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… It is What happens When You Do Not Attend Your P.D.B.s [#lazy ass]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 31st,2016

.. the First Wuss is a lazy ass …

.. allegedly , he takes his presidential Daily Briefing [P.D.B.] on an IPad . An IPad , for god ‘ s sake ! …

.. most everyone else , since the p.d.b. was created , took them in person from a briefer , or even a team of briefers . That way , you can ask questions . Then , if they do not have answers , they can get back to you …. rapidly , if needed …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. my understanding is that he reads far less than half . Less than half of them . So ….

.. guess why the First Wuss let I.S.I.L. slip in under the table ? … it does not take a rocket scientist to understand why ??…

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… Nice Try on Fibbing [#Press Spin]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 2nd,2016

.. but you flunked , JoshBoy …

.. JoshBoy Earnest was trying his lamest to explain POTUS ‘ latest fib of the day , the wussing out on his executive action on immigration . The First Wuss has been proposing to use an exec action on immigration to legalize potentially millions of illegals . As you might think , JoshBoy tried to dress up a sow ‘ s ear as a silk purse , but to no luck . He bombed …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the Press Briefing footage …

.. Major Garrett [of CBS] saw right thru it , and pounced . Unlike most of the Press Corpse , he is a card – carrying conservative , and will not stand for being lied to his face . Especially when the Press Secretary is being so lame and incredulous in trying to do so ….

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… What was Neal Patrick Harris thinking ? [#tasteless Oscar joke]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 4th,2015

.. unfortunately , it was part of a pattern of poor [and in bad taste] comments ..

.. Harris has recovered from the post – Doogie Howser slump to become a big acting and comedy star . However , it does not give him license to make an ass of himself on the stage …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics.com/video]..
.. [link] to the Oscar speech …

.. I think that the Film Academy will give Harris another shot at next year ‘ s Oscars . Hopefully , he will fire his writing team , and work his buns off to do better …

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… Newt is , as usual [#race relations]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 10th,2015

.. solid , and on point …

.. you would figure that the first Black President and Attorney General would have been far more of an inspiration and a leader in race relations …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. but , noooooo …

.. both of them have bombed [badly] at their conduct of race relations . As it is , they have both made things far , far worse . They could not have done thing worse …

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… nice Going , Dumbbell [#POTUS on “60 Minutes”]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 3rd,2014

.. well , His Lordship thought he was going to have an easy interview …

.. CBS , check ..

.. 60 Minutes , check , …

.. Steve Kroft , check …

.. [h/t — DailyTelegraph.co.uk]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. nice going , Dummy ! …. Oops ! …

.. you stuck your foot in your mouth , and nearly blew it off …

.. you should have known better , stupid ….

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… Nice Call , David Boreanaz [#grow a pair]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 14th,2014

.. well , I do not know if this guy is running for political office .

.. but , he has gained some stature in my book …

.. actor David Boreanaz [Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Bones] hauled off and blasted POTUS . Boy , oh boy , did he ever …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the quotes …

.. he hauled off in several tweets at POTUS , about his actions while in office . Even better , he nailed him on several issues that he is facing …

.. the simplest way he put it is , ” Grow a Pair …

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… Bravo , Mayim [#Bialik]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 3rd,2014

.. I heard of her when she was a teenager , when she starred in the NBC sitcom , ” Blossom . ” …

.. now an adult , married , and a mother of 3 or 4 kids …

.. I did not know that she was Jewish . I also did not assume that she was , either …

mayim bialik

.. [h/t –– TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. she is now a co – star on a CBS sitcom , I believe ” the Big Bang Theory … ” . She is using some of her earnings from her show to supply a very significant number of bulletproof vests to the Israel Defense Forces [the I.D.F.] …

.. Bravo , Mayim , and May God Bless You always !! …

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… Big Shock on their News Agenda [#CBS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 20th,2014

.. not surprising , given her comments .

.. Sharyl Attkisson was interviewed on the O ‘ Reilly Factor the other night . She is now free to shop her services elsewhere since she has left C.B.S. . That is lucky for most of us , since (maybe) someone like FoxNews will swoop in and scoop her up …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. she is good , really good at what she does . It will be interesting to see where she ends up landing …

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… It Makes You Wonder [#About Media Bias] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 18th,2014

.. Sharyl Attkisson has left CBS . That leaves a very good investigative reporter out in the hustings as a free agent ready to be picked up by a another network …

.. she was a guest the other night on FoxNewsChannel ‘ s the O ‘ Reilly Factor . Bill O ‘ Reilly was interviewing her about her pursuit of stories while she was an active reporter at CBS …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blognews..

After introducing his guest, O’Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.

The former CBS reporter asserted that she began to make inroads into the story but had to drop it:


Attkisson: I found out that we had to quit pursuing the story more or less due to lack of interest well before we found answers to a lot of questions. Including what about all the other cases besides the one you know as Fast and Furious that were also using similar strategies to transfer weapons down to Mexico. And how did this, if at all, play into a strategy the United States may be using to draw support or give support towards one of the cartels in Mexico against one of the others much like they had done in Columbia and other places.

O’Reilly: Playing one off against the other. You said something interesting that you had to abandon the story for lack of interest. Can you clarify that?

Attkisson: It just came to be that, I don’t think on the viewers’ part, but on the people that decide what stories go into the broadcast and what there is room for, they felt fairly early on that this story was over when I felt as though we had barely begun to scratch the surface. They didn’t ask me what was left to report. They decided on their own the story was done.

O’ Reilly moved to her investigation into Benghazi.


Attkisson: Benghazi I was assigned to look into about three weeks after the attacks happened by management, and pursued that aggressively, and as I felt we were beginning to scratch beneath the surface on that scandal as well which I think had many legitimate questions yet to be asked and answered. Interest was largely lost in that story as well on the part of the people that are responsible for deciding what goes on the news.

O’Reilly: So did they tell you, look, we don’t want you to spend any more time on this? Was it that direct?

Attkisson: No. It’s more as though there is no time in the broadcast. They really, really liked the story but you start to hear from, you know, other routes that “why don’t you just leave it alone,” “you know, you are kind of a troublemaker because you are still pursuing it.” It kind of goes from hot to cold in one day, sometimes. Where they are asking you to pursue something heavily and then it’s almost as if a light switch goes off and look at you all of the sudden, “Why are you bringing this story?”


O’Reilly: Is it possible because CBS News is third in the ratings that they are just doing stories that they think are going to get them audiences? Is that possible?

Attkisson: I suppose there could be differences of opinion as to what the audience wants to see. But I think there are larger things at play in the industry. Broadly there are overarching concerns about, I would say just fear over original investigative reporting. There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well- orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play.

Attkisson’s last big investigation at CBS was Obamacare:


Attkisson: I was asked by CBS to look into Obamacare and it had a similar trajectory whereby we broke some interesting stories that I felt we were uncovering some good information and making headway, but we and I feel like a lot of the media after several weeks of this kind of fell off the radar on the story to a large degree on the critical looks that we were taking, security issues, the lack of transparency, the lack of providing figures and information, that I think belonged in the public domain, belonged to us, that were being withheld, while being provided in some cases to corporate partners of the government being withheld from us, though.

…Just before Christmas came word that the top security official, the computer person who still works there at HHS, had refused to sign off and recommended, in fact, that this web site not go live because of all the security issues. That was not considered a big enough story, I suppose, is the way to put it by those who decide what goes on the air. I thought it was hugely important, because this is an insider, someone who works in the Obama administration who had made this assessment. If you look at having had something like that occur with a private corporation that proceeded to go online with all of these alleged security risks, I think the government would be very upset by that if the tables were turned. Here it was the United States government doing it.

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… Circling the Drain [POTUS ‘ foreign policy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 17th,2014

.. with the current developments in foreign affairs , you can bet that POTUS is looking more like an incompetent idiot and a boor in foreign affairs . He even makes Jimmy Cartah look like a gentleman genius by comparison …

.. watch Major Garrett of CBS put JayBoy Carney roast on a spit over the latest developments …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the Press Conference footage …

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… CBS Replaces Letterman …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 17th,2014

.. and they replace him with somebody worse …

.. yep ..

.. they are bringing in Steven Colbert . Yea , that guy , from Comedy Central . Puke ! …

.. at least with Jon Stewart you get an equal opportunity skewer . Colbert is a philosophical bigot …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the segment ..

.. to say the least , the MahaRushie is not amused …

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… Good Riddance , David Letterman !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. Letterman is giving up the ghost …

.. unfortunately , it will not be until next year …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

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… Sharyl Atkisson leaves CBS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 15th,2014

.. is anyone really surprised .

.. she is a top – flight reporter , one who took her reporting and her job seriously . Obviously , her co – workers and colleagues at CBS did not … it really makes you wonder about how much philosophical bias and political bigotry goes on at that network …

.. any bets on where she will end up next ? I am betting on FoxNews , or possibly even C.N.N. . Yes , CNN makes sense , because they still have a top flight investigative unit …

Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

At the same time, Attkisson’s own reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. She is currently at work on a book — tentatively titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington” — which addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the Obama administration.

Feeling increasingly stymied and marginalized at the network, Attkisson began talking to CBS News President David Rhodes as early as last April about getting out of her contract. Those negotiations intensified in recent weeks, and her request was finally honored on Monday.

Reached by phone, Attkisson described her resignation as “amicable.” She said she will now turn her attention to the book, which is being published by HarperCollins, a division of NewsCorp (and not by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS Corporation.) She declined to comment further.

Sonya McNair, the senior vice president for communications for CBS News, said in a statement: “CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors. We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well.”

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… Agreed , on Edward Snowden …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 17th,2013

.. Ambassador John Bolton , God Bless Him , thinks that Edward Snowden should hang ” from an old oak tree . ”

.. [h/t — www.RealClearPolitics.com] …

.. [link] to the video ..

.. I most heartily agree . Do Not grant the S.O.B. amnesty . The stuff is out the door already . Our security services and intelligence agencies will have to go through an expensive and complete refit . So much the better . They could really use it , especially to deal with the P.R.C. .

.. So , do not give the bastard an inch . Not a Milimeter …

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… Tuffy fit the Bill … er Bull [return of the Rodeo Clown] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 17th,2013

.. remember the Rodeo Clown ? ..

.. no , THAT rodeo clown . The one from the Missouri State Fair ? Yea , that one . Just to refresh your memory ….

.. [h/t — http://www.thegatewaypundit.com]

.. a local CBS affilliate in Missouri is running a contest (locally) for Person of the Year … and guess who is running away with it ? ..tuffy the rodeo clown (person of the year)

.. Yeah . You got it ! Tuffy , the [Obama Mask] Rodeo Clown ! ..

.. Good for him ! Go Tuffy ! ..

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… I think the DemoCraps forgot how to Count [the Budget Deal] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 15th,2013

.. you need 60 votes in the Senate to invoke what is known as ” cloture ” to move legislation forward . It generally needs this amount in order to forstall any possible threat of a filibuster . So far , there has not been one , as of yet .

.. The problem is that the DummyCraps forgot how to count . You need 50 votes (+ VP Biden , if needed to break a tie) to pass a bill . The Democratic leadership assumed that they would pick up a couple of GOP votes to pass the bill , also assuming that they would lose some of their own people . They just did not think that they would lose very many people . They were wrong  .

.. Big Oops . Both of them . Nice going on the assumptions , tricky Dick Durbin (the Senate Majority Whip , for now) . He is supposed to know how to count to either 60 or 50 . Durbin generally does not admit that he is short of the mark , unless he really is . Doing it in public on a Sunday show [wrap up] is probably his way of creating some form of pressure on the GOP to produce some votes . Evidently , they are short of the mark .

.. Nice going , dummies …

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… Bravo , Guys [yes , Health Care – related]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 20th,2013

.. don’t worry , folks , this time , this one is a good story about health insurance reform .

.. these three guys (young 20-somethings) took it upon themselves to create something working . Well , guess what ? They did it ! They created a really simple website , entitled ” TheHealthSherpa.com  . ” It holds up to a old rule , ie K.I.S.S. , keep it simple , stupid .

.. Incredibly , for over three years , the government managed to blow thru over $600 million . They have created the technology – equivalent of a clusterf**k . And these guys did this . It is far simpler , and is very easy to use .

.. You can scan over the offerings , very quickly , very easily . You can change the entry items , if you need to , and the site will not regurgitate or crash .

.. Though the government engaged outside companies for various aspects of the project, it chose to put bureaucrats within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in charge of overall project management, “despite the fact that CMS has no experience managing large IT projects.” Compounding the likelihood that the train wreck which has occurred would occur, project managers appear to have mostly fiddled for over 2-1/2 years to ensure that most controversial matters would be kept from the public until after the 2012 elections.

The bureaucratic control freaks convinced the obviously incompetent project managers that the government simply had to have a mountain of information about each potential applicant before they could even be allowed to shop for plans. Then things went from merely disgraceful to utterly inexcusable. We now know that Sebelius’s crew opened HealthCare.gov despite being warned [10] just four days before its launch that it would be “a ‘high’ security risk” for users “because of a lack of testing.”

No private firm would launch under these circumstances — and if any did, law enforcement would be frog-marching company executives to jail within days.

LEC again .. I am including a [link] to the site [h/t — pjmedia.com] , and to a fellow ohio blogger , Tom Blumer . He blogs at w^3.bizzyblog.com , and has a column at pjmedia (the one I linked to above) ..

.. how come ? — the CBS news site that I was trying to call up was a little unconventional . So , it is easier to call up Tom ‘ s pjmedia.com column , and launch the news piece from there .

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… CBS does not Often Hit The Point [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,November 16th,2013

.. but , in this case , they do .

.. and How ! .. [link] here

.. this piece by the CBS Evening News puts a pretty good hammer on why His Lordship ‘ s proposed ” Administrative Fix ” is anything but what it is — a political face – saving measure , with little to no legal effect …

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… Cooked ! [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 5th,2013

.. you do not expect CBS snooze these days to do serious news gathering .

.. Well , that may well be changing . Sharyl Atkisson has been driving the ObamaCrap Administration by breaking story after story on the Benghazi scandal . That one alone has to be given His Lordship plenty of grey hairs . Not that he does not deserve it . He does , and plenty of them .

.. Now Jan Crawford seems to be following in Atkisson ‘ s lead . Crawford is sinking her considerable professional chops into the colossal botch of the website launch of ObamaCrapCare . Boy , oh boy , does she give the ObamaCraps a roasting …

[link] — this is the link to the CBS snooze piece by Crawford . It is well worth watching …

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… Anyone want to watch Bob Schieffer make DannyBoyPfeiffer look like an Idiot ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 21st,2013

Anyone want to Watch Bob Schieffer of CBS make DannyBoyPfeiffer look like an Idiot

.. believe you me , it is not that hard .

.. Pfeiffer is the ObamaCrap WhiteHouse spokesflack – du – jour . He made the full ” Ginsberg , ” appearing on all five major network Sunday shows . You figure he might have drilled , or practiced for the experience . Or , better yet , had experience before he got his job . OOOOOhhhhh , NNNNNoooo .

.. Schieffer has pretty much had it with this crowd . At least the Clintonoids knew what they were saying , as well as what they were doing , and why . The ObamaCraps are nowhere near as good at it , and their message machine is way beyond second – rate . They should be better at this , but they are not .

to quote … [h/t newsbusters.org

Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent ...

Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for “CBS News” and anchor/moderator of “Face the Nation . ” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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DAN PFEIFFER, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR: The point that our Chief of Staff is making is that this is the Republican playbook here which is try, when they don’t have a positive agenda, try to drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings and false allegations. We’re not going to let that distract us and the President from actually doing the people’s work and fighting for the middle class.

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do not think this is Watergate by any stretch. But you weren’t born then I would guess, but I have to tell you that is exactly the approach that the Nixon administration took. They said, “These are all second-rate things. We don’t have time for this. We have to devote our time to the people’s business.” You’re taking exactly the same line they did.

After Pfeiffer continued with evasive talking points, Schieffer again scolded:

SCHIEFFER: But Mr. Pfeiffer, and I don’t mean to be argumentative here, but the President is in charge of the executive branch of the government. It’s my, I’ll just make this as an assertion: when the executive branch does things right, there doesn’t seem to be any hesitancy of the White House to take credit for that. When Osama bin Laden was killed, the President didn’t waste any time getting out there and telling people about it.

But with all of these things, when these things happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don’t even seem to know what has happened. And I use as an example of that Susan Rice who had no connection whatsoever to the events that took place in Benghazi, and yet she was sent out, appeared on this broadcast, and other Sunday broadcasts, five days after it happens, and I’m not here to get in an argument with you about who changed which word in the talking points and all that. The bottom line is what she told the American people that day bore no resemblance to what had happened on the ground in an incident where four Americans were killed.

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