President Obama, Haiti and the 'Bold Fresh' Tour

Glenn Beck and I are here on the Gulf Coast to do two sold-out "Bold Fresh" shows at the Sun Dome arena, and it's nice to be in the Sunshine State with temperatures in the 70s.

We knew when we signed on for this tour that creepy far-left people would be stalking us, and they are in the form of the loopy Media Matters outfit. That's the group that tries to damage non-far-left Americans by taking their statements out of context and posting them on the Net.

After our first show on Long Island last Saturday, Media Matters rejoiced in saying that I had compared the South Side of Chicago to Haiti. The bit they used was this:


O'REILLY: I'm seeing a guy [President Obama] who's very, very committed to the government. The government's going to solve the problems, and I'm going: I don't know how that's possible. If you've ever been to the South Side of Chicago, I mean, it's a disaster, all right? It's like Haiti. I've been to Haiti a couple of times. I support some charities there, but Haiti just never gets better, no matter how much you put in there because they don't have a system. And I said the government can't do it, but Obama really believes the government can do it.


Now, those comments deeply offend far-left Kool-Aid drinkers, even though every word is true. And if you don't believe me, just ask a guy named Lupe Fiasco.

This is beautiful, to borrow a phrase from Dennis Miller.

Looking to build on the Media Matters deal, MTV asked a Chicago hip-hop activist, who calls himself Lupe Fiasco, for a comment. Here's what Lupe said:


LUPE FIASCO, CHICAGO HIP-HOP ACTIVIST: (INAUDIBLE) I don't want to be pointed out as supporting Bill O'Reilly, but when you're comparing certain areas of the U.S. that are predominantly African-American or Latino, it's very easy to compare it to the Third World. You know, just in the amount of violence that's there, the amount of corruption that's there. There's very credible kind of argument there that you can compare that to, you know, so I agree with that in some aspects.


Well, that's not exactly what the far left wanted to hear from Lupe, but the guy is telling the truth, as I did.

For decades, Chicago's South Side has been a pocket of poverty and brutality. Barack Obama is well aware of this because he worked there. An enormous amount of federal and state money has poured into the South Side, yet it remains a major problem.

The situation directly parallels what's happened in Haiti: massive aid, few results.

Self-reliance is the key to success in life. A nanny state chokes that. If the president and I have one big area of disagreement, it is big government. I believe it cannot solve your problems. He believes it can level the playing field, at least somewhat.

But that hasn't happened in Chicago's South Side, has it?

And that's "The Memo."

Pinheads & Patriots

Jay Leno appeared on Oprah's program and got a little scolding for this.


JAY LENO, HOST, NBC'S "THE JAY LENO SHOW": Letterman has been hammering me every night. Hey, Kevin, you know the best way to get Letterman to ignore you? Marry him.

Did you laugh when you heard it?

OPRAH WINFREY, TALK SHOW HOST: No, I did not. No, I did not laugh.

LENO: You're laughing now.

WINFREY: I thought whoa! You know what? I thought that was beneath you actually. I thought why did you step into that.

LENO: How many jokes like that have I done? One. I did one joke in the middle of the week, and I never did another one because I said there, I had a cheap shot thrown at me. I threw one cheap shot back, and I moved on.


For discouraging personal attacks, Ms. Winfrey is a patriot.

On the pinhead front, another "you make the call" situation. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is determined to pass Obamacare.


REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF., HOUSE SPEAKER: We go through the gate, the gate's closed, we'll go over the fence. The fence is too high, we'll pole vault in. If that doesn't work, we'll parachute in. But we're going to get health care reform passed for the American people for their own personal health and economic security.


I'm just thinking about Ms. Pelosi in the pole vault thing. I will help her with that. Now, if you support Obamacare, you obviously think the speaker is a patriot. If you don't support it, she could be a pinhead. Again, you make the call.

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