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Fox News’ Roger Ailes Dead at 77

I can only hope Ailes was able to repent for all the lies, sorry, miss-information he and his co-conspirators at Fox News delivered to the American people.

Here is an except of a statement from his wife, Elizabeth.

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” Ailes said in the statement. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise—and to give back.”

 

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Roger AilesFox News (lol!) chief and resident fat ass, Roger Ailes has written (really!?) a book, Roger Ailes Off Camera, where he takes pot shots at President Obama and Joe Biden calling them “lazy” and “dumb as an ashtray”, respectively (or dis-respectively, if you just wanna make up stuff the way Fox News does). Not wanting to waste anymore words on the book, and as a special treat, I’m going let John Q. Public finish up this blog with their comments. So without further ado, I present the ‘Top Five Best Comebacks To Roger Ailes Calling President Obama Lazy’ from the Daily Beast:
#5 “Who needs to work hard? Dow goes up all by itself!”Stuart21
#4 “So the “lazy boy” and the “dumb boy” kicked his onions all over the road in ’08 and ’12. Just shows that lazy and dumb can be a winner if you get them in the right combination.”OrlandusGreen
#3 “Just another old and fat white geezer NeoCon from a by-gone era still trying to make himself seem important. When Rupert and this fraud finally retire, the 21st Century world will be better off! They have made much money by trying to prove who they are by blowing out the candles of others.AnIndividual
#2  “Really? Lard butt wants to talk about lazy? Yeaaah I am totally swayed by his viewpoint. *yawn* Whatever fat boy. Shouldn’t you be out finding another vapid bimbo to replace Palin? Hop to Lardo!!”TrishaLynnDragon
And the number 1 best comeback is…
#1 “A man with more chins than a Hong Kong phone book…a man who makes Mitch McConnell look chinless…a man who, if he took off his t-shirt, would be called “avalanche”…is calling someone “lazy?”miltchocklit
My work is done here lol! (And please, no offense to our Ezkool fans in Hong Kong. We luv you guys!) ♦

rand paul 12hrsEarly this morning at 12:39 EST, after nearly 13 hours, tea party favorite Rand Paul ended his filibuster to block the confirmation of John Brennan for CIA director on the senate floor. In a show of support, or maybe just to break up the monotony, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also came out onto the floor at one point, to congratulate Paul, a fellow Kentuckian, on his “tenacity” and “conviction”, contributing further to the standoff by calling Brennan a “controversial nominee.” Paul said he recognized that he couldn’t stop Brennan from being confirmed, but that in lieu of the confirmation felt it appropriate to bring up his opposition to the possibility of federal government use of drones to go after suspected terrorists here in America, a topic discussed on Ezkool by fellow columnist Tony Blackwell. Thirteen hours huh?! Is that all you got? Maybe if you had taken a cue from fellow Repub. Marco Rubio and had a small bottle of water just…within…reach…
No word yet on what Paul’s actual opposition to Brennan is, other than the fact that President Obama selected him.
*Politcal Trivia: Who held the longest Senate filibuster on record?

vagina angry vagIn Arkansas on Wednesday, the biggest challenge yet to Roe v. Wade, came in the form of a ban on abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy passed by the newly Republican-controlled legislature and joined by several Democrats. The new law called Human Heartbeat Protection Act, is in direct conflict with the limit established by the Supreme Court decision giving women the right to an abortion up to 24 weeks into pregnancy.
It’s simple ladies and gentlemen.This is straight up Vagina Envy. A case of those that can’t, REGULATE! You want the task of pushing an 8 pound being out of a tiny hole in your body, go right ahead gentlemen. But until you can regulate that fantasy into existence, stay outta the Vagina’s bizzness! You’re making her angry, and you won’t like her when she’s angry! ♦

locust headIt’s official! Israel has been on “locust alert” since Monday, after large swarms of the creepy critters were spotted in the Cairo area. The FAO of the United Nations warned that wind and climate conditions increased the chances of an entomological cross-border invasion of Biblical proportions! And biblical comparisons were irresistible as locusts the size of small birds swarmed across the border from Egypt three weeks before Israel’s Passover observances. But not all considered this a bad omen. In fact, noting that locusts are considered kosher, local farm workers began frying them up for crunchy afternoon snacks. 
The Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the biblical story of the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. Divine punishment in the form of 10 plagues afflicted the Egyptians as the Pharaoh refused the entreaties of Moses and Aaron to let their people go. An east wind brought the locusts that devoured what was left of Egypt’s crops. Locusts also appear in the Koranic version of the tale.h/t The NYTimes  However, this plaque was handled in a far more modern way than in the days written of in the Bible and Koran”. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Agriculture said spraying pesticide in the affected areas has reduced the size of the swarm considerably. Take that Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse!. ♦

Oh yes!–the answer to the trivia question: Storm Thurmond, who blocked the Civil Rights Act of 1957 for over 24 hours, held the longest Senate filibuster on record! Incredible. ♦

 
Later pilgrims…

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Will We See Fox News’ Roger Aisles On M.S.N.B.C.’s Lockup?

Yes, encouraging someone to lie to the Federal authorities is a crime, punishable with fines and or imprisonment, and that seems to be  exactly what Roger Aisles – the senior executive of News Corp and Chairman of Fox News – did, according to a Ms. Judith Regan.

According to a report from the New York Times, Aisles, the man responsible for the direction of the so-called “news network,” gave the unsolicited advise to Ms. Regan in an effort to protect Rudolph Giuliani, a then 2008 Republican presidential candidate. Regan – the Times reports – had an affair with Bernard Kerik, Giuliani’s New York police commissioner, and the man being considered by the Feds to head up the job of Homeland Security Secretary. Aisles advised Regan to lie or withhold information about the relationship from the feds, and according to Ms. Regan, the conversation was recorded.

The revelation was made in court in another case involving Ms. Regan. Brian C. Kerr, a former lawyer of Ms. Regan describes the evidence he found in an affidavit. The Times Reports;

But Brian C. Kerr, one of Ms. Regan’s former lawyers, describes in an affidavit the physical evidence he reviewed as “including a tape recording of a conversation between her and Roger Ailes, which is alluded to throughout the complaint” that Mr. Kerr and another lawyer, Seth Redniss, drafted for Ms. Regan. That complaint said News Corporation executives “were well aware that Regan had a personal relationship with Kerik.”

“In fact,” the complaint said, “a senior executive in the News Corporation organization told Regan that he believed she had information about Kerik that, if disclosed, would harm Giuliani’s presidential campaign. This executive advised Regan to lie to, and to withhold information from, investigators concerning Kerik.”

Mr. Redniss, in his affidavit, referred to “a recorded telephone call between Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News (a News Corp. company) and Regan, in which Mr. Ailes discussed with Regan her responses to questions regarding her personal relationship with Bernard Kerik.”

Would I be wrong to assume that Roger Aisles will deny these claims and the voice on the recording? No, of course not. As a matter of fact, it is expected that Mr. Aisles will deny it all, because after all, he’s the one responsible for the content of Fox News. There will obviously be more to this story in the near future.

Read the New York Times report here.