Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Blitz Slap

CNN Gets Blitzed by Michael Moore




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33 comments:

DEN said...

"More of a left wing promoter than Hugo Chavez" Lou(the doofus)Dobbs.

And you thought Faux News was bad?

Michael clearly illustrates the morass created by lousy newscasts and how the TV press twists the truth into knots causing misinformation to be spread widely.

Suddenly being right gets you the Lefty Award.

micki said...

Ohmigod, Den!

That's the "money shot" of the entire 14 minutes+ video! Lou Dobbs saying Moore, "for crying out loud is more of a left wing promoter than Hugo Chavez." (With his annoying, arrogant shit-eating grin)

Actually, I wish Moore hadn't gone on so long about wanting an apology for CNN's coverage of Fahrenheit 9/11.

But, any way ya slice it, Sanjay's skewed reporting was not as bad as Faux News reporting. No way.

Hillary Clinton's political opponents won't be too happy with Michael Moore -- he was very accurate about what happened to her back 14 years ago when she promoted the necessity for universal healthcare. And, in fairness to Blitzer/CNN, they didn't cut Moore off on that matter. (Which surprised me.)

Alan said...

Yeah, good clip! I watched it last night, but the one I saw cut off the video when Moore was done. I only heard him start a comment to Dobbs, not anything Dobbs said.

micki said...

Oh, and Mr. America's Mayor, Rudy the Tootie, looks like the jerk he is in this video.

Blah blah blah free market principles yada yada... socialized medicine will ruin medical care in the United States.

He's enough to make ya sick...but wait! Don't get sick. You might not be covered! These days being sick of political windbags is a pre-exisiting condition!

Alan said...

I just got on the computer for the first time today. How is the 'buzz' on Iraq hitting ZERO benchmarks the doofus prez made 6 fkn months ago. How many more 'Friedmans' do they fkn get?!!

micki said...

Alan, I missed you. Where's Carey? Where's Carol? Helloooooooooooo!

Alan said...

K, I checked last night but couldn't find anything at michaelmoore.com refuting the CNN doctor, but it's up now.

'SiCKO' Truth Squad Sets CNN Straight

Alan said...

Alan, I missed you.

Thanksss Micki! Tho I've been reading, just not commenting very much. I've been putting in more hours lately, but it's back to normal now... so ya might see me more often, 'cept on the weekends.

Alan said...

The Wolf-man said last night if Moore proved anything CNN's doctor said was wrong, that they'd correct it on-air. We'll see if he was being honest.

carey said...

Okay, okay! Here I am. Computer problems, too many people in the house using the computer, etc. I'm very behind!

TODAY IS CAROL'S BIRTHDAY


HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!

I fought throught sleet and snow to get online. Knew it was her birthday and couldn't miss it.

Yes, the Michael Moore thing is fascinating. What I liked was the chewing out of Blitzer. It was directed at him partially, the effin neocon. Jerkoff.

I'm fairly busy but I'm glad to finally post.

DEN said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!!

Thanks Carey for the heads up!

Alan said...

Happy Birfday Carol !!

º¿carol said...

Hello, everybody! Thanks for the birthday wishes. Another year gone, pushing me closer to leaving this fuckin' country. That would be as in dying, don't ya know.

Bush was or is on CNN/C-Span a little while ago, yakking to one of his hand-picked audiences. He went on about health care and how we don't need no stinkin' national health care when there are plenty of private entities such as we have now that can handle it better than the government could! Bastard! People applauded the jerk. I surfed to the other CNNs and C-span because I can only take about 2 minutes of Bush at any given moment. After that I'd land back on Bush and he'd be saying more crap, like how wonderful ethanol is...except for the cost of corn to feed pigs going up. He had that shit-eating grin on the WHOLE time. Click. Off to a different channel.

Back in the 90s here and I'm in my swimsuit. Signing off for now and heading out to take the cover off the pool. Yesterday the water was 89°. WAY too warm but certainly easy to get into. I should have pulled it back a couple hours ago to cool it down but I was too lazy.

micki said...

Bastard! People applauded the jerk.

It was probably a pre-recorded applause audio track! :-) Applause! Sheesh!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!

Hi, Carey! I was hoping you'd show up -- and there you are!

David B. Benson said...

Happy birthday, Carol!

micki said...

Carol the birthday girl told me about this story:

China gets tough on food safety with official's execution

July 10, 2007

By ALEXA OLESEN

ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIJING — China executed the former head of its food and drug watchdog on Tuesday for approving untested medicine in exchange for cash, the strongest signal yet from Beijing that it is serious about tackling its product safety crisis....

and so on....

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If it weren't for the fact that I don't support the death penalty, dontcha know I'd like to see some of our Sum Dum Fuks get the treatment they deserve.

micki said...

Now that I re-read that lede, it almost sounds like a spoof from The Onion!!!

micki said...

WTF?

Martha Raddtz @ ABC News reported that senior administration pooh-bahs told her (not for attribution) that the WH is in "panic mode" over GOPer defections on Iraq.

She also said:

One official familiar with the report said there are some bizarre "categories" in the report under benchmark that say "satisfactory, non satisfactory and unsatisfactory".

Despite the report's mixed conclusions about the President's policy, senior White House officials tell ABC News to not expect Bush to announce any kind of changes, or new strategy.


Huh? Has Rove come up with new -- and different -- definitions for non satisfactory and unsatisfactory?

They make me sick. But I guess y'all know that. Pass the bucket.

micki said...

A suggested marketing slogan for that new flavored ice cream that we're all screaming for -- why it's good for you!:

MmmmmmmPeachMint -- good for your constitution!

DEN said...

Yup! Perfect!

Haagen Dazs are you listening?

DEN said...

FDL: McCain; stick a fork in him he's done!

Retirement should be his next stop.

micki said...

Could Boeing's Dreamliner have been designed as a hybrid airplane? A safe hybrid airplane?

•¿•arol said...

Thank you Dr. B & Micki!

I just read Michael Moore's rebuttal on his site. It will be in Bob's lunch for tomorrow.

Whereas global warming is Dr. B's thing, health care in this country gets my juices flowing. It's a goddamn crime that staying healthy has such a huge price tag attached to it. I mean we're talking about people's lives!!! Of course we should pay taxes to take care of that. The people who have controlled this country all these years show just what shits they are using our lives as a way for companies to form and get rich. That's all the U. S. is about. Stomping the peasants so the rich can get richer.

Another thing Bush brought up when he was yammering earlier. He mentioned that $15,000 deduction we'd all get if we bought our own insurance. You'd think people would catch on to that crap by now. When offered a deduction all you REALLY get is a percentage of it. He may have said $15,000 but it probably translates to about $100 April 15. Grrrrrrr. {ò,ó}

DEN said...

China executes ex-drug chief for graft.

Iran Set to Stone Woman to Death for Adultery.

What year is this? 201 BC?

Retarded human tricks.

DEN said...

Dead taxpayers pay no taxes!

Sick taxpayers don't either!

Hajji said...

YAAAAAY!

Hippo, Birdie, 2 Ewes!

Hippo, Birdie, 2 Ewes!

Hippo, Birdie, Deer Carol!

Hippo, Birdie, 2 Ewes!

-T

º¿carol said...

Thank you, Hajji!!!

º¿carol said...

THOMPSON THE ACTOR
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Posted by Jim Hightower



Fred Thompson is not a gruff, straight-shooting district attorney – but he plays one on TV. Thompson also is not a political outsider – but he's planning to play one in the coming presidential campaign.

The outsider role, however, is going to take way more acting ability than Thompson has, because it's totally out of character for this longtime Washington insider. Not that he hasn't played the role in the past – when he moved to Tennessee from Washinton to run for the Senate in 1993, he doffed his suit and tie, leased a red pickup truck, and drove around the state posing as Just Plain Fred.

Bur a presidential campaign, is a much bigger stage, and Plain Fred is going to be revealed as the Real Fred, who has spent more than 20 years as a Washington lobbyist for billion-dollar corporations. Thompson had been the Republican counsel for the Watergate hearings, and, since then, he's not been shy about cashing in on his congressional contacts.

You and I paid for a couple of his lobbying gigs. Representing the Tennessee Savings and Loan League, he helped push through the deregulation bill that led directly to the S&L crash of the late 1980's, resulting in a $150 billion taxpayer bailout of the industry. Thompson also was a longtime lobbyist for Westinghouse, helping it get $1.7 million for it's Clinch River nuclear project, which was never built.

More recently, even while he's been a TV actor, Thompson has continued to lobby for Equitas, a British insurance giant that wants to avoid paying what it owes to people sickened by asbestos. And, last year, "Mr. Outsider" was deemed to have so many inside connections that he was tapped to help raise $5 million for Scooter Libby's legal defense fund.

Maybe Thompson-the-Actor can lease that red pickup truck again to haul off the money that Thompson-the-Lobbyist makes.

"Fred Thompson has history as political insider," www.cnn.com, June 26, 2007
"Fred Thompson defends lobbying record," news.yahoo.com, June 27, 2007

David B. Benson said...

Looks like maybe Texas is setting up a sensible bioenergy policy.

But I forgot where I read it earlier today...

micki said...

I'll believe it when I see it...from the desk Gov. Rick Perry

Jul. 09, 2007

Gov. Perry Rolls Out Texas' Bioenergy Strategy

Focus on advanced technology will lead to sustainability and global solutions for growing energy needs

HOUSTON – Governor Rick Perry today joined bioeconomy leaders to roll out Texas’ Bioenergy Strategy, highlighting the state’s achievements in creating a balanced energy portfolio through developments in bioenergy and other energy resources. The governor also awarded a $5 million Texas Emerging Technology Fund grant to Texas A&M University for research and biofuel advancements.

“As a state that grows by 1,000 new residents each day, Texas must take a more innovative approach to developing new methods and research in the field of energy,” said Perry. “By intersecting three of our state’s largest industries – energy, agriculture and petrochemicals – researchers in Texas have made tremendous progress in developing bioenergy and fuel sources from such things as plant cells, compost and fertilizers.”

In 2004, Gov. Perry spearheaded efforts to build industry clusters comprised of leaders in six industry sectors economists forecasted to be future engines of economic development in the United States. One of the sectors, energy, sparked partnerships between the private sector, academia, and the state and federal government to research bioenergy and fuel opportunities in Texas. Today, scientists have developed unique avenues through use of natural materials to create environmentally clean and efficient energy sources. Today, bioenergy and fuel products are successfully competing with traditional manufacturing processes thanks to their ability to cut costs by using natural products, while promoting a greener and more eco-sensitive business.

During the last year, the bioenergy initiative evolved into a larger project focused on the broad realm of bioproducts. Advancements in such fields as biomaterials, biochemicals and biopharmaceuticals have ignited the creation of a bioeconomy in Texas.

“In a place like Texas that not only houses unique terrains and ecosystems unlike any other the world, but also has access to ports, international borders, and other venues for trade, we have a distinct opportunity to further develop and leverage more of our state’s resources to develop a variety of bioproducts,” said Perry.

At the event, Gov. Perry awarded a $5 million Texas Emerging Technology grant to Texas A&M University to help recruit commercially-focused faculty to market innovative research for the next generation of biofuels. Texas A&M and Chevron are also partnering on research efforts to achieve accelerated harvesting of non-food crops for conversion into biofuel products.

The governor recognized the newly formed Texas Bioproducts Industry Council, which will work closely with the private and public sector to strategize the future of bioproducts in Texas. Ongoing research has the potential to promote Texas to a self-sufficient post for energy and fuel, while introducing global solutions to growing energy needs.

micki said...

Texas bioenergy efforts to focus on nonfood products

Ranchers need corn too

By Juan A. Lozano
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

HOUSTON — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he considered the needs of Texas' ranchers — and their animals — when the state created its strategy for developing alternative sources of fuel.

Biofuels, such as ethanol, are made from corn and other agricultural products, but the state's ranchers use these same food items to feed their cattle.

"Feed lots, which we are the No. 1 feed cattle producing state in the nation, are not happy campers when they see corn going to fuel production. So finding the balance is what this is really all about," Perry said during a news conference detailing the state's bioenergy strategy. "We don't want to be put in the place of having to decide whether we are going to feed cattle or fuel vehicles."

Perry said Texas will focus on creating biofuels through cellulosic feedstock such as switchgrass, a hardy prairie grass; wood chips; and corn stems.

Texas A&M University and Chevron Corp. are working together on research to find ways to accelerate the harvesting of nonfood crops for conversion into biofuels from cellulose

"It's a four-year project and shows tremendous progress," Perry said.

The governor also announced the awarding of a $5 million grant from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to Texas A&M so it can recruit faculty members who will be able to successfully market the school's biofuel technologies and renewable energy research.

Mark Ellison, director of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, said the goal of these new faculty members at A&M will be to get new products and services that develop from their research into the hands of consumers.

Perry also announced the creation of the Texas Bioproducts Industry Council. The group will work closely with the private and public sectors to create a strategy for the use of bioproducts in the state.

Some of the alternative fuel projects the state is funding include looking at whether mesquite can be economically harvested for use as biofuel input, how to improve the yield on current biofuel production methods and whether biodiesel can be used as part of a producer of electricity for impoverished areas along the Texas-Mexico border.

Kathy Fredriksen, with the Department of Energy, said the federal government is applauding the efforts by Texas and other states to create alternative fuels.

"All of this is working. Last year, over 6 billion gallons of ethanol were produced in the U.S. And an additional 5.5 billion gallons of refining capacity is under construction," she said. "This translates into 500 million fewer barrels of oil imported into this country."

John Hofmeister, head of Royal Dutch Shell's U.S. arm., said technological breakthroughs will be needed so that large quantities of alternative fuels can be produced.

Find this article at:
http://www.statesman.com/business/content/business/stories/other/07/10/0710bioenergy.html

micki said...

Some of the alternative fuel projects the state is funding include looking at whether mesquite can be economically harvested for use as biofuel input,...

mesquite? hahaha that's the stuff bush is always whacking at The Ranch. Well, that and other things....

micki said...

I certainly hope that all these companies involved have a genuine interest in a workable policy. Not holding my breath...but hoping nevertheless...


HOUSTON, July 9, 2007 – The newly created Texas Bioproducts Industry Council will be housed in the University of Houston’s Center for Industrial Partnerships, it was announced today.

The announcement came in conjunction with Gov. Rick Perry’s press conference at the Greater Houston Partnership laying out his plans for a statewide bioenergy initiative.

The Texas Bioproducts Industry Council, which will help develop statewide policy and move the governor’s agenda forward, includes partners from the energy, agriculture and petrochemical sectors, such as Shell, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Chevron, Earth Biofuels, Standard Renewable Energy and CleanFuel USA.

“We’re pleased our Center for Industrial Partnerships will not only serve as a member of the council but also contribute a base of operations for this important new group,” said John Warren, executive director of the CIP/UH.

For more information about CIP/UH, visit http://www.uh.edu/cip/.