Monthly Archive for September, 2009

Bring Back the Guy Under The Seats

Dave Letterman is now officially the Keith Olbermann of late night talk.  Between his schmoozfests with any liberal-leaning guest, he uses his cutting sarcasm on any invitees espousing conservative values.  The latest example of the former was his lovefest with whacky science czar John Holdren.  The second time he’s appeared on his show, no less.  Holden’s the dude that believes in mass sterilization and forced abortions for population control and takes global warming hysterics to another level.

I was a huge, I mean huge, fan of Letterman when he started, until his political opinions started appearing in his monologues and “interviews”.  I went to see his show in NYC and was a regular viewer for many years.  I was really disappointed to see Leno get the Tonight Show job over him because I thought Letterman was funnier and wouldn’t be the kiss-up that Leno was to his guests.  Well, Dave ended up doing the same with anyone on his show that had his political views (i.e leftist ones, and it wouldn’t hurt if you threw a barb at one of the George Bushes).

I miss the days of Chris Elliott as a regular in The Guy Under the Seats, Stupid Pet Tricks, and throwing stuff off a five story building.

Conan is the best.  He keeps the politics out and he keeps it funny.

Uhhh, What About that Manslaughter Thingie?

I know that one shouldn’t speak ill of the dead, but now that the eulogy lovefest is over, VDH writes about some things in lifelong politician Ted Kennedy’s past that NPR and other liberal shills conveniently left out of his glorious obit:

So Ted Kennedy railed against the special treatment accorded Richard Nixon through Gerald Ford’s presidential pardon: “Is there one system of justice for the average citizen and another system for the high and mighty?” Yet Kennedy himself serially cheated in college — and expected his family influence to mitigate punishment. Reckless driving and intoxication were accepted indulgences without many consequences. His explanations for the Chappaquiddick fiasco — where he was going, how he crashed, where he went and whom he contacted while his passenger was drowning — were not just mendacious, but surreal. No matter — a clear case of involuntary manslaughter for the “average citizen” was reduced to a traffic violation for the “high and mighty.” …. entire article here

47 years in the Senate.  47 years of not walking the talk. That may be his most impressive legacy.  Although that seems to be standard for our representatives on the hill.