Daily Archives: September 18, 2009

CNN’s Rick Sanchez Calls FOX News Liars

Posted by Audiegrl

I don’t know what was in the water at the cable news offices today, but whatever it was, please keep it up.

Here we have CNN’s Rick Sanchez telling Fox News, to quote Joe Wilson, YOU LIE…

Fox News Responds To Rick Sanchez:

a FOX executive laughed and said, “Thank you very much, and a special thanks to Rick Sanchez who has always been a sucker…”

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Dylan Ratigan Yells At Republican Strategist Brad Blakeman

Posted by Audiegrl

Boy…MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan must have got a new bullcrap meter installed today. First he yelled at Orly Taitz, and now he’s set straight republican strategist, Brad Blakeman.

Get some popcorn and enjoy!


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Why 2010 will not be a replay of 1994

posted by BetsMeier

I must say that this article is very interesting and of course to my liking. But what he has to say about the demographics really makes a lot of sense. It also makes sense when he mentions that conservative parents didn’t want their children to see the President speak about education because “young Americans” strongly support the President.

by 2morrowknight
Author, blogger, and community activist

You sort of knew it was coming, right? The media talking heads are dusting off the 1994 playbook. You remember the story quite well: a young president and his party are soundly defeated in the midterm elections. It really sounds good, but it ain’t gonna happen this time.
It’s hard for many people to believe this when many pundits are salivating over the remote possibility that the wheels will come off President Obama’s ambitious agenda. Yes, some of the talking heads are hoping for an Obama implosion and for the Republicans to take back control of congress to create the drama and intrigue of divided government. But I just don’t believe it’s in the cards.

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MSNBC Reporter Heckled At Values Voter Summit

Posted by Audiegrl

I watched this happen live today, and yes, my mouth was hanging open in shock. While reporting this afternoon from the floor of the Values Voter Summit, MSNBC reporter Brian Mooar was heckled by several audience members who said he was being rude and disrespectful.

Why are conservatives so damn angry? We have seen this type of behavior before. At teabag rallies, health care townhalls, and of course recently during the President’s speech about health care in the House of Representatives.

Why are they so put-upon and angry with everyone that doesn’t have the same ideology? Does this entitle them to throw out all forms of civility? Believe me, no one was more upset with Bush and his cronies for the last eight years, than I was. Well maybe Code Pink was more angry. 😉

But it would have never crossed my mind to be openly rude to a Republican. I always felt that we could always channel our anger in a constructive way, like social networking, civil protests, rallies, or ultimately in the voting booth.

This episode today was so far out of left field, that MSNBC now reports that Mooar received a personal apology from Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, the organization behind the summit. Perkins also said there would be an announcement made telling the audience to be respectful of the press.

I am pretty sure that this was not the picture that Republican’s wanted to show to the world today. Its a very ugly picture.

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Here is another video, but this time they are heckling the Fox reporter. Now when they are even asking the Fox reporter to leave, then you know something is wrong in the universe.


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Dylan Ratigan Yells At Birther Queen Orly Taitz: “This Is Not A Monologue!”

I could say something here…but maybe its just best to let Ms. Taitz speak for herself 😉

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Thousands March in Iran Opposition Protests Today

Holding a green ribbon, a symbolic color of pro-reform Iranian opposition, a female opposition supporter attends a protest in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, in competition with government-sponsored mass rallies to mark an annual anti-Israel commemoration, the Quds Day that reflects the Persian nation's sympathy with the Palestinians. (AP Photo)

Holding a green ribbon, a symbolic color of pro-reform Iranian opposition, a female opposition supporter attends a protest in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, in competition with government-sponsored mass rallies to mark an annual anti-Israel commemoration, the Quds Day that reflects the Persian nation's sympathy with the Palestinians. (AP Photo)

AP/Nasser Karimi—Hard-liners attacked senior pro-reform leaders in the streets as tens of thousands marched in competing mass demonstrations by the opposition and government supporters. Opposition protesters, chanting “death to the dictator,” hurled stones and bricks in clashes with security forces firing tear gas.

The opposition held its first major street protests since mid-July, with marchers decked out in green – the reform movement’s color – waving V-for-victory signs on major boulevards in the capital.

Iranian Protesters on Sept. 18, 2009

Iranian Protesters on Sept. 18, 2009

In some cases on several blocks away, larger crowds marched in government-sponsored rallies marking an annual anti-Israel commemoration, waving pictures of Iran’s supreme leader and president and placards denouncing the Jewish state.

The commemoration, known as Quds Day, is a major political occasion for the government – a day for it to show its anti-Israeli credentials and its support for the Palestinians. Quds is the Arabic word for Jerusalem. During a speech for the rallies, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed against Israel and the West, questioning whether the Holocaust occurred and calling it a pretext for occupying Arab land.

But the opposition was determined to turn the day into a show of its survival and continued strength despite a fierce three-month-old crackdown against it since the disputed June 12 presidential election.

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Iran eyewitness: protest videos

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets across Iran, defying government warnings against using the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day rally to resume protests.

Many demonstrators have been sending their videos to the BBC or posting them on video sharing website like YouTube. Here is a selection.



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Move Over Sarah Palin… there’s a New Girl in Town

And her name is Carrie Prejean… the Conservative Movement Has a New Beauty Queen…
Carrie Prejean to Speak at FRC Action Values Voter Summit
Sarah Palin a No Show at FRC Voter Value Summit

Sorry Sarah, There's a New Girl in Town...

Sorry Sarah, There's a New Girl in Town...

Carrie Prejean, Conservative Hotty

Carrie Prejean, Conservative Hotty

Former Miss California Carrie Prejean will address attendees at the Value Voters Summit, the annual three-day meeting of social conservatives. Prejean will speak on the opening day of the conference, Friday, September 18.
The Value Voters Summit is sponsored by Tony Perkin’s Family Research Council (FRC).

(reports are Sarah Palin will be Tweetering on her Facebook page, or vice versa…)

Sorry Sarah, your strong suit just got: trump “Trumped” …

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“Saturday Night Live Weekend Update” takes on Republicans

Posted by Audiegrl

SNL returns with it’s Thursday night format of Weekend Update. The opening sketch features the Republican’s planning the ‘You Lie” incident, only Joe Wilson leaves to go to the bathroom, and the other Republican’s decide it would look bad if they all shouted. Needless to say, Wilson doesn’t know things changed and he shouts alone. Hi-jinx ensue… Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers are back with a great interview with SNL’s version of James Carville. We need some levity in our politics, things are getting way to nasty. Enjoy. 🙂

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Study links 45,000 U.S. deaths to lack of insurance

45,000 U.S. deaths per year

45,000 U.S. deaths per year

Reuters/Susan HeaveyNearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year — one every 12 minutes — in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get good care, Harvard Medical School researchers found in an analysis released on Thursday.

“We’re losing more Americans every day because of inaction … than drunk driving and homicide combined,” Dr. David Himmelstein, a co-author of the study and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, said in an interview with Reuters.

Overall, researchers said American adults age 64 and younger who lack health insurance have a 40 percent higher risk of death than those who have coverage.

The findings come amid a fierce debate over Democrats’ efforts to reform the nation’s $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare industry by expanding coverage and reducing healthcare costs.

President Barack Obama’s has made the overhaul a top domestic policy priority, but his plan has been besieged by critics and slowed by intense political battles in Congress, with the insurance and healthcare industries fighting some parts of the plan.

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President Bill Clinton returns for his fifth appearance on The Daily Show – Part One

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