Sunday, October 2, 2011

TWO LITTLE AMERICANS MEET THEIR PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 THEY SAID IT

“We don’t believe in a small America. We don’t believe in the kind of smallness that says it’s okay for a stage full of political leaders — one of whom could end up being the President of the United States — being silent when an American soldier is booed. (Applause.) We don’t believe in that. We don’t believe in standing silent when that happens. (Applause.) We don’t believe in them being silent since. (Applause.) You want to be Commander-in-Chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it’s not politically convenient. (Applause.) We don’t believe in a small America. We believe in a big America — a tolerant America, a just America, an equal America — that values the service of every patriot. (Applause.) We believe in an America where we’re all in it together, and we see the good in one another, and we live up to a creed that is as old as our founding: E pluribus unum. Out of many, one. And that includes everybody. That’s what we believe. That’s what we’re going to be fighting for.” (Applause.) – President Barack Obama to loud cheers and a standing ovation Saturday night at the annual Human Rights Campaign fundraising dinner in Washington, DC.

”They’re nice people [other Republican candidates], but they don’t have the knowledge to do something like this on this scale. The president’s job, you see, ‘is enormously complicated.’ I’m not running against any of my friends, they’re all good people. But if you watch them and watch me, the difference in the depth of knowledge and the difference in the ability to debate Obama, the difference in actually having done it at the national level, I can’t only think if you’re worried about the future of the country and you’re worried about how we get the country fixed, I’m a pretty good mechanic who knows how to fix the car and the other folks are good at selling it.” – Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to a group of journalists in Iowa. I’m simply speechless at the level of arrogance emitting from the narcissistic gasbag known as Newton Leroy Gingrich. 

“We don’t pay a lot of mind to the bottom tier candidates.” – Ron Paul adviser Jesse Benton responding to GOP candidate Rick Santorum’s lashing out at Paul over his comments on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt coming from a candidate so crazy that even other crazy people wouldn’t vote for him. 

“I’m not sharing something I shouldn’t, but China has blinded United States satellites with their lasers,” – Republican representative and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on the Laura Ingraham Show (radio) Friday. 

“I might add some gospel beats to it [“Hail To The Chief”] when I become president.” – GOP candidate Herman Cain to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday saying he’ll update the song when he becomes president. Yea, like that’s going to happen. 

“Newt Gingrich is so pro-marriage, he can’t stop doing it. He is so morally upright, that he’s only had sex after he was married. Just not always to the woman he was married to.” —Stephen Colbert  

“I wouldn’t go back and be 20 again if you paid me a million dollars. I love my grown-up life.” Talk show host/actress/producer Kelly Ripa who celebrated her 41st birthday on Sunday.

“Every time I look in my checkbook, I see Jackie Robinson.” – Baseball Hall of Famer (and arguably the greatest player of all-time) Willie Mays on the Tim McCarver Show.

Who Wants To Be A President?

 The Republican presidential race is settling into a two-man contest between “Pretty Ricky” Perry, left, and Mitt “Suge” Romney, but neither is a prohibitive front-runner. 

Longshot Santorum Stays The Course   

David Letterman’s Campaign Advice For “Pretty Ricky” Perry 

“PRETTY RICKY” PERRY

“Hell, we’ve got a fishing camp called ‘Wetback World’. That doesn’t mean my family hates Mexicans. It just means that we’re racially insensitive people, that’s all. Nothing more, nothing less. Now, if there’s no more questions, I’m headed home to  my estate, ‘Honky Heaven’.”

RANDOM THOUGHTS

I don’t care how “The Godfather of Soul Pizza” tries to spin it, it can’t be a good thing to lose your director of communications, Ellen Carmichael, coming off your best week of the campaign.

Considering it was Bill Kristol who fought so hard to get Sarah Palin on the 2008 Republican ticket as vice-president, I’m hoping and praying with every ounce of time and energy that I can spare these days that Chris Christie heeds Kristol’s clarion call and enters the race for president.

Am I the only person who wonders why the media hasn’t asked Mitt “Suge” Romney why he was willing to meet with Donald Trump in New York City recently, but snuck in and out of Trump Tower and no photograph of the meeting was released to the public? Can you imagine what the uproar would have been four years ago if a leading Democratic presidential candidate, let’s use the names Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama just for the heck of it, had met with someone as equally as controversial on their side in the same manner?

Possible new Mitt Romney talking points: “I Can Fit In The Same Two-Shot As Barack Obama” or “The Item (Chris Christie) In Your Rearview Mirror Really Is That Big!”

Of the two new TV series set in the 1960s, my vote goes to ABC’s Pan Am over NBC’s The Playboy Club. For one thing, Pan Am just looks better and it’s storylines so far, are more exciting and compelling.

If it was the goal of the NBA and its players last week to make me not really care if they start the season on time, all I can say is: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

I felt this way before seeing Moneyball and I feel it even more now that I’ve seen the movie: Billy Beane didn’t take the Red Sox offer to become their GM after the 2002 season because deep in his heart, he knew that his “act” wouldn’t fly with the fans and media in Boston. BTW, saw the trailer for J. Edgar starring Leonard DiCaprio as the legendary and controversial long-time leader of the FBI (directed by the seemingly ageless Clint Eastwood) and I predict HUGE Oscar buzz for this film.

Glenn Beck is crazy. No, he didn’t do or say anything new. I just like saying that every now and then. There, I feel better now.

 JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT

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