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


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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

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Taxpayers protest D. C. spending spree in rallies across the country (Update)

All across America today thousands of citizens expressed the growing disgust for the massive spending going on in Washington, D. C.

I made a list of at least some places.

SanDiego; North Carolina; Oklahoma City; Nashville; Orlando FL.; Ft Myers FL; Austin Texas; Portland Oregon; Shelby Alabama; Lansing Mi, Cleveland Oh, Houston; Denver; Hartford Conn; and Washington D. C.  See video below and go to Michelle for photos.

Scenes from the DC Tea Party on Feb. 27, 2009, where hundreds of taxpayers rallied in support of free markets and limited government – and against endless bailouts.


Oh, that’s right, they’re following George Anthony around, they are staked out in front of Haleigh, Cummings house, and they are obessessing about every word Rush Limbaugh utters.  And don’t forget this earth-shattering news:  Michele Bachmann said, “You be the man,” to Michael Steele, which was a big compliment in my book.

UPDATE: Greta is covering this!!!

Posted:  02.27.09

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What Caused Our Economic Crisis? Money For Nothing and Your Houses For Free (Repost)

This was first posted in September of 2008.

This video made it to the Mainstream Media.  New Media, the internet, and American citizens, are doing the legwork and investigative reporting so lacking in the Mainstream.

I’m not sure what version of the video this is, but what about this attempt to shut this video down?  More strong arm tactics?  That freedom of speech really does rub some people the wrong way.  And we sure don’t want them in the White House.  (Too late now)

ALERT 09/30 15:00 pm ET: YouTube has now taken down not only the first version of the Burning Down the House video produced by TheMouthPiece, but has also taken down versions 2 (9/27) and 3 (9/29).  The version directly below is now removed.


The current mess would never have occurred in the absence of ill-conceived federal policies. The federal government chartered Fannie Mae in 1938 and Freddie Mac in 1970; these two mortgage lending institutions are at the center of the crisis. The government implicitly promised these institutions that it would make good on their debts, so Fannie and Freddie took on huge amounts of excessive risk.

Worse, beginning in 1977 and even more in the 1990s and the early part of this century, Congress pushed mortgage lenders and Fannie/Freddie to expand subprime lending. The industry was happy to oblige, given the implicit promise of federal backing, and subprime lending soared.

This subprime lending was more than a minor relaxation of existing credit guidelines. This lending was a wholesale abandonment of reasonable lending practices in which borrowers with poor credit characteristics got mortgages they ere ill-equipped to handle.

Reposted:  02.27.09


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Leave Roland Burris Alone!

Let the man have his Senate seat and get off his back.

I really don’t know what the problem is with Mr. Burris.  If all calling for him to resign would just shut up, there would not be a problem.  And if — if — he had to walk in by himself last night as some kind of a shun, then all the Senators should be ashamed.  I absolutely hate it when someone cries race or racist, but I am beginning to wonder if that’s what it is.  First they block him from the Senate floor so he can’t be sworn in with the rest of the Senate, and now they want him to resign.


He obviously wants the position, I think he considers it an honor that he maybe has hoped, he was duly and legitimately appointed, and he seems to me to be an honorable man, so just exactly what has he done that he should resign?

And besides that, if Tim Tax Cheat Geithner can be Secretary of the Treasury and IRS, Mr. Burris can surely be a Senator.

Posted:  02.25.09

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“Oh, God” whispered by someone (Chris Matthews) at MSNBC as Jindal walks out (Video)

I heard this! – somebody saying “Oh, God” as Bobby Jindal ]was walking to the podium last night to give the republican response to President Obama’s speech.  I thought it was Chris Matthews, but I’m not sure.  Keith Olbermann was introducing Jindal.  It is for sure that someone said it.  Can’t tell the folks at MSNBC are on the side of Obama and the democrats, can you?  What a surprise.

They keep taking these videos down. 

Posted:  02.25.09

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Obama plans to extend withdrawal plans to 19 months

Obama promised during his campaign to withdraw troops from Iraq within 16 months of his election.  Well, maybe not.

Officials said Obama is prepared to to add three months due to the concerns of ground commanders who wanted more time to cement security gains, strengthen political institutions and make sure Iraq did not become more unstable again.

Even with the withdrawal order, Mr. Obama plans to leave behind a “residual force” of tens of thousands of troops to continue training Iraqi security forces, hunt down foreign terrorist cells and guard American institutions, as he said he would during last year’s campaign.

In recent weeks, Mr. Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the three withdrawal options — 16, 19 and 23 months — with the president.

The top two commanders responsible for Iraq, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Gen. Ray Odierno, have declined to say what options they preferred, but military officials made it clear that the two were uncomfortable with the 16-month plan that Mr. Obama backed during the campaign.

Administration officials said it was possible that Mr. Obama would announce his decision on Iraq withdrawals on Friday during a visit to North Carolina, possibly at either Camp Lejeune or Fort Bragg. Camp Lejeune is the home of some 8,000 Marines who are to be deployed to Afghanistan under a plan Mr. Obama announced last week to send 17,000 more troops to the country.

Promises are easy to make.

New York Times

Posted:  02.25.09


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