Showing posts with label David Gregory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Gregory. Show all posts

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Words of the Weasel Part 30

Distraction.  David Gregory's word for the IRS scandal, used this morning on Meet the Press.  Lefties love it, distraction sounds so much nicer than scandal. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Why do I still watch Meet the Press?

Can't be 'cause I want to find out what's going on.  This morning we had democrat Charles Van Hoolen claim that Obama had made $1.5 trillion in cuts.  In actual fact, Obama is going to spend more this year than he did last year, even after the "drastic" sequester.  You cannot claim a cut when spending goes up.  Chalk up Mr. Van Hoolen as another democrat who doesn't tell the truth.  Oh well, last week democrat Kasini Reed claimed $2.5 trillion in cuts.  So this week they cut their cuts by a cool $1 trillion.
   Then we had moderator David Gregory talk about an acceptable ratio of spending cuts to tax hikes.  Right now that ratio is $600 billion to zero.  And we all remember what divide by zero yields.
   Switch subjects to gay marriage (important topic) .  We find out that it's now called "marriage equality" 'cause that sounds better than "gay marriage".
   Chris Matthews goes off on a rant about the necessity to think of gay marriage as a right.  Chris omits mentioning the "right" of gay marriage ought to be decided the same way every thing else in a democracy is decided, by the ballot box.  Gay marriage becomes a right when there are enough votes to pass it into law.  If you don't have the votes, it ain't a right. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Beat the Press

David Gregory was on air, harassing John Bohner about the sequester.  The usual things were said.   What Bohner did not say is sorta interesting.  Bohner did not say that the sequester was small and he did not say that the sequester was all about fake cuts, after sequester the US government will spend more than it spent last year.  In short, the sequester is about chicken feed.
   So John Bohner is perfectly happy to have a not-very-important issue taking up air time and the limited attention span of TV newsies.  Does this mean Bohner thinks he "won" on the sequester? 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

NRA meets the Press

David Gregory had Wayne LaPierre, NRA chief, an the show as a guest this morning.  Despite a lot of badgering from Gregory, Lapierre did pretty well defending his position.   He, and the NRA, advocate stationing armed policemen in schools to defend them against homicidal maniacs.  In actual fact, this would be pretty effective.
   It would be expensive, although not as expensive as the TSA grope and scan operation.  My little town has a single school and a 5 or 6 man police department.  We would have to hire at least one more officer.  Neighboring Bethlehem has three schools, and would need to hire three more officers. 
   Not so clearly stated, is the NRA's objection to an "assault weapon" ban.  "Assault weapon" is a propaganda term.  There are no objective differences between deer rifles and  "assault weapons".  The NRA fears that an "assault weapon" ban would broaden to ban deer rifles and eventually all firearms.  And, in fact, that is the gun control people's plan.  The gun control people know they can't pass a law to ban all firearms in one fell swoop, so they will use the camel's nose in the tent strategy.  Ban a few at a time.
   In real life, all firearms are deadly, and the Connecticut shooter would have killed as many no matter what sort of gun he used.   Calling the 22 caliber semi automatic rifle he did use an "assault weapon" makes it sound like the weapon is responsible for the killing, not the homicidal maniac pulling the trigger.   

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Pundits

Good old David Gregory on Meet the Press.  He is interviewing Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.  Gregory asks Netanyahu "Aren't you trying to interfere in US elections when you advocate establishing "red lines" for Iran?" 
   Netanyahu politely changes the subject.
Gregory then asks "Don't you think Mitt Romney would make a better president than Obama?"
   Netanyahu politely changes the subject.
Gregory then asks  "Didn't Obama throw Israel under the bus?"
   Netanyahu politely changes the subject.
Far as I am concerned, Gregory was baiting the Israeli Prime Minister, hoping he would say something damaging to Israel on American TV.  Netanyahu is old enough and wise enough to avoid sticking his foot in his mouth, but it was not a friendly interview.  And Gregory is not a trustworthy newsman.  He is partisan, out grinding his axes.  Apparently Gregory is on an anti Semitic kick this Sunday.