The Scanner-Politics 11/10/08 (FOX Self-Censoring?; OBAMA DAY???; An Upside-Down Flag in My Town)

~~Posted by InsightAnalytical

We’re mourning the retirement of Pagan (Pagan Power)…but Pagan has something else brewing, so we won’t say goodbye–just au revoir!

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Via GRAIL GUARDIAN

Is Fox News self-censoring themselves in an attempt to curry favor with the incoming Obama administration? H/T to Days of Change for this link. Radio Equalizer says:

Fox News boss Roger Ailes doesn’t want to spoil Barack Obama’s political honeymoon, we hear. A source says Ailes has told prime-time hosts Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren to lay off the President-elect – at least for a while. “We’re not going to have any personal attacks on Obama,” a network insider says. “The public has spoken – we must treat him with respect.”

For those of you that have missed Megyn Kelly’s brilliant salvos at Bill Burton from the Obama campaign, Burton has been singling out Fox for being unfair in their coverage of Obama, a trend that Obama himself started at the Al Smith dinner and continued throughout the end of the campaign by Burton.

The piece goes on to claim that the marching orders came directly from News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch.

The reason? News Corporation is bracing for potentially-vindictive actions by Obama’s incoming thugocracy, especially regarding dual station / newspaper ownership rules and apparently seeks to placate the Dear Leader, hoping he will be merciful.

I personally believe that Fox has been soft on Obama, and it looks like things are going to get even worse in the days to come. Guess we’d better all get used to submitting to the will of Dear Leader…

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Via Grail Guardian

National Obama Day?

There is, believe it or not, a movement to establish a national holiday honoring Barack Obama. The Topeka Capital-Journal is calling for Inauguration Day to honor a man who has done nothing yet except win an election!

The goals are to secure a national holiday in Obama’s honor, to organize celebrations around his inauguration and to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 1809. (IA-GRL adds from the article: “Yes We Can” planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the downtown McDonald’s restaurant, 1100 Kansas Ave., until Jan. 13.)

At 7:30 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Obama Cake will be served at the downtown McDonald’s, and a celebration is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.

My only possible response is to suggest a nation-wide boycott of McDonalds on January 20th in protest for supporting this travesty! First off, as one commenter points out, we generally don’t create holidays named after famous people who aren’t dead yet. Secondly, what if this were to actually happen and then Barack Obama were to turn out to be the worst President we’ve ever had? (I know that thought never even occurred to these people, but it not only occurs to me, but strikes me as a strong possibility.)

If you are worried that the Hopium intoxicated masses might just pull this off, you might want the contact information to give these people a reality check:

For more information, contact Sonny Scroggins, (785) 232-3761, 845-6148 or at biasbustersofkansas@yahoo.com; Lamont Lassiter, McDonald’s general manager, 608-2739; Ava Chander-Beard, (785) 234-9138, ava.beard@sbcglobal.net; or Rhoda Carr, (785) 220-5883.

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Finally, in this fair burg I call home, a vet hung the flag upside down following the election (Thanks to GG for sending it to me…it was actually in the paper, but I don’t really pay too much attention to it, it’s such a rag.)

Las Cruces veteran upends flag to protest Obama

LAS CRUCES — If you happened to drive by Las Crucen Lou Schrader’s house Wednesday, you probably saw his American flag flying upside-down on a pole in the front yard.

It wasn’t by accident.

Schrader, 59, flew the flag upside-down for a day in protest of the election of Barack Obama as president. He’s calling the move a political statement against Obama’s platform.

Schrader, who lives on Ethel Avenue, said he also flew his flag upside-down both times Bill Clinton was elected.

“We have descended into a one-political-party nation,” he said. “The Democrats have taken over everything. We’re going to be taxed out of existence.”

Schrader assures his action was not racially motivated.

“It’s not that I’m a racist; I just don’t like this guy as an individual,” he said. “Some of the things Barack Obama said during his campaign has scared me to death, (such as) “let’s spread the wealth.’ Excuse me, that’s socialism.”

Schrader, a former member of the Navy, said he’s concerned Obama “hates the military.”

The flag wasn’t flying Thursday. Schrader said he only flies it on federal holidays and in protest of certain presidents winning office.

Schrader lives across the street from three Obama supporters, who happen to be black.

Neighbor Dimitris Kollaros, 32, seemed to be taking Schrader’s action with a grain of salt.”We were laughing about it all day long,” said Kollaros, interviewed Wednesday evening. “Now that there’s an African-American president, he’s protesting the U.S., and I think it’s funny because, if you love your country, you love it no matter what.”

(SNIP)

According to U.S. Code, which contains laws about handling the American flag, the flag shouldn’t be displayed upside-down “except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”

Las Cruces police showed up at Schrader’s home Wednesday to check whether the flag was a distress signal.

According to http://www.ushistory.org, there aren’t penalties for violating the flag code, and the U.S. Supreme Court “has ruled that politically motivated violations of the flag code are protected by the First Amendment.”

As you can see, the neighbors immediately brought up race…first on their list of why it Schrader shouldn’t have hung the flag upside down. No mention of what the black neighbors thought, from what I can infer. And I have to wonder, who called the cops? Or did they just pass by?

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  2. GRL,

    What’s up with this BestPoliticalBlogs? Is someone documenting our blog so we can be trotted off to re-education camp?

  3. They slipped through today …my check marks at 6 AM aren’t too awake sometimes!! I usually keep one or two domestic ones just as indicator of what’s picking up what….the UK loves us today…They’re all sorts of aggregators out there that I catch…

  4. Obama Day????? Now I know I’ve fallen down the Rabbit Hole. Move over, Alice, make room for a lot more of us.

  5. I sometimes think Inauguration Day in general should be a holiday. Why shouldn’t we celebrate a peaceful transition of power, especially when it’s between political rivals. For most of history, in most parts of the world, someone’s head would be coming off on January 20th.

    But I agree that a national holiday to honor a president-elect is a silly idea. Let’s see where we are in 8 years.

  6. When attempting to use the McDonalds e-mail contact in order to protest this Obama Day crap – “AN ERROR HAS OCCURRED ON YOUR SUBMISSION” – go figure!

  7. There is no national holiday honoring any living person. Even Martin Luther King was dead before a holiday was dedicated to him.

    Communist countries name holidays for living dictators.

    Trying to tell us something?

  8. Hey, Drudge has a link to a story about a spokesperson saying Obama will be ready to RULE from day one…

    JEEBUS!

  9. I’ve been putting flag postage stamps upside down on mail for the past several years, & will continue to do so these next 4.

    to capt kickass- where will we be in 8 years. oh probably living in a full blown fascist state (as opposed to the soft shell one we got now) after everybody voted the fascist the repugs ran in 2012. We all were so desperate to see the zit-filled backside of nuHoover, so we voted for Any Old Thing. otoh, didn’t alot of folx just vote for Any Old Thing last week? And from ome of the stuff I’ve been seeing, looks like full blown fascism may have already arrived. What can you say about a president who thinks it’s fine & dandy to trash the 4th Amendment? What other Amendments does he want to trash? This is soooo not good peepulz….

  10. I’ve been putting flag postage stamps upside down on mail for the past several years, & will continue to do so these next 4.

    to capt kickass- where will we be in 8 years. oh probably living in a full blown fascist state (as opposed to the soft shell one we got now) after everybody voted for the fascist the repugs ran in 2012. We all were so desperate to see the zit-filled backside of nuHoover, so we voted for Any Old Thing. otoh, didn’t alot of folx just vote for Any Old Thing last week? And from ome of the stuff I’ve been seeing, looks like full blown fascism may have already arrived. What can you say about a president who thinks it’s fine & dandy to trash the 4th Amendment? What other Amendments does he want to trash? This is soooo not good peepulz….

  11. sorry about the double post. Like Sarah I’m multi tasking (making french toast) & didn’t think I had already hit submit. IA if you can, don’t post the 1st comment since I added a few things to the 2nd one & that’s the one I want to post. Thanx

  12. Ready to RULE – Hail Caesar !!!!!!

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