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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004

    June 23, 2010
    Uh Oh...How's Olby Going to Spin This One?

    Bathtub Boy

    Oh that Obama! He didn't do what Olbermann told him to do. Krazy Keith spent yesterday hyperventilating about General McChrystal, telling the Prez not to accept his resignation, but instead "Keep him, Mr President". That way Obama will "neuter the political blowback" and "present a front of force and calm and intelligence".

    But Obama didn't listen to Herr Olbermahn. Maybe the Prez was influenced by the writings at Keith Olbermann's blog, where they declared that McChrystal is a "monstrous thug", an example of the military's "pathological criminals": "half murderer, and all evil". Yes, our old friends at Daily Kos, recently described by member Olbermann as "a nice site".

    But there's a bigger problem on OlbyPlanet. Obama went and appointed General Petraeus. You remember Olbermann on Petraeus, don't you?

    Mr. Bush, you had no right to order General Petraeus to become your front man. And he obviously should have refused that order, and resigned rather than ruin his military career.... Mr. Bush, you have hidden behind the general`s skirts... That, sir, is not only un-American, it is dictatorial. And in pimping General David Petraeus, sir, in violation of everything this country has been assiduously and vigilantly against for 220 years...

    But that's hardly Oralmann's most egregious insult to the General. You will recall the famed moveon "Petraeus Betray Us" ad, questioning the General's patriotism? The moveon folks have quickly moved to scrub that ad from their website. But as readers of Olbermann Watch have known for years, the Petraeus/BetrayUs smear was not thought up by moveon. Before their ad even appeared, the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann was impugning the General's patriotism live, on air, bellowing:

    KEITH OLBERMANN, MSNBC HOST: Which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? The Petraeus report, less Petraeus, more Betray Us.

    And just to make sure nobody missed the point, he put his slur right up on the tv screen:

    Bathtub Boy

    Yes, Keith "Man on Fan" Olbermann is the author of Petraeus/BetrayUs. Moveon stole it from Olby. And now Monkeymann is about to go on the air what? Slam Petraeus anew? Accuse Obama of pimping him? Repeat his "BetrayUs" smear? Or just pretend like none of that ever happened and gush over Obama's choice as if he was for Petraeus all along?

    Place yer bets. Comments are open!

    Posted by johnny dollar | Permalink | Comments (48) | | View blog reactions


    I'm torn. On one hand, you do not speak ill of your commanders, you keep your damn mouth shut. On the other hand, Obama took 133 days to figure out what to do in Afghanistan after McChrystal asked for help. It took him less than two days to dress down and fire the General.

    I thought it was nice of Obama to nominate Petraeus to this operation, considering Petraeus was in charge of the troop surge then Senator Obama said was not a success.

    This is a direct endorsement of George W. Bush's Middle East strategy. Fucking hypocrite.

    MKDAWUSS called me and said to tell you guys to lay off Olbermann because that was then and this is now and Keith's entitled to change his opinion.

    You notice that Keith is only pissed when conservatives change their minds? To him, liberals 'evolve' their opinions.

    Has Olby slinked back to the Kos Kooks and apologized? That didn't take long. They constitute the last 10 members of his audience.

    No that's not you being bored out of your mind watching soccer, it's your nightly update on the goalies for goofballs crowd...... TEE TIME!!!

    And as I said before, I do these on the fly, I'm guessing the F&F attack is two poorly edited clips.

    Again, he attacks my state's Rand Paul. For taking money from Mitch McConnell (ky-R). Hey, Keith, it's about ANY MEANS NECESSARY! And it seemed you have no problem with dirty money when Obama was making it hand over fist for his campaign? No?

    Get out your 3-d glasses, it's the WPITW abstract:

    Bronze: Monica Crowely: For defending McCrhystal. Which is treason on Olby planet.

    Silver: Mike Steele - for termination pay of $100k.

    GOLD: Gretchen Calrson: Defending McChrystal and see above. And I would rather have Gretchen Carlson as president.


    Palin/McChrystal 12

    My My...

    Olby just said the US soccer win was the biggest win in American Men's team sports since the Miracle on Ice!!!! Really??!?!?!? Getting out of the first round? Was that team they played really anywhere close to an equivalent of the Soviet Union Hockey Team?

    Through his actions, he revealed his real intentions... which were simply to play himself calling the Miracle on Ice game as a younger sportscaster.


    My thoughts exactly. Of course I am rooting for the U.S. but that comparison was waaaaaay off base. IMO, the USA beating Russia was the biggest upset in sports history. A bunch of college kids beating a group of professionals who had won 4 straight Olympic gold metals in hockey...C'mon.

    But the piece had NOTHING to do with soccer or hockey. It had everything to do with OLBY. He had to get his mug in there somewhere (narcisstic personality disorder again) and ruin the entire segment.

    Keith, please get back on the meds.

    The blue blog source for the Gretchen attack was Media Matters, of course. J$P troll Haggis also used that MM link as a source in today's open thread:
    "Gretchen Carlson says her job on Fox & Friends is 'just like' being president. This woman is a fool. I suspect she must have been puffing hard on the wacky-backy last night to say such a foolish thing on live TV. Can't wait to see how Jon Stewart rips her apart for this one." Don't worry, Haggis. Rip 'n Read the Fox Hatermann ripped her instead.

    I flipped away from ESPN in the 89th minute and missed the goal. When I put it back on five minutes later, I saw a jubilant Team USA. I was pleasantly surprised. I don't think they'll get far in the knockout stage, though.

    Holy Guacamole!!! Has there been a tear in the Space-Time Continum??? Wasn't it just 3 years ago that then Senator Barnard Soetero spent 6 minutes and 55 seconds of his alloted 7 minutes of floor time lecturing General Petraeus about his failures in Iraq, not even letting him respond. Then not even having the courage to register a vote, for or against, on the resolution against the "Bowel" Movement dot orgasm "Petraeus Betrayus" Ad. Now all these 36 months later Gen. Petraeus is the greatest warrior in the history of our military according to the smartest Democratic Prez since Jimmah Cahtah.

    "Help Us Obamawan Kenobi! You're our only Hope (and Change)!"

    The biggest game since the Miracle on Ice? Doesn't this failed sportscaster remember when the United States beat Mexico IN THE ROUND OF 16 in 2002? I can't stand soccer, but I seem to recall that Mexico was heavily favored in that game, and it was a sudden-death elimination game, not this group play crap where the United States beat Algeria. The same Algeria which didn't score an entire goal all World Cup, and nobody thought stood a chance of sniffing the round of 16.

    Hell, the United States beating Canada in hockey group play at the Vancouver Olympics was a bigger victory for U.S. sports. That was on Canadian ice, and we were heavily favored to lose. You can't call a victory a big deal if you were expected to destroy the opposing team. How did this guy last so long on ESPN?

    Yeah. Comparing the United States beating a mediocre Algeria team (who we were supposed to beat) to get out of the first round of the world cup to the Miracle on Ice is a huge overstatement.

    Perhaps as big of an overstatement as the Tiger Woods / Ali comparison that threw Olby into a tizzy.

    But, Keith Olbermann wanted an excuse to play the clip of himself talking about the Miracle on Ice, as others have correctly noted.


    Pizza Mut pizza chain is giving away 2 dollar pizzas and free breadsticks to celebrate the USA Men's Soccer win vs. Algeria!

    Why, lady and gentleman, that is the BEST fast food chain deal since.... The Boston Market $4 Turkey Melt BLT Combo! Let's go now to the video footage.

    Our next guest knows a great food deal when he sees one. Mr. Ronald McDonald, thank you for joining us.

    RONALD: Uh, ... thanks Keith

    KEITH: How could you possible categorize this deal within the context of historical perspective?

    RONALD: Um.... it's pretty good, there's no doubt.... , but I

    KIETH: Yes the best there ever was... not since the genius of Boston Market have we seen something like this... let me remind our viewer, because I think he may have been reading Rolling Stone until just a moment ago.

    RONALD: Yeah... uh Keith, you're losing it.

    (PS All... Keith had Mia Hamm on as a guest after his Miracle on Ice comparison begging her to concur. )

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say Rush gets a WPitW tonight.

    He said the President has no Cronkite today to think "Oh no, I've lost Cronkite's support of the war, now I've lost the people"

    He went on to say, there is no way any President would say "I've lost Olberman, or I've lost Matthews.... now I've lost the public"

    Olby might mask the above reason by saying the award is for Rush's response to an environmentalist challenge. (Rush had a great response by the way)

    Yes, Rush has done much more than 'Church Lady'.

    Keith fails to understand the differnce between working at MSNBC (where there is only one view) and working at FNC (where they have different views, even different from managment). I know it's stunning not to have everybody working for you sucking your one eyed trouser trout, but some people have different opinions.

    Well, how many talking heads did you have in the '60s?

    No, that's not your blood pressure rising due to all the mind bending stupidity, it's your nightly update on the Girdles for Big and Husky Men crowd..... TEE TIME!!!

    Olby tries his best to put the toe tag on the Tea Party. It's a fight on who is in the tea party movement. Keith, there is no tea party per se, it is a movemnemt by the people, for the people, of the people. Not the people bowing to King Obama.

    And I've asked this before, but... What is it with "something for nothing crowd"? What the hell does that mean?

    Like some sportscaster puting himself in every major sports story of the week, IT'S THE WPITW ABSTRACT.

    Bronze: Sister Sarah- For declaring legal defense fund Illegal.

    Silver: Carl Gallups, for being crazy.

    GOLD: Dan Burton- For attacking Petro-Bras and George Soros. which is a double sin in Keith's eyes. Throws in a Beck-o attack.

    ANOTHER AWARD WINNING COUNTDOWN TO Keith calling this tennis match the greatest sporting event since Miracle on Ice.

    I love that all the commenters on MSNBC keep saying that Obama showed leadership on the McChrystal incident. Notice none of them ever say he is leading, just "showing leadership". How sad is it when the people most in Obama's pocket can only come up with "showing leadership" as a compliment after he has been in office for 18 months?

    Syvyn, I am not sure what the "something for nothing crowd" means. But I have a guess.

    An oft repeated liberal talking point about the tea party is how polls show that many of them do not want medicare, or social security to be abolished. So, combine that with their anti-tax message, and the talking point becomes they want government programs, but they don't want to pay for them.

    Hence; "something for nothing".

    So in other words... KEITH IS LIKE THE NEUTERED DOG!!! He just doesn't get it.

    The "something for nothing" comment comes from a story that I think Media Matters (or maybe Think Progress, but definetly one of his rip and read sources) did several months ago. Whoever it was found someone that they then labeled a leader of the tea party in some state (I forget which one) and when they asked him what he did for a living he said he was on unemployment. That night Olby did a story where he claimed all the tea-party people where out of work republicans getting money from the government and therefore a "something for nothing" phrase was thrown out. It's stupid and petty, everything Olby loves.

    Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel, a liberal blogger for the Washington Post resigned today because....wait for it....offensive e-mails surfaced revealing his disdain for much of the right - the beat he was charged with covering.

    What a shocker...David Weigel, a regular on Meltdown, is really a liberal!!!!

    Anyone that watches Meltdown knows that Olby only has democratic/liberal guest so what took the Washington Post so long to figure this out?

    Even Olby tweeted, "If the WaPost didn't know @DaveWeigel wasn't a conservative blogger, it's time for the Post to FOLD. My full support is yours, David."

    Just happened to check Bathtub Boys twitter to see who he follows and whoa, he follows Palin? Go figure.

    I was perusing Olbermann's Twitter as well, and stumbled upon a wicked douche bag insult. Someone said something along the lines of "If I had a penny for every time you obsessed over Fox....I could buy GE" his response:

    """and if I had a penny for every time you were suckered by one of their lies, I'd be able to buy..oh, wait, I already can."""

    what is wrong with this man?

    Keith, you ignorant slut! Obama has said in so many words, that he is going to rule by fiat. Subverting the legislative process and the courts. Totally pissing on the constitution, then wiping his ass with it!!

    That's what Sister Sarah said by Obama is as bad as Hitler! AND I AGREE!

    Now instead of Fridays with Thurber. I give you Syvyn11's video of the week. This week's selection is from 2008, and I wish this guy was president. If I knew he was running, I would have voted for him. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Ron White...

    WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK (seriously, if you're easily offended, don't view)

    No that's not me taking away valuibue bandwith, it's your daily update on the nothings for networks crowd.... TEE TIME!!!!!

    No Tea on Fridays it seems. Olby seems pissed that his boyfriend got fired.

    Just like someone recording over your favorite episode of 'Married... With Children', IT'S THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD ABSTRACT!!!!!!!

    Bronze: F&F attack- for attacking King Obama as dither in chief.

    And Doocy did get a job though a contest. It was held on the now defunct America's Talking network, where the winner (Doocey) won a show. He hosted it till the network ended and became MSNBC. You guys gave him his first job in TV, Keith! Oh sweet irony.

    Silver: Darrel Best- for being a stupid NAKED criminal at a library. CALL SVU.

    GOLD: Wash Po, Tucker Carlson and some chick (forgot her name): for firing (resigning) David Wiegel. More to the story than Keith wants us to believe.


    I'm off to watch "Flashpoint". Have a great weekend. And let's be careful out there.

    Because, of course, Sir David Weigel is a hero that deserves statues to be put up in his honor.

    @SarahPalinUSA Lamestream media: I never compared Obama to
    Hitler. Quit making things up.

    "Keith, you ignorant slut! Obama has said in so many words, that he is going to rule by fiat. Subverting the legislative process and the courts. Totally pissing on the constitution, then wiping his ass with it!!

    That's what Sister Sarah said by Obama is as bad as Hitler! AND I AGREE!"


    If Obama was trying to subvert and bypass the Congress and the courts, how come the White House is appealing a judge's ruling on offshore drilling? If that were the case, he'd've given the judge the Massachusetts state bird, and done it anyway. If he were Hitler, as you try to compare, he'd have the judge shot.

    Also, when has he tried to "piss on the Constitution and wipe his ass with it?" Didn't Bush do some of the same things, causing KO to rally against it, telling him not to abuse the powers granted to his office?

    Ohh, I'm Wussy's new project. Another Rouge in my gallery. I meant every word I said, I take back nothing!

    Typical Wussy logic. Take a single isolated incident in order to disprove an alleged pattern of behavior. I don't think that Obama is anything close to Hitler, but using the oil drilling moratorium as evidence that he follows the Constitution isn't very persuasive. Remember why the judge even had to rule on this issue? Because Obama went around Congress by issuing an Executive Order on a subject he had no jurisdiction over. To turn around and say that Obama followed proper procedure during the appeal process completely ignores the issue. Most Americans are really starting to despise the way that Obama and all other previous Presidents have expanded the use of EOs as a means of subverting separation of powers. Stop blaming Bush and realize that Obama is using the same tactics that liberals bitched and moaned about for the last decade.

    If you have a policy initiative you want to achieve, find a bill sponsor in Congress and introduce it via the means established in the Constitution. Using an executive order is an open admission that you don't have the public/congressional support to pass it through traditional means. Why do we accept this garbage year after year? Most kids today couldn't even being to explain what a bill is, let alone the difference between a bill and an executive order. America doesn't have much time left if we accept such low standards in basic civics education. And people like Wuss are even worse. They know the difference, yet don't think it's a big deal that the President swaps an executive order for a bill he can't pass. Well, he thought it was an impeachable offense if George W. Bush was in the White House. Obama apparently uses the process to save America.

    By meerkatpooh on June 25, 2010 6:14 PM
    Just happened to check Bathtub Boys twitter to see who he follows and whoa, he follows Palin? Go figure.

    No, Olby doesn't follow, he is a stalker.

    McChrystal is too much of a military genius to have made such a rookie mistake with the Rolling Stone Magazine. The real reason is that many in the military will soon be arrested for trafficking cocaine and heroine worldwide. McChristal CUT and RAN, pulling out his whole battalion before the storm. Search Maconova on YouTube for the best Army Criminal Intel. Ted Carrington

    MCDAWUSS said:
    "Also, when has he tried to "piss on the Constitution and wipe his ass with it?""

    So far to date Obama and his cronies in the House and Senate have either violated or tried to violate the following:

    Article 1, Section 6
    Article 1, Section 7
    Article 2, Section 2
    Article 4, Section 4
    Article 6
    Amendment 1
    Amendment 2
    Amendment 4
    Amendment 5
    Amendment 8
    Amendment 9
    Amendment 10
    Amendment 14
    Amendment 17

    Now I am not a Constitutional lawyer so there may be more but I think the list above is plenty already.

    In all fairness. You can't really fault them for ignoring the 10th. Nobody pays attention to that.

    Hell. People on the left have even tried to invent a little conspiracy-esque nickname for people who claim the 10th amendment has meaning. "Tenthers".

    Their argument is usually that the "general welfare" clause gives government the power to basically override the 10th. But, using their logic, it would also give the government the power to override any amendment.

    The real reason behind it, is that they use the general welfare clause as an excuse to ignore the 10th because it is inconvenient to their big government philosophy.

    Thing is that Obama IS supposed to be a constitutional lawyer. He should already know this stuff.

    To hell with his birth certificate, I want to see this guy's college transcripts. Too bad Occidental and Harvard as made any Obama papers state secrets.

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    The above is the preamble to the Constitution and also the source of the so-called "general welfare clause". Anyone besides me see the problem here? If not, allow me to illuminate without providing heat: The writers of the constitution but the means of prviding for the general welfare right in front of our faces! Let's look at it this way

    "We the People of the United States, in Order to ... promote the general Welfare ... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

    Everything I replaced with "..." is in additional clause, not an either-or clause, and therefore I did not change the meaning of the preamble. Therefore the way we as Americans "promote the general welfare" is by "ordain[ing] and establish[ing] this Constitution for the United States of America". Anything beyond that is a bastardization of the original meaning of the founders. Any time a progressive tells you that we need to do something to "promote the general welfare" please realize there is no justification for it in the preamble.

    general welfare is mentioned in the preamble, but the "General Welfare Clause" is in Article I.

    Also. As a side note. My foray into Twitter has ended. I signed up for Twitter to see if I could get Keith to respond to me. He did, eventually. Called me a shlub. And then blocked me. The tweet that got me blocked:

    ""Of course David Weigel isn't a conservative blogger....if he were, you wouldn't have him on your show.""

    How's Olby spending his Saturday night? He's bashing the Beck-meister.

    Sounds more like self loathing from Keithy-poo.

    Article 1 Section 8 starts with:
    "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"

    Is this what you mean by the "gerneral welfare clause" in the Constitution? If so this only says that congress can raise money to pay for those things that provide for the general welfare and what provides for the general welfare is the Constitution itself. The concept of the congress using a "general welfare clause" to pass bills has no justification in the Constitution.

    Yeah. That's typically what people are talking about when they say "general welfare clause".

    There's different interpretations of what that clause means. I tend to view it more narrowly. Which I think you'd agree with.

    And I didn't mean to say they used it to pass bills. They just use it to justify ignoring the tenth amendment.

    Also...I don't claim to be a constitutional scholar or anything. So all of my opinions on the matter are from a laymen.

    Alas, your grasp on the constitution is better than Obama's or Olby's.

    Will Olby be dressed in black in mourning for Robert Byrd?

    Wouldn't it be more appropriate to wear white to honor Byrd?

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