"From the beginning, the effort has been bedeviled by a lack of preparation, organization, urgency and clear lines of authority among federal, state and local officials, as well as BP." -NYTimes. http://www.nytimes.com/...
What I was saying a few days ago. Got jumped on pretty bad for saying it. Is this Republican/Faux News talking points?
When I saw this video, http://bit.ly/... of James Carville attacking Newsweek columnist and CNN talking head Fareed Zakaria for saying the president was overreacting to the gulf oil spill; I said, this is the man who should be in charge of the spill response. He said he wanted to hit Zakaria with a "football bat"[sic]. I don't know if Carville knows anything about oil, or oil spill response, or for that matter, football or baseball. But I like his attitude. Moreover, Carville is from the gulf area and he's pissed off. He's extremely pissed off. And we need someone who is from and cares about the area, and is mad as hell, to get things moving.
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Ok, I'm not a pray-er. Some might say I don't have a prayer. But I just saw the Greta Van Susteren interview with Palin and it made me pray the most fervent prayer I have ever prayed in my life. Palin says, in essence, God will open the door for her to the White House (see end of video, Part 3, below and here). We've got to ask God please not to do that. Please pray with me.
Not that she needs my protection, I'm sure she can handle herself. But when the NY Times wrote this about her new show, http://www.nytimes.com/... I had to respond.
To paraphrase McLaughlin, from the show you assert is the only one that fosters lively debate: Wrong! Ms. Maddow had proved her ability to handle worthy opponents when she was on David Gregory's borefest on MSNBC before she got her own show. She has plainly stated that she invites "anybody, please" from the McCain campaign to come on her show. Isn't it obvious who is afraid to face a worthy opponent here? It isn't Rachel Maddow.
Well I mean, at least she didn't call her a monster. Personally, I would have given her a raise. Somebody might actually start listening to Air America again. I will when Randi comes off suspension. Well, if she does. I hope they don't fire her. The comments are over the top, granted. But the right gets away with so much more than the left does when it comes to this kind of thing. We are such wimps and we're supposed to be the radicals. Back in the olden days, the 60's and 70's, when I was a youngster, being a radical meant you could say radical things.
Cross posted at arevolutionofone.net.
Video from MSNBC.
It's an election year and it's time once again for the congressional Big Oil Executives show. Congress hauls a group of big oil executives in front of them, yells at them, makes faces and wags their fingers at them. The executives leave and laugh all the way to the bank. The last show was two years ago, ironically also and election year. They were called before congress due to record prices and oil company mergers and what happened afterward? Two years later they are being called in again because of record profits and because they got 18 billion in tax breaks given to them by a Republican congress and they are giving the consumer no kind of break at all.
First there was fantasy football, and now there's, fantasy investing. The site Updown.com launched in September last year. It gives anyone who wants to join one million dollars in fantasy cash and allows them to play the stock market online, measuring their success against the S&P 500. Anyone out performing the S&P can earn real cash. The idea puts me in mind of what Jerry Seinfeld said when he heard Kramer was attending a fantasy camp. Remarking that Kramer's whole life is a fantasy camp, he said, "People should plunk down two thousand dollars to live like him for a week: Do nothing, fall ass-backwards into money, mooch food off your neighbors, and have sex without dating! That's a fantasy camp!"
Beyond the pure insanity of a nutty cult leader having the influence that Reverend Moon has, there are so many things so very wrong here I hardly know where to begin. But I'll force myself to start with what's been in the news recently. And I'll do it briefly because, as I've said before, this topic has been discussed to death in the corporate media. And now that I think about it, it's not that it's been discussed so much, but how it's been discussed, as an endless 20 second loop, that's the problem.
Sometimes I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone when I when I'm watching TV and I see the media version of what's happening in the world and I see a completely contradictory version of it somewhere else. Or, metaphorically, like Charlton Heston must have felt at the end of the movie Soylent Green when he finally realizes that soylent green is made from people. It's not that I trust the media so unquestioningly that I can't wrap my brain around the fact that their version of what is real is so far from what actually is real, but that I just can't believe that it would be possible to have any remaining shred of credibility or status among the people of this country if you got something so absolutely, incredible wrong so many times. Even if you give people very little credit for paying attention to or caring about what's going on. Or even if you think they are not very smart. It still doesn't make sense.