Celeb Journalist: On Second Thought, I Never Spoke to Governor Abercrombie

Sounds like maybe somebody woke up next to a horse’s head:

A celebrity journalist now claims he misspoke when he said last week that Hawaii’s governor told him he was unable to find President Barack Obama’s original birth certificate after a search of state and hospital archives.

Mike Evans told FoxNews.com on Wednesday he was remorseful and embarrassed that he appeared to have given the impression that he had discussed the search for Obama’s birth certificate with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

So this “journalist” just flat out lied about it? If so his credibility is so far gone that he’ll probably soon get a job offer from MSNBC.

You be the judge:

Note on a Fellow Blogger’s New Digs

Those of you who have been reading here for any amount of time might know Joyanna Adams as a frequent commenter, but she’s also one of the most entertaining, insightful and original bloggers in any of the 58 states.

Joyanna’s moved from the debacle that the Townhall blog system has become to WordPress, and her new location is here. Be sure to put her on your daily reading list!

Alaska Police: No, Todd Palin Didn’t Screw a Masseuse Who Looks Like a Linebacker for the Seahawks

The Anchorage Police Department didn’t exactly phrase it like I did in the title, but I doubt this story will get the Palin haters to shut up about it anyway:

The Anchorage Police Department blasted the National Enquirer’s recent report that Todd Palin is embroiled in a sex scandal involving an extramarital affair with a massage therapist who belonged to a prostitution ring.

“It was just guilt by innuendo, nothing else,” Lt. Dave Parker told the Daily News on Wednesday. “There’s not one scintilla of evidence that Todd Palin had anything to do with this.”

The Enquirer claimed 36-year-old Shailey Tripp was arrested for maintaining a house of prostitution in March and that cops had confiscated physical evidence that could tie ex-Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband to the alleged affair.

Not to be cruel, but this was all the evidence I needed to see:

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Motive? Just Palin hatin’ as usual:

In explaining the bombshell allegations, Parker said some in Anchorage were just “rabidly anti-Palin,” adding “they will do anything to destroy the platform Sarah Palin is standing on.”

Good thing Sheriff Clarence “The Opportunist” Dupnik isn’t running the Anchorage PD, or else both Palins would be rotting in a cell as we speak until evidence could be manufactured.

MSNBC VP of Primetime Programming: Comedian Extraordinaire

Somebody book this guy on Comedy Central:

MSNBC vp primetime programming Bill Wolff maintains that his network covers Palin because she’s newsworthy. Period. End of story.
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Wolff called it “nonsense” that MSNBC is driven by politics or even profits when it comes to how much airtime it devotes to Palin.

“MSNBC does not have a political agenda. The idea that we’re beholden to one side or the other is ridiculous,” he says. “And if Sarah Palin is so good for business, why would we want to destroy her? We tell the truth. We hold up a mirror and say, ‘This is what’s going on.’ We’re not so crass to think that she’s good for business, therefore we’ll talk about her.”

Sure, Ed Schultz’s Republican-free zone is the least agenda-driven program I’ve ever seen.

Because when you think Schultz, Maddow, Matthews and Olbermann (formerly) and his current replacement with a name that sounds like somebody trying to order steak tartare with a mouthful of marbles, you think “no political agenda.”

‘We Do Big Things’: Because ‘We Bring Good Things to Life’ Was Already Taken — Update: Obama Channels His Inner Granholm

A State of the Union follow-up email from Team Obama reiterates a new branding attempt that was mentioned in last night’s speech:

Overcoming the challenges we face today requires a new vision for tomorrow. We will move forward together, or not at all — for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics.

Yet the story of America is this: We do big things.

Can you tell Obama’s economic advisory panel is headed up by General Electric’s CEO? “We do big things” has that GE-ish ring to it. I suppose Obama’s catch-phrase would have been “We Bring Good Things to Life” but GE already used it.

“We do big things”? No kidding:

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We won’t need a rocket to get into orbit anymore — we can just ride that graph into the stratosphere.

Obama’s new fondness is for the term “Sputnik moment.” I agree, this is a Sputnik moment, and the spendthrift morons, crooks, liars and “all of the above” in DC who never met a debt that couldn’t be lowered by borrowing more money are playing the part of Sputnik.

It was also funny how the president tried to rally Americans like JFK motivated the country to go to the moon, except that last year Obama axed the program to return to the moon. And that would be fine with me if it was a serious debt reduction effort, but it wasn’t — the real goal of the new “Sputnik moment” is to land union leadership in the public trough, have them collect as many samples as possible, and return them safely to Washington DC. Unfortunately, that’s the new “moon race.”

Update: Obama’s “vision” for America eerily similar to Jennifer Granholm’s “vision” for Michigan a few years ago. Hey, great idea!

State of the Union Open Thread and Drinking Game

Okay, the big SOTU prom will be underway soon and, but here’s an interesting programming note: In direct competition to Obama’s speech, starting at 9 p.m. EST, Rush Limbaugh will be featured on The Haney Project on The Golf Channel.

There’s a SOTU drinking game here, but if you really want to get loaded, do a shot whenever Obama says “investment” instead of what it really means: “yet another massive spending program.”

I’ll be weighing in from time to time on this thread at Michelle M’s site as well. Feel free to add your comments here on the goings-on this evening, including what is sure to be the subsequent media-gasm over what will be alleged to be the resurrection of The One. Word has it that everybody who works with Chris Matthews is covered in plastic like they’re in the front row at a Gallagher concert just in case Tingles can’t “think about baseball” long enough.

Back with updates soon…

9:05 p.m.; Obama enters, followed by Cantor, McConnell, Reid, etc.

9:15 p.m.: Aw, so cute seeing all the members of Congress sitting with their dates.

9:22 p.m.: “Sputnik” (twice) … do two shots!

9:41 p.m.: Hey, you know what would make this speech even better? If the guy delivering it believed a word of it!

10:00 p.m.: O’s back into that back-and-forth “watching a tennis match” style teleprompter reading habit.

10:25 p.m.: Speech over. Scariest line of the night: “We do big things.” Not a lot there for people who want to see the government chill on the wild spending binges. What made it stranger was that it was said not long after Obama expressed the need to make government more affordable, competent and efficient.

Cantor Asks Pelosi to the SOTU Prom, Gets Totally Turned Down

Ouch! This is like submitting to a pity-date with the ugly liberal chick at school and getting turned down just hours before the prom:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday rebuffed Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) invitation to sit together at the State of the Union address, informing the Republican lawmaker — via Twitter — that she had already accepted an invitation from another colleague from across the aisle, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.).

Here’s Pelosi’s turndown:

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This whole DC prom situation is fairly nauseating, but what I wouldn’t give to be a beer goggles salesman at this little soiree tonight.

What do you all think about inviting victims of the Tucson shooting (and some of their relatives) to sit in the First Lady’s box tonight?

The 50 or more members of Congress participating in this “bipartisan seating” love-fest (and they called reading the Constitution on the House floor a “stunt”?) have already virtually admitted the shootings were politically motivated, so some Republicans have played completely into the left’s hands on this. I won’t be surprised to see Lisa Murkowski in a “Together We Thrive” t-shirt before the night is through.

Later I’ll start another thread for anybody who wants to drop by and comment on and/or mock the proceedings.

(h/t HAP)

Schadenfreude: Alec Baldwin Gets a Tax Audit

It’s always a source of amusement when rich liberals who are proponents of every spendthrift government program under the sun and rail against tax cuts garner the attention of the IRS for possible tax avoidance.

John Kerry is famous for this, and now Alec Baldwin has caught the eye of the IRS:

Alec Baldwin has been audited by New York tax officials amid suspicion he’s lying about his living arrangements to avoid paying sky-high city income tax, according to local reports.

The actor and New York Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter are among the hundreds of New Yorkers who have been confronted by auditors over residency rules, according to the New York Daily News.

The “30 Rock” star, who films much of the series in the city, reportedly owns a pad in Los Angeles, a residence on Manhattan’s posh Central Park West and a house in New York suburb the Hamptons, which he claims as his home base.

Filers are expected to swear under oath on tax forms as to how many days they “spend in New York City.” If the number is higher than 183 days, the filer must claim residence.

Come on, Alec. If you’re unhappy with your level of taxation, just join the Tea Party and try to get your taxes lowered the legal way!

Actually Baldwin and his rich liberal buddies in the movie and TV industry love tax breaks — for themselves. But when you seek relief from over taxation and regulation, you’re a teabagging Nazi.

Baldwin’s like Oprah: Endorse politicians like Obama and then bitch about the taxes required to pay for all of that spending. Baldwin considers the Republicans who fought to not raise taxes on the rich evil, but goes out of his way to avoid as many of his own taxes as possible. Welcome to Evil Island, Alec.

This situation is a win-win for Baldwin. If the IRS finds nothing, he’s off the hook — and if they find he’s been avoiding taxes, he’ll be Obama’s next Treasury Secretary.

Court Kicks Rahm Emanuel Off Chicago Mayoral Ballot

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And after Rahmbo had to fly his whole family in from where they live in Washington DC in order to testify that they live in Chicago and everything. I mean, what more proof of residency did they need?

The Chicago machine will probably find a way to get a higher court to fix this problem (an appeal is in the works as we speak), but for now Emanuel might want to call Obama and see if he can have his old Chief of Staff job back:

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, reversing the decision of a lower court.

The Appellate Court reached a 2-1 decision to remove Emanuel.

Appellate judges Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall ruled against Emanuel. Justice Bertina Lampkin voted in favor of keeping President Obama’s former chief of staff on the Feb. 22 ballot.

“It’s a surprise,” said Kevin Forde, the attorney who argued on Emanuel’s behalf.
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A recent poll showed Emanuel leading the pack of mayoral candidates with 44 percent support, compared with 21 percent for Carol Moseley Braun, 16 percent for Gery Chico, 7 percent for Miguel del Valle, and 9 percent are undecided.

The judges voted against Emanuel two to one — and I’m guessing the judge who voted for him died in 1965.

Do you think it’s too late for Rahm to get back the $150,000 he spent on an ad in the Bears game yesterday? For that matter, is it too late for the Bears to get the game back?

The real question is this: Will David Geffen, Steven Spielberg and Steve Jobs get their money back?

(h/t Michelle M.)

State of the Union Speech Preview

Tomorrow night is the State of the Union speech, and from everything I’ve read, the president will hammer on two counterproductive issues: Private sector job creation and the need for more massive government spending programs.

What’s the definition of “insanity”?

But the real question is: Will the Communist Party USA like this year’s speech as much as they liked last year’s? We’ll see.

Meanwhile, members of Congress continue to seek out dates for the big SOTU prom night tomorrow. This is embarrassing, even for Congress.

My favorite bipartisan pairing: King Weiner. Coincidentally, that also used to be Bill Clinton’s Secret Service code name.

Update: Whenever you need a laugh, you can always count on the New York Times:

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