With approximately 300 Christians killed and 500 more wounded in Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama struggled to find the right word to describe the victims. Some of the victims were surely non-Christian but the targets were Catholic churches and hotels that cater to western tourists. So, yes, mostly Christians. It was one of the most severe mass casualty terrorist attack series since 9/11. At least twenty four people were arrested following the bombings. What flavor of terrorists brought these horrors? Mum's the word by many media outlets. Labeling the perpetrators is tricky business in an ultra-sensitive news environment where accusations against the "marginalized" are unwelcome. Only a few media references about the
ALTERNATE HEADLINE: pneumonia-stricken grandmother breathes on random child A gaggle of reporters two hours after Hillary Clinton stumbled and fainted even as her aides held her arms: "Mrs. Clinton, what happened?" Hillary: "It's a great day in New York!" The muted response out of rival Donald Trump: "I hope she gets well soon." We all know Hillary Clinton fell and hit her head in 2012, leaving a host of complications that her doctors claimed have all cleared. She's healthy, they tell us. Internet sleuths are trying to foist the notion that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a puppet being dragged around by nefarious "handlers" directed by a higher order. Whatevs. Hillary clearly has some medical issues. Her staggering, weak-kneed faint while
Slim Pickens was a great cowboy actor. He's dead. Here are today's slim pickins for the United States presidency. or
We all know that Donald Trump is rude, brazen, and sexist. The New York Times is still trying to sell it as news. OH, my! Trump once called a woman Honey Bunch and asked another to try on a bikini. @mikiebarb Incredible investigative journalism! Honey Bunch! Wow! I'll contact the Pulitzer people right now while you try on this Speedo!— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) May 16, 2016 My tweet about vapid journalism notwithstanding, Trumpsters aren't shy about pouring condescension back on their detractors. A formidable number of voters love Trump in spite of his rude behavior. The problem is that Trumpsters don't understand arithmetic. Most polls say the Trumpsters can't beat either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders
Lyrics in the song When Doves Cry include "If the elevator tries to bring you down...go crazy. Punch a higher floor." We lost a music icon today. Prince died on a elevator inside his home. This NFL film perfectly summarizes the brilliance that was Prince. But he may have been a wee bit cray cray. This chat with Tavis Smiley expounds upon Prince's eclectic takes on the universe, race, his Jehovah Witness faith... ...and another interview diving into his life changes related to religion. On the same day we lost Prince, another string of head-scratching dialogue emerged in the form of Bernie & Hillary's Bad Lip Reading video. Ain't nothing making sense in this world any longer. Punch a higher floor.
Thank God she didn't sing Beyonce's "Formation" lyrics about Red Lobster. But Hillary is down. with. the. struggle. On the eve of the New York primary election, old white lady Hillary Clinton sat down with New York City's #1 African American radio show on Power 105. It's a radio thing. You wouldn't understand. "How would your policies affect the average person like myself?" - Angela Yee, highly paid New York City #1 morning show co-host on "The Breakfast Club" The conversation is partly humorous but hits on multiple issues central to the African American community. Hillary panders but media friendlies quickly throw her some historical cover. Trump said she's lying about carrying hot sauce, a thinly-veiled reference to
The brilliance of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler was on display again on the December 19, 2015 edition of Saturday Night Live. Both sketches posted here are top notch, a far cry from their disappointing movie "Sisters" they were promoting with an SNL appearance. This? Not so much. For proper Christmas flavoring, SNL musical guest Bruce Springsteen brought out his good friend Paul McCartney to help with "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
The cartoon below from Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader created quite an uproar over the reference to Governor-elect Matt Bevin's children, four of whom are adopted African Americans from Ethiopia. MY RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JOEL PETT HERE --- Mr. Pett said he has no preconceived agenda for drawing future cartoons about soon-to-be Governor Bevin. The governor-elect issued a strong response: Statement from Governor-Elect Matt Bevin Regarding the Lexington Herald-Leader Cartoon Frankfort, KY - The following is a statement from Governor-Elect Matt Bevin regarding the cartoon by Joel Pett published in today's Lexington Herald-Leader: "They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Indeed, today, the Lexington Herald-Leader chose to articulate with great clarity the deplorably racist ideology of "cartoonist", Joel
Enough about the horrific job that CNBC did with the Republican debate. Where is the scorn that should be dumped on Anderson Cooper for not controlling the Democrats?
Rolling Stone tagged along with Donald Trump at the Iowa State Fair and shot this mini-documentary. The closing cameo says it all. A fan says that Trump doesn't have "a shadow of a chance of getting the nomination, but God, it's fun to watch him try." Polls show Trump leading all other Republican presidential candidates, but trailing Hillary Clinton in the general election.