People’s Court Clash: “Call me Dr. Not ‘Honey'”

When I saw this on tv the first time I wasn’t sure which side I agreed with initially. Also, Kimmel doesn’t show that when the Dr exited the court room, he immediately lightened up in the post courtroom interview segment and said how it was all about having fun and he’s glad he came.

Tucker Carlson shows off his dance moves

Tucker and Willie show off their before show prep which involves some dance moves that should be outlawed in a few states.

Actually, I think this is fun and entirely for reasons that I think future readers looking back on this commentary won’t understand. At the time of this writing, this isnt something that exists anywhere in news related commentary broadcasts. It’s a depiction of levity that the culture and ubiquity of such broadcasting from podcasts to internet shows and more and more shows on cable is making more common. But at this time it is unique to see a host goof it up at the end of their segment on cable news. I like it. and I find it historically worthy of note.

Zell Miller vs Alan Keyes

Good: (D) Zell Miller

For anyone who doesn’t know who Zell Miller is – he’s a Democratic senator from Georgia who’s the head of “Democrats for Bush”. He’s the first guy in history to deliver the keynote speech at both a democratic and republican convention. In 92 he made quite a powerful speech for Bill Clinton and against Bush the elder and the Republicans with the theme that “they just don’t get it” and why America needed Bill in office. In August 04 he delivered an equally rousing speech for Dubya (must have been an awkward moment seeing the first Bush at the convention) with pretty much the theme of “they just don’t get it”, only this time he’s criticizing his own party. Miller says he was born a democrat and will die a democrat and will not switch his registration just because he’s voting for and supports president Bush & his policies on the war on terror.

Zell: “Media are trying to paint me as an angry nut”…

He wasn’t an angry nut. He was firm and just wore kindov a scowl through his delivery. Wutcha’ll think? I think it was one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard, ever.


Part 2:

> BAD: (R) Alan Keyes

Posted in the hawt-links below – Alan Keyes. The Republican nominee for senate in Illinois is quite the wacko.


Future Vice President and then President, Barack Obama said this amusing slam to/about Keyes:

I don’t think it’s unfair to base who a religious figure like Jesus might favor in a political election, but Keye’s answer her is not even close to the right way of going about it.

Update: Figured I’d post this too cuz it’s interesting. I wanted to add an example of him being crazy-bananas over something so naturally I searched for his positions on homosexuality. This clip isn’t crazy-bananas. I disagree with the opinion and think the non-opinion claim is probably factually wrong, but its not as nuttyfruitcakes as I expected so whatever. I’m including it. Don’t take that as me walking back anything about his sanity.

More info about the Columbine Losers / murderers

Via CNN:

School shooters tend to act impulsively and attack the targets of their rage: students and faculty. But Harris and Klebold planned for a year and dreamed much bigger. The school served as means to a grander end, to terrorize the entire nation by attacking a symbol of American life. Their slaughter was aimed at students and teachers, but it was not motivated by resentment of them in particular. Students and teachers were just convenient quarry, what Timothy McVeigh described as “collateral damage.”

The killers, in fact, laughed at petty school shooters. They bragged about dwarfing the carnage of the Oklahoma City bombing and originally scheduled their bloody performance for its anniversary. Klebold boasted on video about inflicting “the most deaths in U.S. history.” Columbine was intended not primarily as a shooting at all, but as a bombing on a massive scale. If they hadn’t been so bad at wiring the timers, the propane bombs they set in the cafeteria would have wiped out 600 people. After those bombs went off, they planned to gun down fleeing survivors. An explosive third act would follow, when their cars, packed with still more bombs, would rip through still more crowds, presumably of survivors, rescue workers, and reporters. The climax would be captured on live television. It wasn’t just “fame” they were after—Agent Fuselier bristles at that trivializing term—they were gunning for devastating infamy on the historical scale of an Attila the Hun. Their vision was to create a nightmare so devastating and apocalyptic that the entire world would shudder at their power.

Harris and Klebold would have been dismayed that Columbine was dubbed the “worst school shooting in American history.” They set their sights on eclipsing the world’s greatest mass murderers, but the media never saw past the choice of venue. The school setting drove analysis in precisely the wrong direction.

Fuselier and Ochberg say that if you want to understand “the killers,” quit asking what drove them. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were radically different individuals, with vastly different motives and opposite mental conditions. Klebold is easier to comprehend, a more familiar type. He was hotheaded, but depressive and suicidal. He blamed himself for his problems.

Harris is the challenge. He was sweet-faced and well-spoken. Adults, and even some other kids, described him as “nice.” But Harris was cold, calculating, and homicidal. “Klebold was hurting inside while Harris wanted to hurt people,” Fuselier says. Harris was not merely a troubled kid, the psychiatrists say, he was a psychopath.