Many thanks to Paddy at Political Carnival for the video. This is truly an excellent commencement speech, and not just for the snippet everybody is quoting: “Failure is the key to success for so many great people… Oprah was demoted from her first job as a news anchor, and now she doesn’t even need a [Read more...]
This weekend Hating Breitbart opened in several select theaters. HATING BREITBART – Feature-length Documentary Captures the Final Days of Controversial New Media Pioneer, Andrew Breitbart. On Friday - Rush Limbaugh praised the film Hating Breitbart and urged millions of his … Continue reading ?
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward appeared on "Meet the Press" Sunday to discuss the brewing scandals of the Obama White House. When conversation turned to the controversy over the Benghazi talking points which show the White HouseShow More Summary
Top White House official Dan Pfeiffer on Face the Nation this morning said “It’s largely irrelevant” on whoever doctored the Benghazi memo. “You’re right. It’s an absolute tragedy what happened. The question isn’t ‘Who edited what talking points/’ That’s largely … Continue reading ?
White House aide Dan Pfeiffer may have pulled off the "full Ginsburg" on the Sunday shows, but his performance was more like the "full Monty"--Monty Python, that is. "Irrelevant" was Pfeiffer's refrain: "The law is irrelevant" on the...Show More Summary
More crazy talk from a state backbencher: On Wednesday night, Minnesota State Representative Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe) took to the House floor to talk about climate change and renewable energy. Using sources such as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Rep. Gruenhagen told his colleagues that climate change is a “complete United Nations fraud and lie…. [...]
Time to cue the fat lady for another wingnut conspiracy narrative: On Sunday, during an appearance on Meet The Press, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — the GOP leader in the senate — distanced himself from Republican efforts to portray the Obama administration’s response to the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic issue in Benghazi, Libya as [...]
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) weighed in on the Obama scandals today on FOX News Sunday, “We had to run against his empty promises. Now we are seeing big government in practice. Now we are seeing the arrogance, the cronyism in … Continue reading ?
This morning on Meet the Press The Washington Post‘s Bob Woodward let loose on the Obama Administration: “The Obama Administration didn’t tell the truth on Benghazi.” Woodward was one of the lead investigative journalists during the Watergate scandal. Two days … Continue reading ?
Top Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer discussed the IRS targeting scandal today with George Stephanopoulos on This Week, “The law is irrelevant. The activity is outrageous and inexcusable.” Well, that’s comforting.
Matt Kasper is the Special Assistant for Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress. On Wednesday night, Minnesota State Representative Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe) took to the House floor to talk about climate change and renewable energy. Using sources such as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Rep. Gruenhagen told his colleagues that climate change [...]
Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer was questioned about the Benghazi 9-11 attacks this morning on FOX News today, “I don’t remember what room he was in. It’s a largely irrelevant fact” It’s irrelevant. Via FOX News Sunday: Pfeiffer tripped all over … Continue reading ?
Your tax dollars at work – producing goofy videos at US embassies. Ambassador Anne Andrew, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, and her U.S. Embassy staff put together this goofy music video (a parody of PSY’s “Gangnam Style”) to encourage Costa … Continue reading ?
Denmark won. Bonnie Tyler, representing England, was totally eclipsed, but for those of us who remember the 1980s, the Bay City Roller seem to have been strong contenders: (Footnote: Yes, I am aware that the Celts, long before they were driven to the stony Atlantic fringes of Europe, probably picked up both the kilt and [Read more...]
Little Cheeser. This Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon was released on November 21, 1936.
Judge Jeanine Pirro delivered another epic monologue tonight on her weekend show. “No one in this adminstration knows anything!”
When Bob Woodward publishes the definitive history of Barack Obama's second term (maybe sooner rather than later), this will be presented as the week that Politico pwned the news cycle—and the president lost the village. I mean thatShow More Summary
Happy Saturday night, folks! It's Blue Gal from The Professional Left Podcast, bringing you this week's podcast round up. Be aware that these podcasts are also available on i-Tunes, and may not be safe for work. CNN / The Big Three (new podcast): Interview with Rep. Show More Summary
David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz discuss how the chemical industry and its powerful lobbies prevail in blocking efforts to reform outdated laws, leaving the public afloat in a soup of toxins.
Some readers — reader-listeners — have asked about the music at the end of the latest Need to Know. It’s “ Wedding Day at Troldhaugen,” by Grieg (Troldhaugen being his home outside Bergen). Mona Charen and I end our ’cast with a report from Norway (whose national day, or Constitution Day, was yesterday). Show More Summary