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Meet the New Barack Obama!

Words fail to cover it:

Actually, a few words cover it; Some working at the WaPo are blithering idiots!

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The single mother of octuplets born in California last week is seeking $2m (£1.37m) from media interviews and commercial sponsorship to help pay the cost of raising the children.

Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert after it emerged last week that she already had six children before giving birth on Monday. She now has 14 below the age of eight.

Although still confined to an LA hospital bed, she intends to talk to two influential television hosts this week — media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and Diane Sawyer, who presents Good Morning America.

Her family has told agents she needs cash from deals such as nappy sponsorship — she will get through 250 a week in the next few months — and the agents will gauge public reaction to her story.

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Access to a blog and a webcam probably contributed to the on-line suicide of Abraham Biggs Jr, 19, said Dr Jon Shaw, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Biggs, of Pembroke Pines, in Florida, took a lethal mixture of three drugs on Wednesday, then blogged about it while a webcam broadcast his actions, including his death.

“There’s an exhibitionistic quality to this, a strange dance between the suicide and the audience. He’s doing it for the group in a very complicated process we don’t really understand. Would he have carried it out without the audience? Probably not.”

And you know this how “doctor?” Using that logic how do you explain hundreds, if not thousands, of suicides each year that are not witnessed and only discovered after the fact?

Dr Jon Shaw, you’re a nitwit. But hey, you got your name in the paper.

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Well you can’t get too much dumber than this. On the other hand she is, or WAS, a “reporter” for a MSM outlet.

Detroit news radio station WWJ-AM (950) has fired radio personality Karen Dinkins after she wore a Barack Obama T-shirt while covering a presidential rally last weekend.

Dinkins, contacted at her home, said she is surprised about the reaction to her firing after Sunday’s rally at the Detroit Public Library. She said a number of news outlets contacted her after the station let her go on Monday. She said she had worked there for 13 years.

“I was really kind of surprised this is a news story,” she said, adding that she wouldn’t comment further. “I didn’t anticipate it.”

Bet she would be surprised to also learn there is a little thing adhered to by the Society of Professional Journalists called a Code of Ethics that includes this tidbit of information: “Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting. Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context.”

A 13 year career up in smoke all because of an obsession with The ObamaMessiah.

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Screw the APRead the valid and very important reasons to boycott the Associated Press here, and if you desire to have your thoughts heard sign the petition here.

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Fuck PETAAs expected the nutcakes at PETA have jumped on death’s bandwagon.

After the injury to filly Eight Belles in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby and being euthanized on track following her second-place finish PETA spokes-fruitcake Kathy Guillermo claims there should be an investigation of the incident and if needed the jockey suspended.

PETA faxed a letter Sunday to Kentucky’s racing authority claiming the filly was “doubtlessly injured before the finish” and asked that Saez be suspended while Eight Belles’ death is investigated.

“What we really want to know, did he feel anything along the way?” PETA spokeswoman Kathy Guillermo said. “If he didn’t then we can probably blame the fact that they’re allowed to whip the horses mercilessly.”

What us normal people want to know is where do these people come from? Does PETA offer recruiting drives for new members on Mars? Or the more appropriate Uranus!

Do they send “short buses” to mental health units across the nation as part of a yearly membership drive?

Wonder what would happen if the People for the Edible Treatment of Animals let it be known the dead horse would be used to feed 5,000 thousand starving kids in Bangladesh?

Would they applaud the move, or would their heads explode like the liver of a force-fed goose in the production of foie gras?

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The haters, moonbats, anti-Iraq war types and otherwise unstable will go even further batshit nuts when they read this.

“Esteem for US rises in Asia, thanks to Iraq war” via The Australian.

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Miley CyrusWell, that’s one way to celebrate Earth Day, show off your green bra.

Never-mind you’re only 15 years of age.

Wonder what ever happened to the days of a philosophy of keeping her good Christian head on her shoulders? She must have cast that aside about the same time her panty pics made the interwebs.

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Time CoverFurious World War II veterans called for a boycott of one of America’s most influential and respected magazines today over a controversial picture on its front cover.

Next week’s Time magazine cover is based on the famous photograph of marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima during the bloody battle in the Pacific. But artists have replaced the flag with a tree to illustrate an article about global warming. As well as the angry veterans, the image provoked a huge backlash among younger Americans who have been brought up to honour their flag.

Iwo Jim veteran Donald Mates, 81, said: “It’s an absolute disgrace. Whoever did it is going to hell. That’s a mortal sin. God forbid he runs into a Marine that was an Iwo Jima survivor.” Mr Mates was badly wounded and saw his best friend die beside him during the 35-day battle in February and March, 1945. He suffered 30 years of operations to remove all the shrapnel from his body.

Former platoon leader Lt John Wells, 84, said: “We’ll stick a dadgum tree up somebody’s rear if they think that magazine cover is going to cure anything.” Tim Holbert, spokesman for the American Veterans Centre, said: “This photo trivializes the most recognizable moment of one of the bloodiest battles in US history.”
Iwo Jima Flag Raising
Time managing editor Richard Stengel said: “Our story says there needs to be an effort along the lines of preparing for World War II to combat global warming and climate change.”

And “mr.” managing editor, that couldn’t have been done by using another image, one that doesn’t denigrate the sacrifice of tens of thousands, both Japanese and Americans, that lost their lives in the bloodiest battle of the Pacific Theater?

Joe Rosenthal photographed five Marines, Ira Hayes, Mike Strank, Franklin Sousley, Rene Gagnon, Harlon Block, and a U.S. Navy corpsman, John Bradley, raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi. The photograph records what was actually the second flag-raising on the mountain, which took place on the fifth day of the 35-day battle. The picture became the iconic image of the battle and some claim it to be the most reproduced photograph of all time.

“mr. managing editor” of time magazine (lower case intentional) take a good look at it and tell me which is more important. It DAMN sure isn’t praying at the altar of The Goracle sipping his Kool-Aid of Inconvenient Bullshit.

MorganWrites notes Stengel also appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on April 17 where, no surprise, he displayed what a blithering idiot he is:

“I think since I’ve been back at the magazine, I have felt that one of the things that’s needed in journalism is that you have to have a point of view about things,” Stengel said. “You can’t always just say ‘on the one hand, on the other’ and you decide. People trust us to make decisions. We’re experts in what we do. So I thought, you know what, if we really feel strongly about something let’s just say so.”

Um no, asshat. Time is, or I should say was, a news magazine.

News, as in reporting of it without bias or preconceived notions by its writers or any other member of the editorial staff.

And these fuckwits wonder why circulation of all the legacy media outlets are tanking.

If you possess Photoshop mad skills and have a desire to counter what these jack holes have done this is the place for any images you may produce.

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Nothing like a blatant ratings grab huh “Dr.” Phil (Or the more appropriately named, Dr. Fame whore):

Employees of the “Dr. Phil” television show posted bail for a central Florida teenager jailed for taking part in a videotaped beating of another teen, a spokeswoman for the show’s host confirmed Saturday.

Staff members of the talk show helped Mercades Nichols — one of eight teens facing charges in the case — post bond this weekend, “Dr. Phil” McGraw’s spokeswoman Terri Corigliano said in an e-mail.

Only two of the teens remained jailed late Saturday night, Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Scott Wilder said.

Gee, why didn’t all of them get a taste of “Dr.” Phil’s generosity? Could it be because Mercades Nichols by all accounts has been ID’d as the ring leader of this merry band of asswipes and would garner larger ratings?

MeThinks so, and also that this asshat needs his license to practice whatever it is he practices pulled in all 50 states. He’s nothing more than a Jerry Springer with a sheepskin, and the speedskin was probably purchased from a diploma factory.

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