Well, May was not a kind month for the cable news network. Seems it got hit the worst of all cable networks like FOX and MSNBC.
And here is the biggest loser on CNN, the guy that took over Larry King’s show. He drove it into the ground, proving that just because you have a british accent is no guarantee of people listening to you. That would be Piers Morgan. And I hear that Ted Turner is going to the UN to try and get his money back! Just a rumor….
Forget April — May was the cruellest month for CNN.
The third-place cable news network hit a 20-year prime-time ratings low last month, averaging only 390,000 viewers — down 51 percent from May 2011.
Those were also CNN’s lowest numbers, in prime time, since October 1991.
While prime-time numbers for all the cable news networks were off from May of last year — MSNBC was down 19 percent and Fox News Channel dropped 9 percent — CNN was hit the hardest.
In addition to its prime-time woes, CNN also had its second-lowest-rated month in 20 years in the “money” news demo of adults 25-54, according to thewrap.com.
(this by the way is news that CNN will not report! LOL)
Yes. War has been declared on everything.
Looks like the younger generation is so over Facebook.
A primer on the historic California legislation to ban “gay therapy” for kids, which is likely to pass this month.
Today is Hug An Atheist Day. Get on it. Someone should have told me this yesterday, so I could have had time to hunt one down just to hug her (what? I am not gay!)
The world agrees — plastic clamshell packaging wins for worst design ever.
After news broke this week that one man had eaten another’s face, the CDC was compelled to remind people that zombies aren’t real.
Actually, the past week hasn’t been that weird — it turns out that people eat other people on a pretty regular basis.
Now why did I not think of this? Out of a job, getting jobless benefits? Don’t spend that money on rent, food, gas, etc. Instead start a business!
HILDA SOLIS: Let’s look at the past five months. On the average in those past five months, we have seen about 170,000 jobs created. And yes, economists say you have to have at least 120,000 on an average. It is not as dire as some would say. I would say that even though in the 27 months we created for 4.3 million private sector jobs — that is not devastating. That is actually something that I think is somewhat positive. Sure, we have to do more. We are focused like a laser beam to make sure that we have our training, job-training dollars working and partnerships with community colleges and employers to make sure that we find the right employees to get into those jobs that are available. We have seen a reduction from those individuals; at the beginning of this recession it was about seven applicants for one job. Now it is down to about three-to-one. We’ve got to do better and the way we do it is by incentivizing businesses. You’re absolutely right about making investments in small businesses, tax credits and brakes and allowing for UI benefits to be used so that people can start their own businesses.
(just your typical obamacrat with not a single clue what it is like outside her office)
Guess they want some kind of government assistance?
All of that daily pouting and shouting can really wear on a soul, they say. And the best way to deal with it is to have a good cry.
One document published by Occupy Chicago, titled “Responding to Trauma in Protests and Mass Mobilizations: Supporting Yourself and Others to Cope with Traumatic Incidents,” begins:
“Factors that place us at greater risk for post-traumatic stress are having a history of abuse, not getting support that we need from our allies, and being separated from others, either during or following the action. Because abuse is pervasive in this culture, learning to heal from and integrate our traumatic experiences in action can empower us to live our lives more fully every day.”
Occupy Chicago explains the warning signs in another document titled, “Crisis Fact Sheet: 10 Ways to Recognize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,”
All of those pretty much describe the Occupy crowd. But the self-important audacity of Occupy shines through in another document, titled “Trauma and Healing. It calls for a healthy dose of self-pity and weeping to overcome the effects of PTSD.
Obama must love this guy! Now obama can point to China as a big reason to outlaw guns.
A report issued by the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China has included U.S. gun ownership among a list of human rights violations, Law Enforcement Examiner Jim Kouri reported yesterday. “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011” was published last Friday on the PRC’s Consulate General in New York website.
“The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens’ lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership,” the report claims. “The U.S. people hold between 35 percent and 50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns, with every 100 people having 90 guns [and] 47 percent of American adults reported that they had a gun.”
The same country we give billions to!
Security services in Azerbaijan say they arrested 40 suspects and seized weapons as they thwarted a series of planned terror attacks against the Eurovision Song Contest.
Officials said they had discovered 13 assault rifles, a machine gun, 12 handguns, three rifles, 3,400 rounds of bullets, 62 hand grenades, and several kilograms of explosives.
Targets included the song contest venue and major hotels housing foreigners, including the Marriott and Hilton in Baku, the National Security Ministry said.
Azerbaijan has in recent months reported being the target of terrorist activities planned by groups with ties to al-Qaeda and Iran, and this appears to be most extravagant alleged plot revealed to date.
An oil-rich nation of 9million people wedged between Russia and Iran, Azerbaijan has nurtured close relations with the US and played an active role in Western-led counter-terrorist programmes.
At least one suspected plotter, 37-year-old Azerbaijani citizen Vugar Padarov, and a security agent were killed during raids to shut down the terrorist group, the statement said.
Padarov was identified in an April security statement as the leader of a group that had received religious training in Syria. Some of its members had weapons training with the Jihad Islami group in Pakistan and took part in fighting Nato-led troops in Afghanistan, the National Security Ministry said.
The self proclaimed penny pinching president has really outspent the past 5 (five) presidents!
President Obama has shelled out more in federal spending than the five presidents that came before him.
A new chart by the Comeback America Initiative (CAI), a non-partisan group dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility by policymakers, shows federal spending by president as a percentage of GDP, and it doesn’t reflect well on Obama.
“There has been a dramatic increase in spending under the Obama administration,” David Walker, Founder and CEO of CAI, told Whispers. “Most of it is attributable to year one of his presidency and the stimulus. . . but President Obama has continued to take spending to a new level.”
Federal spending was close to 20 percent under the Carter administration, dropped to 18 percent under Clinton, and is currently at an incredible 24 percent of GDP. According to the Congressional Budget Office, federal spending may hover around 22 percent for the next decade.
Glass Beach is a protected beach, but not for its natural beauty. Located just outside of Fort Bragg, California it became an illegal dumping ground for residents in the late nineteenth century who lacked any kind of refuse pickup. It wasn’t until 1967 that the illegal dump was finally closed by city leaders and the local water board. The beach was cleaned of large refuse, but small pieces of glass and plastic that had been worn down by the elements remain, giving the beach its name and its unusual beauty.
Ed Schultz is the kind of shameless liberal hack who can go on air standing in front of screaming labor-union crowds in Madison, Wisc., calling for Gov. Scott Walker’s head on a platter, and then turn around and announce that “Fox News is an arm of the Republican Party.”
Let’s put this canard to rest. In coverage of the leftist effort to drain the taxpayers of Wisconsin for an unnecessary and doomed recall election, Fox looks much more objective than Ed Schultz. There is no question about that.
A new Media Research Center study shows “The Ed Show” guest count tilted against Walker by 237 to 1. Think about this. One person supports Walker, 237 against him. Contrast this with “The O’Reilly Factor’s” guest count on the subject: 12 guests for Walker, eight opposed, seven neutral.
This is really only a fraction of Schultz’s full-throated advocacy of the Wisconsin union agenda. After all, he blasts away on the radio for three hours a day. It’s his right to advocate — but not to participate in character assassination. Both on radio and on TV, Schultz asserts that anyone who votes for Walker “may be voting for a criminal.” Prosecutors are investigating potential campaign improprieties while Walker was Milwaukee County executive, but let’s be clear: Walker has in no way been implicated in the scandal. Schultz is slandering.
Of course, Schultz is not alone. The national news media trashed Gov. Walker in 2011 for getting a bill passed that forced public-employee unions to make a modest payment toward their own health insurance and pension plans instead of having the overtaxed public foot the entire bill. Union protests against this proposal were compared to the Arab Spring. “Cairo moved to Madison,” cooed Diane Sawyer. The New York Times suggested Wisconsin was “the Tunisia of collective bargaining rights.”
I could state that the unions are behaving like Gestapo thugs — but that would be uncivil wouldn’t it?
Read more HERE.
With all the talk nowadays regarding Conservative “War on Women”, I got to thinking. Is there really a war? What started it? It’s a fairly recent issue, I can’t recall it coming up prior to this election cycle.
Is it just another reference for Feminist Movement? Can’t be that, they burned their bras years ago and eventually got most of what they wanted.
Women can vote now, though I suspect a large portion of the female population has no idea what Women’s Suffrage is. Oops, I should include males in that group as well.
We have women representation in public office throughout the nation and female owned and operated businesses are at record high. Military service women now perform duties in combat-zones, and the WNBA has been going strong now since 1996. Women have progressed in a lot of areas over the years, so where’s the war?
Is it the Sandra Fluke controversy? You remember Sandra Fluke, she was the third year law student who testified before congress promoting free contraception for all. Because contraception can be quite expensive, she believed the government should provide it as an entitlement.
Boy that really stirred the pots, but certainly not to the level of war. Disagreement, yes but not war. Both sides have valid arguments for their position that will have to be worked out in a civil manner.
While I feel for Ms. Fluke and others for the expense they have to bear, I don’t feel obligated to pay for little Suzie’s recreational activities, unless, of course, I’m banging her.
These are not atheists but GOD HATING ASSHOLES WHO WILL BURN IN HELL!
MIDDLEBORO (CBS) – A statue that has stood in the same spot for 53 years is now at the center of a Constitutional debate.
In 1959, Middleboro Kiwanis Club erected a 12-foot brick cross bearing the word “worship” on a traffic island on Route 28.
Recently, the statue caught the eye of a Boston attorney who has since filed multiple complaints with the Massachusetts Department ofTransportation. The state declined to release the name of that attorney.
The cross sits mostly on town land. The state owns a small fraction of the traffic island where it is located, and thus, the ACLU says, the cross violates church and state separation laws.
A number of locals who spoke to WBZ-TV defended the statue, including Bob Kinney of the Middleboro Kiwanis Club. They argue that the statue is a local landmark.
“For someone to go by it one time and complain, I think that’s sad,” he said.
But the state and the ACLU want to see the structure come down.
I repeat, tea doilies. Made of sugar.
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