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|Bernie Sanders blows Wolf Blitzer's mind with a simple idea ( guess it doesn't take much)
Who says Bernie Sanders can't win? If he keeps coming up with simple mind blowing ideas like he did on CNN the other day , he is going to win a lot of votes! Simple yes, mind blowing, only if you ...
|The Iraq war, if you knew then what you know now....what a crock!
"If you knew then what you know now about Iraq, would you still have invaded?" That seems to be the question di jour among the beltway stenographers who pass for journalists these days. The ...
|NFL, Patriotism for a price
I don't know about you, but I have always felt a little uncomfortable with the displays of military might before an NFL game and during half time.It just seemed a little forced to me and not natural.
|The potential and reality of the Hillary Clinton campaign
Little Johnny came home from school one day and his father asked, "what did you learn in school today Johnny?" "Well", Johnny replied, "the teacher is trying to teach us the difference between, ...
|The 1% vs the 99% NFL version
I have lived in San Diego for the last 17 years and have become a San Diego Chargers fan. I know pro football is a business first and a sport second but it is fun to get together with friends on a ...
|Stay classy tv news!
David Susskind once said , " if you put an artichoke on TV after a couple of weeks that artichoke will become famous." Unfortunately there are way too many artichokes on TV news today and not ...
|Super Stupid Sunday Spectacle
If you want to see a microcosm of the decay in American society and culture, you need look no further than today's Super Bowl! From the inane three hour Pre game show to the display of military ...
|Can we get "deflate gate" type media coverage on other issues??
I don't know about you, but I think I have heard enough information on the supposedly deflated footballs from the New England Patriots to last a couple of lifetimes!! I mean seriously, every time I ...
|Is the NFL rigged?
I know this isn't the most pressing issue in America but with the suspicion of elections not exactly being on the up and up with paper-less voting machines, it just seems like more and more every ...
|Brad Blog vs. Nate Silver
In a post election analysis, Nate Silver wrote that pre-election polls were skewed towards Democrats...http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-polls-were-skewed-toward-democrats/ He says the ...
|How a false viral Facebook post crushed a proposed immigration center
I see these right wing Facebook posts that make outlandish claims all the time. They are so blatantly silly all you can do is laugh at them. This latest one turned out to be not so funny and had ...
|National Anthems and violent images
First off, I am a HUGE fan of the World Cup! I have been ever since 1982 when I began following the tournament on a regular basis. There is just something awe-inspiring about the entire planet ( ...
|Fact checking a viral pro-gun facebook post
Okay so I am doing my obligatory daily check-in on my facebook account today and among the pics of friends kids and the fabulous lives that all our friends are leading, i find a pro-gun post by a ...
|New Gallup Poll...OMG dumb and dumber
Just the other day, I was thinking back to the things we read and studied in junior high school and high school in the sixties. I remember reading authors like Steinbeck, Hawthorne, and Faulkner in ...
|Exxon, me and the IRS
We've all heard the stories by now of how corporations like Exxon avoid paying federal income taxes. As a matter of fact in 2009 Exxon managed to pay exactly... zero in federal tax. There doesn't ...
|The U.S. supports citizens right to peaceful protest........in other countries
I had to laugh at all the righteous indignation from Obama and Biden and all the other govt. officials to the use of force against Ukrainian protestors. All the lecturing from U.S. officials to the ...
|On mortal thoughts and the Koch brothers
I have often thought if you didn't have a whole lot of time left on this planet, how important would money really be to you? I mean, what would you want to do with the precious little time you ...
|Are you ready for some corporate celebration, er I mean some football.....
To paraphrase Hank Williams Monday Night Football intro before he was canned ( for a hate-filled racist anti-Obama rant). Yes, it is that time of year again for the celebration of that corporate ...
|I wish i was still in TV news and Mike Grimm did that to me!
I spent 16 years in the tv news industry. I started off as a sports reporter, then switched to news anchor and reporter. This spanned the years from the late 70's to the early 90's. Apparently ...
|"The only thing we have to fear is,......
It has been a long time since FDR uttered that famous phrase in his first inaugural address in 1932 but it couldn't have more relevance in 2014! Fear seems to be the predominant emotion running ...
|Why do we have to quote this guy almost every day!
I am wondering if anyone else has this same thought that I do. Why do all the so-called liberal and progressive programs i.e. The Rachel Maddow Show, The Last Word, The Ed Schultz Show, All in ...
|Next Stop Willoughby
is the name of one of my all-time favorite episodes of the iconic series, "The Twilight Zone" Twilight Zone was not just a sci-fi series, many of the episodes provided biting commentary on the ...
|Where is Will Rogers when you need him?
As the news keeps getting worse, i.e. the worst income inequality ever, not renewing unemployment beneifts, cutting food stamps, hateful speech (Duck Dynasty), climate change deniers, the ...
Ok so I am not really an old Uncle Scrooge at heart, but every year it keeps getting harder and harder to maintain that " peace on earth goodwill toward men thing" going.. More after the fold....
|Waste and fraud in Food Stamp program..intolerable....in the military....eh ..not so much
These cuts in the Food Stamp program known as S.N.A.P. are just barbaric.....reading some of the stories about people who now will have trouble feeding their children will just tear your heart out...
|50th anniversary TV specials on the JFK assassination are OK up to a point
And that point is when they start talking about the actual assassination itself. It is not because I am too squeamish to look at the Zapruder film or too sad to relive the moment. Quite the ...
|Rachel Maddow, you finally won me over
As you can tell by the headline I have not been a big Rachel Maddow fan, ( until last night that is). Personally I find her smarmy, cutesy delivery just too much for me to watch. Her efforts at ...
|Ahhhh....the strawberrys, that's where I had them!
If I may lift a line from Humphrey Bogart's stunning portrayal of Captain Queeg in the " Caine Mutiny" Apparently we have some Captain Queeg's in California's agricultural industry.....follow me ....
|No R.I.P. for Hugo Chavez
Not if you have been a target of the coporate media for your entire political career...In announcing his passing, the power elite lapdogs just couldn't resist one parting shot at Venezuelan ...
|Soledad out , Erin Burnett in OMG
From time to time I keep track of the comings and goings in my former profession....( it reminds me why I left)... This one, I think , really puts the nail in CNN's coffin......more over the ...
|The War on Terror is a phony
I have always thought that the so called war on terror is a big phony.....( not going to talk about 911, since that is taboo here). There is a new book out that takes a look at the ten years since ...
|What the hell is wrong with kids these days?
I mean it's getting so I really don't want to drop my daughter off at school anymore.... This happened in Poway, an affluent community just north of my home in San Diego.... A Poway student sent ...
|Are you ready for some bread and circus?
Yes, it's that time of the year again....We can just sit in front of our 50 inch flat screen and temporarily forget about all of our problems and lose ourselves in the corporate orgy known as the ...
|Do they let anyone testify in front of a senate committee these days?
I thought you had to be a pretty big heavy weight to testify in front of a senate committee. I mean if the United States Senate wants to hear what you have to say, you must have something to say! ...
|The most crazy new law of 2013 ( so far).
I thought this has to be an article from the Onion, but alas, it is from the Atlantic...and it is real...very real.....It is now Illegal for you to keep your cell phone when changing carriers........
|Falcons fan pistol whips flat screen after loss
I guess gun violence isn't just limited to people...A poor innocent flat screen TV also knows the butt of gun violence ( no pun intended).....
|DO NOT use these words on your social network sites!
Unless you want to be monitored by the Department of Homeland Secuirty. If you didn't think we had arrived at Orwell's 1984 yet, you can rest easy.. We are there! A freedom of informaiton ...
|Rushing to beat the assault ban...
I haven't posted a diary for awhile ( taking time off after the election I guess)....but I feel that I have to post something today about the dreary reaction of some of my co-workers to Obama's ...
|I am getting up early on Black Friday
but it sure won't be for a good deal on a friggin flat screen tv!!!! No, I will be with my brothers and sisters at 7A.M. at the Walmart on 8820 Grossmont Blvd in La Mesa ( just north of San Diego). ...
|It might be a landslide if........
I was just looking at the pre-election predictions from the nattering nabobs of nuttiness....to paraphrase a pre-tea party nutjob ( former NIxon VP Spiro Agnew)....and something just leaped out at ...
|Two-thirds of Repbulicans believe in what??
As the election is only a few days away, I feel comfortable that Obama is well on his way to re-election, looking at the electoral college map. The one thing I have been trying to wrap my mind ...
|Message for "Severe Liberals" like myself
Many of us severe liberals are less excited about voting for Obama then we were in 2008 (from civil liberties concerns to opposition to drone strikes and more) I mean we will becasue the ...
|Meet the lovely men behind the voting machine companies!
Now that we've met the men behind the Hart Intercivic machines that will count the vote in two Ohio counties come election night ( Bain Capital business buddies of Mitt and Tagg Romney). How about ...
|Guess who's counting the vote in Ohio election night??
I think you'll be shocked, and very disturbed. I mean Ohio is the whole ball game...Romney simply can't win without Ohio it is just mathematically impossible ( like his tax plan!)....Soooo who is ...
|Two debates, not one question on climate change
is like having a conversation about cigarette smoking, and not talking about cancer...I mean I am glad President Obama showed up, and finally called out that sleazeball and now hopefully he will get ...
|So Martha Raddatz was a good moderator??
The whole "village" ( and others ), proclaimed a job well-done by Martha Raddatz after the vice-presidential squabble last week. I guess anyone would seem great after Jim Leher, but I just couldn't ...
|Florida election officials are scared
Which makes me petrified....I"ve had a couple of diaries about voting machine problems and maybe even fraud....they have been met with a few like-minded Kossacks who are as concerned as I am, but a ...
|Climate change was in a televised debate
It just wasn't in the Obama-Romney debate. I just happened to be scrolling through my 200 or so plus channels on my cable ( in which it is very difficult to find anything intersting to watch), when ...
|I told you so
I don't want to say it, but I told you so....In a recent diary I predicted that the Thursday morning headlines would be all about Romney the comeback kid, in fact I said some reporters were writing ...
|Is anyone else worried about this?
I got lambasted pretty good about a previous diary of mine which worried about how big a lead Obama would have to have to survive any shenanigans with voting machines. I was criticized for no ...
|Romney has already won the debate
I will bet you that many reporters in the MSM are already working on their catchy post-debate headlines..the ground work is already being laid.. You already see the meme...."The debates areRomney's ...
|How big a lead is safe from voting machine fraud?
I know we are all giddy right now with the big Obama leads nationally and in Ohio, Florida, etc. but I was wondering about something. How big a lead do you have to have to protect against vote ...
|A reporter trying to save Romney on chant fail
An update on the Romney-Ryan chant fail....A reporter ( I don't know which one, but would love to find out!) is trying to save Romney by saying that he was there and the crowd was chanting Romney's ...
|Tom Brokaw= Wimp
As an ex-TV news guy, I just had to get this off my chest..It was refreshing to watch Chris Matthews epic take down of the RNC chief yesterday and then good old Tom Brokaw had to ruin it all...more ...
|Romney says he'll kill arts funding
In a fortune magazine interview set to come out soon, our favorite cretin presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, says he will eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts...That would ...
|Another crazy thing about Akin
is that this dolt, was actually leading senator Claire McCaskill by four to five points!! before he made his now famous rape comment. It never cease to amaze me how these complete idiots get elected,
|We had to show our tax returns
My wife's interview and test for her citizenship is coming up on September 11th ( yea I know, creepy) but the point is that in putting together her paper work we had to send in the last three years ...
|How can it still be close??
MItt Romney has to be the most inept, gaffe prone, secretive, and truly unlikeable candidate to come down the pike in my lifetime (which goes back to the Kennedy-Nixon campaign). So how can i ...
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