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.
Jerry Brown announced he has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women, less than 24 hours after the emergence of a recorded message in which Brown can be heard in a conversation with advisors in which someone calls Whitman a “whore.” Coincidence? You be the judge.
Anyone seeking low-wage employment as a fry cook or burger flipper at fast food restaurants in Calif. will soon have to pass a state-administered licensing exam to assure they are skilled in their ‘trades.’
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?
President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.
That shift away from terrorism has been building for a year, since Obama went to Cairo, Egypt, and promised a “new beginning” in the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world. The White House believes the previous administration based that relationship entirely on fighting terror and winning the war of ideas.