Saturday, December 08, 2007

Here He comes to save the day... 

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a big babbling black man with a Bible!

Alan Keyes accepts invitation to Dec. 12 Iowa Republican Presidential Debate

Des Moines, IA — Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes has accepted an invitation to participate in the last scheduled — and in some ways most important — Republican debate before the Jan. 3 first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucus.
[ See: www.alankeyes.com/articles/071120iowa.php ]

He is afterall a "Declarationist"! (bold emphasis below in original text):
This "Declarationist" perspective is something Dr. Keyes takes seriously and brings into all his political thinking and public policy positions.


Foremost among the Declaration principles that Dr. Keyes believes should guide interpretation of the Constitution are these:
1. All human beings are created equal and endowed by God with unalienable rights;
2. The purpose of government is to secure these rights; and
3. No government is just or legitimate if it systematically violates these rights.
[ See: www.alankeyes.com/about/declarationist.php]

I was wondering where burbling Al was at. I was wondering when His True Declaratoryness would thow down the gauntlet. Now we know. After layin' low - watching the coals glow - and waiting for a chance to leap from the flickering shadows and into the brand new light of a bonfire revived, he is finally scheduled to arrive. This should provide some new and colorful fuel for the already burnt-over campfires of the recent Romney/Huckabee chautauquas. Hally-loo-u-ah. Pass the moonshine.


The Staybehinder 

Entertainment Nightly.


Friday, December 07, 2007

CNN and Glossolalia Productions Presents: 

A CNN Speculative Documentary Special guaranteed to put the fear of 72 virgins into ya!

Intel report sinks CNN Iran special Two-hour 'Nuclear' was slated for Dec. 12

HOLLYWOOD -- The latest National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program four years ago has claimed one casualty: CNN has postponed speculative documentary "We Were Warned -- Iran Goes Nuclear."
The two-hour spec, which was slated for Dec. 12 under the "CNN Presents" banner, was "set partially in the future," featuring a what-if scenario as former government officials -- playing fictional cabinet members -- debate how to deal with the Iranian threat.

That special was "based on a different set of rules and a different set of conditions," said CNN veep-senior exec producer Mark Nelson, noting that the surprising NIE report "changed everything."

The "special", "speculative documentary" ("based on a different set of rules and a different set of conditions,") - whatever the hell that means - featured a "special" allstar action-horror-thriller cast of notable cable tv nooze Woweewood celebrities as well...:

Among those participating in the war-game panel featured as part of "Iran Goes Nuclear" were former CIA director Jim Woolsey, former EPA administrator Christie Todd Whitman and former presidential adviser David Gergen.

Now that's aspecial. Reliable sources I have invented have told me that one controversial scene depicts a sloppy drooling retired speechwriter named Frowzy Gergen and his spooky companion Stealth Woolster getting shitty-faced drunk at a hotel bar as the lovely Violet Whitebirch (played by Christie Todd Whitman, former princess of the Garden State) is seduced by a swarthy Persian cereal salesman who calls himself Steve. And then ... well, nevermind, you get the idea. In any case, that was apparently the documentary part. But, no! -- sadly...

In its place, CNN will this weekend air two Campbell Brown-hosted specials on the Iran situation and its history. Portions of "We Were Warned" correspondent Frank Sesno's original reporting will be incorporated into those hours, which air Saturday and Sunday.

What! Saturday AND Sunday? Two days of cheap editing and snollygoster crank from the wife of Paul Bremmer's personal bellboy! What the fuck? I'd rather watch Wolf Blitzer interview a bowling ball (or vice versa). Or Candy Crowley wrestling a bear on a dood ranch in Canada. On the other hand, maybe Hot Rods To Hell will be on the TCM channel again. I heard that was a good one! A reliable source told me so.



a. Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
b. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
c. Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.

a. Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
b. A commercial or financial transaction involving speculation.


1. Consisting of, concerning, or based on documents.

2. Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film.

n. pl. doc·u·men·ta·ries
A work, such as a film or television program, presenting political, social, or historical subject matter in a factual and informative manner and often consisting of actual news films or interviews accompanied by narration.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Swampland Follies 

Like watching a python swallow a swamp beaver...

Time magazine refused to publish responses to Klein's false smears
The disgraceful behavior of Time Magazine in the Joe Klein scandal has been well-documented. But new facts have emerged that reveal that Time's behavior was far worse than previously thought.

First, Sen. Russ Feingold submitted a letter to Time protesting the false statements in Klein's article. But Time refused to publish it. Sen. Feingold's spokesman said that the letter "was submitted to TIME very shortly after Klein's column ran but the letters department was about as responsive as the column was accurate." [continued at link]

...in slow motion.



Greenwald / Salon.com:
(2) Time has advised Sen. Russ Feingold that they intend to publish his Letter to the Editor in the next print edition. On a related note, Radar Online's John Cook examines Joe Klein, the Time scandal and the blogosphere's general interaction with both [Joe, Schmo Blowhard Time pundit sings a song of himself.

From the John Cook Radar Online story Joe, Schmo; Blowhard Time pundit sings a song of himself:
In a bizarre and revealing podcast that Time posted on Swampland as a companion to the column, Klein railed wildly against the insolence of those who dared to criticize his reporting, repeating four times that he'd been doing this for 38 years, which is apparently long enough to have earned the right to be wrong without people hassling you about it. In the space of 10 minutes, he bragged about how he "[hasn't] called the White House in years" to deflect criticism that he spouts the Administration's line, and then criticized Greenwald for failing to call him. Referring to the Harman error, Klein said, "[T]his is a war we're talking about, and I don't really care about these stupid little details. ... The important thing here was my feeling that voting against the war funding was a bad idea." As with the FISA column, the way Klein felt was important; the factual error he made in advancing his argument was a stupid little detail.

What fun. I can't wait for the BIG TIME WOTY issue. So neither can you.


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