Monthly Archives: January 2011

The White House’s Late-night Admission

President Obama has demonstrated a lack of restraint, and it’s not just in his tendency to splurge on the taxpayer’s dime.

In the history of our country, no other sitting president has traded away a portion of his stature and appeared on a late-night comedy show.

Obama’s late-night guest spots have included ones on the shows of David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jon Stewart. The appearances were orchestrated by a White House that was seeking to tap into the youth vote.

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Why Keith Olbermann Left MSNBC

Keith Olbermann recently gave his audience a shock by announcing that his show was over.

After eight years, MSNBC’s top-rated anchor was suddenly done.

The network issued a brief statement during the host’s sign-off saying that MSNBC and Olbermann had “ended their contract” and the cable network wished him “well in his future endeavors.”

Olbermann had two years left on his four-year $30 million contract.

Even staffers at the network were apparently caught off guard as promos for Olbermann’s show continued to air after his departure announcement.

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George Soros-backed Group Demands Glenn Beck’s Firing

With a petition signed by 10,000 people, a group launched an attack on Fox News host Glenn Beck, demanding that Beck be fired.

The Fox host featured nine people of the last century who had been contributors to what Beck characterized as the “era of the big lie.”

The group, Jewish Funds for Justice (JFJ), claims that Beck’s show was anti-Semitic.

One of the people Beck focused on was George Soros, a billionaire currency trader. Beck referred to him as the “puppet master.”

The other eight figures were of Jewish heritage, including Sigmund Freud and Walter Lippman.

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Poisonous Rhetoric and the Tucson Shootings

As some on the Left try to politicize the tragedy in Tucson, it would be wise for them to go back and examine some of the toxic words that have emanated from their own side of the political aisle.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Madonna, while on her Sticky & Sweet Tour, decided to add a few political rants to her musical mix. Sarah Palin, the then-GOP nominee for vice president, was the object of Madonna’s disaffection.

The singer banned Alaska’s former governor from the tour, saying, “Sarah Palin can’t come to my party! Sarah Palin can’t come to my show!” She then threatened to “kick her a**.”

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‘True Grit’: A Welcome Return of the Western

The Western.

It’s a true American genre beloved the world over.

With storylines of adventure and daring, and characters of candor and strength, the films speak to us of much simpler times.

There’s nothing quite like the reassurance one gets upon seeing a single action revolver gently resting in the hands of the good guy.

A cowboy is a close cousin to the knight in shining armor, literarily speaking. Each travels the land on a trusted steed, guided by the arc of the sky and a finely tuned moral compass.

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