In honor of the new Star Trek movie coming out, and a Cheez-It related site, we always figured Hal Daub and Jim Suttle would be interesting
Klingons Vulcans and Romulans.
Saw the recent Keith Olbermann screed against Ben Nelson. Quite honestly, just about any time Olbermann opens his mouth it’s like nails on the blackboard. So his “Worst Person in the World” (gee Keith, hyperbolize much?) really meant nothing to us. His rant about how he is much different than Limbaugh or O’Reilly was nonsensical.
But he is correct in his criticism of Nelson’s statement about what people listen to. We will give Nellie that those that only get their news from John Stewart are going to be less informed. It’s a comedy show. On Comedy Central. Sure it’s topical, but not much of a news source.
But Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Olbermann, Maddow and the like are all based on news channels. Listeners and watchers, at the very least, get network news at the top of the hour on those shows. And those viewers and listeners are usually well informed anyway.
Are they looking to bolster their own opinions? Sure, usually. But where exactly is one to get fully unbiased news? The New York Times? The Omaha World Herald? FOX? CNN? Please.
Heck even C-SPAN, that bastion of unbiasness, just shows Members of Congress giving their own spin on the issues of the day. Th intelligent viewer goes to multiple sources and filters out whatever they can. But one could do worse than going to Limbaugh or Olbermann as a news source.
Does that make the Benator the Worst Person in the World? Well not the worst…
Our good pal Jane Flemming Kleeb is keeping herself in the news these days. She is employed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and is pushing for the “card check” legislation where unions can jam a union down a business’s throat — without the vote of the workers. (Yeah, yeah, there are lots of other spins around what the legislation will do.)
And we’ll give Jane her spin on the issue if she wants. That’s her job. But what we find more interesting is her take on who should vote for it and why.
For some reason she gives Democrat Ben Nelson a pass on his leaning to vote Nay. But when she discusses Republican Senator Mike Johanns she says,
“The Republicans in our state generally get a free ride on these kinds of issues, but Johanns took union money and should stand up on this.”
Wow. You got that?
If you, Elected Official, accept campaign donations from an organization, according to Jane, you are expected to tow their line. So Mike Johanns, if you take union cash, you had better vote union, no matter how bad the legislation. That’s what taking their money is all about, yeah?
So keep that in mind should Mr. Jane Kleeb ever seek office again. With all his super-lib backers, you know how he’ll vote. Just follow the money.