Friday, July 20, 2012

Usual Media Jagoffs Begin Their Usual Inane Speculation About Colorado Shooting; Knee-Pad Media Exploits Shooting For Political Reasons Again; Bad Week For Economy Again; Gutless UN on Syria; Reasons To Vote For Obama

  • My regular readers know I normally begin my post with some type of late-night joke or headline from The Onion, but, under the circumstances, I'll suspend it for one day. Blessings for all those killed and injured in this latest tragedy in Colorado.

  • One thing that has not been suspended is the jagoff, knee-pad media, as they always do after such unfortunate incidents,  speculating about the Colorado shooting.  For example, Brian Ross and George Stephonolpoulos suggested there might be a Tea Party connection to the shooter. Piers Morgan of CNN---whose ratings are in the toilet so deep even a Joe the Plumber couldn't save it (that's a child watching CNN above)---blasted gun owners as did Mayor Bloomberg of NYC. If you recall, it was the knee-pad media who couldn't wait to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shooting of Congresswomen Giffords.
  • As always, the knee-pad media and some politicians will exploit this shooting for purely political reasons. The fact is---whatever this killer's politics are---he's evil and he just might be a crazed maniac like the Tuscon shooter.

  • These scumbags can't wait to politicize such tragedies for one reason alone: to manipulate public opinion. And they will do this by insulting a majority of the country. Yet, when Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood killing 12 and injuring over 40, the knee-pad media withheld even reporting his name let alone his race. In addition, the continued to try to convince us he was a "lone wolf." But now we know---because of a just concluded review of the FBI's handling of the case---they knew of Nidal's connections to Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical American cleric, BEFORE the shooting took place. The review also found out the FBI behaved this way for PC reasons.
  • As it should be, we all need to let this story play out. We'll find out more about the shooter and perhaps his reasons. But, now, let's be rationale---for once. (And I'm directing this at the media).
  • Best headline about the shooting: "Half-Assed Media Speculation About the Batman Shooter." Reason
  • The luckiest man in the world today: Fred Willard.

  • Economic news was not good this week yet again. In addition to the significant increase in unemployment claims last week, other disturbing numbers came in yesterday. Home sales fell 5.4% from May to June.  The sales were the fewest since last October.  And if that was not bad enough, Microsoft posted its first loss in 20 years.
  • "The consequences of their decision is obvious: further bloodshed and likelihood of descent into an all-out civil war." Mark Grant, Britain's UN ambassador on Russia and China's veto of a resolution to take more action against Syria's murderous dictator, Bashar Assad.

  • Some real reasons why 43-47% of Americans still support Obama: 1-Republicans are mean. 2-Mormons are scary. 3-Obama is the first Gay President. 4-Romney is really rich unlike Obama who is only worth about $7-8 million. 5-According to Slo Joe Biden, Obama is "first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy..." (this is true). 6-It's still Bush's fault. 7-Do you know how sad it would make Chris Mathews if Obama lost? 8-You are racist if you don't vote for Obama. Townhall
  • I like Morgan Freeman's work a lot. He really is a good actor. But I have to question his judgement. He gave a super PAC in support of Obama $1 million. He can do anything he wants with his money. It's his. But his rationale, in my opinion, is suspect. He said of this donation and support: "Pres. Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances." Delusional.
  • Charles Krauthammer of Fox News and a psychiatrist on whether Romney should release more of his tax records, "Once you do it, it never stops...If you give them three years, they're going to want six. If you give them six, they're going to want 10..."  And Conn Carroll of the Washington Examiner: "The only way to shut Team Obama down on this issue it to say 'no' and stick to it." I agree with both positions.