Jul 212016
 
  • gcblues

    i would not vote for Stein, the libertarians, Sanders, Clinton, Trump or Cruz, no matter what they or their supporters say. i hope it is just my advanced age.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I will vote for Trump, simply to keep Herself out of the White House. And I have had a severe dislike for Donald Trump for over 30 years.

      • Larry Kelly

        I plan to too. GC laid out the logic the other day.

        • gcblues

          guess we will know where to find u n nix in about a year from now.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I’ll be the same place I am now. Nobody is going to run me off….unless I am in a concentration camp, that is.

          • Larry Kelly

            I have no debt and good health. As long as those hold true and my dog still loves me, I’ll be in my Appalachian cabin.

          • gcblues

            hope your dog is young.

          • gcblues

            ever speak with a Hmong re-ed graduate?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            No.

          • gcblues

            really? boat people are serious heroes. pre American post ww2 SE asia history is fascinating stuff. many were expat Cantonese speaking chinos fleeing with nationalists. they and Cambodians in SE asia far outnumber the Viet Minh. the south throughout history belonged to Kampuchea until 3 or 4 hundred years ago. like gringos most Vietnamese are mutts of one sort or another.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I’ve read the story and it is very interesting, but I have never met any Hmong personally.

          • gcblues

            family we knew in Eugene. started a little place, worked like dogs etc etc etc

            http://projects.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/31470164-75/hsieh-police-log-restaurant-family.html.csp

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          • Larry Kelly

            Eating molasses cookies as I just bought the mix from The Chicken House.

          • gcblues
      • Lurker

        Donald Trump will defeat Hillary Clinton 54.7% to 45.3% in the popular vote and the probability is down to 87% from 97% predicts Professor Helmut Norpoth

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helmut-norpoth/trump-nearcertain-to-defe_b_9403762.html

        • TheMightyINB

          Lurker!

          Seriously?! You’re still pushing that months old article from some unknown hyped by HuffPo?! What happened to you?

          • Lurker

            Since 1912 when Primaries started his Primary model has only gotten the 1960 Election wrong! That kind of record cannot be dismissed! I post the HuffPO article to piss off Liberals cause if I post something from FOX News they dismiss it, that copy & paste is mainly for my Facebook posts LOL

          • gcblues

            given time and not much effort i could chart out dozens of financial moves with easily as many data points that would show how you gain or lose money. however, past performance has no influence on future result. there is not enough data with these variables in this election to do anything but break wind. you are not going to impress anyone here with that nonsense.

          • Lurker

            Last 5 real time Elections he is 5 for 5

            He said Obama would win Reelection in January of Election year!!

            This Professor is no joke! We will see how good he is this November!

          • gcblues

            foul odor in here. i am 5 for 5 in the last elections too. absolutely meaningless. quit trying to break wind around sentient beings please.

          • Lurker

            I don’t care about the 5 real time Elections

            His Primary Model since 1912 has only been wrong once! That’s too good of a track record to dismiss him!

          • gcblues

            BS.

          • Lurker

            LOL You can call BS all you want!

            We will all see what a god Helmut Norpoth is come November! =)

          • gcblues

            a god? no i think we can call BS today on that.

          • TheMightyINB

            So you agree with it when it (allegedly) predicted Obama?

            Come on.

        • gcblues

          anyone predicting he outcome of this election is making a fool out of him/herself and the people that bother reading it. there is not the information available to make the prediction with any sensibility.

          • Lurker

            He bases his results on the Primary results & he is very accurate! Since 1912 when Primaries started he has only gotten 1960 wrong, that was Kennedy vs Nixon but don’t alot of people say it was stolen by the mob? That would make him with an 100% record! LOL

  • homemaker

    I’m old. I find Megyn’s dress inappropriate, too. Maybe not with the vitriol others may express but can’t disagree with the “too revealing” for an anchor. But, since she seems to hold the card against Ailes I guess she is making her stand not just in words but in appearance.

    • Cecelia

      I didn’t see it so I was hoping the picture made it look worse than it is.

    • Grandpa D

      I’m in favor of any Ailes replacement that says, “No Bare Thighs or Shoulders!”

    • carolr527

      I saw the dress and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I don’t understand what stand she was trying to make.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I think that it was meant as a big middle finger to management.

  • Grandpa D

    “walks off” Too bad. That could have been the ego battle of the century.

    • Instead, he played victim to Dylan Byers.

      • And, per Joe Concha, Meghan McCain. But I believe Bill’s side.

        • Cecelia

          It’s a juvenile gesture that gives Montel attention (and street cred, he hopes).

  • Was Sherman right? Is Ailes gone?

    • Grandpa D

      Roger Ailes was pushed out of the headlines this morning by the Ted Cruz speech.

  • Larry Kelly

    Five possible repercussions
    Four potential replacements
    Three French Hens
    Two Turtle Doves
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

  • Larry Kelly

    May the vaunted Fox News PR machine live until the last dog is hung.

  • Larry Kelly

    Memo to self: Ted Cruz not to speak at my funeral.

  • Grandpa D

    “Roger Ailes resigns” — Well. We all sort of knew it was coming, just not when and how. I’d expect a few more upper level changes between next week and November.

    • Larry Kelly

      Sherman was right… the bastard.

      • Cecelia

        He got some inside help that he had heretofore never had.

      • GATXER

        The fact that he was wrong about Ailes last year will be now forgotten……….over a year ago he said that he was being demoted……turned out he got a new contract…….the fact that he got that story wrong will now be forgotten.

        If he had written that about the head of CNN and been that wrong his career would have been over.

        • Larry Kelly

          Oh, you’re right, mostly forgotten it will be, Sherman is flying high, like a bird up in the sky.

    • Cecelia

      So sorry for this turn of events.

      • Larry Kelly

        I would rather watch Sharknado 4 than Reliable Sources this Sunday.

        • Cecelia

          Same difference anyway.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Same here, Cece. It makes me sick to my stomach. Mabye someday the whole story will come out.

        • gcblues

          mini series

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Or Gretchen and Megyn wearing minis, then getting offended because some guy noticed.

    • Lurker

      It was Megyn that stuck the knife into Ailes

    • sky303

      Fox News will be different in someway that’s a guarantee now

  • Larry Kelly

    “Whoever invented the Coca-Cola formula has long since passed this Earth, but the brand keeps selling because people like the taste,” said Mark Feldstein, a journalism professor at the University of Maryland. “I think that’s how it’s going to be with Roger Ailes. He invented this winning formula and all you have to do is not mess with it too much and it will continue to mint money for you.”

  • Larry Kelly
  • Larry Kelly

    Shep would bet the farm that Hillary will announce her running mate just before Trump’s speech tonight. What he grows on the farm, I don’t know.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Weed, man, weed.

  • carolr527

    Just saw Mike Baker do a terrific commercial for the NRA.

  • Larry Kelly

    Zurawik pees on the freshly planted grave flowers. Put that guy on the next Reliable Souces, but make him give back all the checks FNC wrote him.

  • KirkG

    Just read Bret Bier also has a out in contract if Ailes leaves. A network would be crazy not to go after him

    • Larry Kelly

      One of the reason Murdoch put himself in charge. He doesn’t want a talent exit, and he knows who to best handle things: himself.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Nothing much will change, if anything.

  • homemaker

    Zurawik: “it was holy warfare on what Ailes saw as a liberal bias in mainstream media.” I believe there was and IS STILL a liberal bias in the media-we just now have another source to look to for information.

    “But the dark side of the Ailes personality involves paranoia, seeing opponents of his conservative ideology as enemies instead of opponents and using inflammatory and vitriolic rhetoric to try and destroy rather than debate them.” Really? I believe many media types would have LOVED to destroy Ailes. But it was Carlson & Kelly that made it happen not the NYT, WP or CNN.

    ” highly partisan, confrontational rhetoric, particularly in its prime-time shows.” “It’s a rhetoric of derision and division. And it’s played a major role in getting us to the troubled space we now occupy with a gridlocked Congress filled with members who spend more time attacking their opponents across the aisle in the toxic language of cable TV than trying to pass legislation.” once again, really? Fox is responsible for ALL of that? And CNN and MSNBC have never had rhetoric of derision and division? What world do you live in Zurawik?

    “MSNBC has since gone back to a more journalistic orientation with an emphasis on the news-gathering…” Now, THAT’S funny!

    “Cable news will be a better place without Ailes’ heavily political hand on the tiller at Fox News, especially if 21st Century Fox brings in someone like David Rhodes, currently the president of CBS News, to head Fox News.” Dear Lord:let’s all pray that doesn’t happen. Do those Murdoch boys really believe Rhodes can make things better?

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Zurawik looked like a real lunatic with that piece. David Rhodes? David Freaking Rhodes? Why not hire Zucker and completely crash the place into the ground?

      • Cecelia

        He had that written and waiting for Ailes’ departure.

        He didn’t want to get it out before he was sure that Ailes was gone and couldn’t stop payment on his Media Buzz checks.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 knew the topic
    4 Flashback
    3 possible repercussions
    2 walks off
    And the most popular ink in today’s links…
    1 Megyn Kelly lambasted as a ‘flesh-baring escort’.

    (A lot of late visits to the breaking Ailes links, but not enough to surmount the big lead built up all morning and most of the afternoon by other topics posted before that news broke.)