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The Guild 5-18-2005 We were gonna write a story...

Posted on 05/18/2005 4:25:38 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty

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1 posted on 05/18/2005 4:25:39 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; mountaineer; Timeout; ClancyJ; BlessedAmerican; daisyscarlett; LBGA; Rheo; ..
Good Morning!

Anyone who should be on or off The Guild ping list please freepmail me, my up to date list was eaten by the old computer.

2 posted on 05/18/2005 4:27:06 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Guten morgen. It occurs to me that if I had published such an unsubstantiated story (during my reporter days) as Newsweek did, I'd be professionally ruined and quite unemployed. Has anyone at Newsweek fallen on his sword over this? I haven't really been following it.

Speaking of journalistic fraud:

MARY Mapes — the disgraced CBS News producer fired for using phony documents in a pre-election story trashing President Bush — is unrepentant and still claiming her forged National Guard memos are real. Mapes stood behind Dan Rather Monday as he accepted a Peabody Award for their "60 Minutes II" story, "Abuse at Abu Ghraib." Afterward, she told the Broadcasting & Cable trade journal that CBS News never investigated whether the disputed facts behind the National Guard story were, in fact, true. "They made a corporate decision, not a journalistic one," she said. (Page Six)

3 posted on 05/18/2005 4:50:38 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: BigWaveBetty

LOL! Is that Isikoff?!


4 posted on 05/18/2005 4:52:06 AM PDT by Timeout (Dean & the Bike Path Left: aging anti-warriors who use "summer" as a verb~~Jonah)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

I like this man...

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - The owner of two Kentucky theaters has refused to show the new Jane Fonda film "Monster-in-Law" because of the activist role the actress took during the Vietnam War.

Ike Boutwell, who trained pilots during the Vietnam War, displayed pictures of Fonda clapping with a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft crew in 1972 outside the Elizabethtown Movie Palace to show his disapproval. The marquee outside Showtime Cinemas in nearby Radcliff reads: "No Jane Fonda movie in this theater."

Both theaters are just a few miles from the Army post of Fort Knox, south of Louisville.

"I think when people do something, they need to be held responsible for their actions," Boutwell said. "When you give the enemy aid, it makes the war last longer."

Fonda has apologized for being photographed on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun, but not for opposing the war.

"Monster-in-Law" raked in more than $23 million last weekend as the top-grossing movie across the country, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. and Nielsen EDI Inc. In the film, Fonda plays Jennifer Lopez's villainous prospective mother-in-law, trying to stop Lopez from marrying her son.

Sal Mancuso, an Elizabethtown resident, said he personally thanked Boutwell for not showing the film.

"I think Vietnam veterans appreciate this," said Mancuso, who fought in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam war. "There is no defense for what she did."

Boutwell also banned previous Jane Fonda films, as well as Michael Moore's film, "Fahrenheit 9/11."

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050517/D8A585502.html




Roper, of Ebert and Roper said yesterday that Monster-in-law stinks on ice, JLo is unwatchable. Watch for it to sink.

Also, that he'd have to name Aston Kutcher as the worst actor around today. Roper added, Mike Ditka (now in the new movie Kicking and Screaming) can act better than Kutcher can.


5 posted on 05/18/2005 4:55:38 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: Timeout; BigWaveBetty; All
The NY Times weighs in on Newsweek's fraud and tries to defend it:

... But it is offensive to see the Bush administration use this case for political purposes, and ludicrous for spokesmen for this White House and Defense Department to offer pious declarations about accountability, openness and concern for America's image abroad...

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6 posted on 05/18/2005 4:55:40 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Timeout
It has been awhile since we've seen him, could be. :-)
7 posted on 05/18/2005 4:57:50 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: mountaineer
Has anyone at Newsweek fallen on his sword over this?

Nope. It's all the Pentagon's fault for not disavowing the story before they published it.

"They made a corporate decision, not a journalistic one," she said.

Well, duh. Mary Mapes, master of the obvious.

8 posted on 05/18/2005 5:03:41 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BigWaveBetty
I suppose stranger things have happened:

A real-life supermom used a bottle of breast milk to douse an amputee yesterday after his wheelchair was set ablaze by punks on a Staten Island bus, cops said. The nursing mother's fast actions helped save Vietnam vet Francis Abrams, 57, from becoming a human torch, and stopped the fire from engulfing the S-54 bus, police and the victim said.

"It was put out with breast milk," said a police source, who was awed by the bizarre incident that happened just after 11 a.m.

Abrams, who lost his left leg in Vietnam, said he was minding his own business as he rode the city bus to the Staten Island Mall to buy a video of "The Exorcist." Just after he boarded the bus, three teens playing hooky from Tottenville High School pulled a cruel prank, cops said. "They set my chair on fire," an angry Abrams said last night, refusing to allow photographers to take pictures of his face. "They thought it was a joke."

Cops said the teens used a cigarette lighter to ignite a plastic bag hanging from the back of Abrams' motorized wheelchair. The flames quickly engulfed the bag, containing the Greek classics "Odyssey" and "Iliad."

As the fire spread to Abrams' jacket, he screamed: "Water!"

As her baby looked on, the new mom and a friend sprang into the action, dousing the fire with a freshly pumped bottle of breast milk and another bottle of water, authorities said.

The back of Abrams' wheelchair was slightly melted by the fire, but he was not harmed thanks to the nursing mother. ... rest of story

9 posted on 05/18/2005 5:07:00 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
offensive - ludicrous - pious declarations

Interesting that the NYT's would use these particular words to describe others.

10 posted on 05/18/2005 5:10:32 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: mountaineer
Wow! That is some story! Thank goodness for breast milk.

Thanks for playing Ward...

Cherokee band says Churchill's claim of membership a fraud

Ward Churchill's claim of membership in the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is fraudulent, according to a scathing statement released by the tribal office.

The statement, issued May 9 in the name of the tribal leader, Chief George Wickliffe, and posted on its Web site Tuesday, does not mince words:

"The United Keetoowah Band would like to make it clear that Mr. Churchill IS NOT a member of the Keetoowah Band and was only given an honorary 'associate membership' in the early 1990s because he could not prove any Cherokee ancestry."

The tribe said that all of Churchill's "past, present and future claims or assertions of Keetoowah 'enrollment,' written or spoken, including but not limited to; biographies, curriculum vitae, lectures, applications for employment, or any other reference not listed herein, are deemed fraudulent by the United Keetoowah Band." More

11 posted on 05/18/2005 5:18:18 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Mr. Churchill IS NOT a member of the Keetoowah Band

Not only that, he has NO musical talent.

What? Not that kind of band? Never mind.

12 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:11 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer

To my mind, the most egregious element of the Newsweek affair is the ongoing reporting. I've only seen one article that related the KNOWN FACT that al Queda trains its terrorists to make just such allogations for propaganda purposes.

For the life of me, I'll never understand the American press.


13 posted on 05/18/2005 5:27:36 AM PDT by Timeout (Dean & the Bike Path Left: aging anti-warriors who use "summer" as a verb~~Jonah)
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To: mountaineer
Not only that, he has NO musical talent.

And, he's ugly,,, in so many ways.

[PageSix]

No invite for Katie:

May 18, 2005 -- FORMER "Today" executive producer Tom Touchet wasn't disliked by all at the NBC show — just Katie Couric. To show his love and appreciation, "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer held a private dinner for Touchet last week at Primavera on First Avenue. "It was held in a private room," said our spy. "Al [Roker] and Ann [Curry] were invited [but could not make it], and all the top brass came. Everyone but Katie, who was not invited." A rep for "Today" said: "This dinner was a casual and informal dinner with Matt, Tom and a few 'Today' staffers. Al, Ann and Katie had nothing to do with it and all wish Tom well."

14 posted on 05/18/2005 5:35:00 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: Timeout
I nominate Jack Welch to take charge of the American press. He would be the John Bolton of making the press behave with integrity. :-)

May 18, 2005 -- "EUROPE is dying. Europe is in shackles. There is unemployment in double digits and zero growth." That was just one of Jack Welch's pronouncements yesterday at breakfast at '21' as Charlie Rose peppered him with questions in front of a crowd that included Ed Koch, Mario Cuomo, Georgette Mosbacher, William O'Shaughnessy, Kenneth Cole, Robert Zimmerman, Muriel Siebert, Cartier president Stanislas de Quercize and former Giants coach Allie Sherman. "Neutron Jack," who turned General Electric into the world's best-run company, also said: "Outsourcing is good for the American economy . . . I can see no basis for the euro being stronger than the dollar. The dollar has come up 15 percent in the last three weeks alone! . . . The U.S. economy is hot! The idea it isn't is crap! The media is the one that is portraying that the economy is dying and in crisis. The dollar will get back and regain its strength." Question from the floor: "What should Steinbrenner do about Jason Giambi?" Welch: "George Steinbrenner should fire Jason Giambi's ass, and get his ass off that team!" [PageSix]

15 posted on 05/18/2005 5:41:20 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: Timeout; mountaineer; Hillary's Lovely Legs; Endeavor; pubmom; gopwinsin04; Iowa Granny; ...

Must see!!!!

http://www.twobeds.com/armadilllo.wmv

It's good to see troops having a laugh. God bless each and every one.


16 posted on 05/18/2005 5:52:53 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BigWaveBetty
The dollar has come up 15 percent in the last three weeks alone!

Woo Hoo! I've been watching the dollar rise and hoping it gets back near parity before our trip in October. Go dollar!

17 posted on 05/18/2005 5:59:20 AM PDT by Timeout (Dean & the Bike Path Left: aging anti-warriors who use "summer" as a verb~~Jonah)
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To: BigWaveBetty

THAT is adorable.

And he's sooooo cute! I hope he really has a "Marie" waiting for him at home.


18 posted on 05/18/2005 6:13:40 AM PDT by Timeout (Dean & the Bike Path Left: aging anti-warriors who use "summer" as a verb~~Jonah)
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To: BigWaveBetty

Good Morning, thanks for the ping.

Yes, of course, I want to continue on your ping list.


19 posted on 05/18/2005 6:15:19 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: BigWaveBetty

Love the guys bopping up and down on the motobikes, lol!


20 posted on 05/18/2005 7:51:02 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Iowa Granny

Nice to see you!


21 posted on 05/18/2005 8:07:12 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: gopwinsin04; Timeout
Those Brits are quite entertaining! I especially liked the two guys in thongs... wasn't expecting that at all, laughed loudly out loud!

I thought it was a Tom Jones tune but no, it's Tony Christie.

It's my new favorite song!

22 posted on 05/18/2005 8:16:51 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BigWaveBetty

I was guessing Tom Jones or Neil Diamond myself...


23 posted on 05/18/2005 8:28:58 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: mountaineer
Terri Clark shows up with an engagement ring and a man at the Country Music Awards!


24 posted on 05/18/2005 9:00:34 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: mountaineer
"They made a corporate decision, not a journalistic one," she said.

It wasn't a corporate decision, it was a partisan political decision.

25 posted on 05/18/2005 10:57:12 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: gopwinsin04
Why bother with a top at all?

Miss Europe, Shermine Shahrivar of Germany (L), poses during red carpet arrivals for French directors Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu's in-competition film 'Peindre ou Faire l'Amour' at the 58th Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2005. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Shot #2...

Shot #3

I do like the necklace on her friend.

Here we have the winner in the ugliest dress ever category...

And winner of the 'I long to be a clown' contest...

Winner of the 'Scariest plastic surgery outcome' is...

Mickey Rourke!

Mickey's also the winner of 'What your crazy aunt in the attic would wear'!

Oh lord...

New category, 'Hillary hair' and the winner is Tilda Swinton.

Cannes is so much fun.

26 posted on 05/18/2005 12:01:17 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: gopwinsin04

Have you seen Terri Clark's video ' Girls lie too'? It's a scream.

So she can’t go out tonight again:
Her sister’s sick, she’s gotta baby-sit.
Yeah, that sounds like a pretty good excuse.
Now you didn’t hear any of this from me,
But things aren’t always what they seem.
Brace yourself, this may come as a shock to you.

Girls lie too,
An' we don’t care how much money you make,
Or what you drive or what you weigh:
Size don’t matter anyway.
Girls lie too:
Don’t think you’re the only ones,
Who bend it, break it, stretch it some.
We learn from you,
Girls lie too.

We can’t wait to hear about your round of golf.
We love to see deer heads hanging on the wall,
An' we like Hooter’s for their hotwings too.
Other guys never cross our minds.
We don’t wonder what it might be like.
How could it be any better than it is with you?

Girls lie too,
An' we don’t care how much money you make,
Or what you drive or what you weigh:
Size don’t matter anyway.
Girls lie too:
Don’t think you’re the only ones,
Who bend it, break it, stretch it some.
We learn from you,
Girls lie too.

Yeah, girls lie too:
We always forgive and forget.
The cards and flowers you never sent,
Will never be brought up again.
Girls lie too.
Old grey sweatpants turn us on.
We like your friends and we love your mom.
And that's the truth,
Girls lie too.

Yeah that's the truth,
Girls lie too.

No, we don’t care how much hair you have.
Yeah, that looks good!
Comb it over like that.
Oh.


27 posted on 05/18/2005 12:01:22 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (You know it's Springtime in Cape Cod when a Kennedy is driving on the sidewalk.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
We can't forget Deanna Carter from last night..


28 posted on 05/18/2005 1:10:24 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: BigWaveBetty
Does Tilda Swinton ever wear eye makeup? She'd certainly look less dowdy if she did. She's gonna make a great "White Witch" in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe!
29 posted on 05/18/2005 1:15:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Is that Mickey Rourke? I must be getting old...yeeech!


30 posted on 05/18/2005 1:16:46 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: SuziQ
Tilda is a strange one, no doubt about it! But sometimes that can be an asset in Hollywood casting...


31 posted on 05/18/2005 1:19:51 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: mountaineer
Yikes! Looks like Lindsay's first dye job didn't take and they went more yellow...


32 posted on 05/18/2005 1:39:58 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

As a redhead myself, let me give Tilda a little tip......honey, before you leave the house, put on your eyebrows.


33 posted on 05/18/2005 5:20:09 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (You know it's Springtime in Cape Cod when a Kennedy is driving on the sidewalk.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
honey, before you leave the house, put on your eyebrows.

ROTFL!! She does look a little like Dick Gephardt.

34 posted on 05/18/2005 6:07:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Timeout

I enjoyed this one from BotW yesterday:

It seems Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee is impervious even to criticism from Rep. Barney Frank. Today's Arizona Republic reports:

Dean, national chairman of the Democratic Party, said Tuesday that he thinks House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has committed crimes that could put the Republican in jail.

DeLay's office fought back with Dean's own words from the 2004 presidential campaign. The former Vermont governor had maintained that even terrorist leader Osama bin Laden should not be pre-judged if captured.

We had forgotten about the bin Laden remark, but we checked and sure enough, we noted it back in December 2003:

"I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found," Dean said. "I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials. . . ."


LOL! Oh, that Howard is a scream!


35 posted on 05/19/2005 4:37:21 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

Joke-telling genitals don't get free-speech protection in Michigan!

A penis that tells jokes on late night public access television may be expressive of something. But it is not the kind of free expression protected by the First Amendment, the Michigan Court of Appeals has decided, confirming the indecent exposure conviction of the show's producer and host.


Timothy Huffman, 47, who lives north of Grand Rapids, was convicted in Kent County after the penis episode aired twice in spring 2000 on the Grand Rapids public access cable channel GRTV.


In affirming the conviction in an opinion released Wednesday, the appeals court said any "incidental restriction" on the First Amendment is "no greater than is essential to the furtherance of the governmental interest in promoting public morality by prohibiting public nudity."


Huffman, whose defense was assisted by the American Civil Liberties Union, claimed the three-minute segment, "Dick Smart," was an expression of free speech and not obscene.


Reached at his home Wednesday, Huffman said he is the victim of "a relentless prosecutor."


"I'm truly trying to stand up for the constitution. It's a matter of principle," he said.


Huffman, an unemployed musician-cook who is the father of five children, said he'd been targeted for prosecution because he has a criminal record and lacked the resources to defend himself.


"We asked them in court, 'Why don't you prosecute 'Schindler's List'? It has nudity,' " Huffman said. "And they said to me, 'You're no Steven Spielberg.'


"I'm the low-life scapegoat that they can say, 'Look. This is what happens when you put this stuff on Grand Rapids TV.' "


Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Tim McMorrow said Huffman is not being singled out, nor was he charged for expressing himself.


"This is really not a First Amendment case," he said. "The First Amendment protects his right to an opinion, not the right to appear naked on TV."


Huffman was sentenced and served one day in jail, one year of probation and was ordered to pay $1,035 in fines and court costs.


He said he continues to produce the TV show "Tim's Area of Control" on GRTV and a two-hour program that airs in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Huffman said he mostly sticks to adult humor and music.


The offensive-talking penis did a form of Rodney Dangerfield-esque comedy. ("Yeah, yeah, yeah. I was in the Army, ya know. I didn't do much, ya know what I mean? I just hung around.")


Huffman said he and the station's then-supervisors believed the program was well within the bounds of free speech protection.


He said he also hoped it would bring in a wider audience: "You need to have something that gets people to stop changing channels," he said. "I thought it would be good exposure... pardon the pun."


Huffman said he would seek an appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.


In the meantime, he said he also will be going to jail on another conviction, also for indecent exposure, that stemmed from a dispute with a neighbor. Huffman said he believed the latest charge was unjust. But, unlike the talking penis, it's not a free-speech case.

http://www.freep.com/news/mich/naughty12e_20050512.htm


36 posted on 05/19/2005 4:45:00 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BigWaveBetty

Bob Novak's column today talks at length about Howie Dean's wild comments of late and how ineffective he has been thus far as Dem chairman.


37 posted on 05/19/2005 5:08:18 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
I'll read Novak's column just so I can gloat.

Speaking of gloating, this long but well worth the time speech from a Prof. Gaddis, a historian at Yale will "pump you up." Give it to your liberal friends to read. It'll make their heads explode.

The Past and Future of American Grand Strategy [Bush critic gets it]

38 posted on 05/19/2005 5:26:29 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Rush & Molloy report:

Arianna Huffington doesn't like being called Judas. Some of the pundit's critics have claimed she betrayed her liberal Hollywood friends by getting them to write for her huffingtonpost.com - never telling them they'd have right-wingers as blogmates.

But Huffington insists she's still tight with showbiz lefties like Larry David and wife Laurie. "I had dinner with Larry last night," she told us at Robert Kennedy Jr.'s Riverkeeper benefit Tuesday. "They love blogging, and a lot of people recognize that sometimes people will not agree. They need to be understanding of each other." ...

_________________

This somewhat relates to a phenomenon Mr. M and I discussed yesterday, that is, how we are civil, friendly, courteous and respectful to the various liberals in our little college town, but many just can't seem to look past our politics to respond in kind. In other words, our very existence seems to offend them, just like Arianna's lib friends can't even tolerate being on the same blog as those hated Republicans. And they think conservatives are mean-spirited!

39 posted on 05/19/2005 5:33:26 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
At some point will Huffington realize she made a mistake by calling the democrat party home?

Liberals everywhere believe anything that doesn't fit their template is wrong, out of the mainstream, yadda, yadda, yadda. There is no compromise for them, although they constantly holler for it. Compromise to them is, you have to agree with them, period. Because, don't forget, they know more than we do.

That speech I linked above addresses some of that liberal, academe, elitist 'we know better' attitude quite nicely.

40 posted on 05/19/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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Howard who?

Napolitano avoids Dean during Phoenix visit

41 posted on 05/19/2005 5:49:40 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (~~Secretary of Keepin' It Real)
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Pam Anderson recently shared her own Paris Hilton experience, revealing to GQ that Paris can't really be bothered with anything as bourgeois as literacy.

"She's funny," the top-heavy bombshell is quoted as telling the mag. "Last time I met her we were in a restaurant together. She slammed the menu down and screamed, 'I hate reading! Someone tell me what's on the menu!'"

Says Pam, "I mean, I'm blond but c'mon."

http://entertainment.msn.com/movies/hotgossipb2


42 posted on 05/19/2005 5:53:07 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
In the liberals are idiots file:

...we noted a zany letter to the editor in an item we said "has no point." How wrong we were. It turns out that the letter writer, Dave Genova of Asheville, N.C., was dead wrong when he described dolphins as peaceful creatures. They have, in fact, been implicated in a whole host of crimes:

Bullying. "Gangs of strong males pick on younger or smaller dolphins," National Geographic television reported in 1999.

Domestic violence. "Dr. Richard Connor, studying dolphins in Shark Bay in Western Australia, has documented cases of males kidnapping and holding females captive, sometimes for months at a time," according to National Geographic.

Interspecies hate crimes. "Harbour porpoises are being killed in increasing numbers by bottlenose dolphins around British coasts," the BBC reported in January. The New York Times reported in 1999 that "dolphins have been found to bludgeon porpoises to death by the hundreds."

Infanticide. "Dolphin researchers from the United States and Britain recently reported that baby bottlenose dolphins found dead on the shores of both countries were likely battered to death by adult bottlenose dolphins," reported Ocean Watch in 1998. The Times reported in 1999 that "off Scotland, a scientist watched in shock for nearly an hour as an adult dolphin repeatedly picked up a baby in its mouth and smacked it against the water, over and over, until it sank from view."

Sexual Assault. "A Norwegian man is accusing a dolphin of attempted rape," Reuters reported from Oslo in 1999. "Norway's top-selling daily Verdens Gang on Tuesday quoted the 28-year-old as saying that the dolphin apparently mistook him for a female after swimming alongside him in the sea off Farsund, south Norway, earlier this month. The dolphin's penis got caught between the man's swimming costume and his legs. . . . 'The dolphin shoved me forward two or three metres [six to 10 feet] before I got loose,' he said. 'At first I thought it was a fin . . . but dolphins don't have fins on their underbellies.' "

BotW's helpful tips to stamping out these horrid beasts:

It turns out that the fishing nets used to catch tuna have the added benefit of ensnaring and killing dolphins. Tuna that is not caught using this method is labeled "dolphin safe" so that you can avoid it. This Web site has a helpful list of supermarket chains that sell non-dolphin-safe tuna. Tuck away a nice tuna-salad sandwich, and you'll be doing your part to save the world from the delphine menace.

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Is Flipper a dolphin or a porpoise?

43 posted on 05/19/2005 3:19:19 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty (It's like I've got a fever and the only cure is more cowbell.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
The very mention of Flipper puts the TV show's theme song in my head, where it will stay for the next 12 hours, in all likelihood. Flipper was a dolphin.

They call her Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning. No one you see is smarter than she. ...

One of my very few talents is a Flipper impersonation, by the way.

44 posted on 05/19/2005 3:25:57 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
One of my very few talents is a Flipper impersonation, by the way.

Neato! One of my few talents is a peacock impersonation. But no, I won't do it in the company of peacocks, after discovering that can be dangerous.

Knowing that dolphins are so testy I advise you keep the Flipper impersonation on the down low at the beach. :-)

Btw, Terry Moran confirms what we all expected to Hugh Hewitt during a radio interview:

There is, Hugh, I agree with you, a deep anti-military bias in the media. One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong. I think that that is a hangover from Vietnam, and I think it's very dangerous. That's different from the media doing its job of challenging the exercise of power without fear or favor.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/

45 posted on 05/19/2005 3:44:17 PM PDT by BigWaveBetty (It's like I've got a fever and the only cure is more cowbell.)
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To: BigWaveBetty

Huffington has identified herslef as a lib?


46 posted on 05/19/2005 4:35:23 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Hey, y'all! I bought Cletus Federline a silver Ferrari to take me and my fetus to go get sushi. Riding around at fast speeds is really fun when preganant...


47 posted on 05/19/2005 4:53:08 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: mountaineer
Jessica Alba in Cannes with some big time jewelry...


48 posted on 05/19/2005 5:04:15 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: BigWaveBetty
The Jen/Brad 'War of the Roses' appears to be on in the tabs, Oprah staples her stomach, Bubba goes to strip clubs and Lohan's thinness appears to be worse than we thought...whew!


49 posted on 05/19/2005 5:14:36 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: SuziQ
And Bonnie Fuller at the Star 'reports' that Lance Armstrong and Chery Crow have broken up, Renee Zellwegger may also be pregnant.

Plus the runaway bride ditched two other lovers at the altar in the Enquirer.


50 posted on 05/19/2005 5:26:43 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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