Saturday, January 24, 2009

Media Bytes - Take Me to the River edition

Song in my head. Love these guys almost as much as I love finding out a friend has a blog I didn't know about until they unexpectedly drop in to comment. Like my long time list serv pal, R. Clayton McKee.

Wingnut pearl clutching obsession of the day, is Obama vs. Limbaugh. Our president apparently said “You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get anything done." This is widely interpreted in certain circles as a nefarious plot to silence the fetid gasbag. I would think the operative word here was just, as in you can't only listen to Rush and expect to make intelligent decisions.

Yesterday it was Barack's refusal to turn an informal meet and greet into a press conference that had the cheeto eaters howling about his fear of substantive questions. Watch the video and decide for yourself if Obama looked intimidated.

Phila looks at things to come.

I liked the poetic justice of this. Former US Atty David Iglesias, who was purged by Bush during Attorneygate, gets a great new job in Obama's administration.

Jim Hightower in a piece on Ponzi schemer Madoff, notices that only in America: "If you steal a little you go to jail. If you steal billions, you go to your penthouse." [via]

Not that you probably care, but Palin's fabulous $180,000 campaign wardrobe has been returned to the RNC. It's now reportedly stashed at RNC HQ in trash bags. GOP donors are not happy.

People who are happy. The people around the world celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama.

And if you were wondering what was really happening behind the scenes on inauguration day at the White House ...

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Blogger nolocontendere said...

The thing about Limbacile is that he'll benefit from any publicity, positive or negative. His whole shtick was built on insane pompous ego inflation and it's best to just ignore his ilk, so you can bet the clown will jump all over Obama's mentioning his name.

12:58:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Nolo! Nice to see you. Judging from yesterday's memeorandum that's exactly what he did.

7:44:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

As you know, I'm of the opposite opinion. I cannot think of one instance of something so ugly simply fading away because men of good will ignore it. Women didn't get the vote, Slaves didn't gain freedom nor free men their civil rights without an open and difficult struggle. If good people ignore Rush, the rest of us will still listen. You don't defeat an enemy ( and that's what he is) by letting him operate unchallenged and his rants not exposed for the lies and distortions they are.

9:52:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Fogg, your kind of articulate opposition I think is extremely effective in pushing back against the hatemongers.

10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Thanks but it never changes their minds (such as they are)

12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Nothing will change the hatemongers minds. They don't think for themselves but the not quite deluded are still reachable.

1:24:00 PM  
Blogger Ted said...

WTF, at least El Rushbo is constitutionally qualified to be President!

3:01:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Speaking of the permanently deluded... Ted, your hero isn't qualified to clean my toilet.

3:28:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's very illustrative to note how the traitors amongst us will continue on with the "not born in America" mantra long after the birth certificate has been examined and found genuine, has been confirmed by the state of Hawaii and newspaper records - and most of all the fellow who started the whole farce has changed his mind and admitted he was completely wrong.

Yes, I said traitor, and I mean it and I think we need to deal with this as subversive behavior. Maybe we should hold Guantanamo open just a while longer.

4:20:00 PM  

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