Ed Schultz, Laura Ingraham & Morning Joe Irony


The irony is lost on everyone.

There’s Mika Brzezinski, pitching her little book (God love her, really. She manages to stay employed & stay published despite having very little to offer intellectually) called Knowing Your Value (or something very close to that) a tome no doubt oozing with woman-power-affirming-estrogen. Taken on it’s face, it’s a very good thing for the sisterhood. So far all the talk this morning is knowing how to negotiate the terms of your employment with men. I will touch on that important topic before I get to what they haven’t talked about.

Having spent 20 years on the air in major market radio and having negotiated every single one of my contracts by myself, I recall the circumstances of my second to last one – while 6 months pregnant with my first child. I sat across the table with a man who shaved his favorite hockey team logo into the hair on his back. I swear to you I am not making that up. So, I know a little something about staring down testosterone. That negotiation produced my third 33% raise in a row. It helps when you have actual ratings – I was #1 pm drive in what was, at the time, the 4th largest media market in the country. That led to an offer some years later in which I negotiated – in addition to salary – airfare & hotel for my family for an annual vacation. All of this was based on my track record of ratings, performance, & being a solid employee – but most importantly – ratings.

Perhaps sh*tty ratings is what’s given Mika so much trouble in her negotiations, but I digress…

Not a single person on the KNOW, LOVE, & VALUE your ESTROGEN panel this morning took their colleague to task for being a misogynistic pig.

If they had any stones, class, or integrity at allany of them – they would have talked about Ed Schultz calling Laura Ingraham a slut – not once, but twice yesterday.

They should have, if they meant a syllable of what they said, encouraged their employer TO PROTECT THEIR INTEGRITY AS EMPLOYEES OF THE BRAND AND FIRE THE BASTARD.

I’m all for free speech. If this were a first offense, I would accept his apology, endorse his suspension and leave it alone. But this is not the first time he has been utterly, unforgivably abusive of the privilege he has been given by having a broadcast platform. Please note the distinction between the constitutionally protected right of free speech & the privilege of a corporation providing a platform to use it.

The first amendment protects your right to speak, but it does not protect your right to be heard.

Pinky (or another finger) Extended Thusly

It’s so nice to know that the Obamas will be all tucked in nicey-nice in Buckingham Palace for a sleepover on their Excellent Adventure through Europe. They’ll have tea with the Queen, with their pinky extended thusly (Obama didn’t know pinkies had any other use except rings for union thugs or that fingers other than the middle one could be extended. Cultural shock!) then go all snuggy-snug.

How nice.

Meanwhile, King Obama left a post-note to Congress in the form of his overused, previously mentioned middle-finger telling them to f*ck-off, it’s a ‘kinetic military action’ in Libya and he don’t need no stinkin’ constitutional permission from them or anyone else to keep ‘kineticking’ all over the middle-east.

And it’s a good thing there’s nothing going on here in America for him to worry about. It’s not like body parts are literally flying all over the midwest.

Good thing we have President ‘Be My Brother’s Keeper’ in charge, huh?


Can't Send a Boy…

…to do a man’s job. Clearly they let some wet-behind-the-ears newbie edit the reader comments at The Times this morning or somebody had a bad ice cube last night.

I can’t believe they published this comment of mine beneath Elbow-Patch Krugboy’s latest literary fiction.

krug greece

The piece in question is here -> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/opinion/23krugman.html

How Do You Spell "Propaganda"?

Propaganda?  P-r-o-g-r-e-s-s-i-v-e

NEWSBSUTERS -> CNN’s Zakaria Reveals He Advises President Obama On Foreign Policy… But it’s okay because he’s liberal.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2011/05/13/cnns-zakaria-reveals-he-advises-president-obama-foreign-policy#ixzz1MHeFgAp3

…Which is TOTALLY unrelated to this:



But Fox lies! Faux news! Blah, blah, blah… Look, let us have Fox & talk radio. You guys can have EVERY OTHER DAMNED MEDIA OUTLET, PRINT & BROADCAST, okay?

Me not Thee / Thee not Me

Below is a comment I just submitted to another stain on Krugman’s insufferable blog… er… I mean, a comment I just submitted to a post on The Conscience of a Liberal (as if there were such a thing).  If it’s not published there, I wanted to be sure it was published here:

Having it both ways? You know what OTHER VSP’s (very special people) had it both ways? John Maynard Keynes, your hero. Me not thee economics was his m.o. in private. He invested. Carefully & well. Know who else was a me not thee? MARX ferkrissakes. He was sustained by wealth accrued through capitalism, which was available to be FREELY given to him (as opposed to FORCIBLY by taxation) to sit on his a** and screw up the world. The BIGGEST me not thee of today? THE OBAMA FAMILY. If it weren’t for a couple of rich white women who lunch, Obama’s father would never have met Obama’s mother. Because of their rich capitalist husbands’ money, available to them to be FREELY GIVEN, they bankrolled much of Obama Senior’s Excellent Adventure in America. Funny, I don’t recall Obama ever making an example of their philanthropy or THANKING THEM for their generosity in a speech. You’d think he’d have their children to the White House for a photo-op, you know? But why would he? Since he started making BIG money on his book, he’s not given a single friggin’ DIME to his welfare aunt here in Boston who lives 100% off our tax money. Brother’s Keeper? THEE NOT ME!