Monday, August 23, 2010








“There’s a guy selling fish. He’s got a fish cart. He’s cooking fish. And there’s a watermelon stand and then there’s an electronic store right next to it, and people are everywhere. And I’m sitting in traffic and I’m going, ‘Man, this is unbelievable.’ That’s a victory parade for me.” – COL. ROGER CLOUTIER, on conditions in Baghdad.

“The president says he’s a Christian. I take him at his word. I don’t think that’s in dispute.” – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Meet the Press host David Gregory on Sunday.

”He [Albert Haynesworth]wasn’t going to play with the first or second team for obvious reasons. He’s going to have to earn his way to play with that group.” – Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan talking to reporters after Saturday’s pre-season loss to the Baltimore Ravens in which veteran defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth played in the 3rd quarter with third-string players.

“Third quarter … I’m a ninth-year pro, I don’t think I should have been out there in the third quarter.” Redskins player Albert Haynesworth talking to reporters after Saturday’s game against the Ravens.



Armey calls for GOP ‘courage’

Tea party leader dares Republicans to stand up.

McConnell: Tea party ‘entirely positive’

Willie Brown: State’s man

The Honorable Willie L. Brown

The legendary former speaker of the California Assembly discusses the state budget, his relationship with Schwarzenegger and more.

House minority leader contemplates a leap up

Republican John Boehner would be speaker of the House if his party retakes enough seats in November. The Ohio congressman has shaped his party’s response to Obama, but as leader, he’d face a dilemma.

Haley Barbour and the rest of the hilarious GOP 2012 contenders

The list of Republicans with a shot at the presidential nomination grows more ridiculous by the day.

Lindsey Graham Supports Drawdown Of U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Next Summer

Lindsey Graham Afghanistan  “I tell you, it’s lonely being the only Republican male in the Senate with the sense God gave a seedless grape.”

Rod Blagojevich: I Have A Political Future There’s no doubt in my mind that ex-governor bad hair can be elected cell block president when he gets to prison.

Wyclef Not Giving Up Bid For Haiti Presidency Despite Ruling 

Sarah Palin Attacked By ‘Mama Grizzlies’ From EMILY’S List

Reagan’s first term offers measuring stick for Obama
Throughout this long year, President Obama’s advisers have sometimes looked to Ronald Reagan for comparison and inspiration. If the Gipper could survive a deep recession, low approval ratings and an adverse midterm election in his first two years and win reelection handily two years later, then…


Deepwater Horizon’s Blowout, Part 1 – 60 Minutes – CBS News  Deepwater Horizon’s Blowout, Part 2 – 60 Minutes – CBS News

Harold Dow DEAD: Veteran CBS News Reporter Dies Unexpectedly

Harold Dow 

OBAMA HAS HAD FEWER LEISURE DAYS THAN BUSH, per CBS News’ Mark Knoller: “This is Mr. Obama’s 9th vacation since taking office. … [H]e has spent all or part of 38 days on ‘vacation’ away from the White House. He has also made 14 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 32 days. It brings his total time away to all or part of 70 days. It’s less than the ‘vacation’ time taken during the same period by his immediate predecessor. (Former President George W. Bush gets the quotation marks, too.) As of this point in his 1st term, Mr. Bush had made 14 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of 102 days. He also made 40 visits to Camp David spanning all or part of 123 days. His ‘vacation’ total at this point in his presidency was all or part of 225 days away.”

Obama Can’t Escape The Presidential Entourage, Even On Vacation

 Sylvester Stallone stomps on box office rookies 

 Naturi Naughton: Hanging With the Boys in ‘Lottery Ticket’

ESPN Personality Jay Mariotti Arrested In Del Rey

Mike Shanahan lays down the laws with Redskins  

Albert Haynesworth Sounds Off During Postgame Rant  

Chargers happy Cromartie is gone

Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers next season

The Dodgers announced early Sunday that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return next year for a 62nd season behind the microphone. Has anyone seen more baseball games than Vin Scully? I think not.


While I subscribe to the theory that “anything is possible” – except for the Clippers winning the NBA title in my lifetime even if I live to be 150 years old – I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Haley Barbour will never, ever be elected president of the United States. We very well may have a Republican president after Obama, but I guarantee you it won’t be the guy who could have worked his way through college as a stand-in for “Boss Hogg”. And…

There’s a better chance of Andrew Breibart receiving the President’s Award at next year’s NAACP Image Awards than there is of Newt Gingrich or Rick “I’m Still Mulling” Santorum being elected president either.

Don’t you think that Barack Obama has known all along that he might not have majorities in Congress after the mid-term elections when he decided to go after the big things on his agenda – stimulus bill, healthcare and financial reform, etc – during the first half of his term? This is a very smart politician – ask Hillary Clinton and John McCain – who knows what he’s doing.

I think former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich got his “P” words mixed up on Sunday when he said that he as a “political future”. I think the newly convicted felon – a nice companion to his being impeached and thrown out of office last year – meant to say “I have a prison future.”

I’m this close to putting MC Michael Steele’s picture on a milk carton.

When will studio executives learn that Jennifer Aniston just can’t “open” a movie (her new romantic comedy “The Switch” came in at No. 8 this weekend with $8.1 million)?

Half of my interest in the upcoming US Open just dissolved with the report that Serena Williams has withdrawn due to her recent foot injury not healing in time for her to play in the tournament that she’s won three times.

Somebody needs to tell Redskins player Albert Haynesworth that he’s fighting a battle with new head coach Mike Shanahan that he can’t win.

When Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens said in a recent interview, “I’ve matured”, all I could think was, ‘What’s the rush? You’re only 36 years old’.

It’s going to be very interesting to see how ESPN and Jay Mariotti handle his recent arrest on a felony charge of domestic violence, especially considering how harshly Mariotti has come down on athletes and celebrities under similar circumstances in the past.

If you’re not laughing at the new Direct TV NFL ads, then you need to call the police and report your sense of humor stolen.

In case you care, and frankly, I can’t imagine why you would, the WNBA’s Seattle Storm set a record by going 17-0 at home this season. And I know what you’re saying right now: “The WNBA is still in existence?” Yes it is. And it will be until the day NBA Commissioner David Stern wakes up and decides, “Well, enough of propping up a women’s pro basketball league in America.”

The Emmy Awards are on Sunday and in one of the most ironic twists in recent television history, deposed Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien, whose new show debuts on TBS in November, and his short-lived version of the show are nominated in four categories while Jay Leno, whose pre-departure and subsequent return versions, isn’t nominated in any. Throw in the fact that this year’s show isbeing telecast on, drum roll please, NBC, and we’re looking at the very real possibility of Conan O’Brien and his writers taking the stage to accept awards for a show deemed so terrible that they lost their jobs.

And, even though the favorites in the categories are Jon Stewart and his Daily Show writers/crew, these are industry awards and most of the industry was firmly behind O’Brien during the whole Tonight/Leno mishegas so, an O’Brien win isn’t out of the question. As O’Brien himself said with tongue planted firmly in cheek when the nominations were announced a few weeks ago: “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.’ “


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