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  • Parkland Survivors: We’ll be There for Re-opening “Unless We have Interviews”

    02/19/2018 5:01:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 102 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Parkland school shooting has made media stars out of at least two of the survivors, students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. Both are advocates of additional gun control laws, and have been extremely critical of President Trump. That is surely their right, as it is also their right to take this moment of national attention to promote their views. But is interesting to note how the pair have become so media-savvy, and are emphasizing media exposure over other priorities. On CNN this morning, asked whether they would be there when Parkland re-opened, Gonzalez said: “As soon as we can,...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'

    10/19/2017 6:40:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She's thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father. But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president's call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing. "You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she said laughing,...
  • The forgotten history of Bruce Jenner: How the 1970s all-American hero ended up here

    02/05/2015 3:16:11 AM PST · by 9thLife · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | February 4 at 6:26 PM | Emily Yahr
    One day in 1977, about a year after Bruce Jenner shattered a world record to win the decathlon gold medal at the Montreal Summer Olympics, he met up with his sportswriter friend Barry McDermott to play tennis in New York City. McDermott suggested a match at his private club — but that wasn’t Jenner’s style. Privacy was never his priority. The pair went to Central Park, where word quickly spread that Bruce Jenner (Bruce Jenner!) was playing on the public courts. McDermott remembers the crowd growing, as he had known it would, gawkers pressed against the chain-link fence, watching the...
  • Obama gives last-day interview to Ryan Seacrest

    11/01/2010 12:44:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's last-minute efforts to get Democratic voters to the polls include an interview with Ryan Seacrest. Yes, that Ryan Seacrest, host of "American Idol." The interview will air Tuesday on Seacrest's nationally syndicated radio show. Obama is also taping interviews Monday with local radio hosts in Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Honolulu and Miami. Those interviews will air on Election Day. Though Obama has no public campaign schedule between ahead of Tuesday's elections, White House officials believe he can reach his party's base from the White House. Obama is also holding conference calls Monday night with campaign volunteers...
  • Obama's speech: There's a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf...

    06/16/2010 9:25:49 AM PDT · by my small voice · 24 replies · 886+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/16/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    For all his reputation as the nation's Top Talker, Barack Obama took his sweet time giving a maiden Oval Office address to the country. And waiting another nearly 60 days to speak nationally about the oil spill that’s become the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history. Obama, the first modern president to pass his first full year in office without addressing the country from his historic desk, had the setting right. Just back from a day-and-a-half on the gulf coast listening, reassuring, talking tourism, eating seafood. He wore the proper suit, had the requisite flags and family photos in...
  • Young People Deserting Obama

    05/04/2010 12:19:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 107 replies · 2,978+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/04/2010 | Ron Meyer
    I'm always entertained when older folks try to reach out to people my age. It's hardly ever a pretty sight and most of the time these attempts end up being hilarious. I found myself chuckling at Barack Obama's most recent effort to beg young voters to come out to the polls this November. No one is buying it anymore, especially young people. Even the most liberal of my generation are frustrated with the President... The radical environmentalists on college campuses across the country were furious when Obama opened up the coasts for limited drilling. Young Americans are realizing they did...
  • Analysis: Celebrity, yes, but can Palin be more?

    02/17/2010 11:07:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 504+ views
    Google News / The Associated Press ^ | February 17, 2010 | Liz Sidoti, the Ass. Press
    Sarah Palin lacks many of the traits of a typical American presidential candidate. She's unconventional, unpredictable and, to hear some tell it, unprepared. What she has, though, is potent: an enormous dose of celebrity, striking good looks, an ability to captivate America with witty one-line zingers. And above all, a constantly developing story line tailor-made for a drama-hungry culture of 24/7 media and instantaneous Twitter updates. A half century ago, historian Daniel J. Boorstin described a celebrity as "a person who is known for his well-knownness." Some would dismiss Palin that way. But she's shown staying power. A year and...
  • A Conversation With The President

    02/04/2010 11:39:30 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 23 replies · 768+ views
    http://my.barackobama.com/Conversation ^ | 2-4-2010 | Mitch Stewart
    Today, at 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time, Organizing for America is hosting a "Conversation with the President" -- and you won't want to miss it. President Obama will talk about fighting for change in 2010, and then answer questions from grassroots supporters like you. You can watch a webcast of the event starting at 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time: http://my.barackobama.com/Conversation President Obama will review our many accomplishments this past year and address the tough fights ahead of us -- including the 2010 elections, fighting to strengthen the middle class, and finishing the job on health reform. Then, I'll ask the President some...
  • Video: Ten Myths That Got Obama Elected!

    02/01/2010 10:19:33 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 1 replies · 365+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 2-1-10 | James
    What are the ten things you like most about Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.? Well, guess what—most, if not all, of those admired qualities are mostly or entirely untrue. Post-racial, post-partisan, open-minded, transparent and the great unifier? I'm afraid not. Obama's most beloved traits are fraudulent. Conservatives have long since known this. The rest of the country is slowly coming around to these self evident truths!
  • Obama to reintroduce himself during State of the Union

    01/25/2010 8:29:23 AM PST · by traumer · 207 replies · 4,552+ views
    Populist or professor? Contrite or uncompromising? President Obama will have a chance Wednesday to reintroduce himself to the nation when he delivers his first official State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The prime-time speech, which will be aired on all major TV networks and cable stations, could hardly come at a more critical time for a president grappling with double-digit unemployment, sinking poll numbers and the possible collapse of his top domestic policy priority, an overhaul of the nation's health-care system. "As often as the president has spoken over the past year, critics on the...
  • Barack Obama's speech disappoints and fuels frustration at Copenhagen (ROFL!)

    12/18/2009 7:12:36 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 126 replies · 5,539+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 12/18/2009 | Suzanne Goldenberg and Allegra Stratton
    Barack Obama stepped into the chaotic final hours of the Copenhagen summit today saying he was convinced the world could act "boldly and decisively" on climate change. But his speech offered no indication America was ready to embrace bold measures, after world leaders had been working desperately against the clock to try to paper over an agreement to prevent two years of wasted effort — and a 10-day meeting — from ending in total collapse. Obama, who had been skittish about coming to Copenhagen at all unless it could be cast as a foreign policy success, looked visibly frustrated as...
  • President Obama calls Springsteen rock 'n' roll laureate

    12/07/2009 2:16:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 583+ views
    NJ.com ^ | December 07, 2009, 10:45AM | Jay Lustig/The Star-Ledger
    Here is what President Obama said about Springsteen: Finally, we honor the quiet kid from Jersey ... who grew up to become the rock 'n' roll laureate of a generation. For in the life of our country only a handful of people have tapped the full power of music to tell the real American story -- with honesty; from the heart; and one of those people is Bruce Springsteen... It's no wonder that his tours are not so much concerts, but communions. There's a place for everybody -- the sense that no matter who you are or what you do,...
  • Obama Steps In It – Claims Troops A “Good Photo Op”

    11/19/2009 8:47:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies · 2,038+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 19, 2009 | Stever McGough
    Does President Obama "uses" the military for photo-ops? President Obama will tell us his comments fit the mood of the crowd, but when I first heard Obama’s comments in South Korea stating hundreds of troops in uniform was a good photo op, my eyes rolled. Our American forces are not a political tool to be used by politicians in constant campaign mode as a photo op. Couldn’t he just thank the troops and say he was humbled by their work effort and thank them for coming out to greet him? Nope. From today’s Washington Times…
  • Armed Services panel wants 'detailed accounting' of Fort Hood tragedy

    11/05/2009 6:09:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies · 743+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/2009 | Roxana Tiron
    The Senate Armed Services Committee is seeking a "detailed accounting" of a Thursday shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 12 soldiers dead and 31 wounded. "Our hearts go out to the families of the brave Americans who lost their lives in today’s senseless violence at Fort Hood, Texas, and to those who were injured," said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the defense policy panel. "For all Americans, and especially for those of us who know and work closely with members of our military, this is the saddest of days." President Barack Obama called the attack "horrific" and...
  • [Print] [Email] What happened to Obamamania?

    11/02/2009 6:48:38 AM PST · by Dacula · 6 replies · 496+ views
    The Washington Examinier ^ | 10/31/09 5:02 PM EDT | Michael Barone
    Where have all those Obamenthusiasts who were so visible in 2008 been hiding this year? In this New Republic article Lydia DePillis seems to think that the problem is that Organizing For America has been run as a top-down organization, rather than as a bottom-up movement, giving the folks out there no sense of ownership. She asks, “Can a grassroots organization run in the top-down style of a political machine really accomplish much—let alone change the terms of debate on any given issue?” I think there’s something more going on here. Many Obamenthusiasts were thrilled by the idea of putting...
  • Balloon Boy Dad Action Figure Goes on Sale

    10/29/2009 1:58:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 712+ views
    KARK ^ | Thursday, Oct 29, 2009
    The father of Colorado's so-called Balloon Boy may not have gotten his reality TV scheme off the ground, but Richard Heene is at least getting his own action figure. Connecticut-based toymaker Herobuilders.com is adding Heene to a quirky collection that includes the Sarah Palin Super Hero and the Obama Joker doll. There's also a Bernie Madoff Action Figure with a fistfull of hundred-dollar bills and a Dick Cheney doll hoisting a shotgun. Heene's mini-me wears an "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt with the arrow pointing upwards. It sells for 34.95. Heene and his wife, Mayumi, called 911 earlier this month to...
  • Meghan McCain: 'Don't call me a slut'

    10/16/2009 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies · 3,559+ views
    <p>Meghan McCain: 'Don't call me a slut' Posted: October 16th, 2009 11:31 AM ET Meghan McCain says she will stay on Twitter. Meghan McCain says she will stay on Twitter.</p> <p>The revealing picture of herself in a tank top, which left little to the twitterverse's imagination, immediately drew harsh criticism from other tweeters, prompting an upset McCain to declare of the social networking Web site, "What once was fun now just seems like a vessel for harassment."</p>
  • Meghan McCain Twitter Photo Sparks Controversy

    10/15/2009 8:50:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 99 replies · 7,824+ views
    <p>Meghan McCain, a Daily Beast columnist and daughter of Sen. John McCain, apologized late Wednesday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter that stirred up some criticism and plenty of retweets.</p> <p>The photo shows Ms. McCain in a tanktop, holding a copy of Andy Warhol’s biography, and her accompanying tweet referred to her “’spontaneous’ night in.”</p>
  • Jay-Z disses Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh in 'Off That' featuring Drake

    08/24/2009 12:47:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,275+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/24/09 | Simian Levinson
    So you think you’re all cool and hip, huh? Well, you are not as cool as famous rappers Jay-Z or Drake — and you are certainly not as cool as Jay-Z and Drake together. This is the central thesis of “Off That,” the newly leaked Drake collab from Jay’s upcoming The Blueprint 3, and it’s hard to argue with. Just accept it: Whatever cutting-edge trends you think you’re inventing, Jigga and Drizzy already discarded as played-out years ago. Facts are facts. The fizzy beat behind “Off That” comes from Timbaland; while he and Jay-Z have done more ground-breaking work in...
  • Shepard Fairey talks about his art (Obama Artist) for Moveon.org event

    08/15/2009 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Glenn · 31 replies · 877+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 08/14/2009 | Liyun Jin, et al
    MoveOn.org is hosting an event at the Andy Warhol Museum to salute graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who created the Obama "Hope" poster. The artist was busy today working on an installation across the street from the museum.