Lawrence Kudlow just made Public Citizen’s Tyson Slocum look like a complete jackass on Hardball. Slocum was clearl out of his league, and, honestly, was shown that he doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground.
BTW- The topic was the current Democrat smear about Cheney and Halliburton. I would recommend watching the late viewing or reading the transcript for a laugh.
https://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpg00John Colehttps://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpgJohn Cole2002-07-17 21:47:552002-07-17 21:47:55Lawrence Kudlow just made Public
Sen. Jon Corzine, whose Wall Street expertise plays a key role in Democrats’ strategy on corporate responsibility, led an investment banking firm that is being accused of inflating stock prices in the 1990s and contributing to the market crash.
A.) There is no more evidence to this than there is anything regarding Cheney and Bush.
B.) Democrats will not utter a word and continue their full frontal assault on the economy, business, and this adminstration.
I am waiting for the outrage from liberal bloggers when they hear about the shady business dealings of Terry McAuliffe. It is not limited to Global Crossing, as this little piece points out:
“In one deal, McAuliffe and the fund officials created a partnership to buy a large block of commercial real estate in Florida. McAuliffe put up $100 for the purchase, while the pension fund put up $39 million. Yet McAuliffe got a 50-percent interest in the deal; he eventually walked away with $2.45 million from his original $100 investment. In another instance, the pension fund loaned McAuliffe more than $6 million for a real-estate development, only to find that McAuliffe was unable to make payments for nearly five years. In the end, the pension fund lost some of its money, McAuliffe moved on to his next deal, and fund officials found themselves facing the Labor Department’s questions.”
I know I will be waiting for a while, because there really is no outrage over Bush and Cheney- it is merely partisan politics. Remember, this is the party that has multiple definitions of the word ‘is.’ To prove it, Democrat flack addresses why Dems are not worried about the DNC chair’s business dealings:
A Democratic-party spokeswoman dismisses suggestions that McAuliffe’s record might damage his credibility. “First of all, Terry McAuliffe isn’t president of the United States,” says the DNC’s Jennifer Palmieiri. “He doesn’t have the responsibility or the ability to restore confidence in the markets.” Second, Palmieiri says, “We’re holding Bush to Bush’s standard – the standard he has laid out for corporate CEOs. He should follow that example. He has not been upfront with what his own situation was.” Finally, Palmieiri says, the business records of Bush’s Democratic critics are far less important than the fact that they support the Sarbanes corporate reform bill. “Whatever their business dealings are, and whatever they have done in the private sector,” Palmieiri says, “they still want to support the most responsible reforms available.”
My favorite line:
“Whatever their business dealings are, and whatever they have done in the private sector,” Palmieiri says, “they still want to support the most responsible reforms available.
Translation: It does not matter if Democrats were lying, cheating, dirtbag, screw-the-poor moneygrubbers in the past. They have now seen the light and realize that massive government intervention and a number of new layered laws can fix the problem.
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BTW- Rush had a good point today. Although Dems are trying to make hay over the Cheney-Halliburton non-story, remember who it was that made Cheney exercise his options when he did. That is right, it was the press and Democrats who made him sell then, so he would not have a conflict of interest.
https://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpg00John Colehttps://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpgJohn Cole2002-07-16 12:49:072002-07-16 12:49:07BTW- Rush had a good
Some people are so obnoxious, thick-headed, elitist, condescending, snide, and sure of their own superior intellect that it is just painful to read their fatuous proclamations. This jackass is one of those people.
Even worse, he is teaching the next generation of Guardian hacks.
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One thing I do have to comment on for today (other than I think the Lindh sentence is fair- that is really what the justice system is all about- some av erage schmoe like me can hear the sentence and say ‘That sounds reasonable” and then I can move on and not have to hear about the despicable prick or his wacky parents for 20 years). On MSNBC today, they actually had a debate titled (with the snazzy little graphics at the bottom of the screen) “Corporate Scandals- Is President Bush part of the solution or part of the problem?” The clear implication being that Bush and Cheney have done something wrong with Harken and Halliburton. I know you lefties like to lie and fool yourselves about bias in the media, but c’mon. The only thing dumber than expecting the President being able to talk the economy sound is blaming the President for these corporate scandals. Morons everywhere, I tell ya.
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I have been uber busy the last few days. I finally completed my apartment move (I have a BED!!- No more futon), and now I am moving into my new office and getting things ready for the fall semester. I should resume daily posting, and not the sporadic weirdness (nothing for four days, then 35 posts, nothing for two days) in a week or so.
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George Michael says he’s nervous to return to his home in the United States because of the criticism he’s received for his new song and video, “Shoot the Dog.”
I have not seen this, nor will I. I do not recall ever listening or watching anything by this simpering idiot except for some video with a bunch of hot models in various stages of undress. However, the coverage of this ‘political statement’ appears to unanimously agree that it is something akin to a Michael Moore statement with a drum beat.
“It’s been very heavily inferred that I was actually an al-Qaida sympathizer, that somehow I thought that there was something not horrific and shocking and undeserved about the attacks on September the 11th,” he said. “Americans are very reactionary right now, and I — because of that article — cannot return to America, even though my partner lives there.”
I just inferred that you were an idiot, if that helps to clear the air. Come on back, as we have plenty of room for idiots in the U.S. In fact, we adore them. How else can you explain Congress, the NY Times, Bud Selig, and all of Hollywood?
“I don’t think that there’s any real connection between what I’m saying (in the video) and the fact that I’m a gay man. But there’s a lot of connection in the press as to those two things,” Michael said.
No connection- except in the PRESS. Idiot or not?
“For some reason I don’t have a right to talk about anything because I got caught four years ago … in a Los Angeles toilet,” he said. “Somehow that eradicates all possibility that what I’m saying might be for the best, or is worthy of being discussed. I can’t fight that kind of homophobia.”
Michael was charged with lewd conduct in a Los Angeles public toilet in 1998. Soon after, he said publicly for the first time that he’s gay.
Since there is no connect to his homosexuality and his political opinions, Michael must now create one. Idiot. And puhhhleaze! A public bathroom? That is just gross- I don’t even touch public bathroom handles when avoidable, let alone being handled in a public bathroom.
Later, his career rebounded with the single and video “Outside,”
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John Fund on the true-blue conservative and American Hero John McCain: President Bush is making the Democratic Senate’s refusal to vote on many of his judicial nominees a major campaign issue this fall. Eminently qualified nominees such as Miguel Estrada and Mike McConnell were nominated 14 months ago and have yet to receive even a hearing. But a fellow Republican is undermining Mr. Bush’s effort to showcase vacancies that the Judicial Conference of the United States calls “judicial emergencies.” Sen. John McCain of Arizona is blocking action on even those few nominees the Democrats are willing to confirm.
Mr. McCain has placed a “personal privilege” hold on all Bush nominees–executive as well as judicial. He says he’ll lift his hold only if Mr. Bush appoints Ellen Weintraub, an election lawyer, to a Democratic vacancy on the bipartisan Federal Election Commission. Mr. McCain is furious at the FEC for a series of 4-2 votes that he feels improperly interpret the McCain-Feingold law by giving candidates more “flexibility.” Democrat Karl Sandstrom, whose term has expired, sided with the three Republican appointees against two Democratic commissioners. Ever since those votes Mr. McCain has joined Democrats in mau-mauing the commission, going so far as to threaten to introduce legislation abolishing it.
Self-centered, self-aggrandizing, immature, childish, back-stabbing, hot-tempered, ill-mannered, prick. My Words. Fund is more eloquent:
It’s understandable that Sen. McCain is protective of his campaign finance legislation. And it’s hardly surprising that he’d try to exert his influence on the FEC. But Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, says it is flat-out wrong for him to be “punishing the judicial branch of government for the sins of one FEC commissioner.” For him to hijack the presidential nominating process when several vacancies have been unfilled for over a year, and at a time when the federal government needs all hands on deck to fight a war on terrorism, carries traditional senatorial pique to new heights of self-aggrandizement.
Oops. Did I say self-aggrandizing yesterday and again today? So did Fund. I guess we agree.
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Opinion Journal yesterday, and now Rush Limbaugh (god it hurts quoting him- everyone will imediately dismiss it) today, both point out how the media has ‘mainstreamed’ Larry Klayman and Judicial Watch. It is true that Klayman has always descrbied himself and his group as conservative, but why the disparity in the media descriptions. Why is he now just a member of a watchdog group, when before when he attacked anything Democrats did he was a Clinton Hater, etc?
Ideology: Now You See It, Now You Don’t In May 2000, the Associated Press published a dispatch about a Judicial Watch lawsuit against Bill Clinton. The dispatch twice referred to Judicial Watch as a “conservative group.”
Yesterday the AP published a dispatch on a threatened Judicial Watch lawsuit against Dick Cheney. The dispatch makes no reference to the group’s ideology, calling it only “a Washington-based watchdog group.”
Klayman heads a group called Judicial Watch, and all through the nineties he constantly sued the Clinton administration. We did some research, and just to give you a sample, check out the way AP has described Klayman’s group in the past:
November 28th, 2000 – “Larry Klayman, chairman and general counsel for Judicial Watch Inc., said the conservative legal firm…”
October 28th, 1998 – “Larry Klayman of the conservative group Judicial Watch…”
December 4th, 1997 – “Larry Klayman, head of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch…”
September 14th, 1996 -Headline: “Conservative Group Sues First Lady in FBI Files Controversy.”
Now, let’s get back to his suit against the vice president. Note this AP headline and excerpt from Wednesday:
July 11, 2002 – Group Called Judicial Watch Sues Vice President Cheney.
“Judicial Watch, which describes itself as a nonpartisan group, has also sued for access to records of the Cheney-led energy task force…”
Now folks, every time Klayman’s name came up in the nineties, Judicial Watch was described as a conservative watchdog group.
Limbaugh Haters- He is right on this one. He goes on:
Just to prove my point further, I went to the Judicial Watch web site and found the following press release from this past February.
For immediate release: Judicial Watch Investigating Democratic National Committee Chair’s Link To Bankrupt Global Crossing. DNC’s Terry McAuliffe turned $100,000 investment into $18 million. (Company’s accounting practices questioned)
Did Peter Jennings, Robin Roberts, Judy Woodruff, or any of the others report this? No! They didn’t report it, and had they, they would have called this a conservative watchdog extremist group in Washington. But Klayman sues Cheney and all of a sudden he’s legit. Go figure.
The World Wildlife Fund used to be one of the more sensible environmental advocacy groups, with a guiding philosophy of “Please don’t hurt the cute little panda babies.” Now they’ve turned lunatic. Let’s see how they compare with that other crazy WWF, the World Wrestling Federation:
World Wrestling Federation: Appeal based on comically threatening entities named the Undertaker, the Rock, Latino Heat.
World Wildlife Fund: Appeal based on comically threatening entities named the Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, Overpopulation, Kyoto Protocol.
World Wrestling Federation: Supporters mainly young, under-educated and gullible.
World Wildlife Fund: Supporters mainly young, over-educated and gullible.
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Bush tosses a pebble in the water and the ripples spread across the lake; the EU drops a huge rock of conventional wisdom and it sinks without trace. I’ve said before that, if America is Coke, the world could use a Pepsi. If the EU doesn’t have the will to fulfil that role militarily, it could at least try to do it intellectually, with a bit of fresh creative thinking about some of these issues. But instead it clings to 1970s terrorists, 1970s missile treaties and 1970s environmental doom-mongering. Poor old Europe: never mind walking the walk, it can’t even talk the talk.
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