Saturday, August 7, 2010

NEWS

COMMENTATOR CROSSFIRE

–Charles Krauthammer in the WaPo, “Annals of executive overreach”: “Everyone wants energy in the executive (as Alexander Hamilton called it). But not lawlessness. In the modern welfare state, government has the power to regulate your life. That’s bad enough. But at least there is one restraint on this bloated power: the separation of powers. Such constraints on your life must first be approved by both houses of Congress. That’s called the consent of the governed. The constitutional order is meant to subject you to the will of the people’s representatives, not to the whim of a chief executive or the imagination of a loophole-seeking bureaucrat.” http://bit.ly/axgVTM

–Paul Krugman in the NYT, “The Flimflam Man”: “[Wisconsin Rep. Paul] Ryan has become the Republican Party’s poster child for new ideas thanks to his ‘Roadmap for America’s Future,’ a plan for a major overhaul of federal spending and taxes. News media coverage has been overwhelmingly favorable; on Monday, The Washington Post put a glowing profile of Mr. Ryan on its front page, portraying him as the G.O.P.’s fiscal conscience. He’s often described with phrases like ‘intellectually audacious.’ But it’s the audacity of dopes. Mr. Ryan isn’t offering fresh food for thought; he’s serving up leftovers from the 1990s, drenched in flimflam sauce.” http://nyti.ms/bPJ0OK

Palin goes zero for two on GOP picks – Alexander Burns – POLITICO.com Is the “magic” of the Tea Party and its chief “Mama Grizzlie” already starting to wane?

PHOTOS

John Boehner Special Interests Dnc Ad  “If I leave now, I can still make Happy Hour at Hooters.”

Ann Coulter Goproud  “Ok, let’s all rise and sing Happy Birthday to Adolph Hitler.”

Montana Fishburne Porn Sextape  “How the f**k do you think I feel about my daughter doing a porn video? How the f**k would you feel if it were your daughter doing the same thing?”

isiah4.jpg  “Haven’t you people figured out by now that you’ll have to kill me to get rid of me?”

isiah2.jpg  “That’s an excellent question Jamal and I’ll give you an equally excellent answer based on my extensive NBA experience. Over the years, I found that the easiest way to keep my wife from discovering my side chicks’ cell phone numbers was to have a second cell phone that one of my ‘boys’ always answered. Just like Don Corleone, I never spoke to any skeezer over the phone or in front of any witnesses. I’ll now take questions on rolling Cee-Lo in the backroom of your buddy’s bodega and not paying taxes on your winnings and kissing another player on the cheek on national television.”

From 1998:

 sosa-mcgwire2.jpg  Reporter: “Mark, Sammy, can either one or both you look into the cameras and say with a straight face that you never used steroids or any other performance enhancing drugs?”

Tiger Woods “I could have just stuck to internet porn and my right hand. But nooooooo. I had to have the real thing. Oy vey!”

BUMPER STICKER LEAST LIKELY TO BE SEEN ON LAURENCE FISHBURNE’S CAR: “Proud Father of Vivid Adult Entertainment’s Newcomer of the Month”

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Do you have any idea how strong Michelle and Barack Obama’s marriage is for her to travel to Spain with Sasha (Malia’s at camp) and be away on his birthday? Think Hillary ever did (or does) did that with Billy Boy?

I want the same right-wingers and other Obama bashers who are criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s current vacation in Spain to do the same about NYPD officials deciding to not press shoplifting charges against Rudy Guiliani’s daughter Caroline despite security camera footage of the 20 year old stuffing over $100 worth of cosmetics into her purse and walking out of a Sephora store in NYC on Wednesday.

Something tells me that we won’t be seeing California’s outgoing governor Arnold “ESL” Schwarzenegger out on the campaign trail with Meg Whitman or Carly Fiorina since his approval ratings rival those of George W. Bush’s final months in office.

I have ab-so-f-ing-lutely no idea what platform he’s running on, his plans for rebuilding his native Haiti or if he plans on showing them the music video for his one real solo hit, 1997’s We Trying To Stay Alive, but the news that Wyclef Jean and (his wife) are facing IRS liens in excess of $2 million, tells me that he’s the perfect president for this perpetually corrupt Caribbean country.

WTF? America has a HUGE problem with obesity and childhood diabetes – particularly among minorities – and the latest Wal-Mart television commercial has the spokesperson, a black man, bragging about taking home ice cream for his kids. Why not some fruit or veggies?

Every time I see the Cash Call Loan ad where the guy says, “Yes, it’s kind of expensive, but there’s no collateral and it’s cheaper than a ‘Payday Loan’”, I can’t help but think, “Good Lord, how much does a Payday Loan really cost?”

Wouldn’t it be great to be watching the Monique talk show and see this promo: “Coming to BET this fall; The Real Housewives of Compton”? 

Idea for the title of a new movie starring Miley Cyrus, Lindsey Lohan and Montana Fishburne: “Ho, Ho, Ho”.

I was at the Padres/Dodgers game with my brother Thursday night and I couldn’t help but notice how small, sad and diminished embattled Dodger owner (and future ex-owner if God answers my prayers) Frank McCourt appeared in person. That and the fact that so many people simply couldn’t stop talking and texting on their cell phones.

I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that I’m not the only NBA fan who got “Ron Artest Happy” when the league announced that the Lakers will play the Heat at Staples Center on Christmas Day afternoon.

The Knicks hiring Isiah Thomas to consult on “assist the team’s senior management in various capacities, including player recruitment” makes as much sense as hiring Liz Taylor to be your marriage counselor.

Good grief. The Clippers can’t even fire a GM (and ex-head coach) without controversy.

Forget about his equaling or breaking Jack Nicklaus’ major tournament wins record – Nicklaus has 18 to his 14 – the more relevant question these days is if Tiger Woods will ever win any kind of tournament again.

Sorry, I was reminiscing about the “Natural Four” era.

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