Wednesday, February 29, 2012Posted by Curmudgette Labels: Journalism, Media, Military, Military-Industrial Complex
So NBC took the time to write a letter that confirms the major elements of Glenn Greenwald's story: They DID have Barry McCaffrey speak on Iran at a recent editorial board meeting. It IS their policy to hear from "leading analysts" like McCaffrey. Nowhere do they even address the central issue raised by Greenwald's piece. McCaffrey has multiple conflicts of interest which were well established by Pulitzer-winning reportage. Yet they conclude that Greenwald's piece was "woefully inaccurate." It would help their case if they could point out a single inaccuracy as opposed to demonstrating how accurate it was.
Greenwald's piece is worth reading for a number of reasons including the images from McCaffrey's powerpoint presentation. Note the use of the flag icon boasting his four star general status. McCaffrey's been retired since 1996. But this creepy influence peddler and war profiteer still expects everyone to stand up and salute. And NBC seems all too willing to do so.
Saturday, February 11, 2012Posted by Curmudgette Labels: Election 2012, Grand Old Party
"Majority rules," he said, dismissing the idea that minorities need protections. "We were born with natural rights. We don't need civil rights. [African-Americans] don't need civil rights. They don't need them. They have inalienable rights granted by God in the Constitution. I mean, I'm discriminated against all the time. I don't care. It doesn't bother me. [I'm discriminated against] because I'm old. I'm too old to get a job as a game show host. They say, well, the guy's 71 and in five years he'll be 76. And I’m a one per center, and I'm absolutely discriminated against as a one per center."
Yes, the age discrimina
So a people who were brought to this country as slaves and faced discrimina
Thursday, February 09, 2012Posted by Curmudgette Labels: Election 2012, Newt Gingrich, Santorum
Far more insulting to Paula Deen than it is to Newt. I can't believe how juvenile this beauty contest has gotten. I'm embarrasse
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Tuesday, February 07, 2012Posted by Curmudgette Labels: Abortion Rights, Feminism
"I openly acknowledg
FLASHBACK: "Well, let me just for the record tell you, Karen did not have anything to do with this decision." ~ Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen Foundation in an interview with Andrea Mitchell
Where I come from, we call that lying.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012Posted by Curmudgette Labels: Corporatocracy, Education
"Teachers need to make the money that they need to make," McGill said, according to the Times-Journal. "If you double a teacher's pay scale, you'll attract people who aren't called to teach ... and these teachers that are called to teach, regardless of the pay scale, they would teach. It's just in them to do. It's the ability that God give 'em."
Exactly. That's why we need to cap CEO pay. People who are called to be CEOs do it for the love of it. You throw mad amounts of money at these people and they start making really bad decisions.
Posted by Curmudgette Labels: Election 2012, Grand Old Party, Newt Gingrich
Like school on Saturday. No class.
Gingrich, in fact, never even congratulated Romney on his win.