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FOX “NEWS” — Merchant of Hate

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We have one TV Network in America dedicated solely to spreading hatred, reinforcing people’s prejudices, and keeping them dumb and uninformed, hence, easier to misguide and mislead.

F O X   ” N E W S “

From crazy morning show hosts, to the hate mongers like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity at night, and everything in between, it is a sad picture, indeed.

Just for fun and entertainment purposes, I used to listen in for a few minutes from time to time–to get a good laugh, or shake my head in disbelief at such an onslaught of stupidity.  But I’ve reached a point now, where I can’t listen to those crazy rants at all anymore.  Not even for a few minutes.

I’m going out on a limb now, but if we would take a survey of the nutjob wing of the Republican party, assembling right now at health care town halls, or questioning the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate, or just spewing racist hatred in general, we would find out that their main “news” source  (maybe the only one)  is

F O X   ” N E W S “

A recent study showed that people who predominately watch  FOX  “NEWS”  are the least informed compared to all others, especially those who get their news from a variety of sources.  Heck, a large chunk of them still believes, we have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  SCARY !!!

While we can blame people for their decision to remain uninformed and ignorant, we also have to realize that it’s the

“MERCHANTS  OF  HATE”

who are really at fault here.  They are the instigators.  They know darn well what they are doing.  Doing it for entertainment value, ratings, or for million dollar salaries–the bottom line is the same–you knowingly spread lies, misinformation and hatred, thereby inciting violence.  And you certainly can’t wash the blood off your hands when one of the crazies listening to your constant hateful diatribes, goes out and commits violent acts… as happened before…

Now my question is…

HOW  IN  THE  WORLD  CAN  YOU  SLEEP  AT  NIGHT ???

There’s a very special place reserved for people like you….

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Jon Stewart To CNBC: STOP THE BS !!!

‘There’s an old saying in Tennessee–I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee–that says, fool me once, shame on–shame on you.  Fool me–you can’t get fooled again.’ — George Bush, Sept. 17, 2002

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If you haven’t seen it, yet, I urge you to watch Jon Stewart’s interview with Jim Cramer of CNBC  (link at bottom of this posting…)  which in my view exemplifies well prepared, good interviewing skills, so very much lacking in today’s media world.  Those who want to dismiss Jon Stewart as a  ‘comedian with a variety show’ completely miss the mark.  Certainly, Jon Stewart is a comedian and hosts a  ‘fake news show,’  but he is so much more…and after bringing to the forefront the misdeeds of the financial network CNBC and the ensuing Jim Cramer interview, he certainly has catapulted himself into the category of serious and effective interviewers.

I consider myself somewhat of a political junkie, and try to catch the  ‘Daily Show’  whenever I can.  Even though they obviously try to make their points in a funny, often hilarious way, they most always hit the mark and point out the obvious, so often missed by the traditional media.  And by the way, statistics have shown that people who watch programs like  ‘The Daily Show’  can be counted among the politically best informed…  Maybe there is something to mixing serious news with laughs…

In his interview with Jim Cramer, who now has become the poster child for the ills of CNBC, Jon Stewart pointed out that CNBC, instead of being cheerleaders for CEOs and their failed companies, should be in the business of informing the public about what’s really going on… And he showed in detail, how  ‘financial experts’  like Jim Cramer, knowingly misled the viewing public, by telling them to buy a certain stock right before that company went bankrupt or had to be bailed out, and how they not only enabled fraud and market manipulation being committed, but actively participated in it, while people’s 401-k  funds were used as market manipulators’ personal piggy bank.  And that, as Stewart pointed out, is negligence at best, and bordering criminality at worst…

If you ask me, the likes of Jim Cramer and CNBC have done enough damage, and now, after some of them publicly attacked President Obama’s economic plan, have become flat out dangerous, and should be taken off the air.  I have a feeling that a lot of people who feel misled, will stop watching, and the free market that CNBC loves so much, will take care of it and we’ll soon be rid of all the  ‘experts’  who were so wrong about  EVERYTHING … and that’s a good thing …  🙂

Thank you, Jon Stewart…..  And message to CNBC:  You can’t fool us again!!!

Here’s the link to the Jon Stewart/Jim Cramer interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwUXx4DR0wo

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Just Walk Away …..

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I want to use the much publicized altercation between Chris Brown and Rihanna as a reference to make a larger point.

Abuse, be it physical, mental or sexual, can happen with both, the female or male being the abuser.  The most likely scenario when it comes to physical abuse, is with the male being the abuser.  Unfortunately, abusive situations between teenage boyfriends and girlfriends are all too common, and if no intervention takes place, often continue into adulthood.  As abusive relationships are often complicated, the remedies on how to deal with them are not.

JUST  WALK  AWAY …..

If you are being abused by your partner, just walk away…literally…  End the relationship immediately!  Once the other person has crossed that line and has put his hands on you, it’s pretty much a preview of things to come.  It usually gets worse if you stay in the relationship and will cause you many heartaches, headaches and physical pain.  Sometimes it may even end in death…  You deserve better!  And no, he doesn’t love you, if he hurts you.  Love doesn’t hurt…  Abuse is a form of control, not love!  So, get out!!  But prepare yourself for that event, especially if it’s a very violent situation, as statistics have shown that the most dangerous time is at the time of separation.

If you have violent tendencies and either have abused your partner or are afraid that you may,

JUST  WALK  AWAY …..

Whenever you find yourself in a situation/fight/argument with your partner and feel an urge of putting your hands on her, just walk away…get out of the house, take a walk, calm down, stay somewhere else overnight if you need to, and don’t go back until your anger is gone and you have calmed down.  As a man, you may not like the idea of seeking counseling, but there are effective ways to deal with anger management, so that might be something to consider, before literally hurting somebody.  And no, she didn’t make you do it, because she did this, or said that…..  There is  NO  excuse for putting your hands on her, rather than just airing things out in a normal conversation/argument.  If you and your partner fight often and can’t come to terms with each other, maybe that’s a sign that you really shouldn’t be together…Just a thought…

But  NOTHING, absolutely  NOTHING  ever excuses violence …..

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Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Want Obama To Fail!’

‘We’re not sexists, we’re chauvinists–we’re male chauvinist pigs, and we’re happy to be because we think that’s what men were destined to be.  We think that’s what women want.’ — Rush Limbaugh, Three-Time-Divorcee, Addict, Self-Proclaimed Chauvinist Pig, and Spiritual Leader of the Republican Party

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Just when we thought that with the election of Barack Obama and the exit of George W. Bush, our good work would be over, we are being reminded, yet again, how much is still left to be done, one idiot at a time.

Case in point, Rush Limbaugh, spiritual leader of the Republican Party, three-time divorcee, addict, and self-proclaimed chauvinist pig, had to put his ignorance on public display again.  At a time when we have come together as  ONE  to tackle all the tremendous problems we are faced with, and President Obama enjoys the support of between 70 and 80% of the population, which, I may add, includes a lot of people who didn’t vote for him, some people on the Extremist Right-Wing Nutjob Base of the Republican Party just can’t help themselves.  Normal people, sensing the seriousness of these times, not only for America, but the World, want things to improve and President Obama to succeed, because it will mean improving their own lives as well.  But not Rush …..

‘I  WANT  OBAMA  TO   FAIL!’ — Rush Limbaugh

….. And with that, you also want America to fail!

ARE  YOU  PATRIOTIC,  RUSH ?

Faced with the prospect of badly needed government regulation and oversight, and a stimulus plan that will actually create jobs, the likes of Rush Limbaugh just don’t seem to get it.  The lack of oversight and the  ‘anything goes’  attitude were part of the reasons that got us into this mess to begin with.  So, if President Obama sees the need to bring some sanity to our lives, which includes oversight and regulation, and reversing all the horrible policies of the Bush era, that’s how it’s going to be!  Even normal Conservatives, who usually advocate for smaller government, understand that.

Here’s my message to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter et all:

YOU  JUST  GOT  YOUR  COLLECTIVE  BUTTS  KICKED,  SO  GET  WITH  THE  PROGRAM !!!

Or, as President Obama said much more eloquently when being faced with griping by some Congressional Republicans in reference to his stimulus plan:

‘I  WON !’ — President Barack Obama

That’s right ….. Elections have consequences ….. And thank God, in this case positive consequences, now that we have smart people in charge!

Message to Congressional Republicans:  We overwhelmingly elected President Obama and want him to do what he thinks is necessary to get us out of the ditch the Bush administration, with your help, has gotten us into.  If you want to continue to obstruct, we will vote you out in a heartbeat!

….. AND  MESSAGE  TO  RUSH:   TAKE  ANOTHER  PILL ! ….. A  CHILL  PILL !!!  …..  AND  STAY  IN  THE  NEWS  FOR  A  VERY  LONG  TIME   🙂

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Bye Bye Bush!

THE    END    OF    INSANITY!

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The end of the world as we know it:  No more  ‘Bushisms’  🙂

For everybody who is already suffering from  ‘Bush Withdrawal’  :-), here’s a montage of David Letterman’s

GREAT MOMENTS IN PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHES

Click on link below and  ENJOY!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxkpm7bH7j4&eurl=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/16/letterman-presents-final_n_158705.html&feature=player_embedded

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Sarah And Joe: The Poster Children Of The GOP

‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.’ — Abraham Lincoln

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….. Of the ‘Know-Nothing, Nutjob, Racist, Ignorant, Religious-Right, Extremist’ wing of the Republican Party.  After  getting only a short break in the aftermath of the election not being bombarded with them on TV, here they are back again, making ‘news.’

Sarah, Sweetheart, grow up and take responsibility for your own ignorance and inaptitude instead of whining and blaming others.  Everybody knows by now that you were completely unqualified for the position you were seeking and actually quite scary with your extremist views.  It didn’t have to take the media to point that out, you did a pretty good job yourself.

And Joe The Plumber ….. What can be said about you that hasn’t been pointed out already?  Just like Sarah, you have become a comic character.  When I heard that the conservative website ‘Pajamas News’ hired you as a ‘War Correspondent’ going to Israel, I laughed so hard, almost fell off my chair.

But it was nothing compared to the nonsense coming from you, yet again, when being interviewed about it.  Among other things, you obviously don’t feel in danger when you’re in the middle of an escalating conflict because you, as a Christian, have ‘special protection’ from GOD.  I urge you to make that statement repeatedly in the middle of Jewish and Muslim people while you’re over there, I’m sure they’ll appreciate speaking with somebody with ‘special protection.’  I mean, you can’t make this stuff up!  If it wasn’t so sad, it would be comical!

The ‘Religious and Loony Right’ has finally found their perfect poster children:  Sarah and Joe.  At this point I’m thinking, maybe I should suffer a little seeing them on TV, hopefully for a long time to come, out of pure self-interest.  The ‘Know-Nothing’ wing will feel empowered and make it very difficult for the normal Conservatives to rebuild a shattered party.

And that’s a good thing ….. It will ensure Democratic victories for a long time to come …..

So, keep it up, Sarah and Joe!

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Ann Coulter — Menace To Society

‘The deeper you get with Ann, the less sense she makes.’ — NATIONAL REVIEW, Conservative Magazine

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Well, it’s that time again ….. Stirring up some controversy in order to promote her newest hate-filled book to the loony right-wing.   And so we are bombarded with this person all over TV, yet again.  And I thought that her jaw being wired shut after breaking it, would keep her awful voice silent for a bit longer.  But no, controversy sells books, so here she is again with her twisted mind, blaming everything going wrong, I guess especially over the past eight years, on Democrats and Liberals.

If she wasn’t such a sad sight to see, it could actually be comical.  I have to say that I try not to have negative feelings towards others and respect everybody’s right to say what they please, but there are two people I certainly would prefer to disappear to an island where they can’t be seen or heard ever again, and Ann Coulter is one of them.  You can use your imagination about the second person…..won’t be difficult to figure out…..and Thank God, he will be out of sight pretty soon.

I always wonder how people like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity can sleep at night as their hateful diatribes can have real life consequences if one of their adoring fans commits violent acts after being inspired by these ‘Merchants of Hate.’  Success in life is not always measured by how much money you make, but what kind of person you are, and what contribution you make touching other people’s lives in a positive way.  And I have a good feeling that these people won’t be looked upon kindly…..

Until then, keep up the controversy and hate, it sells well with the loony right-wing fringe!

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