It was a total meltdown. It didn’t last long, but CNBC Squawk Box anchorette Becky Quick totally lost it with co-anchor Joe Kernen over the idea that corporate sponsors should pull their support of the NFL over the recent domestic violence revelations.  When she sees herself on the video, she’s going to melt down again. It was embarrassing – as she got red faced and started babbling in a machine gun staccato.

The scene started with Andrew Ross Sorkin, the third anchor for the show, read a story about a statement from Pepsi’ CEO Indra Nooyi and her urging to Roger Goodell and the NFL to “seize the moment” on this domestic violence thing. Two thoughts: first, what PR hack wrote that pabulum. Second: wonder if Nooyi and all these other hand ringers are in favor of women in combat? Just a thought.

But I digress: this started a commentary on women CEO’s and other NFL sponsors – and Kernen chided Budweiser for chiming in – as if they are some kind of perfect citizen – and it was on from there.

When the video gets up on CNBC – I’ll post it. It’s quite a little tizzy. Below is partial transcript:

KERNEN: When Budweiser acts holier than thou in terms of what happens in the NFL…they would NEVER market to teens, no…(sarcastically to make a point)

ROSS SORKIN: Why are you so dismissive of the idea that sponsors should..(cross talk)

KERNEN: I’m not dismissive…with you, if it was Budweiser that had done something wrong, you’d be all over them…suddenly you’re on their side…if it’s a way to disparage a company, you’re always on board….(cross talk)

QUICK: No no no….as sponsors, you’re paying good money for bad publicity – lot of cross talk between Kernen and Quick, and then little Becky went off: Sponsors will be under terrible pressure (cross talk) —  and then she starts babbling so fast I couldn’t even figure out what she was saying.

This much is clear, she was angry, obviously holds a lot of hostility towards Kernen’s more conservative views – and was on the verge of losing it. BeckyQuick




ryan weeniePaul Ryan must be running short on Washington cocktail party invitations – or perhaps he is itching to get back on MSNBC or CNN. Whatever it is, there is no good reason for a Republican to criticize talk radio, and to blame conservative media for “the coarsening of our debate.”

What a tool! What liberal network talking point did he read that off of? Only someone so ensconced in the beltway that they can no longer see would utter such a vapid cliche. With that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Debbie Wasserman Schultz have said about Republicans in the PAST WEEK – how in the world can Ryan blame “talk radio” for this coarsening? It is sickening.

See the story here at Breitbart.

And think – we MUST HAVE a virtual congress. Washington is a cesspool.




Inside the Washington beltway, the unemployed are revered, pampered, pandered to and almost worshipped. How politicians treat the unemployed – meaning how much of other people’s money will they give them and for how long – is considered a critical measure of compassion.

Out here in the hinterlands, however, us rubes have a different idea. We see unemployed “foodies” buying more expensive groceries and latte’s than many of us can – and we see those EBT cards running through those scanners at a maddening pace. Obviously, to anyone with any common sense, people are gaming the system widely. Now a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) validates what we instinctively knew: people on unemployment benefits will shop more than twice as often as they will look for a job. And by shop, I don’t mean food and gas – I mean shopping for stuff. On an average day, 40% will shop and only 18% will bother to look for a job.

Wow, 40%. I can’t imagine shopping for “stuff” 40% of the time.  Source: CNS News

SCREENThis article was run on Breitbart Sports on May 2, 2013 – and it’s titled “PC MASCOT POLICE WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED.”

I think you’ll find it funny, pithy, and scarily prescient.

Couple interesting (disturbing) items from today:

September 2, 2014

First, a report that President Obama is making renouncing citizenship 5X more expensive than it used to be. Now before some folks react happily over that, let’s consider a few things. While he’s making leaving more difficult, he’s making coming here easier for the destitute populations who will require government assistance – while making it […]

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Mark Levin Features Wright’s American Thinker Piece on Karl Rove

August 31, 2014

In his Friday show, “the great one” – Mark Levin – featured the American Thinker piece “Why Karl Rove and the Establishment Will Lose Again” in the second hour.  The pertinent bit starts just after the 80 minute mark.      

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(Breitbart Feature) Karl Rove’s PAC Trying to Win Arkansas, NC by Running Left of Pryor, Hagan

August 31, 2014

As featured on home page of and Big Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate — by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton and Thom Tillis. So blatant […]

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Why Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment Will Lose Again (featured in American Thinker and Mark Levin Show)

August 31, 2014

As published in The American Thinker and heard on the Mark Levin Show Karl Rove is at it once again. The so-called “strategist” is again confusing strategy with tactics, and is about to blow easy Senate pickups in Arkansas and North Carolina. This is not merely snatching defeat from the jaws of victory — this is […]

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Hmmm…..what’s the difference?

August 20, 2014
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Ferguson and the Changing Attitudes Towards Cops

August 17, 2014

As published in The American Thinker: By C. Edmund Wright One of the fascinating layers of the Ferguson riot story is how this tragedy has exposed what is a rapidly changing attitudinal climate towards law enforcement officers (LEOs). What was for years a stable predicate – conservatives being reflexively ‘law and order’ and inherently giving […]

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