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

I Confess, I’m in the Tea Party Cult

I honestly didn’t realize I was in a cult.  I guess in addition to the fact that I’m supposedly a racist and a homophobe (yes, I’ve been called both for some reason), I’m also in the Tea Party Cult (or Teabagger if you choose to use the sexual term coined by the wacknut left.)

Bill Maher had dubbed those who oppose taxes and growing the government who decide to attend a Tea Party protest are not really in a movement, but are a part of a cult.  I found that really interesting since I went to one of the first Tea Party events held in St. Louis last February (and brought my kids) along with one held on April 15, 2009. Actually, I never thought that I was in a movement but rather concerned about the out of control spending from not only the left, but also the right.

I didn’t realize my taxes have gone down.  I must have missed this one, but I do live in the Socialist Republic of Illinois so maybe this doesn’t apply to me.  I suppose we’ll feel the real pinch when the Bush tax cuts expire next year.  Ouch!

From NewsBusters:

The teabaggers, they’re not a movement. They’re a cult, and I’m going to prove it. You know someone has fallen into a cult if you see these signs: One. Cults have their own vocabulary. Now, I don’t speak sh**kicker, but I know that in their world, freedom means guns, diplomacy means weakness, elitist means reader, and socialist means black.

Two. Cults tend to populate from within.encouraging members to have huge broods of children and to give them strange names, like Moonbeam, and Trig.

And three, cult members always attribute all of their problems to one simple explanation: [picture of Obama with Hitler moustache].

Well there you have it.  Me: Illiterate Racist Hick, Unabashed Homophobe & Cult Member.

Attention Teabagger Cultists: I have received word from above that the great Tea Bag is coming back to take all the good Tea Baggers back to Hickland to live eternity shooting guns, chewing tobacco and smashing things with Monster Trucks.  Sounds like a blast!  Hooo Weee.  See you there.

Of course, that is just my opinion.

Robs’ 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

 

A Tale of Two Protests

Bill Hemmer really showed the difference between protesters at a G-20 protest (or riot if you prefer) and a recent Tea Party protest.

Which one would you rather attend? 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Starbucks at Town Hall Meeting?

Well, this has cured my desire for Starbucks.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Do Words Matter Mr. Obama?

 One of our great local radio hosts, Jamie Allman, from 97.1 FM Talk, put up a well done video that I just had to share.

It’s good to see we haven’t had the massive loony protests calling President Obama war monger or worse.  For the most part it has been pretty peaceful and pointed.  We don’t have to like Mr. Obama and his direction he is taking the country, but a little civil discourse is healthy for the country. 

Like Dalton says, I want you to be nice until it’s time to not be nice.  I think we’re heading towards the not nice phase. 

You can catch Allman in the Morning online here.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Keith Olbermann: The Worst Person in the World

OK, maybe he’s not the worst, but probably one of the most idiodic.

If you don’t watch MSNBC, and by the horrendous ratings not many do, you might not know that Keith Olbermann has a feature on his show called “The Worst Person in the World.” This segment highlights the three of the worst people in the world (hence the title) according to Mr. Olbermann. It varies by the day from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, etc., etc., you get the point. (I actually think that Keith has a secret crush on Glenn Beck by all the attention he pays his show – just pure speculation on my part.)

This particular day Rep. Wally Herger (R) from California served as Olbermann’s whipping boy. During one of Rep. Herger’s town hall meetings a gentleman came to the microphone and mentioned several things as well as admitting to being a  “Right-wing terrorist.” Now you can judge for yourself, but he was obviously speaking tounge-in-cheek or as we like to call it Keith, he was being sarcastic. Evidently Keith didn’t get the memo.

I’m not really that surprised that Mr. Olbermann took the statement from Mr. Stead the way he did – that’s the premise of his show and his paycheck.  The loony left that tunes into the MSNBC trifecta (Hardball, Olbermann and Maddow) would expect nothing less.

To the credit of Rep. Herger, he has not backed down from his original statement:

From a statement from the Congressman’s Office:

Congressman Herger stands by his statement in support of his constituent. Mr. Bert Stead is a taxpayer and veteran, who, like so many others, is rightfully fed up with being called “un-American”, or “extremist” or a “political terrorist” by liberals in Washington, for simply exercising his First Amendment rights. Mr. Stead served his country and therefore he is a great American. The Congressman doesn’t at all regret commending him for standing up, exercising his free speech rights, and expressing his strong concerns with the direction liberals in Washington are taking our country.

Nuff said.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant