Daily Archives: March 8, 2011

Harry Reid’s Quest to Save the Cowboy Poetry Festival

Calling proposed Republican budget cuts  “mean-spirited,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the floor of the Senate to defend an important part of American culture that could lose federal funding if Republicans have their way.

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, held in Elko, Nevada since 1985, brings in thousands of performers, artists and poets for the week-long festival. The U.S. Senate passed a resolution in 2000 honoring the event.

Yes, Reid is defending cowboys who like poetry (or is it poets who like dressing up as cowboys?).  I’m sure there is a Brokeback Mountain joke in there somewhere…

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Enema Man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog

The co-chairs of President Obama’s debt commission were on “Your World w/ Neil Cavuto” yesterday, and one of those men, Alan Simpson, proved himself to be either freaking hilarious or seriously out-of-touch with modern pop culture.  Mediaite’s Mark Joyella explains what went down:

Out of left field, it’s Alan Simpson with the best clip you’ll see all day. The former Wyoming senator and current co-chairman of President Obama’s deficit commission was on Fox News Monday night, talking about the elderly and Social Security, but he made an epic turn midstream, and ended up on the grandkids and their pop culture. Now don’t be fooled by Simpson’s age and think he’s not fully tapped in to what the kids are listening to. He gets it. Oh, how it gets it. He knows “they’re walking on their pants with the cap on backwards listening to the enema man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg.”

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Great Afghanistan Reporting From Bret Baier and Jennifer Griffin

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier traveled to Afghanistan to shine a light on the war and U.S. Middle East policy.  Pentagon Correspondent Jennifer Griffin also traveled to the region along with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  Both Baier and Griffin did a great job of reporting on the situation there.  Videos are after the jump. Continue reading

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Hooray! Federal Government Sets a Record!

Oh, wait.  I don’t think this is a good kind of record:

The federal government posted its largest monthly deficit in history in February, a $223 billion shortfall that put a sharp point on the current fight on Capitol Hill about how deeply to cut this year’s spending.

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NPR Executives Gone Wild

NPR executives Ron Shiller and Betsy Liley have been caught on tape savaging conservatives and praising liberals.  Although this is not surprising to me, especially since NPR is a left-wing hack organization, I’m outraged that an elitist snobbish is still being propped up by taxpayers.  The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle has more details:

A man who appears to be a National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement.

“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move,” declared Schiller, who runs NPR’s foundation.

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