Dec 16, 2013

Is Bill O'Reilly Jealous of Al Sharpton or What

Man, it starting to seem that way.

It seems like Al Sharpton is genuinely happy.  Al Sharpton is happy about President Obama--a lot of their hard work is starting to pay off.

Eric Holder is in place to consider new laws.

Nelson Mandela has received well deserved world praise.

It seems like the Reverend Al Sharpton possesses a true and genuine happiness that Bill knows he just cannot touch.

Al Sharpton has a certain sense of satisfaction, a certain sense of hard work well done.

His contentment  is true and comes from within--it is not sanctioned by Mr O'Reilly.

The happiness is out of Bill's control--he can't get it and he can't touch it and he is angry.

Maybe Bill will achieve grace someday, perhaps that will be his Christmas gift to the media.

Here is the Daily Kos:

It is no secret that Bill O'Reilly is an ass of gigantic proportions. However, in a segment on last night's O'Reilly Factor, Bill manages to outdo his own gigantic assiness. In response to recent Republican efforts to dismantle SNAP and the Vatican's new-found concern for the poor, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) made a comment in a conversation with Al Sharpton that when Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish, “he didn’t charge food stamps.”
This made Bill O' ooh so mad and he simply wasn't going to stand for it. Letting his hatred for all things perceived as "nanny state" fly, he graciously acknowledged that Jesus would be just fine with feeding the poors so long as it didn't inconvenience anyone with actual money.
In a conversation with Pentecostal Pastor Joshua Dubois, Bill tries to school the good pastor on all those alcoholics and drug addicts picking his pocket for free food. In actuality, it was Pastor Dubois who schooled O'Reilly. The video and juicier bits of the conversation transcribed below.
O'Reilly: The problem I have, as I stated is that you’re helping one group by hurting another group and a bigger group, and so I don’t know if Jesus is going to be down with that.
Dubois: Jesus would be down for the poor. He would want to make sure every single person in this country had enough food to eat. And the bottom line is if you add up every single private charitable dollar that feeds hungry people in this country, it’s only 10 percent of what we would need to make sure everyone has food in their stomachs. The rest comes from the federal government.
O'Reilly: You’re making a powerful argument, but there is one huge mistake in it. And that is that some of the people who don’t have enough to eat, it’s their fault they don’t have enough to eat. Particularly with their children.
If you’re an alcoholic or heroin addict or a drug addict and you can’t hold a job, alright, and you can’t support your children — and that’s a circumstance of millions and millions of people, not most, but a lot, a substantial minority — then it’s your fault, you’re bringing the havoc, that you’re asking people who may be struggling themselves to put food on the table to give their tax money to you. And then you’re not even going to buy food with it, you’re going to buy booze and drugs with it.
Dubois: With all due respect, there’s a lot of misconceptions in what you just said. The vast majority of that program goes to elderly people, people who are disabled, 46 percent are children and most people are working families.
O'Reilly: My parents didn’t make a lot of money and they were able to put food on the table. I give a lot of money — and you probably know this — to children’s charities, okay? Children who have derelict parents. And I say, it’s not the kids’ fault so I’m going to give the money to the kids. But I don’t give it to charities unless the charity hands it to the kids, gets it right to the kids. So, I’m circumventing the drugs and the alcohol and the other craziness, alright?
Dubois: I don’t live in a derelict country. There are some folks that have the problems that you described, but that is not the vast majority of food stamp recipients.
I have to applaud Pastor Dubois for standing up to O'Reilly so pointedly. O'Reilly only served to come off as the cruel, heartless Republican he is. In his mind and in the minds of so many Republicans, being poor is just exactly what you deserve for having the audacity to be poor. In order to expunge his putrid soul for these uncharitable thoughts, he must convince himself that these people are subhuman addicts not worthy of wiping his shoes on.
I am not a Christian and I do not pretend to speak for Jesus and how he would have felt about food stamps, but having read a great deal what he was purported to have stood for, I'm pretty sure that Bill O'Reilly has this exactly wrong.




Geraldo Radio: Mondays With the Commish

It's a pretty good radio show if you like interesting conversation and information.

That's Geraldo--He even accomplished a lively conversation about the new Pope and the views of an atheist group without angry shouts--as usual we got to hear both sides.

Everything to the most conservative views from Geraldo home, Fox News to angry New York Grandma calling in to tell Geraldo he is protecting President Obama too much "You better not be feeling so sorry for him, Geraldo," the angry granny did not mind shouting at a high pitch.

As usual, Geraldo Rivera lets everyone say their opinion, take it in and say his idea even if it is disagreement.  No one ends up angry and we get to hear all of the views on both sides of the issue.  How does Geraldo do it. It is an art form this radio guy has perfected.

Today he is starting "Mondays with the Commish."  Geraldo Riversa says he will have his friend, Bernard Kerik, the past Police Commissioner of New York City on every Monday morning to discuss the current news items that involve police protection to the citizens.  This morning they talked about legalizing marijuana--Bernard says he is personally not for it but all the states need to get it together as far as the laws--it is not the same degree of crime everywhere.

Geraldo says he would like to see pot legal right now.

Bernard Kerik would not give amnesty to NSA leaker Edward Snowden because he has caused so many security problems for our country--he just can't see it.

Talking about the Short Hills mall car hijacking this past weekend, Mr. Kerik said he imagines everything, especially an upscale mall has surveillance and it is just a matter of time before these people are caught.  This is near an area, Newark, where car jackings can still be a regular and profitable occurrence.  The unfortunate thing is that the criminals were so bold they killed the man before they hijacked his Range Rover.

Bernard Kerik also talked about the inclusion of John Miller joining the new police commissioner and he thought Mr.Miller would indeed be an asset to the force.

He talked about extreme prison sentencing for drug offenders that is too harsh and out of line.  He thinks that felony conviction is "slaughtering" to the individual and the family.

Talking about Geraldo's show on Fox News on Saturday night--Geraldo reported on the ease of getting very hard drugs compared to the difficulty of getting medical marijuana.

Good job, Geraldo and former New York top-cop Mr. Kerick--I really enjoyed the show and hearing your opinions.

At the end of the show the stolen Range Rover was indeed found in Newark.  I am sad for that family--the car was found but not the jacker.

Geraldo Rivera is on WABC radio in New York every morning--easy to listen to on the comp. just google WABC--that is 7 AM in San Diego.

Thank you, Geraldo, for telling us about New York and the news today--it is a good way to eat breakfast and start the morning.

Here is a story about the release from prison of Bernard Kerik: