3/3/09 1:21 PM

Weekend Links & Open Thread

Weekend cable news links [updated through the weekend]:

Inauguration preview.

Obama's top five.

Pix: New Year in Baghdad.

Obscure financial show renewed.

Today's Maddow moment.

Hamas's CNN strategy?

Joe says no.

Sunday talkers: HuffPo semi-recap.

Q&A: Sean Hannity.

Alan's adieu. Still getting hate mail!

Blitzer boogies with Ellen.

Change at FNC, and the press pool.

Greta: don't pick on Larry!

David Shuster "an embarrassment".

Use our valuable bandwidth to post your comments on any and all cable news topics in this weekend's open thread. Standard rules apply.




Ashley
Just saw 98 people on "Who's Here" meter. Wow!
January 10, 2009, 11:52:05 AM EST – Like – Reply


HaggisFarmer
Just saw 98 people on "Who's Here" meter. Wow!
Ashley | 01.10.09 - 11:57 am |
 
Ashley I told johnny....Release me early and I'll drive up your numbers...looks like Haggis played a blinder once again
January 10, 2009, 3:41:54 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Release me early and I'll drive up your numbers...looks like Haggis played a blinder once again
HaggisFarmer | 01.10.09 - 3:46 pm | #  
 
Not my call. Remember that link I provided of mental institutions in Scotland? Well, why don't you talk to the appropriate warden about getting released early.
January 10, 2009, 3:57:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I spotted this exchange over at you-know-where, and it was so priceless in its irony, that it had to be repeated here:
 
Never been to the $ site, but have the distinct impression that they are a bunch of....well, cucu-butts. And poopy-pants. and call each other childish names (snark) Posted by: david pavlak on Sat 1.10 5:18pm
You should fit in here well Dave!, keep up the good work. Posted by: Anisha PbD
 
Yes indeed. He'll fit there like a glove.
January 10, 2009, 5:35:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


HaggisFarmer
Ashley | 01.10.09 - 4:02 pm |
 
You'd be slightly mad after watching this as a small lad. :lol:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCcD0aqUgCo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oribMuN--Ww&watch_response
January 10, 2009, 5:37:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
david is playing the "sarcasm" card. LOL!
January 10, 2009, 5:42:33 PM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
J$,
 
BTW, did Liz ever do an "Ooops. My bad," or anything resembling a mea culpa?
January 10, 2009, 6:04:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Hmm, lemme check....
 
No.
January 10, 2009, 6:09:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Anyone know why Liz and Anissa from the hounds are using the PbD thing?
January 10, 2009, 7:34:33 PM EST – Like – Reply


ok then
Anyone know why Liz and Anissa from the hounds are using the PbD thing?
Ashley | 01.10.09 - 7:39 pm | #  
 
Here you go:
 
http://forum.newshounds.us/viewtopic.php?t=80
 
Intellectual giants they are not.
January 11, 2009, 10:12:57 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Re: the new press pool. FNC (and any other honest media outlet) needs to install their own version of that belligerent sea hag Helen Thomas.  
 
Obama's press secretary deserves the same treatment in the press pool that the liberal MSM lovingly imbued upon Fleischer (my personal favorite), McClellan, Snow, and Perino.
 
Ashley, I remember back in the day when I used to comment on NHs (this is years ago) I put a PsD at the end of the name I posted under. Hilarity ensued.
January 11, 2009, 2:44:28 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Thank you OK Then.
 
FF - do you think the ladies over at NH would mind if we referred to them as "broads"? from now on?
January 11, 2009, 3:16:18 PM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
Fox Fan | Homepage | 01.11.09 - 2:49 pm  
 
2 wrongs don't make a right
 
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you
 
Mommy, Billy started it!
January 11, 2009, 3:23:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Johnny, I've got to differ in both her contentions.
 
It's her friend, and she know him, but the guy who owns TMZ seems to be the personification of every known attorney joke.  
 
And the TMZ Larry King pic and caption is a hoot!
January 11, 2009, 4:15:23 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Never challenge a newshound minion who is bitching about being "censored" to compare opposing views over there to here.  
 
"Here she comes to save the day!!!!"
 
ellen shows up and guess what? You get banned!
 
Shocker! Not! :lol:
January 11, 2009, 6:03:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Ellen,  
 
Count me out of any debate. I read it is another form of trolling, trying to start one, hooking another person in one. I already chose not to reply to the person you just admonished.  
 
Keep up the good work!  
NotSoFast  
Posted by: NotSoFast on Sun 1.11 5:59pm  
 
Look who the first one is to pat her on te back? Our pal, not so fast! Oh, the irony!
January 11, 2009, 6:06:20 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
It's funny how all of the newshounds echo chamber members suddeny, after I was banned, are telling ellen that they "had decided not to respond to me anymore."
 
That place was alive with debate since I started posting in the ot forum. The hate was oozing from the regular haters, though. Now, nuttin', but, crickeys! :lol:
January 11, 2009, 7:55:14 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Why did they ban you? Were you using vulgar language? Hurling personal insults?
January 11, 2009, 7:59:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
No, to both. I was totally civil. ellen got pissed at me because she warned me to be civil, which I was being and I responded by posting a couple of posts that were directed to me in the very same thread with "f**ktard" and a few other choice words and bam! I was banned.
 
Check this out:
 
No relax.........new name Lizzie PbD, due to security concerns. No big deal, I think she will go back to Liz as soon as she can.  
_________________
Yours Truly,  
Anisha PbD,  
 
Posted by: Anisha PbD on Sun 1.11 7:15pm  
 
There was a problem between her and Johnny 2 cents a few day ago.  
 
I just went to my messages and all the correspondence I had with her that day is gone...!!!!  
 
Posted by: pegleg peggy on Sun 1.11 7:15pm
January 11, 2009, 8:59:42 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
olbermann in 3rd place....again  
(140)posts
[ Goto page: 1 ... 3, 4, 5 ]  
 
orange one 1475 views  
 
I think this pissed her off, too. 140 posts and 1475 views in just 2 days! It was dominating the whole board, including the mains! :lol:
January 11, 2009, 9:07:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
I've been banned for about 3 hrs and I'm still dominating the ot forum. LOL!
January 11, 2009, 9:09:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


News Hound Ellen
He was doing both. I gave him a warning and he continued.
January 11, 2009, 9:17:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
I have a very serious question Os, why are you so pissed at Newshounds, what would Johnny Dollar do to you If you came to this site as a Liberal and said some of the similiar things you say at Newshounds. Like saying Obama should be water boarded. I would ban you ass if I had listen to it.
January 11, 2009, 10:28:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
He was doing both. I gave him a warning and he continued.
News Hound Ellen | Homepage | 01.11.09 - 9:22 pm | #  
 
You wouldn't have any examples would you? Maybe you could make some up?
January 11, 2009, 11:36:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Bababooey | 01.11.09 - 10:33 pm | #  
 
Can you produce the post in question? I notice how you totally over looked all the ad hom attacks and ruthless name calling directed towards me from 'woke,' 'roachy,' 'keg,' '55/patsy,' just to name a few? Oh and the names you called me under a different name? The only sensible one over there is Anisha.
January 11, 2009, 11:46:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
OS, if it's so bad at NH, why do you hang around?
January 12, 2009, 5:51:17 AM EST – Like – Reply


Mysterium
Oh, Olby. Come on, now. Are you really going to play the "they-said," "I-said" name-calling games to try to justify your eviction from the OT Forum at Newshounds as "orange one"?
 
Yes, it's the rec room of NH, where arguably "anything" goes. But I never heard anyone say that gave someone carte blanche to trash the place. Or did you think you were performing a public service by papering the walls with your anti-MSNBC screeds that nobody gave a damn about?
 
Whine how you like, but the posters you say benefit from having double standards applied to them, vs. yourself, have cred aplenty built up afore on that site, as opposed to your own history of bile and idiocy. One's record matters, Olby. And yours counts against you when it comes to Newshounds OT. Your record on the Mains precedes you.
 
We know you for what you are, we trust that the OT mods will likewise recognize you when you creep back again...and we won't miss you when you're banned again...and again...and again...
 
Good Night and Good Luck, orange one.
January 12, 2009, 7:08:05 AM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
papering the walls with your anti-MSNBC screeds that nobody gave a damn about?
 
Then why did my threads get the most posts and views? Funny thing is, woke said the same thing at least 5 times on my olby thread.
 
"Nobody gives a shit about olby!"
 
:lol:
January 12, 2009, 11:20:34 AM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
OS, if it's so bad at NH, why do you hang around?
Cecelia | 01.12.09 - 5:56 am | #  
 
It's a very entertaining blog. ellen and a couple of other posters drag it down.
 
Thanks, bababooey fo not backing your claim. I suspect Hysterium the mysterious olbyloon won't, either.
January 12, 2009, 11:25:31 AM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
Olby Sucks | 01.12.09 - 11:30 am | #  
 
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I will not get into a back and forth with you, , you know what you said about Obama.
 
And I will say it for you.
 
No proof Shocker!
January 12, 2009, 12:05:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
You won't get into a back and forth, baba, because your original claim was baseless. Hence, you're running with your tail between your legs. Adios!
January 12, 2009, 12:30:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
No proof Shocker!
Bababooey | 01.12.09 - 12:10 pm | #  
 
BTW, what was it I didn't prove? Go back and read your 7:13 babble-a-thon and ponder it.
January 12, 2009, 12:33:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
Olby Sucks,
 
Here is the claim you made on the 5th post you made on the 1st thread you started on the Forum:
 
"Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder "
 
So, you think everyone should be polite to you after that, huh?
January 12, 2009, 1:31:48 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
johnt, your desperation is still showing. Run along.
January 12, 2009, 2:08:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
I told myself I was not going back and forth with you, but after your little smartass comments, I must speak.
Os, you complain about extreme Liberalism and how some go off the deep and say mean and abusive thing to you over at Newshounds, in all honesty you brought all of it on yourself.  
If you would just post your opinion and not go extreme, I am sure everything would have been fine over at Newshounds, but you got personal, you attacked people and you got what you deserved.
What would happen if a Liberal like me said "Bill O'Reilly is gay or that Sean Hannity is a racist" what would happen to me.
Either
A. I would get banned
B. Johnny would post it, and let the other posters in here, take me to the cleaners.
That is what happened to you at Newshound you crossed the line, and then you obsess about why you get banned, then you go into a forum and start the same old crap again. It seems to me you are the kind of person who wants someone to punch you in the face and then you enjoy it so much, you want to keep doing it.
Either be nice or shut the hell up.
January 12, 2009, 3:17:23 PM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
BTW, what was it I didn't prove? Go back and read your 7:13 babble-a-thon and ponder it.
Olby Sucks | 01.12.09 - 12:38 pm | #  
 
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I was also using one of oyur lines against you if you didn't get that.
January 12, 2009, 3:18:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"What would happen if a Liberal like me said "Bill O'Reilly is gay or that Sean Hannity is a racist" what would happen to me. Either A. I would get banned B. Johnny would post it, and let the other posters in here, take me to the cleaners."
 
I don't understand why that would get you banned. Other posters would be free to respond, but why do you assume that they would take you to the cleaners?
 
Actually, what would be far more likely to happen is I would permit your post but challenge you to back up your claim. Like I did with NotSoFast's attacks on Brit Hume. He wasn't able to do so and tried to change the subject; I insisted he address that issue before tossing in a half-dozen new ones. He left voluntarily rather than admit his error.
 
There are only two people who are banned from this site: both of them regularly and routinely post vulgar, obscene personal attacks on other posters. And even they won't be banned forever.
January 12, 2009, 3:24:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
johnny dollar | Homepage | 01.12.09 - 3:29 pm | #  
 
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Fair enough Johnny, I was just trying to make an example.
But I read in posts how everyone went after Haggis Farmer, Chippy and Alabama Dem, which are one in the same, Sorry if I was mistaken
January 12, 2009, 3:43:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
and say mean and abusive thing to you over at Newshounds
 
baba
 
Go over to you beloved newshounds and read all of my posts. I NEVER "complained" about anything until your honey, ellen, banned me for unjustified reasons. I was called every name in the book for 3 or 4 days straight and I never retaliated. In fact, I laughed my ass off because my experiment was a success and you helped it to be just that! Thanks, baba!
January 12, 2009, 5:13:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
I was also using one of oyur lines against you if you didn't get that.
Bababooey | 01.12.09 - 3:23 pm | #  
 
Oh, I go it, alright. You were using my line to divert from the fact you couldn't back your claim.
January 12, 2009, 5:25:34 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
johnt, your desperation is still showing. Run along.
Olby Sucks | 01.12.09 - 2:13 pm  
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How am I showing my desperation? You're the one that made the quote. Are you going to deny making it now when it's there for everyone to read?
 
Are you going to say someone else put the quote in your post and play the victim again?
January 12, 2009, 7:09:32 PM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
Alright os you win you win, you are too smart for me.
All I know that anyone over here wants to go over to Newshounds and see what he really said. He usually goes by os, anonymous and sometimes he steals names of others and uses them. Then you will all know the truth, John t pretty much called you out on it.
 
Also, as a person who while a liberal does watch some of Fox News' programming I was very impressed with the last episode of Hannity and Colmes and also the special with Gary Sinise. Also Bill O'Reilly interview with Shirley Jones I believe on Friday night was excellent, I like it when Bill sits back and just interviews.
January 12, 2009, 7:18:51 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
Here is the first post Olby Sucks made at the NH's Forum under his new name Dinjee Harry. So when he comes back and claims to be the victim:
 
"Anish, you might as well save your breath. The peeps you are trying to reason with have no idea how to reason. They just hurl personal attacks aka attacking the messenger. If they don't do that they just lie. Evidence is everywhere.  
Posted by: Dinjee Harry on Jan 12th, 2009 7:52 pm  
 
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January 12, 2009, 7:21:43 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Bababooey | 01.12.09 - 7:23 pm | #  
 
In other words, you can't back anything you said up-thread.
 
johnt, why didn't you post the posts in response to my posts? That's a rhetorical question. I'll answer it for you, they would make you look like the dishonest person you are.
 
Allow me, johnt:
 
F**ktard! Hey you!  
You have a mental disorder, no?  
_________________
peace  
Posted by: vermontdave on Mon 1.12 7:11pm  
 
you are fu**ing pathetic.  
_________________
peace  
Posted by: vermontdave on Mon 1.12 7:13pm  
 
Now we know to ignore harryorangewantsto**ckolbermann's sh**filled posts.  
Posted by: Visitor55/AAP on Mon 1.12 7:18pm
January 12, 2009, 8:49:18 PM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
Olby Sucks | 01.12.09 - 8:54 pm | #  
 
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First of all I will not get into a pissing match with you it's childish and it does not get you anywhere.
Second, Os I still don't understand why go to a site where you know everone dislikes you, I mean you have changed your name, but what is really bad is you change you ip address over and over again. All this cut and paste you do just proves it all the antimosity they have for you. You are just egging them on and if you do want people to hate you, then congratulations you have done it. Right Orange One.
January 12, 2009, 9:50:04 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
"johnt, why didn't you post the posts in response to my posts? "
 
Olby Sucks | 01.12.09 - 8:54 pm  
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Olby Sucks, do you even know what the word "response" means? It means that those posts were made after you made the quote "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder".
January 12, 2009, 10:10:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I haven't browsed NH's OT forum or mains for quite a while, even though john t says I troll there all the time (wrong yet again, john t. dictionarily). This exchange made me look at the thread in question.  
 
The thing that I found really funny is that Anisha PbD and OS are similar to Haggis and me. The regulars there hate that she likes him. Hey Anisha, :+: .
January 12, 2009, 10:40:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
What amazes me is that apparently this whole kerfuffle is because OS wrote "liberalism is a mental disorder". Because, you know, the NH regulars never ever say anything even remotely that controversial about people they disagree with. Right.
 
But hey, at least over here we let both sides be heard. Fair and balanced.
January 12, 2009, 10:47:20 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
johnny dollar | Homepage | 01.12.09 - 10:52 pm  
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No, the whole thing is Olby Sucks gets banned at the NHs and runs over here saying what a victim he is. He has gone under many various names. A few, Olby sucks/ Anonymous/ OS the Legend/ OS, etc, etc. You can ask how anyone would know it's him. But the kid never changes his writing manner. It's always "olbyloons", "loons", "No Proof! Shocker!"
 
Now if you'd like me to I could bring over some of his vile comments under his different names. They're all saved on the Forum on a thread, but I really doubt you'd publish them.
January 12, 2009, 11:01:37 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Thanks for the offer, but I'll respectfully pass on that. I shouldn't have stuck my nose in anyhow.
January 12, 2009, 11:15:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
Hey john t,
 
Good to see you back. Have you decided to retract your baseless claim?
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January 12, 2009, 11:40:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
the NH regulars never ever say anything even remotely that controversial about people they disagree with. Right.
 
by Jthe NH regulars never ever say anything even remotely that controversial about people they disagree with. Right. by J$ Never! See my 8:54 above for what isn't NEAR as bad as "liberalism is a mental disorder." (sarcasm cranked) What's funny is I only changed my tag line to that after one of the cowardly mods started adding "I'm a troll, don't listen to me, bla, bla, bla" to my posts. Johnt or the other fine, fun loving peeps over there had NO problem with that.nbsp;
 
Never! See my 8:54 above for what isn't NEAR as bad as "liberalism is a mental disorder." (sarcasm cranked) 
 
What's funny is I only changed my tag line to that after one of the cowardly mods started adding "I'm a troll, don't listen to me, bla, bla, bla" to my posts. 
 
Johnt or the other fine, fun loving peeps over there had NO problem with that.
January 12, 2009, 11:48:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Hey john t,
 
Good to see you back. Have you decided to retract your baseless claim?
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vstol | Homepage | 01.12.09 - 11:45 pm | # 
 
Which one:?:
January 12, 2009, 11:49:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
This one:
 
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If I were a cynical individual, I might think their only purpose was to get deleted, cry "Censor!" and haul tail back to the pound.
vstol | Homepage | 01.10.09 - 5:16 pm 
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That's kind of funny since that's what you and olby sucks do at the NH's and run back over here.
john t | Homepage | 01.10.09 - 6:55 pm | #
January 13, 2009, 12:17:31 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
The thing that I found really funny is that Anisha PbD and OS are similar to Haggis and me. The regulars there hate that she likes him. Hey Anisha, .
Fox Fan | Homepage | 01.12.09 - 10:45 pm | # 
 
I don't care how you feel about Haggis. 
 
However, I did and do draw the line at your implication that I must consider him as representing credible dissent, opposition, and "fun", or else be considered someone who wants an echo chamber.
January 13, 2009, 1:32:06 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I've always been extremely fond of Olby Sucks.
 
I particularly love some of his Olbysuxisms:
 
"Shocker!"
 
"Think before you post, please"
 
and (my favorite!) 
 
"Didn't think so..."
January 13, 2009, 1:35:39 AM EST – Like – Reply


john t
"Didn't think so..."
Cecelia | 01.13.09 - 1:40 am 
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I hate to break your heart, but that isn't an olby sucks original. He started using it after another troll over on NHs used it constantly. The troll that used it was on there long before olby sucks.
January 13, 2009, 5:43:39 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I hate to break your heart, but that isn't an olby sucks original. He started using it after another troll over on NHs used it constantly. The troll that used it was on there long before olby sucks.
 
john t | Homepage | 01.13.09 - 5:48 pm | # 
 
Really... Was the troll's name "Royalking" or was it "Jeff"?...
 
(Just kidding, OS...)
January 13, 2009, 6:09:57 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
No proof? Shocker!
January 13, 2009, 6:30:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Cecelia | 01.13.09 - 6:14 pm | # 
 
:lol:
January 13, 2009, 6:32:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
john t | Homepage | 01.13.09 - 5:48 pm | # 
 
No proof? Shocker!
 
I hate it when you post a response to a post last on the thread and another post comes up in between. :o( 
 
Damned moderator sleeping at the switch. :lol:
January 13, 2009, 6:35:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Nice going, Hannity! He won even w/out my tv on Fox News down in the barn!
January 13, 2009, 6:37:04 PM EST – Like – Reply