No, I'm not being critical. It is somehow reassuring to see the leaders moving around among ordinary people and doing ordinary things. Restaurant visits remind the people that the leaders are people too.
Well, they are; they have to eat.
Yesterday, Sunday, Mr. Obama was in New Orleans to deliver a Katrina post five years speech and to show himself in a city, suffering under the effects of the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster.
Mr. Beck didn't get the numbers that he and his Tea Party pals promised. No serious person would have believed. they would, though the Beck rally featured Fox media star Sarah the half governor Palin. I wonder how much he paid her for her appearance.
Tomorrow, August 28th, the forty seventh anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington, that featured Martin Luther King, Jr, and his "I Have A Dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial, Mr Beck has chosen the date, the time, the place, the theme, to do his most outrageous thing ever. He will deliver his "dream speech," hold his 'civil rights" rally, mock his favorite targets, liberals and progressives, among whom during his life time, Martin Luther King was a member in good standing. In short, the most outrageous of performers will perform his most outrageous stunt to date.
"Hate begets hate, "is one message of the video. Another is that enablers are just as guilty as perpetrators. Prominent Democratic politicians, with their eyes on the public opinion polls and not on the U.S. Constitution, are aiding the bigots, just as are the anti-American Muslim Republican rabble.
The question of the week is: Is America Growing Islamaphobic?
My answer is: Yes. It is.
Why is it ?
The answer is: It is an election year.
This outbreak of Islamaphobia is master minded by the very not unseen hands, but by the very public hands of the right-wing news entertainment media, by the entertainers on Fox cable news, the provocative guys and gals, who say and do the most outrageous things to get an audience. Yes, Fox and shills on right-wing talk radio. Also, that party of those not funny jokers of the GOP.
How else can you explain the hot and angry, nasty and ugly, debate over whether to build a mosque near Ground Zero? How else can you explain the violent opposition to against new mosques in other parts of the country?
Yes, to the top of the unpleasant news, Toyota has jumped, because it's auto recall time again!
It is Toyota's Time Again! Recalling ! Recalling those man killing machines.
Recalling? I recall the months of denial from Toyota.
There ain't nothing wrong with our cars, you doubting Americans We make cars better than you. If something is wrong it's your drivers' fault.
I recall the unforgivable deaths while Toyota was in denial.
So this time Toyota is recalling the hatchbacks.
Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, was on the Ed Show, filling in for Ed Schultz on MSNBC. In the video, he explains why the GOP is the 'party of hate, and the GOP, the Grand Old Party, is on a path to become the Small Little Party.
What does the GOP have to sell to get the numbers to the polls to win elections? It can't sell its economic program to aid the rich at the expense of the Middle Class? There aren't enough rich people to get the numbers that they need. They can't sell their scheme to do away with social security? Their scheme to reduced aid to education? They can't come out and tell Mr. and Mrs. America that the GOP wants to eliminate the entire social safety net, which you might need some day? So what's left for the GOP to sell?
Click Image to Enlargean organisation representing a religious minority which has suffered horrible discrimination and violence at the hands of a ginned up and extremist majority time and time again would side with that very same ginned up and extremist majority when another minority was suffering. Oh wait, actually, I can...
Mr. Simpson co-chairs the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which is supposed to come up with suggestions on how to stabilize the Social Security program. He has answered the criticism of his use of "barnyard" humor, with an apology.
That said, I shall now state the main reason why I admire Ron Paul. He is a man of principle. He is no political opportunist. He takes political positions based on his own honest assessment of the situation. In a statement on his web site, he gives his views on the New York City ground zero mosque controversy
Here are excerpts:
Right on, Senator.
Mr. Durban said last Sunday, "The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has given his assent to this center and I support his decision, The politicians like Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin who try to divide America with fear and hate over this issue betray the diversity which makes our nation great and the Constitution which they profess to honor."
Just got an email from Media Matters concerning the $1 million donation the News Corp, parent company of Fox News, donated to the Republican Governors Association, "to help defeat Democrats this November."
Media Matters reports that while the news of the donation was covered "extensively," by national media outlets, it was barely mentioned on Fox. Media Matters says, "Fox devoted 37 seconds of air time to the story." Media Matters figures -- because, the "Fox viewers have been left in the dark, as to the (Fox) network's direct involvement in the political races this fall," it needs to take action to remedy this. So the folks at Media Matters' solution is to put a commercial (see the video) about the Fox donation on Fox, by buying a national ad, at the cost of $35k, to air next week during The O'Reilly Factor.
By now everybody has heard about the phony rape charge against WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who last month leaked 90,000 secret military documents about the Afghan war, and ticked off world governments, including ours and members of the U.S. led coalition. See the video.
Dude says he is going to release a second round of leaks.
The dude should stop with any new leaks. He proved his point.