Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dallas Tea Party to Olbermann: Show up or shut up!

Courtesy Fox Nation:

Keith Olbermann, for the uninitiated (and, honestly, I envy you uninitiated types in this instance), think that tea partiers are racists, among other things.  Apparently the folks at the Dallas Tea Party saw an easy opportunity to:  1) disprove Mr. Olbermann; and 2) be snarky at the expense of Mr. Olbermann and his employer, sometime-news network MSNBC.  The result is the following video inviting Keith Olbermann to come to the Dallas Tea Party rally on Saturday, February 27.

And will Mr. Olbermann come?  I'm guessing he won't, given that he thinks all Texans are idiots.

At this point, though, I don't think Keith Olbermann cares enough about the truth to want to hear or see it, when it's much easier to be a bombastic ideologue.

Getcha Popcorn Ready!

Josh Painter reports, from multiple sources, that Jay Leno's second night of his return to the Tonight Show will feature former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who has historically delivered high ratings for shows on which she is scheduled (see Winfrey, Oprah).

As one of Mr. Painter's sources points out, there is not much chance of seeing Mrs. Palin on the Tonight Show's main competitor.   I'm guessing she also will not appear with George Lopez, either.

Hey, Snowed, hasn't Leno gone after Palin also?

Yes, he has, but jokes about public figures are standard for these types of shows.  What is not standard is making sexual jokes about the underage daughters of public figures, or calling public figures names that would not have been allowed on network television 20 years ago.

But Snowed, what about the guys on your side who call Obama...

As I believe I've said before (and if not, then I'm saying it now), some on my side have made comments about the president that are way out of line.  Civility is a rare virtue, it appears sometimes.

And given that both Mrs. Palin and Mr. Leno have been on the receiving end of some nasty comments during the last several weeks or months, I expect nothing but civility between the two next Tuesday night.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Run, it's Sarah Palin!!!!!!1!one!

Leigh Scott knows a thing or two about horror movies; he's made a few.  Over at Big Hollywood, Mr. Scott has found the perfect horror movie subject, at least for some liberals:  Sarah Palin.

Before you, gentle reader, begin with the "we aren't scared of Sarah Palin" mantra, Mr. Scott has already answered you.  Basically, some of you are not being upfront.  And the rest of you have been duped by the image of Sarah Palin that the not-so-upfront ones are presenting.

If pressed, the leftists will tell you that they fear her beliefs and what they perceive her policies to be. She will take away women’s right to choose. She will ban books. She will outlaw homosexuality. She will mandate religious beliefs. She will nuke Arab countries.

When making horror films, we always start with a basic concept. In that initial stage, we will decide whether or not the film will be “fantasy horror” or “realistic horror”. A film about vampires is fantasy. A film about a normal looking guy who kills young college girls is more grounded in reality.

The fear of Sarah Palin is like the fear of ghosts, vampires, or werewolves. Pure fantasy (Please note that I didn’t include alien invasion or zombie apocalypse as fantasy because, well, those things could actually happen).

Most of these predictions of doom and gloom under a Palin regime aren’t based on any sort of facts. Palin never banned Harry Potter books. Palin vetoed an Alaskan law that would have barred the state from granting benefits to the partners of gay state employees. Palin is personally pro-life, but as governor actually refused to extend deliberation on two anti-abortion bills presented by the state legislature.

And what is it that is truly feared by those leftists who understand what principles Sarah Palin supports? 

What they fear is that Palin would actually stick to fiscally conservative principles. She would reform the tax laws to make them fair and rational. She would clip the influence of labor unions. She would end the unholy alliance of Big Government and Big Business. She may actually extend women’s rights to choose to include how they spend their money, where they send their kids to school, and what caliber handgun they want to buy.

Scary stuff indeed.

There's more points to be made in Mr. Scott's column.  Check it out.  And stay informed about the real Sarah Palin; like it or not, she will be a force to be reckoned with.

Darn real life! Part two of, hopefully, two

Blogging should return to its regular sporadic schedule soon, I hope.  I only say that because I'm planning on posting a link shortly, though I still probably will need a little bit of time to catch up on the other topics I mentioned previously.  (I also say this because my family, who reads this blog occasionally, might wonder what has become of me if I don't update soon.)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Darn real life!

Once again real life has caught up with the Snowed family, and blogging has, as might have been noticed, been severely curtailed.  (This appears to happen about once a year, so maybe I'm good for the rest of 2010.)

I do intend to cover a few topics in the near future, such as:  I met Rick Perry, I participated in a focus group evaluating the second GOP Texas Governor debate, and I watched an online friend totally withdraw support from a political figure that this friend wholeheartedly supported previously.  It's been an interesting couple of weeks, to say the least.

And that doesn't even include the multiple topics I've jettisoned because they were no longer timely.  For example, did you know Ann Coulter recently called Christianity "the best deal in the universe"?  And, of course, Steve Schmidt has been talking about Sarah Palin, but people who blog much more regularly than I have already addressed his comments and their veracity, or lack thereof.

Anyhow, it is to be hoped that, in the very near future, I can rectify my time management issues, so that I can take care of the important things.  Like blogging.