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right-wing blogs we like

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  • The Radio Equalizer
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February 20, 2009



Obama Administration Reverses Campaign Position - Vows to Uphold Bush Position on Unlawful Combatants in all Courts at all Times

Obama Administration Vows Chinese Human Rights Issues will be Bump on the Road to Free Trade with China

Obama Administration Issues Report - Gitmo is an Extremely Humane Place


Rodan, you need a little bit of remediation in reading.

Your headline " Obama Administration Issues Report - Gitmo is an Extremely Humane Place"
was actually headed:
"Pentagon concludes detainees treated humanely" and it was about a report issued by the Pentagon FOR President Obama, who still wants to close Gitmo down.

Your headline "Obama Administration Vows Chinese Human Rights Issues will be Bump on the Road to Free Trade with China" actually says "Activists 'shocked' at Clinton stance on China rights" which is no surprise, since her husband first gave China "Most Favored Nation" status for trade purposes, something that was continued by Bushie. Did you complain when we held the Olympics in China last summer? Do you think we should just cut off all trade to the nation that practically owns us now as it is??

And your first headline actually reads "Justice to keep Bush detainees stance" in regards to battlefield detainees held without charges by the United States in Afghanistan who are not entitled to constitutional rights to challenge their detention. It goes on to say:
" In a controversial 5 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court last year ruled that detainees held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay had a right under the constitution to challenge their continued detention. However, the court did not say whether it applied to prisoners in other locations abroad, including Afghanistan.

Five prisoners from Bagram Air Base prison, backed by human rights groups, have gone to court to claim the same rights for those prisoners as the men detained in Guantanamo Bay."

Golly...you should see employment with Drudge. Thanks for playing "Grasping at Straws!!"


1. The Secretary of State is part of the Obama Administration.

2. The Secretary of Defense is part of the Obama Administration.


"Desperate are the long-winded. The more words it takes to defend one's position, the less defensible it must be. The Truth is always simple and never requires rambling explanations." - Seneca


But your version of the headlines were still misleading as to what the articles really said. Paul Harvey would not approve.




The long post is boring and a yawner. As for Hillary Clinton's statement re:China's human rights violations, I don't have a problem with it - she was being diplomatic and will discuss the human rights slant when it is more appropriate. I'm sure that Duff - her big admirer has no problem with it either.


Rodan reads more like Data. Thoughtful, he is not.

Klueless, go read a book.


Statistic: 78% of blog readers consume no more than the first 23 words of a post or comment 90% of the time. (WIRED, June 2008)

Those who write novels are writing for themselves.

Puget Sound

"But your version of the headlines were still misleading as to what the articles really said. Paul Harvey would not approve.

Posted by: sparky | February 20, 2009 at 10:58 PM"

quite agree. and how about this 'rest of the story story' ending that mr. harvey would likely approve -he loves when the self righteous get hoisted by their own pertard- on the lame attempt to smear john gibson (saying gibson compared the AG to a monkey) on the Huff Post with a doctored clip is particularly reprehensible, eh?

try the one who 'speaks authoritatively on radio matters,' aka the radio equalizer, for the story. oh yeah, the daily kos and huffington post have finally retracted their stories. to quote the great Homer 'Doh!'


Puget Sound

anyone seen duffman lately?

Puget Sound

cause if they haven't, all i can say is i hope merci has an airtight alibi...i'm just saying.


Roll in the Radio Fertilizer?


Rodan, I think this quote is more applicable:

The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
-H. L. Mencken

Have a nice weekend, everyone! I am off for a couple of days. Maybe one of them will be sunny..


Ye, where is Duffy?
I don't care about Franken enough to even be close to on topic.
He is just another turd to add to that septic pool that is our federal government. We are so screwed.

Puget Sound

"Roll in the Radio Fertilizer?

Posted by: sparky | February 21, 2009 at 08:44 AM"

okay sparky. i guess misinformation only works in one direction with you. oh well, enjoy the day.


"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

Another quote from Mencken.

Was that great and glorious day Jan 21 2009 Sparky?


Yes, the neo-Marxist liars in the media keep trying to bring down Fox News and any other conservative sources by spreading lies around about anyone affiliated with them - in this case John Gibson, whom to his credit came up with the best nickname so far for Keith Olberman - "bathtub boy".

The Huff Post knew the lie that they ran (they took it in from another leftwing news organization without verifying) had been debunked about what they claimed Gibson said about Holder. I cannot respect an irresponsible news organization like the Huffington Post who doesn't check out their sources (of course that rules out about 80% of the Media) . The leftwing kool aid drinkers who post on this site keep looking like idiots, when they get behind yellow journalism.


You on your way to buy that book yet, klueless? There are lots of libraries around, you know.

Puget Sound

i am thinking that having those three master musicians fake playing that 'special song' is a nice metaphor for this administration.


Nice to have you back, duff. I'd know you anywhere and under any alias. I've been noticing your posts over on SP. Sputs has been a bit more sheepish since his peanut gallery disappeared.

Puget Sound


Where you at? Don't be shy.


I heard Bill Press as he was getting his ass handed to him by Laura Ingrahm about the Fairness Doctrine that Al Frankens AA show was terrible and he couldn't force himself to listen to him.


duff has apparently gone where the subject matter is more of a challenge. He's doing OK on SP - provides a centrist perspective on most topics.

Puget Sound

thanks KS

so duff's been spotted on the other boards? just wanted to make sure he wasn't being 'disappeared' (aka the lockout) or a victim of foul play (merci, just don't be leaving town without letting the authorities know first).

there are some great audio/video clips of Laura Ingrahm tearing Bill Press a new one on this 'fairness doctrine.' I see now where Henry Waxman is also said to be going to be looking to the Internet for a version of same. Yikes!

Jerry Lemieux

It is March 7 and that fungus on the scrotum of decency is still trying to use every means of fraud at his disposal to get into Congress. Hopefully, it is a day that will never occur. Franken is a rash on the anus of intelligence.

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