LogoPhere Blog - WordPress version
the BS outa'
the BlogoSphere (and MSM) one shovel-full at a time "
-- Daily Darts for June 28.2014 --
FOX News -- Only the Best, Only the
I have no idea who those women were sitting
on that couch in the FOX studios pretending they were The View, but it
only took this three
and a half minute clip to convince me that sum of their IQ's would
be a 1-digit number. Even if you add the expert sitting among them, Terry
Bradshaw, whom they brought in as an expert on American politics and
politicians, you still wouldn't reach an aggregate 2-digit IQ.
Bradshaw grimacing and stuttering and blathering inanities about Hillary
complimented these women perfectly.
While the blogosphere is gasping at FOX's
desperation at strutting out a geriatric, has-been football pro as their
expert on Benghazi, I want to focus on the pack leader here, Andrea
Tantaros, and the brain-ded performance she gave before she let
Bradshaw give his own brain-ded performance. (Bradshaw couldn't even
recall that it was a video that the administration claimed triggered the
attack on the Benghazi embassy.)
I don't know the Tantaros lady and don't
want to know her. I've never heard of her before this total screw-up
and I've got nothing against her personally. The only thing I know
about her is what I can deduce, and what I deduce is that whatever is
filling the space in her skull, it is not substantially different from
what's filling her pillow. And the reason I say it is because
she put up the graphic to the left and -- I swear to God -- this is what
she said to confirm the pillow-fluff between her ears:
A new poll says that she [Clinton]has the
leadership skills to be president, but she still faces a trust deficit
with voters. In response to whether people agree that Clinton is
honest and straight-forward, the "No's" outnumber the
And so Tantaros admitted to the entire
nation that she is too stupid to know what a margin of error is. How
embarrassing can it get? What the poll she relied on actually says
is that there is no "trust deficit" for Hillary. The
graphic itself tells us that the difference between the No's and the Yes's
was 2% and the margin of error was 3%. What that means, Pillow
Brain, is that one cannot conclude that either vote outnumbered the
other. The amount of error swamped the difference.
Furthermore, Tantaros is only showing us 78% of the vote. Where's
the missing 22%? I dunno', and so I went looking. It just
didn't smell right.
Well, the truth of the matter is that there
were no "Yes" and "No" responses to the question about
Hillary being honest and straight-forward. The answers were based on
a ranking of 1 to 5. Tantaros merely cherry picked the data she
wanted you to see. Here are the actual poll
results. As long as she was ignoring the margin of errors in
her reporting, she should have told you that according to the poll more
people said they want a Democratic-controlled Congress than a
Republican-controlled Congress. The responses were evenly divided
within the margin of errors -- but, hey, who cares about details like a
margin of error when you're a FOX talking
So what we have to do here is re-run the
"honest and straight-forward" poll question. We need to
revise it so the question is about whether people think Tantaros is A)
crooked or B) honest and straight-forward but just too cerebrally disabled
to get it.
To paraphrase Mark Twain -- ya' got lies,
ya' got damn lies, and ya' got media-shysters like Tantaros.
Lois Lerner's Emails are Dick Nixon's Missing 18
I was a bit shocked when Jon Stewart
went public in his June 24.2014 show with the news that years of Emails from and
to Lois Lerner (right) had been destroyed by
eating them a "computer
crash." This was not headline news on the major MSM websites I
watch -- I hadn't heard a word about it. The so-called "liberal
media" seem to be keeping this story under wraps. Both WaPo
did a back-page burial of the story. The NYT has gotten slammed for
all but ignoring the whole IRS debacle, which they
deny. (I would watch more FOX for its fairness and balance,
but my stomach won't take it. See above.)
Lerner was the Director of IRS
Exempt Organizations who pled the 5th to avoid telling Darrell Issa's
House Oversight Committee what actually happened in Cincinnati
where IRS mules were accused of targeting Tea Party non-profit groups, and
so I guess that
makes her the biggest turd in the IRS cesspool. She is no longer
with the IRS and is under investigation for contempt of Congress.
On May18.2013 I did a
fairly deep analysis of this mess as it stood in the early stages.
It was not particularly artfully written, which is consistent with my
style, but I did raise what was at the time an obvious but, apparently,
novel line of thought: The point is not whether the IRS targets
conservative groups in their search for illegitimate 501(c)(4) tax
exemption applications -- that's the IRS's job. No, the point is
whether they target ONLY conservative groups and give liberal
groups a bye.
I concluded that there was no evidence of bias and the
whole thing was "a Republican shit-storm in a Democratic teacup"
-- notwithstanding the problem of IRS incompetence, mis-management, and
endemic stupidity at all levels that was revealed by the Inspector
General Report. That problem spans a number of
administrations. But with this new revelation about missing Emails,
both the shit-storm and the tea cup just got a lot bigger -- big enough
for Jon Stewart to take notice, even if the NYT didn't.
And the reason I say that goes back,
again, to my May 2013 piece. I noted that unlike evidence of Nixon's
direct involvement in abusing IRS powers and other dirty tricks, there was
nothing in the IRS scandal connecting Obama to what the IRS mules in Cincinnati
did or didn't do. But with these missing Emails all of that now has to
be re-evaluated. The problem I see now is that according to the AP's
Ohlemacher, the Emails that are missing are between Lerner and
people outside the IRS, including people in the White House. This is
suddenly looking a lot like the 18-minute gap in Nixon's Watergate
It's not the crime that gets 'em; it's the
cover-up. Lerner -- like Scooter Libby, John Mitchell, H.R.
Halderman, and John Dean -- could very well end up in jail, which is why she
took the 5th, I guess.
Happens Every Time
Jerri Yenne, left, is the DA in Brazoria County,
which sounds like it is probably somewhere on or near the Brazos River. KHOU
of Houston reports
that Yenne has decided to drop DUI charges against one of her comrades
in crime-control, Officer Fred Cramer, even though Cramer's blood
test came back at 3x the legal limit and his motorcycle was lying in the
middle of the road. Here's how these things go down -- not just in
Texas, everywhere. It happens
all the time. It's called "Constitutionally convenient
Cop #1 breaks the law. Cop #2 busts Cop #1, but in
the bust Cop #2 screws up. Maybe he "forgets" to read Cop
#1 his Miranda rights. Maybe he " neglects" to get a search
warrant. Whatever -- the DA then decides he has to drop the case
against his buddy, Cop #1, because his other buddy, Cop #2, screwed up and the
evidence can't be admitted. It is just amazing how incredibly incompetent cops
can be when busting their buddies, and how sensitive the DA's then become
to the Constitutional issues.
In this case Cop #2 put his own
freaking name down as the suspect on the search warrant that was required to draw Cramer's
blood. Nobody, not even a Texas pig, can be that stupid
unintentionally. And yet the DA is, like . . . well, OK,
Poor Jerri Yenne, as
much as she really, really wanted to prosecute the drunk cop for DUI . . .
well, what could she do? Her hands are tied by the Constitution --
the 3x the limit blood test results were (conveniently) tainted by the
flawed warrant. So she changed the charge from DUI to the much lesser crime
of public intox, and ole' Cramer gladly pleaded guilty to that. You
he did. He's back on the job.
If you get busted for DUI in Brazoria
County, what do you think your chances are of getting off because the cop
puts his own name on the warrant instead of yours? Well, if you are
a cop, your chances are 100%. If you aren't, your chances are
But what is not being asked in this story is why isn't Cop
#2, who has not been identified, being fired for being so freaking stupid
that he put his own name down as being the suspect when filling out the search warrant
form? That guy and/or gal needs a
new job he and/or she can handle -- like McDonald's. And there are
far fewer Constitutional predicaments flipping burgers, so maybe Yenne
would be more suited for a career there, too. And speaking of flipping burgers, what
about the magistrate that signed the warrant -- was he/she so stupid that he/she
didn't realize the cop standing in front of him/her seeking the search
warrant was the same guy and/or gal the search warrant was made out for? I
hope McDonald's is hiring in Brazoria County.
Here's Yenne's number in case you want more
details about the Constitutional issues: 979-864-1230, according to public