WHERE DOES STEVE SCALISE GO TO GET HIS REPUTATION BACK?

Rep. Stephen “Steve” Scalise (R-LA), the house majority whip, stands accused of speaking, in 2002, at a conference of EURO, a david duke hate group.  No accusations that Mr. Scalise ever spoke before a similar group, either before or since this one time, have surfaced to date (and I assume his political opponents are looking high and low for them). This has caused at...

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THE YEAR\’S CABLE NEWS RATINGS

In case you wondered how the cable news networks made out in 2014…. ….wonder no more.  Here is the average viewership for Fox News Channel (FNC), CNN, MSNBC and Headline News (HLN), shown by entire day and prime time, both in total and for the key 25 – 54 demographic: Total Day FNC:       Total:  1,052,000 — 25-54\’S: ...

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MARIO CUOMO R.I.P.

What horrible news. Former three-time Governor of New York Mario Cuomo has died today at the age of 82.  The cause was heart failure. Mr. Cuomo, who died just hours after his son, Andrew, was sworn in for his second term as Governor, leaves four other children, including CNN anchor Chris, radiologist Margaret, Maria, Madeline…and Matilda, his wife of over 50...

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LUISE RAINER R.I.P.

Terrible news from the world of entertainment. Luise Rainer, the great German-born actress who became the first actor or actress to win more than one Oscar – and did it in consecutive years, for The Great Ziegfeld in 1936 and The Good Earth in 1937 – died in London on Tuesday, of pneumonia.  Ms. Rainer was just two weeks shy of her 105th birthday. Great...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Not only is this the quote of the day, but – and I know it is January 1st – for sheer humor value this may well be the quote of the year. It comes to us from the New York Times\’s Paul Krugman – an unconditionally leftward columnist, who has certainly amused me in the past.  But this one sets a new standard. Here is how Mr. Krugman characterized himself in an...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: MISINFORMATION & SELECTIVE REPORTING

This one is for anybody who reads the New York Times and thinks he/she is getting an honest, complete, roundup of the news. Here are two reasons you are wrong – just in the past 24 hours: – 1) Yesterday the Times ran a front page story claiming that Republican House Minority Whip, Steve Scalise, “had appeared before a group called the European-American Unity and Rights...

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LAURA JOHNSON: REAPPOINTED BY MAYOR DE BLASIO

I\’m sorry to start the new year with ugly news, but things are as they are. laura Johnson has been reappointed by New York Mayor bill deblasio. If you read this blog, you know that johnson is the New York criminal court judge who released the following two “men” without bail in December:  -devon coley: a career criminal with two pending trials who had...

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BLEARY……

…but more or less awake again. Very nice New Year\’s eve with friends – first at a restaurant and then at a party.  And happy that, so far as I know, the “protesters” who have spent almost 5 months using Michael Brown, then Eric Garner\’s dead bodies as props to agitate for their agendas did not have any impact last night.  Ok, back to politics.

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