Sep 232016
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly-Don Lemon 1-2-3.
  • Video: on media that buried a key fact in Charlotte story.
  • Ariens: Meet the newest members of FNC’s Reporter Training Program.
  • Joyella: Joe Scarborough’s son hospitalized, stable after ‘horrible accident’.
  • Maria Molina at CMU.  Jon Ostrower to CNN. CNN digital adds Mabry, Cline.
  • Watch What Happens videos: Tamron Hall.   Hall to host a ‘people’s revolution‘.
  • Welzenbach: Chris Hayes, corporate sock-puppet.  Thomas Roberts awarded.
  • Cecelia

    Ouch! Mrs. Clinton is busting our chops and demanding to know why she’s not 50 points ahead in the race, rubes.

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/09/hillary-clinton-in-strange-new-angry.html

    • Larry Kelly

      Vast alt-right conspiracy.

    • Grandpa D

      “You should like me! You should really like me!”

    • gcblues

      i imagine retribution politics has been the order of the day since the beginning of time. well, it ain’t getting any prettier. this proves the saying practice makes perfect as a cruel joke on humanity. as Prof LaRusso always used to say, “if practice worked everybody would speak like Cicero.” the 3 things humans do the most of, sleep, eat, talk, we are lousy at.

      • Larry Kelly

        Two out of three ain’t bad.

        • gcblues

          i will not speculate

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Perhaps, Madame Secretary, it’s because the voters find your average sewer rat more likable than you.

      • gcblues

        i would not let her and hub watch my house for a week.

        • Larry Kelly

          I’d at least hide the fine silver before handing them the keys.

        • Larry Kelly

          I would let any of the members of the FNC Reporter Training Program. What a nicely scrubbed bunch.

          • gcblues

            trump is nicely scrubbed and would not let him in my house. just cuz they are clean does not mean they are not dirty….if u know what i mean.

    • homemaker

      Her tone of voice was crazy intense, right? Almost scary. If that’s an example of getting to know her better, I prefer not to.

  • Plunket

    I hope they ask her about the missing strawberries.

  • Larry Kelly

    Why do I think if the corporate sock is pulled off Chris Hayes, you will find a dainty foot.

  • Larry Kelly

    Glad Joe’s son is stable.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I wouldn’t wish a fractured skull on anyone.

      • Larry Kelly

        As a finale to his leadership role as head of something called the Purdue Peace Union, campus police raided my brother’s house and cracked his skull in the melee. I remember him looking like Friar Tuck for a while.

        • gcblues

          had a German puke hit me over the head with a full beer bottle from behind so hard it almost put out an eye on the other side of the bar. i didn’t go down. i do not know how, but man head wounds bleed. unbelievable how much blood i bled. feel bad for anyone seeing it because i think the memory stays a long time.

          • Larry Kelly

            Glad I didn’t see it. In my one and only fight as an adult, I punched a guy in a bar with a right cross as hard as I could and it did absolutely nothing. Other than my hand I’m still thanking fate I didn’t get hurt. A valuable lesson.

  • sky303

    Hope Joe’s Son recovers , glad he’s stable

  • J.J.

    BIG dip at 11pm when Shep Smith took over coverage of Charlotte.
    I imagine there are a lot of Fox viewers, like me, that can’t stand Shep.

    By comparison, Don Lemon’s audience grew from 10pm to the 11pm hour.

    • Larry Kelly

      I like Shep. I like Don. They both would probably hate me, but what the hell.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I think Don Lemon is a lunatic. Space aliens? Black holes? The plane crashed for reasons unknown. This ain’t an episode of the freaking Twilight Zone.

        • Larry Kelly

          They like him at my barbershop. Aliens need haircuts too.

  • gcblues

    HRC
    “…..intolerable.”

    Yahoo via CNN
    “A gun recovered at the scene of the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, was loaded and had fingerprints matching those of the victim, CNN reported on Friday…”

    GC: Game, set, match
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-sees-video-charlotte-police-shooting-black-man-000556982.html

    • gcblues

      Bet the family wins the lottery with a voluntary guilt civil pay off from the city plus all sorts of freebies and attention.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        They shouldn’t get one damned cent.

        • Larry Kelly

          Hey, ease the load. GIve away some money. It’s just taxpayer money. The average public official isn’t designed to take heat.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Hell, give me the money. I can waste it just as well as anyone else.

          • Larry Kelly

            I’d buy the doog a solid gold bone.

          • gcblues

            its just debt, mot like we gon pay for it.

          • Larry Kelly

            … and then Hugo died and the oil stop selling.

          • gcblues

            even with the worlds largest oil reserve so matter what the price they should have plenty of $$$$. this is a perfect example of how a guy or gal can run up a huge debt before going banko. you have a huge cash flow people are happy to loan to you, even when it becomes way past the ability of the borrower, US, to pay. they just roll, and sell off and roll and sell off then there is a great cleansing war. about then you can realize how inglorious ww2 was. i told everyone, would they listen noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

          • Larry Kelly

            Nope, I don’t understand a word of that.

          • gcblues

            mmmmm. well, lets look at an athlete that gets a big cash bonus and monthly checks commensurate with the worlds largest oil reserve vs say a college grad getting a profesional salary. as a % of income and projected income whom do you loan the greater amount? expressed in % of income? now, move to the USA. tremendous cash flow, and predictors show a slow and steady uptake but we have 70 years of a pretty good pay record. knowing the dollar and its world relation econ wise man we can raise our card limits for almost ever and we really have no means to pay i.e. not enough natural resources to extract like canada. ….or gasp Venezuela. so despite them ripping off almost oil service company in the world they just signed a new contract with SLB, the largest oil service company in the world.
            conclusions:
            athletes lose earning power and go banko
            prof salary guy will likely not be loaned enough to do real damage.
            venezuela has declining production because they have nationalized, stolen, everybody’s stuff but can’t run it. and it has deteriorated to the point of tip point critical, worse than PEMEX even. yet because unlike Mexico they have huge proven reserves so can always find a new charlie brown to take a run at the oil football.
            the USA has nothing intrinsic that comes even close to what they owe, nor would 2% growth even keep close to paying unfunded future liability which needs to be paid in future values i.e. current value plus future inflation. all that supports it is belief. faith. all the state parks and fed parks and indian reservations sold off would not put a dent in our debt plus continuing unfunded future liability. we are further past the possibility of paying off our promises than Venezuela. because even at $15 a barrel, they can just sell more while contract all the expense out.

            oh, in the past history war is the usually scrub method for cleaning out all that irresponsible government behavior. look at it as kinda the repo man.

            so uhhhh hope that helps. how is your passport status?

          • Larry Kelly

            I let it expire long ago. Never used it. If it comes to war to clean the slate, probably better off where I’m at.
            That did help.

          • gcblues

            really?? now explain it to me cuz i thought i was using the muck shovel:)

          • Larry Kelly

            War by the U.S. on a scale to erase all debt would be catastrophic world wide. Appalachian Ohio is as good a place as any. Water well, gas well, coal fired local power plant, whole house generation plus backup, a National Forest of 800 acres as my neighbor and other neighbors are farmers. Vicious doog for protection. Life expectancy only 15 more years anyway.

          • gcblues

            i do not think there is a century without one in human history, have to ask Nix. kinda hoping i hit the lottery born in between and die before SSI is worthless. tell you what, as D&S would say, if i was 18, i would be PO’ed

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Every century has had several large wars. We are overdue. Bomb Iran! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBGPw_LBiRA

          • gcblues

            nix you got kids and grandkids? the world going south is not a good thing.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I have a married daughter. Her and her husband are working on making grandkids. My oldest daughter and her mother were killed by a drunk driver in December of ’82.

          • gcblues

            sorry to have dug that up. i have apparently had a lot of luck in life i do not acknowledge. life is for the living, as we say among the Greeks, so really your impulses to wipe out sections on the planet is likely not in your loved one’s interest. i can certainly understand the desire for payback but if you were a gambler and worked on the odds you would not roll the dice. so remember, grieve, but live too boss. epeopel are going to need you.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Wiping out some places is in everybody’s interest. If only we had nukes earlier in WW II and rained ruin on Nazi Germany. Evil should always be stopped.

          • Larry Kelly

            I fell in the crack where I get social security, 401-K 25-year payout, and a pension. Ten years before I retired, the pension was eliminated for new employees, replaced by matching 401-k.

          • gcblues

            all i had was a SEP, self employed pension, i.e. private 401k. i paid both halves of ssi mediscare. as self employed you pay the employee and employer part about 15.7% of the first $110,000 back in 03. my ssi begins in Nov, 62 this september, $1,660 a month. i will have to live to 150 to get what i paid in. GWB, my hero, lowered long term cap gains to 15% so i sold a commercial building i bought long ago with a good down and ten years of payments and traded commodities which the IRS taxes the gain 60/40 long/short term cap gain. building paid off, commodities obviously ended in 07. i am a dividend trader today. recall the warnings i gave about the market here a few years ago possibly? if i had lived in the states i would have liquidated and bought rentals for cash after the subcime, i mean prime debacle. my money manager moved to texas with his surgeon wife they bought enough property cashing out to let the rentals be managed and still pay out over $20k a month net. they vacation a lot, and donate the top limit each year to kids and grandkids to avoid death tax. i have a hard time thinking that i could work for someone and he would manage my retirement. hard for me to see that type of employment as secure when you are not in charge yet the first think i hear when i suggest self employmentto someone is they like the “security” of a job. that sounds very disonant to me. i prefer being in charge of my own income and savings. secure job is a cruel joke.

          • gcblues

            Argentina was the best place in the world during ww2. hard to believe a country that rich can go banko again and again.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Pretty good place after the War for ex-nazis. Until the Israelis found Eichmann, that is.

          • gcblues

            many Jews bought there way there, they worked both sides pretty well. big exporters. great resources. but nooooooooooooo!

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            They were friendly to Nazis and Jews. Peron worked both sides of the street and it did well for the country.

          • gcblues

            Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina remained neutral, Brazil sided w/ the allies late. unspoken or quietly spoken was their support for Hitler. it was more than making money. u know why?

        • gcblues

          here comes the Brinks truck….. wrote a song about it.

      • homemaker

        Disgusting but true

      • Larry Kelly

        Too late to sit up in the balcony as guest during the State of the Union address.

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    1 Video: Howard Kurtz on media that buried a key fact in Charlotte story.

  • LenInFlux

    I don’t know if Welzenbach is right about Hayes being a “corporate sock puppet,” but by his measure all anchors and pundits should be able to say whatever they want and to invite anyone they want onto their show. If you want to do that then you start your own network like Glenn Beck did.

    On a side note, Welzenbach noting the criticism of an anonymous DailyKos blogger is pretty sad.