Friday, March 16, 2012

"#ToMyUnbornChild" Hashtag Brings Out The Homicidal Homophobes

The Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild  struck a nerve with a large number of homophobes.  The tag was trending with some of the most disgusting tweets I have ever read. 

Some of these delightful hate haiku include:
"#ToMyUnbornChild u betta not be gay mi ahh fi kill u"

"#ToMyUnbornChild I Will Put A Bullet Through Your Skull If You Become Gay..."
Aside from the obvious grammatical errors, the unbridled hatred here is shocking. My hope is that none of the over 100 hateful tweeters will ever have children, gay or straight, but I fear that may already be just a pipe dream.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Santorum - "Teleprompters Should Be Illegal"

Of all the brainless comments made by GOP candidates this one takes the cake.  Santorum in an attempt to smear his opponents has said he feels teleprompters should be illegal.  So that means that every US president since Nixon should have not used teleprompters?  Oh please! 

In case you didn't know (Luddites and Amish are excused here) a teleprompter is a device which allows a speaker, usually on television to read his speech without looking down at his notes.  It allows for better eye contact with viewers and is much easier to read that looking up and down from prepared notes.

Just in case you had no clue, every president, politician and official reads from a prepared speech sometimes.  Hell, even Abraham Lincoln read the Gettysburg Address from his notes on the back of an envelope.  The ancient art of writing speeches is a time tested way to make sure your words are clear and concise. 

I suppose Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum would rather everyone just shoot from the hip, and though most politicians and public figures do that sometimes, when it comes to an important message reading it really assures you will get it right.

So next time you hear someone denigrate the use of the teleprompter, let them know that the great communicator Ronald Regan used them in almost every speech.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Santorum Won Alabama and Mississippi, But Romney Still Far Ahead in Delegates

Though the media and the Santorum campaign would have you believe that he swept the south, he only garnered 31 delegates from the two states.  Romney got 22 as well as Hawaii and Samoa putting his total at 495 to Santorum's 252.  It is hardly a sweep.

Meanwhile Gingrich with 131delegates and Ron Paul with 48 are plugging away hoping to become king makers at the convention.  Tampa should be interesting.  I think there is a good chance it will be a rowdy event and the final decision may not be reached until the fight on the floor.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Limbaugh in Limbo - All National Ads Pulled

According to reports, Premiere Networks sent a memo to the traffic managers at all its affiliate stations telling them that they were suspending all national advertising for the weeks of March 12 and March 19 on the Rush Limbaugh Show. This will leave the program without any national ads for two weeks.

Limbaugh's controversial comments have resulted in over 150 sponsors specifically questing that their ads not run in the shock-jock's program. One wounds how much longer he can survive on the air with no sponsors?