Biden… The Other White Meat

You have to wonder who’s side Senator Joe “foot in mouth” Biden is on. He shows his support for Obama, and defends his experience by pointing out that the rest of the world, especially the enemies of the state will be lining up to “test the mettle” of this young senator from Illinois.

Biden told donors at a Seattle fund-raiser Sunday night.

“Mark my words.”

“It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.

“Watch. We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.

“And he’s going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it’s not going to be apparent initially; it’s not going to be apparent that we’re right.”

It was only a few years ago that Obama stated that he would not seek the Presidency, as he had just reached the Senate and he felt he didn’t have enough experience.  And now his running mate is concurring with this feeling.

Can we afford to put the lives of American citizen’s on the line to “test the mettle” or prove that the Left half of our country is correct? Are we willing to sacrifice the blood of American citizens, and more soldiers to prove a point?

Senator John McCain was tested in Vietnam. We know he is a man of mettle, and so do our enemies, and our allies. Joe Biden has promised that his running mate will be tested with an “international crisis” and that he is so inexperienced “it will be not be apparent that the right decision was made”.

Suppose the “incident” is “international” in scope, but occurs right in your backyard? Suppose the “incident” takes place in a Federal building where a loved one works, a factory that supports a small town, or a religious school where you send your children?

Are you willing to risk this? 

Before you cast your vote this November, pause and reflect on the years since the tragedy of September 11. There have been no ‘Incidents” because our enemies know not to test our mettle.

 tjb

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Incest is funny…

Did you hear the one about Barrack Obama sleeping with his daughter? Or the one about Bill Clinton and Chelsea at her 16th birthday party? Of course not, because they are not funny, they are crude and they are way below the standards of even a program like Saturday Night Live… so we thought.

SNL which hasn’t been funny in a long time is still looking to the lowest common denominator to find laughs. Much like Sandra Bernhard, who feels that “Gang Rape” is funny as long as it is inflicted on a conservative, SNL feels that jokes about incest are funny if they are directed at conservatives as well.

I thought that children were off limits when it came to political satire. We never had John Lovitz don a red wig and give us a Chelsea Clinton impression or heard jokes about Bill Clinton committing criminal, un-ethical and offensive acts with his underage daughter Chelsea.

I like a good joke as much as the next guy, and I have been a fan of SNL since the days of Garret Morris, and Chevy Chase, but this is a new low. Has the staff of SNL become so un-funny, un-original and lame that the best they can come up with is an incest joke about Todd Palin and his daughters? Where is the outrage?

It has been well documented that NBC; the home of Keith Obermann, David Gregory, Tom Brokaw, and the Today Show, have been on the left for this entire political season, supporting Barak Obama and bashing the Republican Party, Sen. McCain, Gov. Palin and President Bush at every chance, so we should be surprised that SNL is an NBC programming staple.

However, regardless of who the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” support individually or collectively, or who producer Lorne Michaels supports, I would hope that a major network like NBC would have some standards in the content in their programming. No one, who has a family with children, can think that a joke about a father sexually abusing his daughter can be funny. It just isn’t possible. I don’t care how far left someone leans, incest and rape are crimes perpetrated on innocent and powerless victims.

NBC and the entire staff of SNL should make a public apology to the Palin family, to Barak Obama and his family; as these “jokes” are made in support of his candidacy, to the Republican Party; for the one-sided bias in news coverage, and to the American people who deserve better than this from networks, professional comedians, and television producers.

I also call on Barak Obama to reach out to his constituency, to be the agent of change that he claims to be, and demand that they raise the bar on criticism and political discourse. I also call on Sen. Obama to condemn the SNL remarks and the remarks of Sandra Bernhard. I ask him to stand up to the left elite, despite the consequences and prove that he is the man he claims to be. I ask him to do this for his wife, his daughters and his country.

tjb

Strong Words from the “D-list”, or is that “Double-D List”

Once again the Hollywood crowd has made the headlines in this time of national debate and critical decision making. The blonde bomb-shell from Baywatch has weighed with her opinion of and some advice for Governor Palin. Advice, that several million Internet video viewers and a few members of Motley Crew will attest; she is clearly qualified to give… “I can’t stand her,” Pam blurted out. “She can suck it!

Perhaps I am being too tough on the Hollywood A, B, C, and D-listers who have something to say. Unlike Matt Damon, Ms. Anderson does have the credentials to back up her observations… Maybe, we should look west by south west, to tinsel town for our guidance in the critical decisions we as American citizen’s need to make.

Here are the Top 10 people I need to hear from before I will cast my vote this November:
1. Gary Coleman
2. Ian Ziering
3. Pat Harrington (Dwayne Schneider from One Day at a Time)
4. Courtney Love
5. Robert Ito (Sam from Quincy)
6. Mike Connors (Mannix)
7. Demond Wilson (Lamont from Sanford & Son)
8. Richard Kline (Larry from Three is Company)
9. John Stamos
10. Gary Busey

Who are the “celebs” on your Top Ten list?

tjb

Matt Damon doesn’t like Sarah Palin… so what.

Why is it that the American media and the American people look to Hollywood for anything other than movies and the latest “sex tape” of the stars? I don’t get it. I have never really acted in anything other than a small budget film, so I may not fully understand what is involved in being a star… maybe it does take great brain power.

Some how, I doubt it.

Why must we suffer the opinions of Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Whoopie Goldberg, Bruce Willis, the Dixie Chicks, John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, etc…? Who are these people? They pretend to be other people for a living, and a few of them do it very well. But who are the people behind the plastic surgery, and the bigger than live roles they play. I don’t know, and I really don’t care. When did acting make anyone knowledgeable on politics, or make them experts on foreign relations, or economics?

Sure I like to see Johnny Depp as a drunken pirate, and I really enjoyed Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, but I really don’t want to hear their opinions on anything. What do they know about the real world? Much like Al Gore, I bet it irks Matt Damon when the price of heating his home (I am not sure how many he has) goes up. I bet Mr. Damon gets on the phone each August calling home heating oil companies trying to lock-in at the best rate for the up coming winter.

Here is what Mr. Damon had to say about Gov. Sarah Palin in an Associated Press interview: “I think there is a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be president. And I think that’s a really scary thing because I don’t know anything about her. I don’t think in eight weeks I’m going to know anything about her.” (http://www.breitbart.tv/html/171553.html)

Those are some deep words Mr. Bourne… I mean Mr. Damon. I guess you are really chummy with the Democratic ticket; drinks with Barack and a ballgame with Joe Biden where you really get to know the men?

I guess it’s not their faults. They have a right to express their opinions. I guess we should blame the media. The so called “mainstream news media” has been parading out stars for years. They got to get their ratings. Who cares what the man on the street says about a candidate; let’s find out what Angelina Jolie has to say. Aren’t we all holding our breath to see who Billy Bob Thorton, Tom Hanks, and Denzel endorse?

Perhaps it’s not the media’s fault either. After all, if we didn’t watch it, they wouldn’t show it. So, I guess the buck stops here. It is our own faults. We eat the crap up, night after night. We buy the magazines to learn about Ellen and Portia’s new china settings, where they are registered, and why they hate George W. Bush. We can’t wait to find out who Alec is dating and why he thinks John McCain has no honor. It is really a sad testament to where we are as a society.

We buy opinions and sound bites from sources that have been given credibility because they can pretend to be other people. We trust the face of a character we liked from a movie; “Jason Bourne is voting Obama… but if he is hiding fr0m the CIA, where is he registered to vote?” Oh yeah… He’s a Democrat , voting registration doesn’t matter to them… unless you’re dead. Then it is essential. I wonder who Walther Matthau is endorsing.

The choices we make this election and every election are important. No matter what your particular affiliation is, we should all strive to make educated decisions and not be driven by the bias of media, the spin of the parties, or the beautiful faces of the great pretenders from Hollywood.

tjb

A Vaster Right Wing Conspiracy…

I never believed the notion that a “vast right wing conspiracy” to topple the Clinton’s and the Democratic Party existed, but now I do… It is not just talk radio, and Fox News… it has managed to creep in like a virus to my computer.

I was writing an email to a colleague, part of an on going political dialogue that we have been engaged in for years, and in the line of opinion and discourse we were discussing the merits of Barrack Obama.

When my thoughts were completed, I hit the send button, and my email client went through the usual spell checking routine. I have this set to run automatically, as I am one of the worst typists on the planet, if not the worst. I have to look at the keyboard, use two fingers and I still manage to mistype a large number of words.

As the spell check ran it caught the usual errors, “id” instead of “is,” “predisent” instead of “president,” and then it came across something interesting and provocative. Although I had spelled “Obama,” correctly it asked me if I wanted to replace it with “Osama.”

Was this for real? How could “Osama” be a valid word and “Obama” not be? I have the most recent updates, drivers and patches… What could be causing this? I have searched high and low for an answer and have found nothing to explain this… therefore; I can only reach one conclusion. It’s the VRWC virus. It has entered my computer, infiltrated my office and altered all of my programs. I checked every application with spell check routines, and they all came back the same: Obama = Osama.

When will it end? How low will the Right go to tarnish the reputation of the illustrious, chosen one? Why haven’t the “main stream media” picked up on this… could it be technology media bias? They have covered every other minute of “His” campaign, why not this.

Or have the Right wingers managed a subliminal covert operation so ingenious that the ‘Mainstream media” professionals have not even picked up on it. It’s curious to think that when we as citizens enter the voting booths in November, might we look at the screen of the electronic voting machine, or the punch ballot, and in the back of our minds see the red line and the word Osama, hesitate, feel the sweat break on our foreheads and look for the name McCain.

tjb