Live from the Teleprompter From Washington, DC: The Advent of the Pocket Messiah

Live from the Teleprompter
From Washington, DC: The Advent of the Pocket Messiah

By Judi McLeod Full Story

imageFresh from the Chairman Hu Jintao State Dinner where Americans were played out on the ivory keys of a piano as “jackals”—but only because the music was beautiful—comes President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.

China and the US have so much more in common other than one once having been the other.

In China, dissidents are sent to prison for criticizing the State on the Internet.  In the U.S. dissidents smeared with accusations of their rhetoric having caused assassinations, are sent to Hell.
State of the Union Musical Chairs
Republican and Marxist Date Night in D.C.

By Sher Zieve Full Story

Never before has a State of the Union address drawn such attention for such an absurd notion. The capitol is atwitter over who will sit with whom on their first official Congressperson-to-Congressperson dates. What should I wear, will I clash with what he/she is wearing? Who will drive? Is it okay for me to wear cologne/perfume? Should I place my arm in his/hers or should we just hold hands and sing “Kumbayah?” So many questions for such an expected giddy whirlwind of a night! And why all of this excitement? For the first time in four years the Republicans have control of one of our Congressional houses—so the Marxists (aka “former Democrats”) have pulled out one of the myriad weapons from their still-growing arsenal.
Victory over Keith!
Olbermann Fired: V-K Day

By Greg Halvorson Full Story

What a weekend!  There I was, in my ante room, cleaning mud off my cleats, when it came over the wire: the era of Keith Olbermann’s ranting is through.  A tale immediately sprang to mind of how my father had learned of Hiroshima from his aunt, who despite her toughness, had cried and wept for days.  I didn’t understand, at the time, how a bomb could bring tears.
In the crosshairs of the speech police, criminals become the victims of language, and language becomes the target
In the Crosshairs of the Speech Police

By Daniel Greenfield Full Story

In the weeks since the Arizona massacre, the media has revealed a preoccupation with language almost as intense as the one that motivated her shooter. Loughner’s obsession with Congresswoman Giffords seems to have begun in 2007 when she mockingly replied to his question,  “How do you know words mean anything?” And Loughner’s killing spree has touched off the media’s obsession with that same question, leading a CNN anchor to apologize for using the term “crosshairs”.

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