Saturday, October 11, 2008


Fox News Channel commentator Bill O'Reilly wants to know why the recent Presidential debate was such a snooze-fest. Personally, so do I. That's ninety whole minutes of my life that I'm not going to get back, and all they could do was stage an over-rehearsed "town meeting" in front of an "objective" moderator. But you're probably thinking right now, why should I care what O'Reilly thinks? He's a hothead, a blowhard. Okay, let's run with that. Consider his recent encounter with Congressman Barney Frank, chairman of the House Finance Committee:

[L]ast July, Frank went on television and said this:

"Fannie and Freddie are fundamentally sound, they are not in danger of going under. They're not the best investments these days from the long-term standpoint going back. I think they are in good shape going forward."

Fewer than three months later, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapsed, and even though he was in charge, Frank says he is not at fault. Instead, he blames Republicans.

Hearing that, I let Frank have it, calling him a coward for not admitting any culpability. He then called me stupid.

Oh, I see it now. Barney is taking this like a man, and Billy's the hothead. It all makes sense, right?

The worst part is, most Americans are going to let the Congressman and his ilk get away with this charade, and keep the same people running the show, even elect one of them President. Why? Because the mainstream media, Hollywood movie stars, Oprah Winfrey, and those stupid hens who cackle every morning on The View, are telling them what to think. People don't want to hear that Obama pals around with convicted felons and domestic terrorists. Hey, it's Chicago. What are ya gonna do, right? No, they want to hear about who's going to save their sorry, sweaty behinds from their own stupid choices.

Okay, let's make it about the economy, then. You've got people who tried to warn lawmakers, and you've got lawmakers who said there was nothing to worry about. You've got all that on tape. Now you've got lawmakers trying to blame the ones who warned them.

Which is greater; the fool, or the one who follows him?

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