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Newsweek And The Infinite Monkey Theorem

January 19, 2012 by  

Newsweek And The Infinite Monkey Theorem

The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey given enough time at a keyboard can randomly produce the work of William Shakespeare. The logical basis for the theorem is mathematically sound: infinite opportunity makes the infinitesimally unlikely likely, even eventually assured. Some of the giants of human thought subscribe to the theorem.

Obviously, none of the icons of intellect ever picked up a copy of the liberal glossy Newsweek, nor read the pseudo-intellectual drivel of Andrew Sullivan. Had any of them happened upon the writings of the bastard progeny of Sidney Harman and Tina Brown, the infinite monkey theorem would have been called the infinite liberal theorem: Give a monkey enough time at a keyboard and whatever it produces will be closer to the work of the Bard than anything Newsweek might excrete — and that’s before the monkey stops throwing feces and starts typing.

Case in point: this week’s edition of Newsweek. The cover features one of those ubiquitous hero-angle photos of President Barack Obama, presumably feigning gravitas. Emblazoned on the cover is: “Why are Obama’s Critics so Dumb? Andrew Sullivan on the man with a plan.” The accompanying piece stretches across a few pages of what might have become a nice roll of toilet paper and offers nothing more than another lusty love letter to Obama from a liberal propagandist masquerading as a journalist.

Sullivan, an admitted “unabashed supporter” of all things Obama, earns his pom-poms. He writes: “Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb.” Sullivan calls those who recognize Obama as a corrupt, reprobate disgrace “unhinged.” He refers to those who expect Obama to adhere to stringently liberal standards as “purists.” In fact, the concept of conservatives displaying “an apocalyptic fervor” whereas liberals are merely “disappointed” is a theme to which Sullivan returns throughout the piece.

Of course, Sullivan negates his own credibility by dubbing himself a “conservative-minded independent.” If you’re confused by the idea of someone who subscribes to the appalling, liberal-perpetrated “Trig Truther” slander (in which Democrats question the parentage of Sarah Palin’s child) referring to himself as a “conservative-minded” anything, welcome to the club.

The rest of the piece contains the same prosaic pattern of pabulum consistently proffered by smug liberal pinheads. Sullivan refers to the un-Constitutional behemoth Obamacare as “moderate.” (Granted, from the perspective of an über-liberal lightweight like Sullivan, it may well be.) He also manages to put a happy face on the financial bloodbath of the government and union thug takeover of General Motors: “The bail-out of the auto industry was—amazingly—successful.” Never mind the multibillion-dollar losses which will be borne by the taxpayers in return for malfunctioning glorified go-carts. He throws in a few more howlers, for example: “Two moderately liberal women replaced men on the Supreme Court.”  (That’s from a perspective just to the left of Santa Monica, Calif.) He even cites the website as backup, which is a bit like suggesting that Bill Maher is funny because Rosie O’Donnell says so.

In splattering Newsweek’s pages with babble that reads like it was lifted from Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s diary, Sullivan somehow managed to miss Obama’s horrendous record on immigration, Operation Fast and Furious, Solyndra, LightSquared, Richard Cordray and the rest of the legion failures and scandals which are the real mileposts of Obama’s regrettable regime. Indeed, Sullivan even gives Obama’s signing of the criminal National Defense Authorization Act (breaking a campaign promise) a pass, suggesting that ending the mythical “torture” which he evidently believes regularly occurs in “military detention and military justice” is worth the trade.

Newsweek’s liberal bias is well-documented, as even former editor-at-large Evan Thomas has acknowledged. And Sullivan himself had no credibility to sacrifice; once you’ve bought into the “Trig truther” movement, you’ve sold your soul. What should raise eyebrows isn’t Newsweek toeing the Democrat line. What should raise eyebrows is the fact that mouthpieces like Newsweek, Sullivan and their ilk speak for a party and President who show such scorn for the rest of us.

The infinite monkey theorem suggests given enough time, a monkey could write the complete works of Shakespeare. I’m not sure how much time Newsweek and Sullivan would need to produce something praiseworthy. Someone call the monkey. I think we’ve found a task he can handle.

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • s c

    Actually, the infinite monkey theorem needs to be expanded a bit. None of us will long enough to see any type of monkey produce the works of Shakespeare.
    Newsweek, on the other hand, has never been equal to Shakespeare and so there’s no reason to expect a monkey to get any ‘smarter’ than The Enquirer.
    I no longer let myself look at Newsweek, as I prefer real news. I no longer watch TV, as only elected and appointed monkeys have evolved enough to get that kind of job.
    Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to visit the offices of Newsweek and see hordes of monkeys banging on keyboards five days a week. They might even bang on computer keyboards, too. I expect that the closer you get to the executive offices that a hazmat suit would be required, as that level of fecal-hurling makes for a messy, smelly office (some monkeys can get used to anything).
    So, do those hordes of monkeys work for peanuts, or are they somehow on the government payroll? Without a doubt, all of them are union members. I suppose they commute, too. That would justify a documentary (if they needed extras, they could always hire some Congress-types).

    • DonnieB

      SC, your comments are most eloquent and you have an excellent grasp of the Socialistic manifestations of the Obama Administration.

      • Flashy

        LOl…you guys are too funny. you have no basis for what you state…so obviously you are trying out for Comedy Hour and seeg who can write the most far fatched statement in displaying the true meaning of ignorance, hate and fear. AKA The TP Trilogy.

        • Donald R. Megerle

          Wow…You are one lost Monkey!

    • LTCB

      Actually, where can we buy copies of monkey writings? I would much prefer it to ANY of the liberal rags that pass theirselves off as some form of independant media.

      • Brian


      • s c

        LTCB, check with flashy/flushy/wishy washy – whatever his name is (monkey’s uncle?). He knows all about monkey writings, droppings, flatulence, etc.

        • Flashy

          LTCB…may I refer you to the writings of SC as prime examples of what you seek

          • 45caliber


            Actually sc’s writings are MUCH better than what I’ve found in Newsweek.

          • Opal the Gem

            Also better than Flashy’s drivel.

  • Michael J.

    Why do you toture yourself with reading Newsweak? Are you a gluton for punishment, or do you do as I used to after eating something that didn’t agree with me, pick up a copy of the rag so that I might purge and releive the stress my stomach was in?

    Mentioning Obama and the writing capacity of monkeys in the same article is most daring of you. Best put on your flack jacket, then duck and cover in preparation for the inevitable racist bomb that is sure too be hurled at you.

    OK, I can’t resist. Shouldn’t the line have read like this: “The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey given enough time at a keyboard can randomly produce The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”

  • Flashy

    LOL….I don’t know who makes me laugh more at the obvious absurdities of commentators in this election. Steve Cobert or Ben Crystal’s rantings.

    Since it is frowned upon by the monitors of the site to call into question the sanity and bias of any commentators, and point out that most of what they write are for those who fit the answer to the question posed by Newsweek…i won’t say anything about Crystals tenuous grip on reality nor about the fact Newsweek asked a valid question which some answerrs are displayed every day on this site.

    It’s easy to say “end the fed!’, or “no bailouts for GM!”, or “drill baby drill!”, or “cut government spending 50% !” But the follow up is what falls flat on the face. As in…OK, just what will occur if that happens?

    Complaints and rantings without workable, reasonable, sane and obvious solutions are not worth the paper they are printed on.

    • Warrior

      Seeing as you probably read the article, does the author name the names of oblama’s critics? I want to make sure these people are identified so they can be dealt with.

    • s c

      effy, you have a talent for making this easy. WHEN is the last time YOUR White House Savior EVER came up with solutions, or anything that has a chance to make America better? Sane? Workable? Reasonable? Effy, you’re not worth a free pass one bit more than your White House god/savior. You couldn’t buy a clue at a WalMart fire sale if Warren Buffet and George Soros supplied you with no-limit credit cards.

      • Flashy

        Sc…I note that you and others posting like you never give reasonable, sane, workable solutions. All you guys do is rant, rave, and propose policies which simply cannot work without destroying the fabric of this nation and causing such severe social disruption as to not be rationally considered.

        What would you have done sdifferently than this President given the situation he was handed and the extremists in opposition? to not being able to buy a clue at Wal Mart…that would be correct. I do not patronize Wal Mart to give my monies to China. I like to shop at stores which do not deal with, nor have all their goods, 100% from China. Anyone patronizing Wal mart should have the Chinese flag waving from their flagpole…

        • cawmun cents

          You mean like my solution to the college loans?
          Where all college age students can work off their loans by doing the jobs that illegals do?
          Like those cawmun cents solutions…..haw!

          • Flashy

            CC… i like it. How about we tweak it some since most of those jobs should be available to teenagers working PT.

            How about a version of the old CCC which was existing during the Great Depression? An option…sign up for three years in the military or two years in a CCC ? They can be sent to areas of this Nation in need. Such as indian Reservations, rural areas, etc… and thus receive on the job training.

            I like the idea. How far do you think it would get in the current GOP house? (hint…it was among the first things killed by said House when proposed by Pres. Obama).

            So blaming Obama for not having this enacted would be erroneous.

          • cawmun cents

            Well if he had’nt blabbed about his desire to create a civillian defense force to rival the military,perhaps he could have gotten away with it.But as it stands,I am glad they prevented his version of “Night of the Long Knives”,arent you?(it was a rhetorical question Flashy,I know you support the new civil defense core)
            All Socialists think alike.

          • Flashy

            You are correct. I am all for a Civilian Conservation Corps to give further on the job training and be able to target poor and rural areas for assistance.

            What belies understanding is how … if the claims are he would create a civilian military force…he or anyone else would be able to order it as the claimants are saying. belies all common sense.

        • Searcher

          Ok Flashy, you want solutions so here goes.
          No GM bailout – GM should have gone through normal bankruptcy reorganization as so many other companies have, as opposed to the President deciding they should be a “winner” and forcing them to produce an unsafe car that few want to buy, just to forward his personal agenda.
          End the Fed – at least reign it in, but then of course the President wouldn’t have available to him all of the slush money to try to buy his re-election, at the cost of all Americans and any one else in the world holding dollars.
          Drill baby drill – let’s see, you stop all drilling in the gulf due to an accidental spill, thereby causing thousands of people to lose their jobs in an area that you tout as being economically devastated by the same spill. Makes sense………economy is bad, so create MORE unemployment. If the concern is for something other than his personal green agenda, there ARE plenty of other places ONshore with proven reserves that could be allowed for drilling, thereby easing the alleged dependence on foreign oil, and actually creating jobs.
          As far as cutting government spending by 50%, I guess that one would be real hard to do, since the President and Congress haven’t even passed a Constituionally required budget for the last 3 years. It’s hard to cut what you don’t know you’re spending. But in his defense, when you’re trying to maintain a slush fund for the benefit of you and your cronies, it’s wiser to not have too much accounting going on.
          Those are the issues you brought up. Seems like putting aside his personal agenda would have led to solutions that would have been much better for all Americans, as opposed to only benefiting him and some of his loyal minions and contributors.
          If you need any more solutions, don’t look to your President, just ask me, or any other rational human being that’s not so agenda driven.

          • Donald R. Megerle

            Right on SEARCHER!! Love your retort!

          • Flashy

            Ok Flashy, you want solutions so here goes.
            No GM bailout –
            ~ And you would have abandoned a major heavy manufacturing segment? And caused tens of thousands of unemployed auto workers? And what is your comment on the health of GM today being good? not to mention we would have had but one American automaker left…the majority of the auto market would have been foreign owned, and our monies leaving to foreign hands?

            That is acceptable to you? you realize such was the option available. And you would have sacrificed all that for what turned out to be a success? Were you against the Chrysler bailout when Iacocca was able to garner it back in the days?

            End the Fed –
            ~ And the effect on our economic and monetary system would have been … you’re not being honest without stating in clarity that you understood the absolute and major disruption of our entire economic system, and that of the world, anmd if that would be acceptable to you.

            Drill baby drill –
            ~ errr…just exactly how much was the drop in Gulf production and the drop in exploration? That’s number one. Number two…you do realize oil production is up for the past 3 years. number 3. The overall effects of maintaining an oil addiction and the needed funding of a military to protect the energy trade routes we rely on.
            And since the easy to get oil is gone, would you increase the oil exploration and production subsidies in place or allow the price to rise? Not to mention, if you maintain those subsidies, how do you legitimize subsidizng the oil, yet ignoring the alternatives of modern the and non-oil possibilities?

            And finally..just what exactly would you have done differently than the President? given BPs disaster and the potential for others to have been as criminal in neglect given the lax oversight of the previous incompentent administration?
            As far as cutting government spending by 50%, I guess that one would be real hard to do, since the President and Congress haven’t even passed a Constituionally required budget for the last 3 years.

            ~ I believe the President sent his budget requests for Congress to act upon. What more could he have done in light of the Party of No’s extremist opposition?
            C’mon Sparky….you propose simplistic solutions which COULD NOT HAVe been done…yet you are blaming this President for not being able to perform the impossible? Get real …

            now…in light of the simplistic solutions you posed…be a tad bit more explanatory as to the effects and if those would be acceptable to you to place upon this nation and your fellow citizens

          • DD

            To add to Searcher, when we cut off drilling in the Gulf, we sold the equipment and the rights to drill to Brazilian Oil (along with “loaning” $2 billion from the Fed). Largest stock-holder in Brazilian Oil??? Geo Soros, the guy who helped fund Bamo’s 1st election campaing with $400 million, and who recommended all Bamo’s czars. Guess where they are drilling??? O yeah, THE GULF!

            As to “what he inherited when he took office”, it was Congress who set up Fannie & Freddie. But when GWB twice in the early 2000′s tried to regulate F & F, Bamo urged the Senate to filibuster (he wasn’t in the Senate yet). When McCain tried to introduce the legislation in 2005, new Senator Bamo led the filibuster effort. Instead of Bamo complaining about the crop he had to harvest, he should have been more mindful of “As ye sow, so shall ye reap”.

          • Searcher

            Ok Flashy, here goes.
            GM bailout and your panic ridden justification. I seem to recall a time when the U.S. was the steel producer to the world. (heavy manufaturing) Then came a time when others could produce comparable steel at a lower price and our world market share fell. Steel mills closed. Thousands lost their jobs. Yet the nation survived, and progressed. By your reasoning, I guess the government should have taken over all of the buggy whip manufacturers and fed them with taxpayer dollars so none of those people would have lost their jobs. Did losing their jobs kill all those buggy whip workers, or did they progress on to other jobs or endevours?
            END THE FED – And I quote YOU here “you’re not being honest without stating in clarity that you understood the absolute and major disruption of our entire economic system, and that of the world, anmd if that would be acceptable to you.” Excuse me? Look around pal, you haven’t noticed the disruption of our economic system that’s going on right now WITH the unrestrained FED? (and if you haven’t noticed, the rest of the world is having difficulties too) Who is not being honest here?
            Drill baby drill – I said nothing about a drop in oil production, but I DID mention the drop in the salaries of the oil workers idled by the President’s mandate. But I guess oil workers aren’t as important as GM workers are to you and your President. Your other ridiculous argument about funding the military to protect the oil trade routes to feed our “addiction to oil” would be rendered pointless if restrictions were reduced and we were allowed to produce the needed oil HERE in our country. Your rhetoric about “subsidizing oil” is just the typical liberal spin. Those “subsidies” are in reality tax deductions, allowed by law, and taken by companies that actually produce a needed product, unlike the billions your President has GIVEN away, and lost, to the likes of Solyndra, Lightsquared and a dozen other companies to attempt to produce some of your economically unfeasible alternative energies.
            You ask what I would have done differently? If facts are of interest to you, which I doubt, I would NOT have blamed it on the previous administration, since the permit was issued on Obama’s, but I WOULD have disciplined or fired the inspectors that signed off on the inspection and allowed operations to continue, since they were working under MY watch. Other than that, I don’t see that Obama did much either, other than give a lot of lip service, waste taxpayer money for an onsite photo-op, put thousands of people out of work, and impede the progress of the containment and cleanup, thereby allowing the disaster to become worse to help fuel his anti-oil agenda.. As I recall, he didn’t even do the cleanup, BP did that.
            Cutting government spending.
            Nice try, but your excuse won’t fly. His budgets were so bad, he couldn’t even get them through Congress when his own Democrats held majorities in both branches. You talk of opposition extremists, but inspite of his many flaws, Bush seemed to be able to get a budget passed even with the likes of Pelosi and Reed in control of the branches.

            Ok sparky, you keep making your excuses for his poor performance, and setting up your straw man arguments and I’ll keep mowing them down.

          • vicki

            Flashy writes:
            “I believe the President sent his budget requests for Congress to act upon. What more could he have done in light of the Party of No’s extremist opposition?”

            Party of No? Hmm. 3 years you said. You just called the Democrat party the party of NO. Oops. You do remember that the Democrat party had for 2 of those 3 years a super-majority in the House. So what stopped them from passing a budget again?

          • vicki

            Flashy writes (to searcher?):
            “And you would have abandoned a major heavy manufacturing segment? And caused tens of thousands of unemployed auto workers? And what is your comment on the health of GM today being good?”

            Flashy then writes of another major manufacturing segment.
            “….you do realize oil production is up for the past 3 years.”

            And yet says nothing about the tens of thousands of oil workers who are (were?) now unemployed

            Much like animal farm, Flashy demonstrates that in his beliefs all are equal but some are more equal than others.

            Hypocrisy thy name is Flashy.

          • eddie47d

            You know very well that super majorities are needed to pass many bills Vickie. That is why compromise is sometimes needed.

      • eddie47d

        One thing for certain SC has never given a solution to anything let alone a sane one. That’s one angry woman! Now C.C. I like your suggestion about college students and loans.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      You are the one that does not offer any solutions if you reread your own posts. You are the one worrying about the consequences of taking chances and will not take chances since you cannot control outcomes.

      • Flashy

        Nad..I refuse to go backwards. The future is ahead..and risk taking is all about the future. that’s why it’s called Progressive. Whereupon the symbol of the TP is some yokel dressed in a 1776 uniform that isn’t even correct for the era.

    • jbeck

      Flashy – or whatever. Why are you even here?? You are about as superfluous as they come. Please find a comments section with a group of people who think as irrationally as you do. That is, if they think at all….

      • eddie47d

        He’s way ahead of your comment so what are your problem solving solutions? What do you think about infrastructure projects? What do you think about nation building in other countries why America suffers? How would you handle Campaign Reform? How would you make companies more responsible for environmental damages?….. Should we close those companies down or make them pay a hefty fine or would you just give them a free pass? Provide your own answers or solutions instead of mocking someone who does have answers. You’re like Opal above who also gets snippity without providing anything of value.

        • Opal the Gem

          Yeah eddie I studied your posts then condensed the form into just a few words instead of posting paragraphs that do that (….. gets snippity without providing anything of value).

      • The Obama Timeline author

        You have to forgive Flashy. Working in the White House basement he rarely gets sunlight – except when asked to pick up after BO.

      • vicki

        Let Flashy stay. He serves a very good purpose. He shows us every day how liberals think and debate. It allows us to counter his arguments (which he never supports) with our arguments which we support. Often. This allows all those people who read here but not post to see the liberal mind more clearly. It even helps those who do post and get cites to backup their points cause they (we) do research to find the cites.

        • s c

          vicki, utopians do not think. They “feel.” They prefer devolution to anything that approximates REAL progress. Common sense and reason are hated concepts among utopians. Their prime mutated example is the twit above who wants to be seen as someone who has something to offer this website.
          He, his W H savior, his savior’s sidekick and a huge chunk of Congress need to be flushed from America.

        • JeffH

          vicki, yes you, like DaveH, do understand the need for flashy and those just like him to continue to post here.

  • http://Boblivingstonletter Gottaplenty

    Believable,believable, balievable,who sponserd the one that took up residents in the WH.

  • Linda

    The monkey is in the White House.

  • magnus

    stop brainwashing the kids with those kinds of your fakes,lie,discreminating dirty phillusophy´s all i know is that Newsweak has not got any professional writter, producer.

    • Flashy

      magbus…here’s something that may be too kuch for you to handle, but give it a shot. These past three years, given what Obama inherited and what he faced as far as the lies and falsehoods of the extremists in opposition. What would you have done differently than President Obama and what would have been the impact of those differing decisions?

      FYI…if I were to grade President Obama given what nhe inherited and the opposition tactics of the extremists, I’d give him a B+. There are areas which I wish he would have acted differently, and policies which he did not put in place.

      go ahead..what would you have done differently and what would the effect have been to the American public. Be real now…no saying “end the fed!” crap which obviously could not have been done…

      Bet you can’t once you start having an honest review and reflection.

      • Brian

        Flashy…EVERYTHING can be done if enough people demand it…The WAY to get enough people to demand it is to talk about it and educate the sadly uneducated populace…End the Fed? Yes, it is possible and we need it…Would we go through a couple of tough years? Yes, but we have been through that and more already…I don’t have time to tell you ALL that I would do/propose but I bet you can tell…

        • Flashy

          Brian…”yes, we would go through a few tough years’…is a cop out. think it through. What would those ‘few tough years” be like? What would be the effect ? Talk about transferance of wealth! Whoa …

          C’mon…get deep, not superficial.

          If you had been given what Obama was given, and facing the same political realities and extremists in oposition…what would you have done differently?

          Which is the point…not even the GOP candidates for President can come up with much when pressed for details.

          • vicki

            With the entire Congress at his back and only the Supreme Court in his way, why did he even work on Obamacare instead of closing Gitmo, ending ALL of President Bushes “wars”, ending all the other wars, bringing our troops home, repealing the Patriot Act……

            Oh. That’s right. He’s the leader of the party of present.

        • eddie47d

          Heck Brian we can’t get a consensus in ending our numerous wars. We can’t even stop the NWO folks from starting them although I keep trying.

      • cawmun cents

        I would elect the only non progressive candidate out there,
        Ron Paul 2012.That is how I would do it Flashy.

        • Flashy

          CC…cop out. We are talking about what Obama could have done differently and what the effect would have been. C’mon…you came up with a good one in the CCC variant. Though it was what the President had tried to do. Alas, such was killed by the GOP house.

        • cawmun cents

          Copping out is electing a man who makes promises to folks based on knee-jerk emotionalism,and then fails to deliver.
          Copping out is redistribution of wealth that isnt yours to redistribute.
          Copping out is belonging to the New Party,(a communist subsidiary)and then trying to create that environment in DC,by pandering to those folks in everything that you do at the expense of the populace.
          Copping out is trying to generate jobs by creating more government regualtions but only stifling the ability of the private sector as a result.
          Copping out is spending trillions of dollars in an effort to enslave the entire populace for decades to come to push socialist agendas.

          Ron Paul 2012.

          • Flashy

            In other words…you cannot or will not state the effects of the radical solutions you would have proposed nor what you would have done differently than the President in light of what he had to deal with immediately upon taking office and given the Congressional extremists in opposition to anything he proposed.

            Yet you blame him.

            you are a mirror image of the current GOP presidential candidates. Quick to blame and critize, yet cannot or will not state what they would have done differently given the state of affairs these past three years.

          • eddie47d

            The problem with your scenario C.C. is that the wealth is still trickling upward and those jobs that private companies promised are still hard to find.(although improving). Your solution masters (Republican agenda) have fallen flat on their faces also.Someone on “your team” is obviously pandering to the Corporates in order to keep the populace down. The job saving/providing conscience of those on the right must be in hiding as the Middle Class keeps taking the hit.So the lack of progress can’t only be laid at Obama’s feet.

          • cawmun cents

            Okay here goes Flashy…make sure you get this….haw!
            I would have done,exactly the opposite of What Omamba has done.
            Something instead of nothing.

            I would not have drafted bills requiring thousands of pages of legal jargon creating confusion in the private sector.
            I would not have signed the NDAA.
            I would not have bailed out any financial institutions or giant corporations.
            I would not have called to spend trillions on effortless actions to bolster green energy.
            I would not have loaned monies to companies that ended up going bankrupt anyway.
            I would not have let our troops stay at war in foreign nations and yet not let my troops fight with all their abilities.
            I would not have made erroneous claims about my beliefs to get elected.
            I would not have kissed the hand of the Saudi King nor his posterior either.
            I would not have made claims that healthcare is a”right”,and then fine folks for not exercising that right.
            I would not in an effort to find out if firearms merchants sell to foreign drug cartels,have allowed any agency to distribute thousands of firearms to foreign nationals.
            I would not keep thousands of Americans from working by backing the environmentalists.
            I would not have loaned foreign oil cmpanies billions of dollars.
            I would not have asked to increase the debt ceiling by trillions of dollars,thereby enslaving the youth of the nation for generations to come.
            I would not have made promises to many different contributors to my election,without a clear plan on how I could keep those promises.
            I would not use executive orders to procure that which I was previously denied.
            By not doing those things,in effect,I would have done something that might possibly have stimulated the private sector into economic growth.But we will never know because now we are up to our crowns in debt and none of the conditions which cause economic growth have been attempted yet.

      • 45caliber

        What could Oblama have done differently?

        Well, first, he could have put off the Oblamacare program until we could afford it. As it is, we are obligated for billions, if not trillions, of money we simply don’t have.

        Second, he could have started cutting programs that do little except provide more government jobs in an attempt to balance the budget and start paying off some of our debt.

        Third, he could have allowed drilling for oil and nuclear plants to be build to try to get our energy problems under control.

        Fourth, he could have quit trying to appologize for the US being better off than anyone else is. That came about through hard work, not theft.

        Fifth, he could have supported our military with the necessary equipment they needed instead of trying to cut it.

        Sixth, he could have closed the border and did what was necessary to find and send home those who are breaking the law by being here. That would also have freed up a lot of jobs for out-of-work Americans.

        I’m sure I can think of more things if I wished but I think the biggest thing he could have done was work to help the country, as he was hired to do, instead of helping himself and his friends at the expense of the rest of us.

        • Flashy

          45 … we may disagree, but I applaud your backbone to stand up . may i ask for some clarification? (honest and sincere, not criticism)
          What could Oblama have done differently?

          Well, first, he could have put off the Oblamacare program until we could afford it. As it is, we are obligated for billions, if not trillions, of money we simply don’t have.
          ~ In this, we have a mutal disagreement. based upon ideological issues more than anything. The cost pf healthcare was, and is, running amok. It rose something like 2% last year…outrageous right? yet the rise was less than any year the previous 20. this from the New England Journal of Medicine (not exactly a radica publication)

          To my view, i would not have had a mandatory health care provision. I would have had a Public option with limited but basic coverage. Anything more could have been purchased on the private market. And i would allow an Opt Out from a Public Option if private insurance was purchased.

          He campaigned on health care reform. He fulfilled a promise. Had the debate been above board instead of lie aftrer lie from the extremists, I honestly believe we would have had beeter reform. most of the health care reform was what had been proposed by GOP members in the past…and who all of a sudden came out against the very proposals they themselves had previously put forth!

 those opposingthe health care reform like to say, private induistry can do a better job at lower costs … then a public option mandated to break even would have been impossible. Since private industry would have beaten it in coverage and cost.

          What would have been your proposal to haul in the out of control health care crisis? leaving it as it was was doing nothing but driving family after family out of coverage, increasing our costs for E Room visits, and driving up employer costs.

          Second, he could have started cutting programs that do little except provide more government jobs in an attempt to balance the budget and start paying off some of our debt.
          ~ Errrr…job growth in the private sector went up. Job growth in government is a went down. The proposals for government cuts affected the middle class, and left the wealthy and coroprate interests having a fat hog. Without GOP compromise, nothing could be done. As it stands, Obama asked for authorization last year for authroity to merge and make more efficient several agencies. it never got through the GOP House. Without such authorization, he could do little. As it stands, his asked for authroization is now attacked as being “consolidation of his authority” ! In other words, he was gong to be damned either way. You would propose cuts where specifically? ( i am not saying there are cuts available…but gutting the post Office would ruin rural America, and gutting EPA is nonsense. Note that cutting out No Child Left Behind hasn’t been able to see the light of day due to being blocked time and again by the GOP)

          Third, he could have allowed drilling for oil and nuclear plants to be build to try to get our energy problems under control.
          ~ Oil production has risen the past three years. Nukes? Errr…ask Japan about nukes. And he has come out in favor of nuclear energy. What is the issue with alternative sources and energy types? Are you for or against continued oil subsidies? If government should not be in directing private markets…how do you legitimize ongoing subsidies for oil?

          Fourth, he could have quit trying to appologize for the US being better off than anyone else is. That came about through hard work, not theft.
          ~ i have no idea what you are talking about here.
          Fifth, he could have supported our military with the necessary equipment they needed instead of trying to cut it.
          ~ Specifics? It has been my impression the military has not lacked for want since he came to office.

          Sixth, he could have closed the border and did what was necessary to find and send home those who are breaking the law by being here. That would also have freed up a lot of jobs for out-of-work Americans.
          ~ Deportations have gone up, illegal border crossings down. Any attempt to target the real lawbreakers, those that employ undocumented workers, is shot down by Congress. In fact, when anything real is proposed…the first ones screaming about the proposals are those who are complaining about undocumented workers.

          45…i really appreciate this. let’s flush this out some shall we?

          • The Obama Timeline author

            Why do you bother reading something called Personal Liberty Digest when your comments suggest you have a significant problem with anyone being granted personal liberty? How much are you being paid to troll web sites? (You must not receive any health benefits, or you would not support ObamaCare and a public option.)

          • 45caliber

            Okay, I’ll try:

            Oblamacare. The idea that the medical care program is bad and doesn’t cover people is blown out of proportion. Actually about 90%+ of the people have care now that is affordable. Those who didn’t could have been put on Medicare, which would have solved the problem. The real thing wanted was FREE medical care – which overloads the system. Check England’s care. The reason the ER is overloaded is because too many illegals use it for primary care since they don’t have to pay for it.

            Government jobs have increased, regardless of what is bandied about. Private jobs had decresed. Most of the unemployed worked in private industry. One major reason for a decrease in private jobs is government regulations that hinder plants. The plant I work at now has over a hundred people just to fill out papers for the government. As a result, the company prefers to build overseas since this is not required there and they don’t have to pay for it all. And they still use the necessary safety and environmental programs. The loss in jobs is over 50,000 a MONTH.

            Power plants? Oil production has gone up here – a little – but NOT wells. Most wells are now NG – and those are included in the list for petroleum production although none of it goes to fuel cars. Nuclear power plants are NOT a real problem. We’ve never had a disaster here. The one you are quoting in Japan was on the beach in a tsunami. There are plenty of good places in the US to build one that isn’t near fault lines or near the ocean. And it is still the safesty energy system in the world. I’m against oil susidies – but if you check, most of those were enacted thirty or more years ago by the Democrats.

            Fourth, appologies. The main reason most countries dislike the US is because of our wealth. This is particularly true in the Mid-East. They believe that we are stealing the wealth that should be theirs. They want to “steal” it back. So he was appologizing – and they believe it is because we are still stealing it BECAUSE he appologized. Most simply do not try to work as we have always done here.

            The military is NOT getting the equipment they need. In fact, there are private groups who are sending a lot to them. Roughly half the equipment that went over to Iraq and Afghanistan has been robbed of parts to keep the rest going. Most do not have armor. One group out of San Francisco provides things like blankets, night sights, etc. to the military when requested because the military can’t or won’t. My wife works at a local military support group to send blankets, deoderant, shaving things, movies, candy, etc. because they can’t get it there.

            Finally, illegal immigration. The reason the numbers are lower is not because of anything the government and particularly Oblama have done; it is because of our bad economy. Further, they are not even coming close to keeping the numbers down, regardless of their claims. Evidently you don’t live in one of the border states. The government has even given up land to the illegals such as the national park in AZ by discouraging or banning any American from using it “for safety reasons”. They do nothing to halt the illegals, many of whom are carrying drugs, from using it. And just lately they have convicted a Border Patrol agent for roughing up a teen because he pushed the teen back down onto the ground while he was trying to put handcuffs on the guy. And a 16 year old Mexican is considered adult, not a child. He was convicted because the Mexican government requested it, not because he was guilty of any crime.

          • eddie47d

            If 47 million Americans are without healthcare then how does that equal 90+%?

  • roderick usher

    Wasn’t Newsweek sold to its present owners for $1.00?

    I’m just posing the question.

  • Sirian

    Hummm, monkeys can type and elephants can paint masterpieces. Who’s next, COWS maybe?

  • former walmart person

    Putting the infinite monkey theorem into practice is about as silly as putting socialism and communism into practice. Reality would be far different than theory. Our universe would live and perish millions of times over before millions of monkeys randomly produced the first page of the first book of William S’s great works.

    • Flashy

      Former..I honestly doubt any of the wacked right posting here have read Shakespeare. And if they did (highly unlikely), it was a condensed version or revised where it wasn’t Shakespeare’s writing.

      • libertytrain

        Flashy, your bigoted arrogance is being prominently displayed again….

        • Flashy

          yo Liberty…just what writings of Shakespeare have you yourself read? I have his complete works, along with Voltaire, Kant, Plato, Socrates, Paine, Hume Twain, etc.

          You? Or are you saying Newsweek’s lead question was accurate?

          • Nadzieja Batki

            So big whup, the books are on the shelves to greet guests so that they would be impressed.

          • Flashy

            Nad…nope. they are in the library i have in my reading room. My current reads are “history of the World (HG Wells, 3rd ed. 1929); “Jack Kennedy-Elusive Hero’ by Chris matthews; and Dylan Ratigan’s “Greedy Bastards”

          • 45caliber

            I see you have them; have you ever read any of them? I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been visiting others to see a nice bookshelf of expensive books like these … and when I look not a one has ever been opened.

            I’ve read most of Shakespeare’s works. I like his comedies but don’t care much for most of his tragedies. Some of his sonnets are also good. The Merchant of Venice is one of my favorites and is much better when acted out.

          • libertytrain

            Oh Flashy, I’m one of those people who keeps and reads an extensive library including those you mentioned – probably well over a thousand books. Yes, I too read – so many of us do. Doesn’t really matter does it? I still don’t agree with you.

          • libertytrain

            Flashy, your posts are a perfect example of why it doesn’t matter how many books you read or claim to read. They aren’t clever or intellectual.

          • Flashy

            Actually, if i buy a book, i read it. Hamlet and julius Caesar are oft thimbed, as is Merchant of Venice and Midsummer’s Night Dream. I admit to not reading more than once the poetry.

          • libertytrain

            But the point is, so what? Your posts still come across very poorly – perhaps you ought to read the poetry.

          • eddie47d

            Are you now happy Nadzieja that Flashy confessed to actually reading the books. Next time will you put him on the rack until he renounces Liberalism to satisfy your soul? Do you water board your family members to get the answer you want?

      • harmonicman

        Flashy, Can you do anything besides insult those who disagree with you? Using your model I should call you uneducated, brainwashed, koolaid drinking, unthinking, and other choice epithets that are unpublishable. Instead, let me say that I have read most of the works of Shakespeare, have several advanced degrees in science, and am a far-right thinker, not a wacko. If you can’t see the harm that Obama’s policies and regulations have done to the country and the economy, then I suggest that the nicest thing one could say about you is that you are blind, and one should not make fun of the handicapped.

        • Flashy

          Harmonic..anytime Sparky anytime. So just what would you have done differently than this President given the situation handed to him and the extremists in opposition?

          This oughtta be good.

        • Donald R. Megerle

          Great retort:

          Send the following to any left wing nuts! It’ll really P them off!
          #2: Let’s review a little:

          There is an obvious agenda and we are living through the fundamental transformation of our country. Undeniably, there is no accident or coincidence. These are verifiable facts and incidents. Do you think it matters now?

          WHEN Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by Frank (Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN it was discovered that his grandparents were strong socialists who sent Obama’s mother to a socialist school where she was introduced to Frank Marshall Davis. He was later introduced to young Barrack Hussein Obama. People said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN people found out that Barrack Hussein Obama was enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his father and stepfather were both Muslims, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he wrote in another book he authored “I will stand with them (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction” people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he admittedly, in his book, said he chose Marxist friends and professors in college– people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he traveled to Pakistan after college on an unknown national passport, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he sought the endorsement of the Marxist Party in 1996 as he ran for the Illinois Senate, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he sat in a Chicago Church for twenty years and listened to a preacher spew hatred for America and preach black liberation theology, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN an independent Washington organization, that tracks Senate voting records, gave him the distinctive title as the “most liberal senator,” people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN the Palestinians in Gaza set up a fund raising telethon to raise money for his election campaign, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN his voting record supported gun control, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan and Mum-mar Kadaffi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN his voting record in the Illinois senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he refused to wear a flag lapel pin, and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro- abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition people said it didn’t matter..

          WHEN he aired his views on abortion, homosexuality and a host of other issues, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco. . . a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home– people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist/Communist, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he appointed cabinet members and several advisors who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilization and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs without family consent, and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual, and organizer of a group called gay, lesbian, straight, education network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he appointed Mark Lloyd, as Diversity Czar, who believes in curtailing free speech; taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth; who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN Valerie Jarrett was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor and she is an avowed Socialist, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher– and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he appointed Carol Browner as Global Warming Czar, and her being a well-known socialist working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for health and human services secretary could not be confirmed, because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN as President of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN his actions concerning the Middle-East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel , our longtime ally, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States , people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim; was educated as a Muslim; and that he is still a Muslim. . . people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.

          WHEN he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people finally woke up. . . but it was too late.

          Add these up one by one and you get a phenomenal score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society.

      • cawmun cents

        There is already an active miilion monkey theory out there.
        Its called Darwinism.
        But even if you had a skillion monkeys,they would never write the works of Marx and Enghels,they are smarter than that.
        They would never vote for Obama either,because they are smarter than Jackasses.-CC.

        • JeffH


  • Robert

    Whos next you ask why its the JACKASSES of course

  • justme

    WOO HOO!!!
    Need anymore proof of how controlled the downstream media is?
    Was listening to Coast to Coast last night, and the story of the day was NDAA.

    One of the guests is a blogger, and when he first heard about NDAA, called everyone he knew, including people at NBC, ABC, ETC., and got back ONE reponse…”That sounds interesting”.


    Case in point; I spoke to a politically concerned friend of mine yesterday, and she hasn’t even heard of it. She flipped out as I explained it to her, and wondered what they know that we don’t.
    That question was also raised on the radio show last night.
    Celente said he thinks it’s in preparation for a financial collapse.

    People are too busy, and are watching the boob tube for their news.
    It’s up to those of us who know what’s going on to get the word out there to those who still don’t.

    • Sirian

      Go to Amazon and order : “SECRET WEAPON: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why it can Happen Again.” by Kevin D. Freeman. I believe this will be just as shocking to you as the NDAA, if not more.

    • Flashy

      Note that Obama signed an Executive Statement stating he would not give effect to the parts which almost everyone finds objectionable. He detailed those parts, which included waiving habeus Corpus on American citizens and domestic survelliance without warrant. And he also stated he had no choice but to sign the NDAA bill as it carried with it needed military fundings which could not be delayed.

      • Sirian

        OK Flashy, if this is so, then please find that specific Executive Statement, copy & paste it in the comment box or provide a link to it to verify what you have stated. I don’t believe this is asking to much or applying an over abundance of pressure. Besides, what you’ve plugged in has nothing to do with what justme was talking about. Yes, yes, yes, I know, it was merely a “note”. So? As usual your points fly off in all different directions with very little, if anything to back what you say. Wait a second, is your monkey getting better at typing for you? Keep working on it.

        • Flashy
        • Buster the Anatolian

          Yes Flashy provide proof of what you claim.

          • Flashy

            i put up two explaining the signing statement, the other the full text of the statement. it is being held for by the monitors for ‘moderation’…whatever that means…

          • Flashy
          • Buster the Anatolian

            I am calling you a liar Flashy it has been over 8 hours and still no post with links and/or sources.

          • Flashy

            Buster…check back i guess tomorrow. Hopefully the post will be available and properly time stamped. you may apologize at that time.

            I am certain the Monitor of this site will explain to evryone why the post was tied up for this length of time as I know they want nothing but open discourse and free flowing honest information available to everyone.

          • libertytrain

            Flashy, I would think since you spend so much time here you’d have seen the multitude of postings that say multiple links are automatically sent to needs moderation and then I believe Mr. Livingston said when they get around to checking the links it might get posted… I’m guessing you either put in multiple links or foul language – the other automatic removal. No moderator involved to stop your post, just you.

          • Buster the Anatolian

            I have had a one or two posts held for moderation and review and it never took more than a couple of hours for them to be posted.

        • Sirian

          LOL, if this isn’t the typical excuse. They don’t hold things for “moderation” they merely review them UNLESS the post/comment is overwhelmed with foul language and totally absurd innuendo. Way to go bubba, you’re following the usual path of idiocy – uh, check your monkey.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            Let us ask Ben Crystal if what Flashy says is true and we will abide by what Mr. Crystal says.

          • Flashy

            Your comment is awaiting moderation.

            January 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    • 45caliber

      Speaking of uninformed …

      How many of you have noticed the new Supreme Court ruling – unanomous – that the President doesn’t have the right to appoint church ministers and other church officials? I heard about it Monday. It seems that the Justice Department was trying to insist that since the Constitution didn’t mention ministers, it was okay for the President to appoint them. The SC ruled that the ministers were involved in explaining the religion and that such appointments were a direct violation of the First Amendment. (And this is how the king of England gained control of the Church of England – remember Beckett?)

      • Flashy

        It had nothing to do with “appointments’ of any church member. jeesh.

        It concerned labor standards and whether there was a Church/religious exception from fair labor discrimination laws.

  • Faith Montgomery

    Grin . . . the Absurdity Factor trumps random chance?

  • The Obama Timeline author

    Alhough he makes the accusation it is Sullivan himself who is unable to see what is in front of his nose — which some may explain by its close proximity to Obama’s posterior.

    I suspect that Sullivan is perhaps eager to replace the departing Reggie Love as Obama’s “body servant.”

  • 45caliber

    About 15 years ago I tried to get a good news magazine. I tried Times and immediately cancelled the subscription. I used Newsweek and US News for awhile – but Newsweek quickly became editorialized news instead of the real thing. I then got Insight, which reported only the news with no editorializing at all. That lasted about three years and Time bought them out – and immediately shut it down. I had nine months of my last subscription, so they gave me a three+ year subscription to Time to replace it. I cancelled. US News I gave up on because they started editorializing too.

    I like to learn the stories but I can make up my own mind without editorializing.

    • Flashy

      try the new Politico newspaper magazine. Started in print this week

  • s c

    Don R Megerle, you rate a gold star. The next time an Obummer apologist asks for specifics, let him, her or ‘it’ consult this article [Newsweek and the Infinite Monkey Theorem, Jan. 19, 2012 @ 10 a m].
    I applaud your efforts.
    But, please remember that short of an act of God (not the false one in the W H), no one can convert a utopian from his, hers or ‘its’ utter faith in that damned utopian, pc politico-religion.

  • justme

    I don’t know how old you are, but I can guarantee you; when I heard a cop buddy of mine tell me twenty five years ago they were putting transmitters on ‘bad guys’ cars, and then pointing out the three antennaes on the LT’s ride, I got it.
    As far as the ambiguous language of NDAA, look this up..Enemy Expatriation Act. It came down the pike about a week ago.

    • Flashy

      justme…i would be asking why the language was in the military appropriations bill, who placed it there, and then also ask you…should it have been veto’d and the military men and women been cast adrift?

      Who should have the blame?

      • independent thinker

        “…..should it have been veto’d and the military men and women been cast adrift?”

        Yes it should have been vetoed. The military would not have been cast adrift because congress could have immediately passed the bill without the offending parts and obama could have then signed it.

  • William Slindee

    wow Ben Crystal – you’ve moved up a couple of notches in my book. This article is hoot. Bam !

  • Richard

    I didn’t even know “Newsweak” was still around. Does anyone actually read it? Maybe it can be used to wrap fish…like Time.


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