Thursday, September 27, 2007

What An Embarrassment

Washington Post: As a candidate, George W. Bush once asked, "Is our children learning?"
Now he has an answer.

"Childrens do learn," he said Wednesday.

The setting was, yes, an education event where the president was taking credit for rising test scores and promoting congressional renewal of his signature education law...

The test results released Tuesday are not the ones used under No Child Left Behind, but the administration said that they show the progress since the law was passed with bipartisan support. Math scores improved among fourth- and eighth-graders, and black and Hispanic students made gains, although they still trailed their white counterparts. Eighth-grade reading scores, on the other hand, have not changed much since 1998.

...Bush was pointing to the test results when he stumbled. "As yesterday's positive report card shows," he said, "childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured." Bush pushed on without pausing to correct himself, but the official White House transcript released later cleaned up the sentence for him by making it "children."

The gaffe came a day after a White House draft of his speech to the U.N. General Assembly was mistakenly posted on the
U.N. Web site, complete with phonetic guides to the names of various foreign countries and leaders -- "KEYR-geez-stan" (Kyrgyzstan), "moor-EH-tain-ee-a" (Mauritania), "sar-KO-zee" (French President Nicolas Sarkozy). A White House spokeswoman said it was "offensive" to ask if that indicated Bush has problems pronouncing foreign names.

I find it offensive that someone so stupid and lazy is in the Oval Office.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bill O'Racist

How can there possibly be an excuse for this kind of crap or attempted to be explained away by Fox News?

During the September 19 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, discussing his recent trip to have dinner with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's, a famous restaurant in Harlem, Bill O'Reilly reported that he "had a great time, and all the people up there are tremendously respectful," adding: "I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship... There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' You know, I mean, everybody was -- it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn't any kind of craziness at all."

What did you expect, Bill? Did Don Imus tell you there were nappy-headed hos serving fried chicken and watermelon at Sylvia's? Of course O'Reilly realized his remarks were blantantly racist and has since apologized and resigned from his radio and television programs... HAHAHAHA! Just kidding.

He's blaming CNN for reporting the incident and claiming he was misquoted. And Fox News actually defends it: "This is nothing more than left-wing outlets stirring up false racism accusations for ratings. It's sad."

Yes it is, Faux News. It's very sad.

For a complete transcript and audio, check out the Media Matters article.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hey Blackburn: SHUT UP!

I love David Schuster. The Republicans want the New York Times' MoveOn.Org ad front and center as the latest distraction to what's really important in the real world. So David Schuster (filling in for Tucker Carlson - I still don't know why that guy has a show) obliges Rep. Marsha Blackburn with some air time to try and continue to pull the wool over the eyes of the public. He's trying to figure out the usual Republican hypocrisy in calling out the MoveOn ad, yet keeping silent on Rush Limbaugh's program where he chuckles through someone calling Senator Hagel "Senator Betray Us".

Little did Blackburn know she was going to get exposed as the imbecile she is. And then the bombshell: Schuster asked her to name the last soldier killed in Iraq from her district. She didn't know.

Shuster: “Let’s talk about the public trust. You represent, of course, a district in western Tennessee. What was the name of the last solider from your district who was killed in Iraq?”

Blackburn:”The name of the last soldier killed in Iraq uh - from my district I - I do not know his name -”

Shuster: “Ok, his name was Jeremy Bohannon, he was killed August the 9th, 2007. How come you didn’t know the name?”

Blackburn: “I - I, you know, I - I do not know why I did not know the name…”

Schuster: "...don’t you understand, the problems that a lot of people would have, that you’re so focused on an ad — when was the last time a New York Times ad ever killed somebody? I mean, here we have a war that took the life of an 18 year old kid, Jeremy Bohannon from your district, and you didn’t even know his name.”

Watch as the stunned Rep. Blackburn tries to weasel her way out of the hole she's dug for herself. When is MSNBC going to give Schuster his own show?