Thursday, August 7, 2008
(Political Animal) JOHN EDWARDS LOVE CHILD UPDATE....Everyone who's curious about the National Enquirer story claiming that John Edwards had a "love child" with Rielle Hunter last year — and met up with Hunter a couple of weeks ago at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles — has been waiting for pictures of the meet up to surface.
The reason you haven't seen pictures is: the photos suck. Well, hypocrisy is still alive, I was worried there for a couple of days.
For more you can read Ann Coulter's Op-Ed for this week.
Remember when 19-0 was so close you could taste it? A New York Giants fan treks the dirt roads to a one-room shack in an impoverished Nicaraguan village in search of a painful piece of Super Bowl memorabilia for Patriots fans everywhere
Compared to these guys you are only a casual viewer of professional football.
SEATTLE - A 6-foot-tall, 250-pound letter carrier is campaigning for the right to take off his pants. Dean Peterson wants the U.S. Postal Service to add kilts as a uniform option for men.
We have dress code discrepancies at my place of employment as well. It's summer here, yeah, I know, it was 106F out side for most of this week. Women in my building are wearing light cotton tops and capri pants (basically long shorts) and flip flops.
But what do the men have to wear? collared shirt and trousers and shoes. How's that fair?
TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine which has steadily been leaking a small amount of radiation for over two years stopped at three Japanese ports, as well as Guam and Pearl Harbor, the United States and Japan said on Thursday.
Both the U.S. and Japanese governments said the radiation leak was too small to cause harm.
"We do not think that the amount of leakage would have any impact on humans or the environment," a Japanese foreign ministry official said.
They have not forgotten the 60 years of free protection from the rest of the world and have not asked for any compensation. It's good that cooler heads have prevailed.
I hope the sailors on that tub are all okay.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Women's cable channel Lifetime has ordered a drama pilot about a supermarket manager who unexpectedly becomes the governor of New Jersey.
The pilot, "The Amazing Mrs. Novak," is based on a six-part U.K. series titled "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard," about a woman who stumbles into becoming prime minister.
We don't normally report on anything from the Lifetime channel. But after seeing a clip posted on the Red Dirt Kings weblog and seeing this story well, after watching this clip it's a wonder New Jersey can govern itself. I weep for the future of New Jersey.
Watch the clip and laugh...er uh, I mean feel the remorse.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Brett Favre's journey from retirement and back has finally ended — in New York. The Green Bay Packers reached an agreement Wednesday night to trade their three-time MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback to the New York Jets, ending an emotionally grinding month of indecision over Favre's future.
That is gonna freak me out seeing Brett in a Jets jersey. I'm not picking him for my fantasy league this year.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Moqtada Packs It In
Good news out of Iraq is becoming almost a daily event: In just the past week, we learned that U.S. combat fatalities (five) dropped in July to a low for the war, that key leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq have fled to the Pakistani hinterland, that troop deployments will soon be cut to 12 months from 15, and that Washington and Baghdad are close to concluding a status-of-forces agreement.
Now this: Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr plans to announce Friday that he will disarm his Mahdi Army, which was raining mortars on Baghdad's Green Zone as recently as April. Coupled with the near-total defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq, this means the U.S. no longer faces any significant organized military foe in the country. It also marks a major setback for Iran, which had used the Mahdi Army as one of its primary vehicles for extending its influence in Iraq.
And remember, the surge didn't work. There isn't any Al-Qaeda in Iraq. And our policies in Iran aren't working.
He who laughs last, laughs best. And the Bush administration is still laughing.
NEW YORK — The Department of Justice announced Tuesday the indictment of 11 people whom they say stole millions of credit and debit card numbers from major retailers in the nation's largest case of identity theft.
"The Boston indictment alleges that Gonzales and his co-conspirators stole over 40 million credit and debit card numbers making this the largest credit card fraud and identity theft scheme ever identified, investigated and prosecuted in the United States," U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Michael Sullivan said Tuesday.
Hangings too good for them. Burnings too good for them.
A presidency source says soldiers seized President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, Prime Minister Yahya Ould Ahmed Waghf and the interior minister, and took them to an unknown destination.
Mauritania is one of the world's poorest nations. A former French colony which gained independence from France four decades ago, it straddles Arab and black Africa on the Sahara's western fringe.
They were a parlimentary democracy up to this morning. They are also just a single generation from being roaming nomads.
Good luck with that.
The train has left the station, so said Packers coach Mike McCarthy during Tuesday evening's news conference brought live to all of us from the worldwide leaders in all things Brett Favre, which is ESPN.
The Brett Favre Deluxe is believed to be steaming south toward steamy Lake Buena Vista, where Favre will dance into the loving of arms of Bucs coach Jon Gruden while white doves fill the sky and a Disney band plays "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate's life for me!"
Brett to Tampa Bay? Has Jeff Garcia been told? I wonder if they will have wheel chair races in the halls of the Bucs training facility? I wonder if they will eat lunch together and discuss offenses, how to read defenses, which walker is the best buy for the money?
ESPN should thank Brett for filling up their programming schedule in arguably the most brutal of months for sports.
IDIOT! I got a canibus club card, I can have weed man...
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Democratic candidate Barack Obama criticized Republican John McCain on Tuesday for taking a page out of "the Cheney playbook" on energy, overlooking his own support of oil-friendly policies that the unpopular vice president helped to craft.
In stumping Tuesday in this key battleground state, Obama sought to link the troubled economy with Republican policies and offer his own energy plan in contrast. He has tried to cast McCain as more concerned about oil company profits and drilling than an overall energy strategy.
However, Obama himself voted for a 2005 energy bill backed by Bush that included billions in subsidies for oil and natural gas production, a measure Cheney played a major role in developing. McCain opposed the bill on grounds it included billions in unnecessary tax breaks for the oil industry.
Sure he did. He backed it because it would have been UNPOPULAR to oppose it. Scratch the surface, you'll find the differences are not all that different.
JACKSON, Miss. - Morgan Freeman remained in serious condition Tuesday with a broken arm and elbow after rescuers used a jaws-of-life machine to free him and a passenger from the wreckage of his car.
Freeman, 71, and Demaris Meyer, 48, of Memphis, Tenn., were taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis following the accident on a dark stretch of rural Mississippi Delta highway in Tallahatchie County on Sunday night.
We here at DDDN hope he and his friend get well soon with a full recovery.
HOOPER, Utah - A farmer has erected a fence in his backyard made of three old cars sticking up in the air to send a message to new neighbors that he can do whatever he wants on his farm. "This is just a fun way for me to say, 'Hey boys, I'm still here,'" said Rhett Davis. "This is my redneck Stonehenge."
"The people who bought the homes say, 'Well, we love looking into your yard and seeing the horses and the cattle, but we don't like the flies, and we don't like the mosquitoes,' and when I cut my field to bale it, they say, 'We don't like the dust in the air,' " Davis said.
"I've talked to my neighbors and worked things out. I really just thought this would be a funny thing to do," he said. "These can come out just as easy as they went in."
This is what happens when city-folk start living next to country-folk.
TAMPA, Fla. - John A. "Junior" Gotti has been indicted on conspiracy charges in Florida, linking him to large-scale cocaine trafficking and the slayings of three New York men in the late 1980s and early 1990s, federal officials said Tuesday.
Like father, like son. I hope he rots in jail.
And if you haven't joined my Mob in the Facebook Mob Wars Game, a couple of my boys are gonna come around and make you an offer you can't refuse.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Whatever you may think about Marilyn Monroe it is a stone cold fact that your dad or grandfather thought she could light candles by just standing next to them. Yes she was hot. Hot, in a "I'm really not from this planet and you may study me but you will never understand me," sorta hot. Out of everyone's league hot.
Tomorrow is the 46th anniversary of her very controversial death. Its now a good time to gather your collectibles, in order to sell them to the people who think, the 50th anniversary of her passing is an important date in history. Just go down to her star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Go inside the McDonalds it sits in front of order a Big Mac and go out and eat it while the piles of memorabilia (some of which you sold) piles up. Take my word for it, it's not an important date in history.
How many girls have you known that for one reason or another idolize(d) Marilyn? I can personally account for at least eleven. I dated two of them, would like to have dated at least one more. But like Marilyn she was completely out of my league.
So while your watching the Marilyn Monroe tribute on the AMC movie channel, featuring her classics like El Dorado, Hatari, Rio Bravo, Hondo and The Searchers. Wait what the hell? Those are all John Wayne movies. They aren't even running any of her movies?!?!?
Okay, nevermind AMC, screw them, they don't appreciate the genius of Marilyn like you and I. While your watching Turner Classic Movies and Marilyn's classic performances in The Sea Hawk, The Unexpected, Now, Voyager, and Lady With Read Hair all featuring...Claude Rains? What the hell, again? No Marilyn Monroe feature for tomorrow on either of the major old movie channels on cable?
Where are we to get our Marilyn fix?
All I could find was her uncredited role as "Girl in Canoe" from the movie Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! Sat, Aug 9, 10:15 AM on the Fox Movie Channel.
and her performance as "the boss's secretary" (no fantasies coming to mind here) in Monkey Business, Sat, Aug 9, 12:00 PM again on FMC.
And lastly, River of No Return. Director Otto Preminger's only western. A charming and beautifully photographed film blessed with fine performances and great teamwork from Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. Set during the gold rush in northwest Canada, it's chock-full of action, adventure, music and romance, and never fails to entertain. (according to TV Now) Watch it Tue, Aug 12, 8:00 AM on HBO Signature East.
Since I don't have either of those channels among the 300 channels Cox Cable extracts nearly a hundred dollars monthly from me, I guess we can just fill the void with a couple of her quotes:
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
It's better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.and lastly...
I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.We enjoyed it too.
John McCain's extended circle is divided on whether he should announce his running mate in the immediate days ahead—but the Republican is more likely to wait for Barack Obama to announce his choice first, according to advisers.
McCain is making a very smart move here. He can counter any move by Barack that way. If he needs a woman to shore up support, boom there you go. If he needs a strong conservative to attract more of the conservatives boom, there you go.
I'm still holding out hope for Alaska's Governor, Sara Palin.
NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Storm Edouard took aim at the coasts of Texas and Louisiana Monday, threatening to pick up strength from warm Gulf waters and gain near-hurricane speeds over the next 24 hours.
Go short on OIL NOW, fill your gas tanks because you know gasoline will be up 40 cents by the end of the day, for NO GOOD REASON AT ALL.
Edouard? What the hell? Edouard was the kid in school we ALL picked on. Even me and my geeky band nerd friends picked on him.
Sou letus stoudy soume foumous Edouards and their ourks.
Edouard Manet painted this...
Edouard Martinet sculpted this...
(Which secretly I kinda like)
Lieutenant Edouard Victor Michel Izac, US Navy, Medal of Honor Recipient
I'm pretty sure no one took this guy's lunch money.
Edouard Cisse, Besiktas Midfielder
You are not taking his lunch money either, he would head-butt you and kick your danglies into the back of the net
There are some rather cheeky entries I have omitted from like Edouard-Henri Avril. If you google you'll see they are seriously NSFW.
ATLANTA - Skip Caray, a voice of the Atlanta Braves for 33 years and part of a family line of baseball broadcasters that included Hall of Famer Harry Caray, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, the team said. He was 68.
Skip Caray follows his dad. He will be missed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Applegate is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, but the disease was caught early and the actress is expected to fully recover, her publicist said.
Breast cancer needs to be iradicated now.
I have such fond memories of Kelly Bundy.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A U.S. scientist said Sunday he has discovered the globe's tiniest species of snake in the easternmost Caribbean island of Barbados, with full-grown adults typically stretching less than 4 inches (10 centimeters) long.
And it's more deadly than a black momba!!!111 Just kidding, it eats insects and any really, really small children it can find.