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Biggest Gaffe Ever At MSNBC?


Lindsay Lohan

In the words of of Belle Carroca (Lanie Kazan) in the film classic, My Favorite Year, "This I did not even know."

And I'm willing to bet, MSNBC didn't know it either.

Joy Reid needed smelling salts after collapsing on stage hearing this. Reports are that she's fully recovered and won't miss any additional work at MSNBC.

MSNBC Fact checkers? Can you please clean up the mess in front of the White House lawn. Her name is Chris Jansing and she needs some schooling. Oh, and a washcloth to remove the egg from her face.

It seems the mush-headed thinking reporter, Jansing (who must have taken too much of her medication before going on air) claims she was talking about the President's father, not the President.

But if you hear her go on, she's absolutely talking about the President as she refers to his election and his expectations he'd do great things for Africa after his election sure make this reporter look awfully unprepared and quite ignorant.

The President's Kenyan father was never elected to anything as far as anyone fact checking can find. Quite a gaffe from a woman who will most certainly be the laughing stock of MSNBC for years to come. Her next assignment will probably be getting someone coffee at the news outlet, not reporting from the White House.


Video- On CNN, Ann Coulter Defends Rafael Cruz's "Send Him Back To Kenya" Comments


What a classy gal. Via MM.


Audio- Ted Cruz's Dad Suggests Obama Is A Muslim


Man, this dud does not deserve a platform. If I wanted to hear this shit, I'd just go hang out on Calle Ocho and lose at dominoes. Something about the acorn and tree. Via.


Michael Steele Yourself Away



Michael Steele isn't one of my favorites, but when he hits it out of the park, he deserves the "Back,back, back... it's gone!" shout. Good for you, Michael. Now what are you going to do about it?

He's rightfully riled because Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican, told a town hall filled with constituents that he could have the votes to impeach the president “tomorrow” in the House, but it would die in the Senate.

It's nice to see Steele, the usually biased but level headed former RNC chairman put partisanship away and face reality. When he isn't playing a Republican on TV, he's just a regular guy and he's not only quite likable but also very intelligent. And he can be a pleasure sometimes to listen to.

That makes him a minority (in more than one way) in his party. And with his eyes on an elected office from Maryland, it'll be interesting to see if he uses his pulpit for more than just talk. Let's see if he gets through to his party better than his heir, Reince Priebus.


Run Donald, Run


Donald Trump

As a general rule, there're few fates worse than death -- living under a republican rule in time of national financial crisis would rank up there. One step that could make it even worse would be living under republican rule with The Donald as The Boss. C'mon, just think about it. Mr. "You're Fired" would no only be ridiculous, but destructive. Here's a man who can't give a straight answer to a simple question, but rather lives by deflection. He goes bankrupt but deflects that with suing actress/host/comedienne Rosie O'Donnell for bringing it up -- of course drawing even more attention to the The Donald's checkered financial past. For the record, Forbes reports Trump or his holding companies have filed for bankruptcy protection four times: 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009.

But how awful it must be, yes, even worse than death, to live in the infamy of going from top of the world (Trump Towers) to being a panhandler on the street in rough times. A run for the presidency has it's risks, especially when you're pledging to put up your entire personal fortune.

There's no crime, BTW, in filing for bankruptcy. Many people have done so and recovered nicely. There shouldn't be a negative stigma attached, especially when you resurface from that protection and do so strongly. Among those who filed and were protected under this law according to CNN, were Henry Ford (1901), Walt Disney (1923), Milton Hershey (Candy bar guy)(1882), H.J. Heinz (ketchup)(1875), P.T. Barnum (1855).

Abe Lincoln

As for how it should affect you in presidential aspirations? It's certainly not a stigma that has destroyed everyone who sought the highest office of our land. We've have had four presidents who filed for protection. Among them are Thomas Jefferson (several times) William McKinley (just three years before his election), U.S. Grant and the ol' honest man himself, Abe Lincoln.

So precedent is there. And now with the recent announcement that Donald Trump might be willing to put up his wealth for a run makes me wonder, has anyone gone bankrupt by running -- lost everything? If anyone could, it would be DT.

How full of himself is he? He's crazy. The bats##T kind. He may even be clinically a paranoid schizophrenic. Look at this definition of what I'm talking about:

Paranoid schizophrenia  is a  mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by a deficit of typical emotional responses.[1] Common symptoms include auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction.

Judge now, lest we be judged. But I'm just sayin'...

Listen to this recent interview and draw your own conclusions:

So getting back to the opening point of this essay, fates worse than death. Being under the rule of a crazy person's authority has got to be worse. And Trump could be that guy. So could Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or Rick Santurum, but they're a different kind of crazy. Trump's clinically nuts. And how does bankruptcy enter into all of this?

The Donald needs conservator-ship. He needs to be protected from himself. If he's encouraged, even in the least to run for president, he'll lose. That's hard to take, just ask Al Gore, Bob Dole, Mitt Romney. They disappeared, but they still had money. Trump will go bankrupt again -- for a fifth time. No one can be expected to recover from that. Who will trust this birther with delusions of grandeur?

Trump Tower

With five bankruptcies to his name, not even Trump Tower would allow him to qualify for employment as their doorman, as they have strict Trump Industries screening rules as to who can be trusted to open the door there for visitors. So Donald, think long and hard. Would you rather say "You're fired," or would you rather be saying "Good day, welcome to my former home?"


Bonus Cartoon of the Day- 2012 Turkey of the Year




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