Sorry about the edgy feeling.
Why does your assessment of them not surprise me? Anyone who would call Randi Rhodes polite has lost all sense of reality...or is so completely biased they can't see it any other way.
Very sorry about the edgy feeling.
Ozzie Osbourne has a tv show....so did Rocky the Flying Squirrel. As far as her having an audience, compared to O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity or Beck, she basically doesn't.
But Rachel Maddow and Rocky the Flying Squirrel are witty, and have redeeming social value and are on the side of goodness and light. And Ozzie Osborne — I think — only pretends to be a minion of Satan.
As far as the rest of your comment, it is simply reverting to the finger pointing tactic used so frequently here to avoid talking about the current situation.
You may have missed the part where I said that I didn't think picking on Fox was a good idea, and that I thought that the Administration shouldn't do it. Don't let my agreement get in the way, though.
It is just a defensive move designed to dodge what is happening now. If you feel Obama is right in this Chicago-style "bring it on, jerkwad" approach to a news organization., just say so.
Actually, saying The Administration, and hence the President himself by extension, was wrong in this matter would more or less sidestep the need for any defense, wouldn't it? The administration was wrong. Besides, I think you must be exaggerating at least a little. I can't imagine any President of The United States actually being out of whack enough to say "Bring it One!" in public, no matter what he might think in private.
I you have issues about any alleged mistreatment about Helen Thomas, start a thread on it. If you have issues about mistreatment of reporters with reference to Bush activities in the National Guard, start a thread on it. Otherwise, perhaps you could stick to the current situation....one would hope.
Your comments about this president and this White House and the implication that this is a unique event more or less precludes that, Mike. You have broadened out the range of things yourself, and I am responding to your difficulty in staying focused on this particular issue. Had you not wished to go off on the unique evils and faults of President Obama, nothing would have needed to be said, would it?
thanks for the health concern. I hope YOU feel better.
Thank you for the concern. My physician has had to cut my meds because Blue Cross of California has seen fit to say that the dose I've been taking for several years is not the one that it thinks is appropriate. This has had unpleasant consequences that I would rather not go into here, but I would say that, no, I am not feeling better at all; I am feeling decidedly worse. Thank you for asking, though. I may in fact be feeling edgier than you are. Whether that is to the good or not, I have no idea in the long run. My concern is for the level of pain that you have to deal with. I do not like to see friends in pain. I do not like to see anybody in pains, but people I like, I really don't like to see in pain. This sometimes makes people uncomfortable, my father in law used to get uncomfortable with this sometimes. It is my flaw, and I acknowledge it.
As to jumping on John without provocation, I am sorry you see it that way. I like what John has to say for himself. I respect his thoughts about a number of subjects, though don't always agree with him. His notions about honor have always been particularly moving to me, as are his notions about duty and country — again, I don't always agree, but he puts himself very very well. His reading is almost always well chosen, especially his reading, recently on Stalin, I thought was good, and I think we share an interest on military history, strategy and tactics.
When I don't hear his thoughts, and hear instead the thoughts of some yahoo who, to my mind, isn't fit to shine John's shoes, I get upset. As I said, if I wanted a subscription to The National Review, I'd get one, the same way as I'd get a subscription to the Huffington Post, if I wanted one.
Much as it may upset you to hear it, I actually do hope you're feeling well.
Sincerely, Bob Kaven