This Cameraman captured the perfect blooper fail on live television. Apparently the news decided to go on a field trip to the local river and it turns out, viewers aren’t complaining. This female reporter was showing viewers the pretty solid sized fish(either a bass or a huge trout) they caught, and well, Murphy’s Law struck again. The cute reporter seemed to have no idea the fish was still alive and moving and dropped it as soon and she saw it shake. She was so terrified by it, she steps backwards and trips and the fisherman had the best day of his life. He clearly wasn’t prepared for her to fall on him but he surely didn’t mind. The cameraman along with the viewers were in for a 3 second show at that point. Thank you Live Television.
Remember when you used to get drunk with your friends and the first person to pass out would get a penis drawn on his forehead? This is basically the live TV version of that prank.
This poor sports reporter was just trying to cover the latest soccer news when some fans in the background decided to get a little, well, frisky. I’m not sure why someone was carrying around a big purple vibrator at the time, but apparently he thought the best way to use it was to try and give the reporter a truly terrifying wet willie. Props to the reporter for not letting the prank break his concentration. Luckily, security was nearby to stop the stunt quickly.
Sometimes, the background is the best part of a funny news blooper.
I’ll give credit where credit is due; the woman reporting this story is doing a solid stand up for what looks like an otherwise boring story. Luckily for her, and for viewers everywhere, her story gets a lot more interesting thanks to a bicyclist who doesn’t quite seem to have mastered the concept of the sidewalk. I would tell the guy “chin up,” but he’s already chin down in the concrete. That has to hurt.
This live News room blooper still has the world wondering what this news reporter was looking at and then hiding between her legs. It is weird enough that she would be lifting up her dress to look in between her legs in a public setting in general. But to know that the coworker next to you is on live television and still do it, is mind-boggling. Then again, didn’t the cameraman know she was busy? We all know what it sort of looks like, but why in the world would she have anything hidden under her dress while on the clock. her face is absolutely classic and she even fakes like she is looking at her screens right when she realizes she is caught red-handed. I doubt she can even read what’s on her screens anyway. Anyone have any idea what is going on here?
Her name is Laila Abid, and she is a Moroccan-Dutch news anchor, journalists, and presenter.
It’s a bit hard to tell whether this amazing news anchor knew whether her chest was as exposed as possible (without being NSFW) or not, but I guarantee the News viewers didn’t care. The gut feeling is that she definitely knew what she was wearing and did so on purpose, which makes it even better. Her name is Laila Abid, and she is a Moroccan-Dutch news anchor, journalists, and presenter.
In 2011 she was named 88th on the Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Women list. Which brings up the initial thought that, “How can an Arab woman dress so scandalously?” It’s quite the opposite of the stereotype dress code that most female arabs are given, even controversial in many minds. What are you thoughts?
OTS stands for the over-the-shoulder graphics that pop up next to anchors in the newsroom. Depending on the camera being used in the studio, the OTS is programmed to automatically show up on the part of the screen where you don’t see an actual person. Someone didn’t explain this to the tech director at one local news station, so a photo of a pig showed up in place of the face of the female anchor reading the story. Women don’t want to be compared to animals in general, but this is an especially low blow.
This jolly news anchor is showing quite a bit of skin while on Live television but only of one breast…I think. It is pretty difficult to tell whether was a fashion statement gone bad or a total wardrobe miscue. The blouse looks to come down quite a bit on her right (our left) side. Either way, it would be an interesting new cast to catch on live TV. Everyone was definitely waiting for something to happen…
This weather reporter dodges an idiot storm while reporting on an actual storm.
Weather reporters go through hell as it is. Any time there’s an extreme storm on the way, they’re put outside in a giant raincoat while the producer – safe in the newsroom – hopes they get blown over by wind or rain because it makes for great TV. The last thing they want to deal with is some loser trying to video-bomb their shot, or what looks like maybe worse. This South Carolina reporter has deflection down to a science. He anticipates the prankster from a few feet away and gets his knee ready for impact. He gives the guy a well-deserved butt kicking.
In any other circumstance, this would be a perfectly planned live shot: panning from a dynamic skater riding through the park to a young reporter covering the event. Unfortunately, Mike Amor became part of the story when the skate trick went awry and the skater’s board went flying in his direction. You wish you could watch this gif in slow motion, if for no other reason than to shout “noo!” as a word of warning to Amor.
Do you have any idea who you just pushed aside? Well, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu, that’s who!
Erykah Badu may already be famous, but that doesn’t mean she can’t still have a little fun on camera. Unfortunately, this TV news anchor wasn’t in on the fun. Granted, she already executes a near-perfect smiling video bomb before trying to take it up a notch my giving the reporter a hug – and possibly a kiss on the cheek. But he pushes her away like she’s just some crazy person on the street! Hey guy, Erykah Badu is probably more famous than you. Show a little respect!
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is here, rescuing news reporters in need!
Spider Man, Spider Man
Does whatever a spider can.
Can he scare reporters and make them faint?
(I think that’s how the theme song goes.)
This Good Morning America reporter obviously wasn’t having such a good morning when Spider-Man paid her an unexpected visit. That scream is definitely real, but I can’t tell if she actually faints or not. Either way, Spider-Man is there with an ever-so-daring rescue. I just hope Mary Jane didn’t get jealous while watching at home.
While reporting on a recent snowstorm, this reporter missed the big story that was coming up right behind him!
How would you fare against a wave of heavy, dirty snow? Probably not much better than this poor reporter. While reporting on recent snowfall, he didn’t notice the snow plow speeding up behind him. A frozen tidal wave ensues, and for a minute you think the reporter gets knocked clean off his feet. But no! He’s still standing! Given the weather, does that count as a Christmas miracle?
A local news station brought two bunnies into their newsroom for a story that completely escapes me. The bunnies, well, proceeded to do what bunnies do best. The reactions of the three anchors are a perfect case study in human behavior. The older guy on the left seems to get the biggest kick out of it. The woman seems to think that if she starts acting prim and proper, it will cancel out the dirty deed going on right in front of her. I’m not entirely sure the younger male anchor knows what’s happening.
Breaking news: Man drops baby and ball on live TV, and no one notices.
Don’t pay attention to the actual interview happening here. It’s boring. The real blooper beauty is, once again, in the background.
I’ve heard there’s this unofficial “man code” that states whenever someone throws a ball at you, you have to catch it. But if you’re also carrying a baby at the time, I think you let the ball go in favor of making sure you don’t drop your kid head first on the ground.
Good technical directors are neither seen nor heard. This guy is a bad technical director.
Apparently, the man in the background didn’t realize the cameras had already started rolling while he was in the studio. So what’s a stunned, camera-shy technical director to do? Stop, drop and… out of there as quickly as possible. Too bad his escape is far from subtle. Luckily, the anchor doesn’t make a big deal about it and continues right on with the story. Too bad nobody’s paying attention to him at this point.
Who expected three old guys to turn a boring news talk show into a WWE showdown?
This isn’t so much a news blooper as it is an unorthodox way to make dry political talk very, very interesting. This clip leaves you with more questions than answers. What could possibly make these three old men so angry? Why was that studio desk so cheap in the first place? Seriously, it came apart faster than my resolve while assembling similar furniture from Ikea. Most importantly, who won the fight? I think we have an answer to that final question: When old geezers fight, the internet wins.
17 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
—ACTS 2: 17-21
I found this story from TheBlaze so incredibly uplifting that I had to post it, especially amid all the turmoil going on in this world. God does hear our prayers, and I truly believe He works in mysterious and subtle ways by reassuring us that He has not forgotten us…
Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and their cast and crew are in Morocco filming a 12-part miniseries, entitled “A.D.”, which will air on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 on NBC. NBC jumped at the chance to air this, and I’m thinking it’s to boost their sagging ratings. During filming, a Holy Cross appeared directly overhead, and this awe-inspiring image filled their hearts with renewed hope and spirit.
I also blogged about theweird happeningsthat took place while they were filming “The Bible” series that aired in March of 2013. Because people have a thirst for the Truth, “The Bible” was incredibly popular. I’m so happy they’re giving us more of God’s Heavenly Light. Here’s the story…
At the bottom of this post, I’ve included more info about this miniseries from Roma Downey’s Facebook page…
Actors and crew members working on “A.D.,” the follow-up to Mark Burnett’s and Roma Downey’s “The Bible” miniseries, were in for a major surprise last week while filming in Morocco.
Downey told TheBlaze that her team was working on a scene depicting Peter and John in front of the Sanhedrin — an event that can be found in Acts 4 in the Bible — when actors Adam Levy (who plays Peter) and Babou Ceesay (who plays John) noticed something curious directly overhead in the sky.
“There they could see clouds had formed in a completely blue sky in the perfect shape of a cross,” Downey said. “Everyone was stunned and filming stopped, as iPhones came out and everyone was snapping pictures.”
The “Touched By an Angel” actress and TV producer said that it was “a moment of awe,” with everyone on set claiming that they believed it was a sign and a blessing to see a cross form in the sky.
“It certainly energized a tired, hardworking crew for the rest of the day and reminded everyone that we were being watched over as we are working hard to bring the Book of Acts to the screen,” Downey said.
The actress added that she shared the image with well-known Florida megapastor Joel Hunter, who reminded her of Peter’s sermon in Acts 2:19, during which the apostle quoted the prophet Joel.
That verse reads, in part, “I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.”
Readers may recall that Downey and Burnett openly discussed other miracles that they say unfolded while filming “The Bible” series as well. Read about those here.
“A.D.,” a 12-part miniseries, is set to premiere on NBC on Easter Sunday, which is April 5, 2015.
Jesus Will Look Different in Highly Anticipated TV Series — and Here’s Why
Fans of last year’s “The Bible” miniseries will likely be elated to know that a sequel titled “A.D.” is heading to NBC next spring, with husband and wife duo Mark B…urnett and Roma Downey executive producing the highly anticipated project.
Viewers will notice some key differences between the two series. To begin, a new actor will be portraying Jesus. While Diogo Morgado played Christ in “The Bible” and the “Son of God” feature film, actor Juan Pablo di Pace will be taking up the revered role in the “A.D.” project.
Downey told TheBlaze that Morgado was unavailable to play Christ in the new series, which forced her and Burnett to find a replacement.
“We prayed and we had to moved forward. We were thrilled when we saw the audition of the wonderful Argentinian actor Juan Pablo Di Pace,” Downey said. “Our prayers were answered. Juan Pablo is very special. He won’t disappoint. He brings a special quality to this most-important role.”
And there was no shortage of actors interested in taking on the tough task of playing the Christian savior, as Downey explained that the success of “The Bible” led to an influx of performers who were interested in working on the show.
As a result, Downey and Burnett spent months going through readings and auditions — and asking God for guidance in making their final casting selections.
“There is always prayer involved in this process for me, so that I am guided and know the right choices to make,” Downey said. “I always take time to stop and check in quietly in prayer before making any major decision.”
In the end, she said that the series will include a diverse pool of talent.
“Christianity is among the most diverse movements in history, and to bring this epic story of ‘A.D.’ to life on NBC, it was important to bring together a cast as diverse and beautiful as the church itself is around the world,” Downey added.
“A.D.” will offer viewers a look at the days that followed Jesus’ resurrection as well as at the birth and growth of the Christian faith, essentially resuming where “The Bible” left off.
“A.D gives us a front row seat, showing each of us how the holy spirit transformed ordinary men and women into a movement that carries not just his name, but his grace and his truth and his light,” Downey told TheBlaze. “We need that light today more than ever.”
She said that “A.D.” will present a story of hope and courage that can be enjoyed by all audiences. The 12-part miniseries is set to premiere on NBC on Easter Sunday, which is April 5, 2015.
In a small town in Arcadia, MO, a small boy who died suddenly reappears—32 years later—and was returned to his astounded parents. People who had passed are suddenly being “resurrected”. This new series intrigues me. It begs the question: Who would you want to resurrect? My answer, at this point in time, would be…our Founding Fathers.
I’m going to tape this series because this subject matter is something I’ve always been curious about. It starts tonight at 9PM (ET) on ABC, Channel 5 so make sure to set your DVRs. The story below (from the Boston Herald) explains this series in detail…
An 8-year-old boy wakes up, gasping in a rice paddy in rural China.
U.S. immigration officer J. Martin “Marty” Bellamy (Omar Epps, “House”) ultimately returns him to his home in Arcadia, Mo.
His parents, Lucille (Frances Fisher, “Titanic”) and Henry Langston (Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”), are stunned to see him — he drowned 32 years earlier.
So begins the promising and eerie drama “Resurrection,” an adaptation of a French TV hit.
As in “The Walking Dead,” the dearly — and not-so-dearly — departed are once again shambling the earth, not to consume flesh, but to reopen old wounds, stoke old griefs and grievances and maybe with an agenda all their own. As agents of a higher power? The first wave of a Satanic force?
This boy, Jacob (Landon Gimenez), is unable to explain his reappearance, but he does remember the moment of his death. What he reveals changes his extended family, especially his uncle, Sheriff Fred Langston (Matt Craven, “Crimson Tide”), and his daughter Maggie (Devin Kelley, “Covert Affairs”), a doctor.
Those who think Jacob’s return is some sort of elaborate hoax are in for another shock when someone else believed dead and cremated returns to the small town.
Pastor Tom Hale (Mark Hildreth, “The Tudors”), who just happened to be Jacob’s childhood buddy decades earlier, finds his faith shaken and questions how he can lead his parish in the face of this unknown.
Right now the returnees are confined to Arcadia, and Marty is determined to remain in the town to solve the mystery.
Epps is quietly commanding as the investigator thrust into the unknown — and hiding some baggage of his own, apparently.
Fisher and Smith are terrific as 60-somethings now welcoming back the child they thought they buried decades earlier. Fisher’s mother doesn’t need an explanation; Smith’s father remains distrustful even as proof mounts in the boy’s favor.
“Resurrection” does something few dramas do today — it gives its characters breathing room to absorb and react to the fantastic in their lives, rather than forcing them to run from one plot point to another. Some will find this pace too leisurely.
It’s also unclear whether the producers have thought out the endgame or even how to sustain this show for more than a season.
One seemingly significant supporting character played by Nicholas Gonzalez (“Sleepy Hollow”) disappears between the pilot and the second episode with no explanation and apparently won’t be returning.
That suggests a show that doesn’t know where it’s heading.
But ABC’s most grievous error when it comes to “Resurrection”?
Scheduling this show smack against AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” the No. 1 show in prime time.
That’s just asking to be buried.
“RESURRECTION” Series premiere tonight at 9 on WCVB (Ch. 5). Grade: B
I wanted to post this on Friday for my “Friday Funnies”, but had to post it today after hearing Obama say, “I didn’t set the red line; the world did”. He has lied to the American people and to the world for so long. His arrogance and narcissism is monumental, as is his penchant for stretching the truth. This is the only house that truly represents his achievements…
Some guy in Tucumcari, NM has a great sense of humor when it comes to Obama and what he’s doing to our great country. You can see him being interviewed by a woman from KOAT-TV in the video below, although he didn’t provide his name. The outhouse rests along Route 66, and you know the saying—”Get your kicks on Route 66″, and this is exactly what this guy did. I applaud his originality and candor. He’s not apologizing, nor should he. After all, we have free speech in this country-for now. As for Obama, well, he’s on a roll. Here are his “presidential papers”…
A sign above an outhouse in Tucumcari, N.M., calls the commode “Obama’s Presidential Library.”
It doesn’t matter if you think Barack Obama is the No. 1 or No. 2 president in American history.
There’s an outhouse in New Mexico labeled “Obama’s Presidential Library” to accommodate both.
Located in Tucumcari, N.M., near historic Route 66, the man who posted the sign has no apologies for the message concerning the commoder-in-chief.
“It’s like watching TV. If you don’t like what the hell you’re watching, turn the channel,” the man told KOAT-TV, refusing to provide his name.
“I’m not even certain he even deserves that level of respect, but that’s my opinion.”
He did not say what specifically prompted him to construct the outhouse, but indicated he has no intention of flushing it, as it has been standing for weeks, if not months.
“That’s my opinion … and fortunately, that’s one thing they haven’t taken away from us … is our right to our opinion,” he added.
Lauren Zakalik, a reporter for KOAT-TV, the local ABC affiliate, phoned city manager Doug Powers “to see if the city was doing anything about the sign.”
Powers said he had not seen the placard yet, but would visit the location to check if it’s compliant with city codes. Concerning the message, Powers thinks the city doesn’t have control over what people say.
Meanwhile, online commenters are having little problem dooing their business, posting comments on KOAT’s website such as:
“That’s an insult to the outhouse.”
“I think for Obama it should be a two-story outhouse.”
“It’s no wonder Obama’s library is so small, it only consists of one book … the Communist Manifesto!”
“I think two books. The other is the Koran.”
“If the sign read: ‘G.W. Bush Presidential Library,’ it wouldn’t even be in the news!”
“One things liberals have NEVER had is a sense of humor. Unless it’s about trashing Republicans or hate-speech against Sarah Palin. Other than that, they are cold, sour, nasty people who desperately need to lighten up.”
“From now on, I will live in a state of joyous expectation.” ― Damien Echols, Life After Death
I’ve wrestled with those questions, especially the first one. I am a fan of her show and evenbloggedabout it. I’d like to think that she is the real deal, but I guess it’s open to interpretation. If you’d like to tune in, here’s the Long Island Medium Show Schedule. The new season started in May, but it hasn’t been on lately.
There are a lot of skeptics, and I’ve posted links to a couple of articles below and have also included a few videos where she was a guest on a show, but seemed to be lost and scared, searching for someone to “read”…
Here’s a site, hosted and updated by Dr. Bill H. Weld of “Web Fraud Squad”, who claims to have a close source of the Caputo family stating that Theresa Caputo is a fraud. She is withholding her name, but supposedly, there will be additional information forthcoming shortly…
I would still like to have a reading by her to find out for myself. In the meantime, I will continue to watch her show because I find it to be very uplifting, and that’s the main reason why I watch. There’s always closure for the loved ones left behind, and that alone is satisfying, both to the people she “reads” and the people who watch her show…
Saturday, August 17, 2013 — 4:50 PM (My original post follows my update)
The men of ‘Duck Dynasty’ pose with Maria Menounos during an appearance on ‘LIVE! with Kelly and Michael’ Wednesday.
Phil Robertson, Willie Robertson, Si Robertson, Jase Robertson and Jep Robertson, members of the smash hit TV Series, Duck Dynasty, recently appeared on “Live with Kelly and Michael”, with guest co-host, Maria Menounos (sitting in for Kelly) and Michael Strahan while visiting New York during the week.
Here’s the video of the interview on their morning show that aired Wednesday, August 14th. Jase Robertson joked, “I think it was a facial profile deal” when he was kicked out of a New York hotel he was staying in after he asked an employee where the restroom was. He was told, “Right here, sir”, and was quickly ushered out because he was mistaken for a homeless guy. You can’t make this stuff up. Hilarious! He then went on to say that he spotted three rats while he was there, stating “I’m noticing these things; that’s the hunter in me”. Rats in New York…LOL…and Maria chimed in “Really?“, as if it’s not commonplace. LOL She further embarrassed herself by asking them…”What exactly is hunting season?” HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!
These men, and they are men, are what’s good in America. They’re funny, unassuming and don’t flaunt their success with flashy clothes or huge diamond stud earrings hanging off their ears or gaudy gold chains hanging around their necks. They’re the real deal, and that’s why they’re so popular. It’s refreshing to finally see someone famous laugh off a potential racial moment with humor and dignity…
“To me, there’s nothing sexier than a guy who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, not afraid to reject peer pressure, not afraid to stand up for what’s right (even if it’s not popular), having the courage to stand by his convictions, always treats women with dignity and respect, and most importantly, not afraid to openly show the world his love for God, his country and his family. That’s my definition of what a man is.”
In the spirit of my usual “Friday Funnies”, I’m spotlighting a very funny show that I encourage you to start watching…
Whenever I come across a show that captures my attention (in a good way), I caption it as a “DVR Alert” and share it under “TV and Radio” on my site. Since this category has become so popular, I’ve given it its own Category: “QueenBeeWorld’s DVR Alert”. You can now click on that particular category to see the programs I watch, including upcoming specials or programs I feel are important enough to DVR…
Enter “Duck Dynasty“—a show about the Robertson family who is living the American Dream and became wealthy from their family-owned business making duck calls. New episodes of Duck Dynasty can be seen on the A&E Cable channel every Wednesday, 10 PM ET. Check for times in your area. If you want to watch the premier episode and / or catch up on past episodes (some are full episodes) and see what everyone’s quacking about, clickhere.
Duck Dynasty is a clean representation of the American Spirit, not the usual tasteless reality shows that are so abundant on TV and in social media, but American values that once were embraced and emulated by the masses.
The very successful business was started in 1972 when Phil Alexander Robertson created the “Duck Commander” duck call. He could have made a lucrative career out of football when he was offered a contract by the Washington Redskins after his junior year, but he turned it down because it interfered with his passion—duck season. He didn’t take the road most traveled—making millions as so many NFL players do who follow the money—instead, he stood his ground and followed his heart, professing his strong belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as many of us do. I feel God has rewarded him and his family (literally and figuratively) for choosing faith over money. Not only do they talk about the American Spirit, they live by it each and every day. For that, he and his whole family have earned my respect.
I truly believe God shows us all the right path to follow as well, but it’s up to us if we want to take that road less traveled. God has given us all free will, and the success of this show reveals a family that consistently takes the high road—the right road—and follows their hearts, unscripted, BTW. They don’t follow the worthless scripts so carefully worded as other reality shows so often do, and that is their downfall—shows that I don’t watch at all.
I always shine a light on what’s really important to me, whether good or bad. I tune in to Duck Dynasty because they have a faith and core values similar to mine, which is why I’m shining a bright light on this show. I love how they pray as a family at the end of each episode. If more people tuned in to more shows like this, and tune out classless, clueless reality shows that are rampant on TV and in social media, America would see [and hopefully imitate] the true values that made America a great nation from the start. It seems we’re losing those values at a high rate of speed, and we need to get them back if America is to thrive as it once did.
The story, including pictures, is below my post, but before I close, I’d like you to watch three short videos…
…the first, is a recent interview Bill O’Reilly had with CEO Willie Robertson on The O’Reilly Factor on the FoxNews Cable station…
…and the third is a snippet of Phil and Kay Robertson renewing their marriage vows on their 49th wedding anniversary during the 4th Season premier of Duck Dynasty. This video should be included with every wedding package, and viewed by everyone because it shows how to make a marriage blossom and grow with love and mutual respect, and it shows how to treat the lives that God gave us with the dignity and respect that we all deserve. There are no T & A shots in this series to entice viewership because they don’t have to resort to tasteless tactics to bring in viewership—because sex doesn’t sell as much as the American Spirit of mutual respect for one another and the core values that make America the greatest country on earth…
To all those people out there who look up to celebrities and read about every dirty deed they do, and imitate their rotten behavior…
If you want to emulate someone, emulate this family because you’ll get nowhere fast if you continue to emulate the drug addicts and boozers that are the so-called “heroes of Sports and Hollywood fame”. In the end, a lot of them self-destruct and / or die because of their appalling behavior and poor choices they make, and sadly, that’s how their followers will probably end up if they don’t change their ways.
There’s a good reason why 11.8 million people tuned in to watch the August 15th, Season 4 premier of Duck Dynasty, and continue to watch—because Americans are thirsty for America to regain what it’s in jeopardy of losing–the American Spirit…
PUBLISHED: 21:16 EST, 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 03:34 EST, 16 August 2013
The A&E series Duck Dynasty made a big splash Wednesday when it kicked off its fourth season with the highest ratings for any cable reality show in history.
The show that follows the Robertsons—a West Monroe, Louisiana brood of duck hunters who’ve become filthy rich from a business selling duck calls—who drew an unbelievable 11.8 million viewers on Wednesday.
And they’re probably getting filthier. The record ratings come after A&E gave in to the off-beat clan’s demands for higher pay and amidst the growing popularity of the Duck Commander brand merchandise that made them rich in the first place.
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No quacks: The Robertson clan of A&E’s Duck Dynasty made a huge splash Wednesday with a record-setting premier that drew 11.8 million viewers
The network said the episode took its place as the No. 1 non-fiction series telecast in cable history in total viewers as well as all key demographic groups, most notably the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.
The fourth-season premiere grew by more than one-third in total viewers over last season’s debut.
Season three premiered with 8.6 million viewers last year and ranked as the number two most watched cable show of the season, behind AMC’s The Walking Dead.
It’s a phenomenon even Jase Robertson, one of the family’s bearded second generation, thought he’d never see.
‘My dad (Phil) echoed that,’ he told USA Today. ‘I think he said something along the lines of “A redneck family, they’re not going to run that.”’
The blockbuster premier on Wednesday placed the long-bearded Robertson boys ahead of another famously hirsute cable star. Duck Dynasty’s 11.8 million viewers beat out the wildly popular conclusion of History’s The Bible, which portrayed the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, by around 100,000 viewers.
Wildly popular: Phil Robertson with the duck call that started it all. His business has grown exponentially with the historic success of his A&E show, which became the most watched cable reality show ever on Wednesday
The Robertson’s business, Duck Commander, makes merchandise for hunting enthusiasts. Their show is one part business, one part family, and all parts popular
Worth it: The family reportedly stalled season four’s premier with prolonged salary negotiations. Now A&E is likely happy they gave in
Nuptials: The record setting premier featured Kay and Phil Robertson renewing their vows after 48 years
The show follows Phil Robertson, who created a successful company that sells duck hunting merchandise, his bearded sons, and all their wives and kids.
As the show’s success has increased exponentially—it grew by 95 percent between seasons two and three—the company that got it all started has reaped the benefits.
The company’s online store offers a trove of ‘Commander novelties’ in addition to its wide array of hunting gadgetry, like bobble head dolls, fake beards, mugs, beer koozies, and even a branded Cajun seasoning.
Catchy: Phil Robertson models the trademark beard worn by the men in his family
Kitschy: In addition to their hunting merchandise, Duck Commander also offers novelty items spun off from the series
Fresh: Duck Commander air fresheners come in ice (pictured), vanilla, and strawberry scents
Soggy: The family-themed show takes place in Louisiana bayou country
And the family has several literary offerings, to boot.
The patriarch Phil published Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander, the family has a group-authored book called The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, and even the erstwhile uncle of the bayou brood has published a book, Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.
There are also t-shirts, DVD collections, and a cookbook by Phil’s wife Kay.
In spite their wild financial success and continued popularity, Jase Robertson says they’re keeping their bearded heads on straight as best they can.
‘It didn’t really taint the important things,’ he said. ‘Our faith and our family and our perspective on life.’
Family jewels: Duck Commander CEO Williw Robertson, Phil’s son, models some of the duck calls that made his family wealthy
Pricey: The original Duck Commander duck call device, left, sells for $45. The duck call at right, dubbed the Cold Blooded Series (in Copperhead finish) sells for $180
Uncle Si’s duck hat is, unfortunately, not available at the Duck Commander web store
Friday, August 2, 2013 — 12:37 PM (My original post follows my update)
Unfortunately, this just changed…you won’t be able to view the complete episode, only a 2-minute snippet. They’re now charging $1.99 per episode. Too bad because it’s such a cute episode. I’m posting two snippets here, and you can still click on the link in my original post (below) to view other snippets…
I am definitely a puppy / dogperson. If I could afford them, I’d have a house full; they’re such a joy. Since we can’t afford them right now (I want two), I found a guilty pleasure where I could enjoy watching cute little puppies grow up before my eyes in about an hour’s time, and it doesn’t cost me anything. I just started watching these episodes, and now I’m hooked. Enter Animal Planet’s “Too Cute” episodes that I DVR regularly now…
“Too Cute” just started into their third season which premiered on April 30, 2011. Each episode tells the story of three different groups of animals. I only DVR the puppy episodes, but there are other animals—mostly dogs and cats.
This is a full “Too Cute” episode entitled “Puppy Power” and is one of the cutest episodes, although they’re all smile-bringers. Roo is my favorite in this episode–I’m always ROOting for the “underdog LOL…
What makes these even more enjoyable to watch is the narrator, actor Henry Strozier, who’s words only add to the cute factor…
I guarantee that if you’re having a stressed out day, put your feet up and watch this adorable episode. You’ll soon be stress-free and laughing, and as an added bonus, you’ll get a fun-filled education on our furry friends…
Let’s face it, haters are going to hate, but Boston is fearless in spite of the Islamic radicals who set upon attacking the innocent victims at the 117th Boston Marathon. I’m a proud Bostonian, and we are Boston Strong! The Boston Marathon terrorist attack was a cowardly, vicious act orchestrated by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two evil Chechnya punks who hate America and all it stands for, even though they took full advantage of our generosity. We now know first-hand the massive extent of their evil and their hate, especially in light of past murders that they were “allegedly” involved inon September 11, 2011. Their goal is to destroy this beautiful country of ours, but we’re a heck of a lot stronger than they will ever be. We grieve over our immense losses, we brush off the evil, then we rebuild our lives with God’s divine help.
I thought it was a good idea to post some comments from late night comedians about the strength of Boston…
“Whoever did this obviously did not know sh*t about the people of Boston. Because nothing these terrorists do is going to shake them. For Pete’s sake, Boston was founded by the pilgrims—a people so tough they had to buckle their g*ddamn hats on. It is the cradle of the American revolution. A city that withstood an 86-year losing streak. A city that made it through the Big Dig, a construction project that backed up traffic for 16 years—I mean, there are commuters just getting home now. Even their bands are tough. It’s the hometown of Aerosmith, who are, in their fifth decade, still going strong. Even Steven Tyler looks fantastic, for a 73-year-old woman.
But here is what these cowards really don’t get. They attacked the Boston Marathon. An event celebrating people who run 26 miles on their day off until their nipples are raw for fun. And they have been holding it in Boston since 1897. And do you know how tough you have to be to run in a whalebone corset? And when those bombs went off, there were runners who, after finishing a marathon, kept running for another two miles to the hospital to donate blood.
So here’s what I know. These maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston, but all they can ever do is show just how good those people are.”
Jon Stewart on the Boston Marathon bombing:
“Once again, having to start under horrific events here in this country. I really hate the fact that I can cross-reference my thoughts to so many other events that have occurred over the years—so I’m not going to. I’m just going to say this to Boston: Thank you. Thank you for once again, in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country.
So thank you for everything you’ve done. It’s quite a little city you’ve got going on up there. And New Yorkers and Boston obviously have kind of a little bit of a competition. Often, the two cities accusing each other of various levels of suckitude. But it is in situations like this that we realize it is clearly a sibling rivalry, and that we are your brothers and sisters in this type of event. As a city that knows the feeling of confusion, anger, and grief, and chaos that comes with these events, I can tell you from personal experience: You’ve got a hell of a city going on, and you’ve done an incredible job in the face of all this. Thank you.”
Conan O’Brien acknowledged his personal connection to Boston, sending his thoughts and prayers to the city before continuing on with the show:
Ladies and gentlemen, we do have a great show for you tonight. But first, I did want to start by talking about what an upsetting and sad day it has been. I’m talking, of course, about what happened in Boston earlier today. Boston’s my hometown. It’s where I grew up. It’s where my family lives. So I wanted to take a moment to say that like everybody here, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston, and everybody who’s been affected by this absolutely senseless act. That’s important to say right up top. That said, it is our job to do a show, and we’re going to try and entertain you the very best we can. Which, given our track record, gives you people a 20 percent chance of having a good show tonight, and I think that’s pretty good.
Craig Ferguson on the Boston Marathon bombing:
A visibly distraught Craig Ferguson spent most of his opening monologue in a non-comedic vein, as he talked about his affection for Boston and lamented the senselessness of the tragedy:
“Good evening. Tonight’s show is a little bit different. Obviously, the news of today is so horrendous that it would seem insensitive, at best to say, “It’s a great day for America.” So I won’t be starting the show with that tonight. Is anyone else sick of this sh*t? Too often, I have to not say “It’s a great day for America” for some random act of madness or terrorism.
By the time you get to this show, the media has been poring over the events of the day, and the constant analysis, and speculation on the assumptions. I’m not here to do that. People say to me, “Craig, your job is to make people laugh at the end of the day,” and yes, that’s true. But I’ve never professed to be any damn good at that.
People want their mind taken off it. And I think well, okay, if you want your mind taken off it, watch a cartoon or a video or something. I understand it. I think it’s perfectly acceptable. I don’t think it’s a terrible thing to not want to think about it. But I can’t not think about it. I can’t not think about it. And the deal I made with you, when I started this show, was that I’ll be as honest as I can be. I’ll do the best show I can do.
And also, I have a personal connection with the city of Boston. I have some history there. I have family there. When I became an American citizen in 2008, I spoke at Faneuil Hall on July 4 on the invitation of Tommy Menino, who’s the mayor of Boston, and one of the more colorful characters in American politics. Who would have thought that Boston would rise up with an interesting and colorful politician? But it happens from time to time. I’ve been there on the 4th of July, many times, on the Esplanade there, with that big half shell, or clamshell—I always get it wrong, but I’ve done that a lot. Every cop in Boston looks like I’m his brother. You know that’s true. My first standup special in America, I shot in Boston. I’m used to it. I like that town. I’m appalled by this thing. And when I watch it on these streets that I know, watch the media going over and over this thing on the streets you know, it’s horrifying.
And people say, ‘You don’t let the terrorists win.’ They’re not f***ing winning. It’s there. And I know people say, ‘Oh we don’t know if it’s a terrorist.’ Yes, we do. Whoever did that—whoever did that thing—wasn’t doing it for any other reason. Clearly they failed in achieving the number of deaths and carnage that they were trying to get. This wasn’t some brave commando that snuck into a military installation and put a limpet mine on the side of a battleship, and snuck out, fearing for his own life. This was some f***ing f***er who went into a public place and left something there that they knew was going to blow up. That’s not a soldier, that’s a terrorist. That’s not a soldier.
If I have all this inside of me—all this rage, and anger, and distress inside of me—I’m not good enough a comedian to hide it from you. I can’t hide it. It’s there. So we’ll have our guests out tonight, and I’ll ask them about their lives. But I don’t know how it’s going to be.
Jimmy Kimmel on the Boston Marathon bombing:
Jimmy Kimmel kept his remarks relatively brief, acknowledging the Boston Marathon bombings before segueing to a traditional comedic monologue:
I don’t want to bring everyone down, but it was a terrible day. Very bad things happened today, for no good reason, and our thoughts are with the people of Boston, and everyone who is suffering as a result of the bombings at the marathon. It’s a disgusting thing, and I don’t understand it, but my job is to make you laugh, and so I’ll try to do that. And I will probably fail. I’m failing already.
When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown. —Stephen Jay Gould
I normally don’t like to think along these lines, but when I researched and looked at the facts, it made me wonder whether our government is really on our side. Do you really think “Mother Nature” or God is responsible for all these destructive and deadly weather changes we’ve been experiencing? I doubt it. With all the scandals facing Obama and his administration recently, are they deliberately putting diversions out there to distract America and the media from all of Obama’s scandals? As the saying goes, “desperate times call for desperate measures”…
I used to be an avid watcher of Jesse Ventura’s show, “Conspiracy Theory”, as the premise of the show is to try and answer conspiracy questions regarding specific topics that most of us are wondering about. Without warning, Time Warner stopped airing the show, even though the ratings were great. Time Warner went so far as to put it in lousy time slots, but still the ratings soared. Then they eventually pulled the show. Why? Alex Jones talked with ex-Governor Jesse Ventura to find out what happened (video).
One topic on “Conspiracy Theory” that really stood out was the High-Frequency Active Aurural Research Program (HAARP) episode. The government tells us that the HAARP program is for research and communications, but I beg to differ. I think it goes way beyond that. I think HAARP is a massive weapons system against humanity itself. Here’s the full “HAARP” Episode. Watch and learn (the rest of my post follows this video)…
Last year, as Jesse Ventura’s “Conspiracy Theory” was starting its third season, TruTV deliberately waited until the day after the 2012 election to air the season premier. Hmmm…What was the subject matter? The episode was called “Death Ray”, and here is the basis of the episode…
“Ventura looks into rumors that the government is using directed-energy weapon technology, not only for strategic missile defense, but as a tool for assassination and possible flag operations. Ventura feels he’s on to something when he learns numerous people involved in the project have died under mysterious circumstances (including whistle-blower Fred Bell, who died two days after an interview), and a theory that a ray may have been used to disintegrate and collapse the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.”
I’ve blogged about 9/11 in past posts, but I want to stay on the subject. Look at what happened to Dr. Fred Bell, NASA Rocket Scientist, Inventor and Healer who died shortly after an interview with Jesse Ventura. May God rest your brave soul, Dr. Bell…
Here is the controversial “Death Ray” episode—the episode that put the proverbial nail in the coffin of “Conspiracy Theory”, and now it is no more. This “directed energy” actually started withNikola Tesla, the early 20th Century inventor who was well-known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system, oftentimes going against Thomas Edison along the way. The FBI raided Tesla’s apartment upon his death and confiscated all documents, including the “Death Ray” documents so it is safe to assume they have been in our government’s hands since the 40s. The question is, would our government use it against our enemies or would they have the balls to use it against us.
I am by no means a “9/11 Truther”, but I can’t help but wonder if maybe this was what vaporized Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, let alone the Twin Towers. I do believe Flight 93 was shot down for some reason. The crash site had no plane—there were only small pieces of debris and something that looked“just like a big pile of charcoal”, according to one person who was at the site. I sincerely hope I’m wrong…
I have found that every time Obama and / or his administration gets into hot water, major weather events magically occur that diverts America and the media’s attention to them. Case in point…
Let’s start with Tropical Storm / Hurricane Isaac. Isaac developed from a tropical wave located east of the Lesser Antilles on August 21, 2012 and hit hurricane strength when it reached the U.S. on August 28th. On August 26, Isaac re-intensified while entering the Straits of Florida—the state that hosted the 2012 Republican Convention which ran from August 27-30, 2012. The convention had to start a day late (on the 28th) because of the severity of the storm. I believe this storm was purposefully manipulated to intensify.
Another that comes to mind is Hurricane Sandy which debuted from October 22-31, 2012. The path and intensity of Hurricane Sandy didn’t just happen. I truly believe it was manipulated by our government because Obama’s numbers were starting to fall and everything was looking good for the Romney / Ryan ticket just before the November 2012 election. Obama couldn’t have that—not with his massive ego. Hurricane Sandy’s path was so strange that you’d have to be a complete idiot not to even entertain the possibility that it was manufactured or manipulated, hence the term “Frankenstorm”. Don’t forget this was the turning point for Obama when he “historically” reached out to Gov. Chris Christie in the aftermath, which swayed many voters, and unfortunately swayed the election (along with voter fraud). After Obama’s brief photo op with Christie, New Jersey had to wait a very long time for that help promised by Obama…
Now here it is May 21, 2013 and we had massive deadly tornadoes hit Kansas and Oklahoma, including a two-mile wide tornado that killed 51 people, including 20 children—May God rest their innocent souls. These horrific tornado stories overtook the airwaves 24/7 over the weekend and continuing this week which is a big diversion away from the trilogy scandal that’s been rocking Obama and his administration. I am, by no means, trivializing the catastrophic damage done to those states from the tornadoes or saying our government caused this disaster, but I do believe our government enhanced it. Obama is facing intense scrutiny over the Benghazi, IRS and AP scandals; and the often forgotten “Fast and Furious” scandal as well. Why is it that every time Obama is under intense scrutiny, something catastrophic happens to divert most of America’s attention, even for a short time?
Of course, the Democrats and Liberals can’t let an opportunity go by without blaming the Republicans for something. Just as Rahm Emanuel famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste“, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI‑D) actually went onto theSenate floor recentlyand claimed that it’s the Republicans who are responsible for the fallout from our weather disasters because, in his words…
“…When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”
“I don’t want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn’t wake up and do our duty to the people, and because we didn’t lead the world…”
Really? Obama has nothing to do with the state our country is in? You have got to be kidding me! He is the cause of it! Of course, Obama’s hands are clean when there’s a scandal and he’s responsible for it; yet he’s front and center when something good happens, even if he’s not the one responsible for it.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s scapegoat spiel reminded me of Susan Rice’s scapegoat spiel—To dodge a scandal, they’ve got to find fault elsewhere. The Left are actually calling these legitimate scandals, “faux scandals”. Their ignorance of the facts reminded me of a good quote…
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
As long as the Democrats and Liberals are running this country, America will not prosper. Why hasn’t Obama been impeached??? There are mounting devastating scandals surrounding this administration, and as long as Obama survives politically, America will not survive financially…
I’m sure there are countless other able-bodied freeloaders out there, but when I came upon this video, I just had to share it. Watch it if you can get past the countless “Ya know what I’m sayin’ ” from this worthless sloth.
Duane Brooks, Jr. receives government aid from the government (aka “Us, The Taxpayers”) toward rent and his so-called education. This is what $70,000 in three years to Duane has bought us. Judge Judy stated that she’s “sending this tape to Congress”.
Judging from the consistent nose-wiping, all the money he got from us is going up his nose…
I’m a bigFrasier fan, and I still DVR some episodes just to escape from the horror happening in the news today! It aired from 1993 through 2004. The outstanding comedic talents of the cast coupled with the superb writers made this one of the greatest sitcoms—so much better than the crap that’s on TV today. I’ve compiled some of my favorite Frasier moments here. Since “gay” seems to be the soaring topic du jour, it reminded me of all these side-splitting Frasier episodes…
Frasier’s father is a retired detective who has a live-in physical therapist named Daphne. In this first video, Frasier plays “The Matchmaker” by inviting his new boss over for dinner, thinking he’d be perfect for Daphne…
Niles loved Daphne for about five years, but was too timid to tell her. They’re finally dating and Niles gathers up the nerve to ask for her hand so Frasier and Niles shop for the perfect engagement ring for her…
Frasier wants to get to know a woman whom he’s seen at the opera, and brings his father, Martin, along so he doesn’t appear desperate. The woman’s mother takes an interest in Martin, but Martin pretends to be gay to deflect her advances. Frasier makes his advances on Emily, and she comes to his apartment for a nightcap, bringing along her gay uncle, Edward, as a date for Martin…
These are short clips of inside jokes from a few Frasier episodes. The first clip is pretty ironic since David Hyde Pierce (Niles) came out after Frasier ended. As an added note, Dan Eugene Butler who played “BullDog Briscoe” is openly gay as well. Some people say John Mahoney who plays Martin Crane is gay, but I can’t attest to that one…
If you want to get your laugh on with more Frasier episodes, you can find all eleven seasons here. Hopefully, they’ll remain online here for our enjoyment since YouTube keeps removing them from their site. A sincere Thank You to putlockerfor offering these treasured episodes for our enjoyment…
UPDATED: Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:53 PM(My original post follows my update)
Who knew there would be so much animosity coming from the Left over the song “The Girls on Fox News”, written and sung by Austin Cunningham? Some Liberals are saying it’s a parody. Cunningham insists it’s not a parody, and that he “truly respects the women on both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network”. I think if it was a parody, he would have entitled his song, “Foxy News”.
I thought it was a cute tribute so I posted it (below, in my original post). All you have to do is listen to these women speak, and you’d know they have brains as well as beauty, which is certainly not the case with the Left; hence, the hostility.
Fox News and Fox Business are the only news channels I watch religiously, not because they have women who happen to be beautiful, but because they speak the truth, and so do their handsome male counterparts.
If there are any pretty anchors over on the Left, maybe they can get Jay-Z or George Looney to sing a song about the female anchors on the Alphabet stations, maybe some catchy tune, entitled, “The ABC’s of News Distortion”. As far as beauty and brains, I’d say Fox News got it Right, but the Alphabet News shows were “Left out”…
I remember during the political election, people were saying that Republican women are so much better looking than Democratic women, and this just reinforces those thoughts.
Although the women on Fox News are beautiful, these women also possess grace, intelligence and are unbiased in their reporting, and that’s the main reason why Fox News is #1 in the ratings. Now you’re probably going to see an influx of leg shots, cleavage, botox injections, surgical lifts and more hair extensions on the Alphabet news stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS) just to compete, but as most of us already know, Fox News just can’t be beat…
Here’s the video—story, interview with Austin Cunningham (and song lyrics) follow…
You probably won’t hear this news story mentioned on CNN.
Or ABC, CBS or NBC News.
But you just may hear it talked about on the Fox News Channel or the Fox Business Network.
Singer and songwriter Austin Cunningham
A country-music singer and songwriter who has penned songs for the likes of Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Dolly Parton and Wynonna Judd has now produced a brand-new song and video that’s going viral, immortalizing the legendary beauty of the women on Fox.
Titled “The Girls On Fox News,” the song starts off with a true-to-life description of what happened to its writer and performer, Austin Cunningham:
Well I used to be a Democrat, Liberal no doubt I didn’t think Conservatives knew what life’s about Then I started leaving the Fox News channel on. If that’s the face of the right, I’ll tell the left so long.
The song is upbeat and replete with jokes, including a catchy chorus proclaiming:
Oh, I want a girl like the girls on Fox News Everyone is beautiful, anyone you choose Whoever does the hiring knows how to light my fuse I want a girl like the girls on Fox News.
The song is not on an any album yet, but can be purchased on iTunes, and the YouTube video of the song has rocketed to more than 600,000 hits in that past two weeks.
“I’ve only performed it live at a few shows so far, but people go nuts for this song and my e-mail from my website is piling up!” Cunningham told WND.
A native of Garland, Texas, Cunningham now splits his time between McKinney, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn., where he composes for other artists.
As far as how it all began, Cunningham says, “The idea for the song came from a phone conversation I was havin’ with a buddy and I said something like, ‘Have you noticed how good-looking the gals are on Fox News?’
Monica Crowley of Fox News
“When he resoundingly agreed, I just started singing the melody in my head to the first line of the chorus, “I want a girl like the girls on Fox News.’ Making my living as a songwriter, EVERYTHING worth anything sounds like a song to me.”
He says he originally wrote the song some four years ago, and would occasionally tweak it, but never thought about releasing it.
“I looked at it last fall and it still seemed funny and relevant, so I did my research and updated some of the gals names. I played it for a few people and they started begging me to record and release it,” he said.
Cunningham indicated while the song is playful, “even a funny song like this, should start somewhere and take the listener on a three-to-four minute trip. So going from liberal to conservative because of the girls’ beauty didn’t seem like too big a stretch. Sure there may be better reasons to lean conservative, but like Brad Paisley said, ‘I’m Still A Guy.’”
Shannon Bream of Fox News
“Truth is, I’ve always been a cowboy with a hippie heart, meaning I love everyone and respect their right to live the way they want to. But also, I’ve always had old-school values. Over these last four to five years, I feel like I’m being ‘pushed’ more conservative because the other side has pushed so hard against my traditional values and my faith. I’d also like to add that I think Fox News is not as conservative as their critics might have you believe. They just seem to be reporting more of the news the majority of America really wants to hear, period. They seem to resonate more with me than the other guys.”
Cunningham now confesses he’s a “Fox News Junkie,” and “with the risk of your readers’ disbelief, I like the guys on there, too. I relate to them. How can you not like Steve Doocy or Brian Kilmeade? I mean these guys and girls come off as kind, decent, hard-working and caring professionals that I can give my time to. I’m a Fox Business guy now, too, and love [Don] Imus. He kinda hates everything, but he has great taste in music!”
Some of the men of Fox are mentioned in the song:
Now to Doocy, Kilmeade, and Bolling, Bret, Shep and Sean And all them other hairy-legged Geraldos you put on I ask you all one question, who would you rather watch Cavuto or Courtney Friel interview Ed Koch.
Courtney Friel of Fox News
When WND asked Cunningham if he thought one particular woman at Fox was the most beautiful, he responded, “Is this a trick question?”
“If I absolutely HAD to choose one Fox anchor/contributor,” he explained, “I suppose it would have to be Megyn Kelly. She is like the new ‘America’s Sweetheart.’ She, and seriously all these gals, seem to be what our elders used to describe as ‘lovely.’ Meaning looks certainly, but also with qualities like elegance, grace, intelligence, wit and kindness.”
Megyn Kelly of Fox News
Cunningham shied away from talking about the women on other broadcast networks, but he did mention “Robin Meade [of CNN] does get a nod.”
A lyric in the song is dedicated to Meade, saying:
‘Cause honey sure beats vinegar to watch down the news we need No one else comes close, well except for maybe Robin Meade.
Robin Meade of CNN
“I never once thought about comparing to other network girls even though some folks said I should,” Cunningham said. “I prefer to let the girls’ beauty speak for themselves and it seems like America agrees. And as a Christian, I believe no one need be torn down to build another up.”
When asked if he thought most people choose to watch a certain channel or network based on the appearance of the on-air talent, he said, “Look, it’s an ‘American Idol’ world whether we like it or not. I’m in the music business where they want the girls younger and hotter; and it’s the same with guys really. A pretty package never hurts, I just wish that in movies, music or TV news or sitcoms, they wouldn’t take it so far. Just like in the song, I obviously noticed the gals and I respond to it as well, but there’s a way to have some class and dignity with the nice, pretty package you offer people. I think Fox does a great job of that.”
“After knowing I wrote this song, this may be hard to believe,” he continued, “but when I’m taking in news or even commentary, it is not about looks whatsoever. I know myself, and if I’m hearing a story and I don’t feel manipulated by the presentation, I’m in. I feel way less manipulated by Fox. And to stay on point, if Martha MacCallum, Gretchen Carlson, Dana Perino or Kimberly Guilfoyle are presenting that news, well, I rest my case!”
Martha MacCallum of Fox News
Cunningham doesn’t mention every female face on Fox in the song, but he does make a noble effort at one point, dense-packing some 20 people into just a few verses:
There’s Gretchen, Megyn and Martha, Harris and Pattie Ann Janice, Jen and Julie, Maria, Anna and Alison Dana, Ainsley, Andrea, Uma, Shannon, Molly and Heather
Hey, is there even a Heather? Yeah. There’s two? Yeah, two
There’s Mollys too? Yeah. Perfect.
Another verse pleads with listeners not to think poorly of Cunningham:
Now please don’t call me shallow, a pervert, or insane. Because who the heck does not love beauty with brains?
Cunningham is married and has a daughter in real life, and the last part of his song is a reminder to his wife that she’s the only true love for him:
No, honey, I love you! I mean if I wasn’t married to you, I’d love them I mean they’re awesome But you’re the most awesomest, really!
When asked what his wife thought of the song, Cunningham indicated, “She actually likes it a lot and is having fun with it, too. I never worried that she wouldn’t, but I completely understand the question. Some of my songwriting buddies asked me the same question. I actually believe people, including me and my wife, watch or listen with our hearts as much as with our eyes and ears. Meaning the spirit of the song is light, complimentary and with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek!”
Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox News
The person responsible for hiring many of the beauties at Fox is longtime news chief Roger Ailes.
In a 2011 interview with the Associated Press, he admitted, “I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.”
“Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat, and the correlation increases the more conservative the lawmaker’s voting record,” said lead author Colleen M. Carpinella, a UCLA graduate student in psychology.
According to a report on the UCLA website, “The researchers also found the opposite to be true: Female politicians with less stereotypically feminine facial features were more likely to be Democrats, and the more liberal their voting record, the greater the distance the politician’s appearance strayed from stereotypical gender norms.”
People who have viewed “The Girls on Fox News” song have been leaving some interesting comments.
Among them is one by Robert S. Moulds,who noted, “Hillary Clinton needs the fashion advice from those Fox women. Maybe then she would not be such a frump. Those Fox women wear some really colorful dresses, shoes and apply just the right make up. I mean, who wouldn’t want to look as lovely or be around them? Despite this, they are still less prissy than that ugly effete rude creature Piers Morgan who, like Hillary, could use their fashion advice. They even make me wish I was straight.”
The complete lyrics for “The Girls On Fox News” by Austin Cunningham are presented here:
Well I used to be a Democrat, Liberal no doubt I didn’t think Conservatives knew what life’s about Then I started leaving the Fox News channel on. If that’s the face of the right, I’ll tell the left so long.
Oh, I want a girl like the girls on Fox News Everyone is beautiful, anyone you choose Whoever does the hiring knows how to light my fuse I want a girl like the girls on Fox News.
There’s Gretchen, Meagan and Martha, Harris and Pattie Ann Janice, Jen and Julie, Maria, Anna and Alison Dana, Ainsley, Andrea, Uma, Shannon, Molly and Heather
Hey, is there even a Heather? Yeah. There’s two? Yeah two
There’s Mollys too? Yeah. Perfect.
Well they make the bad news on TV look a whole lot better!
Now please don’t call me shallow, a pervert, or insane. Because who the heck does not love beauty with brains. I bet you that Bill Clinton, when Hillary walks in Quickly switches back from Fox to MSBNN!
Bet Bill wants a girl like the girls on Fox News Everyone is beautiful, anyone you choose! Whoever does the hiring, knows how to light my fuse I want a girl like the girls on Fox News!
Now to Doocy, Kilmeade, and Bolling, Bret, Shep and Sean And all them other hairy-legged Geraldos you put on I ask you all one question, who would you rather watch Cavuto or Courtney Friel interview Ed Koch.
‘Cause honey sure beats vinegar to watch down the news we need No one else comes close, well except for maybe Robin Meade. They got your blondes and brunettes, even redheads, too Which proves that they’re the only ones with fair and balanced news!
Oh I want a girl, like the girls on Fox News I’d settle for an hour there in Billy Hemmer’s shoes Can’t help if other network girls’ egos get bruised I want a girl like the girls on Fox News.
And I like Michelle Malkin, she never makes my reds stay blue And if my wife would let me, hey I’d marry Michelle, too. Save some love for Greta, she’s the smartest y’all Bet when she’s off the record, she’s the wildest of them all!
Now I’m a Fox News junkie, I watch it all I can My Liberal days are over, hope Bob Beckel understands. And I believe in everything O’Reilly has to say Especially when he has Kimberly Guilfoyle on that day.
Oh I want a girl like the girls on Fox News! Everyone is beautiful, anyone you choose. Whoever does the hiring knows how to light my fuse I want a girl like the girls on Fox News. Hey, I want a girl like the girls on Fox News!
No, honey, I love you! I mean if I wasn’t married to you, I’d love them I mean they’re awesome But you’re the most awesomest, really! I swear it, honey.
Chris Wallace sits down with former presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann for their first interview since the 2012 election.
The above-referenced video is at the end of this post. I just want to say…
After the 2012 election, I, like countless others, were in total shock. The numbers were so close and Romney was slated to win, but voter fraud put the Obamas in the White House (now the Red House). I couldn’t even blog about it at the time; it was like I was sucker-punched. I was heartbroken because I know how this country has fared under Obama the previous four years.
Mitt Romney would have ran this country like a business. With his compassion and expertise, America would have grown strong again—flourishing in all areas, not just financially, but in values as well. With Ann Romney as our First Lady, and she is quite a beautiful lady—inside and out—along with her husband, would have brought grace and dignity back into the White House, prosperity to Americans and respect back to our great country.
For the past four years, Obama ran America into the ground, and he’s still not done transforming it. His wife, Michelle, has been on never-ending shopping / vacation sprees since she got into the White House, not even coming close to looking or acting like First Lady material.
I know in my heart that the Romneys would have been a better choice for America because their values mirror most of Americans’. They would have put America first. Here are just some differences I see between Romney and Obama…
Romney accepts responsibility in everything he does, and doesn’t blame anyone but himself for his defeat; Obama blames everyone else for his failures.
Romney is well-spoken; Obama is extremely inarticulate. He can’t put two words together without his “Intellectually-Challenged Support Device”, as I like to call it.
Romney speaks out from the heart; Obama speaks out of both sides of his mouth, or as we Italians say, “parla su entrambi i lati della bocca”.
Romney is a visionary; Obama is blind-sighted.
Romney is full of compassion for Americans, and it shows in his actions; Obama is full of animosity for Americans, and it shows in his actions.
Romney is noble in his deeds, always helping in his church, community, and even people he doesn’t know—all when people aren’t looking; Obama is selfish in his deeds, always helping himself to multiple taxpayer-funded vacations, taking advantage of his position with Executive Orders, Lobbyist payouts, creating diversion after diversion to draw attention away from his dirty back-room deals and serious errors in judgement—even when people are looking.
Romney is transparent; Obama is opaque, attending lavish parties instead of doing the job he was elected to do. The only time he materializes is when there’s a photo op to make him seem “presidential”—think “Hurricane Sandy”.
Romney is a humble man; Obama is arrogant and narcissistic.
Romney wants to heal America; Obama wants to injure America.
Romney embraces expanding his family, and loves the grandchildren his sons and their wives have blessed him and Ann with; Obama rejects expanding his family stating, “I don’t want my daughters to be ‘punished’ with children”.
Romney has nothing to hide, and if there was something to hide, the Left would have found it, believe me! Obama has everything to hide, and he pays millions of dollars to keep it that way, yet we still don’t know what he’s hiding. I still haven’t figured out why Republicans didn’t dig deeper into Obama’s history.
Romney knows when to fold ’em. As he stated during his Fox News Sunday interview today, “The ride ends and then you have to get off”. Obama is intrusive and doesn’t know when to back off and let the Free Market gain strength on its own. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if he signs an Executive Order just before his second term ends granting himself authorization to run for a third term. That’s what this shrewd narcissist would do. That would be the end of our country and everyone in it.
The only people who are not suffering during this terrible recession are the Obamas, going on expensive Hawaii vacations while America crumbles. Just recently Obama spent over $3 million taypayer dollars running around with Tiger Woods. Even after the recent sequester, the Obamas are off on yet another multi-million dollar taypayer-funded getaway. When will it end?
Obama surrounded himself with poor people when he was running, but like the evil deceiver that he is, he jet-sets with the opulent now that he’s in the White House again. I wonder how many more people are having “buyer remorse” this time around?
Ed Rogers, GOP Strategist commented to the Washington Post on November 15, 2012: “…he (Romney) can exit anytime, and no one will mourn.” I say, speak for yourself, Ed. A lot of Americans are mourning the fact that Romney never got the chance to prove himself. I’m still waiting for Obama to prove himself…
I could sit and listen to Mitt and Ann talk forever. They are full of faith, hope and charity, and they practice these virtues every day. With the Obamas, they are so fake, angry, full of lies and so full of themselves, I have to change the channel. I can’t even stand to see their likeness, as over-exposed as they are. Whatever Obama says, I automatically believe the opposite.
Because most voters didn’t do their homework on the candidates in the 2012 election, we’re stuck with this…
instead of this…
…in the White House. What a shame. What a horrible, horrible shame…
America has this as so-called “First Lady”…
instead of this…
…in the White House. In the picture above, it’s obvious the scowl-faced Michelle Obama doesn’t even want to walk, let alone walk her dog. So much for “Let’s move and get fit, America”! Some role model. In October of 2012—toward the end of the 2012 presidential campaign, I might add—Ann Romney did a 5K Walk in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. As a fellow breast cancer survivor (I was diagnosed in September of 2011), I admire her strength and energy. Even dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, she is the epitome of what a strong woman is, and what a First Lady should look and act like. Who’s the better role model, huh? What a shame. What a terrible mistake the low-information voters made, America. Shame on them…
I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Romneys on the Februarybirth of their twin grandchildren, and to their youngest son, Craig, and his wife, Mary on their infant boy and girl. That makes 20 grandchildren for Mitt and Ann Romney! They are very lucky to be part of your beautiful family. It’s too bad the low-information voters couldn’t see past the propaganda that continuously attacked you without proof. I wish you and your still-growing family an abundance of good health and bountiful blessings…
Here’s Chris Wallace’s interview with the man who should have been our president, Former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. …
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:02 PM (My original post follows my updates)
My husband and I watched Sunday’s episode of “The Bible” and were shocked that Obama is the spawning image of the devil in “The Bible”, played by Moroccan actor, Mehdi Ouzaani. Talk about art imitating life. People are saying this is just a coincidence. I don’t believe in coincidences…
In Hebrew, the name Satan means “the accuser”. And the Bible describes him as the accuser of the brethren or the saints of God in Revelation 12:10, “For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night.” The Devil is sometimes, shockingly, behind a pulpit and spewing forth false gospels as he appears as an angel of light, yet he is the father of lies (2 Cor. 11:14).
UPDATED: Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:55 AM(My original post follows my update)
I’ve been watching “The Bible” and am in awe of its magnificence. It’s very well done, but what I didn’t know is that strange things happened on the set during the filming of “The Bible”. Here is the true account from the producer of the Series, Mark Burnett, of the goings on while filming.
At the end of this article, it states…
“Whether or not you believe these were on-set miracles or just mere coincidences…”
Last Sunday, the first installment of History’s five-part miniseries The Bible beat everything on television with a massive 13.1 million viewers, making it cable’s most-watched entertainment telecast this year.
For producer Mark Burnett, who worked on the ten-hour special with wife Roma Downey, the success of The Bible isn’t all that surprising. “It will be, over the next 40 or 50 years, the most watched thing that Roma and I have ever made,” he told EW, quite confidently, back in January.
At the time, Burnett gushed about shooting the series. “I really believe what I’m going to tell you right now,” he said. “The hand of God was on this…. the edit came together perfectly, the actors came together perfectly, it just comes to life.” But Burnett wasn’t just speaking about how well the practicalities of production had gone. “Weird things happened during filming,” he said. “Everybody would look at each other like, “Whoa.”
Here are a few of the “weird things” he was talking about:
A mighty desert wind “There’s a scene with Jesus and Nicodemus, when Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night. It’s a very still night, not a breath of wind, and we’re on the edge of the Sahara desert in a palm grove in an oasis… Jesus says, ‘The Holy Spirit is like the wind.’ At that moment, a wind, like as if a 747 was taking off, blew his hair, almost blew the set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the desert, and the actors didn’t break — they kept going. And everything stopped. Everyone just looked at everyone like, ‘What just happened?’”
The missing frock “We had hundreds of craftsmen working [on making costumes], and the most important costume was Jesus’ costume. Every time, at the end of the day, the costume’s got to be taken away to be maintained. So when we were doing the baptism scenes, it’s completely immersed in water. During it, a portion of the costume came away. We shot this in a giant reservoir on the edge of the Sahara desert, so we’re never going to find this again. It’s really bad. Every time you lose something, you’ve got five months ahead, and you can’t replicate these costumes. Four days later, a kid showed up from many, many, many miles away, who had been seeking us through the desert to return this to us. He didn’t know what it was why he should seek us, but he felt he had to return it.”
Cobras at the cross “We had a snake wrangler every day on the set. I mean, we’ve got a couple hundred people shooting, and we can’t afford to have people getting bitten by snakes. Every day, this guy would find a snake or maybe two snakes, and remove them. On the day of the crucifixion, a lot of people prayed. The cross was a huge thing. They prayed [for safety], ‘Imagine if this cross fell. The actor playing Jesus could be killed or badly injured.’ The snake man came to work that day — he’d gotten there early on the mountain playing Golgotha, and the bag of snakes [he was carrying] was the biggest bag I’d ever seen. He came to my wife and said, ‘Miss Roma, there were 48 snakes.’ He found 48 cobras and vipers hidden within the rocks around the cross.”
Whether or not you believe these were on-set miracles or just mere coincidences, one thing is certain — The Bible’s ratings are , in fact, pretty divine.
The History Channel has outdone itself with “The Bible”, a new 10-part docudrama mini-series that tells some stories from The Holy Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Sunday’s premier episode shows powerful re-enactments and engaging cinematography that depicts God’s wrath on sin by flooding Earth, Abraham proving his faith in God, and Moses leading the Israelites on their escape from Egypt and delivering the Ten Commandments. “The Bible” Series Intro and Trailer Videos are at the end of this post.
The series was created by Mark Burnett, and co-produced by and co-stars Roma Downey, one of the very few actresses I admire, and who co-starred on the TV show “Touched By An Angel”, an old show from the 90s that I’ve been hooked on since I first watched last year.
The premier 2-hour episode, “In The Beginning / Exodus” starts this Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8-10 PM EST, and continues airing through until Easter Sunday. Here is the scheduled airings for the premier 2-hour episode…
Sunday March 3, 2013 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST
Monday March 4, 2013 12:02 – 2-02 AM EST
8:00 – 9:00 PM EST
Tuesday March 5, 2013 12:02 – 02:02 AM EST
Wednesday March 6, 2013 9:00 – 11:02 PM EST
Thursday March 7, 2013 1:01 – 3:03 AM EST
Sunday March 10, 2013 6:00 – 8:02 PM EST
For airing times in your particular area, please consult…
If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to expand your knowledge of all that is beautiful and good. Why not watch another great movie when you have the time, and watch this full-length story from The Holy Bible…
This religious subject matter is so revered by most of America that Hollywood wants to cash in on it so they’re in the process of working on “Noah” and a movie centering on Pontius Pilate. They’re desperate because the trash they’ve been putting out and calling “movies” isn’t bringing in the money they require so their high-paid pampered pests will show up. Little do they know their brand of subject matter doesn’t hold a candle to the thirst America has for God Almighty and all the goodness He has brought to this great country of ours. Our job as Americans is to make sure that it stays that way…
UPDATED: Friday, February 22, 2013 7:15 PM(My original post follows my update)…
Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln” Movie based on his book of the same title set a viewership record for National Geographic. The Sunday night 2-hour premier averaged 3.4 million viewers (1 million in the 25-54 demo). Now we wait for National Geographic’s next DocuDrama, “Killing Kennedy” and also for Bill O’Reilly’s next book, “Killing Jesus” due out in September of this year…
Killing Lincoln From left, Geraldine Hughes, Billy Campbell and Jesse Johnson (playing John Wilkes Booth) in this docudrama on the National Geographic Channel, Sunday night at 8, Eastern and Pacific times; 7, Central time.
Tonight’s premier of “Killing Lincoln” on the National Geographic Channel (based on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book, co-authored by Martin Dugard) is a riveting account of President Abraham Lincoln’s last days (Happy Belated Birthday, President Lincoln). I am such a big fan of President Abraham Lincoln that I’ll be watching / recording all three President Lincoln-themed movies tonight. In the New York Times’ story, they also mention the other two movies airing tonight as a “Lincoln Trifecta”…
“…for anyone who can’t get enough of the 16th president, on Sunday it will be possible to arrange a Lincoln trifecta, seeing “Lincoln,” Salvador Litvak’s new film; “Saving Lincoln” (about the president’s bodyguard); and “Killing Lincoln” in a single day…”
I have included links to the write-up from the New York Times and also a tepid review from the Los Angeles Times…
“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.”
—William E. Simon
“Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It’s the other way around. They never vote for us.”
Having lived in Liberal Massachusetts all my life, I can tell you I prefer a Conservative Governor as opposed to a Liberal one, and that goes double for presidents. With the Liberal Governor we have now, Deval (“Devil” as I call him) Patrick, we have higher taxes, a high unemployment rate, even though he says it’s below 7%, trust me, it’s not! They’re consistently not counting the people who have just given up looking for work. Our home is now worth a lot less than when we bought it. Romney’s “Rainy Day Fund” is now as dried up as a desert. That’s what happens when you put a Democrat in charge of your money.
We had the pleasure of being governed by Mitt Romney from January 2, 2003 through January 4, 2007, who never collected a paycheck for turning this state around. My husband and I were able to buy our first home, a modest ranch, while he was our governor and while George W. Bush was in office. We were careful to buy what we could afford which is the main reason we still have our home. My husband and I were gainfully employed. Businesses were thriving. Fast forward to today…
First of all, under Obama, my husband has been unemployed more than he’s been employed. I’m a health fanatic and know that your immune system fights diseases and illness so I worked really hard to keep it in great shape. The constant stressors put upon us by the misguided missteps of Obama took a toll on my immune system, and I did blog about the dangers of it on November 29, 2009. My instincts proved to be right on. Unfortunately, the videos are no longer available, but here is my post…
My immune system was so shot that my body couldn’t fight the Invasive Breast Cancer that took three surgeries to rectify. Now, I’m not saying that Obama gave me Invasive Breast Cancer; I’m saying the stressors he imposed upon us was a major factor in lowering our immune systems, which leads to illness and cancers, and that is a fact! Stress does lower your immune system tremendously! When we moved to our new home, Main Street was thriving—today, there are lots of bordered up store fronts where many small businesses have gone out of business. Thank you, Obama, you incompetent fool!
Just like you, I’ll be glad when this election is over for all the obvious reasons, but you need to ask yourself which road you want to go on…
My parents used to listen to a lot of black music when I was a little kid, back when black music was a good thing. I had thoughts of a song my parents used to listen to, and I think this should be Obama’s theme song because it reflects the pathological liar he turned out to be, The Great Pretender-In-Chief. I’m including the words so you can sing along if you’re a Liberal who’s supporting him. The words ring true, especially with many former supporters deserting him for Romney. They probably figure, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em…
Oh-oh, yes I’m the great pretender
Pretending that I’m doing well
My need is such I pretend too much
I’m lonely but no one can tell
Oh-oh, yes I’m the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I’ve played the game but to my real shame
You’ve left me to grieve all alone
Too real is this feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal
Yes, I’m the great pretender
Just laughin’ and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I’m not, you see
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still around
Too real is this feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal
Yes, I’m the great pretender
Just laughin’ and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I’m not, you see
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still around
Obama is still pretending he’s the better person for the job…
Can all you Obama supports say that Obama has good character, or any character, for that matter? Obama’s lack of character couldn’t hold a candle toMitt Romney’s Character. Do you want to vote for Mitt Romney who even before he ran for office, when a business partner’s daughter was missing, shut down his firm, rallied everyone he could to go to New York to pass out pictures of the missing girl and found her within three days with no press involved, no spiking any kind of balls at all or do you want to vote for Obama who disgraced America and our Military by spiking the football about Osama bin Laden and ignoring the pleas for help coming out of Benghazi during a terrorist attack then had the brass balls to rush to New Jersey for a photo op with Governor Chris Christie after Hurricane Sandy and tell Americans that “We will not leave anyone behind” in Sandy’s aftermath?
Last, but certainly not least, here are two videos that you have to watch before you go to the polls tomorrow. I saw these on a site called Voting American that I added to my BlogRoll at the bottom of my site because the site’s owner and I share the same great American values. Please listen to every word…
Do you want to continue juggling your finances and going without to pay for the entitled mass who want something for nothing or do you want a chance to see your kids getting a better life that what you have right now?
A caller named Gina enthused about her journey to see Mitt Romney at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. She said she’d walked for miles to attend, and that it was well worth the effort. At the end of the call, Gina made a generous offer to the next military caller to the show. Her enthusiasm and patriotism is contagious (FREE audio).
Limbaugh called it “one of my favorite facts of all time.” He was talking about Romney’s comeback during the final debate, slamming Obama’s “apology tour” and especially, condemning him for not visiting Israel.
“That got under Obama’s skin,” said Rush approvingly (FREE audio).
Back on the air this week, Michael Savage welcomed listeners old and new, then got straight to the real news of the day.
Savage advised his audience not to be distracted by trivia, like Donald Trump’s latest stunt to try to get Obama to unseal his college records and other documents.
“That’s not relevant,” Savage explained. “What’s relevant is that Obama is our first socialist president,” adding, “That’s what this election is about” (FREE audio).
Savage reiterated that Mitt Romney isn’t as conservative as he would’ve hoped, but that he’d met the presidential contender and believes “he’s a first class guy. A nice guy.”
“You know the difference between Obama voters and Romney voters, don’t you?” Savage quipped. “Obama voters sign the back of the check, and Romney voters sign the front.”
The emerging email evidence seems incontrovertible: President Obama and his cabinet knew very well that the Benghazi embassy attacks had nothing to do with an “anti-Muslim” video. Hannity was outraged.
“This is about lying to the families of dead Americans,” he exclaimed. “This is about losing the first american ambassador we’ve lost in 30 years. Reuters reports that the White House was notified within two hours that an Islamic extremist group has taken responsibility for this incident.”
Hannity reminded listeners that after this terrorist attack, “The president still went on his trip to Las Vegas for a fundraiser” (FREE audio).
Klein’s regular guest, veteran comedian Jackie Mason, joined him as co-host for the full second hour this week.
Aaron Klein investigated the truth about what happened at the Benghazi embassy, constructing a timeline about what the president knew and when. Plus, Klein looks deeper into the Obama’s high-level negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, just one day before the final debate (FREE audio).
Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency egarding new regulations that he says were pushed through without public review or notice.
The Foundation filed a Freedom of Information Act request earlier this year, but the relevant documents have yet to be turned over.
On the air, Levin denounced erstwhile Republican Colin Powell as a “partisan hack” for endorsing Obama this week.
“Get out of my party,” Levin bellowed (FREE audio).
This week, Ingraham welcomed Senate candidates Josh Mandel of Ohio and Tom Smith from Pennsylvania, who are running as Republicans in this year’s all-important race.
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Peter King, R-N.Y., came on to discuss the facts slowly seeping out about the Benghazi terrorist attack. He had no patience for Democrat’s complaints that Romney is “politicizing” the incident.
“What the Obama camp calls politicizing is called fact finding in a democracy,” King reminded Laura and her listeners (FREE audio).
Glenn Beck told listeners he was disappointed in Mitt Romney’s performance in the final debate and was even questioning the value of voting since he seemed to agree with Obama on so many issues.
Nevertheless, Beck appeared at a rally for Romney a few days later and is now musing about whether or not his fellow Mormon is a kind of 21st century George Washington.
I’m sure you’ve heard Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan talking about the $716 Billion that Obama has taken out of Medicare to fund ObamaCare. What you’re probably not aware of is the breakdown of these costs, and what programs are affected. Also not out in the media is the fact that senior citizens will have a very hard time looking for doctors who will take Medicare patients because of ObamaCare. The Democrats have brass balls to state that it’s Paul Ryan who’s “throwing granny off the cliff”. If seniors vote for Obama, that’s exactly what will happen to them. It’s so unfortunate that most people listen to and watch ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC to get their news information. If they watched Fox News, they’d be better informed and protected. Do yourself a favor and watch the unbiased news streaming from Fox News and Fox Business. I’ve had it with the other Left-wing channels. They’re all angry, one-sided views about how much they hate what’s Right, focusing only on what’s wrong or Left. At least with Fox News, you get a balance of both sides, and the truth between the two.
Obama says he’s not cutting $716 from Medicare to fund ObamaCare, but experience has taught me to believe as truth the exact opposite of whatever he says. Even Slick Willy Clinton is stating that “there were no cuts to benefits—none!” He tried to pull another Lewinsky lie, but the facts speak for themselves. They have to lie to senior citizens; they’re trying to get their votes, after all. Here are the stats from National Review Online…
“Both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the president for allegedly robbing Medicare of $716 billion,” former president William Jefferson Clinton told the Democratic National Convention on September 5. “Here’s what really happened. There were no cuts to benefits. None . . . President Obama and the Democrats didn’t weaken Medicare. They strengthened it.”
If Clinton were under oath in Charlotte, this would be called perjury.
Fortunately for him, this was not sworn testimony. President Obama won’t place his hand on the Bible, either, before he addresses an AARP convention in New Orleans today at 11:45 a.m. Eastern, as will GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan 45 minutes later. Obama and Ryan are likely to discuss the controversial question of what, exactly, the Democrats did with Medicare’s finances when they crammed Obamacare down America’s collective throat.
Democrats claim they did not touch it. They then spring to add that, if they did touch it, they didn’t cut benefits. All they did was reduce “overpayments” to avaricious hospitals, doctors, and drug companies.
I would love to pay my local movie theater $10.00 for film tickets, rather than $14.00. That would save me the $4.00 overpayment that they demand. So far, there is no motion-picture benefit in Obamacare. Someday, maybe, Chief Justice John Roberts will find a way to interpret one out of thin air.
Meanwhile, Republicans simply accuse Democrats of stealing $716 billion and pouring in it into Obamacare.
Democrats will find it difficult to refute the below chart by Heritage Foundation research assistant Alyene Senger. It very clearly shows the $716 billion that Democrats swiped and delineates exactly from where in Medicare they stole it. This is as close to a police report of a home burglary as one will find in public policy, a graph is based on irrefutable data from the Congressional Budget Office. Democrats can run but cannot hide from these numbers:
Between 2013 and 2022, ObamaCare swiped:
• $17 billion from hospice service
• $33 billion from all other services
• $39 billion from skilled nursing services
• $66 billion from home health services
• $145 billion from Disproportionate Share Hospital payments to medical centers that treat many low-income patients, plus other Medicare provisions
• $156 billion in payment rates in Medicare Advantage
• $260 billion in hospital services
. . . for a total of $716 billion.
Medicare is a massive, throbbing entitlement. Cutting it in certain places surely makes sense, and modernizing it in many ways is wise and vital. However, President Obama and his co-conspirators in this fraud should have used their meat cleaver to restructure Medicare, rather than use its parts to create a brand-new health-care Frankenstein. Having failed at that, they at least should be honest about these cuts, rather than lie constantly to seniors about “strengthening” Medicare . . .by making it even more wobbly.
It is difficult to provide a precise analogy of what Democrats did to Medicare, but this may come close:
Imagine that someone yanks from your bank account an amount of your savings to equal, say, three months’ worth of home mortgage payments. He then uses that money to cover the rent on some other people’s apartments down the street. He then reassures you that he has strengthened your bank account, since the rent money for those other people would have covered “overpayments” to your greedy landlord who doesn’t deserve all of that money anyway, the rat bastard!
Anyone who pulled such a stunt would be laughed out of town, if not arrested.
Barack Obama should not be arrested for his robbery of $716 billion from Medicare. It will be suffice for him to fly home to Chicago on January 20 amid national peals of laughter.
What happens when you get two people who are vying for the same job—one applies himself and studies really hard about the “company” and the “company’s” needs, while the other one is so sure of himself he doesn’t study about the “company” and the “company’s” needs, attends parties and appears on various TV shows instead?
This happens — news story follows the videos here (in 5 parts)…
Romney energizes campaign with feisty debate performance
Published October 04, 2012
Mitt Romney energized his campaign for president Wednesday night, charging out of his first debate having, by most accounts from both sides of the political spectrum, dominated President Obama in a standoff for which he was evidently well-prepared.
The Republican nominee was quick on his feet, polished and feisty as he repeatedly cut off the moderator and challenged his opponent on the facts. His central argument — that Obama’s economic policies have consigned the middle class to an eroding “status quo.”
Echoing the words of Vice President Biden earlier in the week, Romney said: “Under the president’s policies, middle-income Americans have been buried.”
Liberal pundits and supporters of the president expressed disappointment coming out of the debate, while conservatives were ecstatic.
Romney heads next to the battleground of Virginia on Thursday, while Obama heads to Wisconsin following a rally in the debate-state of Colorado. It’s unclear whether Romney’s performance will move the polls, but he was clearly looking for a race-shaking performance having slipped in recent weeks in several swing-state surveys.
Obama, though, fought Wednesday night to cast Romney as bad for working Americans. He slammed Romney for wanting to turn Medicare into a “voucher” system, repeal the federal health care overhaul and allegedly push a tax cut for top earners.
Each candidate strived throughout the 90-minute debate to appeal to the middle-class voters who likely will decide the election five weeks from now. While Romney accused Obama of pushing “trickle-down government,” Obama accused Romney of wanting to “double down on the top-down policies” that led to the financial crisis.
The debate, which focused exclusively on domestic matters, was heavy on policy details and light on zingers. It was one of three presidential debates set for October and marked Romney’s first opportunity to go toe to toe with the president.
The debate was tense at times, with the candidates standing just feet from each other and often cutting off the moderator, PBS’ Jim Lehrer. Romney appeared to take a consistently more aggressive tone on stage, though the overall tenor of the debate marked a step back from what has become a bitter and nasty campaign in the closing weeks.
Each candidate came armed with studies and stats to bolster his respective position — but the central goal was to broaden their appeal before a national audience hurting for jobs and make the case for why their plans would boost growth.
Obama argued that the issue to consider is not “where we’ve been” but “where we’re going.”
“We’ve begun to fight our way back,” Obama said. He accused Romney of wanting to roll back regulations and implement tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy and reverse those gains.
But Romney, citing the millions who have gone on food stamps and hit the unemployment lines in the last four years, argued that “the status quo is not going to cut it.”
“We know that the path we’re taking is not working. It’s time for a new path,” Romney said.
He said Obama’s push to raise taxes on top earners amounts to a tax on the very small businesses needed for a robust economic recovery.
“You raise taxes and you kill jobs,” Romney said. “I don’t want to kill jobs in this environment.”
On taxes, though, Romney sought to wipe away the caricature that the Obama campaign has been drawing these last two years — of Romney as an out-of-touch millionaire who’s looking to make the rich richer with his tax cut plan.
Obama again argued Wednesday night that the Republican nominee is pushing a $5 trillion tax cut plan that would skew toward the wealthy.
To offset that, Obama claimed, Romney would have to either add to the deficit or raise the burden on the middle class.
“It’s math, it’s arithmetic,” Obama said
Romney, though, insisted the 20 percent across-the-board rate cut he’s pushing is not nearly as sweeping as the president describes.
“I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut,” Romney said. Further, he pledged to hold to his promise that it would be deficit-neutral and not hurt the middle class.
“There’ll be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. I want to underline that — no tax cut that adds to the deficit,” Romney said. He added: “I will not under any circumstance raise taxes on middle-income families.”
Romney addressed his tax plan after saying in an interview that one way to offset the rate cut would be to cap deductions at perhaps $17,000 — and have taxpayers choose what deductions they want to take. The details may have been meant to undercut the Obama campaign’s claims that he has not been specific.
The president, though, repeatedly hammered Romney at the debate for allegedly hiding the details of his plans — from his proposals for implementing tax reform to his plans for replacing “ObamaCare.”
“At some point I think the American people have to ask themselves, is the reason that Gov. Romney is keeping all these plans to replace (the health care law) secret, because they’re too good?” Obama said sarcastically.
Obama adamantly defended the health care law, saying he’s warmed to the term “ObamaCare.” He denied that it was a “takeover” of health care and warned against repealing it as Romney wants to do.
The debate in Denver fell against the backdrop of a sputtering economic recovery and rising U.S. debt. While Romney used these factors to argue Obama does not deserve a second term, the president again made the case that he’s still cleaning up the mess from the prior administration and needs four more years to finish the job.
Romney arguably had the most to gain out of Tuesday’s performance. Though competitive with Obama in national polls, he’s been slipping in key battlegrounds. The debate was a chance for him to close that gap, and potentially benefit simply from being on the same stage as the president.
The two candidates debate next on Oct. 16 and for the last time on Oct. 22. The only vice presidential debate is set for Oct. 11.
Did Romney edge past Obama in the latest polls after last night’s debate? In the Rasmussen story below, you’ll find poll numbers and also an eye-opening Univision video about Obama and the Fast and Furious scandal (click on “Univision” below) and also the racist rants coming from Obama in 2007 (click on “Full Video” below)…
When all the facts about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya are known, Obama’s numbers will go down so low, you’d have to get down on the ground to look at them. In last night’s debate, Romney hit it out of the park, and I’m hoping that substance over self-obsessed style will win out next month…
Rasmussen Polls Show that Presidential Debate Last Night May Put Romney in the Lead
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On Wednesday night, the first presidential debate between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took place in Colorado at the University of Denver. Numerous talking heads on the left and right had been saying that if Mitt Romney did not knock it out of the park last night, he was done. However, Romney was not the only one with a lot on his plate on Wednesday, as Obama and Romney are locked in a battle over several key swing states. Now that the debate is over, both candidates must re-focus on closing the gap.
Despite the fact that President Obama is outspending Mitt Romney on TV ads, the momentum does not appear to be moving his way in certain states. Florida and Virginia both appear to be reversing course. According to a Suffolk poll, a month ago President Obama has a comfortable five point lead in both states, which now has gone down to only two points, well within the margin of error.
The same poll shows Obama’s once commanding lead on foreign policy slipping down, a lead that Romney could eat into further as more facts about the attack on the Libyan Consulate become known. House GOP leaders have begun to investigate the matter, especially after learning that requests by the Libyan consulate for improved security were denied multiple times.
According to Rasmussen, Mitt Romney is now ahead of Obama in North Carolina, 51% to 47%. North Carolina, like Virginia and Florida, is a must-win for Romney. And a recent poll conducted by National Journal showed Mitt Romney once again in the lead with independent voters, 49%to 41% The two are tired overall across the country at 47% each.
That amazing Obamacare everyone is supposed to love? Well, apparently 55% of doctors didn’t get the memo. While the sample for this particular poll is not perfect, it’s a much more accurate representation of the electorate than some more recent atrocities that the mainstream media has tried to feed people.
Buried within each poll is a series of mixed messages that makes it very difficult to see how this election will play out. While President Obama leads with women, Mitt Romney leads with men. Romney continues to hold commanding leads with independents, while Obama continues to receive strong support from the African American and Hispanic communities.
And there are other developments that will no doubt have an impact, even if it is only a small one. Recently, a special broadcast on Univision excoriated President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for the “Fast and Furious” scandal, most notably for the deaths of dozens of individuals in Mexico. On top of that, a video of then-candidate Obama from 2007 has emerged which may change some voters’ minds. While the video was previously released five years ago, the ad-libbed parts of the speech were not. Many people may come to find these remarks about white people and those living in the suburbs to be rather offensive or inflammatory. (Full video appears on the third page of the article.)
Those inside the Obama camp that are hoping that the videos from the past will stop shouldn’t hold their breath. The Daily Caller dropped a second video on Wednesday, this time showing Obama in 2002 attacking wealthier Americans. Obama now has to compete with the same kind of bad press that Romney has been dealing with for months.
The presidential debate last night, combined with this polling data, should have President Obama worried. Romney has worked his way back up to striking distance in just four weeks. Last night’s debate, which has been called for Romney, could tip the balance permanently.