Archive for June 3rd, 2009
A screencap of KTLA Anchor/Reporter Lu Parker reporting last Sunday of Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosaâ€™s prospects for a 2010 run for California Governor
And, to whom?
After all, KTLA anchor/reporter has been removed from the local political beat which according to some journalists was not so much in any case.
Not that this is much of a demand, as it seems Ms. Parker — a former Miss South Carolina, a former Miss USA, a former model, actress, “avid golfer” and amateur skeet-shooter has petty much spent all of her adult life recusing herself from reporting seriously on anything. I base this harsh judgment on her official station bio and not from any personal knowledge.
Let’s get real folks. She’s a great-looking, emmy-winning READER of news and I congratulate my friend the Mayor for his fine taste in fine-looking women. But what’s the big ethical issue here? I, for one, am absolutely confident that Ms. Parker has never done any real reporting on the Mayor and never will. She very well migh read or introduce the stories that others do on him, but that’s about it.
And, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was recently re-elected to another four year term, apparently will not run for California Governor next year and is getting divorced anyway.
Sounds like Mayor Villaraigosa is yesterday’s news.
The pattern is interesting. You know, the dark-haired, beauty queen, local news reporter, TV personality – just like the last one, Mirthala Salinas.
Maybe Steve Lopez is right.
This entire matter is MOST important to Ms. Parker.
Lu, have that lunch with Mirthala.
KTLA Reporter Lu Parker Removed From Local Politics Beat – Dating Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Another Television Reporter Girlfriend, Lu Parker, for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?
Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: The Mayorâ€™s â€œOTHER WOMANâ€ Mirthala Salinas Moves On
Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Affair with Mirthala Salinas Is OVER
Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Mirthala Salinas Resigns from Telemundo
Antonio Villaraigosa Watch: Mirthala Salinas Transferred to Riverside
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President Barack Huissein Obama now on a tour to woo the Muslim World
touting his Muslim roots.
It is important to note that “if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world”.
So says President Barack Obama. Or I should say: Barack Hussein Obama.
That’s right: Barack Hussein Obama. Say it proud. Say it out loud. The middle moniker that dared not speak its name during the election campaign is now front and centre of the US president’s attempt to woo the Muslim world, the theme of his visits to Riyadh on Wednesday and Cairo on Thursday.
Petrified of the potential political fallout of being branded a Muslim, Candidate Obama – a practicing Christian – never used the name “Hussein” and its use was frowned upon as a forbidden code for the nutty accusation that he was some kind of Islamic Manchurian candidate.
No more. To say Barack Hussein Obama - BHO for short – now appears to be the height of political correctness.
As I argue in this analysis for the Telegraph dead tree edition, Obama is seeking to return to a Middle East policy based on realism - buttressed by the bona fides of his own multi-cultural (including Muslim) background.
Interesting, particularly since during last year’s campaign when the Obama operatives would wail like a stuck pig whenever a mention was made of Obama’s Muslim heritage.
Given widespread unease and prejudice against Muslims among Americans, especially in the wake of 9/11, the Obama campaign was perhaps understandably very sensitive during the primaries and general election to downplay the candidate’s Muslim roots.
The candidate was even offended when referred to by his initials ”BHO,” because he considered the use of his middle name, “Hussein,” an attempt to frighten voters.
With insane rumors suggesting he was some sort of Muslim Manchurian candidate, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his campaign did everything they could to emphasize his Christianity and de-emphasize the fact that his father, Barack Obama Sr., was born Muslim.
Who said Barack Hussein Obama was NOT politically expedient? I mean, after all, his statements come with an expiration date and why can’t his background and heritage. You know be turned on and off like a spigot.
So, can we call Obama a “JACK” Muslim or just a convenient one?
And, is America now a MUSLIM nation? Or, One of the Largest Muslim Countries in the World?
NO - not according to the numbers despite what President BHO says.
With an estimated 5 million to 8 million Muslims, obviously he does not mean by percentage; Muslims are less than 3% of the U.S. population.
By sheer number, the United States is far behind Indonesia (213 million), Pakistan (156 million), Bangladesh (127 million) and so on. At least 23 nations have more Muslims.
The USA in fact has less than 1% of the worldâ€™s Muslim population of an estimated 1 billion people.
There goes that political expedience again but the statement will expire anyway when MSNBC mentions the fact he is mistaken/LYING.
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Day By Day by Chris Muir
likes to demonize CONSERVATIVES
because it is easier than winning policy/issue arguments. Andrew Sullivan, a “supposed” conservative from the LEFT has this modus operandi as his notorious trademark.
Chris, most rationale pundits have learned t o ignore him.
Now, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the “wise” Latina is another matter. While I continue to maintain she will be confirmed, Sotomayor will have some tough questions to answer after Labor Day on racial preferences and her suitability for the Supreme Court.
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If sharks stop swimming, they sink and drown. President Obama seems to view his health-care program the same way. "If we don't get it done this year," he said in a recent pep talk to supporters, "we're not going to get it done." Well, why? If laying "a new foundation" for 18% of the economy really is as important as the President claims it is, then surely it could withstand more than fleeting inspection.
Instead, Democrats are trying to rush the largest entitlement expansion since LBJ into law with a truncated debate and as little public scrutiny as possible. At this point all they've released are the vaguest "policy options," not concrete specifics. Yet the Senate plans to begin marking up legislation next week, maybe hold a hearing or two, then have something to the floor by the end of the month, votes by the August recess and a bill to the Oval Office by Thanksgiving. On the seventh day, they will rest. Mr. Obama had 24 Senate Democrats over for a White House chat yesterday to driv
Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that the crew over at the Daily Kos was fretting about how conservatives as a whole are equally as complicit in the murder of George Tiller as the shooter himself? And of the details being reported to better understand the background of the actual killer, Scott Roeder, doesn't one major detail involve the posts that he left on anti-abortion Web sites?
With that in mind, how concerned should we be with a blog post that fantasizes about the death of conservative columnist Michelle Malkin?
Nadya Suleman says multi-mom and reality TV star Kate Gosselin should stop judging the "Octomom" and deal with her own faltering marriage.
"It's done. I've moved past my 'mistake,'" Suleman â€” framing the word "mistake" with finger quotemarks â€” said in a video posted Tuesday on the Web site www.radaronline.com.
"She has her own obvious issues, internal issues, and she needs to stop partially making judgments towards me. She doesn't even know me," Suleman said of Gosselin.
"That's human nature. Tends to happen to people who are less educated," Suleman added. "I surround myself internally and externally with positive energy. She does the opposite."
"Kate's certainly not going to react to that," Laurie Goldberg, a spokeswoman for TLC, the cable TV network that runs Gosselin's show "Jon & Kate Plus 8," said Tuesday. "The octomom can say whatever she wants."
The other day we heard a comment from a White House aide that never would have been uttered during the primaries or general election campaign.
During a conference call in preparation for President Obama's trip to Cairo, Egypt, where he will address the Muslim world, deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said "the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to — or before he's been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world — you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father — obviously Muslim Americans (are) a key part of Illinois and Chicago."
Several years ago, when Senate Democrats were using filibusters to block confirmation votes on several of President George W. Bushâ€™s appeals court nominees, some conservatives decried the tactic as unconstitutional.
But now, a coalition of conservative group leaders and opinion leaders has signed a letter calling on Senate Republicans to filibuster President Obamaâ€™s Supreme Court choice, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. A draft the letter was obtained by The New York Times.
â€œWe request that you will lead 40 or more senators to participate in a great debate that highlights all the issues that come to the fore with a Supreme Court nomination,â€ says the letter, addressed to Senator Mitch McConnell, the minority leader from Kentucky.
The conservatives say their intent is not to kill the nomination, as Democrats used the tactic, but rather to provide for lengthier debate on its merits.
Democrats Want Specter to Face Primary
A new Susquehanna Polling and Research survey in Pennsylvania finds Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) leads Pat Toomey (R) by a 46% to 37% margin with 13% undecided.
However, by a 63% to 28% margin, Pennsylvania Democrats think Specter should face a primary challenge in 2010 in order to secure the nomination. This suggests most Democrats want Specter to earn his rightful place as the Democratic nominee despite comments by top Democratic Party officials and leaders.
A Muslim man accused of killing a soldier in a "political and religious" attack on a military recruiting center in Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge.
Abdulhakim (ahb-DOOL hah-KEEM) Muhammad was ordered held without bail at a hearing Tuesday in Little Rock.
He is charged in Monday's death of 23-year-old William Long outside an Army-Navy Career Center in Little Rock.
A prosecutor said Muhammad admitted shooting Long and another soldier "because of what they had done to Muslims in the past."
Long and soldier Quinton Ezeagwula had recently completed basic training and had never seen combat.
Police Chief Stuart Thomas said Muhammad was a convert to Islam and not part of a broader scheme to attack the American military.
His wife is now Obamaâ€™s secretary of state, but Obama had some tough words for the actions of former President Bill Clinton during the campaign.
â€œWe had to figure out how to deal with a former president who was just lying, engaging in bald-faced lies,â€ Obama explained to Wolffe.
When the then-candidate was asked if Clinton got in his head, he replied: â€œYes, but I got into his.â€
Later, when considering who to name as his running mate, Obama told aides that if Hillary Clinton would help politically she ought to be considered.
â€œBut Iâ€™m concerned about Bill Clinton being a loose cannon,â€ Obama said, according to Wolffe.
Tonight's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 (filmed in March before Us Weekly broke the news of their marital troubles) showed Kate Gosselin spending her 34th birthday with just her kids.
Where was her husband Jon?
"I went out to Utah for, like, five days," he says. "I just wanted to get back out there and ride with my friends. It just happened to fall on Kate's birthday."
Check out photos of Jon and his mistress.
Not shown on camera: Deanna Hummel, the 23-year-old teacher with whom Jon had a three-month affair. A source confirmed to Us Weekly they were together at a Spring Gruv party at The Canyon in Utah on Kate's March 28 birthday.