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Archive for September, 2009

Meet Sarah Palin’s Ghostwriter

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Books, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin

Not surprisingly, it turns out that Sarah Palin’s quickly-written memoir wasn’t exactly written by Sarah Palin:
One San Diegan knows all the details of Sarah Palin’s soon-to-be released memoir, but don’t ask her about it. She can’t tell.
Lynn Vincent, Palin’s ghostwriter, has signed a non-disclosure agreement. She has been hard at work on the book for [...]

SurveyUSA: Virginia GOP Ticket Up By Double Digits

The latest SurveyUSA poll of the Virginia Governor’s race puts all three races firmly the Republican corner:
In the race for Governor, Republican Bob McDonnell today defeats Democrat Creigh Deeds by 14 points, 55% to 41%. Compared to identical SurveyUSA polls released four and nine weeks ago, little has changed. McDonnell receives majorities from both men [...]

Michael Moore To Democrats: Support ObamaCare Or “We’ll Come After You”

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care Reform, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Some Democrats could find themselves facing a challenge from the left:
Controversial liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Tuesday issued a warning to Democrats who have been cool to President Barack Obama’s call for meaningful health care reform: Get on board or prepare to lose your seat.
“To the Democrats in Congress who don’t quite get it: I [...]

A Case Of Misplaced Priorities

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sports

Michelle Obama:
WASHINGTON (CNN) — First lady Michelle Obama vowed Monday to “take no prisoners” as she and her husband launch an unprecedented bid for Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid.
“It’s a battle — we’re going to win — take no prisoners,” the first lady said with a smile at a roundtable discussion with reporters in the White [...]

Ridiculous But True: Say Hello To Chia Obama

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Obamagasms, Politics

If I didn’t just see this commercial on a local Washington, D.C. television station, I would’ve thought it was a well-done parody:

Democratic Congressman: Republicans Want You To Die, Quickly

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Health Care Reform, Politics

Representative Alan Grayson goes there:
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., warned Americans that “Republicans want you to die quickly” during an after-hours House floor speech Tuesday night.
His remarks, which drew angry and immediate calls for an apology from Republicans, were highlighted by a sign reading “The Republican Health Care Plan: Die Quickly.”
Veteran Tennessee Republican Jimmy Duncan abandoned [...]

Starbucks Unveils Instant Coffee With “Town Hall” Ad

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under In The News

H/T: Tommy Christopher

The Great Depression’s Forgotten Man

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under Book Reviews, Books, Credit Crisis, Economics, History

The standard, some might say accepted, history of The Great Depression is one that most of us know pretty well. When Wall Street crashed in October 1929, we’re told, President Hoover, at that point in office for just over nine months, sat back and did nothing as the economy collapsed around. Wedded as he (supposedly) [...]

Northeast Set For Coldest Winter In Ten Years

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under In The News, Weather

At least that’s what one weather forecasting group is saying:
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Northeast may have the coldest winter in a decade because of a weak El Nino, a warming current in the Pacific Ocean, according to Matt Rogers, a forecaster at Commodity Weather Group.
“Weak El Ninos are notorious for cold and snowy [...]

ABC’s New V Promo And Sneak Peaks

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under Television

Here’s the new commercial promo for ABC’s V remake, which premiere’s November 3rd:

As well as two extended “Sneak Peak” looks:

It all looks very promising, but there are bad signs up ahead:
It earned some of the biggest raves from fans and critics of any pilot this season, yet the scuttlebutt continues that “V” is in trouble.
Fueling [...]

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