Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 December 2011
Posted on 12/25/2011 5:33:42 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
December 25th, 2011
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Year in review and 2012 preview with National Urban League President Marc Morial; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Year in review and 2012 preview with CBS News correspondents.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Year in review and 2012 preview with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations; Robin Wright, senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace; Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; year in review and 2012 preview.
Emmanuel has come! Joy to the World! Peace on Earth, Good will towards men! Merry Christmas!!!!
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 "Late Edition"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep!
Meet the Press Meet the Press mailbox (web page for comments)
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Fox News Sunday FNS@foxnews.com
ABC This Week email@example.com
CNN State of the Union CNN State of the Union (web page for comments)
The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
Greet one another with a kiss of LOVE. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. 1 Peter 5:14
While all of the District of Corruption are saying how President $oro$ and Dirtbag Harry won this latest battle over the tax cuts they missed the most important part of the story. The one thing neither of them swore they would allow made it through without discussion. The one piece of the bill that can potentially destroy both of their goals is going to be front page for the next two months while the Presidential candidates debate for it and that is the Keystone pipeline. Who cares about a phony tax cut when we should be axing to double the cut when you have one of the biggest energy sources in America about to hit the proverbial windmill?
Over the next 60 days there needs to be a nonstop discussion of whether we are ever going to get serious about energy independence or are we forever going to be strangled by the environazis? We have the entire house as well as a majority of senators from both parties as well as 7 candidates who have a forum to mount the greatest battle of our time. Rather than being distracted by a misnamed payroll tax cut that we should have been suggesting doubling and really put them on defense, we need to go to war over this Canadian pipeline. We are on the right side of this debate as it will make a thousand times the jobs the tax cut will while sending money to our closest neighbor to the north. He has no reason other than another gift to the anti-America crowd who has owned this issue for the past three decades, where is our Patton?
Our leaders need to go to the American people and say they will not only agree to cutting the American taxpayers taxes 20 bucks a week but will match that with another 20 dollars from the employer which will be passed back to the employee. We need to stand by our belief that lowering taxes creates jobs and stimulates the economy and if SociSecurity goes under then the sooner the better. This is a twofer in that it will not only put a spotlight on the Ponzi scheme but lowering taxes and reforming SS are two items that need to be done while we can then change the new subject to the pipeline which is the most important part of this bill and our economys future.
Lowering taxes is miniscule in comparison to lowering the price of gas and fuel. While he was supposedly allowing the American worker to keep $1,000 the gummit was wanting to waste, that same worker was paying over $5,000 in gas and electricity to make his life work. You can double that amount when you add in the things that he had to buy which was artificially high due to the doubling of gas and diesel which has gone from under $2/gal to nearly $4 as planned by Obozo. The installation of this pipeline which could easily be built within 2 years would bring those prices down to that $2 level and return around $10,000 or $400 per paycheck to the average American worker. This is why this discussion needs to be made and why this is the real victory in this bill as that flag needs to be waved.
The third part of this discussion needs to be the amount of disposable income that this pipeline will provide making for the ability for the average worker and business to purchase new goods and services employing more people. You can look at any graph of the past economic cycles and you will see a nearly one to one correlation between the price of oil and the GDP as well as employment. When you have low priced and available energy supplies you have a healthy economy which is willing to expand and hire people as well as buying more goodies for the household including new cars that actually carry more than one sack of groceries. This pipeline can be the provider of all of those things as well as a boomlet in Houston from a new and lower priced raw material to process in the only refinery in America to refine that oil.
Now we know that John Bonehead and Ol Mitch McDonald cant articulate these simple ideas but some of our candidates and especially Newt can and need to. He can take that pipeline and shout it from the mountaintops while wrapping it around NoOilbamas neck. That should be his bling for the next 60 days as the people realize he is costing them jobs, money and a better lifestyle so he can keep a few 1%ers in Frisco happy drinking their Chateau St Michele 1988 on their redwood decks overlooking the bay. Meanwhile a guy is paying through the nose to fill his pickup so he can go to work and get his 20 buck giveback he already earned, from Mr Ohbummer. Now even Bonehead and McDonald should be able to figure out what is going to happen if this is made the number one issue over the next 2 to 10 months. Even the soccer moms will get this argument every time they fill the van.
Rather than listening to all of the computer driven experts in DC it is time to think with your gut and go back to basics. The reason we had a deep recession under Carter is by having the oil turned off from Anti-American Iranians and the reason we are having one now is having the oil turned off from the radical Anti-Americans in the Middle East and the EPA. The reason Reagan won is he explained that to the American people and made it real clear he was going to develop every energy resource we had available. The way to beat the Democrats like a rented mule is to strap the Keystone around their spindly necks and turn it into their Millstone. They are the ones standing in the way of $2/gal gas and it is time for America to choose which way they want to go, Keystones or Millstones.
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily mine, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Not so with Keystone. Let's bury them with it. ...and all the bungling will be forgotten.
Merry Christmas to all, and thanks for your efforts for America and freedom!
And, a special prayer for President Obama: Psalm 109:8
Bray’s essay is spot on once again. It’s fair to say that the moment the Keystone pipeline is approved, oil futures will take a precipitous drop. One would hope that the chief benefactor would not be Obama. If gasoline goes back to the low $2 range by the election, he of course, would take the credit.
Merry Christmas everyone and a NOBama New YEar!
I have to agree with Rush. Since when is SS a TAX??????
thank you AB for your dedication..I send your lineup and Bray’s post to my conservative email contacts.
Great post Bray!
I wonder if the Cardinal will ask the Urban League guy about statistics on abortions in the Black Community...as Dr Phil says, “How’s that working for you?”
Huckabee is the only one who may have gonads enough to bring up the Rove-induced, Virginia RINO scam. Other than that, the guests will take the eye off the ball...2012 predictions are about as good as hurricane predictions.
Merry Christmas! No matter what, there is a way to point out how great this country is w/out focusing on the glitz and glamour that is so in vogue for pastors to pound on these days. W/out the US, there would be no funding for missionaries...I think most pastors who fall into the social justice = biblical justice trap so frequently forget that. Sorry to change gears midstream, but I’ve had 2 good cups of yuppie, US coffee already! :)
TransCanada CEO on Proposed Pipeline
TransCanada CEO Russell Girling We’ll put 20,000 US worker to work and we’ll spend $7 billion stimulating the US economy, we’re shovel ready”
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Remember the reason for the season and that America IS a Christian Nation.
Thanks, as usual AB, for the best thread on Free Republic.
FOX News is continuing its 24-7
commercial for MITT the magical, but ineligible, RINO.
Gov. Huckabee, who works for FOX News, gave the Official
FOX line. He did NOT mention Mr. Gingrich until
the absence of his name
was mentioned by FOX’s feral RomneyPIMP Wallace.
At that point, upon hearing the Speaker’s name,
FOX’s Huckabee’s face grimaced.
Huckabee and Wallace went on to imagine that only
Romney will be the winner of the upcoming cauci and
primaries. Their faces lit up with excitement.
And so it is clear WHY Huckabee works for FOX News,
and probably why FOX News “selected” him
to give the FOX News Opinion.
Typical Faux News from Biased FOX.
If nothing else it will be delayed by countless lawsuits until the Dear Leader is thrown out of office.
crude from the Canadian oil sands using the Keystone pipeline has a five year potential of some 1.8 million barrels per day. Add to that another 1.2 from Anwar and we could get a near immediate, within five years production of 3 million barrels per day.This doesn't include increases in the Baaken field, the Gulf or anywhere else.
It's up to us to inform those few American people left that we the John Galts of the world will rise to the occasion if not stopped by the Wesley Mooches.
Well good morning AB. I am so surprised to find this thread alive and well this Christmas morn. A great big thank you for doing this thread AB...as always and even on Christmas.
Sang at the “midnight” mass last night, which is at 10 pm in these parts. Husband went, the only time he goes to church as he’s not Catholic but is a devout Christian. His father financed and served on the board of a church in Indiana, some sort of protestant thing in the round. ;)
Heard husband telling friend on the telephone that he was going to a Catholic mass and do all that standing and kneeling, darn he’s so clever ain’t he?
Daughter, granddaughter and that man daughter lives with coming over later, having meal here, they’re spending the night. So this morning I am able to join in the conversation coincidentally.
Finally, Merry Christmas to you AB, and all Freepers. Even Obama hasn’t yet made Christmas illegal although I hear he has plans to tax it heavily for millionaires, billionaires and corporate jet owners. Who would be all of us as there are certain vehicles that will count as corporate jets, including Jeeps.
House Members say proposed tar sands pipeline will undermine clean energy future
(June 23, 2010)
Today, 50 Members of Congress raised their voices against the unnecessary risks of tar sands oil expansion into the United States. Led by Jay Inslee (D-WA), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), the list also includes Committee Chairs George Miller (Education and Labor), Barney Frank (Financial Services), Zoe Lofgren (Standards of Official Conduct), Bob Filner (Veterans’ Affairs), and Carolyn Maloney (Joint Economic Committee).
The Members are speaking out against the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that would bring this oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. In a letter to Secretary Clinton, the Members warned that building this pipeline has the potential to undermine Americas clean energy future and international leadership on climate change.
Read letter here: June 23 House Letter FINAL.pdf
Christianne looking even more beautiful and radiant this morning...and her lovely accent is just enchanting.
She’s celebrating the muslim brotherhood takeover of Egypt, Libya and now Syria.
RomneyPIMP and Surrogate Chris Wallace
goes at archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl about ... Mr. Gingrich.
Wallace insults Mr. Gingrich and his wife
by claiming he made three (3) mistakes in marriages,
and asks the archbishop to put him down. [Declined].
Mention of the attacked Christians in Iraq? No.
Mention of the burned churches on Christmas eve
in Africa? No.
Mention of real issues other than Romney propaganda
to continue attacks on GOP candidates using surrogates
LIKE FOX News and Wallace? No.
Biased FOX has no shame.
and no news.
Trying to avoid news today as it’s all bad.
But Christmas is good.
Merry Christmas, all.
I’m lying down for a pre-festivities nap.
Merry Christmas All!
Thank you for your constancy, AB.
Just looking at the list of guests every week is so informative. CNN always seems to have an interesting “outlier.” Today it is Condoleezza Rice.
Merry Christmas to All! Especially Alas Babylon! for keeping this thread going, bray for his weekly message and all the posters who add to our knowledge every week.
FNS Panel with election predicitions:
1. Republican sweep, Myth
2. Status quo with RAT seat gain in Senate
3. Republican Congress takeover, Obama
4. Didn’t know, but whoever wins POTUS has electoral college win but not the so-called “popular vote”
Merry Christmas all and God is in control.
Thank you Alas for your dedication.
Now posting this on my new Kindle Fire!
Awesome gift Santa left me; but I’m slow on the touch screen keyboard!
“Since when is SS a TAX??????”
The Arizona repulsive actually ran a letter to the Ed. mentioning that very thing. The writer actually said it like it is WRT the current BS.
As much as I would like to hang Keystone around Obama's neck like an albatross, I fear we will be snookered once again. There are already articles out about how Obama can finesse this.
Obama has options to delay Keystone pipeline --Dan Pfeiffer, a White House communications director, tweeted before the Senate passed its version of the payroll tax bill last week: "How will (Republicans) explain to their members that the bill doesn't force the President to approve Keystone, it essentially kills it?"
Daniel Weiss, of the Center for American Progress, said last week that even if Obama approves the line, it would not survive the court process, as U.S. law clearly states that environmental impact statements have to be fully completed before the government can determine whether a project is in the national interest.
He got something right !
Social Justice has destroyed the churches. They forget the reason for their calling and that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is truly our celebration of Salvation.
WOW! MTP was more honest/negative about the 0 than I have ever heard, even from FNS. Or was it my lack of coffee??
Also noted that Mark Morial thinks voter ID laws are unfair. And Kathleen Parker has it half right, nothing we need spending cuts coupled with tax increases.
I am convinced the Democrats are purposely underfunding Social Security so the people, voters, will demand congress raise taxes on the rich to make up the underfunding. Why else would Democrats oppose the Bush tax cuts and cut funding for SS? They want to use this as an election year issue.
Keystone is on hold because Democrats don’t want to upset their environmental whacko base. Keystone is no different from drilling in ANWAR. The left wants to destroy energy policy or being independent. This is also why they are over regulating the coal industry today. Energy is a major issue we need to use daily in combating the Democrats.
Environmentalists, pro-abortionists, race-baiters, race-whores and all Democrats have obsessive-compulsive personality disorders. They can’t help themselves but we don’t have to let them play their games.
Absolutely correct on SS! We know that 10,000 boomers per day are becoming eligible for SS.
"Rep. Eric Cantor says 10,000 baby boomers a day are becoming eligible for benefits"
Those are monster number just waiting to be worked into our already beleaguered budget deficit in SS.
For the dear leader to propose cutting the revenue for SS by over 30% is insane. For us to agree is delusional, inept, incompetent and crazy.
So gifts between husband and I are opened. Daughter does not arrive until 2pm. Got granddaughter a bunch of games so we'll likely be playing a lot tonight. They are spending night, leaving grandkiddle with me a couple of days.
About your assertion as to intentional underfunding of SS....could be. Whatever the case, it's the darn dumbest thing ever done by these politicos and the repercussions will go on forever.
This was a way for Obamer to give some bucks to those who pay NO taxes whatsoever. I've worked in payroll all my life and this tax cut was aimed at those who have NO taxes witthheld from their paychecks and all they have was their SS deduct so they tapped that.
If nothing else shows how totally inept the Repubs are, it is this whole matter.
I really don't want to beat on the Repubs all the time; they're, mostly, my guys! But they've got to play the PR game better and the most frustrating thing is ALL THE REPUBLICANS HAVE GOT TO DO IS TELL THE DARN TRUTH!
It ain't like they have to lie or anything is what I'm saying here.
Take that two month versus full year thing... Way I figger, the plan was to extend that thing for two months, and after that two months expired, they would THEN extend it for a year.
What does this accomplish? It takes it off the table as an election issue come November 2012. At which time the pubs might have a candidate who can actually articulate the facts.
and the facts are that this SS deduct is NOT a tax, it is an individual contribution to the SS fund for that individual's future retirement. The facts are that even at this time the SS system is in trouble, as well as Medicare, and come the future, how bad will it then be without these CONTRIBUTIONS?
The facts are that IF this money goes into a trust fund, as erroneously asserted, will this money be replaced in that trust fund....and the facts are that there is no trust fund...yes tell this part too.
The facts are that the financing of this thing by increasing the fees on mortgages by Freddie and Frannie is a bad move because haven't Frannie and Freddie ruined the mortgage/homebuyer system enough? And for the few folks able to buy a house nowadays, why burden THEM with the additional fees, spread over 30 years mind you, to further suppress the housing market?
The facts are that while folks in lower incomes should not have their taxes raised, certainly, they sure should have to contribute to money that they will someday collect as the SS tax was planned.
The facts are that with this reduction in SS income, it is our seniors today who are de facto financing this reduction in SS withholdings.
The fact is that no matter the numbers thrown about, based on an average annual income of around $45K per year, and that's being generous, but this annual savings equals about $900 a year, or a little over $17 a week.
The fact is that it's a sad day indeed when our elected politicians practically bankrupt an already ailing system to give their voters an extra $17 a week, it's a sad statement on the condition of our economy indeed.
The fact is that to burden businesses, who only want to make widgets, with the tricky matter of undertaking expensive adjustments of their payroll systems to handle this very tricky matter of deducting this amount now with this cap, then THAT amount later with that cap, is another way the gubmint sucks the life out of a vibrant capitalistic economy and all for seventeen damn bucks a week.
So there you have....the FACTS, as stated by Pat Fish....NOT a Republican candidate but I know the facts, yes I do. So why can't the pubs say this stuff?
Hey, I'll even write it for them! Send me a Freepmail and sign me up. Cause I know the facts!
Finally, to stop boring yon reader, if nothing else this is the best case we can make for Newt, with all his warts and baggage. THE MAN CAN MAKE THE CASE.
For this election, I'd suggest, let's put a pub in there what can talk and make the case as the American public needs to hear it. I assert that if only a pub, say John Boehner for example, had made the case as I made above on a Christmas morning and out of the top of my head, that it would have made a difference.
It's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Hardcore Socialism at work.
All this says is that terrorism,energy security and the ability of the country to become self sufficient in energy without using oil from vendors who hate us is unimportant.This letter is also predicated on nothing more than possible environmental problems somewhere else!!
This is a true measure of modern day traitors and all these Marxists signing on to this letter should be exposed, voted out and laughed at by the entire country.
even more traitorous is that these same signees already know that time is of the essence and that the tar sands project will happen with or without the US. The dem traitors also know that the Chicoms are chomping at the bit, ready, wiling, and able to finance the project themselves, have it built in Canada and terminate at Vancouver, then send the oil to China!!
So our Marxist leaders in the Commiecrat party are saying that oil from a friendly country/ally to our north,Canada, should be given to a communist menace instead of us. Will someone please expose these idiots and soon.!!!
Merry Christmas, AB!
I just watched it. I think it must be your lack of coffee. They couldn’t have assembled a more pro-Obama panel.
The entire panel agreed with the premise that the Reps have not come up with an alternative to Obamacare or fixing our health care system. Forget about the House passed budget that changes Medicare to a premium support program or the many bills introduced by Dr Price, Dr. Coburn, and Ryan to reform our health care system and contain costs.
Brokaw raised the ghosts of FDR and HST to imply that Obama was in a similar circumstance and can emerge victorious. Just another group of MSM apologists for Obama and the mess he has inherited. Morial was the worst offender offering a rejoinder to anything that smacked of any criticism of Obama.
Translation: We are using Global Warming as a reason to stop the Keystone pipeline.
These econazis need to have the light of day shone on them. If there wasn’t a more hardcore commie bunch than these they are in the administration.
I hope someone took names for the end of the year when they will be eating crow.
Only an fool would predict the election in November today. I have some thoughts on how it will go but I certainly would not predict it now, without more information.
Wow AB....so very glad you got the Kindle thing.
I’ve been wrestling with getting this thing, for, not to sound like an old-timer, but I do like having a book in my hand.
Perhaps even more so, I really have this thing about going into that library thing and checking out some books. For those electronic books you have to pay for books you want to read! I am waiting for the gubmint to finance the checking out of temporary Ebooks like is done at the library.
The gubmint, for its part, well first there’s the obvious in that downloadable books isn’t quite the same as a “real” book, I get that. As far as I’m concerned the gubmint didn’t want these e-readers to gain consumer traction because....well what about libraries? Y’all know how the gubmint hates to lose its power. Libraries are in every community, as part of the American fabris as most anything. With the advent of E-readers and books, they saw the notion of libraries flying out the window.
To add to my torment over this issue, doesn’t Obama’s stiumulus money makes its way to Sussex county, Delaware, into the hands of some friend of Obama, probably that contractor who helped Michelle Obame repay that fake Soup Lady but I go off....
But they build this huge library in Georgetown, Delaware and no ordinary business would ever, EVER, have done such a thing. There’s such a thing as handwriting on the wall and any fool could see that E-readers were going to kill the old library concept just as libraries pretty much put the kabosh on corner book stores.
Point here, as I state the obvious, the politicos were looking out for their political gain instead of that common sense/making a buck thing that drives the engine of capitalistic. Even if I’m a lone world out here in pajama world, I’m going to keep pointing this out.
So we got this Taj Mahal thing in Georgetown, Delaware....huge...takes up one whole city sized block! I suppose I am to be awed by the wonder of it but folks, THIS WAS HOW THAT STIMULUS MONEY FROM OBAMER GOT SPENT!!!
The man just went out and spread the bucks to repay those who paid for his campaign and to insure the same in the future.
So here’s me, a citizen, a lover of the book, even with a hand at the words, knowing that libraries are probably going away. In answer to gripes by the citizenry like mine, the response was that the Georgetown, Delaware Taj Mahal (serious, it has these miniret things that look like something from India) will be used as a meeting place with the turn of the tide in how books get read.
It sure would be nice to have a little, oh...cubicle perhaps, much like Obamer’s hated ATM things. I take my new Kindle fire and I scan the total of all reading material ever written, something possible today that the old libraries could never do. I choose my books, I go up to the checkout....and hey, somebody will have to come up with how this could be handled. A self-destruct file after so many days? This is America, something could be figgered out.
The Elibrary could be financed through my taxes, like today’s old libraries, thus my taxes. I don’t have to pay a feee for my reading material, save thru the taxes, I read more, I’m not robbing banks while I read, I’m learning and spreading what I read, I’m diverse, I’m a good citizen....
It was only a matter of time for no matter how the politicos who would ban such as E-readers and E-books entirely that capitalism would win.
For even though it might take a while, in the end people will find a way around their crap. Especially Americans.
Meanwhile we got a Taj Mahal in Georgetown, Del, a burg you drive through in a span of 1.5 minutes.
The trick here is for us dummies to finally figure out what they’re doing.
All that over your new E-reader AB. I was just feeling philosphical but so long as the only way I get free books is thru the political old style libraries then they maybe have me.
I don’t think so judging by the new rage to get these Ereaders, the ease of use.
When they get those new taxpayer funded library kiosks set up I shall buy one.
This nomination situation is problematic and messy but it will get done.
The Democrats are going to run a dirty campaign but we can hope our side will prevail.
Yep, Parker nearly cried at the thought of the voters firing her messiah.
Take care and thanks for all you do to keep the Sunday thread going.
And while Democrat continue to be delusional about delivering ‘Americas clean energy future’, Democrat supporters continue to burn gasoline in massive amounts to compete for the love of money;
The Ojays - For The Love of Money
It's redistribution of wealth and socialization of everything we earn that they have in mind.
Stealing wealth from the producers to give to the occupiers. Allowing free enterprise to flourish never works with statists/commies.
You definitely have their number and it remains "zero"! Merry Christmas to you as well buddy.
Al Gorrrrr rearing his ugly head once more for sure.
I just watched Atlas Shrugs...again. It's a preamble to where we are.
The Wesley Mouches are everywhere. Let's just hope we John Galts' don't stop doing what we do.
Merry Christmas Son!