Neither the lame-stream media nor the far left seem to know what to do about Fox News. They both agree to some old fashioned blocking of the free press, but Fox is just too big and too popular, and thus has too big of a soapbox. This latest folly from the Adulterated Press (AP) is cute, but worth parsing…
First the headline (with a link to the original story)…
…Now the story with my bold comments:
Rosey the Robot Maid: Rosie is a humanoid robot fictional character in The Jetsons animated television series of the 1960s. She is the Jetson’s maid and housekeeper and is usually depicted wearing a frilly apron. Her torso is mounted atop a single leg and she rolls about on a set of caster wheels. She frequently calls George Jetson “Mr. J”. Rosey was an old demonstrator model hired by the Jetson family from U-RENT A MAID. In the episode “Rosey the Robot”, her model number is revealed as XB-500. Rosey is modeled after Hazel from the TV show Hazel, a sitcom featuring Shirley Booth as a similar maid character.
It pains me to quote Chris “Ralph Wiggins” Matthews for my title, but like a broken clock even Matthews gets it right once in a while. There is much being made of the recent book by a former Navy SEAL, No Easy Day, and the alleged secrets that he disclosed. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was interviewed and called for punishment;
I’d like to celebrate the new book out by FLOTUS (Michelle Obama); Eat As I Say Not As I Eat. How many of you are just plain tired of rich folks telling us how to live? How many are tired of watching reality television in OUR White House? We have a celebrity president rather than a presidential president. In the words of one of the folks who forwarded the email with the following picture…”Will November ever get here fast enough?”
I was fascinated by these two side-by-side articles by Reuters News Service. The actually made it to page 3 and I doubt that Reuters wanted them to be printed beside one another.
Story one was about a poor company, LightSquared that developed a product that was going to provide a wireless broadband network all accross America. While that sounds great their “service” tended to interfere with all other GPS networks and satellites, even those used by our military. Still LightSquared fought the good fight and conviced the FCC to grant approval of the system. That’s when the firestorm started…actually no firestorm as you probably never heard of LightSquared (even though I included it in my top ten 2011 news stories – it was in No. 5). Stuff did happen as Congress (make that the Republicans) started getting involved and the FCC suddenly revoked their approval. The Reuters piece was all about the business and what their next step would be, perhaps bankruptcy! I thought this excerpt from the article was very interesting;
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories. This edition is all about how Obama’s unconstitutional actions WILL affect your life
Brief 1: One option that a president has to get some of his controversial nominees appointed is to wait for Congress to recess and then is able to appoint them to a limited term. I remember celebrating W’s recess appointment of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador. Obama stired controversy on recent recess appointments because Congress was not actually in recess. The Supreme Court and settled law had determined that if Congress was not in session for three or more days then they were in recess. Obama, with the backing of his Justice Department waited ONE DAY to claim a recess and appoint his henchmen. Fortunately we have a strong Congress who cares about maintain the delicate balance of the three branches of government and will soon fix/find a way to reverse the appointments – - Oh wait we don’t have enough Congressmen with the guts to take on Obama.
Any hockey fan knows who Tim Thomas is. He is perhaps the premier goalie in the National Hockey League (and it hurts being from Pittsburgh and saying that). He has been described as “unorthodox” in his style, but he is the current Stanley Cup champion goalie of the Boston Bruins. Part of the celebration of June’s Stanley Cup Victory is for the winning team to make a visit to the White House. I am sure that some Bruin handed Obama a Boston Bruin sweater.
Conspicuously absent from the ceremony was Tim Thomas. It what is being called a snub, Thomas declined the invitation releasing a statement that;
The dictionary defines Inflexible as:
- not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid: an inflexible steel rod.
- of a rigid or unyielding temper, purpose, will, etc.; immovable: an inflexible determination.
- not permitting change or variation; unalterable
Synonyms: unbendable, stiff, rigorous, stern, unrelenting, unremitting, stubborn, obstinate, intractable, obdurate, unbending, adamant,Inflexible,relentless, implacable, inexorable
I have a suggestion. It is probably not very practical. It would be fairly impossible to accomplish, but I would love to have it work for a while.
First I’d like the Republican presidential candidates to suspend their campaigns for a month, maybe 45 days. No more endless debates, no more Cain bimbo eruptions, no more Perry gaffes, no more Romney (actually vanilla-flavored Romney has pretty much been quiet), Newt can still zing the media. Let’s no longer give the media fodder so they can avoid and provide cover for what should be the big story on every night’s newscast. Second let’s forget about Kim Kardashian’s fake marriage and all other Hollywood drivel. Third let’s ignore anything with the word “occupy” anywhere in the title.
I have been forwarded secret documents from Massachusetts Senatorial candidate and former Obama advisor Elizabeth Warren’s plan for the “occupy” movement. You may recall she took credit for the movement,
“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do. I support what they do.”
The documents that came into my possession show the process or “intellectual foundation” for how the Occupy Wall Street movement decided what to occupy.
Occupy Sesame Street
That didn’t work since Big Bird and Company are billionaires…
Occupy The Waltons