afternoon.”
Brown says he understands why the president might have chosen to have a news conference earlier rather than later.
“My guess is, he wants to get ahead of it — he doesn’t want anybody to accuse him of not being on top of it or not paying attention or playing politics in the middle of it,” he says. “He probably figured Sunday was a good day to do a press conference.”
For a FEMA director, Brown says, timing is always an important question: When is it most effective for the president to make an announcement?
“He probably could’ve had a little more impact doing it today,” says Brown.
From the article “Michael Brown, ex-FEMA head, has advice, criticism for Obama about Hurricane Sandy.” from the Denver Westworld Blog.
Some people would call Clint Eastwood’s performance at the RNC stage in Tampa last night a sorry display from an old man who’s lost his mind.
I am not one of those people.
Instead I offer this alternate theory.
For the last few days I’ve been busting my balls trying to write a long and complicated blog post trying to convince people that they need to get off their asses and vote this year. But you know something? The whole thing can be summed up in one phrase.
You know the problems you have with Obama? The Republicans ain’t going to fix that!
Warning: Some of the language after the jump is a bit harsh.
Dear Mr. Hurt:
I have just spent the last several minutes re-reading your open letter to Christopher Nolan, Sean Penn and Warner Brothers that was published Tuesday the 24th of July in the Washington Times.. And I have come to the following conclusion.
You are a f**ing a*hole.
Now I normally don’t engage in name calling. (Well, actually I do. But usually, I just mutter it under my breath and try not to write it down.) When I disagree with someone, I try not to make it personal. I have not always succeeded but I have made an extra effort in my dotage.