Jackson was an IDOL, not an ICON – UPDATE

I have to tell you, I was already sick of hearing Michael Jackson referred to, endlessly, by the pop-culture-infatuated press as "an Icon!"Now, the White House is doing it, too.At today's White House briefing, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said he and President Obama talked this morning about Michael Jackson's death."He said to me that obviously Michael Jackson was a spectacular performer and a music icon and I think everybody remembers hearing his songs and watching him … [Read more...]

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Iranians use Michael Jackson to get attention

The clever Iranians have figured out that the only way to get the attention of the press today is to do a Michael Jackson Merge, intersecting their story with his.More on the excessively pop-minded press by Francis Beckwith.If we could just get these Iranians freed up, maybe a few of them could teach us how to throw stones and stuff at this absurd rogue congress, before they completely destroy our own country with their fake climate bills that Obama has already promised will lead to … [Read more...]

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Betty Allen; A great story!

Pianogirl passed this one along, and what a story!Allen performing w/ Salem United Methodist Singers, early '70s. Photo:Chester Higgins, Jr.MARGALIT FOX, NY TIMES: Betty Allen, an American mezzo-soprano who transcended a Dickensian girlhood to become an internationally known opera singer and later a prominent voice teacher and arts administrator, died on Monday in Valhalla, N.Y. She was 82. ... An Ohio native who fell into opera by chance, Ms. Allen was part of the first great wave of … [Read more...]

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10 Questions WH Press Corps left unasked

From the Dept. of Everyday He Is On TV:Yesterday's O-presser was a little interesting. The White House seems to be doing what I predicted the other day; they're suggesting that the so-so Cairo speech was the impetus for the popular uprising in Iran. Funny how that worked out. When the president finally figured out what was the right side to be on, then it was the side he'd always vociferously been on, and in fact, he caused the whole thing to happen. But the Weenee diplomacy is still … [Read more...]

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Palin's Pipeline Gets Last Laugh?

With the countless words being written about David Letterman's foolish, boorish and uncalled for "jokes" about Sarah ("slutty flight attendant") Palin and her daughter Bristol (who "did get knocked up" after all, and so deserves jokes implying she is promiscuous and a prostitute by the hypocritical puritans on the left), very little is being written about Sarah Palin's pipeline.Jim Geraghty tweeted it first and writes:Back in March, I took a look at a Portfolio article on Alaska governor … [Read more...]

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