What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…

Post your nominations for this week’s What’s Hot/What’s Not. I’ll post the finalists Sunday night…

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77 Responses to “What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…”

  1. HOT: Being busy and not watching the news. :)

  2. NOT: Greta once again trotting out the highly irrelevant – and increasingly bizarre-looking – Sarah Palin to complain about the media, and holler about how Fox News is the super most awesomest. What is it about that network that they feel compelled to defend themselves all the time?

  3. HOT: Rachel Maddow’s latest Lean Forward spot, derived from her show the day after the election:

    “We’re not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade. We’re not going to repeal health reform. We’re not going to give a 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires. We’re not going to amend the United States Constitution to stop g@y people from getting married. We’re not eliminating the Dept. of Energy. We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt. We’re not vetoing The Dream Act. We had the choice to do that…and we said no.”

  4. Because Republicans will just roll over and let you have your Socialist utopia. Good luck with the fantasy world.

  5. It’s a liberal utopia, and this country supports it. The GOP is going to have to grow up and ditch their stupid Tea Party faction, or face a future as a strictly regional political force.

  6. “This country” is about to see Barack Obama turn us all into California, and the 55% of us with a brain will turn it back. The rest of you will keep screaming “racist”.

  7. I didn’t call anyone racist. I <said that McCain and his band of idiots – including Fox News – look like sexist, race-baiting morons for turning the Benghazi story into an attack on one black woman. This is the kind of thing this country is rejecting from the GOP, and they better catch on quick or get left behind.

    Conservatism as a philosophy is a viable alternative to liberalism. Unfortunately, it’s currently tied to an incredibly stupid political party.

  8. NOT: I’m getting sick of the “created news” crap from FNC. Former AG Michael Mukasey (Republican, of course) wrote a Rice-bashing editorial for The Wall Street Journal (Murdoch-owned), which now qualifies as “new concerns” for Judge Jeanine to b!tch about tonight on Fox (Murdoch-owned). This “concern” has been generated entirely within the News Corp empire, and will now be commented on by the same empire as if it’s “something”.

  9. Next week, they’ll have another video from 1996 that shows Obama likes communism because he thinks poor people shouldn’t be left to starve to death. FOX sucks.

  10. And somehow a TV judge has been deemed FNC’s terrorism expert. Insult me much?

  11. Joe, it’s the same network that deemed Sarah Palin a foreign policy expert.

  12. imnotblue Says:

    “We’re not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade.”
    We weren’t either way.

    “We’re not going to repeal health reform.”
    Yet.

    “We’re not going to give a 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.”
    We weren’t either way.

    “We’re not going to amend the United States Constitution to stop g@y people from getting married.”
    We weren”t either way.

    “We’re not eliminating the Dept. of Energy.”
    Hooray! More government!

    “We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt.”
    We’ll all go bankrupt instead.

    “We’re not vetoing The Dream Act.”
    That might be the closest to a real difference.

    “We had the choice to do that…and we said no.”
    Right… 3-4 million people did… kinda.

    Joe (and others) seem to believe that Obama’s slight victory amongst the population, means people actually agree with him. Yet, time and time again, we’ve seen that people like HIM, but not necessarily his policies.

    But please, go on believing it’s the policies that carries you in, not the personality. See how well that works out for you in the future.

  13. imnotblue Says:

    @ Joe and Andyosphere

    You guys should be careful… the optics of men criticizing the qualifications and comments of women doesn’t look good.

    Oh wait… Liberals against Conservatives. Nevermind. Forgot the double standard for a second.

  14. Or maybe we re-elected a president in a bad economy (unheard of) because the thought of conservative policies and a conservative Supreme Court made voters ill.

  15. Yes, with all those high-information voters who actually think about the Supreme Court before they vote. Yeah, that happened.

  16. Believe it or not, most liberals are VERY worried about what happens if one more righty lands on that bench.

  17. Well, news reports just hitting that Hillary doesn’t want Susan Rice at Sec. Of State, and wants Kerry. Apparently she did not get the “….Republican as racists memo…” The Communist wing of the Dems are pushing ,along with their fellow travelers in the media.

  18. ^ I see idiots.

  19. “Believe it or not, most liberals are VERY worried about what happens if one more righty lands on that bench.”

    Yep. There’s no interest in fighting The Culture Wars again.

  20. There was really only one Hot/Not Hot story this week; CNN hires Jeff Zucker to run their network. Whether it’s Hot or Not Hot depends on how you feel about Zucker as a cable news executive.

    You could give an honorable mention to MSNBC’s big ratings jump over the last year but that story may be better left to the year end Hot/Not Hot list.

  21. lonestar77 Says:

    “Next week, they’ll have another video from 1996 that shows Obama likes communism because he thinks poor people shouldn’t be left to starve to death. FOX sucks.”

    Well, not sure about communism but most democrats view socialism positively:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/158978/democrats-republicans-diverge-capitalism-federal-gov.aspx

    But, it’s still racist to say Dems are socialists.

  22. “Well, not sure about communism but most democrats view socialism positively:”

    ^^ Most Americans view socialism positively: they just call it something else like Medicare or Social Security.

  23. Or unemployment insurance. Or minimum wage. Or workplace safety standards. Or food inspectors. Or smog devices on cars.

    People who complain about “socialism” don’t know wtf they’re talking about.

  24. I should think that you’d want to take credit for those things as “liberalism”, but suit yourself. Those things are fine, as long as there’s a conservative party to keep them from being used to buy votes. Unfortunately, there isn’t.

  25. Joe, if you end one more sentence with a preposition,
    I am going to faint.

  26. My point (obviously) is that most conservatives who b!tch about government programs and regulation would be duly shocked by the craphole society would become if they got what they claim they want. Ya know why I stopped being a conservative? Because it doesn’t make sense.

    ICN has a preposition bot?

  27. I figured that happened when you stopped making sense.

    It is a transgression up with which she will not put.

  28. I’s resisted mentioning Joe’s hanging gerunds or dangling participles to avoid being accused of racist lynch-mob symbolism.

  29. And no, the point is to defend Socialism, rather than label it what it is. I can’t imagine why that might be.

  30. savefarris Says:

    “My point (obviously) is that most conservatives who b!tch about government programs and regulation would be duly shocked by the craphole society would become if they got what they claim they want.”

    Conservatives aren’t actually lobbying for anarchy and you know it. They also aren’t trying to bankrupt the country as quickly as possible. And i don’t know how you can argue that’s not the liberal grand plan.

  31. I don’t believe you. I’ve never met a conservative who found a program or tax they wouldn’t cut. The Grand Conservative Plan is no government.

  32. That’s an utterly immature view of conservatism, at best. At worst, it’s a conscious lie. Neither is worthy of discussion, especially after four years. Have fun debating something that doesn’t exist.

  33. savefarris Says:

    “I’ve never met a conservative who found a program … they wouldn’t cut”

    Defense

    “Limited” government != “no” government. Maybe it’s hard to find things conservatives would leave untouched is because they believe the Constitution is supposed to limit the areas the Feds are supposed to lord over and that we’re well past those bounds already. 10th Amendment and all that jazz…

  34. Maybe conservatives don’t believe in government helping people. Sure, you’re always good for another weapon. Yippee.

  35. Government weapons help keep you safe in your bed at night.

  36. First obligation of government

  37. savefarris Says:

    Joe obviously is not a fan of Article I, Section 8 either. Then he’d know exactly what the enumerated powers of the Congress were.

    Maybe conservatives don’t believe in government helping people.

    That’s what charities are for. And if it HAS to be government, that’s why we have states.

  38. Charities. Please.

  39. Charities? People would rather spend money at Chick-fil-A to fight for “religious freedom” than donate to charities.

  40. Thanks Dumb and Dumber.
    It’s no secret that conservatives donate more to charity, perform more volunteer work, donate more blood and are better tippers than liberals.

    Don’t take my word for it. Read this article in the New York Times ( that’s right New York Times!), hilariously titled “Bleeding Heart Tightwads”.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/opinio…

  41. U.S. the most charitable country in the world with individuals giving over $200 billion a year.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/19/world-giving-index-us-ran_n_1159562.html

  42. A liberal’s idea of charity is to take someone else’s money, give it to the government, and let them help the needy.

  43. Charities don’t have reliable budgets, and can’t provide the safety net required of a civilized industrial society. Conservatives know this. The problem is they don’t care.

  44. Our government has NO Budget. Liberals know this and don’t care.

  45. That’s a snappy comeback there, Sparky.

  46. Some days I got game. Some days I don’t.

  47. lonestar77 Says:

    Bob Costas uses a murder suicide to advocate for gun control during half time of SNF on NBC. no surprise that its Costas or that it happened on NBC. but, what liberal media?

  48. You could outlaw all guns, make this a police state, and those two people would still be dead. He could have snapped her neck like a twig and jumped off a bridge. I don’t like the word “tragedy” here. This was a murderer committing murder and then suicide. Just because he was a linebacker doesn’t change that.

  49. I’ve always wondered how much conservatives would donate to charity if you eliminated that tax deduction. Also, it’s an indisputable fact that conservatives tend to make more money than liberals because they generally work in the Military Industrial Complex or Wall Street.

  50. Also, the NY Times column uses IRS data. I only speak for myself here when I say I have never ever ever written off charitable donations as a tax credit (even though I’m “entitled” to it).

  51. What an insulting dip. I, like many people give to charity while taking the standard deduction. This is a guy just talking for the sake of talking. His last sentence shows people should not take him seriously.

  52. B.S. on that. You’re not smart enough to make that hand of money. Probably on food stamps.

  53. savefarris Says:

    I’ve always wondered how much conservatives would donate to charity if you eliminated that tax deduction.

    Probably the same amount. After all, a healthy majority of conservatives are religous and thus tax breaks aren’t the driving force for their giving.

    it’s an indisputable fact that conservatives tend to make more money than liberals

    I’d dispute that. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-wins-8-10-wealthiest-154837437.html

    Charities don’t have reliable budgets,

    I believe larry covered this one.

    and can’t provide the safety net required of a civilized industrial society.

    Who got to Sandy victims first: The Red Cross, the Salvation Army, or FEMA?

  54. lonestar77 Says:

    Andy, like others who advocate for higher taxes,
    also writes checks to the treasury just to be nice.

  55. “B.S. on that. You’re not smart enough to make that hand of money. Probably on food stamps.”

    Thanks for being an insulting prick. You don’t know what I make or what I donate.

  56. Al explained what FEMA does. You clearly have no idea.

  57. “Probably the same amount. After all, a healthy majority of conservatives are religous and thus tax breaks aren’t the driving force for their giving.”

    You will NEVER see “religious” conservatives line up to donate to Food Banks the way they lined up to support Chick-fil-A because they don’t like gay marriage.

  58. “Probably the same amount. After all, a healthy majority of conservatives are religous and thus tax breaks aren’t the driving force for their giving.”

    You will NEVER see “religious” conservatives line up to donate to Food Banks the way they lined up to support Chick-fil-A because they don’t like same-sex marriage.

  59. I know a phony when I see one. Andy has left enough crumbs to peg himself. He doesn’t pay a dime to the Treasury. Sells home made computers out of his house made from parts he buys from Santa’s elves? Bunk, guy is a poser.

  60. “I know a phony when I see one. Andy has left enough crumbs to peg himself. He doesn’t pay a dime to the Treasury. Sells home made computers out of his house made from parts he buys from Santa’s elves? Bunk, guy is a poser.”

    I don’t pay a dime to the Treasury? That’s news to me.

    Repairing computers is not my primary job. I do that on the side to make extra cash and to keep myself occupied.

  61. lonestar77 Says:

    There are studies/polls out there that show conservatives are the most charitable – AMONG ALL INCOME LEVELS.

    Facts are inconvenient when you just simply want things to be true.

    Liberals always want others to pay. That’s why Joe Biden hasn’t donated much more than skid mark stained underwear to charity. He’s the poster boy for Democrat “giving”.

  62. On the internet no one knows you’re a dog.

  63. Liberals want decent programs and regulations, and decent revenue to support them. This isn’t complicated.

  64. It gets complicated when you can’t pay for them.

  65. You can’t pay for them if you keep cutting taxes for rich people so they can create jobs they don’t create.

  66. Obama wants to give “the rich” a financial haircut (and hurting old people living off dividends, by the way) but nothing he has proposed will put a dent in the ever accelerating federal debt. He can only add a few more cards to the house of cards until it collapses. I was hoping that might happen after I kick the bucket, but with this guy elected another term, I’m not too sure.

  67. I miss cable news news. This ideological stuff is BORING.

  68. Well, I watched Reliable Sources today and it’s unanimous: Zucker will give CNN a voice, be the RogerAiles face as its champion, and has a blank check from Time-Warner to make CNN… THE BEST CABLE NEWS channel on cable. So say the four suck-ups on today’s show, so say we all.

  69. According to the panelists, Zucker is the one man who can lasso the inherent awesomeness that is CNN. Can’t hardly wait.

  70. “On the internet no one knows you’re a dog.”

    You made the statement about taxes — if you don’t have the facts to support it, I suggest sitting down and remaining silent.

  71. “There are studies/polls out there that show conservatives are the most charitable – AMONG ALL INCOME LEVELS.

    Facts are inconvenient when you just simply want things to be true.”

    These, again, are based on income taxes. There’s a reason charities want higher taxes — because if you raise taxes, donations to charities will skyrocket from people trying to avoid paying taxes. If you cut taxes, donations to charities decrease.

  72. I really don’t see how people can ignore how avoiding paying taxes plays in to charitable donations.

    The facts might say what they say, but the studies where those facts come from are way too vague.

  73. “CABLE NEWS channel on cable. So say the four suck-ups on today’s show, so say we all.”

    ^^ I saw that segment too and thought pretty much the same thing. They made it appear that Zucker was the second coming and that he could do and spend whatever he wanted.

    The panel all seemed to feel that what CNN needed was more “passion”. I guess that means you scream out the news. If that’s the case JK and Blitzer will be looking for new employment soon

    It was a really disappointing.performance by all concerned.

  74. savefarris Says:

    You will NEVER see “religious” conservatives line up to donate to Food Banks the way they lined up to support Chick-fil-A because they don’t like same-sex marriage.

    So your beef is that religious conservatives don’t make a big show of their donations saying “LOOK AT ME BEING SO CHARITABLE! AND HUMBLE!!!” when giving to the less fortunate?

    Got it.

    Comparing that to the Chick-Fil-A thing is beyond bizzarre.

    You can’t pay for them if you keep cutting taxes for rich people

    You can’t pay for them by raising taxes on the rich either. The money just isn’t there.

    You’re going to have to raise taxes on the middle class in order to generate enough revenue. And while “tax that guy over there I’m jealous of” always does well at the polls, Walter Mondale showed us just how popular the“no go ahead: please take more of my money” platform is.

    NOT: Turning Hot/Not into a Free-for-all of which I accept my share of responsibility.

  75. Hey, at least we found something to talk about. Take a look at the list Spud ended up with. It was a pretty slow week.

  76. Why are Joe and Fritz making sense?

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