The 0.5 Wit of Keith Olbermann – Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 44


For those of you with better things to do–and that’s virtually all of you–Keith Olbermann has this segment on his show called “Tea Time.” The intent, as far as I can understand it, is to mock and ridicule Tea Party members–definitely the road less taken at MSNBC and yet another reason why Olbermann has become [...]

Gutierrez’ Undocumented Answer—Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 43


If you are Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) this has to have been a great couple of weeks. The whole Arizona kerfuffle is a gift from Quetzalcoatl to any demagogue who appreciates the value of a highly emotional issue, especially when it comes to burying facts and logic in large amounts of noise. The good congressman—who [...]

AZ Lounge Act Boycott – The Horror – Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 42


In what has to be the final nail in Arizona’s coffin, comedian Paul Rodriguez (to whom we all thrilled in Beverly Hills Chihuahua) has canceled his engagement at the the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Arizona. Similar announcements are pending from others in the Latino entertainment community, raising the very real possibility that [...]

Mexican Travel Warning Against AZ – Things Are Looking Up


File this one under “ironies so delicious they should be classified as food porn.”
Evidently, in the wake of Arizona’s fascist determination to enforce immigration law,  Mexico has issued a travel warning “directed toward Mexicans living, studying or planning to travel to [Arizona]“.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon said April 26 that his country’s citizens are “angered and [...]

AZ Immigration Law, Run, Run: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 41


In an era when we are all being encouraged to use our indoor voices when discussing current affairs it was heartening to see Keith “Oil on Troubled Waters” Olbermann lead by example last night. His subject, the recent Arizona immigration law:
Protests continuing at this hour at the state capitol of Phoenix, Arizona, while calls for [...]

Bolton Examines Obama’s Foreign Policy Dystopia


Anyone looking for a veritable picture-window into President Obama’s non-defense policy would do well to peruse John Bolton’s A Treaty for Utopia posted on National Review Online a few days ago.
The subject, as the title suggests, is the recently concluded “New START” bilateral arms-control treaty between the United States and Russia, a topic – typically [...]

Obama’s Expertise Shines in Nuclear Summit


I read with great interest the roiling debate over remarks Sarah Palin made last week on Sean Hannity’s program concerning President Obama’s remarkable view of the world as reflected in the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (a posture best described as “a bow from the waist while grabbing one’s ankles,” but I digress).

The particular [...]

SEIU — Obama’s Portrait in the Attic


There was an eye-opening post on Big Government.com yesterday entitled Union Thuggery and Theatrics: When is Enough Enough Already?. One of the embedded videos (reproduced below) features SEIU representatives making their presence felt — much the same way a kid who puts you up against a chain-link fence to get your lunch money makes his [...]

Rape of Lady Liberty Cartoon – Choose Your Weapons Carefully


Amid all the high-fives and atta boy’s that have attended Jenn Q. Public’s recent post Rape of Lady Liberty I feel compelled to raise my hand, kind of like that annoying kid at the back of the class, and ask exactly what good we did ourselves here.
To be sure there are several things to agree [...]

Left Playbook — Crash the Tea Parties


Ghandi famously charted the trajectory of his protest movement thus: “First they ignore us, then they ridicule us, then they fight us, then we win.”
In the aftermath of the hand-to-hand combat that was the Health Care Reform bill I think it is safe to say we are well into step three. (For the guardians of [...]