Nut Up or Shut Up

Editor's note: This is the first in a weekly, monthly, annually or one time only series called "Nut Up or Shut Up" in which I pick various persons, corporations, political puppets and YouTube celebrities who either need to grow a pair or go away.

CNN Refusing To Run Health Care Ad Critical Of Insurance Industry

Why? Because the ad apparently "does not comply" with CNN's "clearance guidelines" because it "unnecessarily singles out an individual company and person." Unnecessarily singles out a person or company? Isn't that called...um...advertising? Nike Swoosh. Tiger Woods. George Foreman's Grill. This might explain why I watched CNN for about two hours the other night and nearly every commercial was a house ad for the next show or segment.

However, CNN not wanting to run the ad probably has more to do with the fact that the person being singled out is the CEO of Cigna, Ed Hanway, who makes $12M a year and, conveniently, more money PER DAY than the average Amercian makes all year.

Watch it and weep.




From the AP (hope they don't charge me for this):

"A spokesman for Democratic candidate Tom Schieffer declined to comment."

While it's nice to know that both Hutchison and Perry are against "it" ("it" in this case being any successful program that puts money in the pockets of Americans, tangibly stimulates the economy and helps the planet), I sure would like to know what our Democratic candidate thinks of Cash for Clunkers. Message to Schieffer: You're running for Governor. Start acting like it. You're embarrassing me.


Annoying Austin Twitter-ebrity Andy Roddick

So you lost Wimbledon but got to meet The First Dog as a consolation prize. Well I got to meet The First Dog's Master once. Which clearly means tennis is overrated. So there.
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