This comes on the heels of his gaffe – repeatedly calling Sarah Steelman “Deb Steelman”, and his spouting off about the MO Senate race with little inside knowledge of said race. Read Dana Loesch’s blog for some inside insight to the MO race – essentially, the party in MO had crowned it’s favorite, and when the people did NOT agree, the GOP took it’s money and went home, refusing to help Akin at all, despite the fact that he was heavily favored to win prior to opening his mouth and inserting his foot all the way to his kneecap – something that could have been avoided if the GOP had helped him prep for some of the stupidity headed his way.
Personally, I think Rove is a pathetic little man who is upset that he can’t control the Tea Party. He’s mad that his man lost, again, and instead of looking to see what he did wrong, he’s going to pin the blame on the media’s favorite goat, the Tea Party.
At yesterday’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House, President Obama’s staff had a very special treat for the kids: a basketball clinic featuring NBA players. And there was a second special treat for the children: the basketball itself featured the stern mug of one Barack Obama, as tweeted by ABC News’ Jake Tapper. As Keith Koffler points out at White House Dossier, “Apparently, the basketball lesson doesn’t include instruction in humility.”
This video is meant to be a “Why WI Teachers can’t afford to pay $600 more of their own health care benefits”…. But when I read it (it’s a video of scrolling text) – all I could think of was – “Damn. I am so glad we chose to homeschool, so my kids will never have to be in a classroom like that!”
Oh, & by the way – the last line “the one & only support the teacher has in that room… The Union Rep!” I call BS. That teacher’s union rep is not in the classroom helping to control the kids. That teacher’s union rep is currently protesting a bill meant to save that teacher’s job. If the WI bill doesn’t go through, the WI school system will be forced to fire many of their teachers because they can’t afford to pay them all.
The teacher described in this video has NO support.
Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.
Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It is also a shocking indictment against Lisa Murkowski. How low will she go to hold onto power? First, she gets the Division of Elections to change its write-in process – a process that Judge Pfiffner correctly determined had been in place without change for 50 years. She is accepting financial support from federal contractors, an act that is highly questionable and now pending before the FEC. And today, she played her last card. She made it clear that if you disagree with her and encourage others to exercise their civic rights, she’ll take you off the air.
Washington DC. I grew up a few miles outside of D.C. So it really doesn’t surprise me at all to hear that Mayor Adrian Fenty – whose policies reduced the murder rate and helped to better the school system – is out. Joe Hicks, of PJTV, has an absolutely brilliant piece on how Racial prejudice played a roll in DC politics.
Woke up this AM to several stories about Ms. Sarkozy’s new book. For those that don’t know, she is the wife of the French President, making her First Lady of France.
Frankly I don’t find the revelation about Michelle-My-Belle surprising. I mean, isn’t kind of obvious she would hate her “job” as First Lady, considering how much she hates America? I mean this is the woman who said that until BigO got elected she never had a reason to be proud of America. Since that’s the only thing that made her happy to be an American, and his poll numbers are slipping as more and more Americans join the Tea Party Revolution… Yea… It seems pretty obvious to me that she would hate her job as First Lady.
But that said, something about this whole story just seems…. I don’t know… off? ugly? Almost like we’re caught between the two popular girls on the playground when they start an epic fight, using every bit of gossip they’ve gleaned against each other… Actually, I think Dana Loesch has hit the nail on the head with her analysis:
Until now I hadn’t formed an opinion of Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy, but now I find her to be as loose with her discretion as she was with her body back when she was younger and not resigned to kitten heels because stilettos were ill fitting of a woman her age – even if I share her implied shock of such an admission from the First Lady. The swipe at the mother of Mr. Sarkozy’s children is embarrassingly tacky as well, but nothing shocks me from a woman willing to humble the status of the French first lady by putting out a comical little folk album. (DanaRadio.com)
Then again, maybe this is a sort of retaliation for all the ways the O Admin has snubbed the French and our other allies. Regardless, it feels like tacky high school drama. But I just LUV this line from Dana:
Relatedly, remember how we were told that if Obama was elected he’d win prom queen of the world and Europa would respect us again? Not so much?