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Glenn Beck claims health care bill includes insurance for dogs

Posted in Actors. LOL., News, Politics, Science, Weird with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2009 by Otto

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“Do you know in the health care bill, we’re now offering insurance for dogs,” Beck said. “Do I need to say any more? If you are somebody who is like, ‘Well, I just, I’m struggling and we’re barely making ends meet,’ I’m not paying for your dog cardiologist!” Beck said. “Not gonna do it. I’m sorry, the dog goes nighty night.”

Politifact:
Included in the House bill is the creation of a Public Health Workforce Corps to address shortages in the public health workforce. The program would provide scholarships and education loan repayment assistance for public health professionals serving in areas of need. Veterinarians are included among those public health professionals.

“The rationale is that with mad cow disease, swine flu and other animal-borne diseases and issues, there is logic in helping to create more and better trained individuals to treat animal health,” said Vincent Morris, spokesman for the House Rules Committee

I guess Glenn Beck likes swine flu, mad cow, Avian Flu etc.

The thing is, while it is a masterful spin for such a slow adult, does it work? People love their dogs, sometimes more then their family members. Vet bills aren’t exactly cheap either. I asked my dog, Foxy, if she felt she deserved this “socialized medicine.” She simply stated “Single Payer or Bust!” and took a little poop on my nicest rug. She really hates Glenn Beck.

Sean Hannity admits John Stewart was right about bogus footage. (VIDEO)

Posted in Actors. LOL., Comedy, Entertainment, Events, Interviews, News, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2009 by Otto

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Jon Stewart, or should I say his writers, totally caught Fox News trying to misinform their already misinformed viewers. Michelle Bachman (R etard) held an event in Washington DC, and while she was speaking to Hannity about it, footage of the 9/12 Rally was played with the tag “earlier” in the upper left corner of the screen. While Bachman (R eally nuts) estimated that 20,000-45,000 people attended the event, the Washington Post reported it was actually more like 10,000.



Well I guess when caught red-handed, Hannity had to admit the footage was false. However he said it was a mistake, and unintentional. Umm, yeah Sean, the only people that would believe that crap are the people that, well, watch your show.

Lou Dobbs is leaving CNN. Now must insult Mexicans from his lawn.

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Otto
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Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

AP: NEW YORK – Longtime CNN host Lou Dobbs shocked his viewers Wednesday by announcing that he would be leaving the network effective immediately.

He said CNN had allowed him to be released from his contract early and that he was considering a number of options for the next stage in his career.

CNN’s average prime-time audience was third behind Fox and MSNBC during October, and it was even eclipsed by sister network HLN among younger viewers, according to the Nielsen Co.

Good riddance you xenophobic, old coot. I wonder if the fact that so many groups have called for his firing had anything to do with CNN releasing him from his contract so easily. Dobbs jumped the shark when he started his rantings of illegal aliens coming across the border to pillage and plunder. Dobbs hit the wall when he supported the “birther” conspiracy, claiming Obama was born in Kenya. In other words, Fox News will most likely be making him an offer he can’t refuse.

I believe Media Matters has said it best.

“For too long, CNN provided Lou Dobbs with its stamp of approval as he pursued a dangerous, one-sided and all too often false conspiracy tinged crusade against immigrants,” said Eric Burns, president of Media Matters. “This is a happy day for all those who care about this nation of immigrants and believe in the power of media to elevate the political discourse.”

For a history of the evil old man that is Lou Dobbs, here is Media Matters again, with their collection of his hate speech, lies, slander, and just plain crazy ramblings.

Fox News Fact Checks Sarah Palin… Wait…what??

Posted in Actors. LOL., Comedy, News, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Otto

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TPM: Sarah Palin’s public pronouncements have now reached an amazing point — where even Fox News is fact-checking her.

As Fox News anchor Bret Baier noted this evening, picking up on a Politico report, Palin said this past Friday that there had been a lot of “change” of late, and talked about the dollar coin — how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the rim of the coin, rather than on the face. “Who makes a decision like that?” said Palin, seemingly pointing to the Obama administration, adding: “It’s a disturbing trend.”

However, the coins were in fact commissioned in 2005 by the Republican-led government of the time. And as Baier adds, Congress acted specifically to change this in 2007, and Fox displayed a James K. Polk presidential coin with the phrase on the coin’s face.

Murdoch Defends Glenn Beck’s Statement that Obama is a Racist: ‘He Was Right’

Posted in Actors. LOL., Crime, Entertainment, Movies, Music, News, Politics, Sports, War with tags , , , , , , on November 10, 2009 by Otto
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Rupert Murdoch Owns A Few Things:

Film

* Twentieth Century Fox
* Twentieth Century Fox Español
* Twentieth Century Fox International
* Twentieth Century Fox Television
* Fox Searchlight Pictures
* Fox Studios Australia
* Fox Studios Baja
* Fox Studios Los Angeles
* Fox Television Studios

Television
Broadcast/Production assets

* 20th Century Fox Television
* 20th Television
* bTV
* Foxtel
* Fox Broadcasting Company
* Fox International Channels Italy
* Fox Kids (1990-2002)
* Fox Sports Australia
* Fox Telecolombia
* Fox Television Stations
* Fox Television Studios
* Imedi TV
* Latvijas Neatkarīgā Televīzija
* MyNetworkTV
* STAR TV
* TV5 Rīga

Cable Assets

* Big Ten Network (49%)
* Fox Business Network
* Fox College Sports
* Fox Movie Channel
* Fox News Channel
* Fox Soccer Channel
* Fox Sports Enterprises
* Fox Sports en Español
* Fox Sports Net
* FUEL TV
* FX Networks
* Fox Reality
* National Geographic Channel (50%)
o National Geographic Channel UK (50%)
* Speed Channel
* SportSouth
* LAPTV (Latin America — co-owned with Paramount Pictures/Viacom, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/MGM Holdings and Universal Studios/NBC Universal)
* Telecine (Brazil — co-owned with Globosat Canais, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Universal Studios and DreamWorks);

Direct broadcast satellite Assets

* BSkyB (39.1%)
* Sky Deutschland (39.96%)
* SKY Italia
* SKY Network Television (43.65%)
* Tata Sky (20%)

Internet

* Fox Interactive Media
o AmericanIdol.com
o AskMen.com
o Fox.com
o Foxsports.com
o GameSpy
o Hulu.com
o kSolo
o IGN
o Drownedinsound.com
o MySpace
o MyNetworktv.com
o NewRoo.com
o Strategicdatacorp.com
o Photobucket.com
o Rotten Tomatoes
o Scout.com
o SpringWidgets
o WhatIfSports

* Beliefnet
* News Digital Media
* Slingshot Labs

Magazines and Inserts

* InsideOut
* donna hay
* News America Marketing
* SmartSource
Newspapers and Information Services

United Kingdom

News International

* The Sun
* News of the World
* The Times
* Sunday Times
* thelondonpaper (a free newspaper which closed in September 2009)

Australasia

News Limited

* The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
* The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)
* The Australian (national)
* The Weekend Australian (national)
* The Advertiser (Adelaide)
* Sunday Mail (Adelaide)
* The Sunday Times (Perth)
* Herald Sun (Melbourne)
* Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne)
* mX (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
* The Courier-Mail (Brisbane)
* The Cairns Post (Cairns, Queensland)
* Geelong Advertiser
* Gold Coast Bulletin
* The Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian (Hobart)
* Northern Territory News (Darwin)
* The Sunday Territorian (Darwin)
* Australian Associated Press (45%)

Papua New Guinea

* Papua New Guinea Post-Courier

Fiji

* The Fiji Times

United States

* New York Post

Community Newspaper Group

* The Brooklyn Paper
* Courier-Life Publications
* TimesLedger Newspapers
* Bronx Times Reporter Inc.

International

Dow Jones & Company

Consumer Media Group

* The Wall Street Journal – the leading US financial newspaper.
* Wall Street Journal Europe
* Wall Street Journal Asia
* Barron’s – weekly financial markets magazine.
* Marketwatch – Financial news and information website.
* Far Eastern Economic Review
* Financial News

Enterprise Media Group

* Dow Jones Newswires – global, real-time news and information provider.
* Factiva – provides business news and information together with content delivery tools and services.
* Dow Jones Indexes – stock market indexes and indicators, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
* Dow Jones Financial Information Services — produces databases, electronic media, newsletters, conferences, directories, and other information services on specialised markets and industry sectors.
* Betten Financial News — leading Dutch language financial and economic news service.

Local Media Group

* Dow Jones Local Media Group (formerly Ottaway Community Newspapers) – 8 daily and 15 weekly regional newspapers.

Strategic Alliances

* STOXX (33%) – joint venture with Deutsche Boerse and SWG Group for the development and distribution of Dow Jones STOXX indices.
* Vedomosti (33%) – Russia’s leading financial newspaper (joint venture with Financial Times and Independent Media).
* SmartMoney (50%)
* FiLife.com (50%)

Books

* HarperCollins
o HarperCollins India (40%) joint venture with India Today Group
* Zondervan Publishing
o Youth Specialties — organisation helping youth workers worldwide through training seminars and conventions, resources and the internet.
o Inspirio — religious gift production.

Miscellaneous

* National Rugby League (NRL) (50%)
* Ansett Australia, Until 2000 (50%)
* Jamba! – Mobile Entertainment/Mobile Handsets Personalisation/Games.
* News Outdoor Group – Largest outdoor advertising company in Eastern Europe with over 70,000 ads including billboards and bus shelters, operating in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia (96 cities), Turkey & Ukraine.
o Maximedia Israel (67%)
o Mosgorreklama (50%) – Russia sign and marketing material manufacturer
o Kamera Acikhava Reklamclik (?) – leading outdoor advertising company in Turkey
* NDS Group (49%) – DRM and conditional access company.

Glenn Beck Struck By Appendicitis Attack Live on Radio

Posted in Actors. LOL., Comedy, Entertainment, News, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2009 by Otto

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NTS: Premiere Radio Networks host and FOX News Channel personality Glenn Beck unexpectedly left his national radio show early today, saying he was not feeling well. Regular show contributor and longtime Beck associate Pat Gray stepped in to finish the last couple of hours of the show and NTS MediaOnline Today has since learned that Beck suffered an appendicitis attack. Christopher Balfe, President of Mercury Radio Arts, Beck’s production company, confirmed that Beck is having his appendix removed today at an undisclosed hospital.

This is extremely coincidental, because The Onion did a wonderful video entitled “Victim In Fatal Car Accident Tragically Not Glenn Beck” just days ago.

Fox President Roger Ailes’ History Of Race-Baiting

Posted in News, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2009 by Otto

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From the Willie Horton Ad, to Glen Beck calling Obama a racist, Fox President Roger Ailes has a long history of race baiting. Thanks to MediaMatters for this video, and for watching Fox, so we don’t have to.

Palin: “Those who would sell their body for money reflect a desperate need for attention”

Posted in Actors. LOL., Comedy, Politics with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Otto
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Miss Irony

PWIRE: Sarah Palin responds to allegations made this morning by Levi Johnston, the father of her grandson.

“We have purposefully ignored the mean spirited, malicious and untrue attacks on our family. We, like many, are appalled at the inflammatory statements being made or implied. Trig is our ‘blessed little angel’ who knows it and is lovingly called that every day of his life. Even the thought that anyone would refer to Trig by any disparaging name is sickening and sad. CBS should be ashamed for continually providing a forum to propagate lies. Consider the source of the most recent attention-getting lies…

    those who would sell their body for money reflect a desperate need for attention and are likely to say and do anything for even more attention.”

Hey Sarah, remember this?

Bullet hits Lou Dobbs’ NJ home with wife nearby

Posted in Actors. LOL., Crime, Entertainment, Politics, Weird with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Otto

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AP: WANTAGE, N.J. – Police in New Jersey are trying to determine who fired a bullet that struck CNN commentator Lou Dobbs’ home as his wife stood nearby. State police Sgt. Stephen Jones says Dobbs’ wife and driver were outside the home Oct. 5 when they heard the gunshot. Jones says the bullet didn’t penetrate the siding and fell to the ground outside.

Dobbs mentioned the bullet earlier this week on CNN and his radio show.

Dobbs says he had been receiving threatening phone calls for weeks. On his radio show, he connected the gunshot to his advocacy for a crackdown on illegal immigration and to his opponents’ rhetoric.

The home is on a farm in Wantage, about 50 miles northwest of New York City.

It is small-game hunting season, but no hunters were seen in the area.

I have a feeling he will blame it on illegal immigrants.

Update: Shepard Smith is still awesome

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 28, 2009 by Otto
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Shep doing his Glenn Beck impression

Shepard Smith actually apologized for “lack of balance” in Fox News report!