Matt Hutaff gathers new fans for his defense of Rosie. Also, thoughts on earthquakes and Alan Greenspan.
Rosie O'Donnell Gets Sucker Punched
Is it now the case in America that we are not allowed to think, even erroneously, lest we be branded a traitor? So says the writer of the article:
For God sake we have enough stupid people in government saying stupid things , wake up sir! Then you are saying what's wrong with yelling fire in a theater...its my given right to speak out!.....makes no difference if 911 happen the way it did or not, or whether there are people inside the theater.
There a lot of us that look up to celebrities, but sweet Jesus when you hear and see an individual pop venom off on any issue and with out any kind of evidence.
When don't you ask Sheen and Rosie when was there last medical check up? One more question, if those people that shoot blindly from the hip were commoners like me, would anybody listen to them?
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Matt Hutaff's Rosie O'Donnell Gets Sucker Punched was quite possibly the best commentary I have ever read on the subject of media pundits and how they fail to debate things intelligently and professionally. I, like Matt, acknowledge that I do not know the truth about what happened on that day but it is vitally important for me to find out what happened; there's no other way to do that than to ask questions and investigate, and who in their right mind could have a problem with that?
As a Canadian, I'd never heard of The Simon before, but I assure you, I plan to take a good long look in the hopes that it is one of those rare media outlets that tells it like it is and isn't afraid of the truth -- always and forever.
Thanks Matt, Steve
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Why is it an absurd notion that no plane hit the Pentagon? There was no wreckage,the hole in the building was too small,and plenty of military people reported seeing helicopters before the incident and still more reported smelling cordite an explosive.Investigate further my friend and people like odonnell wont have to do the work the journalists are supposed to.
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Nice article, you just won a new reader. WTC7 is the key that woke me up a few years ago. NIST has still not released their final report! I guess they are trying to come up with their 6th excuse that might actually stick. Thanks,
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Good article! - Amazing! Shades of Nazi Germany? 1984? government propaganda stormtroopers are in attack mode. I am a conservative and I don't agree much with Rosie but she does have a right to say what she thinks. I wouldn't put it past our present government to pull something like 9-11. Look how our rights were stripped from us by puppet politicians who cared more for the RNC than the USA using 9-11 as their battle cry. What a power grab by the feds! Amerika has become divided in many ways. Here's another one. Most government school educated americans have no idea what the constitution is about. I took a philosophy course on Logic. You point the fallacies out very well. Thanks,
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Matt: thanks for sticking up for Rosie. I wouldn't be too sure about a passenger plane hitting the Pentagon. How about you telling us your thoughts in what really happened and what is bogus. For starts--911 / Anthrax killings were not done by arabs. --Guess who really did it? Cheers !
This is How We Deal with Earthquakes: Living and Having a Life
I suppose I am a veteran of several earthquake tours beginning with the Sand Canyon quake of 1971. I was in Catholic grade school at the time and remember three things. 1) The hardwood floors vibrated under our feet as we scrambled out of bed wondering what the heck was going on. We were all new to this earthquake thing. 2) School was closed for the day and since I don't live in the snowy east, this didn't happen often. 3) The news continually showed a section of the 2 Freeway dropping off into nowhere. It was in the process of being completed but looked like the scene from Planet of the Apes when a character stumbles upon the Statue of Liberty half buried in the sand.
Since then there's been the Whittier Quake, the Bay Area Quake during the World Series and the Northridge Quake and a host of others too numerous to list. All have had the eerie quality of a hideous, sleeping giant and all have been relegated to somewhere back in the mind. I was on business in the Bay Area for three weeks prior to that quake regularly traveling from Oakland to the City on the freeway that collapsed over the Bay Bridge that lost a section. To this day, I feel lucky to have concluded business when I did or I might have been one of those pancaked people suffering the worst commute fate of all. After the Northridge quake, the neighbors gathered out in the street to assess the damage. There was virtually none. But, due to a citywide blackout, we had a reminder that the lack of stars in the sky is not so much because of air pollution, but because there is so much ambient light from this vast expanse of community. So many stars shone that darkened night. A day or two later, I was trimming trees and was up in one with a chainsaw when an aftershock hit. I recall the large picture window in the house above us rattling first then the tree swaying back and forth as I nervously tried not to cut off one of my limbs. That was actually kind of fun. Another quake preceded a trip I had to take down to the Imperial Valley which is somewhere between Mexico and hell. I actually changed the route to avoid going near the epicenter. Why do this after the fact? Who the hell knows? It just freaked me out. But on the drive, every over pass I traveled on, suspended 150 feet above the concrete, seemed suddenly unstable and just waiting to collapse. Creepy.
Anyway, all is quiet now and my biggest worry is not whether I'll have enough water or food in the event of a major quake. No, it's having a large enough arsenal to hold back my neighbor who inevitably won't be prepared and will be trying to borrow or steal mine. Yes those earthquakes are most often out of sight but not quite out of mind.
Alan Greenspan: How Ya Like Me Now?
So Greenspan bites his bragging from Wyclef? That's cute.
More seriously, I think you might have gotten your salary comparison backwards in the third paragraph: from a quick Google, I gather Greenspan made about $180,000 from his job in 2005.