Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Simple Advice to Weiner; Conan's Honesty; Stop With The "We Must Take Our Country Back" Nonsense Already; The New Egypt? Could Big Media Look Any Dumber?

The Onion reported on a real sad story this week. The headline, "Grizzly Bear Sprained Paw While Mauling Hunter,"  tells it all. It appears--according to most reports--the poor bear slipped on some bloody flesh as he was tearing a piece off to eat. They think it might have been the hunter's left thigh.  I swear--tears come to my eyes when I read stories like this. And it really ticks me off when people place all the blame on the bear too.

  • I have some advice for Anthony Weiner. All he has to do is change the pronunciation of his name. Instead of "Weiner," he should pronounce it the way Germans do, "Veiner." And let's face it.  If Weiner's last name was Smith or Johnson (oops! I'll take that one back) or Thompson, this story would not have the legs it has today. All he has to do is to get in front of a mic, and announce that his name is now "Veiner" and not "Weiner." That would be the end of it. In fact, calls for his resignation would stop immediately. Why would anyone want "Veiner" to resign? Veiner didn't sextext; Weiner did. That's my advice. He can take it or leave it.
  • Anyone wondering why Weiner is being attacked even by his own party when Bill Clinton got a pass and continues to get a pass? And Bubba's actions were not virtual. They were real and hands-on. Perhaps if Weiner used a cigar as a prop instead of his own weener, people would not be as upset as they appear to be.
  • But for those folks who think Weiner's career is over, I have several names for you to consider: As mentioned above, Bill Clinton (now considered a statesman); the late Ted Kennedy (a long career as senator even after the Chappaquiddick incident), Elliot Sptizer (now on CNN), Nixon (even after he said they won't have him to kick around anymore, and he eventually became president) and some others. So hang in their Veiner (no pun intended).
  • And if you have not had enough of Weiner, the NY Post reports today you can actually purchase a Weiner doll. In their piece, "Play With Your Own Li'l Weiner," (and many wonder why I love the NY Post. The best headlines of any paper on the planet), they report it will only set you back about $40 bucks, and is anatomically accurate. Or, as the Post reports, "Doll's Fully Equipped."
  • "I must point out that behind me sits a highly admired president of the U.S. and a decorated war hero while, I, a cable television show host, has been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom. I pray I never witness a more damning example of what is wrong with America today."--Conan O'Brien delivering the commencement speech at Dartmouth with Pres. George H.W. Bush seated behind him.
  • President Obama proposed several ways to jump-start the pathetic job market. His plan includes more training of workers for manufacturing; eliminating bureaucracy; streamlining the visa process to help boost the tourism industry and employ about 2 million out-of-work construction workers to help build more energy efficient commercial buildings. Moody's economist, Mark Zandi, said cutting corporate taxes "might be more important." I agree(USA Today).
  • I watched a little of the debate last night. Newt debates well, but it looks like it's over for him. Go home.  Tim Pawlenty looked out of place. Michele Bachmann, I thought, did relatively well from what I observed. Some commentators said she stole the show (but I'm uncomfortable with her continued call for, "Let's Take Our Country Back." Both parties do it when the other is out of power. That phrase makes absolutely no sense to me at all. And I wish these politicians would stop using it. Take our country back from what exactly? From the Democrats? From Pres. Obama?  Their policies suck in my opinion, but they haven't taken the country anywhere {that actually might be the problem}. So stop with this taking the country back crap.  If you don't like what's going on right now, just ensure this crowd in the White House is not in power after 2012. That would be enough). Romney, according to most observers, was the clear winner.
  • H.L. Mencken once wrote, "Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots (more Mr. Mencken--me); and three thirds, more or less, poltroons." (By the way, I had to look up the word  "poltroon." I never heard it before. It means "a wretched coward." Sounds to me like that fits).
  • Politico is reporting that Pres. Obama played to half-empty seats when he did his Miami fundraiser. Not a good sign.
  • How pathetic was the media trying to find dirt in Palin's released e-mails? The New York Times, The Washington Post and the LA Times actually recruited readers to wade through the pages of e-mail online. And what did they find? Nada. As one columnist wrote, "Could Big Media Look Any Dumber?"
  • So how's the new Egypt doing since the fall of Mubarek? As soon as he was taken out and the military took over, I said then--military dictatorships are not good. Well, 7000 civilians have been sentenced to prison by military courts (McClatchy News).

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