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Republican Steele’s Trouble Over Abortion Comments Continues

March 22, 2009

A Roman Catholic bishop in Indiana will shun a pro-life banquet if Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele addresses the sold-out event, The Washington Times has learned.

The other honoree at the April 16 Vanderburgh County Right to Life (VCRL) banquet is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and the snub by Bishop Gerald Andrew Gettelfinger of Evansville over Mr. Steele could embarrass Mrs. Palin, a hero to pro-lifers, and reverberate throughout the movement.

By Ralph Hallow
The Washington Times

“At this point, the bishop’s intention is not to attend the dinner he would normally attend,” Paul Leingang, communications director for the diocese and editor of its weekly newspaper, the Message, said. “The bishop has had a conversation with Mr. Steele and has informed [VCRL Executive Director Mary Ellen] Van Dyke that his early decision not to attend still stands.”

Mrs. Palin, an evangelical, is twinned with Mr. Steele, a Roman Catholic, as the featured attractions at the banquet, billed as the biggest such event in the nation and expected to attract more than 4,500 people.

Nor will Bishop Gettelfinger be the only prominent area pro-lifer to shun the banquet over Mr. Steele. Evansville Catholic Charities Director Jim Collins also plans to boycott the gathering, saying he was “shocked” by Mr. Steele’s answers on abortion during a recent interview.

In an interview with GQ, published in the latest issue of the magazine, the reporter asked, “Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?” According to GQ, Mr. Steele said, “Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.” The reporter then said, “You do?” and Mr. Steele said, “Yeah. Absolutely.”

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Obama said to me, “I bowl like a retard”

March 21, 2009

“If you say things like that on Leno, what do you say at home?”

That was the question posed by Hannah Jacobs, an advocate for those with special needs, on the Fox News channel during the 7-8 AM hour on March 21.

“What was he thinking?”

“He was saying, ‘I bowl like a retard,'” Jacobs said.

The reason we have so called “political corerctness” is because pwople want to point out that sometimes what you think and say is who you are: which may cause others some problems.

President Obama didn’t just make a funny joke or a gaffe on Obama the other night: he offended a lot of people who think he also revealed to us who he really is.

“He hurt a lot of American families and a lot of good people,” a reader emailed to us.

We are sure as hell that if Joe Biden said some racial slur, there would be a huge public outcry….

Just a thought…..
“This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world,” Sarah Palin said in a statement released Friday.
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“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”

Palin’s son, Trig, has Down Syndrome.

Related:
American Democracy With Checks and Balances is Broken; Media, Congress Failing

 Psst: Obama; Biden Was Supposed To Be the Gaffe Prone Guy

Obama Fails During Tone-Deaf, Humorless Week: No Progress on Economy, Russia, Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) laughs as he speaks to host ... 
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) laughs as he speaks to host Jay Leno on the NBC late night comedy show “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Burbank, California March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Related from CNN:
“R-Word” Can Be Hurtful
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/0
3/20/obama.special.olympics/index.html

Palin Assassinated by the Media, MSNBC In Particular?

January 9, 2009

David Schuster of MSNBC interviewed John Ziegler, a conservative radio talk show host turned filmmaker on MSNBC on Thursday.

While speaking about the media and Sarah Palin, the filmmaker took on MSNBC as a whole.

“I believe that her character was assassinated, David, and I think this network played an enormous role in that process,” said Ziegler.

Later, Ziegler said: “You’ve clearly seen this through the prejudiced eye of MSNBC, which has had an agenda since the beginning of the campaign, pro Obama, against Palin, it continues today. And it’s very obvious to everybody you’re a joke.”

Shuster responded: “Right, as opposed to the agenda of people like you, to boost Sarah Palin, who is clearly unqualified. Most Americans, 65%, say she’s unqualified. You and your colleagues are trying to circle back and get her ready for 2012.”

Related:
Sarah Palin on Her Press Coverage:
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 “Caroline Kennedy Got Breaks We Didn’t,” You Know?

“Caroline Kennedy Got Breaks We Didn’t,” You Know?

January 8, 2009

Growing up in the White House the daughter of a respected President of the United States just might have its up side…

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By Andy Barr, Politico

Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) believes Caroline Kennedy is getting softer press treatment in her pursuit of the New York Senate seat than Palin did as the GOP vice presidential nominee because of Kennedy’s social class.

“I’ve been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope,” Palin told conservative filmmaker John Ziegler during an interview Monday for his upcoming documentary film, “How Obama Got Elected.” Excerpts from the interview were posted on YouTube Wednesday evening.

“It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as we watch that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy may be.”

Palin said she remains subject to unfair press coverage of her and her family.

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Caroline with her Dad, JFK

“Is it political? Is it sexism?” she asked. “What is it that drives someone to believe the worst and perpetuate the worst in terms of gossip and lies?”

She observed that Katie Couric and Tina Fey have been “capitalizing on” and “exploiting” her.

“I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year and Katie Couric’s ratings have risen,” she said. “And I know that a lot of people are capitalizing on, oh I don’t know, perhaps some exploiting that was done via me, my family, my administration. That’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society.”

Sarah Palin

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Related:
Caroline Kennedy Has “Nothing to Say” (And Says It Badly)

For Obama, Media Can’t Wait, Can’t Criticize

December 17, 2008

Even before he was President of the United States and sitting behind the historic desk in the Oval Office: the media could not wait for Barack Obama to become President —  declaring him an historic man of greatness.

Time Magazine made Barack Obama its “Person of the Year” because he won the election over a very lame John McCain-Sarah Palin team.  And the Obama- Biden election had the help and support of a fawning and completely biased media: the same crowd of groupies now telling us about Obama’s “greatness.”

It’s time to get real, gang.   Obama is no Lincoln, and any man so proudly trying to be someone else raises serious questions.

The media has been so pro-Obama for so long we at Peace and Freedom no longer trust and believe half the fawning articles about the President-elect.  We want to see some critical analysis.

Media has an obligation to dissect.  Coronations and saintood should be bestowed upon monarchs and great people long dead.

Barack Obama is a man of great promise, especially as America faces its toughest economic challenges in decades and a myriad of foreign policy choices lurk.

But the media talks less about promise and more about comparisons to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

We say: too soon.  Hold your horses.  Hope for the best but hope is still only a hope; and one step away from a prayer.

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FDR was the “Man of the Year” and on the cover of Time magazine.  But he was Chief Executive during the greatest economic tragedy of all time and World War II.

Abraham Lincoln
Greatness was perhaps defined by Abraham Lincoln, who delivered one of the best and shortest orations in American history.  But he also freed the slaves and held the union together….

Related:
 Historians say Obama is no Lincoln

Obama And The Press: What’s The Future?

Japan Is Cool: Cracking US Pop Culture Hegemony

December 15, 2008

Just two decades ago, Japan’s image in the world was of an economic juggernaut, challenging America and other industrialized nations with its push for dominance in everything from microchips to supercomputers. Discussion of Japanese culture typically referenced the traditional and offbeat worlds of, say, Kabuki or sumo.

Today, Japan sets the trends in what’s cool. Sarah Palin’s famous glasses came from a Japanese designer. Tokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, with eight of them earning three stars. Even America’s favorite food show, “Iron Chef,” is a Japanese import. Japanese women are pushing the limits of literary pop culture with blogs and cellphone novels. Japanese comics occupy ever-greater shelf space in bookstores, and animé-influenced movies like the “The Dark Knight” and “Spider-Man 3” find huge audiences in the West.

By Amelia Newcomb
Christian Science Monitor

Japan's industrial design supremos are gearing up for a ...
Japan’s industrial design supremos are gearing up for a global offensive with a Paris show introducing the planet to Tokyo’s latest designer concept — “kansei”. Blending traditional crafts with high-tech innovation, the show is next due to travel to the United States and China and highlights the special influence of Japanese culture on its products.  AFP

What all these media share is a nuanced Japanese aesthetic that has infiltrated global sensibilities – a sort of new “soft power” for Japan. In the process, they’re challenging delineations of good and evil from the world’s main purveyor of pop culture, Hollywood, as well as American ideals of the lone action-hero.

“The American 20th-century ideal of the individual superhero is wearing thin,” says Roland Kelts, professor at the University of Tokyo and author of “Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.” “The Japanese model is of self-denial and the sublimation of selfish desires for the sake of group harmony. This is becoming a multipolar world. The desire to be a part of something harmonious rather than the leader of a pack is growing.”

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