Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Biden apologizes to Roberts for oath of office joke

January 28, 2009

By GottaLaff

Why was an apology really necessary? Chief Justice Roberts blew it, and V.P. Biden had some fun with it. My guess: The vice president’s boss made him do it:

An aide to Vice President Joe Biden tells CNN he called Chief Justice John Roberts last week to apologize for a light-hearted remark he made over the flubbed Inauguration Day oath of office. […]

Several staffers reacted to the comment with groans and laughter, though President Obama, standing next to Biden, did not crack a smile.

An aide to the vice president said Tuesday the two men spoke privately after that comment. �They spoke and had a good conversation,� said the aide, who declined to give further details.

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Drek-sploitation: GOP’s Big Obama Photo Op

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff

Here’s video of President Obama’s remarks following the meeting.

Drek-sploitation:

A Republican source tells Time magazine that “nearly as many House Republicans sought to get their photos taken with Obama as questioned him about the stimulus during their meeting.

How reassuring to know that the G.O.P. is using America’s disastrous Bush economy as a photo op with a popular president upon whom (along with a struggling nation) they enjoy defecating.

VIDEO: Norah O�Donnell calls out Republican on bogus economic talking points

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff

Where did the real Norah O’Donnell go?

Today on MSNBC, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to argue that the House economic recovery package needs more corporate tax cuts instead of infrastructure spending, arguing that it wouldn�t help create any jobs. McCarthy, however, was swiftly knocked down by host Norah O�Donnell.

Suh-napity doo-dah.

VIDEO– Bernard Goldberg on Hannity: Chris Matthews is a "hooker putting out for Obama"

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff

Pot, kettle, black, blech!

But of course, Hannity et al. never used Fox Noise as a porn site for all things Bush (pun intended). Sparing the rod was never one of their shortcomings (both puns intended). All this cockiness (pun intended) is particularly unflattering in light of Hannity’s usual comings and goings (pun intended). I don’t mean to be too hard on him (pun… you know)– okay, yes I do– but what a dick (you know the drill… Bada bing! Double pun intended).

President Obama: We need to "put aside political differences"

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff

President Obama just gave a statement, saying he had a productive meeting with the GOP, that he wants to “put aside political differences and get to work”, and that mayhaps the righties weren’t aware of all of the details of his recovery plan.

Here’s how Republicans “put aside political differences”:

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UPDATE: And this…

Boehner to GOP: Vote against stimulus

And this:

The bottom line: a coordinated effort to embarrass a president who looked largely unassailable just weeks ago.

VIDEO– Rush Limbaugh: Obama wants me to fail

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff

Original post here.

Oxy LimpDong said straight out that he wants President Obama to fail. Obama responded. Now LimpDong responds to the response.

Jon Stewart nails the hypocrisy:

After playing an old clip of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly sounding off on the “anti-Bush liberals” (“But this hate stuff, this rooting for the administration to fail in Iraq and other areas is un-American, unbecoming, and unacceptable. Like him or not, Mr. Bush is the elected leader of this country…” said O’Reilly in March of 2007), Stewart showed conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh talking about how he wants Obama to “fail,” during an appearance on FOX News’ Hannity on Wednesday. […]

Not really joking, Comedy Central’s Stewart asked, “Does Bill O’Reilly think Rush Limbaugh hates America?”

Stewart posited that Limbaugh’s words could be considered “arguably treasonous.”

The hypocrisy of these wingers is jaw-dropping.

Here’s the video:
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As the Stomach Turns.

VIDEO– U.N. official: Enough evidence to prosecute Rumsfeld for war crimes

January 27, 2009

By GottaLaff


This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast Jan. 26, 2009.

Monday, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak told CNN’s Rick Sanchez that the US has an “obligation” to investigate whether Bush administration officials ordered torture, adding that he believes that there is already enough evidence to prosecute former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Original (videoless) post here.

VIDEO– Chris Matthews on family planning measure in stimulus bill: "It sounds a little like China"

January 26, 2009

By GottaLaff

Want to get Paddy steaming mad? Play her this video.

She ranted, justifiably, on the phone to me earlier about this Tweety moment of typically beef-brained verbal flatulence, and I hadn’t seen it yet. Now that I have, I may have to call her and rant back.

Keith Olbermann Talks About His Issues With Authoritarian Types

January 26, 2009

You can see the whole interview here, CSpan Junkie was one of my first subscriptions on YouTube and well worth it.

Hazing the New Press Secretary

January 26, 2009

Poor Gibby. via Oliver.