Saturday, June 30, 2007

News Flash: Bozo the Clown Drafted by the Chicago Bulls

I had the same impression as Debbie Schlussel about this bizarre moment in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Bozo the Clown Drafted by NBA
By Debbie Schlussel
In the most bizarre photo from yesterday's NBA draft, Joakim Noah-- dressed and looking like Bozo the Clown--was chosen by the Chicago Bills as the Number 9 pick overall.Noah is the son of former tennis great Yannick Noah, a Frenchman from the Cameroon, of whom I was a fan (though when my Dad took me to see him play Jimmy Connors in an exhibition match in the '80s, I rooted for both, as Connors is one of my favorite athletes of all time).
Just to be fair, I didn't like 'Bozo' when he played for Florida, of course, because they put the beat-down on our beloved Buckeyes. (At least we had two players go in the draft above him)

Join Tom Tancredo, sign a "Save America" Petition

When I think of the shamnesty bill, I'm reminded of a corny old joke:
What's the opposite of PROgress? CONgress.

We can breathe a bit easier, for a little while at least, that the shamnesty Bush/McCain/Kennedy bill was shot down. But we can't rest on our laurels. Start by signing a petition on conservative Republican Tom Tancredo's website, letting congress know how you feel.

See the petition here, on Tancredo's website.

'Fairness Doctrine' is Everything But...

Leave it to the whiney democrats/liberals/lefties to try to legislate the airwaves and force their point of view on the broadcast public again, rather then let the free market decide what gets broadcast.

From Fred Thompson's Blog:
We've been hearing threats to use the obsolete Fairness Doctrine to go after talk radio ever since the left-leaning talk radio network, Air America, failed. Ironically, I think Air America might have had a shot if its target audience hadn’t already been served so well by many in the mainstream media. But regardless, giving the government veto power over radio stations' programming decisions is wrong. I don't think forcing the one sector of the media where conservatives have a clear voice to provide equal time to liberals is the American way. At the very least, it has a chilling effect on station owners.

At least Al Franken can comfort himself that it wasn't his fault Air Amerikka failed. He knows he's good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like him. Or maybe they don't. (he wasn't that funny on SNL, what made him think people will listen to him on the airwaves?)

Read the complete entry here.

You Think Our TV Violence is Bad for Children, What About Hamas?

Kudos to the Religion of Peace™ in Palestine, for cancelling a violent television show for children. Unfortunately, it's filled with propaganda, showing an Israeli official killing Farfour, a Mickey Mouse lookalike. From the Jerusalem Post:

Farfour Mouse dies in last episode

Hamas TV on Friday broadcast what it said was the last episode of a weekly children's show featuring "Farfour," a Mickey Mouse look-alike who had made worldwide headlines for preaching Islamic domination and armed struggle to youngsters.

In the final skit, Farfour was beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour's land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a "terrorist."

"Farfour was martyred while defending his land," said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed "by the killers of children," she added.

Read the entire article here.