Commentary

As the network TV barons peruse through a menu of pilots for new fall shows, some just jump out of the pile. Some Tinseltown pundits have already pegged it as 'likely' that NBC will pick up a show for fall called 'The Playboy Club.' Just like it sounds, the show is based in Hugh Hefner's original Playboy Club in Chicago in swinging 1963. If that doesn't sound porn-friendly enough, the pilot's producers at 20th Century Fox TV required all actors on the show to sign a nudity clause - virtually unheard of in broadcast television. "Nudity' in this contract is... continue reading
Apparently, megalomaniacs need schedulers. Just ask George Soros. The left-wing billionaire is helping fund two major conferences that start on the same day just three hours apart by car. Two liberal events packed into one long weekend. God created the world in six days. Soros, who sees himself as " some kind of god ," needs just a long weekend to start remaking it in his image. The emphasis of both conferences is a familiar one to American voters - change. Soros wants to begin changing the global economy in one event. In the other, his flunkies want to "Change... continue reading
They're mostly backing Obama's attack on Libya or at least keeping quiet so they don't aid those evil conservatives intent on criticizing the president. More moderate lefties had once promised a third way. Now we find out that was a typo. It's not a third way, it's a third war. President Obama, who was swept in on a tide of anti-war sentiment and anger over GOP spending, is now running yet another unpopular war and spending more than any president in history. If the GOP tried this, the news media would beat them with their microphones. But because it's the... continue reading
Where have all the war protesters gone, long time passing? They're mostly backing Obama's attack on Libya or at least keeping quiet so they don't aid those evil conservatives intent on criticizing the president. More moderate lefties had once promised a third way. Now we find out that was a typo. It's not a third way, it's a third war. President Obama, who was swept in on a tide of anti-war sentiment and anger over GOP spending, is now running yet another unpopular war and spending more than any president in history. If the GOP tried this, the news media... continue reading
Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start - and no one seems to have noticed. On April 8, a group he's funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros's goal for such an event is to "establish new international rules" and "reform the currency system." It's all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for "a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order." The event is bringing together "more than 200... continue reading
I'm a marketing guy. I'm good at it, and if need be, I can figure out how to sell shaved ice cones to Eskimos or pig manure to pig farmers. But I usually prefer devoting my talents to worthy products and services that benefit consumers. For that reason, I feel sorry for the present White House Press Secretary, humiliated by the product he has to go out and sell. From a marketing standpoint, the president's 49 percent approval rating is a mystery. I don't think you can sustain 49 percent customer approval for a product that doesn't work. And this... continue reading
It's hard not to feel sorry for the union men. The media say they are underpaid and overworked. It's something we can all relate to. They are upset when management wants them to work longer hours or take a cut in pay. Their job is dangerous and painful, defending the very ground they walk on. And, after all, it's cold outside and all they have are their fur coats, fans and groupies to keep them warm. If you want to find the modern day version of Solidarity, don't go to Wisconsin. Instead, head to your nearest football stadium. There you'll... continue reading
On Sunday's 'Meet the Press,' the White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley was tap dancing around host David Gregory's every question as fast and adroitly as if he were auditioning for 'Dancing With the Stars.' One thing struck me about his dance steps. All of them pushed answers and solutions out to 2015, 2020, or even 20 years down the road. From deficit reduction to budget dangers, Daley's every answer cited some far future on the calendar. Drivers are currently faced with $4 a gallon gas, and maybe the prospect of $5 a gallon gas. What does that mean... continue reading
Those whom the gods seek to destroy, they first make National Public Radio executives. Euripides said that or if he didn't, he should have. That seems sufficiently high brow for a discussion about NPR and PBS - our nation's elite liberal networks. Both are fighting to stay on welfare - roughly $430 million worth. NPR is one doing the Chernobyl impersonation. In a few months, it has gone from radio to radioactive. Controversies have taken a toll on the organization, its standing and its executives, who are dropping faster than Arab leaders. Every bit of it is well deserved. Thanks... continue reading
Wisconsin's battle over the union label continues to resonate nationwide. Lefties complain about conservative funders David and Charles Koch in often obscene fashion, making juvenile plays on their last name and prank calls like troublesome children. The so-called mainstream media are heavily invested in that strategy, calling the Koch brothers some of the 'biggest bankrollers' for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. It's a theme that almost defies reason. The Kochs openly support things they believe in - especially free markets and limited government. To media types, those beliefs are suspect or even audacious. To the left, they're criminal or anti-American. Both... continue reading