Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 30, 2013

November Ratings: Last Place CNN Loses 59% of Demo Viewers Over Last Year

The left-leaning CNN had a terrible November. Compared to November of 2012, the cable news network lost 59% of its total day audience and 62% of its primetime audience in the all-important 25-54 demo. Granted, last November was the month of the presidential election and a drop-off in viewership is to be expected, but by comparison Fox News is down only 21% and 18% respectively.

CNN has also lost its short-lived dominance over its left-wing competition at MSNBC in every conceivable measurement.

CNN:

Primetime (Mon-Sun): 481,000 Total Viewers / 153,000 A25-54

Total Day (Mon-Sun): 335,000 Total Viewers / 100,000 A25-54

MSNBC:

Primetime (Mon-Sun): 645,000 Total Viewers / 190,000 A25-54

Total Day (Mon-Sun): 401,000 Total Viewers / 124,000 A25-54

For the 143rd consecutive month Fox News blew both CNN and MSNBC away. Last month, in fact, Fox News beat both of its left-wing counterparts combined in both total viewers and the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age group:

Primetime (Mon-Sun): 2,011,000 total viewers / 348,000 A25-54

Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1,201,000 total viewers / 248,000 A25-54

Ratings for Al Jazeera America, our third left-leaning cable news network, are too small to be measured.

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Liberal Mayor Goes On Racist Tirade After DWI Arrest: “You ******* Crackers.” (Video)

Any mayor who casually tosses around racial slurs like, “honky,” “cracker,” and “peckerwood” (all of which you hear on the first minute of the video) is a racist who doesn’t belong in office.

As CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported Sunday, Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins was arrested on Nov. 16, on suspicion of drunken driving.

…In a video recorded at his own police headquarters, a man identified as Jenkins was shown seated in a chair with one hand handcuffed to a wall. During the first minute of the video, he is heard apparently talking to himself, using a variety of obscene insults to describe the officers.

Soon afterward, an officer comes in to interview him.

“You know something, Davis?” he says to the officer in the video. “I’m the one that hired you in this job, man. I mean, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter about that. But you know something? How the f**k you guys going to play the game?”

When the officer later addresses him as “sir,” Jenkins replies: “Don’t call me sir.”

“Mayor? Is that better?” the officer says.

“Don’t call me mayor,” Jenkins replies. “Call me n****r, because that’s what I am when I’m right here in handcuffs. But you know something? I don’t give a f**k.”

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Laughs at Huffington Post Thanksgiving Hit Piece

The Huffington Post was none too pleased with Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his cost-cutting efforts with his county jail’s Thanksgiving Day menu.

“Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal,” author Shadee Ashtari cried. She then went on to quote an anonymous jail employee from another state entirely who allegedly spends 48 cents more per prisoner meal: “We don’t want to release angry inmates.”

Sheriff Joe spoke with me Friday and laughed: “I’m concerned because the meals had gone up a little,” he said. “These people are in jail for committing crimes.” The Sheriff went further and stated: “These people are lucky they get to eat their turkey-flavored soy substance. It’s Thanksgiving, so I gave them them a turkey-flavored meal.”

“Look,” he said. “We have one of the largest county jails in the country. We serve about 20,000 meals per day. Whatever we do costs our taxpayers a lot of money.”

The Sheriff said he intended to take the matter even further: “I’m going to go vegetarian with these guys.” He added: “That’s where the real savings will be.”

“I put American flags in each cell and we listen to the Star-Spangled Banner each day. We also play God Bless America.” He also said his inmates suffer strict consequences if they deface or destroy the American flag in their cells. He stated: “If they damage the flag, they go on a bread and water diet. We have about ten inmates who had to eat bread and water today.”

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November 29, 2013

Quick Pix: Cyd Charisse w/Video

Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American actress and dancer. After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin’ in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut.

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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing – From the Earth to the Moon

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown


My Beautiful America – Charlie Daniels

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” William Shakespeare


The Black Book of the American Left: Volume One — My Life and Times

Peter Collier’s note: The basic facts of David Horowitz’s political odyssey, one of the most significant of the last forty years, are well known. A “red diaper baby” who grew up in what he has called the ghetto of communism, he became a leading Marxist “theorist” in the early 1960s and one of the godfathers of the New Left. But following America’s defeat in Vietnam, Horowitz began to reevaluate the damage those commitments had done to the country.

The Black Book of the American Left is the result of that concerted intellectual effort. It collects all of Horowitz’s conservative writings over the last thirty years—at once a sharp incision to the heart of the Left’s agenda; an exploration of routes conservatives might take in response to their permanent assault on America; and a unique trip log showing the evolving intellectual journey of one of our bravest and most original thinkers.

In Volume I of these writings, My Life And Times, Horowitz reflects on the years he spent at war with his own country collaborating with and confronting radical figures like Huey Newton, Tom Hayden and Billy Ayers, as he made his transition from what the writer Paul Berman described as the American Left’s “most important theorist” to its most determined enemy.

Preface to The Black Book of the American Left
By David Horowitz

The idea for these volumes came about as the result of a self-inventory undertaken to map the development of my political views over the last thirty years. This inquiry involved a survey of all the articles and essays I had written as a conservative, that is since the day Peter Collier and I published a cover story in the Washington Post Magazine announcing our “second thoughts” about the left and our departure from its ranks. These writings, which were assembled with the indispensable help of Mike Bauer, added up to more than 690 articles and essays, and a million and a half words. Some were lengthy considerations of “big” issues, others reactions to current events, and some were polemical responses to political opponents. But when I had looked over this body of work, I realized that virtually everything I had written was really about one subject: the American left.

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Medicaid Growth Could Aggravate Doctor Shortage

In California, with the nation’s largest Medicaid population, many doctors say they are already overwhelmed and are unable to take on more low-income patients.


Dr. Ted Mazer, an ear, nose and throat specialist in San Diego who treats people on Medicaid, with Oresta Johnson.

Dr. Ted Mazer is one of the few ear, nose and throat specialists in this region who treat low-income people on Medicaid, so many of his patients travel long distances to see him.

But now, as California’s Medicaid program is preparing for a major expansion under President Obama’s health care law, Dr. Mazer says he cannot accept additional patients under the government insurance program for a simple reason: It does not pay enough.

“It’s a bad situation that is likely to be made worse,” he said.

His view is shared by many doctors around the country. Medicaid for years has struggled with a shortage of doctors willing to accept its low reimbursement rates and red tape, forcing many patients to wait for care, particularly from specialists like Dr. Mazer.

Yet in just five weeks, millions of additional Americans will be covered by the program, many of them older people with an array of health problems. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that nine million people will gain coverage through Medicaid next year alone. In many of the 26 states expanding the program, the newly eligible have been flocking to sign up.

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Complete Classic Movie: The Godfather Part II (1974)

Stars: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg. The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Click here to watch The Godfather Part II.


Communist Party Chair: Save Obamacare by Calling Detractors Racist

The National Chairman of the Communist Party, USA suggests supporters of The Affordable Care Act should accuse its detractors of being racists as a tactic to regain support for the troubled law.

Chairman Sam Webb asserts that the conservative movement ascended over the last 30 years by wielding racism as a weapon against “New Deal” advocates. Conservatives might counter that achievements accrued over that period of time have been the result of advocating for smaller government, reduced taxes, and family values.

Webb acknowledges that the early stages of Obamacare have been calamitous for Obama and the Democratic Party. He further admits Obamacare problems dampened the momentum gained by Democrats with the government shutdown back in September. But Webb feels that Obamacare is a “step in the right direction” and a “social right.” Moreover, according to Webb, Obamacare is an opportunity to rein in the power of the health care industry.

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