Posted by westsider, a member of the Foothill High School community, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm
Yep HHR, it's almost as funny as Al Franken being selected as a U.S.Senator. Oh wait, no it's not. Franken actually has some power (what a shame.) You're free to turn off Fox News if you choose, but the voters can't turn off Franken for 6 years. Now that's truly a really bad clown act!
Posted by Ruth, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm
Guess you must have missed the major stories of last year then, since you didn't watch Fox. Oh, I am sure you are "in the know" about the latest in Hollywood gossip and how to make terrific upside down cakes, though.
Here are but a few of the stories you missed, since Fox was the only network that covered these in any detail.
White House Green Jobs adviser Van Jones resigned from his post in September after weeks of pressure over his radical past. A former self-avowed Marxist and anarchist, Jones signed a 2004 petition that suggested the U.S. government was involved in the Sept 11. terrorist attacks. The New York Times and Washington Post ignored the story until Jones' resignation, which occurred in the middle of the Labor Day weekend.
Filmmakers James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, posing as a pimp and a prostitute, went undercover to the offices of the community organizing group ACORN in the summer. They secretly videotaped employees instructing them in how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador whom the pair said they wanted to import to work as child prostitutes. New videos emerged daily, but the mainstream media ignored the growing scandal for days, even as federal agencies began severing their ties with the group and members of Congress cried for an investigation.
Science Czar John Holdren
President Obama's "science czar," John Holdren, floated a number of lethal policies to shrink the human population -- including compulsory abortions and other Draconian measures -- in science textbooks he published in the 1970s. Though the news spread widely through the blogosphere, the mainstream media never touched the controversy.
Hackers broke into the servers at a prominent British climate research center and leaked years' worth of e-mails onto the Web, producing what some skeptics of man-made climate change said was "smoking gun" evidence of collusion among climate scientists. One e-mail referenced a plan to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, as another lamented the "travesty" that temperatures had not increased over the past decade. Prominent climate scientists discussed blackballing skeptics and admitted to dumping data to avoid public scrutiny. The head of the Climatic Research Unit at Britain's East Anglia University stepped down amid the uproar that followed. But the television networks ignored the story for so long they even got scooped by Comedy Central.
Politicizing the NEA
A senior official at the National Endowment for the Arts encouraged artists to promote President Obama's political agenda in a conference call he organized with the White House. The NEA's communications director Yosi Sergant eventually resigned in August amid accusations that the grant-making organization was becoming politicized. The administration called it a "teaching moment," but the media didn't seem to catch the lesson.
Chas Freeman, the Obama administration's appointee to chair the National Intelligence Council, had major conflicts of interest with the Saudi and Chinese governments as a private citizen. He referred to Tibetan Buddhist protests against the communist government in China as a "race riot," and said the Chinese had been "overly cautious" in killing hundreds of protesters in the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989.
But Freeman drew special ire for his fierce and open criticism of what he called Jewish "colonists" in Israel. Even as prominent members of Congress blasted the appointment, the New York Times covered the story only after Freeman had already withdrawn his name for consideration.
Tea Party Protests
In the wake of the bank bailouts and the federal stimulus package, some critics of the Obama administration's economic crisis plans urged citizens to mail tea bags to their congressmen as a form of protest, recalling the Boston Tea Party and unjust taxes imposed by the British before the American Revolution. The Tea Party movement grew to include massive protests, as tens of thousands of Americans joined in on Tax Day. After utterly ignoring the movement for weeks, the mainstream media finally caught up to the story, but mostly used their coverage as an occasion for sexual puns and frathouse humor.
Kevin Jennings, Safe Schools Czar
President Obama's "safe schools czar," Kevin Jennings, is a former schoolteacher who advocated promoting homosexuality in schools and was forced to admit he had poorly handled an incident in which a student told him he was having sex with older men. Jennings has since been tied to a pornographic suggested reading list for 7th graders that was designed by the organization he founded and directed for over a decade, and dozens of members of Congress have called for his ouster.
A December study from George Mason University showed that Democratic districts have received nearly twice as much stimulus money as Republican districts -- and the cash has been awarded without regard to how badly an area was suffering from job losses
Posted by gottalaff, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Why are you so obsessed with Sarah Palin and Fox News? You claim they are without merit yet it was necessary for you to post this. Perhaps the information from these sources is more credible than you are willing to admit...and a threat to the liberal agenda.
Posted by Rat Turd, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm
I wonder how long MSNBC, CNBC, CNN etc will be around? Fox is taking over the airwaves and seem to be able to get anyone they want to work on the show............why because everyone is watching it. This is the reason Mr. Incompentent Barack does not like him because they continually point out he does not know what he is doing. Good job Fox!!!!!
Posted by Ruth, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm
You haven't replied to my response listing all the news Fox covered that the government-controlled media (NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.) chose not to cover. Or do you just want to engage in typical democrat character assassination since you cannot debate content?
Your character assassinations are a yawner and a complete predictable bore.
Posted by Independent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm
The first thing I thought when she resigned as governor was, "She's going to Fox News." She is pretty and definitely gets a lot of publicity for the conservative point of view. She had some very good speeches written for her during the election, but she can't think on her feet. I find her comments hilarious--she is ignorant and uninformed. I look forward to her joining the other bozos on Fox--very entertaining! I think she'll harm conservatives more than help them.
Posted by Rat Turd, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm
Wow! those were some pretty insightful comments there and I guess we can just add you to the legion of liberals who are envious of Sarah Palin. You should do a little research on some of the stupid, ignorant, and uninformed comments she has made like, "I have been to all 57 states!" or "if we pass the stimulus package for 787 billion unemployment will not go over 8%", or "the police acted stupidly" and when she speaks without a teleprompter she studders and stammers and says ah ah ah ah over and over. What a minute! my mistake I believe these are Obama statements and gestures! :O) What an idiot we have elected.
Posted by Bob, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm
My guess is that you would also call the Founding Fathers "extremists." My definition of "conservative" is how closely one's values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors and policies mirror the U.S. Constitution. Sarah Palins values are extremely consistent with the Constitution, therefore I am OK with you calling her an extremist. I further call her an extremely patriotic American.
Posted by Janna, a resident of Dublin, on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm
Gee, I think you hit a nerve! I guess they have a thing for the lipstick-wearing, wolf-killing, moose-gutting, bulldog (or was it a pig?) who couldn't remember Biden's name so she had to call him 'Joe.'
Could you imagine her having to address foreign heads of state? We'd be even more embarrassed than when W. was running things.
I'm sure she'll be promotin' those death panels on FOX too, you betcha! And I'm sure the FOX news crowd will eat it up with a spoon and take whatever she says as the gospel.
Just another buffoon for the line up. The rise and fall of Sarah Palin, from Governor of Alaska to FOX news. How sad.
Posted by Joe, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm
She probably is not qualified to be President but by the same token neither is the guy we currently have in there trying to do a job way bigger than his capabilities. We have no emerging leaders in this country to speak of because anyone with talent would not want the job and the scrutiny. Therefore, we are stuck with idiots like Obama and Palin. The real problem is the long term damage being done by the current "regime".
Posted by Janna, a resident of Dublin, on Jan 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm
One last thing:
What you don't get is that we think she is freaking stupid, really, seriously, stupid. Her and her husband's values disgust me frankly. I think they are one big fraud. Thank goodness there were a lot of men voting with their actual brain, instead of voting for someone just because they think she's attractive.
I wish she would just drop off the radar. She's riding out her 15 minutes of fame. I don't think she believes most of what she says, but I'm sure FOX is paying her enough that she'll say whatever they want.
Posted by Rat Turd, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm
Wow! you really need to calm down. It seems you are very jealous of her. Why? I have no idea. She is attractive, successful, bright, prolife not prodeath, nice family, money, religious, conservative, seems like she has it all going her way.
Posted by Patriot, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm
It is funny to see people call Palin a conservative. She even supported the TARP bailouts of AIG. She tried to defend that point of view in that disastrous interview on CBS. She isn't doing the conservative cause any good, and Democrats just love it anytime she is in the news. Consider Ron Paul if you want someone who at least has some conservative fiscal values.
Posted by NO Janna, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 14, 2010 at 6:33 am
I thought you left us for good. Too bad. You seem extremely envious, jealous of this woman. Maybe, whether she has presidential capabilities or not, at least she has a job, and a good paying one at that. Least you forget that is the American way. Not to get free handouts and want the community to take care of those who just can't seem to figure out how to take care of themselves. You see, last I looked, we live in a free county (so far) and you can tune out if you so chose. So I think everyone who disagrees with freedom to just get over yourselves.
Posted by ToHHR, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jan 14, 2010 at 8:50 am
You and Maverdick are keeping everyone focused on Sarah so they won't discuss the back door closed sessions in congress. East coast moderates don't have their head in the sand like the west coast and it will be evident in voting shifts.
NO ONE KNOWS WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. That's the real story.
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Jan 14, 2010 at 10:07 am jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
It's great to watch the unhinged eat up all the left wing talking points on Palin and spit them out here.
Truest indication of the fear that is struck in them by her. She is able to articulate what the majority of the people want to see in this country. She embodies the antithesis of the progressive, secular, Obama-mania radicals and elites who think they will buy off the uneducated masses with government stimulus and health care benefits and remake America into a socialist utopia.
Sarah Palin believes in family, God, traditional values, American exceptionalism, and above all the real freedom and liberty promised to all of us in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The problem for all of the progressives is, you can isolate and destroy Sarah Palin (perhaps, but you are not doing a good job of it so far!) but another and another will arrive in her place. The backlash has begun, the left has overreached, and the 2010 and 2012 election cycle will prove that out. Heck, the Massachusetts Senate election next week may prove that out.
It was something that a caller on a radio talk show said last year that I didn't want to believe at the time. Regarding the pending election of Obama, this person said, 'We need another Jimmy Carter so we can have another Ronald Reagan'. I don't personally think Sarah Palin is another Ronald Reagan, but we have a year or so to find that person for 2012.
Posted by Maverick, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 14, 2010 at 10:31 am
You guys are so funny. "Isolate and destroy?" Yep, right here on the Pleasanton Weekly boards! Please. Sarah Palin had a chance during the last election and she and her running mate lost. Big whoop. Maybe she'll run for prez, maybe she won't. In the meantime, she will be a political commentator on FN, which is funny because from what we ALL saw during the election, she's about as inarticulate as they come regarding politics. That's all we're discussing here. Let me relieve you of your big conspiracy theory worries.