Nancy Pelosi denied knowing who Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber is. Unfortunately for Pelosi, her official website was chock full of Gruber references in 2009. This fact could have been easily discovered by Washington Post writer Sean Sullivan whose story headlined Pelosi's denial of knowing Gruber. For some reason he chose not to fact check this blatant falsehood perpetrated by Pelosi.
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 finally got around to reporting on the Jonathan Gruber video scandal in which he boasted about how ObamaCare deception was necessary in order to get the bill passed. However, the two Politico reports on this story in addition to being published days after this story had already gone viral, were notable for their brevity and the fact that they made it seem to imply that it was somehow a Fox News obsession rather than being of wider interest.
Jonathan Gruber declined to be interviewed on Fox News by Megyn Kelly yesterday. Instead he appeared on a complete pushover today in the form of Ronan Farrow. Gruber actually made less of an attempt to defend his video remarks about deceiving the public about Obamacare than Ronan Farrow who claimed that Gruber was being "nuanced." After that Ronan delivered convincing proof that he is a horrible interviewer.
On Saturday, Newsbusters was the first major website to feature a video posted by AmericanCommitment of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber boasting in 2013 how he helped deceive the public via a lack of transparency about that bill. Some readers were anxious about that video being made better known to the public since at the time the article was published, there were only a couple of dozen views of the video on YouTube. Since then the video has gone over the top viral to the extent that Rush Limbaugh led his show talking about it at length as did Sean Hannity on his radio show. In addition, the video made it into the mainstream media other than Fox News when Jack Tapper showed the video and The Hill has an article about it as well.
Oh, did I mention that Newsbusters was the first major website to feature the video?
A brave new word seems to have replaced polar vortex as a global warming excuse for very cold weather: "bombogenesis." The viewers of CBS This Morning were introduced to this word on Friday by non climate expert, physicist Michio Kaku, when he used it to explain in very apocalyptic terms a huge storm about to hit the country this week which will cause such extreme cold that it will last for most of the rest of the month.
Ever since it was announced yesterday that the Supreme Court will once again take up Obamacare in the case of King vs Burwell, one figure has remained noticeably absent: Jonathan "Speak-O" Gruber. Since the case revolves around whether Congress intended what the law they wrote clearly states, that Obamacare subsidies can go only to states that established their own health care exchanges, not to federal exchanges, the words of Gruber who along with Ezekiel Emanuel have come back to haunt him.
Despite Gruber's vocifeous denials, it has been discovered that he in fact affirmed that Congress did indeed intend the Obamacare subsidies to go only to state based exchanges. Ever since Gruber's words came back to bite him last July, he has remained out of the spotlight with the aid of the conveniently incurious MSM and now it seems his absence might now be extended to late next June when the Supreme Court rules on the case.
Clay Aiken lost in a landslide in his campaign for a congressional seat from North Carolina yet he is overjoyed. Why? Because it is now apparent that winning was besides the point for Aiken. His real goal now appears to be a TV reality show as announced in Poltico. Unfortunately for reality show wannabee Clay his celebrity donors in Los Angeles feel as if they have been duped by the former "American Idol" contestant and are demanding that footage of their September 30 fundraiser not be used in the reality show.
Barack Obama's reaction to Tuesday's big election loss for the Democrats was mocked at the Country Music Awards by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. If their act looks somewhat familiar, they were the same duo who mocked ObamaCare last year at the same show.
Politico seems to have the distinction of publishing the most awkwardly hilarious story headline title of this political campaign season: "Bill Clinton Plugs Kay Hagan in N.C.." If that did not put at least a smile on your face if not cause a belly laugh, it sure had that effect on a lot of people including readers of the Politico article as well as folks on Twitter. To make matters worse, or funnier, the story was accompanied with a photo of Clinton and Hagan with the latter wearing a blue dress.
The New York Times had a Halloween trick but no treat for the Texas Tribune. Today the Texas Tribune has announced that its partnership with the Times will be terminated with extreme prejudice. Is this just a coincidence that this is happening just before the election in which it appears that the campaign of Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis, appears to have imploded?
A New York judge has ruled that frequent MSNBC Morning Joe guest, Donny Deutsch, scammed over a million dollars in commission from his real estate broker in the sale of a $30 million home in the Hamptons. For those who don't remember, Deutsch was the one who stated on Morning Joe that the Occupy Wall Street movement needs a Kent State moment to "articulate this clash."
Until recently the mainstream media has portrayed the opponents of Common Core to be just a bunch of conservative yahoos incapable of understanding what a wonderful education program it is. However that might now be changing. Last night, NBC Nightly News surprisingly broadcast a segment highly critical of Common Core.
Politico writer Alexander Burns concedes that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker could win re-election next week but sounds a very sour note by claiming that Walker won't enjoy his victory. Of course, Burns contrasts a gloomy view of Walker with a warm review of the Democrat candidate, Mary Burke.
Cosmopolitan magazine will be sending a party bus filled with shirtless male models to North Carolina State University to shuttle coeds to the election polls next week. If this sounds like a skit from the upcoming Zoolander 2 movie you could be right. However, it is all too real. Of course, as we shall see, the real purpose of this stunt by Cosmopolitan is to help Democrats.
The Huffington Post published a tweet from Houston Mayor Annise Parker claiming that her daughter was denied a driver's license due to having two moms. However, a later update to the story shows that Parker was much less than truthful about the initial reason for the denial of the driver's license.
"Interstellar" opens on November 7 and the special effects of a crew travelling through a wormhole to reach a planet in another star system is reported to be quite interesting. Unfortunately there are also reports that the reason the crew has to travel to another planet is because global warming on Earth has ruined the crops and another place has to be found to grow corn. Is this another case of a potentially good movie weakened in order to serve a political cause?
"Where the Boys Are" is not only an entertaining 1960 movie about Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale as well as a catchy Connie Francis song but it now appears to be one of the best inadvertent presentations of why the sea level in South Florida has not risen for over fifty years. The opening credits of the film shows us an aerial shot of Fort Lauderdale beach and in relation to State Road A1A the beach is exactly as wide now as it was in 1960. Therefore no noticeable sea level rise despite the fearmongering by the usual suspects.
While most of the MSM has focused on Florida governor Rick Scott for somehow being unreasonable for objecting to challenger Charlie Crist breaking the debate rules to place a fan between his legs, the Washington Post provides us with some insight as to Crist's bizarre obsession with preventing sweat at all costs.
Candy Crowley on what Rush Limbaugh would label the state run CNN show of State of the Union seemed to place her blind trust in the assurances of state affiliated medical personnel that a travel ban on the Ebola Hot Zone nations of West Africa was both unnecessary as well as harmful. It took guest Senator Ted Cruz to make it clear to Crowley just why such a ban was absolutely necessary.
No matter what happens with the weather this winter, Salon will have an excuse ready to explain away any temperature condition as due to global warming. Too warm? Obviously global warming. Too cold? Also a result of global warming due to the polar vortex used to explain away the unusally cold temperatures of this past winter