Morning Joe is in mourning this morning…

...over the White House compromising over the Bush Tax Cuts™ Mika looks like she is going to throw up.  Joe can't believe it, you'd never know he was a republican, and Jon "I ran Newsweek so well that it sold for less than a Whopper Jr." Meacham is now re-evaluating Barack Obama. Well you know … Continue reading Morning Joe is in mourning this morning…

Helen when you even have Alan Colmes hitting you

then odds are you've crossed the line. But hey Helen Thomas is an old lady it's not like you have mainstream magazines advising people not to help out during Israel's big fire right? There are a great many good causes in Israel that deserve help, and a great many causes here in America that deserve … Continue reading Helen when you even have Alan Colmes hitting you

Foster Kamer as Vizzini

Foster Kamer has a post up at the village voice about who smeared Dave Weigel, a gem from the piece: I'm of the idea that Journolist was a bad idea in practice -- because there is always a rat, always -- but think that writers should be allowed to be sentient human beings with, you … Continue reading Foster Kamer as Vizzini

History is what it is

and no amount of prejudice is going to rewrite what it is: One may disagree on fences and rights of return. There have been handshakes, summits, accords, cease-fires, negotiations and boycotts. It's all been on the table, under the table or sometimes tabled. But the connection between the Jew and Israel is valid, historical, ancient, … Continue reading History is what it is

My last thought on Helen Thomas

As I woke up this morning I was channel surfing and I stopped on CNN for a moment and they were discussing Helen Thomas and there was something that struck me, beyond the point that if she is function in a job at her age she needs to be held to the standards of the … Continue reading My last thought on Helen Thomas

Ah Helen we hardly knew ye

I go for a bite of lunch, wash some dishes, start slow cooking a few rib and do a little vacuuming and what happens. Helen Thomas runs: "Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately," read a statement from Hearst Newspapers on Monday. "Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and … Continue reading Ah Helen we hardly knew ye

Morning Joe is playing the “89 year old” card…

...when talking about Helen Thomas; Joe suggesting that they: "Get her a cake and retire her". The tone of Savannah Guthrie et/al was old lady sad thing (choice 5 see link above) but Anthony Weiner was having none of it, pointing to her last press conference going after Israel. Everyone in the media at that … Continue reading Morning Joe is playing the “89 year old” card…

And more on Helen Thomas

...apparently Lanni Davis, Craig Crawford and her publisher have had enough: I concur with the following response from my agent to Helen Thomas’ lamentable remarks about Israel, and will no longer be working with Helen on our book projects. — Craig Crawford “It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation … Continue reading And more on Helen Thomas

the Best part of the Helen Thomas situation…

...is the comments section of places like the Huffington Post and the fits it is giving people on the left. One example: You go, Helen! Don't back off. In fact, given Israel's out of control aggression, I've been having fantasies that the Disney Company will build a giant water slide on the beach at Tel … Continue reading the Best part of the Helen Thomas situation…

A sign of age or the times?

As a general rule I tend to show a bit of charity to people who are very old. They tend to speak their mind with less control and as age starts to overtake you one is very much susceptible to gaffes and embarrassment. These days however It has become so chic to hate and condemn … Continue reading A sign of age or the times?