Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oops...Steven Spielberg gets carried away in yacht

Daily Mail: When you own a £220m luxury yacht, a 172 euro fine is hardly going to break the bank. But paying up without causing a fuss has certainly earned Steven Spielberg a few new fans among Italian coastguards.

Billionaire Spielberg, 64, was holidaying with actress Gwyneth Paltrow on his yacht Seven Seas when he was hit with the fine for venturing too close to the Sardinian coastline on his speedboat tender.

The director apparently breached the 900ft exclusion zone from the shoreline at La Maddalena, a picturesque beauty spot off the north east coast of Sardinia, which is renowned as being a millionaire’s playground.

Angry sunbathers called coastguards to complain about the noise from the tender’s powerful outboard motor and they quickly appeared on the scene to confront him.
The contrite film director, whose films include Jaws, Shindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, immediately apologised telling coastguards: ‘I’m sorry. I’m Steven Spielberg. I didn’t know the rules. It’s only right I pay.’


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Obama patronizes America’s citizens: we’re not ‘professional politicians’

President Obama’s opponents have always described him as elitist, arrogant and condescending. Today, as the debt ceiling deadline looms, the President proved that his opposition may not be that far from the mark.

This is how the Washington Post described the scene:

In the course of the president’s press conference on raising the debt ceiling today, a questioner noted that 69 percent of the American public do not support raising the debt ceiling.

There is, President Obama responded, a difference between the public and professional politicians.

That’s good to know!

Well, let me distinguish between professional politicians and the public at large. The public is not paying close attention to the ins and outs of how a Treasury option goes. They shouldn’t. They’re worrying about their family; they’re worrying about their jobs; they’re worrying about their neighborhood. They’ve got a lot of other things on their plate. We’re paid to worry about it.”

I don’t think excessive spending escapes Americans…they’ve been doing it for years.

Of course, the President reverted to some ‘debt ceiling scare tactics’ :

“And that’s the fact. If we don’t raise the debt ceiling and we see a crisis of confidence in the markets, and suddenly interest rates are going up significantly, and everybody is paying higher interest rates on their car loans, on their mortgages, on their credit cards, and that’s sucking up a whole bunch of additional money out of the pockets of the American people, I promise you they won’t like that.

Read more: http://deskofbrian.com/2011/07/obama-patronizes-americas-citizens-professional-politicians/

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bill Maher leads the liberal sexist attacks on Michele Bachmann & Sarah Palin

Over the last few years if you muttered the slight disagreement with President Obama, you were quickly branded a “racist”. In fact, a close friend of mine admitted that was the progressive perspective during the primary with Hillary Clinton.

Now, let’s fast forward and we will discover the blatant hypocrisy of the leftist who pretend to be tolerant and above the name calling. Bill Maher has been the torch bearer, leading the mainstream progressive attacks on Sarah Palin and now, Michele Bachmann.

Early last week Maher said on CNN’s Piers Morgan Show he wished Palin moved up in the polls:

“I would need a gun to my head. I hope Sarah Palin gets in so that they split the MILF vote.”

Yep, the MILF reference added to the pop culture lexicon from “American Pie”: “Mom I’D Like To F–k.”

Morgan found it humorous and let Maher continue unchallenged.

But I guess Bachmann, I don’t know. Who could say? Because, at least she’s somebody who can read. You know, she has a job. She was a lawyer. She’s in Congress. She’s not someone who just sits there and reads the prayers on her Blackberry like Sarah Palin. I mean, you know, we’re splitting hairs here.

Maher is the posterchild of liberal denial: “He’s not even a liberal!” – Maher says of President Obama.

“You know I love him,” Maher said. “You know you can’t not. I mean coming in after Bush, first of all, you have him there, you have a guy you can relate to. He’s intelligent, he can speak English. I don’t think about George Bush at all anymore, which is great. He’s like an uncle who molested me and I blocked it out. You know? And you could just tell, you know, you’d like to have dinner with Obama. He’s an erudite guy, he’s a constitutional law professor.”

Yes, he compared the former President to child molestation.

Maher returned to the sex theme on his HBO show attacking Bachmann Christian counseling clinic, well actually, attacking Michele Bachmann’s husband. Comic Marc Maron, part of the panel, says:

“I hope [he] takes all that rage that comes from repression and denial into the bedroom with her…and I hope he f***s her angrily, because that’s how I would.”

Sex advice columnist Dan Savage on the panel decided to diffuse the sexism bomb by throwing another Republican candidate under the insult bus:

“I sometimes think about f***ing the s*** out of Rick Santorum…I’m up for whipping up some Santorum in Santorum.”

Yes, that’s the same Dan Savage who said: “I wish (Republicans) were all f***ing dead”

A day or two later Maher attempts to address the sexism allegations:

And finally, New Rule: Republicans have to stop thinking up intricate psychological explanations for why liberals don’t like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann. Let me save you all some time. Are you ready? Because they’re crazy people, people who are not that bright and full of awful ideas. Pretty much the exact same reasons we didn’t care for George Bush and made jokes about him. So trust me, it’s not because they have breast. It’s because they are boobs.

Now, I’m not saying that sexism doesn’t exist and isn’t real. And we can’t, but we can’t throw around the word “sexist” just to stop people like me from pointing out that Michele Bachmann, now running second for the Republican presidential nomination, isn’t a dangerous nincompoop. And when I point out that Sarah Palin is a vainglorious braggart, a liar, a whiner, a professional victim, a scold, a know-it-all, a chiseler, a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos straight out of “The Hills Have Eyes,” that’s not sexist. I’m saying it because it’s true, not because it’s true of a woman.

So it’s clear to, Maher viciously attacks Palin and Bachmann not because he hates women, but because he hates the conservative positions in which these two women firmly believe. He has no respect for them, so dropping sexist insults or profanity is entirely acceptable.

My new question then is quite simple: why can’t Maher similarly “get it” that Tea Party supporters or anyone who strongly opposes President Obama not because he’s black, but because they hate the liberal positions in which Obama firmly believes?

read the original post at DeskofBrian.com: http://deskofbrian.com/2011/07/bill-leads-liberal-sexist-attacks-michele-bachmann-sarah-palin/