Jan 142017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: John Martha
  • Reliable Sources: Trump hostile to facts, sees press as opposition; BuzzFeed.
  • Video: Jesse Watters visits scene of brutal
  • Concha: Trump should make cable news town halls the new fireside chats.
  • The Cable Game: After one week, Greta finds herself in unfamiliar territory.
  • Martha MacCallum rises to primetime.   Chris Wallace pushes back on Shep.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Putin is far from our biggest threat.
  • Fox News contributor running for DNC chair:  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Lean Forward: Maddow, Matthews, Williams anchor inauguration on MSNBC.
  • Larry Kelly

    Loved Chris Wallace today. Not eating the “truth to power” crappola Shep tried to force freed him.

  • gcblues

    http://www.investors.com/news/technology/att-could-spin-off-cnn-to-get-time-warner-deal-ok-says-analyst/?yptr=yahoo
    Having significant T, I am torn. Household cable pays even w/out ratings, good international cash helps pay that fat div which is all i care about. Torn. Cnn could be spun, then trying to bring it into the fold ruined. or? Time warner? not so interested.

    • Larry Kelly

      At least when you are complaining about me you are understandable.

      • gcblues

        if you read the article then my post and are financially literate you should have no prob understanding it. if you are not financially literate it explains a lot of your comments.

        • Larry Kelly

          Clear, understandable. One point off for punctuation. One point off for capitalization. B+

          • gcblues

            don’t quit your day job

  • Son of Rusty Shackleford

    Shammu Greene is running for DNC chair? Maybe she and Keith Ellison could be co-chairs, a two-fer of Dimmocrat foolishness! But that won’t happen—-mooslims don’t like sharing power with wimyn of any kind, even useful idiots.

  • I gave up on last night’s Red Eye during the third topic. There was too much obnoxiousness among the panel. The last straw was lead obnoxious panelist Mike Gunzelman confusing Switzerland with Sweden merely to make a Christopher Walken “more cowbell” joke. Before that, Gunz led a bashing of Marie Osmond on the grounds of obscurity.

    • The clip they ran of Marie she really did look a lot like Princess Leia. Good work by make-up, costuming.

      • All I noticed was the lip sync.

      • Larry Kelly

        You can’t be even a little bit country and eat that crap they send you for weight loss. Can take the little pizzas trap shooting.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I cut Marie a lot of slack because of the trouble her dad, Lee Harvey Osmond, got into in Dallas.

  • Larry Kelly

    How long does an icon get to be a dishonest jerk and still get to be an icon? Think I’ll call Bill Cosby if anyone has his number?

    • homemaker

      Lewis may have done good things at one time but has now turned into a political hack. He attacked John McCain, he’s the one who said he was spit on at a Tea Party rally (never proved) and now he disses the election. Remember Andrew Breitbart offered a $10,000 reward to anyone with video evidence. No one ever came forward.
      Can you both admire the man for something he did in the past and think poorly of him now?

      • Larry Kelly

        yes and yes

      • Lewis claimed people called him the “n” word. Emanuel Cleaver was the one that thought he was spit on. Both incidents were alleged by Lewis and Cleaver (and their supporters) as they entered the Capitol to vote on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). “Kill the bill!” was chanted by the protesters as representatives walked in. The man that spit on Cleaver did so unintentionally. (Say it, don’t spray it.)

  • Larry Kelly

    Maddow will say Obama had better bands in the inaugural parade. Williams will say he was on Liberty ship SS John Philip Sousa during a torpedo attack.

  • Larry Kelly

    Scientists report the neverending N. California drought has ended.

    • Grandpa D

      Is that ‘settled science’?

      • Larry Kelly

        it is now.

  • Larry Kelly

    Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey circus says it is closing down ‘The Greatest Show on Earth,’ following a 146-year run. I guess kids today not into the circus? Maybe animal rights groups were the kiss of death? Used to be a big deal when the circus came to town.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      It’s a shame to see them go. Remember the Clyde Beatty – Cole Bros Circus? They used to play the smaller towns.

      • Larry Kelly

        I do. I think they continued to do tent shows after Ringling moved strictly to permanent venues. Half the fun was the free show watching the circus set up.

      • timdub70

        There was Carson & Barnes, too. They played a lot of small towns especially in Nebraska. I think I’ve only been to one circus too, and that was a Shrine Circus in Omaha.

    • I don’t recall ever seeing B&B except in the movie; I think the only circus I attended was the Shrine circus. It was OK but I guess I don’t have sawdust in my veins.

      • homemaker

        In Baraboo, WI we have the Circus World Museum. This was the summer home of the circus while Sarasota,FL was the winter home. (I’ve been to both locations-beautiful art museum on the FL grounds) They have all the old circus train cars on display and do a small circus on the grounds during the summer. There used to be a Circus Parade in Milwaukee with all the beautiful circus cars as the main attraction. The Historical Society would take these cars in a trip around the state to stop in many small cities for people to see the cars before they made their way to Milwaukee. It was quite a sight to behold.
        May I suggest, if you are inclined to take a road trip to WI to take in the Circus World Museum in Baraboo and then visit the Wisconsin Dells a few short miles away. It is known for water parks but the scenery along the Wisconsin River,which is what originally brought people there, is truly beautiful.

        • Grandpa D

          Thumbs up! I’ve been there at least twice, plus many more times to the Dells. But I’d wait until summer. Circus World opens just the indoor displays in March but not the full outdoor exhibits and circus until May.

        • Larry Kelly

          As a scout, I spent a week with the troup camping at beautiful Devils Lake. We made a day trip to the museum and to the Dells — including amphibious DUKW tours. Wisconsin, a real jewel of the midwest!

          • homemaker

            There’s nothing like an “original duck ride”! Lucky us they have Dane County Days where we get reduced prices early in the season for things like that!

          • Larry Kelly

            Scout leader’s false teeth fell out. We did find them on the boat. “Be prepared”, that is the scout moto.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          For many years, a number of circuses had their winter homes in Peru, IN. A good number of Miami worked for them taking care of the animals, working as laborers setting up the tents and even performers.

          Here’s a little history: http://www.perumiaminews.com/lifestyle/2016-circus-city-festival/2638-our-peru-miami-county-circus-history

          Longer, but quite interesting: http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1964Jul.htm

    • homemaker

      Taking the elephants out of the circus is the biggest change. You can’t have a real circus without elephants, IMO.

      • Cecelia

        I’m not sad to see that.

        • gcblues

          no prob, send him here. circi is in town as we speakk

      • Larry Kelly

        me and the other boys went to watch them poop

        • Grandpa D

          When the circus came to Houston people would line up with sacks to get elephant poop. It’s supposed to be a great fertilizer. I never tried it; bad sinuses.

  • GATXER

    What happens when you run out of lies for the moment and still have a hate quota.

    https://twitter.com/IceManNYR/status/820387781121835009

    Yes he’s really whining that Fox news listed Republicans last in a list of 3 things.
    #laughingstocks

    • Larry Kelly

      Brain freeze when tray refilled with water from Flint Michigan.

    • Somebody, please, give him some cheese to go with that whine.

      • gcblues

        Typical crony capitalist neo-liberal solution.
        sorry, emotional incontinence is the new “IN” thing. sarc<< someday learn how to italicize.

    • TheMightyINB

      I just don’t understand the complaint!

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I doubt even Ice knows what he’s complaining about.

        • Apparently he’s complaining that they listed three things in one order instead of one of five (?) other different mathematically possibilities for a sequence of three. Conveniently omitted is what makes one better, or worse, than another, other than the glaringly obvious answer: the order that Fox chose is bad because Fox chose it. Q.E.D.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Fox is living in the frozen mutt’s head rent-free.

          • Larry Kelly

            I still never visit Newshounds and rarely watch anything on MSNBC. If I did, and constantly complained (like every day), wouldn’t that be weird?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I just look at the posts here and check the Stooges tweets if Johnny or GATXER spot something and bring it to our notice.

  • Cecelia
    • Larry Kelly

      He seems very good at revenge on those who he perceived had wronged him. Thank Obama humiliation of Trump at the WH Correspondent Dinner for cementing his run for office. With a new boss in town, some spooks may find him ready and willing to cross the streams.

    • homemaker

      Wow! Another excellent article. Thanks for linking to it. It is becoming more and more apparent how much the IC really hates Trump.

      • Larry Kelly

        Not even a Fox-hater hates like a Trump-hater do. Bobbys on bicycle, two by two… wait, got a wire crossed there.

        • Wait’ll you combine them… Freeze is a Fox hater. No, he’s a Trump hater. He’s both He’s Two! Two! Two haters in one! (tm Certs)

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Poor Oswald Cobblepot. This is what happens when you live in the sewers.

          • Larry Kelly

            Well, IceHound can’t hate fake news. That would be suicide.

  • Larry Kelly

    Eight Was Enough nyti.ms/2jJvqcb
    /an accurate epitaph

    • homemaker

      Thanks for linking that editorial. Excellent piece & pretty much sums up my opinions but in a much more persuasive way than I could ever do.

      • Larry Kelly

        Pretty sums up liberals in general: something’s wrong with anyone not in their camp. Irrationally wrong.

  • Larry Kelly

    Liberals are all for the First Amendment until the guy from Beitbart writes a book, makes a YouTube video, or speaks at a university. All the tolerance of the Stasi.

  • Larry Kelly

    Run Laura, run!

  • Today the derangement went to ’11’.
    This morning: Trump tweeted that SNL was lousy last night.
    A few hours later, Brian Stelter declared that tweet was an example of Trump “bullying critics”.
    No I am not making that up. Saying you don’t like a tv show makes you a bully.
    Beam me up!

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Does me saying that Stelter looks like an unwashed chicken egg make me a bully, or just an astute observer?

      • Son of Blackflon

        Stelter potrebbe citare in giudizio per danni punitivi

        • Larry Kelly

          Let me translate: “Stelter with head of egg should sue mother hen for punitive damages”.

    • Larry Kelly

      Bully pulpit, don’t you know.

    • Cecelia

      That’s our media. Remember Palin wasnt supposed to defend herself either.

      Comedians complain about walking on eggshells now days, lest they say something politically incorrect and get the hell beaten out of them by the same people who cry “It’s a joke” now.

      Try skewering Rep. John Lewis, SNL. Since he virtually called John McCain a race baiter in 2008, parody some of Lewis’ hyperbole, and see how much tolerance there will be…because…you know he’s a public man …and humor…

      McCain’s iconic POW status means little when he’s being hit by a Democrat.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Lewis is simply a senile, race-baiting old fool.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 preview
    4 Martha MacCallum
    3 running for DNC
    2 pushes back
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 The Cable Game: After one week, Greta finds herself in unfamiliar territory.

  • Larry Kelly

    John Lewis a better ICON than Joe Luis? I’ll take Joe. Avenged a white beating by returning the favor. Circumstances delivered some incredibly unfair blows in his later life. He took those punches without becoming a racist or a hater.

  • Larry Kelly

    Reliable Sources: Trump sees press as opposition. Show of hands. Anyone not see that?

  • ramjet

    Wallace pushes back on Shep. Wemple pushes back on Wallace, channels the anti-Goldwater with “taking his moderation to extremes.”