Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:32 am

tvb wrote::oops2: :whistle:

If there was only a smilie that better represented the cacophony of crickets in a silent room...



:alone: ...is the best I have.
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:45 am

Richard S. wrote:
tvb wrote::oops2: :whistle:

If there was only a smilie that better represented the cacophony of crickets in a silent room...



:alone: ...is the best I have.

That one's pretty good, Richard, since we're still waiting for the "rain." ;)
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:47 am

Snopes verifies the number and cost of assistants but takes exception to the comments that Laura Bush only had one personal assistant.

One might certainly argue that, regardless of who had what in the past, that 26 assistants

At a cost of $1,750,000 per year

Is uncalled for when many citizens

Are homeless

And standing in soup lines for food.


Good thing that someone is watching every tax dollar to make sure its not wasted.

Thanks Obama.

"Michelle and her 'servants' "

Or The Queen is in her parlor....

From an article in The Canadian Free Press:

(our media wouldn't dare publish for fear of being called racist)

Never in the history of the White House has a First Lady spent so much on so many personal assistants, all paid from taxpayer dollars.

Hilary had three;

Jackie Kennedy one;

Laura Bush one;

And prior to Mamie Eisenhower,

Social help came from the President's own pocket.

Michelle Obama has 26 -

From makeup artist Ingrid Miles and hairstylist Johnny Wright to her "chief of staff" Susan Sher, whose salary is $172,200..00.

The First Lady does not get paid to serve as First Lady,

And she doesn't perform any official duties.

But this hasn't deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers

To cater to every whim and satisfy every request

In the midst of a great Recession.

Sort of makes one think the White House has been mistaken

For the Versailles Court of Marie (let 'em eat cake) Antoinette, doesn't it?



$172,200 - Sher, Susan (CHIEF OF STAFF)

$140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY)

$102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

Winter, Melissa E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

$90,000 - Medina, David S. (DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

$84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M. (DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)

$75,000 - Starkey, Frances M.. (DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)

Reinstein, Joseph B. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)

$62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ADVANCE AND TRIP DIRECTOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$52,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND PERSONAL AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)

$52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)

$50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR SCHEDULING AND TRAVELING AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)

$45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$45,000 - Tubman, Samantha (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,SOCIAL OFFICE)

$40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

$36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M (STAFF ASSISTANT TO THE SOCIAL SECRETARY)

Bookey, Natalie (STAFF ASSISTANT)

Jackson, Deilia A. (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

This adds up to a whopping $1,600,700.00 and the amount doesn’t include the elite benefit packages granted to the White House staff and their significant others (include same-sex partners).

Nor does the figure take into account the salaries for the two additional full-time staff members mentioned by Mrs. Obama’s Press Secretary nor the full time hair-dresser and makeup artist assigned to her.

A guesstimate of the total salaries for Mrs. Obama’s attendants is $1,750,00.00 plus the additional benefits.

Who actually APPROVES and allocates this funding???

GUESS WHO????

"In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,"

She said.

"See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service,"— Michelle Obama.

Miz Michelle,

who requires 26 personal assistants at a cost of $1,750,00.00 plus change- - -

The only change American taxpayers can believe in!!!

Full article: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12652
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:05 am

Wait, is that from Fox?

And anybody making $36K in DC probably IS homeless and eating at a soup kitchen....
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:12 am

But everyone else on that list is living large. That's just $36K more tax dollars flushed down the toilet.

What the hell does she need all those people for anyway??? She's the FIRST LADY for Christ sake -- NOT the PRESIDENT! :?

Glad she's lookin' out for the little guy. I thought that was the Dems ideology - to help the little guy? Here she is fleecing the little guy with over-the-top WASTEFUL spending in the worst recession in decades.
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:16 am

...and this was what was reported on Fox? :?
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:29 am

the crickets were restless....
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:34 am

This is all I found - I didn't watch ... I had things to do & it was nice outside, so I don't know exactly which one the OP was referring to..
http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/s ... 009+at+9pm
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:03 am

Big woop. This is what happens when a network mistakes its own political crusade for "investigative journalism."

Faux is a joke. They prove it every day.

After Stewart outed BillO for using fake crowd scenes to pump up Bachmann's "news conference" last week, they went right back to the vault again yesterday for more fake tape to inflate the crowds in the Palin Palooza.
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:07 am

Ok then. I'll get in line with the rest of the sheep & commit to MSNBC & CNN. Is that you at the head of the line? :roll: :lol:
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: stockingfull On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:09 am

For MSLSD, yes. I like to watch that flaming liberal, Joe Scarborough, in the morning. ;)
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:36 pm

stockingfull wrote:Faux is a joke. They prove it every day.


I find it humorous that nearly every major media outlet clearly has a liberal agenda yet Liberals get all worked up over network. I hear people complain about Beck who has an Agenda yet you very rarely see anything mentioned about Fox's regular newscast. You can apply the same arguments being used against Beck to people like Olberman.


Here's some bias for you:



I'm pretty sure you'll never find anything even remotely close to that from Fox. Here's an interesting bit of information from a Pew study. Only 7% of Journalists consider themselves conservative. You can complain about Fox all you want but unless you address the big elephant in the room which is the liberal media bias then you're really just pissed that conservatives have one media outlet that caters to them . Highest rated network by far I might add.

Here's some snippets from Pew study:
Roughly two-thirds of self-described conservatives
(68%) could identify a specific news organization that is
especially liberal, and the same number (68%) could name
a news organization that is “especially conservative.” But
moderates and liberals could identify conservative news
organizations far more often than liberal ones. Roughly
three-quarters of liberals (74%) and a majority of
moderates (56%) say they couldn’t think of any news
organization that is especially liberal.


Uh-huh... :lol:

About a third of national journalists (34%)
and somewhat fewer local journalists (23%)
describe themselves as liberals; that compares
with 19% of the public in a May survey conducted
by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, there is
a relatively small number of conservatives at
national and local news organizations. Just 7% of
national news people and 12% of local journalists
describe themselves as conservatives, compared with
a third of all Americans.


http://people-press.org/reports/pdf/214.pdf
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:28 pm

Thanks Richard.

It still amazes me how many mean and nasty things were said about Bush for 8 years without any complaints from the major media sources and now when minor stuff gets said about Obama it's suddenly a big deal in their reports.
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:21 pm

stokerscot wrote:I hear there's a broadcast on Fox news this sunday at 9 o'clock. They are supposed to release good dirt on the big kahunna. I doubt that if it was any good that they will let it air. What do you think? :)

I wasn't the only one who heard this. I guess it WAS something juicy and they didn't let them air it. They actually aired a show shown previously.
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Re: Fox is going to rain on the Prez's Parade

PostBy: stockingfull On: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:26 am

stokerscot wrote:
stokerscot wrote:I hear there's a broadcast on Fox news this sunday at 9 o'clock. They are supposed to release good dirt on the big kahunna. I doubt that if it was any good that they will let it air. What do you think? :)

I wasn't the only one who heard this. I guess it WAS something juicy and they didn't let them air it. They actually aired a show shown previously.

Yeah. That's it. "They" didn't "let" them air it. :roll:
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