Rspect has to be earned before it is given, and the way the crowd is laughing at him at the moment of the gaffe, it's quite clear they are giving Obama all the rspect he has earned.
Good morning. Apparently they have located 2 oil slicks in the water (missing plane).
Who will be investigating this?
Posted by: Miss Marple | March 08, 2014 at 08:07 AM
How Working In Washington Taught Me We’re All A Little Like RT America
But that’s not why I’m writing this post. I’m writing this post to explain how working in Washington taught me we’re all a little bit like the good folks who work at RT America — struggling against editorial censors, doing our best to follow our conscience despite sometimes suffocating pressures from our publishers and sponsors.
When I started working at ThinkProgress at the Center for American Progress Action Fund in 2009, I did so because it was an awesome platform to do good journalism. I knew that I disagreed with CAP on a number of issues, and that I wouldn’t be allowed to write things too harshly critical of President Obama — which half of senior CAP staff had worked for or wanted to work for — or the Democratic Party, or CAP’s corporate sponsors in the “Business Alliance.”
Posted by: Neo | March 08, 2014 at 08:09 AM
the brainslug, is deeply planted inside, Donahue snorfle, he could have addred the Jesse Ventura hour, Kirchik's piece in the Basiliskwas better on the island of misfit toys.
Posted by: narciso | March 08, 2014 at 08:22 AM
That link is very funny. I don't think I ever appreciated Rodney Dangerfield before.
Posted by: Jane | March 08, 2014 at 08:35 AM
If you read Neo's link and then think about it you will get a little sick in the tummy.
The lefty makes the valid point that left wing news and journalism outlets pressure their writers to toe the party line. If you don't you'll get canned or ostracized.
Now consider right wing news and journalism outlets. Who gets canned or shunned there? Righties who don't toe the left wing party line.Think of Derbyshire or Steyn.Now if you spend a career attacking conservatives or conservatives and libs equally you'll get a shiny ribbon.But say anything sufficiently provocative to make the pinkos squeal and stick some long knives in you and you'd better watch out for your "friends".
Posted by: Ignatz | March 08, 2014 at 09:03 AM
narciso, Thanks for that link. One does, indeed, wonder.
Much is being made of the fact that non one has claimed credit. I do not find that unusual, particularly if those people who also sent the knife-wielders to the Chinese train station were involved.
Posted by: Miss Marple | March 08, 2014 at 09:37 AM
It was really TOTUS's fault. Unless obama couldn't even read it properly.
Do you think the lsm will preface every introduction of obama with "the president who couldn't spell" like they do with Quayle who is still discussed as "the VP who couldn't spell?"
No, I don't think so either.
Posted by: Jim | March 08, 2014 at 09:55 AM
From Neo's link:
Which brings me to why we’re all a little like RT America. The people who work at ThinkProgress today continue to do awesome, independent reporting. But they have a lot of constraints on them, and I’m sure they wish they didn’t. But it’s an unfortunate reality in many of the journalistic environments we exist today. We can’t criticize certain people, or dig into certain stories, or follow our noses on the trail of corruption if it means upsetting our publishers, sponsors, and donors.
RT has more stones and commitment to principle than any of these Stink Progress idiots, none of whom have resigned in protest. Or the military brass who have let Hagel and the JEF decimate what they're supposed to be responsible for maintaining.
Posted by: Captain Hate | March 08, 2014 at 09:59 AM
I had no idea. Apparently half of our county is without power after the storm. We've been fine - most of the damage appears to have occurred down closer to town.
Clarice Feldman believes Dick Armitage is a liar, except….
Clarice Feldman is a writer for the American Thinker who has taken the position that Dick Armitage is a liar, except when his lies fit her agenda. Then you can believe him over all others.
Feldman's agenda: Keep Americans from learning that "Plamegate" is a cover-up, and that her friends in Washington, DC were not victims. They were participants.
Remember we said "Now that the lie is out in the open, individuals involved in the "Plamegate cover-up" are having difficulty answering the simplest of questions."
That's because once Armitage's lies are fully exposed to the public, the "Plamegate cover-up" comes crashing down, exposing the granddaddy of all scandals. And, that will explain a plethora of scandals. Including current ones!
Posted by: Truthbetold | March 08, 2014 at 10:33 AM
No respect for military spending results in a, get this......ONE PERCENT LESS for the budget. It's a poutrage, I tell you.
"Yet a careful look at budget figures for the US military—a bureaucratic juggernaut accounting for 57 percent of the federal discretionary budget and nearly 40 percent of all military spending on this planet—shows that such claims have been largely fictional. Despite cries of doom since the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration surfaced in Washington in 2011, the Pentagon has seen few actual reductions, and there is no indication that will change any time soon."
Posted by: too funny these guys | March 08, 2014 at 10:38 AM
I thought this bit posted at Drudge was interesting:
Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand...
Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane...
a name listed on the manifest matches an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand.
Don't know what to make of this. Don't know if it happens frequently or not.
Off the top of my head (3 Grey Goose martinis) I have difficulty imagining for what purpose people would be traveling to Beijing with stolen European passports. It would not be my choice of destination if I was traveling on a stolen passport.
Just FYI, I travel to the country plenty, always professionally and in uniform, but regardless Chinese Custom's always grills the heck out of us Passport-wise coming and going. Even just landing in Beijing for a quick turn where we don't even get off the plane, their officials come on board, take our passports, run them off to wherever they take them, then bring them back an hour or so later so we can continue on our next leg.
Posted by: daddy | March 08, 2014 at 10:44 AM