Saturday, December 08, 2007

Now I am a cute little liberal gnome

Hype Baby, this ones for you.


Amy Ruttan said...

Oooh you changed your look! Very festive. ;)

Amy Ruttan said...

I should mention I am hungover so I can't glue together coherent thoughts about the You Tube other than Yeesh.

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

I'm not hungover, so I can at least say, the commentator did not use the term "asshat" so for that I say thank you. He did say "backside," which might be close enough.

I am curious as to what irrefutable proof he has that the President was briefed in full on the date that he claims. Is it something he has surmised or is it one person's word against another? Are we caught up on the chance to call someone a liar? Because, if we are, there are plenty of Democrats who qualify as well.

As for Iran itself, their leader is a fanatic. And it is the same liberal media machine that broadcast this comment (as long as it was, I'd hate to have to sit through a "report" or "story") that also broadcasts stories about Iran refusing to curtail it's nuclear programs. So which is it MSNBC and the rest of the liberal media? Is there no threat because you say so, or is there a threat because you say so? Or is it that you find it very convenient to manipulate your reports to show our President in the worst possible light?

This guy makes it sound like we made a horrible choice, but who would he rather have? Gore? Edwards? Kerry? Obama? Can any one of these people (not "asshats" but people) put is in a better place in just 4 years?

And is it just me or does the guy in the video look too much like Noah Bennett in Heroes? Is Noah good or evil, and what about this guy? :)

Hyperion said...

If I spend any time whatsoever thinking about people like Keith (or his doppleganger Bill O), it is only to rhetorically wonder which of them contains the highest acidity. (You know...'cuz they're both douches.)

Then again, just because you hate the messenger does not mean the message is always wrong, but when someone who loathes Bush with all his heart, mind, soul and strength gets up on a soapbox in an obvious attempt to channel the ghost of Edward R. Murrow, it is difficult to do more than roll the eyes and tune him out. (And to be fair, I'd have the same reaction to Bill O. talking about Hillary Clinton, or Lou Dobbs talking about anyone who might even consider immigrants to be people.)

It continually astounds me that people watch these two (as well as a host of others). One can only guess (and it is truly a guess, for I am unable to fathom the thought-process), that for some, it is comforting to have one's own opinions confirmed, while for others, it might be an act of cathartic rage, to shake one's tiny fist at the screen and hurl harmless epithets.

Of course, one assumes my fine feathered friend the Duckster and his brood fall into neither category, and choose to watch cable news for the same reason I used to take in Dawson's Creek. As long as you remember they're pretending, I suppose it's pretty entertaining.


Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Nice summary Selah, but honestly, becauase I don't know. Who is this guy on MSNBC?

Sparky Duck said...

Michael-In a word, yes

Hype-I like the fact that i am conforted by someone that occasionally agrees with my crazed rantings. Keeps me from thinking I am just screaming in the rain.

Hyperion said...

Michael, lover of Amy - I laughed so hard when I read your question I nearly pissed myself. No hatred on you, as I am a firm believer that one is not at fault for what one doesn't know, unless he/she SHOULD know it. For example, if Sparky didn't know what direction Corvallis was from Eugene, I wouldn't fault him. However, if he didn't know what direction Baltimore was from Philly, I'dmock.

I bring this all up to say that "Selah" is a biblical word used to end a Psalm. Used today, it sort of has a cross meaning of "Amen" and "QED" (i.e., "That which has been demonstrated"). No way you'd known that unless you'd already known it, so no fault for thinking it was my name, which is in fact Hyperion.

As for your question, Keith Olbermann is a cable news host on MSNBC. I very famously have a low opinion of him. Olbermann was for many years on ESPN, where I loved him as he hosted "the big show," ESPN's marquee SportsCenter every Sunday night with Dan Patrick. My love slowly turned to hate as I discovered what a horrible person he is. (Some time, google Olbermann and the word "stalking.") I feel the same way about Bill O'Reilly, who isn't as conservative as Olbermann is liberal, but basically plays the same role of playing up to the troops and shooting down whatever target the audience happens to hate. Sorry to take up the Duckster's space, but I just had to reply.

Oh, and Sparky, it's okay to watch Olbermann, it's even okay to agree. Just remember: in almost every real way he is the same guy as O'Reilly, just with lower ratings.

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Hype, thanks for the info. I know about Selah as it is used as a name of a Christian recording group, and I used to manage a Christian bookstore.

I had heard Olberman's name, but I can't say I knew anything about him.