Scorching? How about carpet bombing? The latest Arbitron numbers are almost impossible to believe.
As you can see, every show in the top ten is from Fox News, as are 13 out of the top 15. In fact, only one of Fox News’ fourteen programs is ranked below #15 in the ratings. That show is Red Eye, which airs from 3-4am – and it still pulls in more viewers than MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
The personal battle between Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann is no contest. Even O’Reilly’s repeat show at 11pm pulls in 52% more viewers than Olberman’s prime time show.
Good thing MSLSD thought so much of Blabberman that they gave him a $3 million raise!
So Rino Joe gets fewer viewers than Red EYE? LMAO! With regular guest like Pat (Hitler wasn’t really that bad) Buchanan and Zvig (let’s bomb Israel) Brezinski how can this be? Maybe it is the list of whack job liberals from Time, Newsweek and the NYT no one wants to see when they wake up!
The war among morning shows – though not as high profile as it is on the Big Three – is also a joke. If you combine the household audience numbers from CNN’s American Morning and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, they still fall 23% below the number of households tuning in to watch Fox and Friends.
So – why is this happening? Apparently people are turning to FOX for real reporting on the embarrassing performance of President Zero and the Lefty Congress. The others refused to report in the Jones story, ACORN and villified the 9-12 Tea Party. hmmmmmm
I happened to flip on Rachel Maddog one night and she was spewing some kind of non sense about Sen Vitter and prostitutes – errrr Rachel, that happened in 2007? Is there any wonder why no one is tuning in?
Rush said it best – “Why are these liberals still so angry?” After all they own the WH and Congress?
To appreciate the enormity of these numbers notice that FOX shows at 9 am and 11 am get more viewers than ALL prime time shows on MSNBC and CNN.
Overall, Fox News generates nearly twice as many viewers each day as CNN and MSNBC put together. If this were in fact a war, the white flag would be running up the pole as we speak.
Ella – 2002 – 2009
It is with deep sadness that I post this obit for my Dog Ella. She passed away suddenly last night in tragic fashion. I rushed her to the Pet ER as she was suffering from an uncontrollable seizure and there was nothing they could do to help. The sadness I feel today is as deep as it gets.
I found Ella when she was abandoned along with some litter mates when she was 6 weeks old. She was short, fat and black so I named her after my favorite Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. Ella was a Australian Cattle Dog mix (heeler) possessing the intelligence, determination and energy that made her so special for me. Many know that my business is DogWatch Hidden Dog Fences and I train dogs on the perimeter fences and for other behavioral problems. Ella was my helper. Her herding instinct allowed her to train other dogs to stay inside of the flags with ease. She was my shadow for almost 5 years. She didn’t obey – she listened to me. There was no need to give her commands, you could just talk to her in conversational tones. If I sent her out with an employee, she obeyed them. When she stayed with friends, she listened to them like she did me.
Ella would herd anything and everything. This included and was not limited to other dogs, cattle, horses, Koi fish, frogs and unfortunately an old blue haired woman on a walker ;). She couldn’t stand to see anything move that was not under her control. She had this internal mission that made her life complete.
I work with people and their Dogs all day long. All dog owners know that Dogs live a short life and that we must be prepared to have our heart broken and have the courage to know when it is time to pull the plug. I know that all dogs are special and unique and that my sadness is not greater than all good dog owners when faced with their
ultimate loss. Many people have been blessed like me to have a dog that is simply perfectly connected to them. God put Ella in my life and we were a perfect match. May she rest in perfect peace.
“Baruch atah Hashem Elokeinu melech haolam, dayan ha’emes”
Blessed are you, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, the true Judge.
Thanks for all of your support! Baruch Hashem!
Why the flying Turkey? Because Flying Pigs aren’t Kosher!
Finally the “jump the shark” moment in Zero’s Presidency. Two so called journalists (both rank in my top five “Disgraceful Men with Jewish Names” list) Howard Fineman and Richard Cohen are FINALLY seeing the light about the anointed one. Since both of their articles were published on or just after Yom Kippur we can assume several things. Maybe they are secular Jews and wrote their article on the holiest of Jewish Days to prove to their liberal friends that they are “that kind of Jew.” 😉 Another spin? After spending the entire day praying for forgiveness I could give them a break and interpret their articles as an act of contrition as in their deep prayers on Yom Kippur they realized that they had gone astray in their professional lives and wrote to make amends. Hmmm? Of course Bill Clinton can use this as proof that because of the simultaneous bus throwing acts there really is a “right wing conspiracy.”
The last and most likely possibility is that Zero’s failure as Commander in Chief is so egregious they had to write “something” critical.
This is from Fineman, the guy that is Keith Blabbermans slobbering foil and must be the “pitcher” in their sick liberal love fest relationship.
The Limits of Charisma
Mr. President, please stay off TV.
September 26, 2009
If ubiquity were the measure of a presidency, Barack Obama would already be grinning at us from Mount Rushmore. But of course it is not. Despite his many words and television appearances, our elegant and eloquent president remains more an emblem of change than an agent of it. He’s a man with an endless, worthy to-do list—health care, climate change, bank reform, global capital regulation, AfPak, the Middle East, you name it—but, as yet, no boxes checked “done.” This is a problem that style will not fix. Unless Obama learns to rely less on charm, rhetoric, and good intentions and more on picking his spots and winning in political combat, he’s not going to be reelected, let alone enshrined in South Dakota.
OH NO Howie Boy – You better be careful or Blabberman will make you his biatch and have you put on catchers gear!!
Richard Cohen the furry faced wanna be Jockey (dayyum you could have been the first Jewish Jockey) and wanna be Journalist scored a direct hit with his RCP column –
The Campaign is Over, Mr. President
By Richard Cohen
Sooner or later it is going to occur to Barack Obama that he is the president of the United States. As of yet, though, he does not act that way, appearing promiscuously on television and granting interviews like the presidential candidate he no longer is. The election has been held, but the campaign goes on and on. The candidate has yet to become commander in chief.
Take last week’s G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh. There, the candidate-in-full commandeered the television networks and the leaders of Britain and France to give the Iranians a dramatic warning. Yet another of their secret nuclear facilities had been revealed and Obama, as anyone could see, was determined to do something about it — just don’t ask what.
(Puts Yarmulke back on)
The Jewish High Holidays are a time of renewal. Jews are asked to do Teshuva, literally meaning return while spiritually directing us to “return” to Gods ways. To be more forgiving, caring and honest than before and to return to our Jewish heritage and religion. It is a time to recommit and start anew.
Let us hope that these two columns are a sign of the season and that the media will be restored to sanity.
I really hate to post stuff like this as most sane people know that the so called Palestinians want one thing for Israel – her destruction. Yet our naive freshman President hasn’t received that memo yet. To my disgust Zero used his time at the UN today to once again expose his ignorance and denounce Israel while promoting the far fetched idea that two states can exist in Israel.
So here President and Mrs Zero – show this one to your kids tonight before bed time. SCHMUCK!!!!
I have learned that having ADD is not always a bad thing. Those of us with Adult ADD are blessed with many good qualities that are part of the package. When surfing the internet I sometimes find my self in places that cause me to think just what the hell was I looking for. Sometimes these tangential searches send me to just the right place while I wonder how I got there.
I stumbled upon some great blog pieces by Norma Zager. After reading her great posts on Israel I clicked to see who this woman is. WOW – Norma was a journalist then a stand up comic, then a journalist again winning many awards. Reading her BIO information I found myself trying to decide if she was liberal, conservative, progressive or what. After reading her post again I decided it really didn’t much matter as she is talented and gets it regarding Israel. I sent Norma a kind email and asked her permission to reprint her stuff here. She replied in kind and granted me permission.
This is the time of year when Jews are called to think about Israel and her importance in our lives. Most Shuls have their annual Israel Bond Appeal, speakers try to arouse us to give more to the Israeli cause. With this administration clearly taking stands that threaten Israels existence it is more so important. I sent Norma’s piece to a good friend who is a pulpit Rabbi, he was as amazed as I was.
Oh the wonders of having ADD!! Thanks Norma! Read her entire post here
Israels Friends with Benefits
By Norma Zager
“See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the Lord swore He would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them.” Deuteronomy 1:8 (New International Version)
If the Lord closed the deal thousands of years ago, why is Israel still looking for a cosigner?
Israel must survive but American Jews are “over it.” AIPAC sold out for a glass of lemonade in the Oval Office and J Street is as pro-Israel as David Duke. It is time to wake up and realize the menu in the White House has changed. However, the financial dynamic has also changed and a healthy bottom line trumps political propaganda any day of the week. The Golden Rule is alive and well and “him with the gold is still making the rules.”
Some believe the enormous buyouts of American companies by Arab investors is proof of the growing fear by many Israelis Arab money and control will threaten US pro-Israel policy. By virtue of this very mindset, Israel is showing weakness and dependence on a parent who long ago passed into the great beyond.
Time for Israel to move on and become part of the upcoming “in” crowd of nations. The vast untapped market of new friends is unlimited. Israel’s ability to sell its innovation and world class advances to countries like China, Russia, Japan, India, Germany, France, England and every country in either the Old or New World is a gold mine of wealth.
Israel has left the US behind and breezed ahead by miles. The United States continues to slip and slide downhill in education, innovation, manufacturing and wealth through the loss of capitalist incentive and a new socialist agenda. In the meantime, a new world order has evolved in Asia, and voices to distance oneself from the Dollar as the international currency are already being heard.
Israel is not only capable of becoming an integral member of the group; it is capable of playing a pivotal role.
While the Arabs rush around trying to find places to invest soon-to-disappear oil fortunes, the rest of the world is slowly entering a world they cannot fathom. Science, technology and medicine will drive the future of man, not oil.
The Arabs have neither the inclination nor the ability to fuel these fields, and they along with the United States will be left in the dust of those who do. Brains not brawn drive the future, and Israel has no shortage of either.
I don’t blame America. Israel has too long behaved as a college graduate who returns home to live at Mom’s and Dad’s and finds they moved out of the ten-room house in Great Neck to a small condo in Florida. The extra room no longer houses baseball trophies and awards but a sofa bed and computer desk for Grandpa.
The breed that built Israel, tough and determined and fresh from the Nazi atrocities with energy fueled by a passion, is gone. Energized by a loathing at what they witnessed and a commitment it never happen again, they built the State of Israel with the power of a volcano spewing lava into the sea creating a new land mass.
Now, Israel is populated with a new generation of Jewish minds. A young innovative breed combines the genius of the early European inventiveness of its builders with a science and tech mindset so strong the innovations just keep coming. And the world just keeps benefiting – from vaccines to medications, from cell to computer technologies, from nano-explorations to splitting the basic particles– Israel is the heart and center of creativity and innovation.
According to an article in the New York Times this year, “There are more companies on NASDAQ from Israel— 91—than from any other country outside North America, and NASDAQ lists more Israeli companies than all other foreign bourses combined.”
Israel is more than capable of standing on its own feet.
Because of the blood and sweat of post-war Israelis, fruit grew in the dessert, buildings rose to house scientists, hospitals, universities and research centers.
With the chutzpah of the Maccabee’s, Israel battled to survive. War after war, terrorist attack after terrorist attack, but still they marched and blossomed.
In the short 61 years since the United Nations Vote, Israel brought the world the cell phone, most of the windows operating system, an earthquake detector for home use, instant messaging (the ICQ instant-messaging program was created by four Israeli computer geeks who made it possible for people to communicate with their friends and know when their friends are online), firewall security software, Intel wireless computer chips, numerous medicines, and miniature video camera capsules to examine internal organs, voice mail technology and agriculture advances a hungry world already embraces, not to mention new technologies to harvest the power of the wind and the heat of the sun and to desalinate ocean water in order to reduce our dependency on oil and adjust to living in severe water-shortage conditions.
Cardiology, genetics, neurology and ophthalmology are but a few of the medical sciences benefiting from advanced Israeli technology.
Israeli medical and biotechnological firsts include state-of-the-art surgical lasers; fully computerized no-radiation diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer; an intelligent medical sensor that can be used to track and direct instruments to an exact three-dimensional location in the heart or other organs via a real-time virtual image; the fully flexible waveguide fiber for endoscopic surgery; unique computerized monitoring systems for critical care patients; pain-relieving transcutaneous devices; a revolutionary autoclave design to combat AIDS and other infectious diseases; and many more.
A new type of internal combustion engine was developed that will double engine efficiency, reduce carbon emissions by half and cut nitrogen oxide emissions by 80%.
Israeli Tzion Badash, 16, invented a small, circular device, called the Z5, that once fitted onto nearly all existing car air filters will change, for just a fraction of a second, the way air behaves when it enters the combustion chamber and allow the engine to use air more efficiently. It will save up to 40% on fuel and give more thrust at the same time.
The list is endless.
Happy New Year? Well not exactly, its never that simple when you are a Jew! Rosh Hashana is not the first day of the Jewish calendar year – Rosh Hashana is much more than that. Here is some help for my Jewish and Non Jewish friends on the importance of the day and the Asseret Yemei Teshuva – 10 Days of Repentance.
To everyone, my blessings for a year of peace, health and prosperity. L’shanah tovah tikatev v’taihatem – May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. Baruch Hashem.
Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. This name is somewhat deceptive, because there is little similarity between Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year, and the American midnight drinking bash and daytime football game.
There is, however, one important similarity between the Jewish New Year and the American one: Many Americans use the New Year as a time to plan a better life, making “resolutions.” Likewise, the Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year. More on this concept at Days of Awe.
The name “Rosh Hashanah” is not used in the Bible to discuss this holiday. The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the shofar). The holiday is instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25.
The shofar (rams horn) was sounded at Mt Sinai calling all Jews to witness – The blast of a shofar emanating from the thick cloud on Mount Sinai made the Israelites tremble in awe (Exodus 19, 20). The shofar will not be sounded this year on Rosh Hashana as it falls on the Sabbath. So here is a vid of Cantor Warshawsky, who was the Cantor at my shul in Baltimore blowing the shofar – like few others can!
After reading about Carter’s latest spaced out screed regarding race three questions came to mind –
How did this idiot ever get elected?
Does Zero approve of his racist remarks?
Who made Carter the arbiter of racial issues?
We all know that there isn’t an issue too big or small that won’t provoke another Animal House Road Trip from our forever campaigning President Zero. If he was opposed to all of this racist bile from the left wouldn’t he take Air Force One to Alabama and do a speech on race? He could easily find an integrated crowd to sit behind him while he gives another useless sermon. So why hasn’t Zero made a bold statement against there racial accusations by the likes of very white whack jobs like Carter and Maureen Dowd? Hmmmmm – his silence on this and the ACORN issue speaks for itself.
Ed Morrisey, one of my favorite pundits wrote a brief piece on Hot Air today citing that Huessein Carters infantile logic allows us to call him a Jew hating Anti-semite. While I didn’t need an excuse like this to know that Carter hates Jews his point is compelling. A brief thought about Jimmy Carter
If Jimmy Carter believes that the “overwhelming” portion of criticism towards Barack Obama is due to racism, does he also believe that the overwhelming portion of criticism towards Israel is anti-Semitic? Wouldn’t that apply to a man who hangs out with people who target Israeli citizens for terrorist attacks? After all, Hamas regularly issues anti-Semitic harangues and smears, and yet Carter has no problem cozying up to them and claiming that their criticism of Israel is legitimate.
From now on, using Carter’s own logic, we should note each of his remarks on the Middle East by saying they come from “Jimmy Carter, known anti-Semite.” Two can play this game.
My memory of Carters brief time as President is sketchy at best, yet I have no recollection that he EVAH did anything considered to be groundbreaking on the civil rights front. A little googling proved me right. Well Goooolyyyy and throw in a Schazam – Carter had an all white cabinet as in bleached white. Other than one woman he assembled a bunch of white men, mostly from the south, making him an authority on racism???
Carters very very white southern cabinet
As to how this idiot got elected? I have no EYE DEAR!