Dear Media: Fox News Blames You!

On November 7, 2012, in Candidates, Media, by tommy

To Be Clear: Locally, Fox9News does a pretty good job. This is a quick post about some of the nastiest Republicans in the state of Minnesota – the GOP SD48 – and the National Faux “Fox” News.

It’s the morning after a historic election; locally the ethically challenged Kirk Stensrud got knocked off by Yvonne Selcer in 48-A. Knowing how “classy” the local GOPers are (not), I went to their website – let’s look!

OK, see that on the bottom, middle? “• BIAS ALERT — Five ways the mainstream media tipped the scales in favor of Obama.

That’s “right” – blame the media. That’s the local GOPers excuse for possibly the worst candidate a party has ever put up for President, the “fiercely conservative” – until he got the GOP’s endorsement – “Multiple Positions” Mitt Romney (who even the Salt Lake Tribune couldn’t endorse).

“Blame the media” from the local Party of Personal Responsibility (from OTHERS). Forget Etch-A-Sketch; forget Romney Shambles; forget the non-existent tax returns; forget… well EVERYTHING – it’s the media’s fault.

These local GOPers are the ones that rallied behind disgraced former Mayor Phil Young. The ones that two years later; still vilify former DFL State Representative Maria Ruud. The ones that… well, I could go on and On and ON. The local “leaders” of the Mn GOP SD48 simply are NOT nice nor classy people.

And their very first post on their website, on the day after an election rejecting their candidate for president, saw the DFL take over the House and Senate in St. Paul (including the defeat of their endorsed candidate in SD48-A, Kirk Stensrud), saw the defeat of two State Constitutional Amendment proposals is a link to the National Fox News, whose message is: “blame the media.”

Message to GOP SD48: take some responsibility.

You know, like you’re always demanding, from everybody else.

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

Sure, he left the state with the biggest deficit in Minnesota’s 152 year history – leaving someone else to clean up his mess.

Sure, he’s a slob hunter that gut-shot a deer and took off to a campaign event, leaving someone else to clean up his mess.

Pawlenty left a LOT of messes here in Minnesota. To me, the following is what I’ll remember Tim Pawlenty for:

“Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government.” — Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty, April 2001 – as quoted in the Aitkin Independent Newspaper (entire column here)

“Children who are victims of failed personal responsibility are not my problem, nor are they the problem for our government.”

And he wants to be president…..

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Dusty Trice got the scoop! Here’s what Dusty has to say about his video, as posted on YouTube:

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Paul explains why the MN GOP suddenly needs his help: “They Want My Money.”

The MN GOP blocked Ron Paul from speaking at their 2008 convention in Rochester, MN. But on Sept. 25, 2009 the MN GOP sponsored an appearance by Dr. Paul at Northrup Auditorium in what was billed as a joint town hall with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

What’s behind the MN GOP’s sudden change of heart? According to Ron Paul, “They want my money. They want to get a little bit of influence from our supporters, too.”

I think this says a lot about Ron Paul, who’s been a consistent voice for what he believes in, so much so that he was willing to forget the past troubles with the MN GOP.

I also thinks this speaks volumes about the MN GOP. Their leadership realizes that they have alienated roughly 15% of their party. Now they realize that Michele Bachmann is actually in trouble and the only way to save her is to turn to the person they publicly shunned and beg for his money and help.

The MN GOP is exploiting Ron Paul because they are terrified without his support they will lose and lose big.

On a side note, I’d like to thank Congressman Paul for taking moment to speak with me. (DustyTrice)

Let’s watch!!!

I’ll have my own thoughts about Dusty’s breaking story later, for now, link here for Mary Lahammer’s May 30th, 2008 report from the 2008 MnGOP State Convention – the footage of the floor scuffle between a Ron Paul supporter and a McCain suporter is “must see TV” – great job by Mary Lahammer and the Twin Cities Public Television team!!!

(cross-posted from MnProgressiveProject)

Ladies and Gentlemen, you have to read the whole thing, to get the point:

“My only point to you is, is that we’re in constant contact with people on the ground to help make sure that we save lives. Now that the water is beginning to recede, the question is, how do we help with the recovery? And Secretary Chertoff briefed me on plans, particularly when it comes to housing. A lot of people are going to be wondering, is there short-term help for housing? And there is, and we’ll provide that help.

Secondly, what’s going to happen in the long term to the homes? And so Michael is going to set up a housing task force similar to the kind we set up in California for the wildfires, to work with state and local authorities to have an orderly strategy to help people get back in their homes.

I fully understand people are upset when they lose their home. A person’s home is their most valued possession. And we want to work with state and local folks to have a clear strategy to help people find — get back into a place that — where they can live.

Secondly, we’re worried about farmers and ranchers. The country that’s being affected by these floods has got a lot of farm country, a lot of people raising livestock. And the Secretary of Agriculture has briefed me on the conditions — and we’re still assessing how widespread the damage is on the farmlands — and assures me that his team is in place to help farmers and ranchers with the federal aid available.

And finally, Director Nussle is here from the Budget Office. We’ve got what we called a Disaster Relief Fund. There’s enough money in that fund to take care of this disaster. But what we’re concerned about is future disasters this year. And therefore, we’re going to work with the Congress. Jim Nussle is going to go up to work with Congress to get enough money in the upcoming supplemental to make sure that fund is — has got enough money to deal with a potential disaster, another disaster this year.” – George orWell Bush, Oval Office, June 17th, 2008

WOW!!! “only one point”, with a “secondly”, and another “secondly”, and a “finally” to boot?

Well, the point is, Dumbya shoulda been booted long ago. He wasn’t, but in 156 days he’ll be gone, and January 20th, 2009 will be The End Of An Error.

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“One of the interesting initiatives we’ve taken in Washington, D.C., is we’ve got these vampire-busting devices. A vampire is a – a cell deal you can plug in the wall to charge your cell phone.” – George aWol Bush, Denver, Aug. 14, 2001

Say, Boy Blunder? You’re misunderestimating, again!!!

That said, it is amazing that Bush The Lesser would actually consider a cell deal vampire busting as a legitimate method for conserving energy, especially since his pal, Bushy McSame, mocks a different kind of energy conservation tool. Amazing, isn’t it? Boy Blunder actually almost grasps a difficult concept, yet Bushy McSame rejects the time-tested and simple step everyone else gets.

Thankfully, in 158 days Boy Blunder And The Plunderers will all be gone – signifying The End Of An Error.

And God help us if in 159 days Bushy McSame is sworn in, signifying The Beginning Of A New Error.

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Then again, probably not as today’s Bushism is (sadly) typical; there’s a trove to choose from. But as noted yesterday, not so much during the summer, when Boy Blunder takes the bulk of his many, Many, MANY Vacations – at least 70 to Crawford, Texas alone. Anyway, The Texas Fence Post Turtle gave this one on this date 5 years ago from Crawford:

“And that’s just the nature of democracy. Sometimes pure politics enters into the rhetoric.” - George aWol Bush, Crawford, Texas, Aug. 8, 2003

Can’t make that up, folks. And you can’t make up that January 20th, 2009 will be The End Of An Extended Vacation Error.

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From the U.S. Government’s official, Oval Office website:

George aWol Bush: “Well, first of all, Ken Lay is a supporter.(so far, true….but: that’s only nine words….) And I got to know Ken Lay when he was the head of the — what they call the Governor’s Business Council in Texas.(BIG-TIME WHOPPER!) He was a supporter of Ann Richards in my run in 1994.(ANOTHER BIG-TIME WHOPPER!!)And she had named him the head of the Governor’s Business Council. (kinda true…) And I decided to leave him in place, just for the sake of continuity.(BIG-TIME WHOPPER!!!) And that’s when I first got to know Ken, and worked with Ken, and he supported my candidacy.(BIG-TIME WHOPPER!!!!)This is — what anybody’s going to find, if — is that this administration will fully investigate issues such as the Enron bankruptcy, to make sure we can learn from the past, and make sure that workers are protected.”(ROFLMAO!!!!!)

Well, first let me say, that it’s hard (“it’s hard work, to work hard, to be hard at work, when you’re workin’ hard”) to find a Bushism in history, on today’s date, during the summer doldrums, such as today, in August. So, we’ll go with a January Bushism, for today’s date, August 7th.

Most other dates? No problemo; Dumbya’s got tons of ‘em. But during the “summer dumbdoldrums? Not so much. Let’s look at why!

And the “why” is, because this great nation, America, has never – NEVER – seen such a slacker as George aWol Bush, as President. There’s very few “Adventures In BushSpeak” during these weeks, these summer doldrums, because The Texas Fence Post Turtle usually is hiding from working somewhere other than The Oval Office during these summer months, like the bars around his ranch The Texas Slack White House.


The simple fact is, anyone that believes what Boy Blunder said about Kenny-Boy Lay, above, is a candidate to fall for a Florida Swamp Scandal potential investor in Florida “waterfront” real estate.

Oh – and they’re also liable to believe, just like many did, that the rolling California blackouts of 2004 was the fault of Democratic Party leadership – just as today’s republiCons would like you to believe today’s $4.00+ a gallon gas, is San Fran Nan’s fault. Or, that Obama thinks it can be solved with a tire-guage.

Yeah, “right”. They also happen to believe Richard Milhous was a “great American”, and Spiro T. wasn’t a crook. But, I digress. What it comes down to, is this:

Kenny-Boy,now that you’re dead, republiCons claim they hardly knew ya. But, they love to pizz on your grave, when it suits their political needs. Shoot, Boy Blunder And The Plunderers done pizzed on ya, while you were still alive. But, there’s no honor among Dumbya’s kind of thieves.

Which, of course, not only explains why reasonable people can no longer reasonably trust Republicans to tell the truth; it also explains why reasonable people reasonably wonder if the $4.00+ a gallon isn’t today’s Kennny-Boy gouging the American Consumer.

Oh – and it also explains why January 20th, 2009, will be The End Of An Error.

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And on today’s Adventure in BushSpeak, we got YouTube so you can watch and listen to it, too!!! How cool is THAT??!? OK, here’s the deal: Bush The Lesser is asked a question, and here’s his response:

“Tribal sovereignty means that; it’s sovereign. I mean, you’re a — you’ve been given sovereignty, and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.” — George orWell Bush, speaking to minority journalists, Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

166 days left, until January 20th, 2009 – The End Of An Error.

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“You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” – George aWol Bush, to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005

And some folk wonder how Boy Blunder led this country to the mess we’re in. The fact of the matter is, Boy Blunder didn’t “lead” us here, he just let it happen – because, as the above quote shows, he simply doesn’t have a clue what working people go through. Of course, this explains the close relationship between Boy Blunder, and Michelle Bachmann. Bachmann, if you will remember, said:

“I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We’re the workingest state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs.” – Michelle Bachmann, R=Crazytown, January 16th, 2008

Boy Blunder must think we’re slackers. Whatever. What Boy Blunder thinks, or (more likely!) doesn’t think won’t matter in 169 days, because January 20th, 2009 is The End Of An Error.

Oh, and about that “hard work”, in the title above? link here, to watch Dumbya talking about “hard work”…

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“I’m the commander — see, I don’t need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president.” — George W. Bush, as quoted in Bob Woodward’s Bush at War

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s more of that Napoleonic Complex, from the guy that said it’d be easier if he were he were the dictator, and that he’s “The Decider.”

Only 173 more days, until The End Of An Error

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