Monthly Archives: August 2009

Chris Matthews: Bill Clinton is “The Voice of God”

Just when you think you have heard everything…..

I think Chris Matthews has completely gone over the edge.  He compares Sarah Palin to Howard Stern but goes a step further and says Bill Clinton is the “Voice of God.”  I read it, but had to listen to the video just to make sure that’s what he said.  He did.  At least twice.

Referring to a clip of Clinton:

MATTHEWS: That is the Voice of God sir, David Corn. That is the Voice of God because it’s the voice of truth and experience. I completely buy what he said, completely.

See Newsbusters.

Do you think the thrill is gone from his leg? He may need an intervention.

I do have to agree that a little leadership experience would be more than welcome right about now.

Posted: 08.31.09

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Do not use a funeral to promote health care. Lord, hear our prayer.

O.M.G. where is Bernie and Cardinal Egan?

I thought it was a little crass for Nancy Pelosi to comes out no less than one hour after Ted Kennedy’s death seeking to use his death to catapult national health care to passage, but this is almost unbelievable here.

I now know for certain that “separation of church and state” only applies to conservatives.  And it’s okay to use a funeral with little children to push a political agenda?  I think not.

“As my grandpa said so often in every part of this land that every American shall have decent healthcare as a fundamental right and not as a privilege.  We pray to the Lord”

“Lord, hear our prayer.”

And “God Bless.”

H/T:Chickaboomer.

Posted:  08.30.09

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Cable Ratings: Glenn Beck on top – Keith Olbermann on bottom

A couple of delicious little tidbits appear in the Thursday night (08.27.09) cable ratings.

Glenn Beck again tops out in the demo rankings, despite the strong arm “boycott”  initiated by Color of Change.  I sent my letters last week to the cowardly companies that responded to the thugs telling them I am boycotting them.

Secondly, Keith Olbermann is tanking.  He’s #10 in total viewers and #13 in the demo, losing to Rachel Maddow and Campbell Brown.

See Newsbusters for a complete list, including total viewers.

Here are the demo rankings (ages 25-54) Nielsen TV Ratings :

  1. Glenn Beck — 762,000
  2. The O’Reilly Factor– 757,000
  3. Hannity –691,000
  4. On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—623,000
  5. Special Report with Bret Baier– 446,000
  6. Fox Report w/Shep Smith–418,000
  7. Larry King Live—378,000
  8. FOX & Friends- 357,000
  9. Nancy Grace – 347,000
  10. Anderson Cooper 360—343,000
  11. Campbell Brown- 337,000
  12. Rachel Maddow Show—279,000
  13. Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 276,000

I guess Olbermann will still be claiming he is #1 in some sub-section of a sub-section of a sub-section of viewers.  Nobody’s buying it.

Notice:   Fox always takes the top 6.

See Previous Post for Wednesday night ratings.

Posted:  08.30.09

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Howard Kurtz says Glenn Beck attacked Van Jones Because of boycott – Wrong

Here’s a good example of how the mainstream media misrepresents —

This time it’s CNN:

From Newsbusters:

“Howard Kurtz on Sunday  accused Fox News’s Glenn Beck of attacking White House “green czar” Van Jones in response to the advertiser boycott implemented by Color of Change, an advocacy group founded by Jones.”

Now, this is a lie, or Kurtz was ignorant to the fact that Glenn Beck discussed Van Jones’ radical background on July 23, 2009, and again on July 28, 2009.

It was in response to these programs that Color of Change started their call for a boycott of Beck’s show in an email dated July 30, signed, “– James, Gabriel, William, Dani and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team – July 30th, 2009” See the email here. (That’s James Rucker, the other co-founder of Color of Change and the present Executive Director and previously with MoveOn.org.)

Now, let me see, does July 30th immediately follow July 23rd and July 28th?  I think it does and that makes the Color of Change boycott the retaliation.  That’s the same Color of Change co-founded by Van Jones, now in the White House.

But here’s the beauty of it, Glenn Beck’s ratings have skyrocketed since the boycott, because the viewers are speaking.  His show has rated #1 in the most important demographic, 24-54 ages, in both the Wednesday night show and then again on Thursday night of this week.

See Newsbusters for Thursday numbers and my previous post for Wednesday night ratings.

But I think it’s much more important to ask:

What part of  Glenn Beck’s programs  about Van Jones is not the TRUTH?

Unless Mr. Kurtz will address the substance of what Glenn Beck brought forth and tell us what part is not true, then that’s the end of the story.

Van Jones really is a self-avowed radical and communist and Van Jones is an advisor to the president.

And I guess the most important question of all is, Why is President Obama choosing such far out radicals as his advisers?

Posted:  08.30.09

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Honorable mention to Joan

As an American era comes to a close, at least one of the Kennedy brothers was granted a long life, and I am glad he by all accounts did achieve some peace and happiness.  I think the country paid him his due respect in the last three days.

As we saw his three children, I couldn’t help but wonder, what about their mother?  What about Joan?  Well, I found that she did attend the services, very quitely indeed, because I didn’t hear her mentioned.

Trying “not to intrude” yet to honor the life of her ex-husband, Joan Kennedy attended the Thursday mass in the “big house” at the Kennedy compound, according to her sister Candace McMurrey of Houston, Texas.

“She feels it’s very nice to be included in the final saying goodbye to him and she appreciates being included in that, because she was married to him for 25 years,” McMurrey told ABCNews.com.

joankennedybidenJoan pictured here with Joe Biden

I watched the wake last night and there really were some hilarious stories from his friends and family.  I just heard a letter read that Ted had written to the Pope, hand-delivered by President Obama, and the Pope’s reply.  He mentioned to the Pope that he had fought against the death penalty, but he didn’t mention that he had also fought for abortion.  So I guess it was pick and choose which parts of the doctrine he wanted to champion.  Just an observation.  But nobody’s perfect and if we were perfect we wouldn’t need a savior, now would we?

So Rest in Peace, Ted Kennedy.  Hope you’re having a good chat with your mom, dad, sister, and brothers who have preceded you.

See ABC story here.

Posted:  08.29.09

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Glenn Beck ratings soar on Wednesday night

This is referring to Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Newsbusters:

Here are the numbers (demo in first parentheses):

The O’Reilly Factor – 3,303,000 viewers (876,000) (1,468,000)

Glenn Beck – 3,040,000 viewers (888,000) (1,385,000)

Hannity – 2,592,000 viewers (752,000) (1,158,000)

On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—2,104,000 viewers (577,000) (985,000)

Special Report with Bret Baier– 2,067,000 viewers (463,000) (881,000)

Fox Report w/Shep Smith–1,590,000 viewers (454,000) (729,000)

Larry King Live—1,182,000 viewers (299,000) (473,000)

Hardball w Chris Matthews—1,123,000 viewers (381,000) (583,000)

Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 1,091,000 viewers (320,000) (504,000)

[Nielsen TV Ratings]

Of course, Keith Olbermann will likely tell his viewers that he was number one last night.

*****

Yeah, I hear Olbermann claimed he was #1 in ratings – I think that was in the category of puppy dogs with curly hair who eat Doritos? 🙂  He also said that Fox viewers were “tin foil hatters, conspiracy theorists, paranoids and racists.”  What a guy that Keith is.  Of course, no one heard him say it.  We had to read it later.  🙂  Gee, I think I have misplaced that hat. Not to worry, I’ll just remove some of this foil from the windows and make me another one.

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And where, pray tell, is Ms. Rachel on this list? Looks like she just dropped off the bottom. I just clicked on her show for a second, only to hear her blasting Michael Steele. I didn’t know she was so upset about a black man being head of the republican party, but the lil darlin was pretty overwhelmed and critical.

Notice Fox takes the top 6 any day and every day.

Posted:  08.27.09

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Green Czar, Van Jones, co-founder of ColorOfChange.org

Connecting some dots from Van Jones to Color of Change. org who is out for the destruction of Glenn Beck.  [However, it is not working because his audience has increased, and he is in third place on cable news, only behind O’Reilly and Hannity.]

It turns out that Van Jones is co-founder of ColorOfChange.org with James Rucker who now serves as its executive director. Van Jones is in the upper echelon of Obama’s White House, serving as the Special Advisor for Green Jobs on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, a division of the President’s Executive Office.

Green Jobs Czar – Van Jones

Title: Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Salary: unknown

• Will focus on environmentally-friendly employment within the administration and boost support for the idea nationwide
• Rose from near obscurity in the Oakland, Calif., grassroots organizing scene to the leader of a national movement to spur the green economy.
• Founded Green For All, an organization focused on creating green jobs in impoverished areas
• Also co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change, which includes Bay Area PoliceWatch, a group devoted to “protect[ing] the community from police misconduct”
• Published New York Times best-seller The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, in October 2008
• Started career as a prison-reform advocate in Oakland, Calif., lobbying for reform of the juvenile justice system and youth-violence prevention programs
• Has law degree from Yale
• 2007: worked on the Green Jobs Act with then-Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.), who co-sponsored the bill in the House
• 1993: was arrested at the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of cops in the Rodney King beating. “I was arrested simply for being a police observer,” says Jones, who had just graduated from Yale Law School and was working with the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.
• 1999: was arrested in the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization
• Excerpt from a Nov. 2005 interview in the East Bay Express:
Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. But in jail, he said, “I met all these young radical people of color — I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.'” Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. “I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.” In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. vanjonesyoung2“I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th,” he said. “By August, I was a communist.” In 1994, the young activists formed a socialist collective, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM, which held study groups on the theories of Marx and Lenin and dreamed of a multiracial socialist utopia. They protested police brutality and got arrested for crashing through police barricades. In 1996, Jones decided to launch his own operation, which he named the Ella Baker Center after an unsung hero of the civil-rights movement.

See RBO for detailed coverage of Glenn Beck’s research on Green Czar, Van Jones.

Never, ever, has there been an administration such as this one in the United States of America.

Watch Glenn Beck on Fox @ 5:00 for more.

Posted: 08.25.09

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