News in review 2/27

Week in review of some of the best “news” stories the news could come up with. Some weeks require a summary of the news nuances, in no specific order.

There was llama-gate, a pair of llamas evading capture in Arizona as a panicked public looked on in fear for….llamas and everything else. No word on the amount of chopper fuel expended to track their antics. They have been safely captured, cowboys win 2-0.

Friday, the Team Xtreme race team announced its Sprint Cup car was stolen from an Atlanta hotel lot, in an unmarked trailer. It has since been recovered but caused Travis Kvapil to withdraw from Sunday’s race. He was very good about the incident and thought it was a joke at first.

The world seemed to go Lady-Gaga crazy for a dress that no one could agree on the color of. Call it coincidental marketing genius for the designer; it had everyone weighing in with their opinion on the color. No word from Bill Clinton on what constitutes a blue dress. But someone from the WH press did ask Josh Earnest if Obama had an opinion on it?

Think of what else is going on while we are covering llamas live and trying to determine the true color of a dress?

Congress invents its own version of the movie “Groundhog Day” by at the last minute passing a one week extension on Homeland Security funding. Guaranteed to keep you glued to your seats for next Friday’s sequel.

Then Sec of Denial, John Kerry weighed in on the state of world-wide threats:

Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally, less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century.

Crazy Clapper testifies:

“When the final counting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such a data has been compiled. About half of all attacks as well fatalities in 2014 occurred in just three countries: Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

Something like a switch of rolls for Clapper.

America: he loves me — he loves me not!
But the human interest story of the week was probably a 12 year-old boy in Georgia who defended Rudy Giuliani’s comments on whether Obama loves America.

Not to be outdone in inflammatory rhetoric, Louis Farrakhan rose to the challenge with this comment.

“Giuliani says Obama does not love America. And instead of apologizing, they say he doubled down, he tripled down, he said, ‘I’m not taking this back. He didn’t grow up like we grew up.’”

“How did you grow up, Giuliani? A privileged cracker? [applause] Or I should say, a privileged devil?!”

Which prompted conservatives to demand that each Democrat, one by one, be asked if they agree or not with Farrakhan’s remarks? Inquiring minds need to know.

David Axelrod also gave an interview (last week) in which he said:

“I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that has been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal.”

Apparently the litmus test for whether something is a major scandal is now whether it has a dramatic effect on Obama’s “image” or approval polls. Not a major scandal? That is some of what passed for news. It’s a wrap.

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    Bob: “Hey Jim, did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?
    Jim: “You mean the Mexican gun running?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean SEAL Team 6?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Obama saying the avg family would save $2,500 on their premiums?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Forcing businesses to violate their religious beliefs by paying for drugs that abort the unborn?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Violating the rights and sanctity of our Churches?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Spending $634 million on a website that doesn’t work?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Obama calling for an increase in our debt when he lambasted Bush for the very same thing?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Obama having NSA spy on 124 Billion Phone Calls in One Month?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Saddling our kids with $17 trillion in debt of which they can
    never get out of and will not have as good a life as we have?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Bailing out Detroit after decades of corrupt Democratic management?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean voter fraud?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Intentionally trying to hurt Americans during the sequester?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Blocking veterans who secured our freedoms from their monuments but giving the green light for Illegal’s to use Monument Mall?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Denying school kids the ability to tour the White House but still spending lavishly on his parties?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean Obama saying we can keep our insurance and doctors if we wanted to?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The NSA monitoring foreign diplomats?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean the use of drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?”
    Bob: “No the other one.
    Jim: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The DOJ spying on the press?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean Obama spending $3.7 Trillion on Welfare Over Last 5 Years”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Millions of Americans losing their health care coverage?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Forcing Americans to include coverage in their insurance policies of items they do not want?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Denying Arizona the right to protect its borders?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Providing weapons to Syrian rebels many of whom apparently are Al Qaeda”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The president’s repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The president’s unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate’s advise-and-consent role?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “The President using nearly $1 trillion dollars of stimulus money to fund his cronies?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “You mean Fast & Furious?”
    Bob: “No, the other one.”
    Jim: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters who don’t pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?”
    Bob: “THAT’S THE ONE!”

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