Dear Barack Obama

Please stop trash talking Hillary Clinton. This is what I’m talking about:

The “Annie Oakley” reference is completely uncalled for here and you should know better.

h/t egalia for the clip. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dear Keith Olbermann

On your Worst Person in the World segment last night, you awarded the bronze to Elton John, for making the following statement:

“I never cease to be amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some people in this country. I say the hell with them. I love you Hillary. I’ll always be there for you.”

See 00:30-1:22 below:

I am not a Hillary Clinton supporter, and Elton John’s music is frankly grating to me for the most part. However, you seem to be completely clueless about the real misogyny that some people clearly demonstrate, including quite notably by your own colleague Chris Matthews.

And yes, a sizable number of people in this country are still racist, as well. News flash.

Not funny

Just a quick note. Michael Musto is a frequent contributor to the otherwise excellent Countdown with Keith Olbermann. This is an excerpt of his schtick on Friday’s program with guest host Allison Stewart:

STEWART:  Now, when [Nicole] Richie‘s TV co-star and fellow famous for no real person, Paris Hilton, served her 23 days in the slammer, Hilton took along spiritual books.  What did Ms. Richie bring for her 82 minutes?

MUSTO:  She got the same bible that Paris had.  Paris sold it on eBay.  But this time there are passages circled in crayon for when Larry King asks you your favorite parts.  She also has a book called, “How to Accidentally Fall Down Stairs and Lose Seven Pounds in Prison For Pregnant Dummies.”  Great book.

Women are not lesser beings to men.

BBC News (hat-tip Lindsay Beyerstein @ Majikthise, via William K. Wolfrum @ Shakesville):

The decision in April by Amnesty’s executive committee to support access to abortion for women in cases of rape, incest or violence, or where the pregnancy jeopardises a mother’s life or health was greeted with an outcry by churches.

Roman Catholic leaders in particular accused Amnesty of betraying its commitment to human rights, and a senior Vatican official called on Catholics to stop funding it.

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