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Celebrate Earth Day…

…with seven minutes and thirty eight seconds of brilliant common sense from George Carlin.

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FNC: The O’Reilly Purge So Far…

Follow-up to previous post.

I’m really a little tired of this subject, but it is important in that there is an underlying core to this whole thing, besides the left’s tactical elimination of the man.

Look, I am only defending the man in the context of yet more fake and opportunistic liberal outrage over something they excuse/gloss-over/bury with men on their side of the political wall … Bill Clinton (and there are volumes), Ted Kennedy (his own chapters in the Kennedy clan males volumes), Ted Turner, Chris Matthews (See: Daily Kos: Chris Matthews’ Greatest Sexist Hits, as I refuse to link), etc…

Clinton operative and far-lefty David Corn as recently as last night on Twitter:

Special Report – Sponsors Ditch Bill O’Reilly, Partner With Bill Clinton

Prof. William A. Jacobson @ Legal Insurrection blog explains: Here’s why Rush survived pressure on advertisers while O’Reilly didn’t: The two cases are not alike, except for the organized advertiser pressure tactics used.

Rush Limbaugh: Ask Yourself Why Left-Wing Media Personalities Are Never the Target of Advertiser Boycotts

Rupert Murdoch, shortly after the Roger Ailes sexual harassment allegations dust-up, pretty much handed control over to his two über-liberal sons, and by marital proxy their equally über-liberal wives

SIGNS:

THR: Michael Wolff: It’s James Murdoch’s Fox News Now

END OF AN ERA: Murdoch Family Fires Bill O’Reilly – Promotes Bob Beckel and Juan Williams

Bill O’Reilly’s Leaked Email Shows Last-Minute Effort to Save His Job

And now Pres. Donald Trump is being blamed for O’Reilly’s demise:

How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media: Inside the new power dynamics roiling Fox, Breitbart and the Wall Street Journal.

Um … HUH???

But don’t cry too many tears over Bill O’Reilly. He will survive quite well, and he’s not more stupid than his cheeky sexist verbal jabs at female staffers…

CNN: You won’t believe how much O’Reilly will get to leave Fox; Update: $25M, says NBC

At least. The guy had only recently signed like a $200M contract with FOX News Corp. I ponder if O’Reilly might not be having a think tank with his lawyer(s) over a courtroom battle with his now former boss(es) whom he almost single-handedly helped grow and bolster the cable news channel to a longstanding highest rated network for the last 20 years.

But, of course, a tax-paid leftist Congress-critter believes they can dictate how/when/why private companies and their employees settle their personal business contracts…

BONUS:

While the liberal MSM gloated over Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News Channel this was the front page of Drudge Report…

Let that sink in. To the LMSM in this country grabbing and celebrating somebody’s job loss for poor behavior and eagerly contemplating more silencing of their media opponents is far more important than addressing the real and dangerous issues in various corners around the globe…

And then there are those ‘wigged’ out amateur ‘shrinks’ on the left:

Maxine Waters: There’s something ‘psychologically wrong’ with Bill O’Reilly

Oh! No you didn’t!

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Not Before My Morning Coffee: 4-21-17

Good Morning, fellow Spectators!

Spring is chugging along like a demented Slinky, and the left’s insanity is growing like black mold.

Some clickbait for ya…

Another terrorist attack in Paris yesterday just ahead of France’s huge election this weekend. Not to politically profit on such horror, but it will bode well for the conservative candidate, Le Pen, whose campaign has been highlighting the urgent need for serious attention to France’s and Europe’s growing radical Muslim/terrorism problems … and the left is squirming:

Analyst Who Predicted Trump’s Ascendancy Bets on Le Pen Win

Catch-and-release: Revealed: ISIS terrorist who shot dead cop in Paris attack was a known extremist arrested TWO MONTHS ago for threatening to kill police and served 15 years for trying to murder two officers … always works out well.

Paris police shooting: ISIS ‘note’ supporting terror group found near body of Champs-Elysees gunman who killed officer

(He’s being caustically facetious and sarcastic, of course…)

Something the climate change cultists can spin:

Tropical Storm Arlene becomes first named storm of season: Rare April storm forms; no threat to Florida

Forecasting the low-mid 80s here in NE Ohio next weekend.

Well, they had to get that one in there to justify climate change as the most threatening and deadly thing we are all facing, or something.

Justice and expiration dates:

Arkansas is one of the existing states that still has the death penalty. Right now that state is in a hurry to execute several men (6 over the next 10 days) on death row before they run out of one of the drugs used in the ‘lethal injection cocktail’…

Arkansas executes first inmate since 2005

Arkansas executions: Who’s on death row?

Under the fascist progressive siege:

Liking this Piers Morgan better than the CNN lib-fart Piers Morgan, BTW…

Berkeley reverses decision to cancel speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley’s proposal to reschedule her speech

UC Berkeley manages to find (but doesn’t disclose) ‘protected venue’ for Ann Coulter appearance; Updated

If US campuses can’t protect free speech, they need new management … And lose federal/state and alumni funding.

This “The Onion” parody article is really not that far off the mark— no, it’s spot-on, as a matter of fact (given past campus stories regarding such things as “Trump 2016” side walk chalk scribbles back during the campaign)…

Berkeley Campus On Lockdown After Loose Pages From ‘Wall Street Journal’ Found On Park Bench

But if democrat leaders, such as Howard “also ran” Dean, had their way Coulter and all political opposition would be stamped as “hate speech” and therefore stamped-out…

Howard Dean reminds public of First Amendment’s little known hate speech exception

REALLY? WaPo’s ‘free speech’ headline hot take sends heads to desks (Hint: Founders unavailable for comment)

Yesterday I saw a Twitter tweet by om Millennial jerk who stated “Millennials will takeover this country” . Really? Can they take that chance in a dangerous and unkind world to step out from their ‘safe spaces’? Bwaaahaaaa…

A Quarter of Millennials 25 to 34 Who Are Living at Home Aren’t Working

Most Millennials Are Finding It Hard to Transition Into Adulthood: Report

Today’s NBMMC post brought to you by White House dinner guests and the ultimate YUGE BIGLY photobomb:

Go out and make it a fantastic TGIF, Spectators!

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Huge Shake-Up at Fox News Channel – UPDATED

Well! … That escalated quickly…

In the last couple weeks cable news’s prime-time juggernaut Bill O’Reilly has been plagued by allegations of sexual “harassment” by female staff and others.

The highest rated talker in prime-time took a vacation before Easter and has not returned. Now, today, comes word from the Fox Corporation that O’Reilly is leaving FNC:

Fox News is cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly, the biggest star in its 20-year history, after mounting allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior prompted the network to end his program.

“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations,” parent company 21st Century Fox said in a statement, “the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”

Today’s decision seemed unimaginable a few short weeks ago, given O’Reilly’s long reign as the top-rated host in cable news.

But the climate shifted dramatically after The New York Times reported on April 1 that O’Reilly or Fox had paid $13 million to settle five cases against him alleging sexual or other harassment. More than 50 advertisers withdrew from his prime-time show, and 21st Century Fox asked a law firm to investigate a complaint from a woman who said O’Reilly dropped efforts to make her a contributor in 2013 after she turned down his invitation to visit his hotel room.

O’Reilly, 67, had not commented on his status since leaving on vacation last week—he met Pope Francis today in a VIP line at the Vatican—but his lawyer issued a blistering statement yesterday accusing his liberal opponents of a “smear campaign.” The statement said O’Reilly “has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America.”

Starting Monday, Fox will air Tucker Carlson’s show an hour earlier, in O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. ET slot, and move the popular ensemble show “The Five” from 5 to 9 p.m. On May 1, “Five” member Eric Bolling will debut a one-hour program at 5 p.m., and Martha MacCallum will make her “First 100 Days” show permanent at 7 p.m.

O’Reilly’s departure comes nine months after Fox News founder Roger Ailes was forced out as chairman following a sexual harassment lawsuit by former host Gretchen Carlson and allegations by at least a half-dozen women, all of which he denied. One of them was Megyn Kelly, who also clashed with O’Reilly and who decided to leave Fox for NBC last December.

The net result is not just a transformation of Fox’s prime-time lineup, which has trounced the cable competition, but an effort by Rupert Murdoch and his sons, James and Lachlan, to change the company’s culture and make clear that harassment is unacceptable. That became increasingly difficult, and spawned resentment among some female staffers, as O’Reilly’s problems became a dominant news story.

Fox had recently signed O’Reilly to a new multi-year contract, even as executives knew the Times story was coming…

Well, one person is sticking up for O’Reilly:

A female Fox News contributor has come to Bill O’Reilly’s defense after a new accuser made sexual harassment allegations against him.

Deneen Borelli, who has made appearances on The O’Reilly Factor a dozen times since 2009, has questioned the timing of the latest allegations against the embattled host, saying ‘What does she have to gain?’.

Her defense came just hours before Fox News announced it was terminating O’Reilly’s contract.

‘When you’re on The O’Reilly Factor, you’re in and you’re out. When I was with him, I’d be going over my notes, and he’d be going over his, and there’s nothing inappropriate,’ Borelli told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘The one time he commented on me personally, he admired a cross I was wearing, saying he bought one for his daughter that was very similar to mine.’

The latest accuser came forward this week and attorney Lisa Bloom said the woman worked for another network back in 2008 but had a desk near O’Reilly’s office.

The woman claims O’Reilly would refer to the African-American as ‘hot chocolate’ when he walked by during the day.

‘This happened in 2008. I question the timing, and I don’t know why she isn’t revealing her name. It’s like a dog pile here. What does she have to gain? That’s my question,’ Borelli said.

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UPDATE:

Bill O’Reilly releases statement after getting the boot from FNC

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A Second Closer to “One Second After”???

Remember, in “The Walking Dead” it’s not so much the rabid wild packs of zombies that are your biggest worry. It is the opportunistic and savage packs of lawless thugs looking to take anything and everything, and everyone, away from you and yours. We are far closer to that situation with an enemy’s EMP burst(s) over our nation than we are to a zombie apocalypse, especially with North Korea determined to fuck something, anything, up just to make its shit-headed tyrant feel superior…

Daniel John Sobieski @ American Thinker: Could North Korea Destroy the US?

As both Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have stated, the Clinton-Obama era of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over. The usual suspects in the mainstream media have been warning that Trump is provoking Pyongyang into war on the Korean peninsula. The counter is that the administration isn’t willing to wait till North Korea has the operational capability to nuke an American city like Seattle or Honolulu.

What is not being discussed is a much bigger and more imminent threat that makes action imperative, an existential one for the United States.

The nightmare scenario of an America sent back centuries in time before electricity, refrigeration, and smart phones has grown unnervingly closer with the presence of two North Korean satellites with orbits over a blissfully unaware American populace and an Obama administration that was indifferent to the apocalyptic threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.

On Feb. 7, 2016, North Korea launched a second satellite, the KMS-4, to join their KMS-3 satellite launched in December of 2012. In an article in the Washington Times on April 24, 2016, R. James Woolsey,  former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Peter Vincent Fry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security as well as director of the Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards, warned of the dangers of an apocalyptic EMP attack that these and similar satellites pose:

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The image of an America gone dark, an America suddenly transported from an era of iPads to an era of horse and buggy travel, recently depicted in the NBC series “Revolution” is not science fiction but a very real possibility. As Investor’s Business Daily described the threat in an aptly titled April 2013 editorial, “How North Korea Could Destroy The United States”:

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Read the whole thing.

Then read writer William R. Forstchen’s novel series on a post EMP United States:

One Second After (A John Matherson Novel)

One Year After: (A John Matherson Novel)

The Final Day: A Novel (A John Matherson Novel)

Grim and chilling to suddenly be thrust backward over 100 years and unable to recover. Our youngest generations are not prepared even in the slightest. We are not prepared. And our government is not where near prepared to function in order to hold this nation together:

Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack

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VOTD: VP Pence Sternly Deals with Enemies From Behind and From The Front

HT The Gateway Pundit

For far too long republicans/conservatives have fallen for and played into the liberal/leftist MSM’s manufactured false narratives. Not anymore. Unless I’m off on the timeline, I believe VP Pence had just brazenly walked out side just feet away from the NorK guard standing watch at those blue buildings behind him in this shot. This smug CNN ‘reporter’ thinks she can shake this man?

RedState: Mike Pence Sends a Personal Message To North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Korea’s DMZ and to the Joint Security Area, that is, the Truce Village of Panmunjom.

While there he delivered a fairly stern speech

“The era of strategic patience is over,” Pence said. “President Trump has made it clear that the patience of the United States and our allies in this region has run out and we want to see change. We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons, and also its continual use and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable.”

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While Pence was probably not under any increase of danger (before 1976, getting too close to the demarcation line could result in North Koreans trying to pull you over the border), must Western dignitaries confine their Truce Village visit to Freedom House where the North Koreans try to mind f*** them by peering in the windows and taking pictures of them. Pence repaid them in their own coin. A surprise jaunt outside not only caught his people off guard, it caught the North Koreans flatfooted. You can bet they understood the message.

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Humans vs Quantum Leaps

As we struggle to come up with answers to the human issues plaguing this nation and this planet let us have just a little perspective on how small we are in the vast scope of creation, and how much more simple it is to solve our issues and problems than it is to solve the mysteries of God’s vast universe…

Astronomers May Have Just Taken the First Photo of a Black Hole: The effort involves half a dozen telescopes on four continents.

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought: In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.

Physicists create ‘negative mass’

Why We Should Be Building Telescopes on the Moon

Filling in the Missing History of the Universe: From probing the Dark Ages of the universe to building a telescope on the moon, pinpointing the light of the first star will be no easy task.

A mysterious explosion in space has astronomers so baffled they think it might be a completely new: The source was first spotted in 2014, but didn’t catch astronomers’ attention until now.

The World’s Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation

Mega asteroid, the size of the Rock of Gibraltar or six football fields, to buzz Earth on Wednesday

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. Niels Bohr.

Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it. Niels Bohr.

If you are not completely confused by quantum mechanics, you do not understand it. John Wheeler.

If [quantum theory] is correct, it signifies the end of physics as a science. Albert Einstein.

I do not like [quantum mechanics], and I am sorry I ever had anything to do with it. Erwin Schrödinger.
 
Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense. Roger Penrose. 

It is safe to say that nobody understands quantum mechanics. Richard Feynman.

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