Jul 31, 2013

Meet the Boss Chris Christie: Breathing New LIfe into the Republican Party

Joe Scarborough Calls Chris Christie A Pig In The Nicest Possible Way

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) and SenatorRand Paul (RW-NJ) have been locked in oral combat for several days now, with Sen. Paulgoing all 1920s on Christie’s “Hogwash,” and Gov. Christie telling Paul to go get his f*ckin’ pork box, and Paul responding “I know you are, but what am I?”
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough took Christie’s side Wednesday morning by, of course, comparing him to a pig. Maybe Joe is angling for honorary New Jersey citizenship.
Scarborough played a package of clips summarizing the feud, in which Christie responded to Sen. Paul’s Abba-esque criticism of Hurrican Sandy aid by saying “Maybe Senator Paul could deal with that when he’s trying to deal with the reduction of spending on the federal side, but I doubt he would, because most Washington politicians only care about bringing home the bacon so that they can get re-elected.”
The clip omitted Christie’s citation of Paul’s state as a federal teat-suckler to the tune of $1.57 received for every dollar they pay in federal taxes in 2010, versus the $.77 New Jersey gets back.
Then, came Paul’s clever rubber-glue gambit, “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” followed by his plea for Christie to stop picking on him. “He’s making a big mistake picking a fight with other Republicans, because the Republican party is shrinking in New England and in the northeast part of our country. I’m the one trying to grow the party. Attacking me isn’t helping the party, he’s hurting the party.”
Grow the party? Why don’t you grow a set of Kentucky Fried Stones, first. I though Kentucky was famous for bourbon, not whine.
Scarborough then noted that Paul is polling three points ahead of Christie in a recent poll, but he misidentified it as a poll of Iowa. In fact, Paul’s lead is in Public Policy Polling’s most recent national poll. In that same poll, however, Paul gets mangled by Hilary Clinton in a general election matchup, while Christie performs best against the former Secretary of State, trailing by a single point.
“I want to say this, and we’re good friends with Chris Christie,” Scarborough began. “He’s losing weight. This has nothing to do with his weight. My grandma, in Dalton, Georgia, always said this, never get in a fight with a pig, because you both get dirty, and the pig likes it. I’m making no reference. People talking about — no, i’m talking about Chris Christie likes fighting.”
Scarborough then called Rand Paul a “daddy’s boy,”adding that “I don’t know that he scratched and clawed his way to the senate. I’m glad he’s there. I’ve got a libertarian streak in me,” which, if I’m not mistaken, is treatable, and covered under Obamacare.
He concluded, “You don’t want to screw with Chris Christie.”
Although he meant it as a compliment, here’s what Scarborough doesn’t understand about New Jersey: a never-ending procession of out of state plates doing 50 in the left lane does things to a people. Saying that Chris Christie “likes” fighting is like saying a fish “likes” to swim. It’s not a matter of personal preference here.
Here’s the clip, from MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

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Jul 29, 2013

Nelly Honors Amanda Berry

Nelly Invites Cleveland, Ohio Kidnapping Victim Onstage At Concert

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Nelly Invites Cleveland, Ohio Kidnapping Victim Onstage At Concert

Amanda Berry appears onstage with Nelly in her first public appearance.
In 2003, Cleveland, Ohio native Amanda Berry went missing until May 2013, when she was rescued after a decade of imprisonment and rape.
In a story that shocked the United States, it was revealed that Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life and 1,000 years in prison just this week, kidnapped Berry and two other women, and had been holding them in captivity for years. All three women, and the six-year-old daughter of Amanda Berry, who Castro fathered, were saved.
Berry, now 27, has begun to acclimate herself to the world as it is in 2013. But along the way, she went back to a time before tragedy struck.
On Saturday (July 27), Berry came on stage with her family at a Nelly concert in Cleveland. Nelly's career, of course, was at an all-time-high in 2003, just one year removed from Nellyville, which has gone six times platinum in the United States.
"He said, 'Everyone, here's Amanda Berry,' and she came out with a friend, another young woman," said concertgoer Kayleigh Fladung to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "She didn't say anything, but she was smiling and happy. "She waved to the crowd, everyone went crazy cheering, and she went backstage. Nelly did his set, four or five songs, and then he brought her out again and everyone cheered."
"It was cool to see but still very surprising," added Fladung.
As he brought Berry out, Nelly said, "I want to make sure we get a chance to thank you... because I can't even imagine the type of strength and the type of courage that it took to keep it going. So for that, again, I commend you...and for that, I want you to stay here," before dedicating his peformance of "Just a Dream" to Berry:
The event marked Berry's first public appearance since her horrific ordeal.

Jul 28, 2013

limbaugh and hannity ditched.......

from mediaite........

Major Radio Broadcaster Planning To Drop Limbaugh, Hannity At End Of The Year


Cumulus Media, the second-biggest radio broadcaster in the country, will be dropping Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations by the end of the year. POLITICO reports thatnegotiations broke down between Cumulus and the conservative hosts’ radio distributor Premiere Networks over distribution rights.
Back in March, Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickeyadmitted that they were still having problems with advertisers over Limbaugh’s Sandra Flukecomments over a year after he made them. As a result, Limbaugh was reportedly considering cutting his ties to Cumulus, around the same timeMediaite learned from an insider that “the vast majority of national advertisers now refuse to air their ads during Rush Limbaugh’s show.”
Whether Limbaugh was still considering to depart or not, Cumulus has preempted any potential move on his part by ending its relationship with the two Clear Channel hosts.
Cumulus has decided that it will not renew its contracts with either host, the source said, a move that would remove the two most highly rated conservative talk personalities from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major markets…
As industry insiders caution, Cumulus and Clear Channel have come to the brink before during contract negotiations only to resume talks. But the source told POLITICO that Clear Channel was unlikely to reduce the cost for distribution rights to a level that would satisfy Cumulus.
No one involved in the story (Cumulus, Premiere, spokespeople for Hannity and Limbaugh) has made a comment to POLITICO yet. It was reported in May that 48 out of Cumulus’ 50 top advertisers “exclude Rush and Hannity” from their ad buys (although Clear Channel denied it at the time).
(h/t) Dylan Byers, POLITICO

Cooking With Alia: Celebrating Food Culture and Tolerance

cooking with alia---bringing the world together with food and fabric

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bill o'reilly: at the helm on The Sinking Ship Of Fools

In the case of racism it seems like Bill O'Reilly and all the crew members of his sinking ship of fools are code for racism in America but I certainly would not say that about all republicans.
Chris Christie wants all Americans to know he has their back--just like President Obama and I have to say that is a wonderful sentiment and I am a dem.
Karl Rove: note to self--work on ways to inconspicuously ditch Bill and Sean and start focusing on the Jersey shore menu.

Jul 27, 2013

Chris Christie, Bill O'Reilly and the New Conservatives

Chris Christie and the new conservative branch of the republican party are trying to distance themselves as much as possible from Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Donald Trump and other embarrassing members of the walking dead--the ROWG branch of the GOP.  

It turns out shouting, spitting, arrogance, flaring nostrils and the sentiment of racism and bigotry are not only undesirable traits in a husband and around the house but they also do not win elections.

Jul 25, 2013

Hawaiian Ham N Cheese Sliders

I have made these and they are amazing! The kids eat them up!! 

Hawaiian Ham N Cheese Sliders

Here's what you'll need....
1-2 packages of Hawaiian sweet rolls
1 onion, minced
1 stick of butter
3 Tbs of Dijon Mustard
2-3 teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce
3 teaspoons of poppy seeds
1 1/2 pounds of shaved deli ham- or more depends how thick you want them
8-10 slices of Swiss cheese or American
In a sauce pan melt your butter. Add onion and cook until soft.
Then add in your mustard, Worcestershire, and poppy seeds. Simmer for 5 mins
Slice your rolls right down the middle. Place them in a pan with foi.lplace 2/3 of mixture on bottom of rolls..Add your ham and then your cheese.Top with the other side of the rolls and add the rest of the mixture on top.Bake for 20 mins on 350! Cut where the lines are in the Hawaiian rolls and you know have perfectly melted sliders. Enjoy!

I copied this recipe from facebook.......

Jul 24, 2013

Note à CNN: Veuillez garder Strombo

Note à CNN: Veuillez garder Strombo
Tout ne peut pas s'empêcher de demander .... que dire de Prime Suspect avec Helen Mirren? Je pense vraiment que c'est la meilleure émission de télévision que j'ai jamais vu, mais je ne suis pas non plus un expert Sopranos et je sais que tout le monde aime celui-là, aussi.

J'aime vraiment Strombo et je pense qu'il est un grand journaliste et CNN a de la chance de l'avoir. La plupart radio et la télévision intervieweurs jamais vraiment arriver à ce niveau d'avoir fait une longue conversation d'information avec un client sans que ni parler tout le temps eux-mêmes ou insultant l'invité ou en quelque sorte ce qui les rend mal à l'aise.

Le spectacle devient alors sur l'hôte. George let Henry Winkler et Larry King et Aisha Tyler disent information qui peut être utile et source d'inspiration pour le téléspectateur moyen - qui est vraiment assez haut dans le monde du spectacle de conversation.

Je dirais qu'il est dans la catégorie de Larry King et Johnny Carson.

Bon travail de George et j'espère que CNN vient à leur bon sens et lui continue à.

voici ce que j'ai mis sur mon blog si vous souhaitez le lire ....

Posté Hier, par Chloe Louise
Libellés: Dana White Larry King Enfin CNN CNN retrouve ses esprits et joue George ... Aisha Tyler George Stroumboulopoulos

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Jul 23, 2013

Note to Karl Rove: Bill O'Reilly is Killing the Republican Party

Walking Dead:  Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly and The Republican Party........

Bill, I am going to listen to you just as soon as you tell me what your credentials are to talk on this subject.   

Your credentials compared to President Obama and Eric Holder.......

Note to Karl Rove:   who are the voters and why did the repubs. lose the election.....should there be two conservative parties.....the new repubs and the old nuts.....

O’Reilly Smacks Down Obama’s Race Speech: President Has ‘No Clue’ How To Combat ‘Gangsta Culture’

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Bill O’Reilly opened his show Monday night by examining President Obama‘s Friday afternoon speech on race and the Trayvon Martin case. O’Reilly began by saying Obama was “correct in addressing the race issue” but then proceeded to hammer the president for failing to address the “real” problems facing the African-American community.
“The sad truth is that from the president on down, our leadership has no clue, no clue at all about how to solve problems within the black community,” O’Reilly said. “And many are frightened to even broach the issue. That’s because race hustlers and the grievance industry have intimidated the so-called ‘conversation,’ turning any valid criticism of African-American culture into charges of racial bias.” He said it’s these attitudes that have forced African-Americans to “fend for themselves in violent neighborhoods.”
Coming back to Trayvon Martin specifically, O’Reilly said there is only evidence that George Zimmerman “profiled” the 17-year-old because he was “dressed in clothing sometimes used by street criminals”–not his skin color. “It was wrong for Zimmerman to confront Martin based on his appearance,” he said. “But the culture that we have in this country does lead to criminal profiling because young black American men are so often involved in crime.”
This led O’Reilly to pinpoint the primary cause of these statistics: “The disintegration of the African-American family.” More than anything else, he chalked up black crime to the fact that “73% of all black babies are born out of wedlock,” a problem that he said Obama and other civil rights leaders refuse to address. He also pointed fingers at the entertainment industry, and particularly “gangsta culture,” for “encouraging irresponsibility” and “glorifying bad behavior.”
O’Reilly outright rejected the notion, put forward by “race hustlers and limousine liberals” that “unfair” incarceration rates for “non-violent” drug offenses contribute to the problem, calling out Jesse JacksonAl Sharpton and Obama for refusing to condemn drug dealers. Getting more and more heated as he progressed, O’Reilly argued that blacks’ disadvantages “has nothing to do with slavery. It has everything to do with you Hollywood people and you derelict parents.”
In conclusion, O’Reilly said, “it’s now time for the African-American leadership, including President Obama, to stop the nonsense. Walk away from the world of victimization and grievance and lead the way out of this mess.”
Watch video below, via Fox News:

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from a derelict mom---I rather not be married than be married to a man that shouts like O'Reilly.  If he acts like that on television how do you think he acts when the cameras are not around. This single mom is betting he is pretty scary....can you imagine raising your kids in that environment.  That is what someone said to me..."Do you want your son to grow up and act like your husband?  Then I would get a divorce......"

Bill O'Reilly: Spinning in the No Spin Zone

Bill constantly says he is telling the truth but here is a blatant example of how he tried to spin it and was incorrect.  I wish I could speak as well as Geraldo did the other evening on the show but here is my attempt anyway.  I have written quite a few times about Bill on my blog--the ronnie republic.  If you do not want to click on the link just google the ronnie republic and bill o'reilly.  Thank you for your time.

Sometimes I think the whole thing of Bill O'Reilly is just a cover for racism.  I mean, why is he constantly trying to tell people of African-American descent how to act--as if he knows the answer if people would only listen to him.  

Seriously, what are his credentials--for instance compared to President Obama and Eric Holder.  Not just that these two are African-American and have lived the facts but are they not also learned individuals with education in this particular area.  Wouldn't they be more prepared to talk on the issue than Bill?  

I've gone on now too much.......

Note to CNN: Please keep Strombo

Just can't resist asking....what about Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren? I really think that is the best television show I have ever seen, but I also am not a Sopranos expert and I know everyone loves that one, too. 

I really like Strombo and I think he is a great interviewer and CNN is lucky to have him. Most radio and television interviewers really never get to that level of actually having a lengthy informational chat with a guest without either talking the whole time themselves or insulting the guest or somehow making them uncomfortable. 

The show then becomes about the host. George let Henry Winkler and Larry King and Aisha Tyler say information that can be useful and inspirational to the average viewer--that is really pretty high up in the talk show world.

I would say he is in the category of Larry King and Johnny Carson.

Good job to George and I hope CNN comes to their senses and keeps him on.

here is what I put on my blog if you would like to read it....


Jul 21, 2013

How America Got It Right And Bill O'Reilly Got It Wrong

Chloe Louise · San Diego, California
How America Got It Right and Bill O'Reilly Got It Wrong......

Well, Geraldo Rivera eloquently went up against Bill the other evening this week and nicely laid him out when Bill tried to claim that rallies across the nation affiliated with the Reverend Al Sharpton were actually fizzling out and just how tired he was of hearing about the Reverend in regards to the death of Trayvon Martin.

Who is this guy Al Sharpton, anyway--Bill's lesson in marginalizing someone and their cause.

Then Bill recently went on CBS to tell how he, in fact, was the only one watching out for the average citizen, he was the "watchdog" for the regular working guy.

Bill--Meet Reverend Al Sharpton. Your spin--in your "no spin zone"--was, in fact, incorrect. Yes, Bill, you tried to spin it and you were wrong. Take a look at USA Today and listen to CNN. There were many, many people in all cities all across he country that came out in favor of Trayvon Martin and Al Sharpton.

Oh, right Bill, there was one other person, too. That would be our very well spoken president, Barack Obama. Yes, that's what we all got right in America--electing Barack Obama to the presidency.

We not only have someone to speak about healthcare for all of the citizens, to stand up against Rush Limbaugh against bashing women and their healthcare rights, but now we actually have a President of color who can have a very personal and needed discussion on race and what it means in the United States.

That's right Bill--we got it right and you, in your no spin zone--got it wrong.

Will, Bill be man or woman enough to admit it and maybe even apologize to Al Sharpton?

Will Bill even admit that he made and error. If he did it would cut to his platform and he may have to think about it and discuss the issues of the civil rights of many groups in America in a meaningful way.

And he might have to come to terms with the biggest fact of all. Bill--open your eyes--who is the average working guy in America. How was President Obama elected? America is a beautiful coat of many colors, that is our history.

Bill O'Reilly: Meet the Reverend Al Sharpton.

here is Bill today in The Desert Sun:


Jul 20, 2013

Bill O'Reilly Gets It Wrong: 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies draw thousands across USA

'Justice for Trayvon' rallies draw thousands across USA

George Zimmerman's acquittal a week ago on all charges in the shooting death of the unarmed black teen touched off protests across the nation.

Thousands gathered Saturday at rallies in more than 100 cities nationwide to remember Trayvon Martin, to press for federal civil rights charges against the man who shot him, and to attack stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
George Zimmerman's acquittal a week ago on all charges in the shooting death of the unarmed black teen touched off protests across the nation. The Justice Department is investigating whether Zimmerman violated Martin's civil rights when he shot the 17-year-old during a February 2012 confrontation in Sanford, Fla.
In New York, the Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at stand-your-ground laws in more than a dozen states that generally give people wide latitude to use deadly force if they fear serious bodily harm. "We are trying to change laws so that this never, ever happens again," Sharpton, who organized the rallies through his National Action Network, told the crowd in New York.
Zimmerman's lawyers had considered the controversial stand-you-ground defense, but opted instead for a more traditional self-defense argument.
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, spoke at the New York rally. "Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours," she warned the crowd. Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin echoed those sentiments at a rally in Miami.
The rallies drew the rich and famous, including Beyonce and Jay Z in New York. But mostly the crowds consisted of regular folks who felt justice was not served at Zimmerman's trial.
In Washington, D.C., hundreds of people braved searing heat, many carrying "Justice for Trayvon Martin" signs, almost all chanting "No justice, no peace." Hellen Smith, 45, brought her 14 year old daughter. The Maryland state human resources manager said she had mixed emotions about the verdict. She said jurors may not have had enough evidence to convict, but added that "We have to stand up for any person of any race who has been unjustly murdered."
Terri White, 60, a Baltimore psychotherapist said she was "disappointed in the system" after Zimmerman was acquitted. "I have two African Americans sons and grandsons and I want to see things change for them."
Washington resident Ralph Reynaud, 69, said the verdict shows that many people connect more easily with Zimmerman than with a black teen. "There was no justice," Reynaud said. "The letter if the law was executed, but the spirit of it was invalidated."
Most of the rallies and vigils were taking place outside federal court buildings. Sharpton said the vigils will be followed by a conference next week in Miami to develop a plan to address Florida's "stand your ground" law.
The rallies came a day after President Obama, speaking to reporters at an impromptu gathering in the White House briefing room, said that all Americans should respect the jury's acquittal of Zimmerman, but that white Americans should also understand that African Americans are pained by Trayvon's death and continue to face racial discrimination.
Obama told reporters that, like other African Americans, he has been followed by security guards while shopping, and has seen motorists lock their doors or women hold tighter to their purses as he walked near them. "Those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida."
"I think it's important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn't go away," Obama said, and "it's going to be important for all of us to do some soul-searching."
The president also questioned the wisdom of Florida's "stand your ground" law and suggested people consider whether Trayvon also had the right to stand his ground, adding: "Do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?"
Obama also paid tribute to Trayvon's parents, saying that "I can only imagine what they're going through and it's remarkable how they've handled it."
In a statement, Trayvon's parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton said Friday, "We are deeply honored and moved that President Obama took the time to speak publicly and at length about our son, Trayvon. The President's comments give us great strength at this time."
Contributing: David Jackson, Jordan Friedman, Molly Vorwerck and Steph Solis; Associated Press
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showcasing the statement of Bill O'Reilly this week on his show as he confronted Geraldo Rivera about Al Sharpton claiming his rallies were fizzling out....how Bill O'Reilly got it wrong.....claiming there is no spin on his show and he is always telling the truth, looking out for the average working guy.....really, Bill....because I think this time you got it wrong..........cl