March 4, 2014

Priceless: Democrats Are Ready For Hillary, But Can’t Name Any Accomplishments

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:14 pm

Nice job by MRC-TV (related NewsBusters post):

This explains why Mrs. Clinton needs puffball pieces from the likes of USA Today trying to convince everyone that she’s inevitable.

AP’s Heller Misleads on Israeli Settlement Activity, Cites Mythical ‘International Community’ Opposition

It appears that Aron Heller at the Associated Press, aka the Administration’s Press, might have been applying lessons learned from the wire service’s U.S. business and economics writers in his coverage of Israel’s settlement activity. Heller also seems strangely fond of this mythical thing known as the “international community.”

AP business and economics writers like Martin Crutsinger and Christopher Rugaber have regaled us with the wonders of the alleged housing recovery during the past two years, but haven’t been quite as good at telling us that over 4-1/2 years after the recession officially ended, new home sales and construction activity is still only about 60-65 percent of what is seen as healthy by most economists and analysts. Heller pulled an analogous trick in his report; fortunately Evelyn Gordon at Commentary (HT Powerline) was astute enough to catch his misdirection, one in which President Obama has also engaged.

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‘Breaking’ News at USAT’s Ministry of Propaganda: ‘Hillary Gains Respect, Likability for 2016 Bid’

Shameless shilling for the Demcratic Party’s presumptive presidential 2016 nominee appears to have reached an all-time peak.

A USA Today email I received this afternoon (email web link here) breathlessly delivered the following “Breaking” news story readers will see after the jump. Keep in mind that this is not a normal, garden-variety news story. No, this one’s “breaking,” meaning that we apparently must drop everything and read it because of its immediate importance to anyone who tries to follow the news:

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NewsBusted (030414)

Filed under: NewsBusted — Tom @ 8:22 am

Here we go:

Topics:
– Oscars
– Jared Leto
– Dallas Buyers Club
– Venezuela
– Supreme Court Hidden Video
– Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
– Dogs
– Susan Rice
– Restaurant Obamacare Surcharge
– Meredith Viera and Putin

Best Line: “A new scientific study shows that dogs have no shame. It’s like they’re the Susan Rices of the animal kingdom.”

Latest PJ Media Column (‘President Not-Present’) Is Up

It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Thursday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (030414)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Ohio 8-year-old turns $20 into priceless gift

Filed under: Positivity,US & Allied Military — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Toledo (video at link):

February 28, 2014, 7:46 PM

At the Ohio Air National Guard base near Toledo, Lt. Col. Frank Dailey still can’t believe the honor recently bestowed upon him.

“It’s incredible being recognized in such a manner,” he says.
It happened at a Cracker Barrel, of all places. As the security camera shows, Dailey entered the restaurant on Feb. 7 for an early lunch. At about the same time, 8-year-old Myles Eckert came in with his family.

Myles was very excited. He’d just found a $20 bill in the parking lot. He’d started thinking of what he could spend it on.

“I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” Myles says.

He changed his mind when he saw the guy in uniform.

“Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Myles explains.

And so, with his dad in mind, Myles wrapped the $20 in a note that read, “Dear Soldier — my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.” …

Go here the rest of the story.