Friday, August 6, 2010

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“What I hope we are going to have after November is more balance, more balance, which would give us the opportunity to do things together that simply were missing when you have this kind of disparity. But, I’m not going to be very interested in doing things left of center. It is going to have to be center right. I think the president is a flexible man. I’m hoping he will become a born-again moderate.” – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky who made it very clear that any future bipartisanship needs to be defined by his ideological terms in a speech Thursday to before a group of reporters at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

“I am not in porn to get into acting. I am in porn because I wanted to be in porn.” – Montana Fishburne, 19 year-old daughter of acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne explaining her reason for starring in a porn video for Vivid Adult entertainment. I’m glad she cleared that up!

“These people do not oppose Barack Obama because of his skin color. They oppose him because of his policies. “ – Lloyd Marcus, a spokesman for Black members of the tea party movement who on Wednesday rejected charges that the group’s activists are racist, saying they oppose President Barack Obama because of his policies not his skin color. Would it surprise you if I told you noted lunatic Alan Keyes is behind this?

“[My dad] is very upset. I heard that he’s mad at me but I haven’t spoken to him yet.  I feel pretty confident that I can work things out with him. I think he wants to support me in everything I do, and though he sees this now as a negative, I believe in time he will view it as a positive.” – Montana Fishburne on her father, actor Laurence, and his reaction to her decision to star in a porn video in an attempt to start her acting career. I believe in time that he will find a way to have you committed, but that’s just me.

“You’ll never see this from (Tom) Brady. You’ll never see this from Peyton Manning. The guys who really have class. Quite frankly, I just think the guy loves attention” – Former NFL player and current NBC studio analyst Rodney Harrison on Brett Favre’s back and forth about whether he’ll play in 2010.

NEWS

Black Tea Party Leaders Accuse Obama Of Racism: ‘Democrats Have Re-Enslaved America’

Black Tea Partiers Alan Keyes

“I’ll be honest with you: I make Alvin Greene look sane.”

BUSH DELAYS PUBLICATION ON MEMOIRS

Bush Memoirs Delay

“I wrote a what? What did I say in it?”

In an interview with C-SPAN on Sunday, July 18 of this year, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX),  the chairman of the party’s National Senatorial Committee, spoke of people’s nostalgia for the days of the Bush Administration. “I think a lot of people are looking back with a little — with more fondness on President Bush’s administration, and I think history will treat him well.” And when C-SPAN’s host asked what impact President Bush’s book being released around the midterm elections will have for the Republicans and if it “will be a plus.” Cornyn responded that he had not read it, but predicted it would be “intriguing” and “candid.”  BUT, in an item on Huffington Post on Thursday of this week, it was reported that George W. Bush pushed back publication of his memoirs, “Decision Points,” out of fear that a public reminder of his presidential legacy would hurt Republicans heading into November’s midterm elections, Bush’s friends tell the Financial Times. His friends say that Mr Bush, whose two terms in office remain unpopular among most Americans, did not want to insert himself into the midterm election campaign, where Republicans are expected to make big gains. The book will be published on November 9, a week after the polls. Mr Bush will give his first full interview to NBC on November 8.

THE WEEK THAT WAS IN GOP CIRCLES Part 2

Sharron Angle Says Democrats’ Agenda Violates ‘The First Commandment,’ Frames Reid As Dark Overlord

Obama Birthday Cards: RNC Celebrates By Mocking The President (PHOTOS)

Nikki Haley Paid Taxes Late, Racked Up $4,000 In Fines Despite Accountant Credentials

Caroline Giuliani ARRESTED: Rudy Giuliani’s Daughter Caught Shoplifting

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall: Shirley Sherrod Scandal ‘A Kick in the Gut’ | Death and Taxes

 

THIS JUST IN!

Despite noted author Anne Rice’s recent defection from Christianity, the organization seems to be taking her withdrawal from the faith in stride. John T. Baptist, a senior spokesperson for President & CEO Jesus H. Christ said, “Yes, we heard something about Ms Rice’s recent decision to leave us and frankly, we haven’t decided on whether it’s an idle threat that we will ignore or an offer that we’ll most likely accept.” When pressed for a timetable for a decision,  Mr Baptist said that he’s certain that one will be forthcoming “some time before the Rapture. Or not.”

MUST SEE VIDEOS!

Michaele Salahi vs. ‘The View’: Whoopi Goldberg Abused Me, Unleashed F-Bomb Rant (VIDEO)

Brett Favre still undecided but will play if healthy – ESPN

The Eva Mendes Sex Tape (VIDEO)

Michaele Salahi vs. ‘The View’: Whoopi Goldberg Abused Me, Unleashed F-Bomb Rant (VIDEO) (with update)

THIS WEEK’S “CHILE, PLEASE” AWARD GOES TO:

Kevin Jackson, president of the Black Conservative Coalition who said tea party activists, if successful, would reduce the size of government and set in motion another Emancipation Proclamation, the document that President Abraham Lincoln signed that effectively ended slavery. “This time, even the white folks get freed,” said Jackson, who accused Obama of viewing fellow blacks as “mongrels.”

RANDOM THOUGHTS

The more stupid things that Republicans say and do, the more I believe that the upcoming midterm election results aren’t going to be nearly as bad for Democrats as thought just six weeks ago.  This week alone, they’ve  tried to paint the president as less than manly (Sarah Palin), released a series of “birthday cards” mocking his 49th birthday (the RNC), said there was no real proof that Wednesday was really his birthday (Rush Limbaugh) announced support for repealing the 14th amendment to the Constitution (birthright citizenship), said Democrats were pushing “anti-God politics” (Conservative Moms for America leader Mary Baker) and my personal favorite, accused Mr Obama of having “re-enslaved (is that even a word?) America” (Black Conservative Coalition president Kevin Jackson). It’s gotten to the point that I wouldn’t surprised to hear/read one day that “Republican leaders joined Tea Party members and “Birthers” today to announce that until somebody high up in the Christian religion administration produces a certified copy of Jesus’ birth certificate, they will no longer recognize Christmas as his birthday.”

I think President Obama’s low approval ratings are due to the fact that so far, this has been a largely “jobless recovery” (any economist will tell you that job creation is always the last area to come back), he’s had to make some very tough decisions that have been almost universally panned and attacked by his opponents and the fact that while his campaign was a two-year long made-for television saga full of exciting moments and footage of huge rallies and events, the presidency is mostly a dull, tedious series of meetings and briefings, phone conversations and negotiations on policies and legislation that doesn’t capture the public’s imagination. That and the fact that for many people, he’s just too damn cool at doing his job.

On Tuesday, the LA Times reported that GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman was spending more each day on her campaign by early summer than her Democratic rival, Jerry Brown, had spent all year. In the five-week period ending June 30, disclosure statements show that Whitman, the billionaire former CEO of eBay, spent $19.7 million in that short span, or $531,378 per day. Brown, who had no major opposition in the primary, has spent a total of $377,00 since the beginning of the year. Wouldn’t it be funny of Whitman, who has said she is willing to spent up to $150 million of her own money for both the primary and general elections, lost to Brown in November?

Can anyone tell me if Carly Fiorina is still running for the Senate against Barbara Boxer in California? I’m asking because ever since Boxer attacked her record as Hewlett Packard’s CEO – In April 2009, the business magazine web site Condé Nast Portfolio listed Fiorina as one of “The 20 Worst American CEOs of All Time”, characterizing the HP-Compaq merger as a widely regarded failure, and citing the halving of HP’s stock value under Fiorina’s tenure-  Fiorina’s ads seem to have disappeared from the airwaves.

If Alan Keyes told me his name was Alan Keyes, I’d make him show me two forms of ID.

I’ve got to tell you, I’m really bummed out about the latest Bristol Plain/Levi Johnston break-up. I was really looking forward to the Alaskan version of the TV classic, “Joanie Loves Chachi”.

Is it just me or is Terry Crews becoming the new, younger, more muscular version of Samuel L. Jackson? I mean, he’s got two movies coming out this month – The Expendables and Lottery Ticket – he stars in Are We There Yet? on TBS and I believe he’s up for the lead in the proposed Al Sharpton biopic, It Must Be The Hair, which I hear Tyler Perry will write, produce, direct after his next Madea film, Madea Goes To Hell In A Bad Wig and Houseshoes wraps later this year.

How many chances at a hit movie is Jennifer Anniston does get before the powers-that-be realize that she can’t “open” or carry a film?

Maybe it’s just me but I don’t get Louis C.K.’s act and why he keeps getting shows.  Of course, I feel the same about Jim Belushi too.

Now that Lindsey Lohan is in rehab, “Snooki” has moved to #1 on my list of “Quasi-Celebrity Most Likely To Die Before October 15th”.

I’m hooked on Master Chef and you should be too!

I’m happy that I went back to college in February; I just wish I’d done it a couple of years ago.

Speaking of college, how is it that BYU is the #1 sober college in America for the 13th year in a row? I know they ban alcohol, caffeine and pre-martial sex…never mind.

Only a drama magnet like Alex Rodriguez could evoke such controversy and contempt in becoming the seventh and youngest member of the 600 career home run club. Never has such an accomplishment seemed so hollow and unsatisfying.

If I were a baseball play by play announcer, I think my home run call would be, “It is high, it is far, it is gone.”

I want you to close your eyes for a moment and try to imagine the media’s outrage if Brett Favre was a black player doing the same thing. Scary, isn’t it? Every time I read or hear that Favre is the “key to the Vikings’ Super Bowl chances”, I can’t help but wonder if people realize that the last time a Favre-led team played in the Super Bowl was after the 1996 season (Peyton Manning was a junior at Tennessee).

Talk about tarnishing a legacy – the Celtics will be Shaquile O’Neal’s, the self-proclaimed “Most Dominant Ever”, SIXTH team and his third in three seasons.

Heat @ Lakers on Christmas Day – Thank you Santa Stern!

Sorry, I was reminiscing about the “Bristol Loves Levi” era.

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