On Topic: Obama’s Grade from the Left

December 16, 2009

by Andrea Burke

On Oprah’s special, Obama gave himself a B+ and while I slightly disagree with his self-grade, I don’t whole-heartedly disagree the way the good little sheep who watch Fox News do. Remember little ones B is for Baaaaad.

Hanna, in the great tradition of many Republicans before her, thinks that the conditions Obama stepped into office under are irrelevant.

And you know what, I realized tonight that each and every one of them are so right! History does not matter. If you buy a used car and it has some problems in the first month or so, its not the dealer’s problem because clearly, in that short amount of time it was in your possession, you messed it up.

It is so Obama’s fault that the economy sucks and that unemployment is up and that we are at war. The way I remember it, we’re fighting because he wants to free his Muslim brothers! THAT’s the real reason we’re over there.

But seriously, how can you smart people buy into this way of thinking?

My rule is that he has to stop referencing the problems Bush left behind when we’re out of them. We’re not out of the 2 wars Bush greenlit, we have not recovered from economic failure. Obama is having to make decisions on someone else’s policies and in essence, yes, clean up the mess that he stepped in to.

And God bless him for even wanting to take on that responsibility.

He has initiated a bill to cover something he cares about: Health Care. But we all know how that’s gone. He’s fallen in the polls and he’s being admittedly blocked by Republicans.

All in all, Obama’s followed up on most of the campaign promises I cared about. I wanted Guantanamo shut down, I LIKED the cap and trade bill (we can talk about this another day). I’m not sure how I feel about health care, but I love that he continues to stand by it even if the country is more fickle.

I want out of Afghanistan, but even more I want out of Iraq, but the right way. And I think he’s completely right not to call it a victory. I love that he cares about other countries’ cultures enough to follow customs (lowering your head below a host’s head) even though he must know psychos like Glenn Beck are going to call it worship or subservience.

And the stimulus. As one final act, Bush bailed out Wall Street, and Obama’s stimulus was an answer to those millions who asked “What about main street?”

So, overall, I’m giving him a B. He’s actively working on solutions to the wars, the economic failure, our relations with other countries and the rest of his campaign promises.

It’s just naive to think he could fix everything in one year. It took many, many years to get us to this point.

Glenn Beck, The Conservative’s Obama?

November 24, 2009

This past weekend as many of you know Glenn Beck unveiled The Plan which essentially challenges Americans to rise up and be the real conservative leaders that we don’t currently have and focus on education. The Plan culminates with a book and a rally in Washington on August 28, 2010.  Many critics on the Left have said this is proof that he only cares about selling books, and some Republicans are concerned with his cries for a third party.

But I’m not particularly interested in any of that. With all of Beck’s talk about community organizing, and the way people flock to him (did you see how many people showed up at The Villages?) I’m starting to believe that Beck is the Right’s cult of personality, the way Obama is the Left’s. I mean within a matter of minutes Saturday, the Glenn Beck faithful on Twitter were freaking out over the revelation of this new 100 year plan. But there are other similarities between the two as well, Obama had the fainters, Beck has the criers. Both Beck and Obama are great orators that move the masses to action whether it’s over hope and change or The 9/12 Project. Both have very strong opinions about this country and both want to take our country to a new place. They are extremely controversial and passionately hated by their enemies. But the similarities are mainly expressed by the way people follow these two men without question and with a fervor that I am sure must be reminiscent of Jesus Christ. Their followers expect these men to work miracles.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m no Glenn Beck hater, in fact I’ve listened to his radio show for years. I’ve bought his  books, and I watch his TV show every once in while, when I can.  And right now, if I had to choose between Obama’s future for our country or Beck’s, it’s Beck’s all day. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t stop questioning him or his motives. I mean he is still human after all.


MSNBC Disgustoids Lying About Sarah Again- So, Where’s Jon Stewart?

November 13, 2009


I saw this video on Hot Air of Sarah Palin, and once again am floored by the absolute disgusting treatment of her, even though at this point, I shouldn’t be surprised. Whatever your personal feelings are about the former governor, you have to agree that the level of harassment and disrespect by the media towards her has hit catastrophic proportions. And this video is no different. The treatment of her is dishonest, disgraceful, and of course it’s a horrible double standard. For example, just last week Hannity aired incorrect footage of the Anti-Health Care rally that took place in Washington DC.  Jon Stewart immediately pointed it out, which he should, and  Hannity did the right thing and apologized, which HE should.  So where’s this going? In this appalling MSNBC video, they show doctored pictures of Sarah Palin’s head on other female’s bodies wearing very little clothing while they proceed to poke fun of her and berate her. So where’s John Stewart on this one I wonder? And will MSNBC apologize for the use of its disparaging pictures? Heh, what do you think?


Hanna’s Hotties and Notties: The Women

November 10, 2009


The Liberals vs. The Conservatives

So yes, I admit, it’s come to this. I know we are supposed to be above “looks” as a society and we should focus on brains, and all that jazz, but as I was watching the events of the health care debate unfold this past week, I just couldn’t help but notice the stark differences between the liberal women in politics and their conservative counterparts, both physically and more. That’s when I noticed, Conservative women are way hotter than Liberals! I mean seriously, it’s not even close!!! And I have the examples to prove it, starting with the queen of Capital Hill, herself, Nancy Pelosi.

Ummm yeah, no words needed.

Now compare Botoxicated Nancy to her Conservative counterparts, Marsha Blackburn and Michelle Bachmann:

See what I mean? This conservative dynamic duo is almost too hot for their own good. And I don’t even need to mention Sarah Palin, but moving on…

So what about big political talking heads? I think conservatives clearly win here as well. I mean against the likes of Laura Ingraham and Michelle Malkin, I’m sorry, but Rachel Maddow and Janeane Garofalo just don’t  stand a chance!

Now after all the scientific research I have done, I am even more convinced conservative women are way hotter that liberal women, and if you still don’t believe me, take a look at conservative-leaning  Megyn Kelly:

I mean, seriously, how are you even gonna argue?

So that settles it. With tempers raging on both sides of the aisle and our freedoms and liberty at stake in the Senate now, I think it’s important to take the time and focus on all the things that really matter most, who is the hotti-est or notti-est, and hands down, I’m proud to say, go Conservative females. We totally kick ass in the looks department, and the smarts, well, those go without saying.


Capitalism: A Love Story, A review

October 30, 2009

Michael Moore surprised me lately, on Hannity, on the View, on any interview he’s done to promote his latest movie, Capitalism: A Love Story. Because I’ve always strongly disliked the guy ever since he berated Charleton Heston in Bowling for Columbine. Seriously, I couldn’t stand him- so obnoxious, but this time around, he seems different:

I’m so glad I saw this movie because I appreciate this different perspective on things, that perhaps democracy isn’t tied to capitalism, that maybe the U.S. should focus more on the democracy part…that if capitalism is a broken system, why are we still using it?

And surprisingly, about half an hour was devoted to Moore’s insight into what Jesus would do.

I took notes on a napkin while watching the film, wanting to be able to talk about it but there was so much info I can’t sum it all up, but there are a few things I can tell you: Moore thinks Reagan was basically a crook, he wishes FDR’s 2nd Bill of rights (you can watch a video and read the text) had gone through, he interviewed Bill Black who said Geitner was corrupt. He disagreed with the bailout and thinks Washington’s corrupt (does that sound familiar to anyone?), but he has hope for Obama’s presidency.

And for all of you out there who are afraid that viewing this film might “indoctrinate” you, then don’t watch it.  But if you can handle seeing someone else’s point of view, no matter how contradictory to your own, you might see some truth in it, some commonalitites.

Because indoctrination, that word everyone is throwing around, happens when people start believeing one side of the story whole-heartedly without thinking for themselves or listening to see if there is anything true or right on the other side.

I’m not going to grade this because it’s a documentary but if you want to see the rest of the Hannity/Moore interview here’s part 2, part 3, and part 4. I loved watching it.

The War on Fox

October 19, 2009

by Andrea Burke

Van Jones was the first, but the recent war began here:

But did you read the other side of the story?

“But it’s not just Dunn, a Democrat, who has used Mao as someone she reads.

Media Matters for America, a liberal media watchdog group, points out that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, also a Fox News contributor, quoted Mao in a 1995 Roll Call profile.

“War is politics with blood; politics is war without blood,” Gingrich said, citing Mao.

Karl Rove, another Fox News contributor, wrote in a December 2008 Wall Street Journal op-ed that President Bush “‘encouraged me to read a Mao biography.'”

Oh loyal Beck Czars, I can already hear you yelling, “We’re not talking about any one else, we’re talking about Dunn!”

But why? I’ve heard this argument so often in the past few months.

Whoopi Goldberg used it on resident Republican Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the view Monday morning. (the clip isn’t up yet, but when it is, I’ll post it. Basically, they discussed Fox News Vs. The White House and Hasselbeck brought up that all the other news networks- MSNBC, CNN- cover opinions more than news, just like Fox News. Whoopi said they weren’t talking about anyone else, just Fox.)

Michelle Malkin used the same arguement when she was on the view:

Malkin says she doesn’t believe in moral justification through comparing, and I agree. YOU can’t point to someone else, say “they did it first” and get away with something despicable, but at the same time, facts apply.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there are 2 sides to every story. I do believe Fox News has veered away from the “News” part, but Elisabeth is right, CNN and MSNBC are guilty of the very same thing. And that should be relavant.

As should Dunn’s intention- she was obviously making a sarcastic statement when she said Mao Tse-tung and Mother Teresa were her “favorite political strategists”, (even if you didn’t know who Mao Tse-tung was, Mother Teresa was obviously not political), but Beck uses it as fact, even though he knows that people he probably respects, Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich, FOX CONTRIBUTORS, have quoted the same guy.

Facts apply, no matter what particular discussion is on the table.

And Dear White House, please don’t give attention to the mud-slinging. It’s tempting to get defensive, but please be above going to war with Fox News. Concentrate on one of the 2 wars we need to bring to a close.

Hanna’s Hotties and Notties: Glenn Beck vs. Wolf Blitzer

October 19, 2009


Glenn  Beck vs. Wolf Blitzer

If you haven’t heard the story of “Balloon Boy” by now, you have to be totally out of it. So to catch you up, “Balloon Boy” is 6 year old Falcon Heene who was supposedly launched in a homemade hot air balloon high above the Colorado skies… or not so much. The big story covered for hours by all the cable news networks turned out to be (you guessed it) a big fat hoax. And the ridiculous lie broke while the Heene family was being interviewed by none other than Wolf Blitzer.

What makes Wolf a total Nottie is the utter lack of journalistic ability he displays in interviewing the Heene family. Clearly little Falcon announces to CNN and the world they did the stunt “for the show” yet Wolf completely ignores it and refuses to pursue that little tidbit of information. So how did he get a job working for CNN with his own show? Even I (who has no journalistic background whatsoever ) would have had the guts to call the crazy Heene family out after getting that juicy statement from the voracious little Falcon. And for being such a lousy so-called reporter, and refusing to follow the lead, Wolf Blitzer is the nottie of the week.

Then there’s Glenn Beck, who I honestly never thought would make the hottie list;  but nonetheless, here he is. And the reason being is because he was one of the only shows on the cable news networks that didn’t waste the whole time covering the sensational  Heene family balloon fiasco. Beck kept doing what he does best, uncovering radicals in the Obama administration. And unlike Wolf Blitzer, Beck is  not at all afraid to ask the tough questions of anyone, no matter what your personal opinion of him is. On this particular day he broke the big news of Anita Dunn, Obama’s new White House Communication’s director, and her admiration of mass murderer and Chinese Communist, Mao Tse Tung.

Now I will let you jump to your own conclusions about Anita Dunn and Glenn Beck (and those conclusions shouldn’t be difficult); but for sticking with his own story and not backing down from a search for truth, Glenn Beck is a major hottie.