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2003-05-01 Fifth Column
Janeane sez "Bend over, put your head in the sand, and put a flag in your ass."
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Posted by ColoradoConservative 2003-05-01 01:27 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1719 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Social justice!? What about putting the kibosh on Saddamn?

Gahro-fall-o, you're the one whose head is in the sand. And is that a communist flag I see…
Posted by KP 2003-05-01 13:54:11||   2003-05-01 13:54:11|| Front Page Top

#2 I figure she's on about minute 14. Don't work too hard on the new sitcom, hon. It'll be a lot of wasted effort.
Posted by tu3031 2003-05-01 14:03:59||   2003-05-01 14:03:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Where's the interview question asking when she's planning to keep her crawling-on-broken-glass-at-the-white-house promise?
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2003-05-01 14:12:50||   2003-05-01 14:12:50|| Front Page Top

#4 So the idiot has a kid. I picture her and her child having a Discussion a few years from now:

Child: "Mom, when you said that there's nothing you could point to in the Bush Administration with pride, did that include his sending troops into Iraq and their RESCUING CHILDREN FROM A CHILDREN'S PRISON?"

Jeneane: "Yes."

Child: "Who's my dad? I think I want to live with him."

Janeane: "It's back in the closet for you, kid. Call a Republican if you get hungry."
Posted by FormerLiberal  2003-05-01 14:14:46||   2003-05-01 14:14:46|| Front Page Top

#5 "Garofalo mentions that she protested Desert Fox, Clinton's 1998 bombing of Iraq. (What did that consist of? Scaline back her political contributions?) "

you're not aware how many lefties disliked Clinton? Howell Raines and the NYT for example. Never forgave him for supporting welfare reform. Farther left they never forgave him for attacking Slobo.

Will Marshall has a good piece in today's WaPo on the need to nominate a "Blair Democrat". I disagree with Marshall in that he includes Kerry with the "Blair Democrats" - I dont think he deserves the honor.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-05-01 14:19:22||   2003-05-01 14:19:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Liberal Hawk:

Hugh Hewitt obviously disagrees with you. Here's what Hugh had to say about the Will Marshall piece in WaPo:

"Will Marshall, also writing in the Post, is the President of the Progressive Policy Institute. Today he is trying to pass John Kerry, John Edwards and Dick Gephardt off as "Blair Democrats." What nonsense. Ask yourself, did any one of these three go out of their way to rally support for the war, to face down members of the Axis of Weasels, or to challenge the bitter, anti-war zealots of their own caucus? No, they simply maneuvered. It is an insult to Tony Blair's leadership in the war to compare it to the wind-blown manueverings of Kerry, Edwards, and Gephardt. The public was watching the war."
Posted by ColoradoConservative 2003-05-01 14:31:35||   2003-05-01 14:31:35|| Front Page Top

#7 "Phil Donahue was working," Huh????????
"but MSNBC took it off for their own right-wing agenda." Huh??????????????????????????
Posted by Mike N. 2003-05-01 14:43:40||   2003-05-01 14:43:40|| Front Page Top

#8 It is alarmingly ironic that the Hollywood Left cries "McCarthyism" at every turn but guess who's strongarming the 1st amendment? Yep - the Hollywood Left, who used their muscle - via the William Morris Agency - to shut down the Boycott Hollywood site. Read on from Instapundit:

"MORE CRUSHING OF DISSENT: The Boycott Hollywood site is being shut down -- by legal muscle from Hollywood. There's a copy of the threat letter on the site. Here's the response:

I can say only this - - the fact that we're being shut down because of the William Morris Agency tells me that we truly touched a raw nerve in someone, somewhere. At the very least, it tells me that our message was recieved by the people that it was intended for. The very fact that we cannot express our opinions regarding the views of these stars/celebs shows me, yet again, the double standard that exists in Follywood.

Yes, if you even criticize these guys they scream "censorship" -- but Hollywood is censoring more speech in America than John Ashcroft has.

I'll also note that there's a lame subject-verb disagreement in the threat letter. Uneducated philistines!"

Posted by ColoradoConservative 2003-05-01 14:55:00||   2003-05-01 14:55:00|| Front Page Top

#9 colorado cons:

Hewitt (whoever he is) is incorrect (if not an actual liar). Edwards made a prowar statement at, i think it was gathering in Iowa - and according to the New Republic reporter (IIRC) he was applauded by only one individual, as the rest sat in stony silence. I cant vouch for any Lieberman statements during the war, (funny how dem presidential candidates didnt get alot of coverage during the war;) but Joe has been rock solid on Iraq longer than dubya. Gephardt is a later convertbut has been solid for months. all three have been villified by the left. Asking if they actually did what Blair did is a red herring - they arent heads of state, they dont have the heft to do what Blair did. Lieberman could have said identical things to what Blair said (and i rather suspect he did) and he wouldnt have been covered, since it would be the act of presidential candidate, not a head of state.

I will not defend Kerry, who as far as I can tell WAS waffling.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-05-01 15:39:27||   2003-05-01 15:39:27|| Front Page Top

#10 minor correction - Blair is of course head of government, Lizzie Windsor remains UK head of state.

point remains the same.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-05-01 15:43:37||   2003-05-01 15:43:37|| Front Page Top

#11 JG is right in one way. Why did she and all the celebs get so much air time and ink in their opposition to the war? As she said, Don't book us if you don't consider us experts.

Here's the answer, JG. Our celeb-driven society is so narcissistic (sp?) that the media/entertainment industry just loves reporting on what media/entertainment personalities are doing and if the story is juicier if a celeb is at the center, then it will be commented on ad nauseum by supporters and detractors. This is one reason I enjoy listening to Drudge on Sunday nights. He really connects the points. EG, How much do you hear in the mainstream media about AOL-Time Warner's $100 billion loss for 2002? Correct me if I'm wrong on that figure. Matt was all over it. Time/CNN sure as hell weren't, but was all over Enron/MCI paltry $3-$6 billion.

Just think about all the "experts" commentating leading up to the war, during and even now. So many of them are the same cast of characters who come on to comment on anything. What about the absolute dearth of Iraqi exiles/refugees interviewed in the mainstream media? I wanted to throw my remote so often when I saw the gray sock sandal crowd here in the Windy City and elsewhere giving their inadequate answers on their opposition to the war. Then constant follow up articles in the Trib on the anxiety of the anti-war crowd and their hurt feelings on people using THEIR first amendment rights pointing out protesters naivite. Hell, we got at least 20,000 Iraqis in the Chicago area and they got so little coverage. I guess they were not just photogenic enough.

Here's a list of people I don't want to see on TV anymore regarding the Middle East/Iraq: Tom Friedman, Michael Kinsley, Youssef Ibrahim, Johnny Apple, JG, Streisand, Walid Phares, Robert Novak, to name a few. Others?

Give me more of: Chris Hitchens, Bernard Lewis, Fouad Al-Ajmi, Khidir Hamza, Richard Holbrooke, Rumsfeld. Others?

Posted by Michael 2003-05-01 15:58:58||   2003-05-01 15:58:58|| Front Page Top

#12 You know maybe I don't watch TV enough. Until she opened her mouth and started to complain, as is her right, I never even knew that she existed. What has she done in her life to jusfify her getting all the attention she's got? Been a stan-up comic? Had a TV show? Just what the F**K am I missing here?
Posted by Someone who did NOT vote for William Proxmire 2003-05-01 16:13:26||   2003-05-01 16:13:26|| Front Page Top

#13 YAWN.... I'd turn the channel or scroll on by, but the people mocking you, Jeaneane, (unlike you) are actually very funny.

You are just the pole in the Polish joke. A sidekick, a prop. Today's headline, tomorrow's bye-bye line.

PC Disclaimer: polish reference for analogy purposes only, no offense intended toward anyone or anything Polish.
Posted by Becky 2003-05-01 21:31:08||   2003-05-01 21:31:08|| Front Page Top

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