There never was a good knife made of bad steel

It is a sad day when millionaires like Bill O’Reilly who in return for very little in the way of labor and benefit most from American society have to pay taxes. O’Reilly: Top 1% Would Have To Finance ‘Folks Who…Smoke Reefers 24/7′

In fact, “the average tax rate of the wealthiest 1% fell to its lowest level in at least 18 years,” allowing the wealthiest 1% of Americans to garner “the highest share of the nation’s adjusted gross income for two decades, and possibly the highest since 1929.” The “average tax rate in 2006 for the top 1%, based on adjusted gross income, was 22.8%,” down from “28.9% in 1996, and…24% in 1988?

If the Billster was making the millions he was making now under Reagan one wonders if he would still be complaining. I’m shocked that Bill O’ thinks he works for a living. He has a journalism degree, but he’s obviously not in the same league as actual journalist like Bill Moyer, Christian Amanpour or Walter Pincus to name a few. He’s no great thinker or scholar – at least one homocidal sociopath is a fan. Yet we’re all supposed to break down in crocodile tears because he might have to chip in a few dollars more while making a living as a professional whiner and hate monger.

Lynn Sweet apparently isn’t to blame, at least not completely for getting the Obama visiting the troops story wrong, More to the story: about my post on Obama canceling visit to troops in Germany

The new headline on my post read “Pentagon tells Obama aide a visit to U.S. base in Germany would be seen as political.” I thought that new headline and revised paragraph solved the problem; usually there is just one URL for a blog post. But due to a server glitch at the Sun-Times, both the original and updated versions existed on the Internet. The Republicans have been linking to the original post and not the updated version.

Its been a week and the Republican zealots are still drooling on their keyboards with their version of the story – a complete lie. They hate it that most of the troops love the guy – these pictures speak for themselves.

So you’re a U.S. Senator and one of the more famous and popular ones at that. When some college age women run at you hoping to get a group picture, 1. You take the proper Conservative attitude and tell the young ladies to piss off. Or 2. You take 10 seconds for the picture and then head off to your car. Kerry’s office: Sen. wasn’t partying with women. Could be this non-story be about TMZ and Republicans being desperate to get Ted Stevens (R-AK) off the front page of every news site and paper. Weirdest conclusion reached from Steven’s indictment – it helps McCain.

MEDIA BASH BARACK (NOT A TYPO)

Study Finds Obama Faring Worse On TV News Than McCain

Since the primaries ended, on-air evaluations of Barack Obama have been 72% negative (vs. 28% positive).  That’s worse than John McCain’s coverage, which has been 57% negative (vs. 43% positive) during the same time period.

Golden Gate Bridge from one of the towers

There never was a good knife made of bad steel ~ Benjamin Franklin

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