Saturday, February 12, 2011
1) I've always considered "Special Report with Brett Baier" to be one of Fox's better programs. This, in that, while, yes, it does have a tendency to mostly favor Republicans, it isn't anywhere near as biased as some of Fox's other programs. And that's why I was especially disappointed to see that on one of that show's most recent panels they had, not one but two of the most discredited foreign policy "specialists" in United States history; a couple of fellows by the name of Paul Wolfowitz and Elliot Abrams (Frank Gaffney just wasn't available, I guess LOL). I mean, I know that it was a segment on the Egypt crisis and all (and, yes, thereby one requiring foreign policy experts) but, come on, even somebody like Bill Kristol would have been better than these two imbeciles.............2) I've heard reports that Hosni Mubarak might be worth as much as 40 BILLION dollars. But even, folks, if it's just a quarter (or even a tenth!!) of that amount, that would probably have to make him THE most corrupt (at least in terms of embezzlement) leader in recorded history. And the fact that he apparently executed this graft in a land of such decaying poverty, that additionally makes him a miscreant.............3) The Republicans (and the right, in general) have positioned themselves nicely in regards to Egypt. If democracy ends up breaking out over there, it's due to President Bush's "Freedom Agenda". If, however, the opposite happens (an Islamic caliphate, another right-wing dictatorship - this one, though, hostile to Israel, some sort of hybrid of these two), then of course it'll be President Obama's fault. We'll just have to see if the American public (those, I'm saying, outside the far-right) buys it (Obama clearly being through if they do).