Sunday, August 31, 2008

Airline Deregulation Act

Jimmy Carter signs the Airline Deregulation Act fo 1978. Seems its a little misguided to blame Ronald Reagan for this Carter Debacle.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ann Coulter Mega Post

Slandering Ann Coulter has been almost important to the press this week as covering Paris Hilton’s release from prison. When Big Mama Edwards shoved herself into the debate by collaboratively staging a phone with Chris Matthews, the drive-by media went into emblematic histrionics. The so-called media covered this political fundraising stunt as if it were actual news. Elizabeth Edwards played the media like Itzhak Perlman plays a Stradivarius.

When the media types are so willing to misrepresent a story as inconsequential as the words of Ann Coulter, it is obvious what do they do when mis-reporting the major issues of the day.

Ann hit back hard in her column on Thursday:

The Edwards campaign is apparently still running low on donations, so this week they went back to their top fundraiser: me.

I doubled the ratings of the lowest-rated cable news show on Tuesday by agreeing to go on for a full hour to promote my new paperback version of "Godless" — a mistake I won't make again. As I was walking to the set, minutes before airtime, it was casually mentioned to me that Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, might call in.

For the first time in recorded history, the show's host did not interrupt a guest, but let Elizabeth Edwards ramble on and on, allowing her to browbeat me for being mean to her husband. (This delicate flower is very sensitive to rough words, having hired the Edwards' campaign staffer who wrote this: "What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit"?)

Say, did any TV host ever surprise Al Franken, Bill Maher or Arianna Huffington with a call by the wife of someone they've made nasty remarks about? How about a call to John Edwards from the wife of a doctor he bankrupted with his junk-science lawsuits?

I think I may have tuned out at some point, so I can only speak to the first 45 minutes of Elizabeth Edwards' harangue, but it mostly consisted of utterly dishonest renditions of things I had said on my "Good Morning America" interview this week and a column I wrote four years ago. (You can't rush Edwards' "rapid response team"!) She claimed I had launched unprovoked attacks on the Edwards' dead son and called for a terrorist attack on her husband.

We can always count on Ann for acerbic, pointed, and accurate commentary on the news of the day. Check out all of these links to find out the deplorable coverage of all the morning news shows.

Check out what Ann really said on Good Morning America.

Read about Kiran Chetry and her guest slandering Ann while totally misrepresenting the situation

NBC is despicable. ABC is an embarrassment. CBS is trying a little too hard

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gerald R. Ford

The New York Sun has a definitive editorial on the death of President Ford. The entire editorial is well worth your time.

On the death of Gerald Ford, it is tempting to remark that his presidency was a transient moment of little historic significance save for the pardon of President Nixon and, conceivably, the signing of the Helsinki Final Act. There was the brief, but doomed, fight to sustain a policy of providing military aid to the free Vietnamese forces the Democrats in Congress were determined, after their gains in 1974, to abandon. And there was the drama of the Mayaguez. But there was also his wan economic policies, captured in the slogan Whip Inflation Now. And a general sense that Ford somehow, in the great showdown with the Soviet Union, just didn't quite comprehend the deep tides and allowed himself to get out maneuvered in debate by Jimmy Carter.

Yet, if one takes the long view, Ford emerges in a different light, if not as a large figure, at least as a part, even a tribune, of a great shift in the Republican Party. This was the move away from the isolationism of the years that preceded World War II. The move began when Wendell Willkie challenged the incumbent Roosevelt to take seriously the threat posed to democracy by the European war. After the war, Senator Vandenberg of Michigan acceded on the foreign relations committee and helped swing the Senate behind the Marshall Plan with the famous principle that America's voice had to "unite at the water's edge." Vandenberg, a Republican from Grand Rapids, inspired Ford, fresh from the Navy and before that Yale Law School, in the run for Congress that began his own long rise.
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Friday, November 24, 2006

Demonic War Scene: "Mr. President, Stop This War!"

From the recent XHS Production of The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Try The New Thespis Journal

We're still in previews, but come and visit The New Thespis Journal.

Liberal Trolls and Stalkers are complaining about and undermining the new site, so we know that we have been very successful.
More people are visiting all the time, and here are some posts that represent our Sunday Best.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Where in the World...

All of our posts are no longer here. Check out our latest posts over here.