Sunday, October 29, 2006

Michigan continues roll toward Hewitt's Buckeyes

As the Trojan's whimper home from Corvallis, OR with teir first loss of the seson to the mighty Beavers of OSU, we all wait with anticipation for the big Michigan/Ohio State game scheduled for November 18th. We all have to prepare for the insufferable Buckeye fans behaving like the Big 10 title is their birth right.

#1 Buckeye Weasel: Hugh Hewitt.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

OC Chronicle heads out for annual retreat.

Our parent company, Innovative Diverse Entertainment Associates, LLC (IDEA)is holding its annual retreat in Palm Desert this week. Topics of discussion include:

1. Expansion of our youth theatre program
2. Creation of our new, LED distribution subsidiary
3. Expansion of our blogging efforts to include multi-media, video blogging, expanded topics, increased contributors and possibly a new location (Townhall???)

We'll be posting from the desert for the next week.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ham Nation Video Blog...

Just discovered Mary Katherine Ham's VideoBlog: Ham Nation.

I've always enjoyed her writing, it's nice to see her flexing her communication muscles... pretty slickly done Ham! "Drums... DRUMS I TELL YOU!"

Stem cell Electioneering

We've all read about or seen the Michael J. Fox campaign ad regarding embryonic stem cell research. He's recently jumped into the hotly contested Maryland senate race where he slams Michael Steele.

Steele's campaign has responded with what must be one of the most brilliant ads I've seen in a long time. Watch it here and then come right back... PROMISE ME!

So... pretty good, right? I'd like to make a point about the Michael J. Fox ad which, I don't think has been made:

Michael J. Fox has accused Michael Steele of wanting to "put limits on the most promising stem cell research." Here, watch it yourself:

Did you catch that? "MOST PROMISING STEM CELL RESEARCH". You know, of course, that Mr. Steele DOES support stem cell research, just not federal funding for EMBRYONIC stem cell research. So, what is Mr. Fox' point when he accuses Mr. Steele of standing in the way of "the most promising stem cell research"? Well, Mr. Fox means EMBRYONIC stem cell research. But, it's curious, he doesn't SAY embryonic, does he? Why not?

You know why not. Because no ordinary American can see Mr. Fox, trembling from his Parkinson's disease, asking for support for the most promising research and feel anything but compassion for him and anger at anyone not willing to pursue "the most promising" research to help find a cure for his disease.

But... what if Mr. Fox said: "Mr. Steele wants to put limits on dissecting five-year-old children, which happens to be the most promising research."???

How about: "Mr. Steele wants to put limits on burning alive furry little kittens, which happens to be the most promising research"???

OK... those are a little extreme... how about: "Mr. Steele would put limits on embryonic stem cell research..."? The fact is, many Americans flinch at that statement, and actually agree with Mr. Steele. And Mr. Fox' disingenuous approach in trying to affect this campaign is a shame and should be noted.

Mr. Steele's response is full of class, dignity and intelligence, and he deserves to be a US Senator.

The Lynn Cheney lie perpetuates...

I was just driving home from the office and heard some guy filling in for Al Rantel on KABC in Los Angeles. He was trying to discuss the Jim Webb book issue (I say trying because, jeez! some of these fill-in radio guys are really not that good... I should give it a try one of these days, seriously) and he threw an off-hand remark like this: "After all, what's the big deal? Lynn Cheney wrote a book that had GRAPHIC LESBIAN SEX SCENES IN IT!"

Oh boy did he have the wrong listener sitting in my car tonight! I immediately called and got on the air with him after the break. I asked him:

"Please, elaborate on the point,"
"What's the name of the book (he couldn't find it)"
"Did you read the graphic passage you are referring to?" (He claimed he read about it in the Washington Post but he had not read any actual passage)

I calmly told him that he is an embarrassment to KABC for just repeating complete unsubstantiated lies that he either picked up from a news source or from a DNC talking point (since this info is on their web site as some kind of excuse and response to the Webb issue).

I also explained that little old me, Joe normal guy, heard about this thing, went to Google, and within 2 minutes had the scene in question right in front of me. WHY COULDN'T HE DO THAT??? Especially before broadcasting this LIE to the LA radio market???


Wolf can't research Dem Talking Points? Dude, google it, will ya?

Welcome Hugh Hewitt listeners/Blog Readers! -While you're here, take a look at my kids... aren't they ADORABLE???

This is the extent of the "Explicit Steamy Lesbian" scene from Lynn Cheney's "Sisters":

The women who embraced in the wagon were Adam and Eve crossing a dark cathedral stage -- no, Eve and Eve, loving one another as they would not be able to once they ate of the fruit and knew themselves as they truly were. She felt curiously moved, curiously envious of them. She had never to this moment thought Eden a particularly attractive paradise, based as it was on naiveté, but she saw that the women in the cart had a passionate, loving intimacy forever closed to her. How strong it made them. What comfort it gave.

It took me all of 2 minutes to find this from a website called "Bella OnLine".

Now if it was that easy for little old me, why couldn't Big Bad Wolf Blitzer do the same before he embarrassed himself in his interview of Mrs. Cheney today?

UPDATE: Here is a link to a pdf which puports to be the full trascript of "Sisters". Given the nature of the webpage referenced above, it is safe to assume that if they could have found a more explicit, lesbian scene, they would have reproduced it.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Fake Foley Blogger Found

Turns out the "Blogger" credited with first publicizing the Foley e-mails was a field operative for HRC (Human Rights Campaign) in Michigan. Read Blog P. I. for more.

The genius who uncovered all of this is a blogger himself and is found at Stop October Surprises!!! (Brilliant)