Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words for the apparent peace proposal offered by Russian President Vladimir Putin involving Syria turning over its chemical weapons.
Appearing on Fox News's Special Report Monday, Krauthammer said, “The chances of these weapons being eliminated from Syria are less than of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series this year, and they are now mathematically eliminated.”
Never one to let down his macho guard, Geraldo Rivera has made an entertaining suggestion on President Obama should deal with Syrian leader Bashar Assad -- "Let's kill him."
Gee, what could possibly go wrong if we did that? Aside from possibly converting Syria into yet another lawless failed state in the Middle East turned jihadist launch pad. Aside from that. (Audio clips after the jump)
Robert Allbritton, owner of the Politico website and newspaper, has decided to take on the Big Apple right just a few months after announcing that he intends to sell the local television stations which he owns.
While there's no guarantee he will succeed in his new venture--Allbritton previously had launched a DC local news website called TBD.com which fizzled out quickly--his interest and entrepreneurship is commendable and something that people on the right with loads of money should pay attention to.
Liberal comedian Bill Maher recently revealed how he worked his way through college: pot dealing – according Bloomberg Businessweek.
In the Sept. 9 issue, Maher admitted, “Selling pot allowed me to get through college and make enough money to start off in comedy.” Maher attended Cornell University to earn an English degree in 1978. The “Business News, Stock Market, & Financial Advice” magazine dedicated a bio page to Maher, now a comedian, producer and host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Never mind Baldwin's old dreams of killing Osama bin Laden and then killing Vice President Dick Cheney with the terrorist's corpse. "If MSNBC is supposed to be a smart, enthusiastic place for intelligent analysis and discussion, Baldwin brings a dash of celebrity and sex appeal to that mission." His apparent tryout for MSNBC came with a talk show/podcast called "Here's The Thing" on New York's taxpayer-funded radio station WNYC, and he passed for liberals with flying colors:
Daily Kos bloggers like to trash Fox News, even if some seem not to have ever watched the channel. (It's always amusing when one of them writes about Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity as if they were interchangeable. Uhhhh, no.)
Others, however, do at least a bit of content analysis. DKos featured writer "Hunter," for example, has long been especially contemptuous of FNC's morning program Fox & Friends. This past Tuesday, "Hunter" lauded John McCain for supposedly schooling Brian Kilmeade on the equivalence of "Allahu Akbar" and "Thank God." "Hunter" mused, "I wonder how far Sen. John McCain will get explaining Muslim culture to the fenceposts of the Fox News team."
Despite this unsatisfactory level of unemployment, The New York Times knows how to be cheeky. The newest numbers showed a large drop in motion picture jobs. Don’t blame the pornographers, wrote Catherine Rampell in an “Economix” blog post.
"The pornography industry, long accustomed to being a scapegoat for the country’s moral ills, is now being blamed for America’s economic failings, too." Get out the world's smallest violin.
In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, Stephen Moore had an excellent op-ed about how the Obama economy was hurting the president's political base the most.
The next day, Journal reporter Julie Jargon shed light on an IRS rule change which will adversely affect waiters and waitresses throughout America by judging tips earned as a result of an "automatic gratuity" to be a "service charge" that is subject to payroll and income tax withholding, not tips that are cashed out for the waiter's benefit at the end of his or her shift.
In another victory for life, the Iowa Board of Medicine voted today to ban so-called telemed abortions. Those are medical abortion procedures prescribed remotely often by the use of Internet teleconferencing software.
The Hill newspaper is a Washington insider publication, a daily tabloid when Congress is in session. So naturally, its not surprising that editor-in-chief Hugo Gurdon is delighted to sign up James Carville as a columnist.
In a statement at Politico, Gurdon declared “We are so pleased to include his unique take on current affairs. James will be an ideal complement to our diverse and prominent line-up of contributors.” As if a hack partisan liberal view is so rare in Washington media! Usually, liberals don't start their "diversity" chart with old white men. (Carville will turn 69 in October.)
Just yesterday, libs were absolutely radiant, gushing over Irani President Hassan Rouhani’s conciliatory gesture to the Jewish people, who are about to begin a New Year, according to the Hebrew calendar. The Washington Post’s Max Fisher proudly recorded Rouhani’s tweet for posterity:
"As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah. pic.twitter.com/tmaf84x7UR"
Ready or not, here it comes: the TV fixation with sexual infidelity. The upcoming shows this fall more than confirm a lust for forbidden love on the screen – or so says The Hollywood Reporter.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) revealed the trend in a recent article by citing shows such as Showtime’s “The Affair” and HBO’s “Open.” THR’s Lesley Goldberg highlighted the fascination, noting, “Forbidden love seems to be in the air at television networks as infidelity has become the latest theme to sweep development executives off their feet.”
Politics, we're often told, is the art of the possible. The potential for American intervention in the Syrian civil war is stretching what previously was believed scarcely possible.
Liberal Democratic congressman Alan Grayson of Florida, one of the party's most strident voices, a man who once said GOP policy on health care boils down to wanting you to "die quickly," finds himself inexplicably agreeing with that most demonized of all Republicans, Sarah Palin. (Audio clips after the jump)
No one should be more embarrassed than writer Jacob Heilbrunn, who predicted in the Washington Post-owned Foreign Policy magazine article (titled "Hagel Unchained") just last December that Hagel would drive Republicans crazy....by opposing intervention in Syria:
A Michigan State University professor started his first creative writing class last week going on an eight-minute tirade about members of the GOP.
In the video published Thursday by Campus Reform, William S. Penn said Republicans "are cheap. They don't want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could" (video follows with transcript and commentary):