Aug 062016
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: Trump’s Hillary’s
  • Reliable Sources: Trump supportersbalance; Trump’s claim is ‘unpatriotic’.
  • Video: says her goodbyes to Red Eye and Fox News.
  • Beeley: Was CNN’s Clarissa Ward embedded with Al Qaeda in Syria?
  • Sean Hannity in a twitter spat.  CNN overhauls its ‘native’ advertising.
  • Greta: Get the potato out of your ear!  Fox News weekend special: Zika.
  • Marcus: Meet Fredericka Whitfield, triathlete.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • YourBuzz videos: words; Trump
  • Larry Kelly

    COSTAS
    “The striking vista of Copacabana Beach on a Friday evening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where tonight, amid a mixture of anticipation, excitement, curiosity, controversy and concern, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad officially commence with an Opening Ceremony at storied Macarana Stadium promising music, dancing and a spirit of revelry that endures in the face of everything else as a Brazilian signature.” {breath} “And now, a word from our sponsors.”

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      “OW! Damn mosquitos!”

      • Larry Kelly

        You get Zika and Pink Eye at the same time and you’re dead.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
      • gcblues

        for all the chat about the world’s 5th largest country being a dangerous sewer, Brazil has a fully developed cultural history. whether music, art, literature, architecture, y mas you can find the world’s top examples en Brazil. viva Flora Purim y Airto!
        i have just about everything known to be recorded by Jobim, and just about all of Flora and Airto.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BzZT5liAfY

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Any country that produced Astrud Gilberto is fine with me.

          • I second that emotion. Even more so with the relatively unknown Wanda Sa, who’s sort of an Astrud Gilberto but with good intonation.

          • gcblues

            Sa is much more in the Brazil Jazz scene recording with Menescal and such, Gilberto is more straight pop culture and mostly in English to boot. the untold story is all the gringo artists that are African influenced with a bank shot through Brazil. Getz, Ella, Geo Duke, mo White, Kenny Burrel and on and on. not to mention the spread of Brazilian shaving style.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • gcblues

            jobim

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I’m kind of biased toward Astrud, because when she was young, she looked quite a bit like my niece.

        • Larry Kelly

          The views of Rio are breathtaking. For all the negativeness of #blacklivesmatter, the influences of Africans on music, food, and art prove they matter very much. I can take only so much Irish stuff.

          • Cecelia

            The world would be very bleak indeed if all we had was Celtic cuisine and music.

          • Larry Kelly

            Could never doze off to Riverdance.

          • Cecelia

            They play bagpipes in hell.

          • gcblues

            word,

          • Larry Kelly

            Only when accompanied by accordion.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            And tin pipes.

          • gcblues

            “i may not be black, but i am sure glad i am not white.” Frank Zappa

  • Larry Kelly

    Clarissa explains it all, “Death to America!”

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      CNN is just doing what they did in Iraq with ol’ Saddamy. This time, it’s Clarissa Ward instead of Peter Arnett.

  • Larry Kelly

    Attacker in machete rampage on Belgium cops screamed:
    a) “this is for raping and murdering my sister!”
    b) “Allah akbahr!”
    c) “touché!”
    d) “the waffles here suck!”

  • Larry Kelly

    Spud, Greta’s talking to you.

  • gcblues

    rotating in and out of the grid i had never seen Joanne before. that is one talented person. she ooozes believably on command. guess it is good she is not in politics.

  • Cecelia

    Syrian refugees resettled in low income towns in Virginia miles away from exclusive Va and DC areas.

    Shocker. It’s the least those low educated losers can do for the Democratic oligarchy.

    • Larry Kelly

      I was betting on Martha’s Vinyard.

  • sky303

    I will miss Joanne Nosuchinsky on Red Eye.

    • carolr527

      Did Joanne leave on her own or was she let go?

      • sky303

        She got to do a good bye… so I would say it was amicable

  • Larry Kelly

    How in the Sam Hill can a candidate survive a two week media onslaught of scorn, ridicule, and utter contempt and have this be the result?
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN10G2BQ
    a) He’s running against Satan
    b) Voters are fed up
    c) Viewers regard the media with scorn, ridicule, and utter contempt.
    d) Piling on got ridiculous
    e) Non of the above
    f) ALL of the above
    t) A drink with jam an bread

    • Grandpa D

      t) A drink with Sam and Fred. (Credit to Grandma J for that one.)

    • gcblues

      please refer to their sample and breath. nothing has moved. Clinton still has up to 320 electoral votes wrapped. Trump will need a rhetorical backhoe to dig a win out of this mess. wish stirewalt would post maps like RCP does. they would not match up.

      • Grandpa D

        I like maps from Larry Sabato’s Chrystal Ball.
        http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/hanging-tough/

        • Larry Kelly

          I like Krystal Ball. NIce lady.

          • She is nice…for a moron.

          • gcblues

            new herbal remedy?

        • gcblues

          i miss winning.

      • Larry Kelly

        Friggin’ killjoy as usual.

        • gcblues

          lets see, killjoy, Karl Rove, killjoy, Karl Rove. maybe walk back and speak to Chris. trolley cam …..mmmm killjoy, get head fitted for waste paper basket …. killjoy or ……

        • Grandpa D

          “Killjoy Was Here”

          • Cecelia

            Probably KillKittens too.

          • Larry Kelly

            —‘U’—

          • Grandpa D

            VERY GOOD for just ascii characters to work with!

      • Grandpa D

        I probably should also mention the FiveThirtyEight map. http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/ It agrees more or less with the Sabato map. And Silver has a good track record.

        • gcblues

          silver gives HRC 351 electoral votes. gonna need to put Larry on suicide watch.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The voices in my head say Trump with 283.

          • gcblues

            imagine the disaster the USA would to suffer to cause that vote. the sole reason we cannot call the race is because with both candidates so hated a horrible event could, 1 in a 100, give the trumpettes 283.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            All it would really take is Hillary showing up drunk in public. A real possibility.

          • gcblues

            a leaked ugly MRI would work too …. but we are talking very long shots at this point.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I know all about an ugly MRI. Mine doesn’t look like a brain, it looks like a whack-a-mole game.

          • Michael T

            I think Bill Maher, Gavin Newsom (Kim’s ex) and Michael Moore — on a recent “Real Time” — scared the bejesus out of a ton of nervous Dems when they discussed Trump’s possible secret weapons: enthusiasm and turnout by white working class voters in key swing states.

          • gcblues

            who? seriously? sometimes a cigar is a cigar. so unless the cigar is freaking superman i don’t give him a single “swing” state without an “event”. those guyz? nuttinburgers.

          • GATXER

            I said months ago here….this election will be about who scares you the least……and thats who will win.

            IMHO most people wont really make up their minds till the walk in to the booth.

          • gcblues

            gosh, i have yet to meet a person not sure who they support. they want one or other, won’t vote at all, 3rd party in that order. where are these people to whom you refer?

          • Larry Kelly

            Many people that are voting for Trump are lying to friends and aqauintences that they plan to do so. I know I am. Don’t need the sh*t I’d get.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I always lie to pollsters. In fact, I tell people collecting petition signatures in public that I am a convicted felon and can’t vote. If they are stupid enough to ask what I did, I tell them serial mopery.

          • gcblues

            we have you types so dialed in.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I’ve never been arrested, and beat the only traffic ticket that I ever received. Little town dropped the speed limit on a State Highway, without getting the permission of the state DOT. County Justice of the Peace threw the whole thing out.

          • gcblues

            and your past voting record is owned on a list every politician in the country has.

          • gcblues

            i believe that. it is painful. like over 300 million people watching a train wreck in slow mo. our only hope is endless gridlock. feel the same way here. Please do not die!!! of course, that could only change something very close. unless HRC comes out as a man named Harry and does a vanity fair layout we are gonna have to pray for gridlock.

          • GATXER

            except that just like last week Silver said Trump had a 57.5% chance of winning.

          • gcblues

            review data and dates and re-post please. i admit i have not reviewed Silver’s every post, but from what i have read he has never given Trump a more likely chance to win than HRC. so show me please and i will admit i am a tard.

          • GATXER

            Week of July 25
            http://www.businessinsider.com/nate-silver-donald-trump-polls-2016-7

            In his “Now-cast” election model for who would win if ballots were cast Monday, Silver gave the Republican nominee a 57.5% chance of winning the presidency.

            Shock poll: Nate Silver’s election forecast now has Trump winning
            http://www.salon.com/2016/07/25/shock_poll_nate_silvers_election_forecast_now_has_trump_winning/

            Nate also at one point said Trump had a !% of winning the NOM…..said it before and I’ll say it again…..polls won’t work this year.

          • gcblues

            nate is not a poll, he is a poll analyst. i had not seen that. it is insane, but BI claims nate did publish it so i am the tard, but “polls won’t work this year” is silly. you can design polls to get answers you wish, you can also design them to get a correct assessment. as pat and doug say it is both the sample weight and question methodology that is the question, not “polling”. not once, not for one minute has Trump had a prayer. his winning is entirely dependent on dem implosion. something they have not done since Dukakkis. all the media play click bait with the basic truth, but trump was about the only person available that Clinton could beat. sad, cons shoot themselves again.

    • Sew…a needle pulling thread. A cheat there from Oscar Hammerstein. The sixth note of the scale is not “sew”, it’s “SOL”. That’s bothered me all my life, which proves I don’t have one.

      • Cecelia

        You ought to hear my younger brother and me do a rendition of “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” from The Sound of Music.

        It would restore your faith in the man.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I had a hopeless crush on Julie Andrews when I was a kid.

          • Michael T

            Me too.

            Still do a little bit. Total class and beauty…and her diction ain’t bad either.

          • Cecelia

            She lost her voice after having throat surgery. A loss for everyone.

      • Larry Kelly

        🎶addled wives, addled wives
        how will we ever get supper?🎶

  • gcblues
    • Larry Kelly

      I thought Stephen Moore was a WSJ guy? Never liked him on TV. Always too exasperated.

      • gcblues

        everything i have seen linked to USA is pure anti-trump, so i was surprised.

  • Larry Kelly

    RIP Pete Foutain. Saw him in concert. Owned his albums.

    • Grandpa D

      Sad. Own a few of his recordings. Saw him at the Riverside in New Orleans. Great show.

  • Michael T

    Re: “Greta: Get the potato out of your ear!”

    It ‘appears’ Greta got hosed by Media Matters, which only used her first statement in their video. The part where Karl Rove told her (or gently suggested) not to put too much stock in rally attendance numbers.

    She claims,

    I later in the interview said, as I was thinking over the large crowds v. the slipping poll number…that “maybe some people show [up at the Trump rallies in big numbers,] because they want to see a celebrity [Trump], but may not want him for president…” This would explain the large rallies and the slipping polls.

    It’s unfortunate she didn’t have video to add to the clip Media Matters showed. This would have made a stronger case.

    Oh well, I’m sure her fans believe her.

    • She claims? Her fans believe her?

      I’m not aware of any reason not to. When did she become a suspected liar? I’ve never heard that about her

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Media Matters, on the other hand, has slightly more credibility than Newshounds. Slightly.

        • Son of Blackflon

          They should sue for punitive damages

      • Michael T

        Video evidence would have been a nice touch to ward off the critics on the left who are blinded by their dislike for her after she took Roger’s side instead of Gretchen’s.

        That’s all I’m saying.

        If you are suggesting it shouldn’t be needed, I have no problem with that. This is not a court room. 🙂

      • Michael T

        “When did she become a suspected liar?”

        Fair point.

        I searched for about 20 minutes and can find no examples…not even on Media Matters.

        She might have guests on who might be less than totally honest. But what cable news show doesn’t have some of those?

    • GATXER

      To be fair….anybody who reads media matters for news about Fox….remeber MM says they are WAR with Fox News……isn’t going to believe Greta even if she had posted a video.

      • Michael T

        Greta missed a golden opportunity to shame Media Matters with a video proving that MMFC edits videos — a charge often made by their many critics of the right.

        • Cecelia

          For what it’s worth I read some blogger contemporaneously talking about that exchange between Greta and Rove and making the point that her analysis on people turning out just to see a celebrity (Trump) was flawed because folks dont brave traffic and crowds just yo see some rich guy.

          I’ll look and see if I can find where I read that exchange.

        • Cecelia

          Michael, for what it’s worth…I just retweeted a contemporaneous (Aug. 4th) tweet of someone complaining about Greta saying that folks might turn out to Trump rallies only because he’s famous.

        • Cecelia

          @gamecocksSecE: So now MSM (Greta w/ Karl Rove @FoxNews ) just said Trump having big turn out for rallies is due to his celebrity not from running for POTUS

          • Michael T

            Thanks.

            Since this tweet appears at the 42nd minute of the August 4th airing of On the Record it sure seems to support the veracity of Greta’s claim that she said large turnout at rallies may be due to Trump’s celebrity.

          • Cecelia

            She did say it.

          • Michael T

            No doubt.

            It does make you wonder where Media Matters got the misleading video if the convo with Rove is not one of the six videos she had posted from the August 4th show.

            Oh well.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            They have been known to creatively edit for sh*ts and grins.

          • Michael T

            I hear that a lot.

            But I am a stubborn guy of German extraction and I want actual examples of creative editing.

            This one with Greta may be the first — I’ve actually witnessed first hand. 🙂

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I never visit the place, or any other Soros-funded operation.

            Add being a quarter German (my father’s mother), to being roughly 64% Miami, with some Scotch, Irish, and way back there, French, thrown in and you have one stubborn mix. Unlike that crackpot AncestryDNA or the equally bad 23and me, I had a very expensive test that can pinpoint the tribe or tribes involved.

          • Michael T

            From a pure writing standpoint I would rank Salon even worse than MMFA. Of course, MMFA is known more for its videos, which are often posted without comment.

            So perhaps this is a bad comparison. But I wonder where Salon gets some of their writers. Right out of an online J-school.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Salon is a real mess, has been for a long time.

          • Cecelia

            I find ridiculous the whole concept that Greta is not supposed to question poll numbers. That they are sacrosanct.

            That questioning them would defacto make her Hannity.

            As you can see by the tweet, then you have people who think it’s partisan to suggest that people might attend Trump rallies to see a famous guy rather than to support a politician.

            You pretty much can’t get from the cab to the curb without criticism in her business.

          • Cecelia

            My guess is the video is misleading because it ended before she said what she did about Trump’s celebrity.

            MM could have asked FNC for it or have taped the segment themselves.

          • Michael T

            “My guess is the video is misleading because it ended before she said what she did about Trump’s celebrity.”

            Exactly. Totally agree.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
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