Monthly Archives: February 2009

Chris Matthews tries to explain his “Oh, God” remark

Sometimes it takes me a few days to absorb something and this is one of those times.  I’m talking about Chris Matthews, MSNBC, and his muttering before an open mic on national tv “Oh, God,” as Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana approached the podium to give the republican response to President Obama’s address the other night.  “Oh, God.”  Reminds me of that 70’s movie.

Okay.  So he expressed himself.  We all know how he feels.  But what makes it beyond offensive is his absolutely unbelievable explanation the next evening.  He made the following statement to excuse his mistake:

“I was taken aback by that peculiar stagecraft, the walking from somewhere in the back of this narrow hall, the winding staircase looming there, the odd antebellum look of the scene,” Matthews said in a script for his “Hardball” show on Wednesday. “Was this some mimicking of a president walking along the state floor to the East Room?”

What is so odd or peculiar?  So Chrissy insults the Governor of Louisiana,(before he says a single word, by the way, so it has to be explained by something visual) and then he tries to justify it by smarting off about southern architecture and I believe the south in general.  I don’t know where Jindal was when he gave the speech, but maybe the “peculiar stagecraft” was the Governor’s mansion (below).  Do you think?


Here’s another nice example of an antebellum structure in New Orleans:

antebellumThis  Greek Revival masterpiece built in 1857 is clearly one of the most celebrated and opulent of the unique raised cottages of New Orleans – a city that boasts of more properties and Historic Districts on the National Register than any other.

So Matthews insults the governor of Louisiana, (the first Indian-American elected governor in U. S. history)and he has also insulted the governor of Alaska, a woman, of course. Don’t forget he had some very demeaning remarks to make about Hillary Clinton, too.

But, hey, he’s on MSNBC and what more do you expect?

Posted:  02.28.09


Filed under Human Interest, life, Media, politics, President Barack Obama, Uncategorized

Fred Cooper trial II to resume Monday

Testimony ended for the week about 6:00 p. m. today.


The DNA evidence was introduced.  In my opinion, the DNA was confusing and does not nail Cooper.

Analysts compared the samples against DNA standards for the four major players in Cooper’s case: Cooper himself, Steven Andrews, Michelle Andrews and Kellie Ballew.

The Andrewses were found dead in the bedroom of their Gateway home on Dec. 27, 2005. Prosecutors say Cooper killed them out of jealousy over an affair between Ballew, his longtime girlfriend, and Steven Andrews.

Both samples showed mixed profiles, DNA analyst Julie Heinig said. That is, each showed characteristics not only of Cooper’s DNA, but Steven Andrews’.

Outside the presence of the jury, Barbara Andrews, Steven’s mother, gave some testimony that could have been more damaging to Cooper than any DNA.

It was after January 11, when Cooper was arrested. Barbara and Russell Andrews came back down to Fort Myers to take care of some of their son’s business and estate matters.

The couple spent a day at the ocean with Lukasz, after which they returned to the hotel.

As he was running around their hotel room, he caught sight of a newspaper hanging off a table. Fred Cooper’s picture was on the front page, she said.

He stopped “dead in his tracks” and stared at it, she said.

She took him outside to get a snack. On the way out, she told her husband to put the newspaper away.

“He looked frightened to me,” she said.

Considering that Lukasz was in the house during the murders of his mother and father, this would not have been good for Fred.  Defense attorney objected to admitting this testimony and the judge agrees and says it can’t come in.  Hope the jurors don’t read the papers this weekend.

Trial will resume at 8:45 a.m. on Monday.

See Naples News.

Posted:  02.27.09

Leave a comment

Filed under crime, Human Interest, law and order, Uncategorized