Now let's finish this year up with 60 Minutes' final numbers.
Story 1) State Budgets: Day of Reckoning Steve Kroft compared NJ with Illinois; NJ Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), fiscal hawk with IL State Comptroller Dan Hynes (D-IL). And the surprising thing, Kroft played fair and saw Governor Christie as doing the right thing. Wow. A full point for the Right.
For all the attacks on Governor Palin, how shallow she is, rtc. etc. et. al., Lesley Stahl actually exhibits those concepts for real. She would rather interview rich Establishment types rather then up and comers or modern Horatio Algers.
I will help the producers of 60 Minutes find better interviewers and people who can research and speak to anybody. Lesley Stahl's time has come and gone, here is the new and improved:
1) Lenora Claire (She's a redhead, a Goth and hip. And the Valley will do its best to promote her in 2011);
2) Pamela Geller (She is my friend with a large audience and she is very passionate about her work);
3) Dana Loesch ( A very good reporter and a very loyal audience);
At this point in my life, I thought I would be in a non-roommate situation and either married or with a steady girlfriend by now (and of course, working full time at a good paying job, say about $50,000 a year). But some dreams occur slowly.
Thanks to the Valley, I have written an article (with Robert McCain and my friend Lynne's help) to be published in the American Spectator by next February. That article becomes a book before the end of next year. As a writer and ideas guy, I thrive in this atmosphere.
[Break from Thursday December 16, 2010 1 AM until Tuesday Morning December 21, 2010, 9 AM]
To get to the Policy game (which I enjoy and understand), I have to get my people elected first. Since I am not a fly-by-nighter, and I have friends in the ground forces, it would be helpful if any candidate who wants to win, statewide, Los Angeles County or Countrywide, courts those who have the memories and the experience. So, if you are a candidate, show up and deal with the hard questions early.
My role is bringing the new media in play with the Old School. Robert McCain is the journalist equivalent to what I do. He works within media, I am trying to work within the realm of Politics and policy. Can it happen?
Remember the statement, age and guile beat youth and inexperience. At 40, I resemble the first part of that remark. And even though I hang out among the Goths (and others who are NSFW on a political Blog but who are part of the scene), I still retain my Old School beliefs.
2) Always back your friends, supporters and workers;
3) Always stand up for your allies (Governor Romney hasn't, that is why he will fail);
4) Respect the beliefs of others, convinve them if they want to be convinced; and
5) Treat women with respect, and only go further when invited.
In the past few days, I've had a lot to think about. One girl (whom I liked, cue Tears for Fears) I invited did not show at all, and in the Thousand Year Flood hitting Los Angeles, many people could not make it because of weather or other circumstances. A few people gave me warning, a few others contacted me after the fact.
My Birthday shows up at the end of the year so I try to make it interesting before many people leave town. I've had birthdays when no one showed up. I've had birthdays when it was too cold, too wet (this weekend) and just too something or another.
I celebrate anyway.
So, in all this meandering, what am I trying to say?
Right now I am friends rich, but money poor, hopefully, I will also be money rich as well as friends rich. I am proud of who stands with me, in all my different communities I venture into.
The guy who goes where Angels fear to tread? That's me. The guy whose genius creates ideas for companies and campaigns? Again, that's me. The guy who sees conections to help everyone out? Ditto. And finally, the guy who stands by his beliefs, his friends, and is shooting for the moon in this lifetime? Yours truly, again.
It's been an interesting journey so far -- let's see what the next Movement will bring.
But he won the Presidency and changed the world with a simple vision. What vision does President Obama have? What ideas and ideals will he fight for that he believes? (Hint: there is none. He mouths the words, but does not do the deeds to back them up).
That's why whomever wins the GOP Primary in 2012, wins the General.
Romney and the establishment GOP do not see what is happening in the local levels. To paraphrase Rorschach of Watchman,when one of is attacked, we all are attacked. Romney only intervened when it one of his own people (not Michael Steele in 2010 or Governor Palin in 2009). Romney failed Reagan's 11th Commandment, and JSF's 12th Commandment.
What is JSF's 12th Commandment for Republicans?
When not in a Primary, every Conservative, Republican or Tea Partier must have each other backs.
The Democrats are the "cool kids," on the block - they own the news media (see my Fisking 60 minutes series and the New York Times), Hollywood and the Westsiders (NYC and LA). We who are on the Right will never be invited to those parties.
Palin has support among the new media and that will be her ticket through the States. Once her crew gets activated for 2012 (around say March 2011), all the GOP Bloggers that have supported her should get some help.
Sorry for the belated Blog post, but Life, in all it's glory, got in the way. Now, let's get started.....
Election 2010 is long over; I have named names in the article (now being edited) so now the time has come to tell the end of the tale here. While I was writing this post, I was also working on my Job Proposal that goes with the article. JSF Rising.
Let me just throw in an asterick here. In every version of the project, there was a mention (and which was agreed to at every level), that should the Southland Fundraiser not occur this cycle, there would be a position for me at the Magnolia office. Every meeting I had with every person who had power over it, said it can be done.
Now after the data was sent, there was no news for about a week. Then I heard from Ryan Panzerello saying it was shot down this cycle. The Powers That Be (from Whitman and Maya Buki) did not lift a finger to honor any of the agreements during this time.
To top it off, Chairman Nehring whom I knew from SUNY-Stonybrook, never picked up the phone to lobby for me. Everyone else did, but not the Chairman.
For every ad that Whitman put on the Television saying she will "create jobs," Many people in my circles (Goths, politicos and Politicians) saw that Whitman (and Maya Buki) would not find me a job after hustling for almost two years putting Los Angeles on the Political Map. Many people saw with their own eyes that Whitman would not create a job for a loyal (and creative) Conservative.
How many people re-told my story because of Whitman and Buki, there was one less job filled in California?
And to top it off, Whitman and Buki kicked out Ryan Panzeello from his position as Political Director. Whisky tango Foxtrot?! Ryan did his job well, but there was an extra $100,000 in Buki's pocket if they did not hire any more people (Confirmed by multiple sources) at the Southland Office.
Maya Buki said, in rejecting the Southland Fundraiser, that Whitman "had a plan for Los Angeles,"
What was her plan?
Open up 20 offices under the auspices of the Whitman campaign from one end of town to the other; Hold onto any lists any candidates owned and give zero funds to any Central Committeee or Candidate across the basin.
What happens to those 20 offices if Whitman lost? They get closed. Forever.
Thank you Maya Buki and Meg Whitman for making it easier for the Democrats to maintain their hold on the Southland.
Story 1) Anderson Cooper on Afghanistan Police: Again, Anderson Cooper plays "White man's Burden," with the police of Afghanistan. Rather then focus on solutions, Cooper zeroes in on problems. This article gives President Obama an excuse to "Bug out," of Afghanistan, irregardless of history (i.e. Charlie Wilson's War). Cooper shows an ignorance of history. There is a multitude of tribes, like India, competing for rock. If America leaves, as American Liberals are wont to do, has anyone asked, what happens to the Afghans?
Thus a story whose purpose is to help President Obama. Another point for the Democrats.
Story 2) Spider-Man -- Fire Leslie Stahl! How could you do a story about Spider-man without interviewing Stan "the Man" Lee? Not political, but it proves my theory she is a Star****er. See this week's episode for more detail.
2) Facebook -- Fire Leslie Stahl! This story is not political, but it proves that Stahl is onlycomfortable interviewing rich people, not up and comers, not folks who are coming back, just rich and popular. There is a term in Hollywood for a woman like Leslie Stahl:Star****er. I doubt she could do a story about small business' without finding the richest person in a Congressional district. Heck, we Bloggers are poor and cheap, why not interview Robert McCain, Gonzo Journalist?
The score so far:
14 Stories for the Democrats/ 4 Ties/ 1/1/2 stories that help the GOP.
And speaking of poor and struggling, if you want to help the Valley this time of year, please hit the Tip jar so I can raise $400 for some bills. I will always keep on eye on 60 Minutes for you; please see if you can help me get a leg up. Thanks.
Consider it timed well with all the Wikileaks this week. Face it, Julian Assange is the face of Bush hatred brought to life; He is willing to destroy diplomatic niceties so the Democrats can blame Bush for something, anything. Assange is a creature of the Left, I wonder why they don't embrace him?
Given the Lefts hatred of anything Bush or Palin (or any Republican who rises in 2012), the Face of Evil has a lesson: Beware that you don't become the thing you hate. However, too late! thank you Wikileaks!
In other news, my Birthday invites are out and last week I spent Saturday celebrating my friend Ron's birthday. However, I have fallen in unrequited crush on a beautiful girl named Janeen. I hope to spend some time with her at my Birthday Party,.
Also, does anyone know how to get sponsored flights to LAX for my friends on the East Coast? Thanks!
After some delay, I have finished the first draft of the future American Spectator article. It is now out for editing . (Yay!)
Unfortunately, after last week, I suffered from a disease known as Blogger Burnout (not to be confused with a "Burn Notice,"). I will do double duty on Sunday night Fisking 60 Minutes and talk about WikiLeaks as best as I can tonight and tomorrow.