January 31, 2007, - 10:34 am

LIVE From New York: Me on CNN Tonight

By Debbie Schlussel
I’ll be on CNN’s “Paula Zahn Now,” tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, for the whole hour. Along with Stephen A. Smith and another panelist, we’ll be discussing these topics and more:
* 2 Black Coaches in the Superbowl;
* Why do Americans not want atheists for Prez?;
* Would you elect a fat Prez (candidate Mike Huckabee got thin)?

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Great! Debbie sharing airtime with the angriest, short black man on the planet.

Yiddish Steel on January 31, 2007 at 10:52 am

Zahn won’t be friendly.

Burt on January 31, 2007 at 11:01 am

Some questions I would ask Lovie Smith:
Isnt it more special for you coaching in the Superbowl than Coach Dungy because you have a darker complexion?
How black is Tony Dungy really? Couldn’t he pass?
Why would you, as an African American, have white coordinators? Did you interview black coordinators first?
How do you feel about getting to the Super bowl and then having every question be about your race?
The questions are obvioiusly tongue in cheek, but I am really pissed off. I am a huge Bears fan and the media has really taken a lot of the fun out the Bears being in the Superbowl for me with thier stupid, racist, race obsession.
Judging men by the content of their character is lost on some people.

dll2000 on January 31, 2007 at 11:19 am

Quite frankly, I believe that CBS will shove at least 2 hours of “2 black NFL Coaches” down our throats during Sunday’s 9 hour pre-game dog & pony show.
BTW – The “A” in Stephan A. Smith stands for “Angry”. He is the angriest, short, black man on the planet.

Yiddish Steel on January 31, 2007 at 12:39 pm

1) This superbowl is about Manning and the Bears defense. Real sports fans just expect the coach to coach, nothing more.
2) Americans want a leader. We have been without one for a long time. That was the November message.
3) A fat prez like Rosie; No! But if George Washington put on 300 pounds, he would still win, hands down.

Happiness Pursuer on January 31, 2007 at 12:40 pm

Seriously, if George could put on 10 LBS as he’s dead, he has my vote as well. I’m praying a Tancredo/Gingrich ticket comes to fruition. In either position both men have the best interest of the country in mind. Neither are lawyers, a plus and both thumb their noses towards the monstrocity that is inside the beltway. Lawyers have a bad mentality thinking we should compromise everything to get along and it simply doesn’t work.
The only thing worse than the pregame show is the way to long half time event which generally has nothing to to with the event other than wish it wasn’t happening but alas it is and it makes me want to puke.

Islamsnotforme on January 31, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Seriously, if George could put on 10 LBS as he’s dead, he has my vote as well. I’m praying a Tancredo/Gingrich ticket comes to fruition. In either position both men have the best interest of the country in mind. Neither are lawyers, a plus and both thumb their noses towards the monstrocity that is inside the beltway. Lawyers have a bad mentality thinking we should compromise everything to get along and it simply doesn’t work.
The only thing worse than the pregame show is the way to long half time event which generally has nothing to to with the event other than wish it wasn’t happening but alas it is and it makes me want to puke.

Islamsnotforme on January 31, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Usually don’t watch Stroke Girl, but going to the store to get a box of tissues now:)

EminemsRevenge on January 31, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Bad link above!!!
Hit THIS one for all you ER-haters who want to see Debbie’s MAN in action..lol

EminemsRevenge on January 31, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Good thing Howard Taft isn’t running again.
At 300 lbs, he was our heaviest President. I believe they had to install a special bathtub in the White House for him.

WillPower on January 31, 2007 at 4:37 pm

I never watch CNN but if Debbie’s on I’ll watch just this once.

lexi on January 31, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Glad to hear. Go get ‘em, Debbie!

Jeremiah on January 31, 2007 at 5:43 pm

GREAT QUESTIONS—
questions I would ask Lovie Smith:
Isnt it more special for you coaching in the Superbowl than Coach Dungy because you have a darker complexion?
How black is Tony Dungy really? Couldn’t he pass?
Niggerniggernigger…
Obama TOO white to be the BLACK candidate…ME too jewgirl LUVing [yeah, Debbie’s Ashkenazi legs wrapped around MY mullato kneck…
MY grandfather is a sonuvajew IRISHman who married my grand-daughter-of-a-slave Panamanian grandmother, and WE all belonged to that great minority—the HUMAN race…when you Amerikkklans gonna get out of Bull Connors mode???

EminemsRevenge on January 31, 2007 at 6:19 pm

do I have to follow after this guy?
Anyway, now I know why I’m not excited about the superbowl. It’s race race race race race. What about the game itself?
I’m gonna be buying popeye’s spicy chicken, fries, and buscits (I do this every superbowl it seems) for the game…and the last thing I want white people to think is that I’m buying the spicy chicken wings for some sort of stereotyping. Just becuase there are two black coaches in the superbowl.

Squirrel3D on January 31, 2007 at 8:31 pm

Caught the affirmative action and athiest segments. I liked your performance. You got your arguments and a few smiles in there as well.
On the athiest thing, you almost got to the main point before time ran out, which is that athiests are trying to “convert” everyone else to athiesm (see Dawkins “God Delusion”).
When this happens, notions of right and wrong, or morality, disappear. At that point, the state becomes the main arbiter of right, wrong, and morality. And, one thing’s for sure when that happens: freedom will diminish and pathological behavior/intolerance will increase. That’s exactly what we see in Europe.
What else happens in the athiestic society: extreme forms of religion take root, as people are desperate for some kind of clear signal about how to live and what to believe. That’s why we’re seeing mass conversions in Europe (and the San Francisco Bay Area) to Islam.

sonomaca on January 31, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Sad sad athiests. “No one likes me”
No doubt they provoked their neighbors. And Black guest believed they would be treated worse in “Red States”.
Wasn’t Michael Newdow from a Blue State?

Frank on January 31, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Well Debbie–
It finally happened!–I really got to see you in action for more than a snippet!
You look sharp, attractive, and above all–you KICKED BUTT!!!!! I am sure you will have to be invited back by CNN as a regular guest on this “open panel.”
My top high points
On Dungee/Lovie Smith in the Super Bowl–
YOU REALLY ROCKED ON THIS ONE–”Let’s move on!!! Affirmative action(AA)/Rooney Rule denigrates the accomplishments of blacks such as Dungee and Smith in coaching.” Your opponents looked like whiners as they wailed on about how AA was necessary–you destroyed their arguments–”so by that standard, then 70% of the player should be white, right?” and “These are great coaches because they are great coaches–not because of the Rooney Rule.”
On Joe “plugs” Biden (the dumbest man in the Senate)– you pointed out well the double standard that exists–if a conservative ever made such a stupid remark (that B O was “clean”),he would get no rest.
On the atheists issue–you were great there too. I love it that you say who you are–Jewish, and that you are fine with us being a Christian country. You lived out what you preach on the DS site!!! nice work girl.
Go Debbie Go!!

BB on January 31, 2007 at 9:39 pm

Debbie…you were great on CNN tonight! Beautiful, classy, intelligent, and, most of all – right on! Good job.

Jenn on January 31, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Bad boy of the internet, who some have called the Dave Chappelle of blogging, EminemsRevenge tells it like it is.

Dan on January 31, 2007 at 10:16 pm

they just love to feed on that meat dont they?
its like being a little liberal plaything for them to psuh around the carpet.
sheesh what opportunistic crap.
question: if youre a buhlack football player at the university of michigan and you play all four years, what are your chances of getting a degree ever in your life?
answer: less than fifty percent. slave boy..
holding sports up as a ladder out of the ghetiot is about as racist as one can get. its just disgusting the crimes these a.d.’s get away with by paying lip service to pc bs.
how many grad students are from two parent families? over 90 per cent. but you’ll never hear about it.
bears or blacker so they have to win. plus they arent allowed to come inside the massas house either so its got to go their way.

playertwo on February 1, 2007 at 3:40 am

debbie was great putting those 2 wingnut to shame those 2 were reading write out of the naacp playbook playbook that is out of date by 40 years

PNAMARBLE on February 1, 2007 at 5:35 am

Long Time Listener, First Time Caller…
Love You, Love Your Show…
Sorry you have all these adventures,
but thanks for getting the word out.

Egyptoid on February 1, 2007 at 9:07 am

Ms. Debbie, I am a fan of yours, really! But I was not at all pleased with your appearance on CNN (the Communist News Network). In the first place, you are so good looking, it is difficult to take you seriously. You are too good to get wasted on CNN.
How long did you get to speak? 30 seconds? 50 seconds? In a one hour show, with 20 minutes of commercials? I wish I and the rest of the USA could listen to you on a higher quality, more in depth broadcast, such as the BBC or NPR puts on.
You might be better off with a frumpy, school-marm look! What a hoot if you showed up last night in a Burqa.

Dr.Dale on February 1, 2007 at 3:29 pm

Loved it. The Debster rocks. You’re even better live than you are blogging. Yep, I loves me some Debbie Schlussel.

Stealthkix on February 2, 2007 at 10:27 am

Just letting you know, the clip with your commentary on Atheism is getting around the internet, and damn you look like a fool.
This isn’t supposed to be a Christian Country: there’s supposed to be separation of church and state. I’m not intolerant of christians, or any deists, I just don’t like their god being shoved down my throat or my children’s throat (the children don’t know what’s going on, and some of us would rather they not be taught to fear someone else’s god… everyone wishes to keep certain things from their own children, and everyone should have that right in America). The idea of god just doesn’t belong in school or the government, no matter who’s bringing it up.
I’d love to see some educated, unbiased points of view on TV, but I guess it’s not to be seen on lame-stream media (Well, at least Stephen Smith seemed to get it). But you’d be amazed how many of us atheists hang out on the web. We are strong, even if we aren’t as many. I’ll have to send you a Hallmark Card about it.

new.atheist on February 6, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Except for Mr. Smith, it seemed like bigotry was the word of the day for this panel. Always fun to strike down someone when they don’t have a voice on the panel to defend themselves. I agree wholeheartedly with new.atheist!

Athiest1978 on February 7, 2007 at 12:03 am

for the record, the constitution does not make any mention of a separation between church and state. however, the framers did take great pains to indicate that there would be no state religion (thus the usa has never been a “christian nation”). further, freedom of religion was later added to the consitition in the bill of rights.
however, a couple things to note about the constitution:
- the framers were originally convened to revise the articles of confederation… it was a bit of a suprise when they decided to turn the american confederation into a federation of states.
- the constitution was framed by white male property-owners and later ratified in state congresses also comprised by white male property-owners… hardly representative.
- the constitution considers slaves to be worth 3/5 of a person… hardly moral.
- other than a few documents, we don’t know much about the proceedings of the philadelphia convention, so it’s problematic to make too many claims about “original intent”.
- the consitution is deliberately vague and open to interpretation, so it’s also problematic to be too literal and constructivist with its language.
so in what way are we a christian nation? what does it even mean to say “in god we trust”? to washington, jefferson, and franklin (all freemasons and deists) it meant something far different than it meant to patrick henry (a monarchist who wanted a state religion). yes, we’ve never had an atheist president, but at least there was kennedy (catholic) who finally broke the string of protestant presidents.
the point is that times are changing… the demographics of 1787 america and 2007 usa are radically different. we need to endorse the spirit of the framers (looking to locke as a starting point), lest we continue this charade of selectively taking one feature they held in common and blowing it out of proportion. why should that feature be “christian”? why not just as arbitrarily select “white” or “male”? or if we content ourselves with simple majority, how about “protestant” (sorry catholics) or “slaveholder” (sorry non-whites)?
while atheists will have just as tough of a time definitively proving their stance as theists, the crux of the matter isn’t there. unless we want to install a state religion (which would be exceedingly contrary to the framers), then we need to uphold freedom of religion. pagans, hindu, bhuddists, jews, protestants, catholics, orthodox, muslims, satanists… you’re all equal. welcome to america.

ready5 on February 8, 2007 at 2:08 pm

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