Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ask Adorable Kittens

What's the craziest part of Mike Huckabee's recent "Obamba in Kenya"  remarks?

HUCKABEE: I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough. And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American. When he gave the bust back to the Brits --
MALZBERG: Of Winston Churchill.
HUCKABEE: The bust of Winston Churchill, a great insult to the British. But then if you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather. 

Let's ask adorable kittens! 
Hmm? Sorry, I fell asleep halfway through! 

I think that the craziest part is that Huckabee seems to think that you have to be Kenyan to be offended by British imperialism! 

Oh, I concur! He seems to be implying that we Americans could not possibly see the British as
"A bunch of  imperialists." 

Oy, Watch what you say there, mate! You're treading on some bloody thin ice, there. You're just lucky me human is holding me back! 

Hey, what's all the racket up there? 

Seriously, you're ruining the mood!

Horrible Scumbag James O'Keefe Claims Another Victim

NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

WASHINGTON – NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned Wednesday under pressure, a day after an undercover video showed one of her executives on a hidden camera calling the tea party racist and saying the news organization would be better off without taxpayer money.

I don't necessarily object to NPR executive Ron Schiller (no relation) being punished in some way, because he does flirt a bit with anti-semitism, although it probably is more a case of mis-speaking (about newspaper owners), but Jeezus Christ, every time this little asshole makes a video, some person or organization gets the axe. It's total BS.

Watch the video, (here)  what does the guy say that isn't true?

Tea Partiers are racist?

Um, there aren't enough people being educated in America?
Hard to argue with that.

Muslims deserve a voice?
Sounds right.

Anti-intellectualism on the right?
That's been well documented (even by me!)

NPR would be better off without government funding?
That's a matter of opinion.

The mainstream media has a pro-Israel bias?
Pretty obviously, they do.

And I guess we're supposed to be shocked that the NPR folks are sitting down with affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood? Maybe they are actually educated enough to know that the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT a terrorist organization? (apparently, they were several decades ago, but not now.)

So why does Vivian Schiller need to be ousted?

Schiller said she and the board concluded that her "departure from NPR would help to mitigate the threat from those who have misperceptions about NPR as a news organization."

Goddammit, you gotta stop doing this! Every time some right-wing bullshit artist gins up a complaint about anyone or anything, someone ends up fired. You can't appease these assholes. There is no one that you couls fire that will satisfy their lust for destruction. Do you think that pushing Ms Schiller out the door is going to make them say "well, that takes care of that problem. NPR is fine now, we can stop targeting them." It's never going to happen.

And any news organization who wants to be considered at all legitimate needs to stop running O'Keefe's crap. If you receive a video with some "important investigative whatever" on it, and you see that it comes from O'Keefe, or Breitbart, or "Veritas," throw it in the trash. O'Keefe and his buddies are so pathalogically dishonest, that I wouldn't believe them if they produced a video showing that the sky is blue.

The Zen of Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Calls Kathy Griffin a ‘Half-Been Comedian’ For Some Reason

Sarah Palin is functioning on a spiritual plane that most of us can only dream of attaining. This is a woman who is largely known for having been a governor and quitting halfway through slamming Kathy Griffin as a "half-been."
This is someone who quit to avoid being a quitter. Someone who loves America so much that she hung out with secessionists.
Palin repeatedly goes on TV to complain that the media won't leave her alone. She insists (rightly) that her kids be left alone while dragging them with her into any spotlight she can find.

Sarah Palin is the sound of one hand clapping.