Yahoo! News published a story about the 100th anniversary of Miami Beach. If you read the article you will at first be treated to some interesting information about the tourist destination. Unfortunately, the author, Diego Urrdaneta, could not restrain himself from finally subjecting the readers to the usual leftwing agenda about how global warming (or "climate change" as they now call it when the warming didn't happen) is causing the sea level to rise.
I am probably the only writer on NewsBusters to have received an award from the Soviet Union. It was for my work as an American correspondent for Krokodil Magazine which you can see chronicled in I Was A Commie Writer.
I live in South Florida which is full of eccentrics which is why I feel right at home here. My main accomplishments in life were winning a bottle of aftershave when I was eight and having the biggest PING List (over 1000 Pingees) on the Free Republic forum for my DUmmie FUnnies blog. This is fortunate since I suffer severely from Ping List Envy.
Prior to the advent of the Web, I wrote a syndicated humor column that appeared in dozens of newspapers throughout North America. Only complete humility forbids me from telling you that my columns appeared in the Houston Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, L.A Herald-Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vancouver Sun, and lots of other periodicals that I am much to humble to list.
Oh, I also produced an award-winning satirical comix website called PJ's Comix. This sort of balances out the fact that I am the WORST basketball player in the world.
When I lived in Los Angeles, I wrote comedy material for comedians. Sorry, due to business ethics I can't reveal any of their names (Argus Hamilton).
Politico surveyed a "bipartisan group of key activists, operatives and thought leaders in New Hampshire and Iowa" to reveal "grave concerns about Cruz’s electability." A "bipartisan" group? Does this mean that Politico actually consulted Democrats to weigh in on Ted Cruz's changes in the early primaries? Yeah, there is an "unbiased" group for you. However, the really significant news from the Politico article written by James Hohmann comes deep into the story after many paragraphs of unrelenting Cruz bashing where it is revealed that "Nearly two-thirds of Iowa Republican insiders believe Cruz can win the caucuses."
A report by Jeryl Bier of the Weekly Standard reveals the shocking information that federal agencies have paid Politico nearly a million dollars in subscription fees since 2011 including nearly $432,000 just last year alone. An even barely skeptical mind would have to suspect that such fees were a payoff for either favorable coverage or to simply avoid reporting uncomfortable facts about those agencies.
It was announced today that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was swapped last year for five Guantanmao prisoners, has been charged with desertion. So what is the major concern for New York Times writer Helene Cooper? If Bergdahl will still be able to get an honorable discharge if found guilty and how it will affect his job prospects if he doesn't get it. I kid you not.
A writer for The New Republic has "endorsed" a Republican candidate for the presidency. Of course, to receive such an endorsement, such a candidate much have sufficiently liberal credentials to pass muster as well as have absolutely no chance of winning. Such a candidate is one Mark Everson who you probably never heard of since he is pretty much indistinguishable from a department store mannequin.
Daniel Pardo of BBC Mundo provides us with an interesting report, namely how long does it take to purchase basic home products while waiting on the notoriosly long lines at the stores in Venezuela. Unfortunately, although Pardo shows us how tough it is to buy these products he fails to give us the why even though the answer is written on wall posters all over that country. The S-word that dare not speak its name in his BBC Mundo report.
A federal judge angrily blasted the Department of Justice in court for deception on Thursday. In contrast to normal federal court proceedings it was quite emotional and included a rather sheepish response from the Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General. Great fireworks but guess what? It was only barely touched in the MSM. No coverage on this from the alphabet networks and most of the major newspapers.
Mike Elk of Politico has written a grand total of five stories in five months. The extreme lethargy of the "labor" reporter has become notorious as exemplified by his quote for the ages when the 28 year old Elk complained that “I can’t work the kind of hours I did when I was 24.” And now we have Elk claiming that those who died at Haymarket sacrificed themselves for his right to goof off.
Many of you probably saw the network news reports about the United Airlines flight yesterday that returned to Dulles International airport when a crazed passenger yelling something about Jihad was restrained by other passengers. What you might have seen only on local but not on national broadcasts was a crazed Pennsylvania State University professor who began ranting loony left slogans on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami last weekend.
Susan Estrich is a bigtime Hillary Clinton supporter. Therefore it was no surprise that in her March 6 column she wrote off the Hillary e-mail scandal as mere silliness. However, following reader input and Hillary's disastrous press conference at the United Nations, Estrich had a bit of a change of heart. Not exactly a 180. More like a 90 chock full of extreme naivete.
One fringe benefit, from an entertainment POV, of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal is the comedy it is inspiring. Last Saturday, SNL presented Katie McKinnon performing an hilarious sketch of Hillary discussing her e-mail. Hillary's e-mail press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday, has inspired yet more comedy on YouTube.
We already know that suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams was plugging his daughter's Peter Pan special to his listeners. However, what you may not know is that, according to the New York Daily News, Williams was also actively working against a local New York news shows because he did not want it so close to his network broadcast.
Although the usual suspects eagerly slurped up the stale Clinton Kool-Aid as a rather unconvincing signal to the public that all is now well in the wake of Hillary's press conference on the email scandal, other liberal sources less interested in blindly flacking for her are much more skeptical. Among the latter is The Atlantic. The skepticism is evident in the very title of an article by David Graham, Hillary: Just Trust Me on This One.
When Hillary Clinton faces the press to answer questions about her use of a "homebrew" email server, will the right questions be asked? According to Christopher Budd writing at GeekWire, the real issue isn't whether she was following the law or about transparency. The true issue is if her homebrew system had proper security measures to prevent it from being accessed by foreign intelligence agents.
Did you know that Brian Williams avoided stories that were critical of the Obama administration? So what vicious "rightwing" organization is making such a claim? Actually this was a charge coming from NBC News reporters themselves in an lengthy New York Magazine article about the troubles at NBC News.
Ah! The nudge to remove Hillary Clinton from the stage. Some get it. Some don't. Among those who don't get it is Alex Wagner who lacks the subtlety to see that the exit of Hillary could very probably mean the entrance of the "progressive" heroine, Elizabeth Warren. Lawrence O'Donnell gets it which is probably why he was very critical of Hillary's email situation.
A Vox writer once again proves that the Left hates the U.S. Constitution with its limits on government power and checks and balances. Instead he wants the current form of federal government replaced with a parliamentary system giving more power to the chief executive.
Please believe in the integrity of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. If he disavowed his own remarks, emphatically repeated several times on video, that only state based health exchanges were eligible for subsidies you can believe this honorable gentleman. Such is the attitude of General Electric Vox's Sarah Kliff as she regales us with the history of the King vs Burwell case which will be heard this week at the Supreme Court.
Frank Schaeffer has a worn shtick and no matter how many times he uses it, he never tires of wash, rinse, repeat over and over and over again. It goes like this: Once upon a time young Frank Schaeffer, son of well known evangelical parents, was a "vicious rightwinger." However, HALLELUJAH, he eventually saw the light and became a leftwing loon. It is a stale tale that Frank hangs on to like a security blanket whose constant repetition yields unintentionally humorous results
General Electric Vox published a photo essay about the crises in Venezuela. The photos of the protests were picturesque but something important was missing. It was especially noticeable when the essay by Amanda Taub, 11 stunning photos of the protest movement sweeping Venezuela, touched on the dismal economy. Therefore the most stunning thing about the essay wasn't the photos but the very noticeable failure to mention a certain word seen all over Venezuela.