A great piece about him in Vanity Fair.
And don’t forget John Hughes’ political conservatism.
Remember that old canard about conservatives representing a domestic terrorism problem?
Maybe it’s time DHS investigates Obama supporters.
NBC insiders are starting to sweat Keith Olbermann. But not because of Olby’s politics. Thing is, Olbermann may have become a liability for NBC, literally:
Olbermann…went after former MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams Wednesday night, claiming Abrams had been fired and had a grudge against the network.
The tirade left NBC executives red-faced because Abrams, a lawyer, is still employed by NBC as a news analyst on legal issues.
Anyone who’s ever wondered about Olby’s smarts or sanity can now stop. Never go after a lawyer. Never.
Related: Add ratings poison to erratic behavior and you get this: “Word is that the folks at NBC are now looking for a way out.”
H/T: The Cable Game.
Unfortunately for Al Gore, his Board of Director duties towards Apple shareholders are hard to avoid.
Related: TOM: Hopium vs. ManBearPig.
UPDATE: Al Gore climbs out of his igloo (via Insty).
Celebrate with a photo-essay from El Marco!
Journalism is hard: Without watching it, Joe Klein concludes that Obama came out of CSPAN’s Waterloo Special (aka “The Healthcare Summit”) “well ahead of Republicans”.
At any rate, the President did not come across as “well-informed”, Joe. Ask Senator Lamar Alexander. He knows.
The takedown, which Microsoft dubbed “Operation b49,” has “quickly and effectively cut off traffic to Waledac at the ‘.com’ or domain registry level, severing the connection between the command and control centers of the botnet and most of its thousands of zombie computers around the world,” the company said.
It can’t possibly be Obama. The more he talks about healthcare, the more his numbers drop.
It can’t possibly be congressional Dems. They’re on the same boat.
The GOP showed up just to get scolded and condescended to by Obama. That’s a losing situation as well.
That leaves us with one alternative:
MORE: A good indicator that the summit was a loser for Dems? AP: News channels quickly lose interest in summit.
ANOTHER ONE: Instapundit links to more good news for the GOP, post-summit.
…is far from over.
A video-tally of guests featured on Olbermann’s last 10 shows reveals he can’t hold a candle to Tea Parties when it comes to diversity.
Via The Cable Game.
UPDATED: Bad link! Just fixed. Sorry about that.
At The Consumerist.
Wow. As a professional copywriter, I gotta give it a thumbs up. Way, way up.
…sooner or later you have to run into U.S. Code Title 18: American Spectator: White House accused of federal crime in two U.S. Senate races.
Let’s see how this turns out. If there’s any substance to the accusations, it will be a fun 2010. Maybe a fun couple of years into 2012.
Keep in mind that it’s a Democrat making the accusations…
For saving the New Beverly Cinema.
Great place to catch an old movie on the big screen, if you’re anywhere near Hollywood. I had no idea they almost shut down.
That attorney-client privilege thing will surely get in the way of intelligence-gathering.
Can’t wait for Dick Cheney to chime in…
Much more from Byron York.
At Moe Lane’s.
He’s trying to unseat Barbara Boxer, so how can’t you be interested in what he has to say?
Hey, it’s Reality TV, people. Not quite the same as reality.
If you love movies and haven’t opened a free account at The Auteurs, you’re missing out on lots of great movies you won’t easily find anywhere else. Some of them you can watch even for free. The forum discussions are pretty cool, too.
Tommy Christopher goes to bat for Ann Coulter…against Keith Olbermann: “This has nothing to do with your feelings about Ann Coulter as a human being. What Olbermann did was homophobia and transphobia at their most insidious.”
Time for a Cynthia Yockey-led boycott?
UPDATE: American Power links. Thanks, Prof. Douglas!
Think of it as a public service announcement from Dan Collins to help bloggers avoid sounding stupid, since Joe Stack’s suicide will certainly be used to attack one political side or another, like with other unfortunate souls before him.
I tend to think Leftie bloggers are more likely to fall into this practice than conservative ones, but then again I am biased. The truth is it could happen to anyone.
No, I don’t mean former law school professor Barack Obama. I mean Prof. Jacobson. And he can prove it, too! Using a couple of rhetorical tricks lifted from Obama himself.
I know for a fact law school professors possess awesome powers, but this breaks new ground…
First time there? You may need this: The Rookie’s Rough Guide to CPAC.
Sign the petition so we can get this initiative on the ballot, or California will make Greece look like a walk in the park…
Chris Nolan developing next Superman flick and prepping Batman 3?
I’m story producing on a reality show again, so it’s been hard to find the time to blog.
The job will go for 12 more weeks, so looks like I’m stuck with irregular blogging for the foreseeable future. Will try to schedule some posts for tomorrow.
The Guardian: Shutter Island sees Martin Scorsese hitching a ride.
Perishable News: 43% of Canadians would choose bacon over sex.
I’m stunned. Only 43%?
The shock could be devastating to your health: Daily Mail: Climategate U-turn as Phil Jones admits there has been no global warming since 1995.
I will do like Al Gore and make a courageous prediction: the U.S. lamestream media shall keep treating Climategate as a non-story, despite this stunning admission from Phil Jones.
And Anne Thompson takes notes, at this year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival’s “It Starts With A Script” panel. Great anecdotes from the writers of some of the most notable movies of 2009.
Finally, a day off (I had to work yesterday). So back to blogging for now.
However, today is Valentine’s Day and Dr. Fiancee and I have plans; so I don’t exactly have a lot of time to spend on line. Not sure if I’ll be able to post much more, if at all.
That doesn’t sound very Obama-like, but it actually is. Thing is, dead terrorists don’t talk. So you avoid dealing with matters of internment and interrogation altogether, which helps keep Obama’s Leftie base happy. Doesn’t yield a whole lot of precious information on planned terrorist strikes, but who cares? Remember: politics above everything.
What is the last thing terrorists see before an Obama “targeted killing”? A unicorn and a rainbow, of course!
I just knew there was something to the Amy Bishop story that would embarrass some on the Left.
Not because Bishop is a member of academia, which made it a good bet that she was a Leftie; but because when events of this sort occur, it is the habit of many a Leftie blogger to somehow blame conservatism ASAP, either by linking the alleged perp to conservatism or by complaining about lack of gun control.
But this time, not a peep. I’m sure Media Matters did the necessary research. Looking up the background of a professor at a big college can’t be that hard. Complaining about the need for gun control is even easier. However, the usual voices were silent in that regard. There had to be a reason for this. And that reason has a name: Jim Delahunt (D-MA).
Related: As expected, once the truth comes out, the NYT would prefer that we focus elsewhere.
Professor Rick Hasen – who taught me Remedies at Loyola Law, L.A. – remembers Associate Dean David Leonard on the occasion of his passing.
Dean Leonard taught me Evidence during my 2L year at Loyola. Great teacher, sweet guy. Made a tough subject easy to grasp.
He was well-liked. Thing is, it was easy to like him. He was just that kind of guy.
May he rest in peace.
Gerald Posner resigns from The Daily Beast, admitting plagiarism.
Background of the story from Slate’s Jack Shafer, here.
Lucky for most journalists, inaccurate and erroneous stories do not raise the same stink as plagiarism. Otherwise, Retracto would strike even more fear in the hearts of “journalists” than it already does.
I’m on a shoot today from noon till midnight, so no more blog posts today. The rest of the week will be a similar schedule, so I’m not sure I’ll even be able to schedule posts in advance. Will have to play it by ear.
In the meantime, here’s a little something by Matt Lewis on why the GOP should reject Obama’s invitation to discuss “bipartisan” solutions to healthcare reform.
He has lots of advising to do, by the way. But it sounds like he inhabits a universe where the Tea Party movement never happened:
He feels strongly that Democrats have done a poor job in drawing contrasts with Republicans, and in making sure that voters know what a GOP majority in the House or Senate would mean for the direction of the country.
He feels strongly and wrongly. A large segment of the electorate does not see elections as a binary choice anymore, but as an opportunity to assert their will on the political stage – from the bottom up – as opposed to passively picking between whatever choices party hacks put in front of them.
David Plouffe evidently is not aware of the Tea Party phenomenon or is in denial. At any rate, he wouldn’t know how to deal with it either way. Few if anyone in politics does, although there’s not much to it. It comes down to listening to the People. Not just hearing them, but listening to them. It is the People whom politicians are supposed to serve, after all.
UPDATE: Plouffe should go to TNR‘s website, here.
Moe Lane tells you why.