Olbermann Is Asked To Kill His Father

Sorry to put two posts from Keith Olbermann one after the other, but I just had to post this video.  If nothing else, he is a great resource for a blog like mine.

Mr. Olbermann went on his show during the Special Comment section and talked about his ill father.  The story is the same as many families have experienced with a loved one who is terminally ill.  These patients go through many tribulations and their families are stretched very thin.  I don’t wish that type of situation on anyone, even Mr. Olbermann.

Here is what I take from the end of this story (if you stayed with the video that long.)  Keith told us about his father’s interest in just having the plug pulled (he wanted Keith to kill him to end the suffering.)  He brought up the talk of Death Panels and that no one should have the say whether treatment should be stopped.  Who is doing this right now with the current health care system?  No one.

Whether there will be some kind of “death panel” or other entity deciding on end of life decisions is up for speculation.  If a bill actually gets passed and signed into law, we’ll see where that goes.  If the government is involved in the system, whether directly or just paying the bills, you can bet there will be some type of involvement in treatment decisions.  I’d much rather have a private health insurance company deciding my fate or that of my family than some government worker or panel, but that is just my preference.

I assume that Mr. Olbermann just felt like taking some kind of cheap shot at the “ghouls” as he calls them (that’s code for the hated Republicans.)  So be it.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Keith Olbermann, Have You No Shame!

I love this video. It really puts things in perspective with regards to MSNBC and their idea of diversity. Yes, I know, they have non-white analysts and guests, but their anchor lineup looks a little pasty. I’m just sayin’.

This is from the Dallas Tea Party:

Mr. Olbermann has been very critical of the Tea Party Protests wondering where the people of color are at these events. Well, Keith, the gauntlet has been laid down. I can’t wait to see your attendance and coverage at the Dallas event.

If you are not Keith Olbermann and are in the Dallas area, consider attending this event.  It will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 12 Noon – 2pm at the Dallas City Hall.  They have some great speakers coming including Steven Crowder, Alfonzo Rachel among other great guests.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Ed Koch: Not Every Muslim Is A Terrorist ‘But There Are Hundreds Of Millions Who Are’

I don’t always agree with Ed Koch, but I liked his views espoused on Neil Cavuto’s show on Fox News.  He was commenting on that the President has refused to call the foiled Christmas day airplane attack as an act of terrorism.  No surprise that he is being totally PC and seems to have an aversion to creating any waves with radical muslims.

Ed tells it like it is:

Exactly.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Olbermann and Teabagging: A Great Partnership

Over the last 10 months I have been involved with attending and tracking various Tea Party Protest events.  I have attended two events here in St. Louis and really had a good time at each one.  I took my kids to the first one in February in the shadow of the Gateway Arch.  I wanted them to be present at an event I saw as very pivotal to our Republic.  It was truly the beginning of a much larger movement that quickly spread throughout the country without the help of Republicans or any other high level party official.  The buzz term of the moment is that it was truly organic in nature.

When this movement started to gain steam and be noticed by the main stream media, those on the left decided to associate this movement with a sexual term called “Teabagging.”  For those of you who are not familiar with the true origins of this term, I’m not going to describe the act here on this blog or provide a link – google it if you choose.

Mr. Olbermann was one of the first to coin this term and it actually caught on (I assume it is because of the outrage from the Tea Party Protesters (the preferred term) rather than the paltry viewers he receives each night.)  Now it seems that the this term has been chosen by the Oxford University Press selecting it  as second most popular “word of the year.”  Although Keith was instrumental in creating the buzz on this one, he is now deflecting the blame, if you will, to those in the protest movement.  If he actually cared to do a little study on the origins of the group name it had to do with the parallels to the Boston Tea Party and the taxes that were imposed on the citizens by a governmental power.   Evidently he had to wait until the Oxford University Press defined it for him.  This is what happens when we have a fundamental disregard or blatant ignorance of history.

Keith, you are a blithering idiot of colossal proportions.  You are the one that had these perverted thoughts of “teabagging” and I for one would like to hear you actually own up to it instead of alluding that you simply had some hand it exposing the term.  The fact that it has caught on with the public and some are using the term to describe themselves has more to do with the evolution of the word by your doing.  

My only bone to pick with this movement is why it took so long to get started.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

 

Taos Hotel Owner Tells Whiney Employees to Push a Rope

I found this story interesting.  It highlights a new hotel owner in Taos, NM.  He bought a distressed hotel and decided to run it his way (since it was his money.)

I applaud Larry Whitten.  I like the fact that he is not backing down.  He explained in the interview that he fires everyone and they have to reapply for their jobs. Also, having someone use an easy to recognize name is common practice in customer service arenas – try and contact a call center and log what name they use. I’ll bet it is something simple.

Evidently CNN’s Rick Sanchez has changed his name to be more accepted by the American audience as illustrated by this clip. Sanchez also agreed with the hotel owner and his policy for those people answering the phone and dealing directly with customers.

The bottom line is that this is Mr. Whitten’s hotel – he paid for it and is responsible for making it profitable. He understands business. If he is successful, more local people will have jobs and that is real job security.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Cavuto Slams White House Communications Director

I don’t watch Neil Cavuto on a regular basis, but he always seems to cut through the BS and really hit home runs.  In the clip below he slams White House Communications Director Anita Dunn on her dislike for Fox News.

Is Fox News really biased outside of the opinion shows?  I hardly think so.  The  fact that more Americans trust this network to give them the real story shows that they are on the right track.

Let’s examine the opinion shows:

  • Glenn Beck – Somewhat conservative but very independent thinking.  He’s no Republican.
  • Bill O’Reilly – I can’t tell what his leanings are – he really seems independent to be, but I know most lefties will disagree.
  • Bret Baier– Independent and balanced.
  • Greta Van Sustren – Independent and balanced.
  • Sean Hannity – Conservative and very right leaning.  Very biased on the right.
  • Geraldo Rivera – Liberal.
  • Sheppard Smith – Liberal, very biased on the left. 

Where is the vast right wing bias?  Even with the opinion shows thrown in, I don’t see the big deal. 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Obama Green Czar a 9-11 Truther ***UPDATE*** Jones Was Tricked into Signing 9-11 Truther Petition

vanjones1Many people, including myself, have a problem with the whole White House Czar thing.  Unelected and unconfirmed with limited oversight by any government agency, other than the White House, seems to be an extreme power grab.  Not to mention many of these czar’s seem to be, in my humble opinion, payback positions for past loyalty.  Now, this is not new concept in the political world, but still disturbing to this blogger.

The Gatway Pundit, always on top of the most relevant issues, highlighted the link between the new Green Czar, Van Jones, as a 9-11 Truther.  Those of you who don’t know what a 9-11 Truther is, these people feel that the Bush Administration caused the 9-11 attacks to perpetuate a war in Iraq.  These people are the extreme left-wing and I do not believe they represent main stream liberals, but I wonder why there is limited coverage on these screwballs while the “birthers” are highlighted on page one.  Just asking the question.

911 Truth Statement

Respected Leaders and Families Launch 9/11 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11

NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 26, 2004) – An alliance of 100 prominent Americans and 40 family members of those killed on 9/11 today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.The Statement supports an August 31st Zogbypoll that found nearly 50% of New Yorkers believe the government had foreknowledge and “consciously failed to act,” with 66% wanting a new 9/11 investigation.

Focusing on twelve questions, the Statement highlights areas of incriminating evidence that were either inadequately explored or ignored by the Kean Commission, ranging from insider trading and hijacker funding to foreign government fore warnings and inactive defenses around the Pentagon. The Statement asks for four actions: an immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Congressional hearings, media analysis, and the formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

The Statement’s list of signatories includes notables spanning the political spectrum, from Presidential candidates Ralph Nader, Michael Badnarik, and David Cobb to Catherine Austin Fitts, a member of the first Bush administration, as well as Washington veterans like Pentagon   Daniel Ellsberg and retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Other signers range from peace activists like Code Pink president Jodie Evans and Global Exchange’s Kevin Danaher to former US Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq, Edward L. Peck; from environmentalists like Randy Hayes and John Robbins to business leaders such as Paul Hawken and Karl Schwartz, CEO of Patmos Nanotechnologies; from populist journalist Ronnie Dugger to renowned investigative reporter Kelly Patricia O’Meara.

The Statement also includes 43 noted authors, including New York Times #1 bestseller John Gray, as well as 18 eminent professors, historians, and theologians. Other notables include five-term Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, singers Michelle Shocked and Michael Franti, and actors Ed Asner and Mimi Kennedy.

 

Also included on said list was none other than Van Jones, White House Green Czar.  Interesting.  I wonder what the response from the media would be if President Bush would have put forth some right-wing radical that pushed for the murder of abortion doctors?  I’ll guarantee Keith Olbermann would have made him the “Worst Person in the World.”

 

***UPDATE***

Over the weekend new Green Czar, Van Jones, resigned his position.  I’m sure it was “encouraged” by the White House due to his sketchy past with Communism, left-wing radicals and 9-11 truthers.  This morning on FoxNews Sunday, Howard Dean indicated that Mr. Jones was tricked into signing the 9-11 Truther petition.

OK, right Dr. Dean.  And for his next trick, Mr. Jones will have monkeys fly out of his butt.   

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant