Free for All: 05/16/12

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  1. lonestar77 Says:

    Bueller? Bueller?

  2. missy5537 Says:

    Glenn Beck Moves Up on Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrities List

    By Chris Ariens (tvnewser) on May 16, 2012 12:31 PM

    Jennifer Lopez…blah blah blah…are at the top of Forbes’ annual Most Powerful Celebrities list. Unveiled today, the list is compiled based on earnings as well as TV, press, web and social rankings. So while JLo took home a healthy $52 million last year, that’s chump change compared to Glenn Beck, who, while #23 on the list, is #11 (tied with Elton John) in pay…

    … Beck moves up seven spots from last year’s list.

    My favorite comment, from “Holistic”: Looks like the “Color of Change” is really killing Becks money opportunites. LOL!

  3. erich500 Says:

    Like Nixon going to China & Reagan going to Moscow: Obama going to the AARP.

    But if you think about it, it’s probably easier taking on Mao or the Red Army than it is taking on entitlements.

  4. icemannyr Says:

    It was mentioned on The Five that Ed Klein is on Hannity to promote his anti Obama book.
    If the segment is not live I hope FNC security was around to keep Bob Beckel away from him.
    Let’s just say his not a big fan of Ed.

  5. Dick Morris on O’Reilly’s show made the point that Obama’s SSM announcement effectively puts the evangelical voters, who would otherwise refrain from supporting a Mormon, solidly in Romney’s camp. Do run-of-the-mill evangelical Christians think that way or is it just the more fervent ones who do?

  6. The question doesn’t work that way. Evangelical = fervent, and yes, they feel that way. It’s the more traditional Christians like Methodist and Presbyterian who may be more flexible on the issue.

  7. lonestar77 Says:

    Most people I know are Baptist (me) and Catholic and we all supported Romney prior to Obama’s SSM statement.

  8. I think that Obama’s sudden epiphany on SSM does more to firm-up Romney’s base than Romney ever could.

  9. Five bucks if you spot the redundancy in that sentence..

  10. On a moral “right thing to do” level from my POV, Obama did a good thing. Politically, I smell big trouble..

  11. Instantly, I had a sudden revelation. ;-)

  12. erich500 Says:

    “I think that Obama’s sudden epiphany on SSM”

    Sudden epiphany? As opposed to a gradual one?

    Snark aside, it wasn’t much of an epiphany. It was always about timing; when to come out (so to speak), not if.

    What was the line?: It wasn’t evolution, it was intelligent design.

  13. erich500 Says:

    Looks like Joe wins “The best of the Village People” 8-track for being first.

    There’s always next time.

  14. Doesn’t count, Eric..I had inside information.

  15. erich500 Says:

    You mean Laura is, dramatic pause, Jack Barry?

    Way before my time but I saw “Quiz Show.”

  16. I was looking for a way to say “admit something under duress that he’s believed for at least 15 years” in less than three words. Oops. Maybe I do better next time, like after he admits to being a Socialist. ;-)

  17. erich500 Says:

    Ye olde inverted commas would have given us a clue.

  18. I say it here, it comes out there. Like a blogging ventriloquist.

  19. I know it’s been seen, but I’m mostly impressed that her partner doesn’t totally lose it.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/horrified-local-news-reporter-realizes-she-called-herself-pale-while-cameras-rolled/

  20. Hasn’t he already copped to be a socialist, back in 2008 when he talked about “spreading the wealth”?

  21. How cool is this ad?

    www,youtube.com/watch?v=GMoAuApMt4M

  22. Hasn’t he already copped to be a socialist, back in 2008 when he talked about “spreading the wealth”?

    There’s an original thought. Maybe you guys will start talking about Rev. Wright again, too..

  23. Ah, Reverend Wright. Forgot all about that guy, but it’s not like he was my pastor for two decades or anything. As Jim Bakker once said, God Bless America.

  24. Jeremiah Wright ads in 2012 are about as relevant as “Selected, not elected” ads would have been in 2004. We desperately need to get over it.

  25. missy5537 Says:

    Wright ads are relevant now, because to this day, no one other than Sean Hannity fans have even heard of the guy. And wait until the MSM starts up on the Mormon thing with Romney. 0bama’s theology should definitely be called into question once Romney’s is put under scrutiny.

  26. savefarris Says:

    yes, lonestar?

    Wright is relevant again because Obama (or someone on his team) offered him hush money.

  27. Wright is a distraction. Obama is a totally incompetent lying imbecilic fraud. That’s plenty to send him packing.

  28. If Republicans trot out Rev. Wright, then they have lost all the political cunning and savviness that I once admired. Plenty of people have heard the Rev. Wright garbage and they just don’t care. It barely worked in 2008 and replaying it now just looks desperate. Besides, unlike four years ago, Obama has a record and a public profile and I don’t think most people believe he has governed in the manor that Rev. Wright sounds.

    If Republicans want to hit Obama where it hurts, go after the economy, lack of jobs, lack of action on tax and entitlement reform.

    Geez, Republicans, do I have to do everything for ya?

    But, go ahead, keep yappin’ about SSM and Jeremiah Wright, don’t let me stop you. I look forward to us liberals winning in November.

  29. “Wright is relevant again because Obama (or someone on his team) offered him hush money.”

    Oh, wow, what a breaking scandal?!?!? Puhleeeze.

    Really?? Good!! If hush money would mean Wright would forever put a sock in it, I bet I could get a collection of cash from everyone here. I’d pay to shut him up too.

  30. ^^ Yes, and i heard she wore an Indian costume in her 4th grade Thanksgiving pageant. Sheesh!

  31. savefarris Says:

    “Plenty of people have heard the Rev. Wright garbage and they just don’t care.”

    Plenty of *US* have heard Wright’s schtick because we’re unrepentant political junkies. But the general public? I doubt it: the NYT, to this day, has yet to report “G*d D**n America”.

    Still, larry & Elle are right. The election will turn on Obama’s record, not his pastor. Wright is just one of those “keep in your back pocket” issues like dog-eating just in case Obama gets desperate and thinks he can make Mitt’s church an issue.

    In other news… “he looks like he’s on drugs”. Yes, yes he did.

  32. Yahoo just fired their CEO for lying on his resume. Warren has been lying about being part Cherokee for years, Fritzy-pooh.

  33. Just funny that you can’t talk about the man Obama called his mentor and spent over 20 years companionship ending only 4 years ago, but Romey’s boarding school days 50 years ago rate as fair game.

    ————————————————
    Skittles must hide marijuana breath?

  34. Noisy in here.

  35. Only in our heads.

  36. Speaking of Disco (which Spud is on the Twitters), there was a Disco Elton John album that had a single thumping bass-pedal beat which ran through the entire album, even inbetween the songs. It was true hell.

  37. erich500 Says:

    Disco ran its course and, like all trends tend to do, became a caricature of itself. I have no idea what the bizarre Toure is talking about.

    Toure: “I’ve never seen a movement in America to crush a musical genre in the way that the sort of organized anti-disco music rose up.”

    He was born in 1971. The disco era peaked by the late seventies and was pretty much spent by the early eighties. He was in his pre-teens when he “saw” all of this.

    Homophobia, gays going back into the closet? Say what?

    Every time Toure speaks he deserves 10 years for committing sociology without a license.

  38. erich500 Says:

    Disco ran its course and, like all trends tend to do, became a caricature of itself. I have no idea what the bizarre Toure is talking about.

    Toure: “I’ve never seen a movement in America to crush a musical genre in the way that the sort of organized anti-disco music rose up.”

    He was born in 1971. The disco era peaked by the late seventies and was pretty much spent by the early eighties. He was in his pre-teens when he “saw” all of this.

    Homophobia, g*ys going back into the closet? Say what?

    Every time Toure speaks he deserves 10 years for committing sociology without a license.

  39. erich500 Says:

    I think liberals are wrong when they say it’s outrageous to ask about and look into the long term and deep relationship between Obama and Wright (it’s a little late now but so be it).

    But I think they’re right to state that there wasn’t any influence. Where does Wright’s extremism and his ugly views on race and America show up in Obama? It’s not there. It’s just not.

    It is strange that his spiritual adviser for 20 years, the man who baptized his children, the man who advised him on many issues over several decades didn’t leave a mark on him. But I just don’t see any.

    Jeremiah Wright has every reason to be angry at what this country did to him. It was awful. But he has no reason to poison future generations of black Americans with his anger. Which is what has done.

    Fortunately, Barack Obama wasn’t one of them.

  40. -Rev. Wright-

    Anyone who would care one iota one way or the other about the president’s association with him already knows about it. Every segment Sean Hannity devotes to that worn-out mantra detracts from the important things that will rally the average voter to choose Romney.

    I think it might become more of an issue post-presidency.

    -Martin/Zimmerman-

    Will take a while to sift through the prosecution’s evidence release but so far it all looks to be heavily in favour of Zimmerman. They don’t have much of a case against him.

  41. Whites have a severe misunderstanding of how most young black men relate to their pastor. Churchgoing is an integral part of African-American life, often having little else to do with the churchgoer’s daily existence. Barack Obama doesn’t strike me as a particularly religious man, and I don’t think he paid much heed to anything the Rev said. He went to church, baptized his kids, and lived his life. That’s all there is.

  42. erich500 Says:

    ^I mostly agree. However, I think the anti-g*y views of large parts of the black community is due to the influence of the black church/pastors. Not all of the Sunday’s teachings are left inside the church the rest of the week.

    But again it is odd that Obama had this 20-year relationship and little if any of Wright’s views seemed to influence him. I don’t see it anywhere. At this point it’s an non-issue.

    It’s also odd that Obama had very little influence on Wright’s views too. The Rev. thinks it’s still 1968 and it’s still Selma all over again.

    It’s not. It’s understandable that he may think that; but he’s wrong.

  43. icemannyr Says:

    The taped Ed Klein interview about his Obama Book on Hannity gets a second day as the interview continues tonight.
    Does anyone besides Hannity care about Klein’s interview Rev. Jeremiah Wright?
    We went through this before the last election.
    Not to mention people on both the left and right are very skeptical about Ed Klein’s sources.
    I wonder if even conservatives get tired of Hannity doing the same segments every day?

    I can’t believe I actually agree with Eric Bolling.
    On a Hannity Show segment tonight, after the Klein Interview with Eric & Kimberly Guilfoyle as guests, Eric said Jeremiah Wright should not be an issue during the campaign and they should stay with real issues like the economy.
    Of course Kimberly Guilfoyle, why she does has have a job at FNC?, and Hannity disagree.

  44. – why she does has have a job at FNC? —

    Surely that’s a rhetorical question.

  45. carolmr Says:

    Have any of the cable networks mentioned the sad hanging suicide of RFK, Jr.’s estranged wife?

  46. carolmr Says:

    Chris Matthews really needs to be on meds. Today he said that Mitt Romney mocked Black History Month because he mentioned Obama’s association with Rev. Wright in February. Matthews really was on a tirade and he unloaded on Major Garrett. Poor Major couldn’t get a word in edgewise.

  47. – Mary Kennedy —

    I’ve seen it on CNN, with the constant refrain of it being a “Kennedy Family tragedy”. Not sure why, but that bugs me.

  48. carolmr Says:

    Thanks, Laura. It seems, IMO, that a lot of women who become involved with a Kennedy man end up in a bad place.

  49. ^ Doesn’t it, though? But they’re the ones with our interests closest to heart, dontcha know.

  50. mlong5000 Says:

    The MSM was in complete defend Obama mode today when it was even suggested the GOP would bring up Rev.Wright…this is Obama’s advantage the press has his back….they won’t report on Wright,Ayers or Fast and Furious but will attack Romney for his High School days,trips with the dog and whether his wife has any right to have an opinion since she”never worked in her life”.

  51. – Erich’s moderated comment —

    Toure is twit. Everything that happens in his world has to be somehow related to the oppression of a minority. Sometimes disco just sucks.

  52. I love the example earlier in this thread that only Fox viewers know what Wright said. Obama had to give a race speech to get past it, you twit. Wright’s comments were played on a loop on MSNBC for weeks.

  53. lonestar77 Says:

    Gotta love Matthews, Carol. Saying Rev. Wright’s name during the month of February is obviously an attack on black history month. Where you been? Haha. Well, that’s how the mind of a liberal works. Everything can be spun as racism or an attack on all black people or their history month or what the fark ever.

  54. lonestar77 Says:

    We all know any conservative white candidate would have been run out of town if he had a 20 month history with an anti-American racist preacher, much less a 20 yr history with one. But, of course, even though he was his spiritual adviser, baptised his children, Obama never heard a peep out of the man. Face it, Obama is black & Wright is black, therefore criticism is off-limits. And, we’re the racist ones for bringing it up. Gotta love the lefty media.

  55. “Chris Matthews really needs to be on meds. Today he said that Mitt Romney mocked Black History Month because he mentioned Obama’s association with Rev. Wright in February. Matthews really was on a tirade and he unloaded on Major Garrett. Poor Major couldn’t get a word in edgewise.”

    Carol: it’s not often we agree on a subject but I have to say CM was over the top tonight. He had a point (stupid in my opinion) that he wanted to make and when Major wasn’t playing along he decided to just filibuster the conversation.

    On the plus side Garrett was laughing at the tirade and Chuck just looked bemused and happy he was on the sidelines which is often what occurs when reporters appear on the show and Matthews is on a tirade about some perceived outrage.

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