Thursday, November 16, 2006

News And Views

Pelosi first woman speaker.....We had a leadership election in congress. Pelosi as expected won the Speakers seat and Steny Hoyer of Maryland won the Majority leaders spot. The “liberal” media portrayed a battle between Hoyer and Jack Murtha as unrest and controversy within the party. Of course Trent Lotts' one vote win for minority whip in the senate was portrayed in no such way. Proof the media isn't nearly as liberal as the wingnuts would try to portray it. Jim Clyburn was elected majority whip in the house. The highest position attained by a black on the hill so far. Murtha is tainted with some ethical dilemmas and Steny Hoyer is K Streets bitch. I wish they would have picked someone else. Here's the list of Senate chairs for the new session. New Mexico's Jeff Bingaman is the chair of the all important energy committee. Push those alternatives Jeff!

Bill O Riley is so stupid that he doesn't even know who he works for. He said on his program that Fox that is broadcasting the OJ program has nothing to do with Fox News. Yeah, like Sams Club and Walmart huh. Why do people think this guy has any idea what he is talking about?

Up to 2200 more troops are headed to Iraq. Word is the president wants to send in up to 20 thousand for “one final push”. I have in the past said sending in more troops would be preferable to stay the course. I still feel that way but 20 thousand is a drop in the bucket as far as what is needed. It is too little and waaaay to late. Another part of the proposed plan is a regional summit. This idea is right on the money. Something I have been proposing for well over a year now.

Glenn “I'm a faithful American” Beck displays the wingnut mentality. On his low rated TV disaster he asked the first Moslem American to serve in congress to prove he wasn't working with the enemy. He says he likes Moslems but seems to think they are all suspicious. If I was Mr. Ellison I would have asked Glenn if he had been making any fertilizer bombs and eyeing any midwestern cities lately. Or if he had shown up at any military funerals to taunt the morners.

Clear Channel sells. This is outstanding news. I think I am happier about this than the election. They are planning to sell 400 some of their 1500+ stations. Ones in smaller markets. This is good news for diversity of media in America, good news for people that would like to have a small or medium business in radio and great news for those that want to work in radio. More opportunity, more diversity. Let's hope a few more radio companies will make the same decision.

Wingnut website says 2 million in ransom was paid to get Fox News captives released. Money used by terrorists to buy weapons. Wingnut news network denys it.

Want less clutter and fewer ads? Choose radio over TV. Plus, broadcast radio is free to the listener and Tv is largely cable. Pay for the cable and still get the ads. Now I actually think advertising performs a valuable service. It lets us know what is avaliable and gives us a better idea of the choices. To many however gets pretty irritating.

China ignores the environment, kills its citizens. They need more “tree huggers”.


Blogger The Game said...

just coming over to say hi, hope you had a good week and that your new job is going well...I would like to hear about it soon.

9:08 AM, November 19, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Ron, this may be a little too late, but then again, maybe not:


[T]hese two waves are more accurately viewed as part of the same continuous seismic disturbance: the growing frustration of voters with the Washington crowd of both parties, who seem stuck in the same ideological debate they were having in 1975, while the rest of the country struggles mightily with the emerging economic and international threats of 2006. After the midterms, that tidal resentment has now washed away both of our old governing philosophies: the expansive and often misguided liberalism that dominated American politics up through the 1970s, as well as the impractical, mean-spirited brand of conservatism that rose up in reaction to it.

It may be, then, that we have just witnessed the last big election of the 20th century; the question now is what kind of different, more relevant ideologies might rise from the ruins. Or, as Simon Rosenberg, the Democratic strategist, recently put it in making much the same argument, “Like two heavyweight boxers stumbling into the 15th round of a championship fight, the two great ideologies of the 20th century stumble, exhausted, tattered and weakened, into a very dynamic and challenging 21st century.” The era of baby-boomer politics — with its culture wars, its racial subtext, its archaic divisions between hawks and doves and between big government and no government at all — is coming to a merciful close. Our elections may become increasingly generational rather than ideological — and not a moment too soon.

I have to say that I agree with every word of this.

12:35 AM, November 20, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Hi Game, thanks for stopping by. Job is ok, like every job good and bad parts. I am doing country music instead of talk so no liberal blather,:-) although I do get in a few good jokes now and then. Hpefully not too far down the road I will be doing a podcast now and then so you can here what it all sounds like. I'm sad the Nascar season is over but that means I get to choose a new team next year. I'll get you in on the pool I get into if you are interested. No money, just for fun.

6:16 PM, November 20, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Dedanna, not sure which article you were refering to.

6:17 PM, November 20, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Ron, it's not the article on the whole I'm agreeing with, it's the statements made in it that are italicized above. I can't find the link to the article there now; I think they've moved it.

11:48 AM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

I may be able to retrieve it from history on my other computer. Give me a bit.

11:49 AM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Oh, and Ron, even though I can agree with what you said re: Clear Channel, I'm not too excited about the sale.

More corporate b.s. is what I'm seeing, where the corporates get richer, and d.j.s get poorer...

12:21 PM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Found it in their archives, Ron.

NYT: Nutroots could wreck Dems’ ability to govern effectively

1:12 PM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

One more, then I'm done here. If you do go to that Hotair link above, be sure to check out the comments. Some are totally stupid, but I do see also that there are some that will give you some serious and sobering thoughts. They did me.

1:20 PM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Religious fundamentalists just don't like the fact that they can't use the schools anymore to force their views on others. That's what the talk about "God" in the classroom, prayer, etc. is Really all about. It always comes down to Authority with them. I and others can remember when this was Typical in schools espeically in Certain Areas. This. If you scroll down you might get the audio. Notice how the teacher Lied about it and attacked Unnamed "professors", "radicals" and "indoctrination". Tape is hard to hear at beginning and end. And, No, he was Not Entrapped.

Larry in New Mexico

5:56 PM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Larry in New Mexico

9:43 PM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Larry in New Mexico

12:55 PM, November 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Most Dangerous Enemy of Humanity is Here

Larry in New Mexico

6:10 PM, November 22, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you have a nice one!

Ron, please email your phone # & address so I can get you updated. Thanks much.

7:01 PM, November 22, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Chertoff can go screw himself.

7:02 PM, November 22, 2006  

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