The White House
Eric Burns, who hosts Fox News Watch (great show) is a lifelong reader…he loves reading. He even wrote a book about this love called The Joy of Books: Confessions of a Lifelong Reader (you can order this book and his new book below).
I’ve watched Fox News Watch since it started, and I’ve always enjoyed it…even when Neil Gabler is ranting like a loon- he’s good for comedic relief. I’ve always liked Burns, so when I saw him on Neil Cavuto’s Fox News show, Your World, I checked it out. He was talking about his new book, giving fascinating bits of trivia that include sabotage, betrayal, secrets that were openly exposed to foster anger, and more. Really interesting stuff he noted0 stuff that is apparently noted throughout the new book.
I hope to pick this up soon and maybe pick up his love of reading book as well.
I saw Burns on O’Reilly last night, and that made me even more interested in reading this new stuff.
Well, Cindy Sheehan, the so-called “concerned mother” is doing her media whoring again. She’s going to all sorts of peace hippy get togethers to do her schtick…calling Bush any name she can think of, claiming the administration lied about Iraq, demanding we pull the troops out to leave Iraq in a civil war with no one there to protect the people…just being Cindy Sheehan.
Michelle Malkin interviewed her at a recent anti-war protest (VIDEO HERE), and Sheehan told Malkin “the enemy is our government.”
This is just another reason why I have zero respect for this disgusting woman (her son would be completely ashamed of her, I’ve no doubt about that), nor any respect for people who support her.
UPDATE 2: Check out this recent piece by Brent Bozell on Thomas
Helen Thomas’ question to President Bush during today’s press conference:
“I’d like to ask you, Mr. President, your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime. Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is, why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, from your Cabinet — your Cabinet officers, intelligence people, and so forth — what was your real reason? You have said it wasn’t oil — quest for oil, it hasn’t been Israel, or anything else. What was it?”
Of course, this is all a flat out lie. I espcially like her mention of oil and Israel. How on earth do you get Israel out of this? Leave it Helen’s confused mind to get from Iraq to Israel.
It’s also absurd to claim Bush wanted to go to war the day he stepped into office. He never made much of a mention on Iraq or any military actions untile after 9/11. The president made that clear today when he said:
“I think your premise — in all due respect to your question and to you as a lifelong journalist — is that — I didn’t want war. To assume I wanted war is just flat wrong, Helen, in all due respect –”
(Thomas tries to interrupt numerous times)…
“…Excuse me, excuse me. No President wants war. Everything you may have heard is that, but it’s just simply not true. My attitude about the defense of this country changed on September the 11th. We — when we got attacked, I vowed then and there to use every asset at my disposal to protect the American people. Our foreign policy changed on that day, Helen. You know, we used to think we were secure because of oceans and previous diplomacy. But we realized on September the 11th, 2001, that killers could destroy innocent life. And I’m never going to forget it. And I’m never going to forget the vow I made to the American people that we will do everything in our power to protect our people.”
Thomas then made the claim that: “They [Iraq] didn’t do anything to you, or to our country.”
That is nonsense as well. We had a cease fire agreement 12 years before this war that was broken every single day. We had Iraqi govt officers who tried to assassinate President Bush Sr. We had Americans murdered in Israel by terrorist bombers- and Saddam Hussein publicly gave checks to the families of these terrorists in order to murder civilians. Hussein built terrorist training camps with the intent to spread terror to kill innocent people, including American civilians. He did much more, but from this short list you can see that Thomas is dead wrong to make the bogus claim that the nation did nothing to the United States.
Her implication that Hussein did nothing to justify removal from power is also ludicrous. Shall we go thru the list- the rape and torture rooms, the mass graves, the use of chemical weapons on his own people, his invasion of neighboring countries, his attacks on allied jets on patrol in the no-fly zone, etc…Has Thomas forgotten all of these facts?
Now…We have to ask some very serious questions about Thomas…
One has to seriously question the sanity of ol’ Helen. She’s old…we know that. She’s a radical leftist that makes Al Gore look sane. So, we have to wonder if she’s actually literally insane. As in- does she has something wrong with her mentally? I ask this question in all seriousness.
Watching this hold bag ask inane questions during presidential press conferences and press briefings, one easily gets the sense that, yes- Helen Thomas does have severe mental issues…that she might, indeed, be insane at this point in her life. Then again, Helen Thomas has always been this crazy, so maybe age has nothing to do with it. Was it her upbringing? Is the insanity actually in her genes? I’m no genetic determinist, not by a long shot, but maybe Helen is a special case? Perhaps?
I’ll try to find a transcript of video of her idiotic questions of the president today to prove my point that she might be slowly slipping even further into insanity…
More to come…
Others blogging this issue: Expose The Left
Richard Belzer is an idiot. Even Bill Maher, who is about as crazy as you can get (let’s not deny this fact folks) told him that he was crossing the line with his comments about the soldiers. While on Maher’s radical HBO show, Belzer complained and said the soldiers in Iraq aren’t scholars, he implied that most of them aren’t very bright.
Belzer also made the bogus claim that the soldiers are in Iraq under “false pretenses”, then he went onto to cuss at the congresswomen who appeared with him on the show. The third guest, I’ve no idea who she was, seemed to have the sanity to stay out of the insanity. Common stuff to claim that the war was based on a lie…especially stupid to make such claim now that the Saddam documents are being released, further proving what we already knew- that there’s no evidence whatsoever to claim Bush or anyone in the administration lied about anything to do with Iraq.
Here is part of Belzer’s comments with the congresswoman:
Belzer: “You think everyone over there is a college graduate? They’re 19 and 20-year-old kids who couldn’t get a job-”
Ros-Lehtinen: “Yeah, you know because you’ve been there and-”
Belzer: “What, I don’t fucking read!? Don’t do that!”
Maher, over Belzer: “Woe, woe, woe. Come on. Wait, wait, wait. That, don’t.”
Belzer: “Pardon my French.”
Maher: “That was over the line and now you’re going to lose-”
Belzer: “It’s this patronizing thing that people have about if you’re against the war everyone’s lumped together. You know, the soldiers are not scholars, they’re not war experts-”
Maher: “You’re going to lose even me like Michael Moore did when he came down on Charlton Heston in Columbine.”
Richard Belzer- comedian, actor, and military scholar. Genius. Guess who won’t be paying to see anything Belzer is in? These Hollywood idiots burn bridges everytime they get the chance. You have to ask the simple question- why?
Democratic pundit Michael Brown appears on Heartland with John Kasich tonight on Fox News. When asked about Feingold’s lame attempt to censure President Bush, Brown immediately went into a rant about how the Republicans wanted to do even more to the previous president for “personal” issues that man had and that he didn’t hurt anyone with his actions.
The dems are still living in lala land where sexual harassment is merely a personal issue that doesn’t harm anyone.
Lying to a grand jury is a personal issue that hurt no one and was no big deal.
FBI files on political enemies that suddenly show up at the White House is just a personal issue.
Selling weapons secrets to China is just a personal issue and no one got hurt.
Rose Law Firm billing records that suddenly show up at the White House is just a personal issue.
Hiring thugs to go after all the women Clinton slept with- thugs that threatened these women’s live is just a personal matter and hurt no one. It especially hurt no one when these thugs threatened to break the “pretty legs” of one of Clinton’s “bimbos” or to kill another.
Accusations of rape are a personal matter and they hurt no one.
Lying to the American people and having to apologize for doing so in a special primetime address hurt nobody and it was merely a personal issue.
I have to wonder about the sanity of Democrats like Brown who seem to be under some sort of psychosis, suffering extreme memory loss, and revising history to worship at the alter of The Clintons. Only an idiot claims the many crimes of this couple were just personal matters and they never hurt anyone. That’s nonsense, and Brown, along with all the other Clinton defenders know it’s nonsense.
Michelle Malkin, and others, are dicussing the “editor’s note” ABC News put on their webpage regarding one of the newly released Saddam docs that link him to bin Laden and his terror group…
The MSM is at it again…When Dan Rather uses a source who is a well-known Bush-hater, obsessed with attacking Bush, it’s fine and no “note” is needed. When the NY Times incorrectly identifies people in photos from abu gharib, there’s no note (not until their error is caught by ANOTHER news agency and they’re FORCED into retracting the information.)
I could go on, but we all know the MSM is fairly worthless anymore.
It’s time for the Democrats who called the president a liar to apologize. A semi-full list of those I demand an apology from coming later…
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The UN is a worthless organization. You can deny it, but it doesn’t change the fact. Get together a group of nations- most of which are run by brutal thugs or even sometimes outright murderers with democratically elected men and women with civil societies that live in relative peace and you have what? A bunch of disagreement, very little being done, major scandals, obscenely ridiculous debacles and worse.
Here’s just one more reason why the UN is completely worthless:
U.N. Report Card: Handful of Nations, Including Israel, Stand with U.S.
Exclusive from NewsMax:
The exclusive NewsMax annual feature “United Nations Report Card” reveals that when it comes to supporting the U.S. on key issues, almost every nation in the world body gets a failing grade.
NewsMax examined 12 key General Assembly votes taken on issues of critical importance to the U.S., and found that only four countries – Israel and the Pacific Ocean nations of Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands sided with the U.S. on most of the issues.
The rest of the U.N. members voted against the U.S. position the vast majority of the time, and dozens of countries voted along with America ZERO PERCENT of the time.
These nations include some of the biggest recipients of U.S. foreign aid, which in some cases amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars a year. [Editor's Note: Get our special UN Report Card report with our cover story on Maria Shriver FREE -- Go Here Now.]
Here’s a run down of America’s most ungrateful friends:
Turkey receives $1.007 Billion a year from the U.S., not including military assistance. Number of times Turkey voted along with the U.S. on the 12 key issues: 0 Percent.
Ethiopia receives $594 million. Number of times it voted along with the U.S.: 0 percent.
Colombia receives $524 million, Egypt gets $460 million, Jordan pockets $224 million and Peru receives $229 million. Number of times these nations voted along with the U.S.: 0 percent.
Even some of America’s closest allies voted against U.S. interests. France, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea, for example, all sided with the U.S. on just 8 percent of the votes.
The issues voted on included a resolution calling for the U.S. – which shoulders 22 percent of the total U.N. budget – to lift its embargo against communist Cuba, another seeking the immediate withdrawal of Israel from Palestinian territory, and a treaty that would ultimately call for the U.S. to dismantle its nuclear arsenal.
NewsMax Magazine will chronicle the General Assembly votes each year, exposing the “most ungrateful” nations – countries that take Americans’ tax dollars, then oppose the U.S. when voting on key issues.
The blockbuster NewsMax report also features a look at “The U.N.’s Great Follies,” including:
The U.N. voted to remove its forces from Rwanda in the early days of tribal conflicts there. Result: More than 900,000 Tutsis were slaughtered in April 1994.
The Iraqi people were defrauded of at least $1.8 billion in revenue from the oil-for-food program designed to alleviate civilian suffering resulting from sanctions against the Saddam Hussein regime. Alleged wrongdoers included the U.N. secretariat.
Sudan won re-election to the U.S. Commission on Human Rights in 2004 despite potentially genocidal atrocities in the Darfur region.
U.N. peacekeepers in the Congo allegedly used food and money to pay for sex with girls as young as 12.
The eye-opening “United Nations Report Card” appears in the March issue of NewsMax Magazine. [Editor's Note: Get our special UN Report Card report with our cover story on Maria Shriver FREEE -- Go Here Now.]