This Is No Time for Another Affirmative Action Appointee

Apparently, America’s first affirmative-action president isn’t satisfied with having  affirmative-action Attorney General, Eric “I Hate Whitey” Holder, so he’s still considering an affirmative-action Secretary of State, U. N. Ambassador Susan “I was just reading talking points” Rice. With the Middle East exploding, some are questioning whether that’s the best course of action. That aside, some bitter clingers are unwilling to “move on” from the murder of four Americans on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, including three Republican senators, John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Kelly Ayotte, are still demanding answers from Ambassador Rice to what seem to be very simple questions (with answers a smart six-year-old knows); specifically,

  1. Did you question why you were the one selected to read talking points about Benghazi, since it was acknowledged that you knew nothing about it?
  2. Did you know that the Obama administration had seen live, real-time video that proved that the Benghazi events were a terrorist attack, not a “spontaneous” demonstration incited by an “offensive” YouTube video?
  3. Do you know who came up with the false narrative about this video being the cause of the murder of four Americans? If so, who was it?
  4. Who personally gave you the talking points that you delivered on five Sunday shows?
  5. Did you speak to any of the following people about the Benghazi events before going on the Sunday shows: Valerie Jarrett, Michelle Obama, David Plouffe, David Axelrod or Barack Obama?
  6. Were you promised anything in exchange for being the spokesperson on Benghazi on the Sunday shows?

Answers (which most of you figured out on September 16, 2012, if not sooner)

  1. That’s the main reason that I was selected. I had plausible deniability from my posture of willful ignorance, like a defense attorney who tells his client “don’t tell me if you did it or not.” Also, I have been a reliable, loyal democrat operative for decades, and they knew I wouldn’t let them down.
  2. I had no first-hand knowledge. I had heard people whispering about it, but once again, I made it a point NOT to find out anything.
  3. My understanding is that it was put together by a committee consisting of Valerie, Plouffe and Axelrod, although I was deliberately kept out of the loop because of that plausible deniability thing.
  4. James Clapper.
  5. Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.
  6. The job of Secretary of State, along with the undying gratitude of Barack, Michelle, Valerie, Axelrod, Plouffe and the rest of the democrat party.

Let me repeat: it’s time to put Susan Rice under oath and ask her these questions. Then we need to put Valerie Jarrett, David Plouffe, and David Axelrod in the hot seat. And let’s not forget Hillary Clinton, who promised the families of the murdered Americans that we would make sure the maker of that heinous video paid the price for these tragic deaths. I’m under no illusions about whether any of them will tell the truth. Lying is natural as breathing to leftists. Hillary’s skill as an accomplished liar is legendary. We saw it on prominent display while her husband was president.

The lie about the YouTube video was created because it was an explanation, albeit a ridiculous and implausible on its face one, that wouldn’t step on the Obama administration’s silly narrative about his muscular foreign policy and its successful annihilation of al Qaeda. How would it have looked if people learned, less than two months before the election, that al Qaeda had its greatest success against the United States since the original 9/11 attacks? Yes, Osama bin Laden rots in hell, but he was the Ray Kroc of al Qaeda. Mr. Kroc is dead, and McDonald’s is still alive. That’s the reason it was so helpful when Candy Crowley rescued Barack Obama during that October 16 presidential debate

Ms. Rice should not given the job of Secretary State for two reasons: she should not be rewarded for being a reliable apparatchik for this lying passel of Marxist liars, and this is clearly no time for another affirmative-action appointee in a position of responsibility.

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Why I Don’t Want to Work at McDonald’s, or WIND

I have been very flattered by the comments on Facebook, and elsewhere, suggesting that many of you would like to see me on return to WLS or have a show on another Chicago terrestrial outlet, WIND. I am delighted that you appreciate my work on the air, but I disagree that either of those, or any other, 20th century over-the-air venues are the correct place for me, or for anyone who wants to create an innovate, intelligent listener experience in this exciting new media world that we are fortunate enough to live in. I have creative differences with the folks who run Jurassic media outlets, as in, I want to be creative, and they want something different.

Think of it this way. If you watch the Food Network, or like to cook, you probably have a  favorite chef. Even if you don’t, you’ve no doubt heard of some of these terrific food artists, or perhaps seen one of those cooking competition shows. These people are passionate about what they do, creative and absolutely dedicated to serving something innovative and amazing. It’s not about just phoning it in, warming over the same insipid hash, throwing it out there, and hoping that the adage “hunger is the best sauce” will make it palatable. In short, if it’s not insanely great, at least as they see it, it’s not worth doing.

Now, imagine suggesting that one of these chefs should get a job at McDonald’s, frying up the fries and assembling the burgers. Please don’t misunderstand. I love McDonald’s, and I respect what they do: produce an inexpensive, consistent, filling meal. You can rest assured that what you find at Mickey D’s will be same in Omaha, Ossining, and Oxnard. It’s not special, but it is reliable, and that’s a good thing when that’s what you’re looking for. It’s a great place for a quick, convenient, cheap bite to eat. But how do you suppose our hypothetical talented creative chef would view McDonald’s as a work environment. It would be the definition of hell on earth! The opportunities-for-creativity factor? Zero. A Big Mac is a Big Mac is a Big Mac. Messing with the formula is not only not appreciated. It’s not acceptable. The need for culinary talent to do the job? Granted, even though I’ve never done it, I’m sure that doing the job of a McDonald’s cook requires a degree of time management and focus, and can be challenging. What I suspect it does not require is imagination, artistry or individuality. The menu is dictated from above. Ditto the presentation, and every other aspect of the dining experience; that is, if you can call talking into a speaker, and hoping that the garbled noise out of that speaker when the employee repeats your order is what you get in the bag that they hand you at Window 2 a “dining experience.”

Over-the-air radio is a lot like McDonald’s. It’s always there. It’s always the same, and most of the people who work there are meet a baseline level of competence. Some are probably even outstanding at what they do, and could possibly even end up doing fabulous creative work in their own world-class restaurants. I concede that for every million buffoonish ex-DJ’s and silly bimbos on terrestrial radio presented by their equally buffoonish bosses as clever, yet funny, public policy experts and brilliant analysts, there’s a Rush Limbaugh.

So, if you want the tasty, interesting, creative, delightful dishes that many of us in the new media are cooking up, you’ve got to come over to our boutique restaurants, as in podcasts. You can’t go to the counter at McDonald’s and order Boeuf A La Catalane and cold cucumber soup, and, with limited exceptions, you can’t flip on most over the air radio stations and hear the truly original, creative, and, slogans notwithstanding, “intelligent” programs you can hear in today’s podcasts. Think about how formulaic over-the-air radio is, and think about all the alternatives we have now. You can listen to what you want, when you want, where you want. You don’t ride around in a horse and buggy. Why in the world would you want to be consuming audio the way our great-grandparents did? Why listen to yet another two wacky guys who know very little about anything talking about everything show when you don’t have to?

There’s nothing I love more than creating an outstanding, uniquely entertaining, informative, truly intelligent, genuine funny substantive show of unparalleled quality, and the place where that’s happening today isn’t on over-the-air radio, Kids.

What say you?

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