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Nina Totenberg is an idiot

No... really... there's just no getting around it:

"I want to say one thing about the budget that didn't get passed, the omnibus bill. You know, we talk a lot about - we just passed this huge tax cut in part because business said, you know, we have to plan, we have to know what kind of tax cuts we have. Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don't know how much money they've got and for what. And I was at - forgive the expression - a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this," NPR's Totenberg said on PBS this weekend.

H/T to Tom Elia who adds with wisdom:

Taking people like Totenberg seriously is becoming increasing hard to do....

And to think that our tax dollars in some way subsidizes this kind of nonsense...


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Comments (41)

Nina, "forgive the expressi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Nina, "forgive the expression", but you're a fucking idiot.

# 1 Thread Ender.... (Below threshold)
epador:

# 1 Thread Ender.

Does Totenberg claim to be ... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Does Totenberg claim to be - forgive the expression - an objective news journalist?

I think she is just picking... (Below threshold)
Edward Sisson:

I think she is just picking-up on the criticism that Obama got for leaving the press conference for a Christmas party and that Manchin got for missing a Senate vote in order to attend a Christmas party.

No, but she once stayed at ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

No, but she once stayed at a Holiday Inn, thus qualifying herself as one of the 'elite east coast intelligentsia'.

I dont know about forgiving... (Below threshold)
914:

I dont know about forgiving an expression, but her face is unforgivable.

#4 is probably correct and ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

#4 is probably correct and she was just trying to be witty in making an obscure reference to those issues.

Unfortunately, she has already confirmed her credentials as a far left hater wishing conservatives to die from AIDS so there is no point in cutting the B***h any slack.

"I think she is just pickin... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

"I think she is just picking-up on the criticism..." Edward Sisson

That's a thoughtful response, one that didn't occur to me (as these days I don't give any thought to Totenberg or what she means when she says something).

On the other hand, she's a long-time professional journalist. She's supposed to be able to express herself clearly and make herself understood. #1 nailed it, thread ender.

That's weird. I usually ap... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

That's weird. I usually apologize for using the terms NPR or PBS.

This ridiculous subsidy nee... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

This ridiculous subsidy needs to be ended. Period.

National Progressive Radio.... (Below threshold)
davidt:

National Progressive Radio.

Mr Sisson is almost undoubt... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Mr Sisson is almost undoubtedly correct. And it's not that obscure a reference, and not that unfunny a joke. In other words, it's pretty obvious that Ms Totenberg was NOT "apologising for saying 'Christmas.'"

Even Mindreader Jim was able to recognize that fact. Even Old Guy could see it.

Not so our friend Rick, who insists on being offended and victimized despite the fact that no offense was intended or given and there is no victim here.

And for added giggles, Rick quotes a guy who should have said "increasingLY hard to do," not "increasing hard to do."

Get a life Henry..... (Below threshold)
914:

Get a life Henry..

^ 12Always ... (Below threshold)
914:

^ 12


Always pissin' and moaning about posts on here. Get your own damn blog and write stuff the way you want it to be, instead of continually making a fool of yourself on here.

Brucie is unable to control... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Brucie is unable to control himself as he is a congentital idiot.

Bruce Henry wrote:<bl... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Bruce Henry wrote:

and not that unfunny a joke.

Son, you need to hear some new jokes.

By the way, "Christmas Party" is not an "expression." I would think a journalist, like Totenberg, would understand that.

Oh wait . . . sorry.

Saying that a liberal is an... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Saying that a liberal is an idiot is quite redundant, n'est-ce pas?

"Not so our friend Rick,... (Below threshold)
Woop dere It Is:

"Not so our friend Rick, who insists on being offended and victimized despite the fact that no offense was intended or given and there is no victim here."

"And for added giggles, Rick quotes a guy who should have said "increasingLY hard to do," not "increasing hard to do."

What do you expect from a moron who thinks "dumb-ass" is spelled "dumbass."

Why? Because he is one.

Stating the "Woop" is a dum... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Stating the "Woop" is a dumbass is quite accurate, however.
Along with Bruce, who goes in "personal attack mode" when he can't debate effectively.

Apparently, Nina believes the expression "Christmas party" is offensive.
And I'm NOT taking it out of context, it's right there in the video. Only a dumbass couldn't see it.

"Apparently, Nina believ... (Below threshold)
Woop dere It is:

"Apparently, Nina believes the expression "Christmas party" is offensive. "

No, dumb-ass, she never said that, or implied that either. You Fox News watching clowns are just too stupid to understand that.

That's what so funny about Rick's post. An idiot calling someone intelligent "an idiot." The along comes Sky Captain who doubles down on stupid, proces the ha too can mispell words, and demonstrates that he is also a moron.

Is Woop dere it Brucie?... ... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Is Woop dere it Brucie?... or do we have another idiot here sliming here?

Someone took a humongous ga... (Below threshold)
914:

Someone took a humongous galoob in aisle 18 & 20. Maybe the troll hammer can clean it up?

#18 Really? Spell... (Below threshold)
Harmon:

#18

Really? Spelling and grammar criticism coming from someone who cannot spell "there" correctly"? Or perhaps you are the only one who is allowed to use creative spelling when using vernacular. Sometimes one spells words as they actually say them, or are you too ignorant to understand that?

Dumbass...

"#18 Really? Spell... (Below threshold)
914:

"#18

Really? Spelling and grammar criticism coming from someone who cannot spell "there" correctly"?"


Yes, but smart liberals look beyond the obvious to the nuance. Like 57 states for instance. We all know that the Indonesian in cheif is smart beyond reproach. If he says he is creating jobs in all 57 states, who are we to second guess?


So it is with 'Poop oh dear it smells' too.

"Really? Spelling and gr... (Below threshold)
Woop dere It is:

"Really? Spelling and grammar criticism coming from someone who cannot spell "there" correctly"?"

No, I can spell it correctly, I just choose to use the slang.

That's the difference. Rick doesn't know it's misspelled. That's obvious from his misread of what Totenberg said, and the mountain of evidence (aka his Wizbang posts) which demonstrate on a daily basis that he really hasn't a friggin' clue.

914 is a perfect example of this phenomena. He really believes that President Obama thinks there are 57 states in the union.

Can't get any stupider than that. Oh, wait... let's cut him some slack. Let's call it a tie with Rick.

Woop dere It is wrote:... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Woop dere It is wrote:

No, dumb-ass, she never said that, or implied that either.

Really, she never implied that it was offensive? Then why did she ask forgiveness for using that "expression"? Because she doesn't understand what "forgive" means?

You are a dumb--ass. But, don't despair. You can still get a job at NPR. You dumb---ass.

I choose to ignore the comm... (Below threshold)
Ken D. :

I choose to ignore the comment and not read anything into it. Let's move on to more important matters.

"No, I can spell it correct... (Below threshold)
914:

"No, I can spell it correctly, I just choose to use the slang."


No, I can spell it correctly, I just chose to use the slang.


Dont mention it.

Does anybody know Nina's em... (Below threshold)
JayRenn:

Does anybody know Nina's email address? I want to send her a Christmas card.

Does anybody know Nina's... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Does anybody know Nina's email address? I want to send her a Christmas card.

I suppose she would consider it hate mail and report you to the FBI.

Nina...smug, elitist with a... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Nina...smug, elitist with an upper West Side
bent. She's a maven in the lox-schmear-on
bialy crowd and has enjoyed a half-century
of adoration by a like-minded press. I wouldn't
help her across 5th Avenue if her legs were
broken.

Pardon the expression, but ... (Below threshold)
Rodney G., Graves:

Pardon the expression, but Nina, "you're a bellybutton gazing schmuck and a perfect example of someone educated beyond their native intellect."

Another nugget of wisdom fr... (Below threshold)
Opinionated Vogon:

Another nugget of wisdom from Nina.. she thinks not raising taxes is a "huge cut".

Orwell would be proud.

In the mind of the left all money is first property of the Government and then yours only after they take what they want.

Seriously, after Mr Sisson ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Seriously, after Mr Sisson pointed out what she probably meant, does anyone here still believe that Ms Totenberg was "apologising" for saying "Christmas?" Really?

Anyone besides Rick, that is? Anyone who's not looking for an excuse to feel victimized and persecuted?

Another attempt to stir up a tempest in a teapot.

Oh, and # 23? Please point out where "there" is spelled incorrectly in anyone's comment. I don't see it.

Not only is she an idiot, b... (Below threshold)
mag:

Not only is she an idiot, but as my grandmother would say "She no so cute".

Brucy The Speller, is that ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Brucy The Speller, is that all you got guy. Criticizing spelling and grammar? I, as is most commenters here, work at a job. (for the liberals, that is where people go for 8+ hours a day to make money and pay taxes for you to take) so we don't have the time to read, re-read and correct comments. We know what their intention was. So, clam up buddy and grow up.

To quote Rush: "Words mean things". I take Nina's words as spoken. She never struck me as nuanced. ww

Ever notice that when a lib... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Ever notice that when a liberal "really steps in it", the defense is that they "were joking"?

I seriously doubt Nina was "joking". Perhaps she can get some pointers on comedic timing from Chevy Chase.

Witless Nimrod "woop dere i... (Below threshold)
Jim:

Witless Nimrod "woop dere it is" opined thusly:

"No, dumb-ass, she never said that, or implied that either. You Fox News watching clowns are just too stupid to understand that.

That's what so funny about Rick's post. An idiot calling someone intelligent "an idiot." The along comes Sky Captain who doubles down on stupid, proces the ha too can mispell words, and demonstrates that he is also a moron."

If that ISN'T what it means, explain it. How exactly did she not very blatantly intimate that the terms "Christmas party" was offensive?

If you are going to jump in and start a fight you might think about actually picking something you can win with, you simply made yourself look like a fool with reading comprehension issues here.

Man it's near impossible to... (Below threshold)
Constitution First:

Man it's near impossible to expound on a thread once Garandfan comments:-)

Then Jim Addison comes along and steals what little thunder remains...

Merry Christmas everybody!

What man would ask, serious... (Below threshold)
studakota:

What man would ask, seriously, "Why don't they build a bridge to Hawaii"? Yet I've heard that question asked by a woman. "Illogical confusion" is how I'd describe the normal state of a woman's mind. Now combine this state of mind with a leftist doctrine, usually taught them by effeminate males, and what emerges are these examples: Jane Fonda, Nancy Pelosi, Ariana Huffington, Maureen Dowd, Nina Tottenberg, Elanor Clift, Rachel Maddow, Maxine Waters, to name a few. We all know that a Woman's plumbing is more complicated than a male's. Could it be that the inane actions of these mixed-up broads could be caused by something as mundane as a clogged pipe, or two?

What man would ask, serious... (Below threshold)
studakota:

What man would ask, seriously, "Why don't they build a bridge to Hawaii"? Yet I've heard that question asked by a woman. "Illogical confusion" is how I'd describe the normal state of a woman's mind. Now combine this state of mind with a leftist doctrine, usually taught them by effeminate males, and what emerges are these examples: Jane Fonda, Nancy Pelosi, Ariana Huffington, Maureen Dowd, Nina Tottenberg, Elanor Clift, Rachel Maddow, Maxine Waters, to name a few. We all know that a Woman's plumbing is more complicated than a male's. Could it be that the inane actions of these mixed-up broads could be caused by something as mundane as a clogged pipe, or two?




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