Since opinionated CNN news anchor Lou Dobbs began reporting on a conspiracy theory story that suggested President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States, his ratings have fallen some 15 percent.
In two weeks.
Dobbs began reporting on the Obama birth certificate story — circulated by the hard right — on Wednesday, July 15. In the following two weeks, his Nielsen ratings dived — reducing his overall viewers from an estimated 771,000 to 653,000.
Your move, Dobbs. Make it a good one!
LA Times, by Bill Maher
Never underestimate the ability of a tiny fringe group of losers to ruin everything.
For the last couple of weeks, we’ve all been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of the “birthers” — the far-right goofballs who claim Barack Obama wasn’t really
born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, former Miss California Carrie Prejean.
Which raises the question: Why, in this country, is it always the religious right that won’t take anything on faith?
So far, the reaction from Democrats is to laugh this off, and I understand why. If you seriously believe that President Obama is an African sleeper spy, get out of your chat room and have your house tested for lead.
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Today, July 31st is Hawaiian Flag Day, first declared in 1990 and celebrated that year and every year since.
The eight horizontal stripes represent the eight main islands and the ensign represents the period that the islands were a British Protectorate.
“Reach for the beer that makes friends!” By Mark Fiore!
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The beer meeting between the President, VP, Officer Crowley, and Prof. Gates could not have gone more badly. Simply look at the beer list:
POTUS: Bud Light
Gates: Sam Adams Light
Crowley: Blue Moon
A complete division among the particpants. What can we divine from this? I think it’s pretty obvious that the divisions between the races are as large as ever, as well as the fact that even Vice President Joe Biden has become convinced that Barack Obama is on the verge of tyranny. It’s all written right there. In the beers. And Bud Light? Reeks of elitism. So effete.
These photos show the shadow of the moon over China and the Pacific Ocean during the recent total solar eclipse. The photo on the right was taken one hour after the one on the left.
762: The City of Baghdad is founded.
1729: Baltimore, Maryland is founded.
1863: Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
1945 – World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), killing 883 seamen.
1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.
2003 – In Mexico, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
What happened to you on July 30?
Photo by Zooey
On this date in 1588, the Spanish Armada suffered an ignoble defeat in a prelude to The Battle of Gravelines. Five Spanish capital ships (Galleons) were lost in this initial skirmish. The English did not lose a single ship except for the fire ships that they set adrift amongst the Spanish fleet.
Subsequent naval engagements and inclement weather all but eliminated what was the most powerful naval force ever launched up to that time. By mid-August, England was the most prominent naval power in the world.
I’ll get to see these again tomorrow.. (Read more about The Three Sisters.)
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On Stephen Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” Monday, Stephen reported how Tasers are an effective tool for any law enforcement situation. Well, somehow I don’t think he was serious..
He shows the absurdity of news reporters allowing themselves to be ‘tased’ for dramatic effect.. He points out that Glen Beck should should wait until after he is tased to have facial spasms..
Then he ended with the story of a 72-year-old great-grandmother who was tased for refusing to sign her parking ticket. “Some say the police may may have gone too far..” Ya think?Vodpod videos no longer available.
Antonio Love, age 37, a deaf man with the mental capacity of a 10 year old, was shopping in a dollar store when he began to feel sick to his stomach. He went into the bathroom and sat down in a stall. A report was made to the store management that someone had been in a stall for over an hour — how anyone would know how long he was in there, I don’t know.
The police were summoned, and they called for the person in the stall to come out, and banged on the door. Mr Love was frightened, and tried to hold the door shut, so the police shot pepper spray under the door.