Friday, September 3, 2010

A Profile On Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart, once a liberal Westside child of privilege, says he had a series of epiphanies that turned him into a conservative. (Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / August 5, 2010)

Andrew Breitbart: The Man Behind The Sherrod Affair -- L.A. Times

Andrew Breitbart, whose posting of video clips got a Department of Agriculture official fired, was a liberal Westside child of privilege whose political epiphany transformed him into a conservative.

The command center of Andrew Breitbart's growing media empire is a suite of offices on Sawtelle Boulevard in West Los Angeles with the temporary feel of a campaign office. Only the computers seem firmly anchored.

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About That Vanity Fair Story On Sarah Palin

The Truth About That Dishonest Vanity Fair Palin Story, From One Who Was There -- Big Journalism

Remember Vanity Fair (you know–the stale, old magazine that no one buys unless they are on the cover or they are wishing they were, like Joy Behar)? The recent hit piece on Sarah Palin by Michael Joseph Gross reveals that they must be as desperate as the rest of the MSM for sales/ratings, because they have lost all credibility, if they ever had any.

Reading his tripe was excruciating. Some 90% of the hard accusations are attributed to anonymous “sources.” This is billed as a profile piece, not exactly Watergate. You have to do better than attributing everything to an anonymous “Deep Throat.”

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My Comment: The Vanity Fair article can be read here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How Rich Are The Richest Lawmakers

Wealthy Lawmakers Increased Their Riches As U.S. Economy Sputtered In '09 -- The Hill

The wealthiest members of Congress grew richer in 2009 even as the economy struggled to recover from a deep recession.

The 50 wealthiest lawmakers were worth almost $1.4 billion in 2009, about $85.1 million more than 12 months earlier, according to The Hill’s annual review of lawmakers’ financial disclosure forms.

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My Comment: The list of the 50 wealthiest law makers is here.

Even The San Francisco Press Are Dumping On Senator Boxer

Barbara Boxer Spins Fictional Tale About Condi Rice -- SF Gate

Sen. Barbara Boxer came to the Chronicle editorial board today, and I asked her about some controversial remarks she made about then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice not paying "a personal price" in terms of the war in Iraq.

Here is the quote that put Boxer in so much hot water:

Now, the issue is who pays the price, who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, within immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families, and I just want to bring us back to that fact.

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My Comment: When the San Francisco press starts to dump on one of their long time favorite politicians .... you know that there is disarray in the liberal ranks. What is my take, SF Gate is right, and kudos to them for pointing out Sen. Boxer's contradictions.

House Travel Stipends Probed

From The Wall Street Journal:

Congressional investigators are questioning a half-dozen lawmakers for possibly misspending government funds meant to pay for overseas travel, according to people familiar with the matter.

The investigation follows a Wall Street Journal article in March that said lawmakers had used daily cash stipends, meant to cover certain costs of official government travel overseas, to cover expenses that appeared to be unauthorized by House rules. An independent ethics board has referred the matter to the House ethics committee.

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My Comment: Everyone wants to go on a free trip ... including politicians.

Education Secretary Urged His Employees To Attend Sharpton's Rally

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) listens to Chicago Public Schools Chief Arne Duncan during a news conference at the Dodge Renaissance Academy in Chicago December 16, 2008. Obama named on Tuesday Duncan as the next secretary of education. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

From The Washington Examiner:

President Obama's top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall.

"ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and other leaders on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the 'Reclaim the Dream' rally and march," began an internal e-mail sent to more than 4,000 employees of the Department of Education on Wednesday.

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My Comment: Politicization of the Department of Education .... of course not.