Category Archives: Video

Nikita Khrushchev on God


On April 12th, 1961, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man in outer space as his Vostok I spacecraft orbited the Earth in a 108 minute flight.  Upon his return, Soviet Premier Nitika Khrushchev mocked religion by claiming that Gagarin announced: “I went up into space and did not see God anywhere.” This was triumph for Soviet atheism at the height of the Cold War.
But like many aspects of the Soviet Space program, not everything was accurate.  Gagarin was never heard uttering that controversial quip.  In addition, Gagarin was a baptized member of the Russian Orthodox Church who was actually quite devout (but privately so as not to scandalize the Soviet state and their scientific socialism hagiography).

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the Cost of Discipleship


 
Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hung  at the Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 9th 1945 for following his conscience and participating in the German Resistance against the Nazi regime. Bonhoeffer well knew the cost of answering the call to discipleship. Yet his faith was so deep that as he was being led away to an eventual execution, he passed along a message to  Bishop George Bell of Chichester: “This is the end — for me the beginning of life.”
 
 

A Bit on Tammy Bruce and the New (In)Tolerance


Tammy Bruce on the New In-Tolerance

 

Tammy Bruce is a media pundit with an iconoclastic experience.  Bruce is a lesbian who was the former head of the Los Angeles chapter of the  National Organization for Women (NOW).  But her journey to being Out, Proud and Conservative began as she discerned that she could be herself, and make choices which are best for herself (without necessarily agreeing with everyone) and not fear retribution on the right.

 

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George Will on Liberal Tourette’s Syndrome


George Will on the Race Card

Joe Scarborough on Hillary Clinton


Joe Scarborough on Hillary Clinton

 

During an interview with Salem Radio host Hugh Hewitt, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough opined that inchoate Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton has “a glass jaw”.

 

This would explain why Hillary has tried to shield herself from any vigorous interaction with even a friendly press.  Moreover, it necessitates intimidating other prospective Democrat candidates, in order to maintain the political Potemkin Village of “inevitability”.

Some of Ted Cruz on Career Politicians


Sen. Ted Cruz on Career Politicians

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Falcons Fined for Faux Fan Noise


 

Atlanta Falcons fans have had little to cheer about over the last couple of seasons as the team went 3-5 at home during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.  The Falcons organization sought to fire up their fans by playing an audio file with fake crowd noise to make it sound louder in the Georgia Dome.  
 

 
After an investigation by the NFL, it was determined the Falcons faux fan noise was a direct violation of league rules. Falcon’s owner and chairman Arthur Blank issued a mea culpa which admitted to the forbidden practice.  
 
 Consequently, the Falcons will forfeit a fifth round draft choice in 2016 and will be fined $350,000.  Roddy White, the events marketing director who spearheaded the artificial crowd noise, is no longer with the Falcons.  Falcon President Richard McKay has been suspended from the NFL Competition Committee .
 
The Atlanta Falcons are in the process of constructing the New Atlanta Stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, which has been the Falcon’s home since 1992.  The NFL ought to ensure that the $1.4 billion pinwheel roof stadium does not have a sound system like Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel which “goes to 11″

Obama Seemed Unsteady After Golf Junket


It was near record cold and windy day  for the end of March in the District of Calamity.  But this did not deter the Celebrity in Chief President Barack Obama from hitting the links. He hopped on Air Force One to Palm City, Florida with Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and partial owner of the Boston Celtics Glenn Hutchins to play the private Florida National Golf Club. Coincidentally, half of the foursome had close connections to the energy industry (including one from the much maligned Halliburton Corp.).

The Press Pool assessed that this was not a working trip as one wag reported: “You can tell this is a non work trip … someone forward of the press cabin ordered 3 beers at 9:26 a.m.”.   Hmm.  There were no reports on how Mr. Obama golfed on his 222nd round since assuming the Oval Office, as the Press Pool was relegated to maintenance shed at the Florida National Golf Club.

However, as President Obama returned to DC at Joint Base Andrews, in Landover, Maryland, President Obama was unsteady as he walked the ramp deplaning from Air Force One.

So what difference does it make how he handled his handicap if he had a good good time?  Well, for taxpayers, the junket was estimated to cost $850,000 just for flight (which will be reimbursed for a fraction of the cost).  But at least there was not a beheading in close proximity to the golf excursion as with ISIS execution of James Foley.

A Bit of Hillary Clinton and Media Relations


Hillary Clinton on Media Relations

Hillary Clinton was playing for laughs with her  quip about new relations with the press when keynoting the Robin Toner Journalism award from Syracuse University.  However, it will be interesting to see how her ironic rhetoric meets reality.

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Jamilah Lemieux on Country Music


Jamilah Lemieux on Country Music

 

As Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the first major politician to throw his hat in the ring for a White House run, pundits scrutinized many aspects of the candidate’s narrative.  Senator Cruz revealed that he started listening to country music after the terrorist attacks on 09/11/2001 presumably because of the patriot messages in the music.  While adding color commentary on MSNBC, Ebony Digital’s Senior editor Jamilah Lemieux painted with a broad brush a caricature of ignorant and intolerance tea party types.

 

Within two segments, MSNBC apologized for the outrageous opining, but it revealed the true colors of a network which prides itself that it “Leans Forward”.

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