Monday, March 16, 2009

First ammendment, yo!

Nancy Pelosi is joining the Justice Department to "weigh the public benefit of saving The Chronicle and other papers from closure against the agency's antitrust mission to guard against anti-competitive behavior."

Goozyquote: "In the carefully worded letter, Pelosi urged the Justice Department to take a broader view of media competition in the Bay Area. Rather than seeing The Chronicle's main competitors as other newspapers, she urged the department to consider television and Internet media sources and online advertising outlets as competitors as part of any future antitrust review."

Hearst Corp., which owns the Chronicle, projects that it will lose more than $50 million this year.

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Kiss my fat what?

Yep. Meghan McCain has some pretty harsh words for female talk radio host Laura Ingraham after she moocked the daughter of the Arizona Senator for some weight issue. Even lone conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck sided with Meghan on The View.
Does this incodent really make Ann Coulter look like a saint? What in the world is going on with the Republican party? Sounds like a big soap opera to me: "All this and more on the new CSPAN drama '2012'!"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

"Republican" National Chairman?

After all the excitement coming out of the Conservative Political Action Conference about a party that wants to get back to it's roots, this seems to be a "great" start. Damage control time for the Republican Party?
GQ Interview is here.

It's the food, fat boy!

Goozyquote: "We are a nation built on the strength of individual initiative. But there are certain things that we can't do on our own. There are certain things that only a government can do. And one of those things is ensuring that the foods we eat, and the medicines we take, are safe and don't cause us harm."

Getting down to business...

In the midst of the tough economic climate, the Washington Post will be folding its exclsuive business section of the paper and will merge it with the section A. These changes include a daily half-page of stories devoted to local business matters, Joe Davidson covering the Fed,a daily half-page of analysis of markets around the world, reduced publication of stock tables.

Ah yes. In the tough economic climate, reading less economic news and being less informed about business matters is the solution...Mabye ignorance is bliss after all...especially when to depressing financial news...and Bernie Madoff

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Bernie Madoff and Political Contributions

Bernie Madoff is off to prison for his big Ponzi scheme.Seems like a majority of the media has remianed pretty mum about Madoff's political contributions. I wonder if it's because a majority of his donations went to Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer, Christopher Dodd, and National Abortion Rights Action League.

Usually when big financial scandals like this break the surface, we hear from the media about the political contributions and ties of "the crook"...think Ken Lay and Enron...also think Jack Abramoff...all of who donated to predominantly Republican causes...


Amanda Carpenter over at The Washington Times has the Madoff story here

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Family Values

Despite the arrest of hip-hop singer Chris Brown for suspected domestic abuse, kid's entertainment channel Nickelodeon will still have him in the running for a Kid's Choice Award, a Nickelodeon spokesman said.

Goozyquote:"Like all our KCA nominees Chris Brown was nominated by kids several months ago based on his body of work as a performer, and the kids who vote will ultimately decide who wins in the category," said the spokesperson.

Kid's will judge him based on his musical ability. It's not like any kids look up to this guy as a role model...right? I wonder if beating up your girlfriend will be considered something cool someday.

Jane Velez-Mitchell has a different take here.

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