Weekend Links and Open Thread links Add comments Dec 192015 Media Buzz videos: Howard Kurtz with Trump part one, part two. Reliable Sources videos: Anonymous sources, Obama, Bernie Sanders. ‘Shameless’ MSNBC to air Chris Matthews-hosted Trump ‘documentary’. Fox & Friends video: Anna Kooiman gets her kicks. preview. Your Buzz videos: Brokaw, Ingraham, Hillary, suspensions, comics. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter Richard Lui at UoG. Nixon – niihpikiiookani A weekend present for the blog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg7HvF3a_Iw Nixon – niihpikiiookani Joe Concha with another gem: http://www.mediaite.com/online/left-media-activists-calls-for-wasserman-schultzs-ouster-big-story-of-tonights-dnc-debate/ Thomas Stewart Happy birthday, J$!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qw-h_yZ1ZQ Grandpa D Happy Birthday Johnny! December 20th is a great day for a birthday! I speak from personal experience. Nixon – niihpikiiookani Happy Birthday, Johnny! johnny dollar Thanks for the birthday wishes! gc the republican candidates. effeminated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Th70moeuc Michael T SNL’s ‘Carly’ impersonator: “You wanna talk about Putin. I know Vladimir Putin personally. I sold him an HP printer and now he hates my guts. It doesn’t work…it never worked.” Now that’s some funny stuff. Especially for those of us who have not always had a satisfactory experience with their printers and over-priced cartridges…and get the joke. Cecelia Yeah, that’s some pretty esoteric techie humor there. Michael T All I am saying is that for the small minority of buyers who didn’t give their HP printer 4 or 5 stars on Amazaon, they may find the sketch funnier. Cecelia So the “and get the joke” comment was a knock on the techie sense of humor. Oh, okay… Michael T You’re too nuanced for me CC. I was a math major. More into calculus and differential equations than the nuances of language — especially puns and sarcasm. I have no idea what you mean. Now if you come right out and say you are a Fiorina fan and didn’t appreciate the sketch, that I would understand without even using Google. 😊 gc have you read “the Human Use of Human Beings” by Physicist Norbert Wiener? whether Rhetoricians, Social Psychologists, Linguists or Novelists we have always known since Socrates that humans process Factor Analysis mathematically. our variable parameters work just like a SAM 7. no other way to be able to live in jibberkazillion variable world. chart it man. Michael T No I haven’t. gc Norbert wiener won the nobel prize for developing the field of cybernetics. the math expression of plotting multiple changing variables. then wrote a book equating the physics with the human mind. like music, figures of speech and thought are expressed mathematically. so no excuses for the literary out. Larry Kelly Among the three sides of a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. I learned that watching THE WIZARD OF OZ. Cecelia I’m not a Fiorina supporter and I think you’re just being modest. Michael T On that accommodating note, let me just add that your linguistic/writing skills are amazing. Cecelia My abstract reasoning skills are pretty developed too, but I can’t do math for shite. gc try it in a mirror. harder than you might think. GATXER You know Fox just cant win with the twitter stooges..they were upset that Fox news used what they thought was a bad unkind photo of Debbie Wasserman Schultz last night. But guess what, turns out its DWS own photo from her congressional web page. Thats right her OFFICIAL photo….How dare Fox do that! I demand a boycott!! LOL! Laughing stocks! Michael T Now DWS is being harshly criticized by many on the left as well for how she handled the Bernie Sanders campaign flap. Rightfully so I might add. I sometimes wonder why these particular DNC and RNC chairpersons — like DWS, Reince Priebus and Michael Steele before him — are chosen. They all seem rather mild mannered and ‘wimpy’ at times like they’re there mostly to keep the peace and not so much to be strong aggressive defenders of their party during TV appearances. Reminds me of Roger Goodell’s role as NFL Commissioner — be a lacky for the NFL owners. Oh well. GATXER Turns out its Fox News fault that DWS decided to use a low res pic on her OFFICIAL web page instead of a high one…….who does that anyway is this 1997 and everyone on 56K modems? Tax payers are paying for it why would she care? Its always Fox’s fault even when all they do is use a pic provided by someone……….laughing stocks. Nixon – niihpikiiookani Do you really want to see Debbie Wasserman Test in hi def? GATXER Oh yea I forgot the photo the stooges compared to was wait for it……Shawn Spicer photo…which they got off his web page….which he was smart enough to use a high res photo…….Fox was just being fair and balanced which of course drives the stooges NUTS! As for DWS I think she been the worst chair of my party maybe in my life time and should have been fired last year after the loses……but I try not to ever talk about a woman’s looks. Nixon – niihpikiiookani In her case, it is hard not to notice her looks. I am reminded of Medusa. IceMan This thread has devolved into personal attacks on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s face? Nixon – niihpikiiookani Complain to Johnny if you are offended. Or go elsewhere. IceMan I just find it ironic if people here who have complained about personal attacks on the appearance of FOX news talent have no problem with attacks on the appearance of DWS. Nixon – niihpikiiookani Soiently. johnny dollar When I saw the comment count just now I figured something out of the ordinary had happened here. All I can say is we value robust debate and exchange of views and hope all parties do so without name calling and the like. I don’t know how DWS’s looks became an issue, but while some may take umbrage at that, I’ve seen everything from Kim Guilfoyle called stupid because of how her face looks, to Megyn Kelly called skanky amidst claims that she got her job at Fox by sleeping with Brit Hume (as noted here). Call me crazy, but that smear strikes me as far more vile than just making fun of somebody’s looks. I know I wouldn’t allow that kind of smear at this site, nor would I write for a site that does. YMMV. Nixon – niihpikiiookani I shouldn’t have brought it up. I was trying to be funny. That said, I would never consider commenting on someone’s sex life, or, even worse, smearing someone like was done to Megyn Kelly. I’ll leave that garbage to the psychos that infest other forums. Larry Kelly The liberal “high-grounders” are the champs at mocking appearance. Be that Carly Fiororia, Linda Trip, Katerine Harris, or Michele Backmann, the phony outrage of the likes of the Iceberg knows only enemies. gc what is YMMV? johnny dollar Your mileage may vary. A common phrase in US car commercials. gc i only did single region and local market stuff. we could care less about that. however i get it, thank you. Larry Kelly I think she glows with inward beauty. Nixon – niihpikiiookani Radioactivity? gc possibly, but we cannot know for certain…. maybe we can say she is rhetorically radioactive Cecelia If everyone on the internet had your subtlity and humor it would be a far more entertaining place. gc so gax is a bern supporter and just not pure enough dem for you but repubs are divided. hmmmmm Cecelia I’m always astounded when grown men and women do. gc if i scroll up will i see you gave it first mention? gc she is hard on one’s eyes and ears. IceMan My comment was simply that the photo of Debbie Wasserman Schultz was low resolution and had heavy digital compression while the photo of Sean Spicer was not. I was not complaining about the choice of photo as I am aware that is her official press photo. You are incorrect to suggest that FOX used the low resolution photo because that’s all there is on her web page. Go to Biography section of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s website the link is there to “Download high-resolution official photograph “. GATXER They used the photo from her OFFICIAL page…..just like they did with the other guy….the didn’t down load his photo they just took it off his web page…….Look I get it you need to make stuff up to complain about…..we get that…..but Fox treated them EXACTLY the same…………its not #1 Fox News fault that for some crazy reason DWS uses a low Res photo as her official photo. Put the #1 Fox News hate down and you could see treating them the same is fair….but we know you cant do that because “Fox”……..and the game and all. Nixon – niihpikiiookani It’s his hobby. IceMan Do you have any idea how production of a TV show works? You don’t just go to the home page and save whatever photo is there. There usually is a link on the website for a place where the media can download or request photos for use in print and TV. That is the case with DWS. GATXER “Do you have any idea how production of a TV show works? You don’t just go to the home page and save whatever photo is there.” And yet thats just what they did FOR BOTH PEOPLE! So once again maybe its YOU once again who has no clue about how a TV show works. Sorry but I wont take “how TV works” advice form someone who doesn’t understand hard breaks and what exclusive means….take you crazy somewhere else and let the adults talk. #1 Fox news treated them both exactly the same….you know fair and balanced! As always! IceMan If that’s what they did for both people how come the photo for Sean Spicer is not the same low quality as DWS as both have small photos on their homepages? I’m well aware what hard break are and what exclusive means. GATXER Look at Spicers page photo its the same photo and high res….its not #1 Fox News fault that DWS choice to use a low res OFFICIAL photo…….but I love that a newshound BS’ser…..opps writer thinks that Fox should treat people differently. IMHO I would think that News Networks would just have stock photos of VIP’s in the computer…..but in this case they just used the photos the guests wanted to have on there web pages….seems fair and balanced to me. No you dont understand either as you twitter feed has shown many times……..now im done with you if you are just going to lie all night. Nixon – niihpikiiookani The Stooges are fairly unbalanced. Cecelia Why doesnt the DNC just air their debates at 3am as a Saturday morning infomercial so they can be even less likely to be noticed? gc those “shows you see are knows as “PI” programing. they air at no rate and are billed on a per inquiry basis. lots of possibility. Nixon – niihpikiiookani Have Ron Popiel be the moderator. gc …but wait, there is more …….. johnny dollar This weekend’s most popular links: 5 Richard Lui 4 suspensions 3 preview 2 Laura Ingraham And the most popular link in this weekend’s links… 1 Fox & Friends video: Anna Kooiman gets her kicks. GATXER Watched both of last weeks debates today….got to say that the mods on CNN did a much better job…….they ABC mods lost control to much. Neither changed my mind one bit….Sanders all the way! Nixon – niihpikiiookani Where was Madame Clinton when she sort of “wandered away?” GATXER Walters Word improved greatly…..however got to say I didn’t know most of his guests.