Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 December 2012
Posted on 12/23/2012 4:47:18 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
December 23rd, 2012
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): David Keene, NRA president; Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; actor Ben Affleck.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Reps. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., and Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio; former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, who's leading an NRA program that will develop a model security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep!
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Looks like a fairly balance lineup this morning.
But the media ghouls probably thing they can have a bunch of “Gotcha” moments. Let’s see if the guests can stay on topic and refuse to play thee lamestream’s game.
Kay Baily Hutchinson on the same show, second week in a row... Maybe Bob Schieffer has a crush on her.....
Some say Ben Afflack is going to run for Kerry seat in Mass. Lord help us!
Another queer possibility: Barney Frank not shutting door to Senate appointment
Clinton Pledges To Add Police Officers To Schools
Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2000
Apparently the networks are convinced that nobody will be watching this weekend so it's okay to level the playing field...
Time for the Republicans to remind the media that the GOP House has already passed revenue and spending legislation. Those bills HAVE to originate in the House. Now the Senate needs to vote on one or more of them with whatever amendments they choose to add, then a reconciliation conference works out the differences. At least that is how it used to work in America, before we got to this point.
Maybe the Ghost of Journalism Past will talk to the clowns we have now and explain the difference. One can only hope.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!
Christ is the reason for the season
Merry Christmas to everyone here and many, many more.
Hi Silvie how RU!
Her every move is now controlled by the bent axel.Hillary will never be responsible for anything every agiannow tha the bent axel guides her pathway to 2016 and the final nail in our coffin as a former free and open country.
Policemen in the schools instead of more help for the criminally insane,figures.
Sounds like police state logic to me.
What happens if we just say no to any tax increases or spending over what we take in?
We take in close to 200 billion a month. Why can’t we get by on that?
Image of the day so far!!
Oh please, please, please.
That photo needs a little facial bruising, glasses disheveling and nose blood edited in.
Maybe a broken lens.
It’s going to be Ted Kennedy Jr. despite the fact that he lives in CT. They’re saying he’ll probably announce by Tuesday. If this is true, the seat’s all his and Brown shouldn’t waste time or money .
Wallace: Only nine days left to head off tax increases and spending cuts.
Hey Wallace! Why the hell would we want to head off spending cuts?
Merry Christmas A.B. and Thanks for the thread. I guess the world did not technically “end”, but we are entering the era of TEOTWAWKI. God help us.
P. S. I’m kinda glad Boehner got some comuppance, his stripping commitee assignments from Conservatives and all. What a goober!
He may soon be doing that to all of us. After Kerry gets confirmed as SoS. Then Frank may be appointed to replace him as Senator from Massachusetts.
It's never enough. "Bread and circuses" keeps the people at bay for a while, but eventually the producers stop producing and it all collapses.
Kent Conrad talking about Billions$ in spending and revenue “fiction”
Wallace to Republican:
I know your party doesn’t believe in raising taxes, and I’m not saying you are right or wrong.
“spending cuts” - sequestration of $500 Billion for “military”. Not good IMHO
Also $500 Billion in medical care. Quit paying the Doctors. See how long that “works”.
Last night on Judge Janine Pirro's great show she revealed the story behind the story/axelrod fairy tale about the State Depts. release of what really happened in Benghazi. The brothers Grimm would be proud.
Turns out Benghazi was about hiding any bad press for Hillary in her quest for dyke-queen in 2016.
You may be left wondering why it was all the Rogue ambassadors fault for going off the reservation. Who knew he was Palinesque?
Turns out Stevens disobeyed State Dept.commands and went out of bounds by delivering arms all over the mid-East all on his own. Even worse he requested additional security which was ignored by the powers that be. Even though all the other infidel embassies had closed. Violence was everywhere for months before 911 and at least ten branches of al-queda were training near Benghazi.
Seems zeros plan to get his terror buddies to capture Stevens and then he would swoop in and rescue him looking bold just before the elections went astray.
Could be why help never came and Woods and Doherty died a horrible death. All the time expecting planes to swoop in from their many calls. Not to mention Stevens being dragged through the street and being tortured/sodomized beyond belief since his sexual preference did not gel with that of the terrorists. Just another day in the life of infidel torture.
Yes, it will be interesting to see how much Sunday press this story gets.
Going Galt is all the rage. Really won’t solve our problems however.
Be careful what you wish for....
Obama could adopt the "an armed citizen at every school" to implement his "civilian force funded to the same levels as the US Army"....and overnight you have a "brother" swinging a night stick and armed with an assault rifle at every school.
dnc Dave says its not the mentally ill. Its the guns that jump out of their locked box and go out looking for school kids to kill.Never ends with these bozos.
Everyone over 65 is now at risk. Will we get the treatment for what ails us or will we be told to take a pill.
Merry Christmas to you and to all. Thanks for doing this thread every week. Since Election Day I have stopped (almost)all politics. No Rush, Sean, Mark, FoxNews, etc. Just this thread and WSJ editorial pages. Actually, much happier, but not quite at the “ignorance is bliss” point...YET. But will always look forward to the info, opinions, and friendly chit-chat here every Sunday!
DNC Dave hell bent on going after Wayne la Pierre. “What gun legislation would you support.” Where would you like to be shot Wayne? DNC Dave appears empowered since his side won!!
guns are responsible for violence. Its those walking guns again beware.
Wayne tries to talk about criminals and nut cases but dnc dave knows its all the guns fault.Just too good.
“end of life” counseling
[i.e. just die, why don’t ya? Quit being a burden to your family and life’s savings]
No problem there!
There are no savings!! The Dear Leader’s tax policies took it all!!
This guy is incorruptible and comes with a pre-existing arm twist.
You know, I thought about that and you are absolutely correct.
During the Great Depression people often had no recourse to unemployment except charity, soup kitchens and moving to California (like in the Grapes of Wrath). Still, the media of the day told them Roosevelt was fixing things, making them better and really cared for them! It still took a World War to set things right and America lucked out by being the only unscathed power after it was over.
Fast forward to today and instead of charity we have big government doing it all. It’s not necessary to stand in line, beg or move. You get a credit card (EBT), free cell phone, housing paid for, unemployment check for two years, and welfare or easy social security disability after that. And, of course, the driveby media has never been so partisan and promoting of one political party in general and one president in particular.
Is it any wonder who people will vote for?
(Hint: Not the guy who says no. Let’s get back to hard work and fix things. Especially when his message gets spit on and distorted by the driveby’s)
But as you say, the bill is going to come due. Like the grasshopper fiddling while the ants work, winter will come.
We have actually ensured our own demise in this past election. JMHO.
It took the whole show but when he went down the list of elites-only who are able to get weapons permits in New York the jack ass who was braying at him had nothing to say.
I’m a faithful reader of this column every Sunday morning. I don’t comment much as I have no TV but reading this gives me a general idea of the tone.
Alas, thanks for faithfully posting this every Sunday.
To all FReepers everywhere: Merry Christmas and let’s pray we have a Happy New Year.
Hypocrisy. It’s what the Left eats for dinner.
How can they even talk in terms of “cutting the budget” when there hasn’t been one passed since Obama took office?
Most of what they are talking about are cuts in spending increases, nothing as deaconian as a roll back of total spending to the levels of the Clinton days.
Morning AB, All,
....Merry Christmas to all!
What a weekend! Daughter/granddaughter been here Friday night, Saturday night. Had our “Christmas” dinner Friday, opened gifts Saturday morning, went to church Saturday where I sang in choir.
After drove down to Ocean City Merryland where we went to the Festival of Lights. Met two nieces there, went out to dinner after.
Played games, sang songs, laughed and...
...folks I grabbed on to my precious granddaughter, just turned nine years old, and hugged her for a full ten minutes, both of us just hugging tight, silent, eyes clenched tight. If love could pour out of a body into another you can believe I pushed tons of love out of me into my beloved grandchild and I prayed the entire mass, thanking God for giving her to me and to please keep her safe.
I’m sure across the fruited plains grandparents are hugging their descendants with the same force of love.
We never mention Newtown, save in passing. Kaitlyn I must suppose knows all about it. In fact, her school had a lock down drill Tuesday after the shooting, so disconcerting with the timing that the school had to call all parents and swear the practice drill had nothing to do with Newtown. I’m not sure I believe it.
But Kaitlyn tells us in great detail how the classroom doors are now locked at all times, how she learned to dive beneath her desk and shrivel up as small as possible.
Sure, she knows about Newtown.
Neither daughter or I could talk about it with her without sobs so we just avoided the subject.
At a quiet moment daughter and I discuss these shootings. she is, as you might imagine, concerned.
“Melissa, Friday a week ago 20 kids got shot at an elementary school. It was horrible. We are all aggrieved. And this Christmas 20 parents will suffer unimaginable loss.”
I took a breath as we both tried to imagine Christmas morning for the parents of those precious children and we had to pause for our mental pain.
“But this Christmas some 90 million parents will wake up and have healthy, happy children running to their gifts under the tree. Because while these tragedies happen (I then recited stats about the 1929 school mass murder, the biggest ones being in China), America is still a great place to raise a child. Not to belittle the loss of those children, but we need to keep our perspective. Most of all , we need TO NOT LET THE POLITICIANS PASS A BUNCH OF STUPID LAWS THAT WILL ONLY HURT US AND NOT SAVE A SINGLE CHILD.”
Daughter agreed and she was shocked to learn about that 1929 school massacre involving bombs or firecrackers. This country’s media wants us to believe this sort of thing only happens in America.
I got a picture to share with you guys, best picture I’ve ever managed to get in my life.
Will put it up second or third page in thread so keep commenting so I can post it.
I will also tell story behind it and....
....you will thank me very much.
Its already starting and when the docs leave in droves, look out.
Do we need another Old White Person running the country, after 4 years of the Coolest Kid In Junior High? No, Hillary is done, and another minority will demand their turn in the saddle. The Media just has to sell it.
Everyone over 65 is now at risk. Will we get the treatment for what ails us or will we be told to take a pill.
As we sign up for Medicare, our names will go directly to the IPAB computer matrix, the Death Panel, and that will be that. Hopefully, the quality of the pain pills will improve because....”Treatment? What treatment? Haha!”
Well, if you are a white American that will be that. The multicultees will (at first) get some sort of special attention because their votes are reliably communist.
But in due time “votes” will no longer be required and then the ruling Left will begin eating one another as they always do—and the Elites will increasingly more tightly circle themselves behind barbed wire.
This is how it ALWAYS goes with communist states. They find reasons to exterminate or permanently imprison opposition and then turn on themselves. Our geat grandchildren need to be ready when the time comes. That wall WILL come down. It always does.
la Pierre did a GREAT job...He is very articulate and keeps the focus on the average listener..wish we had someone like him instead of Marble-mouth McConnel and tearful Boehner.
God's hand played a big part in that. Luck, meh, not so much.
Fast forward to today, we are mightily trying God's patience 24/7. I think we're on the edge. NOT a good place to be.
I just finished reading Alas Babylon! while remembering what my world was like in 1959. MAD was a distinct daily threat, and the fear of nuclear strike from the USSR was very real!
But at the same time people worked. There was no Great Society to cater to the lazy. Our country’s future is definitely as or more precarious today than it was fifty years ago.
PS: Hoover and Depression will always be connected in the majority of people’s minds. Roosevelt, and now Obama, will never be blamed for doing things that extended a financial crash.
Bush will ALWAYS be blamed. Truth is what the media says it is.