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Thursday, February 10, 2005

No Senate Run for Al Franken - Boo Hoo!

today liberal comedian and radio talk show host Al Franken announced he would not seek a senate seat in 2006. i'm sure America is relieved.

Franken is best know recently as the author of "Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot", as well as a barely listened to radio personality on the Air America network.

but Franken came to fame as a comedian and once worked and wrote for, among other things, Saturday Night Live. his books pull no punches in his disdain for Republicans and others like minded. his recent attacks have included Fox News Channel and one of it's hosts Bill O'Reilly. obviously the spat between O'Reilly and Franken sold lots of books for both, but would anyone take this guy seriously as a senator?

sure we had Sonny Bono and now Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Al Franken has about as much creditability as Hillary Clinton on Health Care and Education. he has taken the party line of calling President Bush a liar to new heights, and just down right attacked people like O'Reilly and Limbaugh.

but, the American people have spoken. Air America is on life support, and no one's listening. i'm sure his people told him no one would be voting.

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Blogger JerryC said...

All true!!!!


White House Admits Bush Lied "When Bush was asked about [the Environmental Protection Agency's report] last week, he dismissively remarked: 'I read the report put out by the bureaucracy.' ...White House press secretary Ari Fleischer fessed up: President Bush didn't actually read that 268-page Environmental Protection Agency report on climate change, even if he said he did. Fleischer was asked Monday at his daily White House briefing about Bush's comments that he'd read the report. "Whenever presidents say they read it, you can read that to be he was briefed," Fleischer said, producing laughter. --AP, June 10, 2002

...and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them...

Limbaugh on Drugs

People like Limbaugh should go to jail, says Limbaugh
There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods, which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.
What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too.
...We are becoming too tolerant as a society, folks, especially of crime, in too many parts of the country.... This country certainly appears to be tolerant, forgive and forget. I mean, you know as well as I do, you go out and commit the worst murder in the world and you just say you're sorry, people go, "Oh, OK. A little contrition."... People say, "I feel better. He said he's sorry for it." We're becoming too tolerant, folks.
--Rush Limbaugh TV show (10/5/95)

BILL O'REILLY Quoted directly from court documents:

[D]uring the course of their dinner in early May 2002, Defendant BILL O'REILLY's demeanor abruptly changed. O'REILLY's eyes became glazed and bizarrely strayed in opposite directions. Suddenly, without provocation or warning, Defendant BILL O'REILLY said to Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS: "And just use your vibrator to blow off steam." When Plaintiff reddened, Defendant BILL O'REILLY asked lewdly: "What, you've got a vibrator, don't you? Every girl does." When Plaintiff replied indignantly, "No, and no, they don't. Does your wife?" Defendant replied: "Yes, in fact she does. She'd kill me if she knew I was telling you!" Plaintiff was repulsed.

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