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Really, the media’s theme song every day

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116 Responses to “Really, the media’s theme song every day”


  1. 1 desertflower
    January 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    HEY!

    • January 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Grr. Congrats DF, I suppose.

      • 3 desertflower
        January 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        I just come here after a hard days work, after a 2 week vacation, and I get growled at by the blog mistress of the dark? WTH! Some here would say that you are a ” c word”…..I choose to think that you have phenomenal dexterity and are particularly good at sneaking in the front door to first, while simultaneously hitting “Post Comment”…you know, the one you’ve written A HEAD OF TIME. Amiright?

        Let’s clarify what that “c word” was…it was cheater. Everyone who thought differently, get your mind out of the gutter. I hate that word.

        Now, Chips…about that crush on this guy….are you KIDDING ME??? Yikes.

  2. 11 99ts
    January 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    WOW – I’m second of the real people – way to go DF

    • 12 desertflower
      January 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you sweetness….you had a much nicer greeting for me than Danny’s mom did… :) How did you fare today with your “warm” temps? Cozy, huh? Been in 120 here…106 is balmy!

      • 13 99ts
        January 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        106 is balmy – I would have said barmy :)

        I try to avoid the 120 option – today is under 90 – but I still believe in climate change – despite the northern freeze.

        Are you still on vacation? or back in the world of teachers?

        • 14 99ts
          January 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

          woops – just read above – you are back at the hard work – no doubt the children are enjoying your return.

        • 15 desertflower
          January 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm

          Yes…back to work! Woke up at 3am this morning so afraid that I would sleep through my alarm and be late for school! Crazy woman that I am…come to find out from other teachers I spoke with today…..seems EVERYONE OF US had that same thought and were up all night :) Good to be back though….could get too used to lounging around otherwise…that would be bad. Really bad.

  3. 16 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    shouldn’t the media’s theme song be something titled I don’t like Obama.

  4. 18 Ladyhawke
    January 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL DIRTY (Ed ‘Cheshire Cat’ Henry strikes again from the front row.)

    Fox News Continues to Blow the Obama Vacation Dog-Whistle

    By Bob Cesca

    —————————————————

    According to Tommy Christopher, Henry asked press secretary Jay Carney, “The First Lady stayed behind in Hawaii, and the White House said that was an early birthday present from the President. Does that mean he’s paying for the flight back, or are the taxpayers paying for it?”

    —————————————————–

    http://thedailybanter.com/2014/01/fox-news-continues-to-blow-the-obama-vacation-dog-whistle/

    • 19 Nena20409
      January 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      No such questions were ever raised about Laura Bush or any other past POTUS. In the era of pres Obama, what used to be is No longer and what is today are unheard of in our history.

      • 20 anniebella
        January 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm

        Nena, no such questions were raised about Laura Bush vacations and trips.. But we all know what the problem is. B-L-A-C-K. How dare those black folks do only what any other President and his family have done.

      • 21 Ladyhawke
        January 6, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        I could not believe that question at the end of the presser today dripping with sarcasm and contempt. It just made me want to take a shower. It was really disgusting. Meanwhile, all of the questions about getting unemployment insurance extended (for just three months) were focused on what the Republicans wanted in return and not on the Americans who will be impacted. Thankfully, Gene Sperling did a good job explaining the impact. But the jackals were unable to formulate any intelligent questions after his presentation.

    • 22 globalcitizenlinda
      January 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      fox can continue hating as FLOTUS and friends continue enjoying themselves!

  5. 24 dotster3
    January 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Does everyone know this but me, that the First Lady is hanging out at Oprah’s Maui home this week?

    http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/194549-michelle-obama-crashes-at-oprahs-hawaii-pad

    • 25 HZ
      January 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      This is what I was saying the other night about our president taking care of his business for his family in a beautiful and quiet way and getting on with his work as our POTUS. POB does not allow the foolish people to get into his personal family affairs the way they would like to, so it explodes these fools with dumb questions and reactions where they can almost not breathe. They forget that FLOTUS and POTUS have so many different friends who do very classy and wonderful things for and with them in the proper manner.

      I love it. Not time to get their gossip groups together to start a party. Believe me, the ladies are enjoy themselves. Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, Gayle King, Oprah, Ms. Jarret, and many others. Love it. Live it up ladies and relax and enjoy your time celebration the pre-FLOTUS’ 50th.HZ

    • 26 COS
      January 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      How could this be Dotster? They don’t get along and have had big blowups. :0 :0 :)

    • 28 anniebella
      January 6, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      I heard about that dotster3. I know Gayle King wasn’t at work this morning.

      • 29 carolyn
        January 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        I’m so glad FLOTUS is having this extended vacation time. She is the hardest working First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt…..I firmly believe that. She has done more good and helped more people than we can know.
        One way I know the quality of the Obamas is that they make friends and keep friends. They treasure their friends and their friends treasure them. Both of them have friends from years ago who love them, and they also have new friends like the Bidens who love them. This speaks of high quality people.

        Thinking of other First Ladies…..Eleanor….HARD WORKER; Bess Truman……hated D.C., hated the White House, did very little; Mamie Eisenhower, did very little if anything; Jackie, did some very good and important things, but also skipped out of appointments and took several LONG vacations in three years; Lady Bird worked hard and regularly; Pat Nixon…..was so self effacing we hardly knew her, though she did take some important trips with him; Betty Ford…..she brought the discussion of breast cancer out of the dark, secret place it had been kept;;;Bravo Betty; Rosalynn, worked hard but did not have good PR; Nancy……well, we know about her astrologer and her Just Say No campaign and her goo-goo eyes at Ronnie; Barbara……who really cared?…..Hillary…..as someone on this blog said earlier, she fought the role the entire time, and the last 1 1/2 to 2 years she was campaigning for Senator; Laura…..was nice and demure, and seemed to find her voice the last term. I read that when she and Michele spoke, she told Michele that she had not realized how influential a First Lady could be, and not to waste the first year being silent, but to advocate for something important to her. I’m so glad Michele did not waste time.

        • 30 jackiegrumbacher
          January 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

          Great summary, Carolyn. Of all the First Ladies, I think that Michelle Obama is the most centered and comfortable in herself. Eleanor was painfully shy and struggled with that all her life; Bess, as you say, never really cottoned to WH and DC. Mamie Eisenhower was used to be the grand dame as the Supreme Allied Commander’s wife; Jackie struggled with shyness issues and heaven only knows how much knowledge of her husband’s infidelities. Both Pat Nixon and Betty Ford had addiction issues. I honestly never new what Rosalynn did–she seemed so quiet. And, I’m sorry, but Nancy just seemed like someone I would never want to meet. Michelle Obama projects so much health, vitality, energy, intelligence and warmth, it’s as if she’s just bigger than life and fills her FLOTUS role completely.

          • 31 anniebella
            January 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm

            I’ve seen comments about the First Lady staying over in Hawaii for a few extra days, of course they have been from right wing haters. But what I usually tell them is what a wonderful birthday gift from the President to his wife. Hope she enjoy herself and thank her husband when she gets home.

            • 32 anniebella
              January 6, 2014 at 10:24 pm

              Then when I’m in a bad mood I say a hell of alot more. I don’t read all the comments, I am getting better at that.

          • January 7, 2014 at 1:02 am

            Roslyn Carter worker very hard for the mentally I’ll and handicapped people. She is a big reason we have handicap parking and bathrooms.

  6. 35 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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    • 42 Nena20409
      January 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      The song Rock Steady should be revised and renamed; Rock Bottom.

      CBS is now pathetic. Leslie Stahl? Seriously, what is wrong with these people. This woman said last year on MSNBC that in the 1980s she personally witnessed Reagan having issues with disorientation and confusion in 1983 or 1985, but she and many others kept quiet. Now can anyone say that she would have done the same for a Dem POTUS? DC Pundits also protect GHW Bush’s affairs. Hillary Clinton spoke of it once and the media claimed that since no woman came out, it was a dead issue.

    • 43 yardarm756
      January 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      60 minutes appears to be circling the drain, eh?

  9. 44 Ladyhawke
    January 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    ADVOCACY JOURNALISTS FOR SNOWDEN

    How Edward Snowden Turned Unwitting Journalists Into Activists

    By helping him dribble out his NSA revelations, they are advancing his agenda in exactly the way he intended.

    By Michael Hirsh

    ———————————————–

    But the latest installment from the “Snowden files” (as the Post’s subhead put it Friday) made me wonder if what we’re experiencing and reading right now is still journalism, investigative or otherwise, or whether it is becoming something very different. I wonder if, after all the disclosures that have already touched off a major reassessment of National Security Agency surveillance by the U.S. government, what we’re reading now is more like free advertising for a certain point of view — Edward Snowden’s point of view, that is, as well as that of his comrade-in-outrage, Glenn Greenwald.

    ———————————————————

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/technology/how-edward-snowden-turned-unwitting-journalists-into-activists-20140103

    • 45 Nena20409
      January 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      What is driving them is Hatred of pres Obama. Nothing more. So long as there are those with biased against the Obama Adm, Edward Snowden would have endless supporters.

  10. 46 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/john-roberts-obamacare_n_4550832.html?utm_hp_ref=politics#comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors’ request to block implementation of the nation’s new health care law.

    Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.

  11. 48 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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  13. 51 No Child Left Behind
    January 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Hello Good People,

    I must complain that I was left behind on the previous post. How did that happen?

  14. 55 Nena20409
    January 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Eric Cantor has 2014 House Schedule out today. 97 days worth of pretentious work before the Nov Elections.

    Eric Cantor Makes over $174K, about $199K as Majority Leader in the House.

  15. 56 99ts
    January 6, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Somewhere today it was mentioned that a Judge said gun sales cannot be banned in Chicago – and then we have this

    (the link has an auto start video – truly one of the worst intertubes features)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-boy-16-slain-on-south-side-20140105,0,5198889.story

    “A 13-year-old boy who allegedly killed his sleeping 16-year-old cousin after an argument over a video game system was ordered held in custody today by a juvenile court judge, authorities said.”

    Without snark – I blame the GOP – they are teaching children that guns are the way arguments are resolved.

  16. 57 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

  17. 59 hopefruit2
    January 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Many DC and MD schools are closed tomorrow because of the cold temperatures. Windchill factor of 10-15 degrees below zero! I guess Obama did this to distract America from the ACA website.

  18. 61 4morefor44
    January 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    here’s mayor deblasio batting around the media today (starts taking questions about 1 hour 20 minutes in, or watch before and see the impressive team he’s building):

    • 62 4morefor44
      January 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      weird. seems like they cut it down, so questions start around 41 minutes in now.

      • 63 99ts
        January 6, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        thank you 4morefor44 – I looked but didn’t find

        • 64 4morefor44
          January 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm

          been checking for more of deblasio in action, and he’s pretty good in this clip too at controlling the press nonsense (questions start at 30 minutes in):

          he does joke around a lot, which maybe he could cut back on. could be nervous energy though, since this must be a pretty exciting time for him of course…

          • 65 99ts
            January 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

            I think we have forgotten press conferences before President Obama – people often “joked around” – both the politician and the media – but the media has attacked PBO since he was elected – jokes not allowed. To date de Blasio does not have that problem.

            Thanks for the extra video.

            • 66 4morefor44
              January 6, 2014 at 10:57 pm

              yea, good point, although i hope he doesn’t have a w. bush “now watch this drive, heh, heh” kind of moment. overall, very pleased with him and maybe he’ll have some national aspirations someday.

          • 67 99ts
            January 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

            Just imagine – if President Obama said “with respect, I do not accept the question”

  19. January 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Great news that Janet Yellin was confirmed.

    Seems the tidings are shifting on GOP obstruction.

    I’m ignoring the squeaky wheels on the right who will continue to impotently flail against this administration since the MSM are desperately seeking any way to claw into the stately Obama Adm.

    ICYMI, just before Christmas, Jeh Johnson was officially sworn in as Director of Homeland Security. Pretty much crickets from the MSM; a stunning contrast in media coverage between Mr. Johnson and those who came before him.

    Dec. 23:

    A reminder of what little leverage the GOP has against this administration this year, from government shutdowns to PBO nominees…
    (posted yesterday, but a reminder to emos who love nothing more than handwringing – this twitter summary really doesn’t do the article justice, recommend the actual article as rebuttal against your friends and relatives who believe the MSM doom and gloom).

    • 69 pkayden
      January 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Didn’t know about Secretary Johnson’s confirmation. Good to hear about him and Yellin. President Obama and the Democrats need to work as fast as they can to nominate/confirm as many good people as possible.

  20. January 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you forus50, for your #PolarVortex tweets.

    Here’s some graphics and a pic:

    I avoid photo galleries that require clicking through photos (including this one), but the tweet pic is pretty awesome.

  21. 71 99ts
    January 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I always enjoy reading Kay’s posts at BJ – for anyone who has a past of being made to “stand outside the door” or “go to detention at lunch time” – as I did in my youth – this attack on children at school is frightening

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/01/06/can-we-retire-zero-tolerance-finally-now-horrible-idea/

    “The repercussions of the constitutional violations perpetrated by Defendants are
    severe and far-reaching. Children are regularly and repeatedly handcuffed and arrested in school and incarcerated for days at a time without a probable cause hearing, regardless of the severity-or lack thereof-of the alleged offense or probation violation. ”
    From the Meridian, Mississippi DOJ complaint – linked at the blog.

  22. 75 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Tip to germans – mebbe skiing is not your thing?

  23. 95 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm

  24. January 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Chips, are you farming out Danny for photo shoots?

  25. 98 forus50
    January 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  26. 99 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    The bigger question is how stupid are WI voters?

  27. 101 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    My husband said he wanted more space.

    So I locked him outside.

    wimmin/smh

  28. 102 forus50
    January 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Whoever posted that “Diary of a Snow Shoveler” earlier today – omg, thanks! I was laughing out loud and had to send it to my family. It’s so true, so true about how the season is viewed in the Frozen Tundra Land.

  29. 103 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    3 women, who die young, are greeted by St. Peter. He tells them. “All of you led very good lives down on earth, so all of you will be admitted into paradise. The only rule: “DON’T STEP ON THE DUCKS.”

    Confused, they all ask “Um … what?”

    St. Peter says “If you step on one duck, it quacks. If a duck quacks, other ducks will start quacking, and … well … you’ll see.”

    With that, the gates opened and the three waltzed inside. And, sure enough, All of heaven is covered with ducks. there is almost no room to walk with the millions of ducks.

    A day of careful stepping later, the first woman steps on a duck. Seconds later, every single duck in heaven is quacking. It’s so loud the women aren’t surprised if earth could hear it. Hours later, when the quacking ceased, an angel appears with a very ugly man and chains him to the lady and tells her this is her eternal punishment for the duck-stepping.

    Not wanting the same fate, the other two women become very cautious for the next week, but sure enough, the second lady steps on a duck.

    She gets the same punishment as the first lady.

    The third lady becomes so careful that, a year-and-a-half later, she is still duck-free. Then, an angel appears next to her with a very handsome man and chains him to her.

    Thinking that this must be a reward for her good-doing she asks the man gleefully “What did I do to deserve this?”

    And the man replies with a grimace, “I don’t know about you, but I stepped on a duck.”

    /ducks and runs

  30. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    January 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    it is really cold! just coming in after a bus ride and it was brutal out there;

    something that was a source of amusement to me is that as almost each other person climbed onto the bus from the cold cold weather, they cursed at no one on particular;

    most new riders let out a loud cuss paragraphs but the people already seated on the bus and the bus driver just ignore this “strange behavior”.

    tomorrow the temps are predicted to be even lower so I will be ready to laugh “quietly” at the torrent of cussing

  31. 107 africa
    January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Late to the game, but I am tickled pink by this article in which Frank Luntz gets depressed. Sole reason, PBO wins a second term. Now he tries to repackage himself. Same old shat worn over.

  32. 109 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

  33. January 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    She’s doubling down.

    Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed “Tiger Mom” who, in 2011, published a book arguing that Chinese women are superior mothers — thus their offspring superior children — has even more to say.

    In “The Triple Package,” Chua and her husband, co-author Jed Rubenfeld, gather some specious stats and anecdotal evidence to argue that some groups are just superior to others and everyone else is contributing to the downfall of America.

    Unsurprisingly, the Chinese Chua and the Jewish Rubenfeld belong to two of the eight groups they deem exceptional. In no seeming order of importance, they are:

    Jewish
    Indian
    Chinese
    Iranian
    Lebanese-Americans
    Nigerians
    Cuban exiles
    Mormons

    http://nypost.com/2014/01/04/tiger-mom-some-groups-are-just-better-than-others/

  34. 113 africa
    January 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm

  35. 114 africa
    January 6, 2014 at 9:51 pm

  36. 115 africa
    January 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm


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