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Video- Fox & Friends Slams President Obama’s SOTU Agenda: ‘Is There Anybody Else In The Dem Party Except’ Him?

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It's amazing how they can hear a completely different speech. Via.

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2010 AUDIO: President of Ireland kicks right wing radio host's arse

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Via AnnetteK at DKos who tells us that this amazing rant was recorded in 2010, but was only recently posted on YouTube. Transcript here:

You’re about as late arrival in Irish politics as Sarah Palin is in American politics, and both of you have the same tactic. The tactic is to get a large crowd, whip them up, try and discover what is the greatest fear, work on that, and feed it right back and you get a frenzy, and that leads you in time, then, to when you have in fact maybe one of the most gifted Presidents elected – though I happen not to agree with all his foreign policy – but you know, you regard, for example, someone who happens to have been a professor at Harvard as somehow [?] handicapped. You don’t find anything wrong with all this Tea Party ignorance that been brought all around the United States, which is regularly insulting people who have been democratically elected.

The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, kicks Michael Graham's (US right wing radio host) arse.

Sarah Palin slam-- Check.

Right wing fear mongering-- Check.

Gifted president-- Check.

Education is good-- Check.

Tea Party ignorance-- Check.

Decent, generous Americans-- Check.

War mongering foreign policies-- Check.

Building peace = anti-Semitism and martyring Jews: Idiotic-- Check.

Nailing wingnuttery masterfully-- Check.

Be proud to be "a decent American instead of a wanker whipping up fear"-- Check, check, and mate!

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Audio Meme Alert- Barack Obama Ignores D-Day Anniversary: Goes to Theatre Party Instead

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That my friends is the headline from some winger site called "Gateway Pundit" (not gonna link). I saw this early this am and wondered how long before the meme hit the mainstream. See above, that would be from the first hour of Beck's radio show. Then I wondered how long until Media Matters debunked it? Within an hour of Beck's bs. Unlike most other winger sites, Media Matters actually has links and evidence to prove what it says. I know. Another one to add to the Without Precedent -- Except For All The Other Times list.

Obama commemorations similar to Bush's

Obama delivered speech at Normandy for D-Day 65th anniversary in 2009. President Obama traveled to Normandy for a June 6, 2009 ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day. He delivered a speech honoring the troops, saying in part, that victory "came down to the men who landed here - those who now rest in this place for eternity, and those who are with us today. Perhaps more than any other reason, you, the veterans of that landing, are why we still remember what happened on D-Day. You are why we come back."

Bush administration commemorated D-Day in 2001 and 2004, but spent others in meetings and at least one concert. White House archives of June 6 for each year President Bush was in office only show Bush commemorating D-Day in 2001 and 2004. In 2001, Bush dedicated a D-Day memorial in Virginia, and in 2004, he went to Normandy to mark the 60th anniversary of D-Day. There are no "news" references to D-Day in 20022003200520062007, or 2008.

On 2005 D-Day anniversary, Bush hosted a concert celebrating Black Music Month and did not recognize the holiday. While Hoft and Fox criticized Obama for attending a "party" instead of recognizing the anniversary of D-Day, on June 6, 2005, Bush held a concert at the White House celebrating Black Music Month. According to the White House archives, Bush also did not commemorate the D-Day anniversary.

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Video- Fox's Williams says tea partiers "should know taxes were cut" instead of attacking Obama as "some great taxer"

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Wow, Liasson spoke out about the taxes too. Think Roger feels bad about the whole Hannity thing?

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Video- For just a moment, Fox acknowledges that Obama's "dominant superpower" comments might have been taken out of context

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Leave it to Shooty McMoosenuggets to take the meme and run with it. (This headline was all over my RSS this am- Palin taken aback by Obama 'superpower' remark ) Media Matters debunks it here.

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Video- How Did So Many Republicans End Up Believing Falsehoods About Obama?

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God bless Media Matters for slogging thru this shit to document it.

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Why is the Cleveland Clinic giving out patient info to Fox News?

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Now mind you, I'm a huge fan of the Cleveland Clinic. My mom saw doctors there and I personally know of unheralded great things they have done, but why would this administrator give in to the pernicious requests of Fox News? As usual, Fox decided that the hard luck story of Natoma Canfield that President Obama discussed yesterday, just couldn't be true, so they went after her.... just like before.

Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama's push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland medical center treating her told FoxNews.com.

(snip)

Lyman Sornberger, executive director of patient financial services at the Cleveland Clinic, said "all indications" at the outset are that she will be considered for assistance.

"She may be eligible for state Medicaid ... and/or she will be eligible for charity (care) of some form or type. ... In my personal opinion, she will be eligible for something," he said, adding that Canfield should not be worried about losing her home.

"Cleveland Clinic will not put a lien on her home," he said.

Leaving aside the breach of this woman's private info, what the hell is this supposed to prove? That she won't have bills? That she won't have anything to worry about? I'm sure she's going to be happy that her home is safe, but there will still be bills- prescriptions, techs, rehab etc. She hasn't qualified for anything yet, and may not. The major point still stands- She couldn't afford her insurance, probably slacked on preventative care and will have to pay much more money than she should just to (maybe) get better.

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