Friday, July 31, 2009

Barack Obama is a lucky bastard today

His team, the White Sox, have acquired one of the best pitchers in the National League.

Jake Peavy(notes), disabled since mid-June and already once having rejected a trade to the Chicago White Sox, was traded in the moments before the trading deadline to the White Sox for four players.

In return for the 2007 Cy Young Award winner the Padres received four pitchers – lefties Clayton Richard and Aaron Poreda and righties Dexter Carter and Adam Russell.

The Sox are just 2 1/2 our of the AL Central Race. With Peavy, They've got more than a damn good shot of taking out Detroit for the top spot.

A big old fuck you to VP Sandy Alderson and Owner John Moores. These two assholes let this team burn when they kicked Bruce Bochy to the curb in 2006....after they won the NL West for a second straight year.

I hope you're happy, fuckers.....cause you two (if there's any justice left in this world) pricks should be run outta SD on a fucking rail.

Look Out Jon...Now You've Gone And Pissed Off Rush.

Jon Stewart has now earned the wrath of Rush Limbaugh for getting Bill Kristol to admit on The Daily Show that government run healthcare works. Limbaugh said that Stewart is a sell out for using the military as healthcare example, because liberals like Stewart hate the military. Ugh, so now Rush is going after Jon Stewart.

Limbaugh first didn’t know what The Daily Show was, and then called it that comedy show that young people think is real news. Limbaugh said, “The thing that gets me about this, I know Jon Stewart is a state run lib Democrat, and if he is having to resort to pointing to the military as something that works to sell a program, that‘s a huge sellout, because these people hate the military.”

In Rush’s mind, Jon Stewart is a liberal Democrat, which I am sure is a relief to Bill Clinton after the years of nightly beatings he took from Stewart during the last couple of years of his term. Secondly, Comedy Central is state run media, really? I didn’t realize South Park was a government run media project. Rush implies that Stewart is some sort of agent of left who is selling Obama’s policies to the young.

Stewart isn’t selling anyone’s programs. He can be very critical of both political parties, which is why his show is so successful. It isn’t a liberal or a conservative program. It is a half an hour of current events comedy. Limbaugh would be wise to pay attention to Stewart, because it is his audience that supported Obama in such large numbers in 2008.

Unlike Limbaugh’s old, angry, white man listenership, Stewart’s viewers will be shaping elections for years to come, so dismissing his program as a comedy show that young people think is real news is dumb thing to do. Stewart isn’t a sellout for pointing out the holes in the Republican healthcare argument. A sellout is someone like Rush Limbaugh who goes on the air everyday and acts as a propagandist for the Republican Party. Limbaugh is the very definition of a sellout.

Oh Yay! My Congressman Is A Birther.

Ultracrazy Orly Taitz has a blog that has been up since April. She is of course of the nutcase birthers and she defends soldiers who enlist and then decide...uh they really are chickenshits after all. On her blog she is showing all of the members of Congress who are her friends on facebook. That Crazy ass Michelle Bachman is one of them is no surprise. That my Congressman Lee Terry is also one of them is. Don't get me wrong as I said on Ms. Taitz blog (and somehow I don't think she'll put up my post) I knew he was fucking worthless, I just didn't know he was fucking nuts.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday Open Thread

I figured out that the biggest mistake the climate change folks made in making their argument is letting their argument get labeled "Global warming". While this is of course technically a true label for the problem it has allowed the truly moronic among us to deny it's existence. The problem is people don't believe the universe exists outside of their little corner of it. Especially conservatives who think we should all speak English because Jesus did himself. So Nebraska has had the coolest July anybody can remember. It's 75 degrees today and that has been give or take 5-8 degrees about where it has been all month. The month ends tomorrow and for the month we will have had 1 day over 90... Unheard of.

The flip side of this is the Pacific Northwest where it's been 600 degrees and the poor people who live their are dying. So take Omaha and Portland. It's 75 in one and 106 in the other and while neither temperature is a unheard of for those two cities the thing is the 75 should be Portland and the 106 Omaha. Climate change is real folks.

Anyway Open thread Thursday:)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Why do Morons Watch Glenn Beck?

Glenn Beck certainly has a different way about him. However, his ability to break complex political issues down for anybody to understand is his forte. He doesn't just sit there and talk about the issues he disects them so anybody can understand it. He also throws some humor in with it which makes some of the things going on in the political world in this country easier to swallow. Some people don't like him some people do and that is the way it will be with him, O'Reiley, Hannity, Matthews, Olberman, etc. Nobody is ever going to be liked by everybody. My reason for liking him is because he is quite opinionated but presents his position on different topics in a rather amusing and enjoyable nature.
If you all watch the political news networks for 100% factual information and get mad when you don't get it then to me that is no way to live because you will be mad all the time. I do not watch Beck for 100% factual info. I watch because he is amusing and enjoyable to watch and to get his opinion on various topics. I watch the news for entertainment of debate and points of view. 100% factual info on practically any political issue is hard to find in the first place and especially on the news.
We apparently will never agree on Beck, for the most part. However I agree with Beck and others who believe that America is changing right before our eyes. It has been changing by parties on both sides. It is not soley on democrats and it is not soley on republicans. It is both parties that are chaning our country. For some the change that is happening may be a welcomed one, but to others it is certainly not welcomed. They have the country seperated. We fight with each other rather then speak up to those who need to be spoken too. While we fight with each other they continue to do as they please, but when we fight together they begin to do as we please. Their careers are #1 to them not our needs.

I cannot respond for the so-called right-wing nuts but for me it isn't about whether or not the state government can do better than the federal government it is about the constitution. Apparently that piece of paper is being viewed by many as a living organism that, like many of us, changes as time passes.
Pegleg Peggy you believe fox to be the MOST responsible for such things happening, but that statement implies that you believe the other outlets are responsible as well, just not AS responsible, in your opinion. I agree with the fact that many are to blame for the change. I do not put more blame on any one network over another. But I aslo put blame on us as Americans for continuing to let it happen day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.

before I go I will end by saying: BOTH SIDES have been involved in scandals, photo-shopping images of those critical of them, calling names, etc.
Focusing on the group on one side while letting the other side sneak through the cracks is what they want. The right watches the left, the left watches the right, but very few watch both sides evenly. It plays right into the hands of those in power and they know it. They get us so entrenched in what the other side is doing and by doing so they are free to do as they please. We are running in circles while they sit back and watch.

Playing It Fair

Just In case anybody was offended by my use of the word "whore" describing Sarah Palin

This is Earl Benjamin Nelson Democrat from Nebraska...also very much a WHORE.

Now That They Are Still My NFL Team

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

He's Staying Retired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fuck Yes!

The View From My Ass


Now this is her Avatar...

Now I don't mean to be rude...ok yes I do, I am no prize in the looks category but I make no claims of looking good either. This woman, I think she's a woman, swears she is looking good and yet her avatar is a man in a bad wig. I swear I don't go looking to insult people but sometimes I just can't help it. On her? his? Twitter page Cubachi wrote...

"@talkradiohost Real men support conservative women! Wear it as a badge of honor. Lol!" I couldn't let that one pass. I responded "@Cubachi If you say so since I am almost certain judging by your avatar that you are a real man."

The Palinistas are real joy. Since the person they most admire has an IQ of roughly 4 that means that all of their IQ's are in fact lower than 4. And reading their tweets of which I will have more for you come
Wednesday or Thursday can be at times both high comedy and very alarming. One can only take great comfort in the fact that the Cubachi's of the world usually do not vote.

Speaking Of Dipshits and Palinistas Ranger Bob is back on off topic of Newshounds. ( This guy is probably a good guy but he goes by Ranger Bob and he his features are sufficient for our purposes )

This time going by the oh so masculine name of "Jolly Roger" which I guess is better than my choice for him which was "Fruity Pebbles"

for a fairly comprehensive list of just how big of a douche-bag the Ranger is and a look at hid 10,000 other alias' I would recommend clicking this linky here and you can judge for yourself.

Amongst his best lies...

Dad was a doctor for the New York Yankees.
Lived next door to Dennis Johnson
Graduated from Cal, UCLA, Cornell
Had sex with Linda Ronstadt
Served in the Vietnam war at age 2

Well you get the point.

Fuck Brett Favre. What does that have to do with the rest of this rant? Nothing. But fuck him. Fuck him high, fuck him hard, fuck him so much he never dare show his face again. Just fuck him and get him the fuck out of here.

speaking of fucking nuts... I am a birther. I demand to see this woman's birth certificate...

To see if she was in fact born on the planet Earth.

Memo to Ex-Whiny ass governor and all around idiot Sarah Palin your hoodie

Didn't have a fucking thing to do with politics. If you would have looked closer you rotten side of moldy cheese, you would have saw that it was in fact a New England Patriots hoodie you stupid bag of hot gas. I am so glad she is no longer in politics at least for the moment. I can finally call the Whore of Wasilla what she really is... Of course I called her the Whore of Wasilla when she ran for Vice President. If the name fits and all of that. I know some of you get squeamish at the term whore but this woman is a whore and you need not even have to bother to touch or discuss her private sex life she is a whore in oh so many ways.

But alas I think her hundreds of fans should take her advice and stop making things up. Things like The President was born in Kenya and hasn't shown his Birth Certificate, They kill people in Canada in stead of curing them, the few that do get cured come to America., that Canadians hate their health care, That Conservatives respect the constitution and that most of all that Sarah Palin is a good and effective leader who never quits on her fans. As cancon1 told me on twitter Sarah Palin will be the president of the United States in 2012. Oh and he loves Stephen Harper because he is a good conservative man. Now Cancon 1 made me feel better about my Country. It made me feel good to know that Canada also had some losers it wasn't just the United States, but you talk about making things up?


Count Istvan


Monday, July 27, 2009

Nebraska Media Day

Bo Pelini

Roy Helu Jr.

Ndamukong Suh

Eddie Burke Would Rather Be Stupid Than Ugly...Sadly's He's Both

It's good Ole Eddie Burke again

@sklopfer Never said I was smart.. see you got me all wrong.. ur just ugly. I would rather be who I am than ugly like you.

all you libs n socialist tryn 2protect ur ugly women. Im handsum guy,there r many women will tell you that rgt here on twitter

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Unfucking Believable It Happened Again

Former two-division world champion Vernon Forrest was shot and killed Saturday night during an attempted carjacking, promoter Gary Shaw said.

"It's 100 percent confirmed. He's dead," said Shaw, who had two stints as Forrest's promoter. "I will say this about him -- he was a decent human being. His work with kids, I think people knew how much he cared for kids, underprivileged and mentally challenged people. He was a real decent human being outside the ropes."

WSB Radio in Atlanta first reported the shooting, citing a police spokesman. Forrest, who was 38, lived in Atlanta and was an Augusta, Ga., native. He was shot seven or eight times as he chased at least two men who had tried to steal his Jaguar as he put air in his tires at an Atlanta gas station, Lt. Keith Meadows said, according to the radio station.

But Forrest had a gun and confronted the men, police said.

The victim and suspect became involved in a brief foot chase," Meadows said. "At some point, gunfire was exchanged between the two of them. The victim was shot at least once in the head."

Forrest was fatally wounded by two semi-automatic weapons, according to police.

The Divine Mark Morford

His latest column for the Chron takes on the Bible-thumpers in a way that should be de rigeur reading for the Jeremiah stratum of the blogosphere. A sample below: more at the complete link above. Enjoy!
This just in: it is hugely unlikely God cares much about your sex life


What God really loves is meddling and poking and maybe forgiving, and also psychoanalyzing and scrutinizing and prying, gossiping and complaining and moderating, sighing and punishing and condemning, all while He shakes His big, shaggy head in your general direction at your various petty sins and misbehaviors every single day regarding pretty much every single thought you have.

Did you know this about God? Of course you did.

After all, if much of organized religion and nearly every conservative/fundamentalist adherent thereof are to be believed -- and they most definitely are not -- God is essentially the most obsessed, niggling micromanager of all time. He is all about being hugely, nay downright obscenely interested in the trivial minutiae of modern life, from the food eaten on a particular day to the touchdown made during the Big Game to the brand of TV you watch it on, right on over to what book you're reading and where you live and if you have the right guns and foreign policy and facial hair, and of course whether or not you judge gay people and demean women and nonbelievers in just the right way.


I find I am in a constant swoon of giddy amazement at this universal phenomenon, the fabulous, hubris-loaded idea that God is not actually an unfathomable river of cosmic energy to be supped from like liquid light, while you still take complete responsibility for your own life and choices. Nor is God simply the idea of universal love and compassion, coursing through all things at all times everywhere. How silly to think.

No, God is, apparently, actually far more like some sort of heavyset, hectoring grandmother who reads your email and pokes through your underwear drawer and hates your girlfriend and is, for the most part, very, very disappointed in you. Great!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Eddie Burke Conservative Dipshit

don't know if any of you have ever heard this wanna be Rush who pollutes Anchorage's airways but After a short twitter conversation I discovered he's got that lying thing down. This conversation includes Jesus General.

@talkradiohost Semper Fi my ass. You didn't serve.@JC_Christian Ur full of shit buddy. I did too serve. US. Navy USS. Ranger USS. Constellation Indian Ocean Dad was a Marine Gunny!@talkradiohost is a veteran. He taped every episode of Gomer Pyle.@CountIstvan Pretty sad when you make fun of disabled Vets. We gave you the freedom to be here on Twitter to run ur socialist mouth

Want to see Disabled War Veteran Eddie Burke?

EDIT He's 30% Disabled.

talkradiohost @CountIstvan u can lie all you want u socialist puke. im 30% disabled I have documents to prove and id card in wallet. 2 minutes ago from web

@CountIstvan At least I served our Country so u can say what ur saying.cons will rise up w/ shock and awe. advise lib 2 stay hm4safety

Manuel Had His Eyes Opened By A Heroin Addict

Geez, Ellen; liberal much?
Your site should not come up under 'news results' in Google. But then, I guess you define the typical non-objective reporting that is paralyzing this country.
You are wrong on virtually everyone of your assessments and judgment calls. I watched the interview and it really opened my eyes. I was believing all that the media fed me in regard to health care, but when he said we have the best medical care in the world, it was a wake up call for me. I've been doing nearly non-stop research since the interview, and I need to tell you, this Rush Limbaugh makes absolute sense. (Please allow your sleeping objectivity to allow this posting - doing otherwise only helps to stifle the national dialog. Unless that's your intent, in which case delete away)

Shout Out To The Maine Coon Cat Lovers

This is not my Cat DJ but he could easily be. He looks just like this. They are the greatest cats in the world. They Don't get very mad they are lovers and they are damn smart.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Glenn beck is One Fucking Great Christian

Not to give too much away cause Beck is a leading candidate for Next weeks Tweeting With The Cons but here is a gem from The Crying Sage's Twitter Page.

Many pointing out: THE FOUNDERS BELIEVED IN GOD AND GUNS.Going to read now.I give the lesson at church tomorrow.Always learn more than teach

Any guesses on what is lesson is?

About The Poll Question

The reason why I ask is I absolutely do not believe that such a thing as a Psychic exists. I believe that we are creatures of habit. We can be studied and reasonable conclusions can be reached by those studies. For example I can tell you that there will be more war in the future but this statement just means I know enough to know that man loves war it doesn't mean I psychically forecast the next war. When Oklahoma plays Idaho State this year in football knowing what I know about both teams leads me to forecast that Oklahoma will win the game by a huge margin. If it happens as it should that Oklahoma beats Idaho State badly I won't be psychic I'll just have known that Oklahoma is a much better football team than Idaho State.

And that example is the prime reason I think Psychic phenomenon is a joke. Can you imagine the money to be made if Sylvia Brown was legit? I mean other than bilking the truly stupid. I would be In Vegas 24/7 using my psychic powers to their full advantage. I'd know what other cards the dealer or the other players around the table would have so I could win a fortune. I would know what number was coming up on the wheel at roulette. I would be betting on winners in every sport imaginable. Hey It's not like the gift comes and goes right? You have it or you don't. And until you prove to me otherwise I say you don't.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oh, for God's sake!

Listen up, righties: I know this may be difficult for you to grasp, but please stay with me, for this is important (yes, it's more important than listening to the latest Toby Keith album you've been playing nonstop in the CD player whilst lazily lapping up the new talking points Sean wants you to repeat like a song that's permanently on repeat) and it'll only take a few minutes to read.

See, this week, the 'birthers' have somehow found their way back into the national news cycle, beginning with a recorded conservative town hall meeting of a woman who demanded from Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, just why didn't he, and the rest of the Republicans, didn't bring up that allegedly, the 44th President of the United States is not a natural born citizen and that he has not released his birth certificate.

Later on in the week, Chris Matthews had on his show, Rep. Bill Posey (R-Florida) who, months earlier, actually introduced legislation on the House floor, titled H.R. 1503, stating that from now on, future presidential candidates must provide a copy of their original birth certificate. Sound familiar? This whole charade would make MAD Magazine's 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things list at the end of the year, if it weren't for the fact that since the bill's introduction into the House, since then, 6 House members have co-sponsored the damn bill, and one Senate member saying he would vote for it, should it come to the Senate floor!

Allow me to veer of course for a bit and address the bill in question. If there was a nastier, more partisan-fueled, and thinly veiled racist bill that was introduced on the House floor and gained a faint heartbeat of traction with certain members of a political party in the last 10 years, then I sure as hell haven't seen, nor heard of it. I know some of you miss the days where the Jim Crow laws were as American as baseball, mom's homemade apple pie, and Ed Sullivan, until them 'radical Negores' (MLK, Malcolm X, Thurgood Marshall etc.) and 'white traitors' (JFK, Lyndon Johnson) fucked it all up for ya'll, but those days are over, and you're just going to have to accept that your granddaughter is probably banging a black man (and enjoying every minute of it, I expect).

Back to the 'birthers.'Now, I want you click on the link here and read the following paragraph very carefully and very slowly. Read it a few times if you have to.

Barack Obama was born at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States,[6] to Stanley Ann Dunham,[7] an American of mainly English descent from Wichita, Kansas,[8][9][10] and Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya. Obama's parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship.[11][12] The couple married on February 2, 1961,[13] and Barack was born later that year. His parents separated when he was two years old and they divorced in 1964.[12] Obama's father returned to Kenya and saw his son only once more before dying in an automobile accident in 1982.[14]

Now, I want you to look at the following photographs, here, here, here, here, and here.

You say that Obama was not born in the United States. That's bullshit. Her mother, An American citizen, gave birth to him in Honolulu, Hawaii, which is part on the Union.
You say that Obama wont release his actual birth certificate. That's bullshit. Fact staffers, have seen and photographed in various angles his original birth certificate.
You say that the birth certificate that the Obama campaign released in June was a fraud. That's bullshit. They even zoomed up on certain pieces of the document to try and shut brain-dead, ignorant white trash like you up who have been saying that the document wasn't either signed, the certificate didn't have a raised seal, and so on!

Its time to face the facts: Barack Hussein Obama is a legal resident of the United States. And after all this, if you still believe that he is not...well, to quote comedian Jeff Foxworthy, "You just might be a redneck."

And a real dumbfuck one at that.

Let's Not Scream Emergency Everytime We Have A Katrina

I bet Rockonrobin voted for that clown.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tweeting With The Cons

Today's Conservative Tweeter.

Is Linda D. Or as she likes to be called Rockonrobin!

Linda's bio states...

"Love my 3G technology: God, Guns and GOP."

Last night Linda sent me a message and our convo started thusly

@CountIstvan that's her appeal. She doesn't fit the pre-designed mold and does things her way. Palin is a breath of fresh air

@rockonrobin So her ignorance is a breath of fresh air? The air must be awfully damn stale where you live.

@rockonrobin BTW maybe if you figure out that Guns and The GOP don't equal God there might be some hope for you. Though I doubt it.

@CountIstvan see, I never said they equal, God gave us the guns and GOP as weapons

@CountIstvan The air here is wonderful and refreshing, just like Sarah cigars either .

After starting a conversation with me she ended up blocking me. As I said on twitter...

Somebody finds me, starts conversation with me, blocks me after said conversation. Thanks Twitter. it's like I am single and dating again.

Anyway Here is some of the best of the best of RockonRobin

What gives anyone the right to put the IRS gun to my head and take my possessions and give them to the indolent and lazy? #tcot

RT @dailyobamajokes: Obama has taught their new dog to beg. Last night he came home with $4.35

RT @msbeeee: I still can't believe that the United States of America is actually facing a socialist takeover...

Has any1 noticed the anger and frustration in BHO's face since he realized we might just not go 4 his health care reform fiasco?

It is pure fear and I don't think he likes losing control but can't help himself

LOL RT @KEWT1: Yes Robin! He gives us the "stink eye" every time we remind him that it's WE THE PEOPLE, not: ME, PREZ, YOU, PLEBEIAN!!!

When Obama stops being Robin Hood, takers will literally steal what they're not getting anymore. We are heading for civil war.We better get our guns now to protect what Obama leaves us, if anythingMy new bumper sticker....Don't blame me, I voted for PalinWho was it that said the "Free Press" is owned by liberals. Saw it on tv last night, maybe @glennbeck

Friend just accused me of being obsessed w/politics. Says there's nothing we can do about Obama. Yes, she's a lefty that doesn't like BHO

RT @dailyobamajokes: 99% of liberals give the rest a bad name

@AKGovSarahPalin just wnt U 2 know we're watching U rise in the polls, almost even w/obama, despite friv. allegations & MSM. Palin Rocks

Wish I could wake up 2morrow & find that the last 7 months w/Obama was ONLY a nightmare & that he really lost the election. Nightmare is

ahead of us, I'm afraid. But I have faith in the Conservative movement taking place. We will prevail!!

The only acceptable left turns are at Nascar on the track.

Getting frustrated w/Obama's teleprompter head swing left....right....left....right. nevr straight ahead, cnt C eye 2 eye & window 2 soul

@AKGovSarahPalin is growing in popularity, faster than any relevant conservative hopeful 4 2012. left just cnt deal w/ it -takes cheap shots

We conservatives are gaining momentum, Obama is losing Waterloo...Oh Waterloo...Where will u meet ur waterloo

No, Obama did not pitch a strike in All-Star Opening...the only thing he is pitching is bad policy. Palin in 2012. She's got the arm 4 it

I just cnt understand y the libs dont C this. Do they think they will B put ahead of Consv's on transplant list. Second thought, they might

I think most Dems are poor misguided souls. Some of my best friends r democrats. I no how that was intentional...lighten up

@SwagDonors That's why we will have a new prez in 2012. Hopefully Palin. You see, she hates biz as usual politics too

@CountIstvan oh, that's good. Attack the funny little old white lady conservative with a typical off color lib joke. Go bite someone's
Editors comment: this from a tweet I made that accused her of having "no chin" like her hero Palin. This of course has nothing to do with her appearance at all but his a boxing term meaning she can't take a punch rhetorically of course. Never mind her picture which assuming that is her shows she isn't old or little or a lady.

am so, and proud of it. Picture is 1 yr old. Comes from living *RIGHT* @CountIstvan

RT @waynek: "Obama: No Pacemaker For You!" Little doubt where Obama is heading on senior citizen health care.

i'm torn between watching O's infommercial promoting HC. My blood pressure is high enough alrdy. We R going 2 get that "talked dn 2" .....

Libs don't even know we are on their side, at least the taxpaying ones

going 2 use evry trick the left has used against us 2 cmpletly defeat their agenda. I'll show U, & others cn join me. #tcot <-I'm listening

RT @Palinspired: Obama is lower than Jimmy Carter and his hope & change leaving us with nothing but peanuts.

New minimum wage goes like this: Non taxpayer to taxpayer....give me all your money

Another post on Mark Noonan

Can be found at Jonathan's Corner. Read and comment, and big thanks in advance.

What the fuck????

Found this picture on the Huffington Post of pop singer Lady GaGa (yes, that's her name) wearing a jacket with an ensemble of Kermit the Frogs stitched on.

In a related story, somewhere Bijork is thinking, "Why didn't I think of wearing that?"

There are many examples of her 'unique' fashion style, including her apprentice on Friday Nights with Jonathan Ross.

UH OH Ben!

RENO, Nev. (AP)—Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger(notes) has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a woman in Nevada.

According to online court records, a defamation lawsuit was filed in Washoe County on Friday. Andrea McNulty is listed as the plaintiff.

Details of the suit were not available late Monday night. Roethlisberger was one of nine defendants listed in the online court docket report.

Roethlisberger’s attorney released a statement to several media outlets Monday night saying the two-time Super Bowl winner was accused of sexual assault in the lawsuit by McNulty. Atlanta-based attorney David Cornwell denied Roethlisberger sexually assaulted McNulty.

“This weekend Andrea McNulty served Ben Roethlisberger with a civil complaint accusing him of sexually assaulting her in July 2008. Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty. The timing of the lawsuit and the absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct. If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated,” Cornwell said.

A phone message and e-mail from the AP to Cornwell were not immediately returned.

Attorney Calvin R. Dunlap, of Reno, filed the suit, according to court documents. A telephone message left for him was not immediately returned.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Jam & Jesus

Custom-made for the Jeremiahs of this world comes this gem of a post from World O' Crap, apparently assigning Jesus the fun job of unjamming the copier and, by the way, we're low on Magenta toner...


Surrender every thought to Jesus when it’s in the good time…Let Jesus talk to you. When He is not forming your thoughts, then it’s time for you to rest. Jesus orchestrates rest stops in the rhythm of thought pattern construction and silence.

Although, judging by that last sentence, he’s on a smoke break at the moment.

We need the silence. We need the quiet. We need to shut down until Jesus plants another thought.

We’re like the ventriloquist dummy in Magic, except with less personality and free will.

I mean being very practical here. Jesus will tell you to make the bed, wash the dishes, vacuum the carpet and empty the garbage. Do whatever He tells you when He tells you.

Great. My cosmic puppeteer has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

. . .

Now here is another recommendation that I hope you will understand so as not to think I am diminishing the Jesus power.

I recommend that you see your family doctor if the jam is too often and too messed up. If it goes on and on, see your doctor.

Ask your doctor if head jam is right for you.

If your doctor is like mine, he’s wise. He will give you medicine to aid you in calming down the thought stress.

Yeah, Jesus? You can keep the jam. I’ll take the Xanax.

But why should you do this when Jesus is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-sufficient? Why not? Jesus creates medicines.

Like those guys who cook up batches up meth in motel rooms in San Bernardino.

They are heaven’s gifts when we need them.

Praise the Lord and Pass the Prozac.

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Definitely worth a full and satisfyingly snarky reading.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Open Thread

Had me a productive day.

Got My Glasses Fixed
Got A Chilly Cheese Steak Sandwich At Lansky's
Bought The 1999 Nebraska Football Season on DVD And Thrilling Cities and Diamond Smugglers Since The Folks At Ian Fleming Enterprises Finally Have Their On Line Shop Working Again. It's Been A Good Day!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Edit From The Count: too sick and weird.

Mark Noonan sinks to a new low

If there's a few unwritten rules in politics, these are the rules that stick out like a sore thumb:

a.) you never attack the wife.

and b.) you never attack the wife!

Mark Noonan has broken those unwritten rules in politics, by attacking Michelle Obama. Yes, he's sunken that low.

And let me state for the record: I hated Bush and his policies, but I always left the wife, Laura Bush, alone. There are lines you don't cross, and the First Lady is one of them.

R.I.P Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite, an iconic CBS News journalist who defined the role of anchorman for a generation of television viewers, died Friday at the age of 92, his family said.

“My father Walter Cronkite died,” his son Chip said just before 8 p.m. Eastern. CBS interrupted prime time programming to show an obituary for the man who defined the network’s news division.

Mr. Cronkite anchored the “CBS Evening News” from 1962 to 1981, at a time when television became the dominant medium of the United States. He figuratively held the hand of the American public during the civil rights movement, the space race, the Vietnam war, and the impeachment of Richard Nixon. During his tenure, network newscasts were expanded to 30 minutes from 15.

“It is impossible to imagine CBS News, journalism or indeed America without Walter Cronkite,” Sean McManus, the president of CBS News, said in a statement. “More than just the best and most trusted anchor in history, he guided America through our crises, tragedies and also our victories and greatest moments.”

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Uncle Pat: Whites were the ones who built America, so we deserve the Supreme Court

Pat Buchanan is the posterboy for ignorant, Southern, racist white men who secretly pine for the Jim Crow days like a heroin junkie craves his next fix. They see people like Sonia Sotamayor and Barack Obama making important strides and breaking barriers that were once thought nearly impossible to bypass, and naturally, guys like Buchanan are freaked that the lever of power they've enjoyed since the birth of our nation is starting to be pried away from their hand. Here's Rachel Maddow exposing Buchanan as the old-school bigot that we all know Uncle Pat is.

And FYI, Pat: it wasn't whites who bled and died to pick YOUR ancestor's cotton fields.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tweeting With The Cons

It's time for a New feature everybody. It's called Tweeting With The Cons. What Conservatives say when they or somebody they know smart enough to do it for them turn on their computers and post their thoughts on Twitter.


Samual Jefferson's twitter page:

can't believe people believe that stuff, so dumb. trust in God, is it really that hard?

the Bible is HISTORY. Read and LEARN it!!!!

@Wisco theory is what they call something that is a guess, duh...are u stupid? The Bible is the TRUTH. "science theories" are just guesses

ronald reagan is spinning in his grave || socialist muslim is presidentGLOBAL WARMING IS BALONEY!!!!!!!@antipov u are a liberal huh? Ronald Reagan was the greatest president ever

@antipov lower taxes on wealthy to 28%, best economy ever,learn your history, REagan rocked@antipov he lowered taxes on rich, encouraged success, tore down walls and believed in the true spirit of america

everyone who voted for obama is embarrassed to admit it now, that says something@GHANASNOW he won't, he isn't even a citizen. he won't get thru another campaign season without having to show that and he isn't able to.

@GreeGreece what the heck are u talking about you wacko??? you kill brown people? typical liberal racist comment || repubs freed the slaves

going to read a few bible pages and then head to bed. tomorrow is another day, God Bless America.I'm sort of tired but that's what happens after you WORK!!! Want healthcare and money? Try it!! Lazy liberal socialists, this isn't Canada

why does obama osama wear such weird tight jeans? no sack to worry about?I love how mad liberals get when you tell them that they are on their own. Always need someone to take care of them....such big babies.Mancow calls it, "Kenyan, Muslim President" Muller calls Obama a Turd! LOL Liberals thought he was on YOUR side. tired of poor people! Get a JOB!!!!!!!

RT @southernmax No one who receives a gov check should be able to vote accept for military, firemen, and police || amen

  1. @CountIstvan WE support people, fon't rely on govt. to do it for us.
  2. @CountIstvan I thought liberals were supposed to be understanding of addictions....guess that is only for people who think like u huh? LOL
  3. @sirfascist why are u so scared of a true pioneer woman? Palin 2012
  1. @CountIstvan u want rich to pay for ur healthcare and everything else, ET A JOB!!! Pay fot it yourself, or are u too stupid to make money?
  2. @CountIstvan wow, that was a real intellectual response. Loser.
  3. @CountIstvan can't answer I see. Go suck on your govt. pacifier.

  1. @CountIstvan "u can polish a turd but it's still a turd and it's destroying this country" - Mancow
  2. @CountIstvan how does it feel to vote for a Kenyan Muslim?
  3. @CountIstvan what are u talking about? the rich are taxed higher to pay for poor losers like u to get by. Sink or swim SOCIALIST!!!

English is not his main language.

You must be quite insane to support someone who supports forced abortions and a totalitarian goverment. Doesn't matter what kind of political colour he has.

He didn't have any respect for individual rights then, and that's a kind of arrogance which doesn't change that easily.

I have the feeling the only reason you support him, because he is Democrat, he is very political correct in his other views and he was appointed by someone with a darker skin colour and ofcourse we all know that you have to a racist to disagree with someone with a dark skin colour.

I make a joke of it, but I fear that the curse of political correctness plays a major role in way people keep supporting John Holdren.

He worked with Harrison Brown, member of the International Eugenetics Society. Why don't ask any questions about that?
Wasn't the big reason why Hitler was called evil, his support for eugenetics? His totalitarian government?
The same views John Holdren had, or maybe has? And even if he had them, he never abolished those views in public, there is no evidence that he came to another insight. Why keep someone with this kind of loathable views in such a high power position?

I really don't get you kind of people.

Sorry, for any grammar /spelling mistakes, English is not my main language.

And Quote You I Shall

NCredit The New Republic

Yet even as the balance begins to shift, the old guard is still yapping in the foreground. Shortly before McCain sat for this interview, Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, gave an interview to Christianity Today in which he complained about “queers” and declared, “I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children.” Unprompted, McCain rails against the man her father’s presidential campaign touted as an American everyman and made a showpiece in the weeks before the election. “Joe the Plumber -- you can quote me -- is a dumbass. He should stick to plumbing.”

Harry Potter and the Oscar, I mean Half-Blood Prince

Die-hard HP fans are steamed that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth of J.K. Rowling's books to be filmed, made many drastic cuts in translation. The fight scene between members of the Order and Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters at the top of the tower at Hogwarts? Poof. The sessions between Dumbledore and Potter diving into select memories to learn about the boy who would become Voldemort? Boiled down to two and a half memories. Let them bitch and moan. This new installment is quite simply, a triumph. The line between family entertainment and brooding fantasy drama is blurred. You're not sure if the young ones, or you, can sit through this delicious, dialogue driven plot and storyline without going to sleep.

Stick with it. The reward is an emotionally satisfying, occasionally hilarious, and hypnotic, haunting drama that earns the Oscar buzz its been receiving. This year, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is ordered by Dumbleore (Michael Gambon) to cozy up to an old colleague, Horace Slughorn (the brilliant Jim Broadbent) in order to coax an important memory of him and young Tom Riddle. The love bug has bitten Ron Weasly (Rupert Grint) and its Lavender Brown (a hilarious Jessie Cave) who makes Won-Won his personal sex slave, much to the jealousy and heartbreak of Hermione (Emma Watson). Kidding about the sex part, though there is innuendo in one scene that's sure to cover a few youngling's eyes from the 'rents. And Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) is given a mission by the Dark Lord that could destroy his soul. Why does he continue to return to some old wardrobe every night, what his actual mission is, and why Severus Snape (Alan Rickman is amazing) continues to watch over Malfoy, i'll never tell.

Yes, I said Oscar buzz earlier on...hell, the title of my post suggests that Mr. Potter could make some serious noise in the awards season. Watch cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel work with a poet's eye for capturing the breaching darkness. Listen to composer Nicholas Hooper's beautiful, and haunting score that's sure to put a chill down your spine. Look at how visual effects supervisors Tim Burke and Tim Alexander blend in eye-poping effects (the scene in the cave with Harry and Dumbledore is frighting and spectacular) to move the story along and not merely use it as a crutch. Listen to Steve Kloves' potent screenplay, who remains faithful to Rowling's vision and brings all of the author's themes - life, love, friendship, heartbreak, and death - onto the screen and does it so seamlessly, that nothing is lost in translation from page to screen. And witness all the actors excell, particularly Broadbent and Rickman who practically steal every scene they're in. Watch all that and then tell me that Half-Blood Prince doesn't deserve a piece of the Oscar pie.

At this point, I can honestly say, with no ego, that no other movie this summer will match the magical spell that director David Yates has cast upon the multiplexes. For the longest time, I've waited for the Potter film to transcend from merely solid adaptations into artistic and soul-reaching films. With the Half-Blood Prince, after six films, the wait is over. If this is any indication of what Yates has up his sleeve, the watching the film's two part-finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film one due out November 2010, and film two July 2011) then by the end, Harry Potter will be seeing gold statuettes by the handfuls for the next two to three years.

**** stars out of ****

R.I.P. Zena Marshall 1926-2009


Actress Zena Marshall, who played the deceitful bad girl Miss Taro in the first James Bond film Dr. No, has died at age 83. Marshall's character was the first prominent villainess in a Bond movie, playing a sexy seductress who tries to set Sean Connery's 007 up for murder. Bond turns the tables - but not before he enjoys an evening in bed with her. Marshall, who was born in Kenya, appeared in many British films and TV series in the 1950s and 1960s, but like many of the Bond actresses, left the profession to concentrate on domestic life. She enjoyed a renaissance of popularity in recent years, appearing at autograph shows and Bond-related events, most of which were organized by the British based web site

No, we're not a Christian Nation, Mark

Mark, just because an important document had words like "Divine Trinity," and "by the grace of God," it doesn't necessarily refer to Christianity, and it sure as hell doesn't mean that the United States is a Christian nation because the vast majority say that they practice your faith!

This is, as it were, the baptismal certificate of the United States of America - the treaty by which Britain, in the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity - acknowledged the independence of our nation…and they did it in the year of our Lord, 1783. Now, our liberal friends like to point to one (1) treaty with some north African barbarians where we say we’re not founded on Christianity - but I think this treaty carries a bit more weight in demonstrating American beliefs. Not just a belief in God, but a belief in the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

So, stick that in your atheist pipe and smoke it, if you like - but we are a Christian nation, and have been from the start.

How far up your ass do you have to be to believe this nonsense?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Harry Potter at midnight

So, I have finished re-reading book six, and I have successfully re-watched every Harry Potter movie. Naturally, i'm going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, being the Potter nerd that I am. And no, i won't be there in costume. I might take pics with people who are though.

Full review shall be up tomorrow.

Uncle Pat: Let Levi Sleep With the Fishes

Oh, Pat Buchanan, you just say the darnedest things!

Well, first, with regard to Levi, I think First Dude up there in Alaska, Todd Palin, ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head underwater until the thrashing stops.

Of course, Joe and Mika laughed about the suggestion that Levi outta be taken care of, Don Corleone style.

Ah, Pat.....what crazy thing will he say next?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Caption This

A Troll That Changes His Name ( kinda) And Defends Himself Is A Lonely Troll

Do you post anything besides flippant remarks? JoeAxe was responding to this misleading article with a pointed rebuttal. Have you actually read Holdren's book? If not I'd advise you to keep your snide remarks to yourself. Disparaging comments such as yours only reveal "liberals" as no different then the political zealots they supposedly despise.

Get ready for our friend EtJ

You so called liberals need to wake up. Bush was bad and so is Obmama. Both sides are controlled by the global elite. Notice how Obama's policies are pretty much the same as Bush's? Holdren actually wrote a book advocating these policies so how are the "right wing" people making this up when it's in his own book? Stop being good Democrats and good Republicans and start being good Americans.


Suicide Bob Checks in

Priscilla (author of the article) you may want to dig a little deeper - this wasn't "frothing at the mouth" by Alex Jones or Mr. Horowitz but in fact what Holdren calls for word for word in a book that he co-authored in 1977. The very fact that he even considers putting anti-fertility drugs into the food/water supply, taking people's children away, having forced abortions, or inducing infertility at puberty and requiring citizens to get approval from the government before they can have children (yes, it's all in his book and there are screenshots to prove it) as a solution to a hypothetical environmental problem is insane to all but the most hardcore eugenicists (Hitler would probably approve of his views wholeheartedly).

Harry Potter and the Best-Reviewed Movie of the Year

With a tomatometer at 98%, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince stands as the best-reviewed film of the year in wide release. Compare that to the first five films, (Sorcerer's Stone was 78%, Chamber of Secrets was 82%, Prisoner of Azkaban was 89%, Goblet of Fire was 88%, and Order of the Phoenix was the lowest, at 77%) this is the highest-rated Potter film of the sex installments.

Add to it, Half-Blood Prince is already generating form the critics Oscar buzz in the form of the film's director of photography Bruno Delbonne (Amelie and A Very Long Engagement) and newcomer to the series, Jim Broadbent (Oscar-winner for Best Supporting Actor in Iris, 2001) playing the role of Hogwarts' new Potions professor, Horace Slughorn, among other categories.

Yeah, i'm a Potter nerd, the same way the Count goes gaga for 007. Bottom line: Can't wait for this new installment, and you can bet your ass i'll be there at midnight.

You Can Actually See Him Hyperventilating As He Types This

ummm, it came right out of the 1977 book that Holdren wrote! not a "radical right wing wource". How can you live like that or sleep at night. No one is making things up except YOU. No one is saying "if it is on some certain site" it must be true. Those sites just happen to be the ones putting up links. (you probably like that Judge who says "links should be banned" google that or am I making that up too?)

Can't you read if for yourself? Can't you look up on amazon and see the book is real, has been sold in the past, written by Holdren?

How can you sit there and try to make this into some left/right thing. That just makes it so obvious who you like and work with. I would rather have the truth than this lef/right garbage. You that call names rather than reseaching need to look at the man in the mirror.

remember, BLOGS like this are NOT NEWS. But when a story on a blog links to ACTUAL DOCUMENTS, BOOKS, it becomes news. This page here, newshounds, still just a blog.

stop your state of denial and research some of it!

Oh my God!

This is disturbing is soooo many ways.

And it only gets worse, folks. Here come the Young Cons, bitches!

Yet another reason why white folks (excluding the Beastie Boys, Mickey Avalon, and Eminem) should not rap.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

God's Taking Out Billboard Space Again.

I don't know about where you live but here in Omaha God has had her, his, whatever, publicity department buy some billboard space. (S)He's been doing this for awhile His/Her latest Billboard located in south Omaha ( hell it might be in Bellevue for that matter) shows God is now in full intimidation mode. That and (S)he is familiar with the sayings of such wise philosophers as Joe Louis. The latest Billboard says "You can run but you can't hide from me" God. It would seem as ET suggested God has a bit of stalking problem.

On the 125 trip down the the Kennedy freeway (highway75) between here and the Golden Eagle Casino in Horton Kansas I saw at least 3 Anti-Abortion signs. One said "Abortion stops a beating heart" fair enough but so does the Electric Chair and we can't use that enough.

It's amazing the difference a relatively short distance can make in the temperature. It was 91 in Horton and 81 here but it felt about 20 degrees warmer in Horton. I didn't have a particularly profitable day at the casino in fact I lost. The Contessa was $16 she spent $40 and cashed out $56) How she can spend 4 hours at a casino and spend $40 is beyond me. I Lost about $100 but for 4 hours in a casino that's not bad. In fact when I cashed out I felt pretty good I did as well I did. It wasn't like the day in Blackhawk, Central City Colorado where I would just walk into a casino drop my pants, bend over and say do your damnedest. Not literally but you get the point. It was a fun afternoon. I like that casino down there better than the big cooperate behemoths in Council Bluffs.

Open Thread. Does God take out billboard space in your town?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pullin' a Palin

Found this on Urban Dictionary.

1. Quitting when the going gets tough; abandoning the responsibility entrusted to you by your neighbors for book advances and to make money on the lecture circuit.

2. Bizarre move that will damn ambitions for higher office.
I bet when people saw Jade they were convinced that David Caruso was pullin' a Palin.

Here's another definition.

To admit that you are quitting your job because your employers would be better off without you.

This is my favorite one.

Responding to direct questions with a barrage of pithy cliches and folksy colloquialisms to avoid admitting that you don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about.

So have at it: What's your definition for "Pullin' a Palin?"

Caption This

Found this at an ignorant fuck for ignorant fucks website. Really I am at a loss for what to say.

What The Hell Is Going On?


AO PAULO (AP)—Former boxing champion Arturo Gatti, whose epic trilogy with Micky Ward branded him one of the most exciting fighters of his generation, was found dead in a hotel room in the posh seaside resort of Porto de Galihnas early Saturday.

Police investigator Edilson Alves told The Associated Press that the body of the former junior welterweight champ was discovered in his room at the tourist resort, where Gatti had arrived on Friday with his Brazilian wife Amanda and 1-year-old son.

Alves said police were investigating and it was unclear how the 37-year-old Canadian died.

“It is still too early to say anything concrete, although it is all very strange,” Alves said. He declined to provide any additional details.

A spokeswoman for the state public safety department said Gatti’s wife and son were unhurt. The woman declined to give a name in keeping with department policy.

“There were no bullet or stab wounds on his body, but police did find blood stains on the floor,” she said.

Unfucking believable. What year this has been.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Putting Cronkite's Quote In Context

Remember Yesterday Sarah Quoted Walter Cronkite? Well here is the part of the interview from Playboy magazine that Sarah quoted:

PLAYBOY: Implicit in the Administration's attempts to force the networks to "balance" the news is a conviction that most newscasters are biased against conservatism. Is there some truth in the view that television newsmen tend to be left of center?
CRONKITE: Well, certainly liberal, and possibly left of center as well. I would have to accept that.

PLAYBOY: What's the distinction between those two terms?
CRONKITE: I think the distinction is both clear and important. I think that being a liberal, in the true sense, is being nondoctrinaire, nondogmatic, noncommitted to a cause—but examining each case on its merits. Being left of center is another thing; it's a political position. I think most newspapermen by definition have to be liberal; if they're not liberal, by my definition of it, then they can hardly be good newspapermen. If they're preordained dogmatists for a cause, then they can't be very good journalists; that is, if they carry it into their journalism.

As far as the leftist thing is concerned, that I think is something that comes from the nature of a journalist's work. Most newsmen have spent some time covering the seamier side of human endeavor; they cover police stations and courts and the infighting in politics. And I think they come to feel very little allegiance to the established order. I think they're inclined to side with humanity rather than with authority and institutions. And this sort of pushes them to the left. But I don't think there are many who are far left. I think a little left of center probably is correct.

PLAYBOY: Some critics believe that this left-of-center tendency produces a kind of conventional wisdom for liberals—a point of view that's common to most newsmen. During last summer's convention coverage, for example, George McGovern was repeatedly characterized as a likable but conniving bumbler and President Nixon as an unlovable but efficient manager running a closed shop. According to Richard Dougherty, Senator McGovern's press secretary during the 1972 campaign, the press never rests until it has found a convenient tag. Then, unconsciously, it edits its coverage to fit this preconception. Is this a legitimate charge?
CRONKITE: God, it worries me more than almost any other single factor. It's a habit that I justify to myself because of the time element. You quickly label a man as a leftist or a conservative or something, because every time you mention him, it's almost impossible to explain precisely where he stands on various issues. But labeling disturbs me at every level of our society. We all have a tendency to do it.

PLAYBOY: Doesn't the fact that the same labels tend to be applied to the same people by all the networks—as well as by the print media—imply that there's a bit too much editorial camp-following in the news business?
CRONKITE: Don't forget that in political campaigns those who cover a candidate are all living and working together in the greatest intimacy. I mean, there's a lot of cross-fertilization, and these reporters become kind of a touchstone for the rest of the press. That's inevitable, I suppose. But the idea that there's some elitist liberal Eastern establishment policy line is absolutely mad.

PLAYBOY: To the extent that there is at least a tendency to group-think, what do you think the effect of it is?
CRONKITE: To the extent that there is an effect. I think it's to be deplored. But I don't know that there's anything you can do about it. We're perhaps all conditioned by similar backgrounds, similar experiences. And you'll find. I think, that if we do, indeed, react in a knee-jerk fashion to news stimuli, so do people in every other business.

PLAYBOY: Isn't that the essence of Vice President Agnew's charge—that newsmen are conditioned by similar backgrounds and experiences?
CRONKITE: Again, he's thinking of the elitist Eastern establishment as our common background and experience. I'm thinking about covering the police station in Louisiana in Howard K. Smith's case or North Carolina in David Brinkley's case. That's the kind of experience I'm talking about—experience of America, experience with the people, experience with the burgeoning and overburdening bureaucracy, experience with those who have a tough shake in life. That's the experience I'm talking about.

PLAYBOY: How do you feel about advocacy journalism—the kind of reporting that puts the sort of experience you mention in the service of a newsman's own personal convictions? Is it possible that there isn't enough of this—rather than too much, as Agnew claims--in the media?
CRONKITE: I think that in seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. In fact, I don't merely think, I insist that we present both sides of a story. It's perfectly all right to have first-person journalism; I'm all for muckraking journalism; I'm all for the sidebar, the eyewitness story, the impression piece. But the basic function of the press has to be the presentation of all the facts on which the story is based. There are no pros and cons as far as the press is concerned. There shouldn't be. There are only the facts. Advocacy is all right in special columns. But how the hell are you going to give people the basis on which to advocate something if you don't present the facts to them? If you go only for advocacy journalism, you're really assuming unto yourself a privilege that was never intended anywhere in the definition of a free press.

I know act shocked Sarah cherry picked a quote and didn't bother to explain the context. That's why she loves twitter she doesn't have to and her brain dead followers just swallow it whole.

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