I guess we know who is going to win "Worst Person In The World" tonight. One has to start to wonder about the mental health of Bill-O. It is one thing to lie and lie and lie and lie and lie and lie (get the point), but when you see that you are getting caught now every time and continue then some thing is seriously wrong.
This time, David Hawpe of the Courier Journel in Louisville, calls Bill-O out on his lie.
More on the flip...
Some of you may have been watching the recent Bill O'Reilly rant about the American Civil Liberties Union when a local student's name popped up.
O'Reilly snapped that Shannon Baldon was "getting a scholarship for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance -- very nice."
It would have been very nice if O'Reilly, the top-rated Fox commentator, had got the story right.
Beth Wilson, who runs the Kentucky ACLU, dismissed O'Reilly's version as "a blatant lie."
She should know. Her group nominated Shannon for the $4,000 award, which the Central High School honor student will use for expenses at Berea College, beginning next fall.
Shannon actually got the award for establishing and being president of the ACLU chapter at her school, amongst other things. The whole flag thing was Shannon asking the critical questions that needed to be asked.
"She stands" for the pledge to the flag, her father insisted, adding, "I'm an Air Force veteran, and I stand."
What she and others have explored is whether teachers should make students stand, if they choose not to. That and other concerns were discussed at community-wide ACLU-sponsored student roundtables, which Shannon helped to organize.
"Shannon has that kind of personality about her," Conley said. "She seems so serious. When she gets hold of something she likes, she really sticks with it."
This is what blowhards like O'Reilly miss. They attack the ACLU for everything, oddly if O'Reilly was ever sued for half of the crap that came out of his mouth, I bet the ACLU would be there to defend him. Think about that.