Typing as I see it so it is naturally abbreviated:
Mika asks for information:
Axelrod: “Nobody is more eager than us to release that”
Joe: Help us out with some inconsistencies
Axelrod questions the question get the question straight.
Joe lets get your story straight first.
We didn’t even support Blagojevich for governor in the primaries
Joe interrupts: Rahm said they laid out Blago’s campaign.
Axelrod: …There is not a person in Chicago that would say Obama and Blago are close…
Mika: Is there a disconnect between Emanuel and the Obama team?
Axelrod: He has been magnificent and will be a great assist to the team
Mika: asks about the Jarrett on the list for that senate
Axelrod; objects says there is no evidence released that she was considered for that senate seat , don’t make that assumption. Wait for the release of the tapes.
This was watching a game of dodgeball.
Watching Morning Joe this morning and the sight is astounding.
You see a single person (Joe Scarborough) pointing out that it is not a hard thing for the Obama camp to actually know what their chief of staff knows and asking why he isn’t answering questions, while a “cast of thousands” comes up with reasons why the administration can not. Sounds like John 1:23a to me:
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the desert
And that cast of thousands is not even the Obama staff, they are the reporters. When he questions why the reporters are making excuses the answer seems to be you may have a point. He is having a great time with the headline of the front page of the New York Times today:
Obama $10 Billion Promise Stirs great hope
Joe seems incredulous at this. Again I see shades of John the Baptist Matthew 3:9-10
And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones. Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
Sounds like a great description of the main stream press lets play with that quote and call it Joe 3:9-10.
Don’t say I went to journalism school so that is what will bring the readers. I say the internet and blogs can take anyone in their pajamas and turn it into an investigative reporter!
The real question is how long the public will put up with this nonsense.
Update: As expected the Hotair has the clip. You know I sometimes wonder how I got along before Hotair was launched.
Update: Here is a clip from Morning Joe yesterday on the subject.
This is job one Wednesday morning for you all:
Microsoft Corp. is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software that has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers.
The “zero-day” vulnerability, which came to light last week, allows criminals to take over victims’ machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites; users don’t have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer’s programming code so dangerous. Internet Explorer is the world’s most widely used Web browser.
Well you shouldn’t worry, its not like Internet explorer has 89% of the browser market. Oh wait:
Microsoft said it plans to ship a security update, rated “critical,” for the browser on Wednesday. People with the Windows Update feature activated on their computers will get the patch automatically.
Well if you have your updates set to 3 a.m. and you leave the pc off then the auto update will not to squat for you. Personally I’d run a manual update and make sure that it is taken care of.
The download is not available yet, I’ll link to it as soon as possible but the recommended actions are listed here.
Of course you an always use firefox instead.
The patch is now available.
Well those photos were interesting but apparently that isn’t the half of it:
Sneed hears rumbles President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds — dealing with his boss’ vacant Senate seat!
Via the Campaign spot.
This would explain the milk carton bit. To paraphrase Arthur Dent; This must be a new usage of “No contact” that I haven’t heard of before.
Well I guess that settles that.
President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.
What no special prosecutor no senate hearings, no house grilling of witnesses?
The president-elect pledged the results of the investigation by his incoming White House counsel, Gregory Craig, would be released “in due course.”
He said the probe was complete and thorough, but did not say which of his aides Craig interviewed, whether any of them was under oath at the time, or any other details.
Oh that explains it after all its been what, maybe two whole weeks. How much more thorough do you want?
Update: Gateway pundit plays where’s Rahmo?
My review of the game Apples to Apples as mentioned in this post is now up at Amazon here.
I’m also including my old review of the game Talisman. This game is a real winner and I can’t recommend it enough for any fantasy gamer.
Well its Sunday night and I’m over my sister-in-laws for her youngest son’s birthday. She is one of the few people in town who has had heat, power and internet right along, its kinda odd because houses very near are all pitch black.
When I got back to my house yesterday afternoon the power was back the heat was back but Comcast is down and no internet. We lost power again briefly last night but it came back after 45 min. We basically put the house back in order and started to clear the trees out of the driveway. I have acquired a great respect for lumberjacks of old as we finally got the big logs out using one manual saw, one large axe and one hand ax. I’m going to have very sore muscles for the next few days.
For some reason one Market Basket store in our town is open, they have been flat out selling cooked chickens and stuff, the irony is they keep selling out of ice with the temp below freezing around here.
The power ends right with my house so the neighborhood is half dark and half light, from what I hear (no confirmation yet) Comcast will start restoring service when the wires are fixed in town.
School will be out for the next couple of days, my oldest feels gyped since he was going to have they day off for a conference anyways.
Had errands to run in town my Mother’s section looks like disaster area which indeed it is.
Snow if forecast for Wednesday so I hope stuff can be up before then.
As you might guess blogging will be VERY light or non-existent for the next few days as I’ll be staying close to home.
I strongly predict that our friends on the left will suddenly get a new respect for Victoria Toensing:
I am as repulsed by the governor’s crude statements — captured on tape by investigators — as anyone. And although I am a Republican, I am first an officer of the court. Thus, I take no joy in a prosecutor pursuing a Democratic politician by violating his ethical responsibility. I fear for the integrity of the criminal justice system when a prosecutor breaks the rules.
I further predict that we will see her on morning talk shows this week. It’s the Kathleen Parker effect.
I guess this answers my previous question.
Bob Owens the Confederate Yankee goes after truthism on the right with an article on Pajamas Media on the president elects constitutional qualifications for the White House:
In various courts, dozens of cases have been filed claiming that Barack Obama is not eligible to hold the presidency because of various alleged citizenship issues. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to review one such case. Another case challenging Obama’s eligibility nearly identical to the first was immediately added to the Court’s docket for December 12, and yet another case looms in the wings.
What all these cases have in common is a sincere, often irrational belief that Barack Obama does not meet the Constitution’s minimal requirements to become president of the United States. Let’s look at those requirements and see if we can lay these to rest.
He lays out a great case and on his own blog asks if it is good enough to convince the doubters. The answer is no. And the reason is multi-fold.
First the leadership will never admit defeat, that hurts the book sales, conference sales and speaking fees as suggested in this post. The subject is different but the tactics are the same, make a buck. When it comes to these guys i’m not so sure about the sincere part.
Secondly there are the followers, they need a reason to follow, and be part of something bigger then themselves. By being a part of this they “know” a truth that is either in their mind denied by the more foolish or unknown to the ignorant. This increases self esteem which might be lacking.
Thirdly you have those who absolutely hate Obama and the fact he was elected. It’s hard to lose an election. As I said before I held a sign for McCain in Massachusetts for 7 hours on election day it was tough to lose. I didn’t buy the results in Pennsylvania at first but in the end the facts are the facts and one must to steal a phrase “move on”. This group actually has the best shot of being convinced because they are motivated more by hope than anything else but some will cling to this and will bring it up every time that the president elect does something foolish.
Hey some people are still not convinced that the 2000 election wasn’t stolen, what makes us think that these people will be any different?
Via Glenn who knows all , sees all and sooner or later blogs all.