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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (88243)5/14/2012 10:49:24 PM
From: Hawkmoon
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really? or just when other countries and peoples embrace it?

Doesn't matter.. I prefer the political "pendulum" remaining in the middle of it's swing for as long as possible.

However, I do have an extreme intolerance for intolerance.


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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (88237)5/15/2012 8:53:49 AM
From: longnshort
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On at least four occasions, MSNBC's Chris Matthews mocked Sarah Palin for how he felt she'd do if she were ever on the hit television game show Jeopardy!.Matthews Comes In Last

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (88237)5/15/2012 8:54:15 AM
From: longnshort
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Tampa, Florida -- Police want your help finding four men who teamed up to beat a young U.S. Army soldier in a South Tampa street.

It was an awful welcome to Tampa Bay for a young soldier. Police say the victim of a violent beating caught on camera is 24 years old and has lived in Tampa for less than a month.

He's a U.S. Army soldier assigned to MacDill Air Force Base and lives not far from the base at Dale Mabry Hwy. and Interbay Blvd.

Police say Sunday morning, at around 3 a.m., the soldier's car broke down a few miles from home along Westshore Blvd.

The attack came when he was walking home and using Iowa St. to get from Westshore to Dale Mabry. At the intersection of Iowa and Renellie Dr., the man came into the view of a neighbor's motion-activated security camera.

A group of three young men is seen walking ahead of the soldier. Police say one of the men in the group doubled back and asked to soldier to borrow a dollar. When the soldier reached for his wallet, the first punch flew.

The first, tremendous sucker punch laid the victim onto the ground. The other two men joined in, punching and kicking the soldier.

A fourth man comes sprinting into view from the left edge of the video. The new attacker -- a man the soldier said he had walked past earlier -- joined in the beating.

Tampa Police officers say the crooks stole the soldier's wallet and cell phone, then took off south on Renellie Dr. When he eventually got to his feet, the victim had to knock on doors to find someone to help him call 911.

The soldier was taken to Tampa General Hospital with cuts and bruises on his face and head. Police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

Police say they haven't gotten many useful details about the suspects from the video.

The victim was not able to tell police much more: they're all in their late teens to early 20's. Two were black men with an average build, police said. One attacker was possibly Hispanic, also with an average build. The fourth man was also black, but with a heavier build.

Police are hoping someone knows about this brutal beating and will call Tampa Police at 813-354-6600 to help them find the attackers.

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To: longnshort who wrote (88246)5/15/2012 10:34:22 AM
From: joseffy
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Will Holder investigate?

Will Obama say the victim looks like his son?

Will Al Sharpton and Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson chime in?

Will the victim';s parents trademark his name?

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To: Celtictrader who wrote (88201)5/15/2012 10:46:58 AM
From: joseffy
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Smarter than thou leftwinger makes an ass out of himself

Chris Matthews Bombs on 'Jeopardy!' After Repeatedly Mocking Palin for How She'd Do

By Noel Sheppard | May 15, 2012

On at least four occasions, MSNBC's Chris Matthews mocked Sarah Palin for how he felt she'd do if she were ever on the hit television game show Jeopardy!.

In a delicious example of instant karma, the self-proclaimed brainiac got his chance to show America how smart he was in a special "Power Players" version of the show Monday, but came up quite short finishing dead last with the paltry sum of only $2,300 (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

For those that missed it, Matthews was matched up against CNN's Lizzie O'Leary and former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

Quite comically, the MSNBC anchor's first gaffe came when he couldn't even correctly request an answer to a question.

"Let's go back to, what is 'Crossword Clues E?' I mean, I'm sorry, let's go $200 for the category 'Crossword Clues E.'"

Matthews appeared to have his Joe Biden thinking cap on.

Host Alex Trebek finally read the answer, "At ____, soldier! Four letters."

"At ease, soldier," Matthews responded. "What is 'At ease, soldier?'"

Although the correct response was "Ease," host Trebek graciously accepted Matthews' offering.

A bit later, the answer to another question was, "Full name of the U2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960."

Matthews responded, "Who is Gary Powers?"

Trebek prompted, "We need the full name."

Again channeling Biden, Matthews actually just repeated the same thing saying, "Who is Gary Powers?"

Trebek said, "No," and the audience burst out laughing. The full name of course was Francis Gary Powers.

And that's when things really got ugly for the arrogant Matthews.

With the category "Law and Order," the answer was, "A U.S.D.C is one of these, charged with the jurisdiction of a specific region."

Matthews responded, "What is a U.S. attorney?"

And this guy has the nerve to ridicule anyone. Where do you find "attorney" in the acronym "U.S.D.C.?"

Obviously, the correct response was district court.

Then, in the same category, another answer was, "In 1986, the Supreme Court ruled that the 'hostile environment' type of this can be sex discrimination."

Matthews responded, "What is a hostile workplace?" This brainiac thinks the same word can be in both the answer AND the question.

Of course, the correct response was sexual harassment.

And then the fun really began in the category "6-Letter World Capitals" with the answer, "St. Basil's Cathedral is there."

Readers are once again reminded the category was "6-Letter World Capitals."

Almost astonishingly, the pompous and holier-than-thou Matthews responded, "What is Istanbul?"

The correct response - containing six letters and not eight! - was Moscow.

As such, when Double Jeopardy! ended, Matthews had a whopping $4,600, almost $10,000 behind O'Leary and over $8,000 less than Gibbs.

As they all missed a very tough Final Jeopardy! question, the game concluded with Gibbs having $5,600, O'Leary $4,200, and Matthews pulling up the rear at only $2,300.

This from a man who on October 2, 2008, shortly before that evening's Vice Presidential debate, said of Palin:

"Is this [vice presidential debate] about her brain power?... Do you think cute will beat brains?...Do you think she’d do better on the questions on Jeopardy! or the interview they do during a half-time?...My suspicion is that she has the same lack of intellectual curiosity that the President of the United States has right now and that is scary!"

Then on January 12, 2010:

They find these empty vessels who know nothing about the world! Nothing about foreign policy! Who immediately begin to spout the neo-con line. I read her book — it’s full of that crap....It’s unbelievable how little this woman knows!...Don’t put her on Jeopardy!

And again on November 2, 2010:

“Senator, do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President of the United States?...If she were on Jeopardy! right now and the topic was national government, American government generally defined, would she look like an imbecile, or would she look okay? Does she know anything?"

And finally on January 19, 2011:

“I’d like to see her on just a couple of episodes of Celebrity Jeopardy! or It’s Academic Mac McGarry to just see if she knows anything.”

Well, Chris, America just saw you on Jeopardy!, and you came in last with only $2,300 missing what most viewers likely thought were pretty easy questions.

What's that they say about people in glass houses?

Here are some more recent flubs by Matthews with most occurring on his very own program:

On Jeopardy, Chris Matthews Ludicrously Claims He Finds Facts First, Then Forms Opinion

MSNBC's Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: 'I Hope You Evolve'

Don't Know Much About History: MSNBC's Matthews Uses Phony Winston Churchill Quote In New 'Lean Forward' Promo

Chris Matthews: Gay GOP Staffers Should Ask Bosses to Join Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

Chris Matthews Links Gay Marriage Opponents to Supporters of Slavery

Chris Matthews Falsely Claims Obama Bailed Out Ford

Chris Matthews Compares Mitt Romney to 'Wall Street' Villain Gordon Gekko

Chris Matthews Falsely Claims Unemployment Rate Now 'Lowest' Since 'Obama Took Office'

Chris Matthews Compares Obama Speech to Troops in Afghanistan to Henry V

Be advised: these are gaffes made by Matthews just this month.

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To: joseffy who wrote (88247)5/15/2012 11:03:10 AM
From: Land Shark
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Out of a population of 350 million, how many such fights do you imagine happen on a dailly basis? Oh I see, just because he served in the military, he should get some special media coverage. And it must be some conspiracy headed by Obama that he didn't. Poor sod.

I notice you're not particularly upset that nobody came to his aid. I don't think you would.

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To: joseffy who wrote (88248)5/15/2012 11:10:47 AM
From: Cautious_Optimist
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Jesus, must be a slow smear day if this is worth TWO posts.

Sarah Palin and Chris Matthews???

An ambien would be more stimulating.

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (88250)5/15/2012 11:15:39 AM
From: longnshort
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journalists are down there with education majors as the dumbest people in college. Makes one wonder how stupid libs are since they LOOK UP to those two groups

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To: longnshort who wrote (88251)5/15/2012 11:19:51 AM
From: Land Shark
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>journalists are down there with education majors as the dumbest people in college.

Thanks for the view from knuckle-dragger central. You really come out with some gems.

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To: longnshort who wrote (88251)5/15/2012 11:25:36 AM
From: Cautious_Optimist
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Extremists always hate journalists and scholars.

Its non partisan.

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