John Edwards, Ed Schultz and Eric Bolling in Hall of Shame

I’d like to propose three items to include in the file labeled “Wrong is wrong,” and you have to pay the consequences.

First, from the WSJ:

“WASHINGTON — Justice Department prosecutors and lawyers for former Sen. John Edwards are in last-ditch plea agreement talks that could avert felony charges over alleged campaign-finance violations, people familiar with the matter said.

If the talks fail Wednesday, Justice Department prosecutors are expected to seek a grand-jury indictment against Mr. Edwards, these people say….

Prosecutors have been examining whether donors to various political entities affiliated with Mr. Edwards funneled money to a woman with whom Mr. Edwards had an extramarital affair and with whom he fathered a child, these people said. More than $1 million was allegedly paid to the mistress and to an Edwards aide who Mr. Edwards initially said was the child’s father. The money was allegedly aimed at keeping the affair quiet and avoiding problems for Mr. Edwards’s 2008 campaign.”

Edwards has been trying to squirm and wriggle his way out of accountability for this lurid mess for several years now. The gig’s up, dude. Time to face the music, although whatever the law hands out in penalties can’t fully square accounts.

And in less important but still notable matters, MSNBC host Ed Schultz and Fox Business News host Eric Bolling are both in hot water — and deservedly so — for their rhetorical excesses. In a rant on his radio show, Schultz called conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” and a “talk-show slut.” On Twitter, Bolling condemned President Obama for being in Ireland “chugging 40s” instead of returning home to deal with the tragedy in Joplin. (Bolling is also the genius who accused Obama of spending $200 million a day on his trip to India, telling people that he wasn’t making up that fact because he found it on the Internet.)

I don’t know what’s going to happen to either man, and in a larger sense it almost doesn’t matter. What matters is that we live in a culture where there is a market for such viciousness.

– Jay Bookman

460 comments Add your comment

Themistocles (a.k.a. Left Wing Mgmt)

May 25th, 2011
5:14 pm

Rough week for Schultz. He also got into a nasty on-air feud with fellow liberal David Sirota.

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
5:17 pm

“That’s exactly why we do it, Josef. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature…”

From below, Jay. The above comment should have been followed by a ;)

Logical Dude

May 25th, 2011
5:19 pm

See, Edwards would have SO much better off if he just said early on. ..

“Yep, I slept with her, it was great! I’d do it again in a heartbeat! Hopefully my wife will joins us.”

But instead, steals huge amounts of hush money from his campaign.

Oh, when will the honest politician arrive?

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
5:20 pm

Jay, I believe it is brotha Brosephus who always claims that “Jackassery knows no political boundaries”.

And if he didn’t say it, he should have! :D

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:21 pm

All right, overly critical of the Bruin’s bias…Edwards, Democrat, Schultz-MSNBC, left wing media, Bolling, FOX…that’s two-to-one…just keepin’ ‘em honest…

southpaw

May 25th, 2011
5:22 pm

A salute to lack of partisanship, Jay. Shame isn’t restricted to a liberal or a conservative. I don’t often agree with you, but this time, you’re dead on.

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:24 pm

Logical

Well, there WAS Edwin Edwards…

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
5:24 pm

It’s probably not the prudent thing to do financially but I wouldn’t mind seeing any plea deal withdrawn and let Edwards be indicted. There’s so much of this stuff going on now that when we actually get somebody in the crosshairs (rhetorically speaking, of course), we need to go ahead and make an example out of them.

I’ve never really watched Ed and his Ed Show. I tried to watch it once but after about 30-60 seconds, he struck me as just another big-mouth, blowhard (like TV ain’t got enough of those already). In a way, I think some of this is an off-shoot of Watergate. For the good they did, Woodward and Bernstein, unintentionally, created the journalist as star phenonomen that we are have suffered from, ever since. The rise of 24 hour news has done its part to make that even worse. We’ve got all these talking heads now that I believe in another life, really wanted to be movie stars or rock stars.

Eric Bolling, I never even heard of, so I won’t comment on him.

buck@gon

May 25th, 2011
5:26 pm

As you demonstrate every day, Jay, we live in a country of gullible people and poor newspaper managers who will tolerate mediocre writing, unsound logic and ignorance. I don’t understand how your theme of “vicious” theme applies to Edwards.

The viciousness is tolerable, when your boss, Cynthia Tucker engages in it. What is intolerable, seemingly is when the right does it, isn’t it? Or rather you seem to like it, no? Tucker’s you ignore. Talk radio and Fox News–now THERE’S something to be legitimately upset about.

What do you think does more damage, Jay, reports legitimizing right-wing conspiracies, (like say, 9/11 truthers or PNAC), or someone criticizing Obama for partying in Ireland when Joplin is gone with the wind? Which did you focus on in your columns, Jay? The truthers or the birthers?

Viciousness is a problem, a problem of civility, true. Truth is a problem of honesty and character.

Show some sometimes.

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:27 pm

Hillbilly

I agree with you on Watergate…it was shortly thereafter that I decided journalism as it was going was not a profession I wanted to continue in and went elsewhere…the press has been going downhill ever since…not that there aren’t some good folks doing good work, but they’re not the ones getting attention…

Jefferson

May 25th, 2011
5:28 pm

Edwards and Arnald could ride to work together…

jewcowboy

May 25th, 2011
5:28 pm

Damnable attention sluts…

Logical Dude

May 25th, 2011
5:29 pm

An example of poor reporting is the AJC article about Kasim Reed complaining about the ethnic makeup of the consultants designed to help guide transit funds.

It says NOTHING about what the consultants actually came up with, but only that Kasim Reed was “stunned” that there were 4 white males. And “this is a big problem.”.

So, did Kasim like any of their ideas, or was he SO “stunned” by race that he couldn’t even pay attention?

I’m just a person aching for more information from the journalists here. I think there’s more to the story than Kasim crying “racism” but without more information, it’s hard to tell. Because the article basically says Kasim is crying “racism” when he should just be getting on with business.

Logical Dude

May 25th, 2011
5:29 pm

Jay, my 5:29 was actually posted at 5:32 (my computer time)

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:30 pm

Hillbilly

“We’ve got all these talking heads now that I believe in another life, really wanted to be movie stars or rock stars”

Or carnival barkers and tent revivalists…

N-GA

May 25th, 2011
5:31 pm

It’s not that he’s a Democrat or a Republican. What is more telling is that he’s a LAWYER!

Jay

May 25th, 2011
5:31 pm

So Buck, cite an equivalent example of viciousness from Cynthia.

Mary Elizabeth

May 25th, 2011
5:32 pm

“What matters is that we live in a culture where there is a market for such viciousness.”

———————————————-

There is, also, a pattern vicious, or rude insulting on blogs, at least here in Atlanta. That, too, is reflective of what has happened to the society-at-large. It is sad that that insulting viciousness could become a norm in today’s world.

I watched the last show of Oprah’s today and it was wonderful. She said we, each, give forth an energy, our energy, into the world. That energy is beyond words. It comes from inside. Bullies, she said, are missing something – they feel inadequate inside. All need validation. Real spiritual connection, and trust in that, is so needed in our nation today, not simply religious dogma and judgment of others.

Adam

May 25th, 2011
5:33 pm

OMG JAY CRITICIZED A DIRTY PINKIE COMMIE LIBERAL!

(/all caps)

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:33 pm

Buck

The Ireland trip has been on schedule for quite some time…Obama has acted appropriately in his response to the Joplin tragedy. He will be coming there this weekend. Right now, though, he’d probably just be in the way…

Haywood Jablome

May 25th, 2011
5:34 pm

Ed Schultz referring to Laura Ingraham as a “right-wing slut” is outrageous and completely incorrect. Everyone knows that she is actually right-wing whore.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
5:38 pm

He will be coming there this weekend. Right now, though, he’d probably just be in the way…

This is sort of off-topic but sort of relates to the same point. Back when the missing and murdered children thing was going on in Atlanta, Sammy Davis, Jr. came to town to help raise money and awareness. He chose not to go into the neighborhoods where the crimes had occured for what basically would have been a photo-op. He said something to the effect that, “I don’t want to go there and have people say, what the hell is he doing here?”. I thought he made the right choice in doing that.

It’s really a fine line, in a time of tragedy, between showing support and tooting your own horn.

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
5:39 pm

I don’t see the whole “lifting 40’s” thing with Eric Boling as the same infraction as Ed Schultz calling Laura Ingraham a “slut”.

Now if Boling has used the term “lifting 40’s of Schiltz Malt Liquor”, THEN we’d be having a discussion . . . ;)

Kamchak

May 25th, 2011
5:40 pm

In a rant on his radio show, Schultz called conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” and a “talk-show slut.” On Twitter, Bolling condemned President Obama for being in Ireland “chugging 40s” instead of returning home to deal with the tragedy in Joplin.

When Eric, son of Eric is held accountable for his statements I’ll get outraged, but until then — meh.

John Edwards is a slimo that should be held accountable for this.

Joe Mama

May 25th, 2011
5:40 pm

Themistocles — “Rough week for Schultz. He also got into a nasty on-air feud with fellow liberal David Sirota.”

Any video of said feud? For that matter, any video of Schultz’ dissing of Ingraham? I don’t have a very high opinion of her, but IMO a news host has no business calling someone that on the air.

ByteMe

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Boling will get a raise out of it.
Schultz will (continue to) be ignored.
Edwards will pay a heavy fine and be kept out of prison because of his kids and his connections. He probably will not be able to practice law again, not like he needs to.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
5:45 pm

getalife

May 25th, 2011
5:46 pm

Corporate media missed the Edwards and Ahnald’s love children.

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:47 pm

DAVE R

Yeah, that, too…and where’s SoCo when you need him! :-)

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
5:47 pm

“we live in a culture where there is a market for such viciousness.”
Jay,
You are right, just in the last few weeks it was implied that I was a racist by you on this blog without any evidence whatsoever…..YOU are helping THAT market…..there’s a word for that, it rhymes with lib-o-crite……can you help me?

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
5:48 pm

Here’s Bolling’s post from Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/EricBolling/posts/10150192156951277

I never heard of him until Jay wrote this but he’s outta line, too.

Kamchak @ 5:40

Don’t follow Eric, so I’d never heard that before. It’s disgusting.

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
5:51 pm

Jay,
You more than most can probably get tucker to send you any and all posts she has written….I will ‘cite’ that and call it a day…..

getalife

May 25th, 2011
5:54 pm

You have to say something crazy to get attention in American politics today

The Senate will vote on the gop plan to end Medicare.

This vote is the 12 cycle.

It is a sure loser for the gop.

Like the special election in NY.

Themistocles (a.k.a. Left Wing Mgmt)

May 25th, 2011
5:54 pm

Joe Mama: “Rough week for Schultz. He also got into a nasty on-air feud with fellow liberal David Sirota. / Any video of said feud? ”

No video, but here’s a piece in Salon with a link to the clip :

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/05/18/schultz_sirta_radio_battle/index.html

AmVet

May 25th, 2011
5:55 pm

“Now if Boling has used the term “lifting 40’s of Schiltz Malt Liquor”, THEN we’d be having a discussion . . .”

Now that’s funny!

One of the casualties of this lack of basic respect and civility for those with opposing views is that most have become exceeding thin-skinned and trigger happy. (in the verbal sense)

Most of us ain’t all that and a bag of chips!

Speaking of which, buck you really are on a damn near demonic tirade these days.

If you loathe the host so much, why do you feel compelled to read him so often?

Color me cornfused…

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:55 pm

ZamVet

“If you loathe the host so much, why do you feel compelled to read him so often?”

Well… “…everybody needs somebody sometime…”

Jay

May 25th, 2011
5:56 pm

In other words, Billybob, you’ve got nothing.

And still no word from Buck….

BADA BING

May 25th, 2011
5:57 pm

$1million is about the going rate for payoffs these days, it is a round number and has a nice ring to it. I bet that Edwards will have the nicest looking hair in whatever prision he is sent to.

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
5:57 pm

“And still no word from Buck…”

Uh, Dave…jus’ sayin’ :-)

independent and depressed

May 25th, 2011
5:58 pm

Kinda like Neal Boortz referring referring to the resident “idiot” in the White House? I think right wing slut is appropriate for all the blond bimbos that Faux news trots out 24/7 who act like they are Gods gift to humanity but often act like paid mouthpieces for the right wing nuts.

Joe Mama

May 25th, 2011
6:00 pm

Themistocles — “No video, but here’s a piece in Salon with a link to the clip”

Ouch. 80

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
6:02 pm

Now josef, don’t go draggin’ me into Jay and Buck’s feud.

It’s enough for me to carry on my own, thank you, sir! :D

wet wiccan

May 25th, 2011
6:04 pm

Jay

Can I nominate Andrew Breitbart to your Hall of Shame?

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
6:04 pm

You can read her words just as well as I……that’s what I will give you, which is more than enough for this topic………

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
6:04 pm

What’s the difference in the people on MSNBC and the people on Fox? Other that they come from opposite sides of the political spectrum, none that I can see.

It’s like the old Braves, with Warren Spahn and Johnny Saine. One was a left-hander and one was a right-hander but they played the same game.

Themistocles (a.k.a. Left Wing Mgmt)

May 25th, 2011
6:04 pm

Joe Mama, painful listening indeed. Though I tend to agree with Schultz on many issues, here he’s completely caught with his proverbial pants down. Sirota’s right on principle. And Schultz is being the prima donna he tends to be.

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:04 pm

and still nothing….

Midori

May 25th, 2011
6:05 pm

how in the world did this subject become a referendum on Cynthia Tucker??

BADA BING

May 25th, 2011
6:05 pm

Hey Edwards, get you one of those ‘Shake Weights’(as seen on TV). You might as well start practicing for prision life.

Dusty

May 25th, 2011
6:06 pm

Well, no Zell; yet. Too bad. We get Edwards who is not running for anything except jail. I guess he is flip flopping over that too.

Did I mention that the BRAVES won the afternoon game? YES, they did. (I know I mentioned it before. But nobody reads old “threads”. Doncha know?)

Hmm …I smell England. I smell France. I smell my dinner burning in the pans. Hurrying off,,,,,

Jackie

May 25th, 2011
6:07 pm

All those cited in this post deserve having their actions called out to them. In the case of John Edwards, he may do jail time for his illegal actions.

Having said all that, former Sen. John Ensign(R-NV) and Sen. Tom Coburn(R-OK) will be next on the hot seat and deserve to have their day in court for EXACTLY the same misdeeds of John Edwards.

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:07 pm

midori, because the bizarre fixation of some apparently can’t be contained within the confines of the Tucker blog and must spill out elsewhere….?

Dusty

May 25th, 2011
6:07 pm

This one before my last post I’m sure.

The “Tucker fixation”? You mean like the “BUSH fixation”? I hope Tucker’s does not last over eight years. Gets kinda unpleasant.

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
6:08 pm

Jay,
Anyone who has read tucker would concede this point, which is what you will have to do to reel me in any further…..if not, good day

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 25th, 2011
6:08 pm

Well, it all goes to show we got class on this blog. Some people can call other people “slut” and such. On here, we use nice words like “tool” and “Kool-Aid drinker.” And every once in a while Bookman breaks in to remind us not to call names. We ignore him and call names anyway. But the nicer class of names. Like I said, we got class here.

pogo

May 25th, 2011
6:09 pm

And you thrive on this “visciousness” don’t you Jay? Can’t you find one thing wrong with Obama? Do you think that his appointment of Jesse Lee as the “Obama Negative Press” Czar is a good thing? It is an administration position funded by taxpayers that is created only to further Obama’s re-election bid in 2012. If Bush would have done this, the end of world (God is Dead) would have been proclaimed in the NYT’s and by you and the AJC. But with you and the rest of the press, this is completely OK. America doesn’t trust the press anymore and for very good reason. You are nothing but trained puppets who are making money off of maintaining one political position or the other.

As for John Edwards and Schultz, you know that critisizing them is “safe” because your cause (the progressive cause) doesn’t have anything to lose. These two are currently irrelavent and they are expendable to the progressives in terms of political damage to your sacred Obama. I certainly hope that you aren’t trying to claim some kind of political objectivity based upon this piece. If anyone reads either you or Cynthia (is she really your supervisor Jay?), we know that objectivity was thrown out the window years ago in the American press. Stick to what you know Jay, partisan politics.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
6:09 pm

When I posted my 6:04, when it refreshed, there were at least a half dozen posts after it, including the new page. Keep digging boys.

CJ

May 25th, 2011
6:10 pm

Generally speaking, Schultz’s heart is in the right place. But his head? Well, that’s up for debate.

As a liberal, I’d like to see him replaced in the MSNBC line-up with a higher quality liberal. Liberals have a hard enough time getting their message out via the corporate media without having one of the few big time spokespersons that we do have distracting from our message.

Thulsa Doom

May 25th, 2011
6:10 pm

Jay

May 25th, 2011
5:31 pm

So Buck, cite an equivalent example of viciousness from Cynthia.- Jay

You’re right Jay. Cynthia never has anything viscious to say about conservatives.

Jay are you going to read the comments below and actually say they are not more vicious than someone saying someone was chugging 40 ouncers?

Newt Gingrich plays the race card

9:45 am May 18, 2011, by ctucker

WASHINGTON — I didn’t think it was possible, but Newt Gingrich has disappointed me. He has managed to be more cynical and more incendiary, more irresponsible and even less honorable than I had imagined him to be.

And my imagination gave him plenty of credit for pettiness, indiscipline, deceit and an overweening arrogance. I knew him to be capable of stunning chutzpah and cheap sensationalism. I’ve seen his over-the-top attacks on rivals, his situational ethics and his disregard for commonplace proprieties.

From her latest column on Saxby Chambliss
Congress is whipsawed by the demands of an angry minority of tea partiers, paranoid conspiracy theorists, leftover John Birchers and anti-government cranks.

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
6:12 pm

Ed Schultz always struck me as someone just barely this side of crazy. Kinda like the Kimmer used to be on WGST years ago.

You always knew that one day that last rubber band would snap . . .

Thulsa Doom

May 25th, 2011
6:12 pm

Which is worse? Someone saying someone was chugging 40 ouncers?

Or someone calling someone-

cynical
more incendiary,
more irresponsible
less honorable
pettiness,
indiscipline,
deceit
overweening arrogance
stunning chutzpah
cheap sensationalism.
over-the-top attacks
situational ethics
disregard for commonplace proprieties.

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
6:12 pm

Even I don’t consider Cynthia Tucker writings vicious in any way.

Clueless, bigoted, inconsistent; yes.

But in a calm and reasonable way . . . ;)

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
6:13 pm

You don’t care much for Cynthia? Then don’t go there. And Jay and Cynthia are not interchangeable..

Dusty

May 25th, 2011
6:14 pm

HillBilly,

Nobody is going to get ahead of you. You are top of the line! (No matter what.) Yep! “Tis true.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 25th, 2011
6:14 pm

When I posted my 6:04, when it refreshed, there were at least a half dozen posts after it, including the new page. Keep digging boys.

Well, I ain’t complaining or nothing, but on the last thread I posted a piece and it showed up first on a new page. Then I refreshed and it showed up fifth from the bottom on the previous page. I just figured some of the AJC IT boys were starting the Memorial Day weekend a little early. I ain’t complaining because if they’re sellabrating early it means it’s good for my business. Got to keep the job and the 401k going.

Joe Mama

May 25th, 2011
6:15 pm

Dave — “Kinda like the Kimmer used to be on WGST years ago.”

He was two different people; one on-air and another one off the air. He had to get psyched up to put on the on-air persona. And he always had iced tea in the control room with him.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
6:17 pm

I ain’t complaining because if they’re sellabrating early it means it’s good for my business.

How in the world did you get off before 6, with a holiday weekend coming up? Don’t haul for Leon, do you?

Thulsa Doom

May 25th, 2011
6:18 pm

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:07 pm

midori, because the bizarre fixation of some apparently can’t be contained within the confines of the Tucker blog and must spill out elsewhere….?

Jay,

Come on now. Its not nice to talk about granny godzilla like that.

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
6:18 pm

I know, Joe, but his on-air persona eventually got the best of him.

Although those Newsmaker Line segments were funny as hell! :lol:

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:19 pm

“It is an administration position funded by taxpayers that is created only to further Obama’s re-election bid in 2012. If Bush would have done this, the end of world (God is Dead) would have been proclaimed in the NYT’s and by you and the AJC.”

Pogo, does the name “Karl Rove” mean anything to you? Senior adviser to President Bush and head of the Office of Poitical Affairs, with his salary covered by taxpayers’ money?

Does any of this ring a bell, from an investigation into the Bush White House by the Office of Special Counsel:

“The entire [Office of Political Affairs] staff was enlisted in pursuit of Republican success at the polls and many OPA employees believed that effort was part of their official job duties,”the report concludes. “Based on the extent of the activities described below, OSC concludes that the political activities of OPA employees were not incidental to their official functions, and thus U.S. Treasury funds were unlawfully used to finance efforts to pursue Republican victories at the polls in 2006.”

The report also finds that, during the 2006 election cycle, Office of Political Affairs staffers “tracked the amount of money raised at fundraisers held by Republican candidates and national, state and local Republican groups.”

The Office of Special Counsel also found “a systematic misuse of federal resources” in 2006, when Bush administration cabinet members traveled to the districts of members of Congress whom the White House designated as priority candidates. The inquiry found that many of the trips that had been designated as official business and billed to the Treasury were primarily political and part of a White House-directed effort called the “final push.”

Now … you were saying?

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
6:20 pm

DAVE

Well, Sister Cynthia IS a little slow on the uptake and has trouble applying her perceptions and sensitivities to herself, in my opinion based on past experience…mean and vicious? Nyanh…

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:21 pm

I don’t know, Thulsa. Do you consider accuracy an adequate defense?

More seriously: No, I don’t think they’re comparable.

Thulsa Doom

May 25th, 2011
6:21 pm

indiscipline,

I rarely get on Cynthia’s blog anymore but perhaps I should do so more often. Ya learn something new everyday. I never even knew indiscipline was a word. She may be vicious but at least ya can learn something from her.

Joe Mama

May 25th, 2011
6:22 pm

Dave — “Although those Newsmaker Line segments were funny as hell!”

I can’t recall the name of the — ahem — ‘flamboyant’ character who reported on the Braves, “chop, chop!” But he was kind of like “The Olympic Flame” on WGST’s Saturday Morning Live back before the 1996 Games, if you ever listened to that program.

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
6:23 pm

JOE
@ 6:15

IcED tea? Where you from, Bubba…

AmVet

May 25th, 2011
6:24 pm

Billyb, are you familiar with the saying, “All hat and no cattle”?

Or as Mrs. Slocumb would say, “Weak as water!”

Finn McCool

May 25th, 2011
6:24 pm

Jay, I hope you posted your comment “•The year the world changed, and no one noticed” in the paper edition.

Those are great questions you post there – how do we come to deal with the new reality?

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
6:25 pm

Thulsa

I didn’t know it was a word, either, but these guys must have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D76×0Vtb_Zc

(Apologies for soiling the political blog with music)

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:27 pm

No, Finn, I haven’t, but I may at some point. It even struck me that there may be a book in there somewhere.

AmVet

May 25th, 2011
6:27 pm

Does anyone remember one of the darling new words in Republispeak some years back – moral equivalence?

What we have here (besides a failure to communicate!) is verbal equivalence…

getalife

May 25th, 2011
6:28 pm

cons tend to focus on silly things.

Their minds should be studied in Universities.

Anyhoo, how many more have love children?

Perhaps, a love child document dump to clean up the record for all of them.

Trump said they all had mistresses in Washington.

Joe Mama

May 25th, 2011
6:28 pm

Josef — “IcED tea? Where you from, Bubba…”

I moved here from Hawaii, if you must know. And you can’t get good iced tea out there, though they do know how to butcher a hog and roast it up. :D

I think the only person in Atlanta radio who can get away with saying “ice tea” on air is prob’ly O’Neal Adams. ;)

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
6:29 pm

Now I’ve got a post lost in space and two reprimands for posting too fast.

RW-(the original)

May 25th, 2011
6:29 pm

josef,

At the risk of having my Southern naturalization papers rescinded the only ice tea I drink is unsweetened and bottled in California. It’s called Tejava and it’s fantastic.

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
6:29 pm

I’m no different than you Dusty, just happen to have a lower BS meter than you do when it comes to far left liberal hypocrisy. I am what the democrats hate to see…….an informed voter

Kamchak

May 25th, 2011
6:32 pm

I am what the democrats hate to see…….an informed voter

Not intended to be a factual statement.

WOODSTOCK MIKE

May 25th, 2011
6:32 pm

Hey Jay, didn’t you vote for John Edwards?

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
6:33 pm

I definitely can’t do that obama water trick where he lowers the sea level……

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
6:33 pm

“I can’t recall the name of the — ahem — ‘flamboyant’ character who reported on the Braves, “chop, chop!” But he was kind of like “The Olympic Flame” on WGST’s Saturday Morning Live back before the 1996 Games, if you ever listened to that program.”

Joe, that was the glorious Lesley Dove . . .

I’m not sure if that was another character made up by Jim Gossett (the voices for the Newsmaker Lines) or not.

Thulsa Doom

May 25th, 2011
6:34 pm

Speaking of Karl Rove and campaign money how much money has Obama amassed so far in his war chest? I hear its quite a load of cash. Them special interests sure pony up the dough don’t they?

WOW- A BILLION FREAKING DOLLARS!!!!

While his campaign is downplaying speculation that it could be the first to raise $1 billion, it’s nonetheless building up a cash stockpile as the GOP, with the field wide open, gets off to a slow start.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_18/b4226031196942.htm

When President Barack Obama visited California in February, he had a private dinner with Apple (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and other technology chieftains.

Aaaaaaaaah. So that’s how google and other cali technology firms pay little in taxes- they cozy up to the Obama special favor/special interest administration. Just look at google for example.

Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes
By Jesse Drucker – Oct 21, 2010 6:00 AM ET

Google cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda.

Google’s income shifting — involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich” — helped reduce its overseas tax rate to 2.4 percent, the lowest of the top five U.S. technology companies by market capitalization, according to regulatory filings in six countries.

“It’s remarkable that Google’s effective rate is that low,” said Martin A. Sullivan, a tax economist who formerly worked for the U.S. Treasury Department.

Obama-Google connection scares competitors

Google CEO Eric Schmidt didn’t say anything as he flanked President-elect Barack Obama during his first post-election press conference. He didn’t have to.

The image alone of Schmidt standing elbow-to-elbow with Obama’s top economic thinkers was enough to send shivers up the spine of Google’s competitors.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15487.html

Joe Mama

May 25th, 2011
6:34 pm

Kamchak — “Not intended to be a factual statement.”

I propose that this phrase be represented henceforth on AJC blogs as NIFS.

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
6:34 pm

nevertheless, a reality Kamchak…..

josef nix

May 25th, 2011
6:35 pm

JOE

Yep. They know what to do with little piggies! Since you ain’t from around here, you can get a pass on the iceD tea! You think you catch flack for that, though, I drink my ice tea unsweetened,don’t eat fried chicken and don’t eat grits either, get called a heretic a lot…’course it probably has as much to do with my accent… :-)

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:36 pm

To be honest, Woodstock, I don’t remember, but I don’t believe so. When we interviewed him during the 2004 primaries, he came across as very shallow in knowledge and understanding. But I can’t say I saw this in him…

Joe Mama

May 25th, 2011
6:38 pm

Josef — “Yep. They know what to do with little piggies!”

And goats, too, but the goats were a LOT harder to hunt than the hogs.

“Since you ain’t from around here”

Didn’t say that. I *am* from around heah. I just moved *back* here from Hawaii.

“you can get a pass on the iceD tea!”

Thankew. Thankew vurra much.

/elvis

“You think you catch flack for that, though, I drink my ice tea unsweetened, don’t eat fried chicken and don’t eat grits either, get called a heretic a lot…’course it probably has as much to do with my accent…”

I also drink my tea unsweet, and I prefer the divine swine to fried chicken. But to each their own.

Jay

May 25th, 2011
6:38 pm

That is Obama’s doing, Thulsa?

Let’s do a little math here:

Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes
By Jesse Drucker – Oct 21, 2010 6:00 AM ET

Google cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda.

Story published in 2010. So tax years in question were 2006-2009.

Yup, Obama’s fault.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 25th, 2011
6:38 pm

To be honest, Woodstock, I don’t remember, but I don’t believe so.

You don’t remember who you voted for? Or, am I reading that wrong?

Billybob

May 25th, 2011
6:38 pm

don’t make him say it HD……..

Kamchak

May 25th, 2011
6:39 pm

nevertheless, a reality Kamchak…..

Funny, that’s what 17th century phlogiston chemists said, too.

Dave R.

May 25th, 2011
6:39 pm

“When we interviewed him during the 2004 primaries, he came across as very shallow in knowledge and understanding.”

Wow. “The Breck Girl” shallow?

All you needed to do was listen to his “Two Americas” speech to figure THAT out.