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The Top 30 Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Actresses, #20-17  by Lisa Scherer Ciurro
The Great Fox Distraction From The Real War .... Now We Have Maoists .... 1500?!?! .... Up In The Sky...it's A Giant Muffin .... .... .... ....  by Brandon Jones
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The Great FOX Distraction from the REAL War
This Week: The "War on FOX" distration...the REAL War...Anita Dunn & the update on MAO...1500 pages!!!...Muffin Boy

The Obama administration has pulled off another great distraction this week fueling the "War on FOX" which has derailed analysis of the Healthcare takeover. Now longer is there discussion of the White House's apathy over Afghanistan.

Political advisor David Axelrod says FOX is not news and pushes a point of view.

Rahm Emmanuel proclaims FOX is "not a news organization so much as it has a perspective...and that's a different take" -- compared to what: CNN's perspective, Chris Mathews tingling leg perspective or the hollow rants by an unhinged Keith Olbermann.

Michael Clemente, Sr. VP at FOX responded: "Surprisingly, the White House continues to declare war on a news organization instead of focusing on the critical issues that Americans are concerned about like jobs, health care and two wars."


My co-workers watched Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly this week and told me how they are just consumed with this attack.

Congrats to the Obama and his team. The tactic worked perfectly.

On that pesky war...

Since I'm talking wars, the President has now been silent for a month in response to HIS GENERAL, the one HE PICKED, who asked for more troops.

That report was sent to the Pentagon on August 30th.

It's easy to declare "war" on a TV Network, but evidently NOT SO EASY to fight against terrorists murdering innocents and soldiers daily.

This week, the International Islamic University was attacked, more specifically, the women's cafeteria where these females are now able to overcome oppression and pursue an education.

If the talking heads will put their egos aside and resume covering stories that the regular press ignore, we can discuss how passive and weak the White House looks to the world as they sit on their hands.

Now we have Maoists
The White House Communications Director Anita Dunn is at the center of the ridiculous "War on FOX" campaign, in which she branded Fox "opinion journalism masquerading as news" and fact checking an administration official was "something I've never seen a Sunday show do."

"She criticized 'Fox News Sunday' last week for fact-checking -- fact-checking -- an administration official," Wallace said Sunday. "They didn't say that our fact-checking was wrong. They just said that we had dared to fact-check."

So, let's go to Karl Rove:

"This is a White House engaging in its own version of the media enemies list. And it's unhelpful for the country and undignified for the president of the United States to so do. That is over-the-top language. We heard that before from Richard Nixon."

I didn't think I agree with Karl Rove. Wow.

During the Dunn campaign against FOX it was revealed how she positively of Chairman MAO, joining Ron Bloom (the Manufacturing Czar) as open Mao supporters.

Let's face it, the list of socialists, communists, fascists, and maoists, is so long, that it would be easier to formulate a list of NON-RADICALS. Joshua DuMois, the Faith-Based & Community czar appears to be an honest, dedicated Christian, but to some that would make him a RADICAL.

1500 pages! Yes, the latest version of healthcare reform is 1500 pages.

In this volume, there are NO solutions to solve the problem of dealing with the 12-15 million illegal aliens that show up at emergency rooms.

There are NO solutions to Medicaid and Medicare's imminent bankruptcy. In fact, there IS $500 billion in cuts to Medicare, including the defunding of subsidies to the secondary insurance Medicare Advantage.

There is NO plan or coverages until after the next Presidential election -- that would be effective in 2013.

There IS taxation, fees, and regulation that will begin in 2010 but NO clear explanation of where the monies collected will be stored or fund.

There ARE EARMARKS: money for the Nevada Cancer Institute courtesy of Harry Reid.

There ARE backdoor deals for political motivations: protecting New Yorkers from taxation on their expensive, high-end health plans (let's thank Chuck Shumer for that)

I know I'm asking a lot, especially from the President who is soooo much smarter that the previous dolt. But this is the latest from the President:

"Democrats are an opinionated bunch. You know the other side, they just kind of do what they're told. Democrats -- ya'll [are] thinking for yourselves. I like that in you, but it's time for us to make sure that we finish the job here, we are this close and we've got to be unified."

Really? That's it. That's what the genius Messiah from Chicago can come up with: dissenters are just doing what we're told and the Democrats are the free thinkers.


Well, the Master of Diversity can't seem to handle FOX. They have taken a horrible debt from Bush and QUADRUPLED it and now he wants Healthcare Reform that DOESN'T solve any of the problem he set out for.

Democrats are opinionated alright, unfortunately this group of Democrats don't have solutions to couple with those opinions.

Up in the Sky...it's a Giant Muffin
The era of Reality Shows has produced some horrible exploitation of human behavior and the recent balloon boy incident is just another chapter.

After a stint on "Wife Swap", the Henne's were addicted to the spotlight and then Richard Henne concocted his inflatable muffin publicity stunt.

Now Henne's effort to further exploit his children has magnified this video which has boys dropping profane language and one covered in feces -- nothing like family Hip Hop bonding time making a video called "Not Pussified"

This is, first, proof that white people can't rap and need to stop pretending to be "cool" with these lame attempts that make Eminem look talented. Secondly, this verifies that the Henne family is disturbed and the children may be need to be sheltered from their insane parents.

Reality shows are the bane of modern television and this is just another chapter in the bizarre nature of exploiting fellow humans for 15 minutes of shame.

Quote of the Week
We kind of agree with Mao that power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. - Ron Bloom

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