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  • Your Airport’s Bartender Problem

    11/23/2014 7:21:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 17, 2014 | Wayne Curtis
    It’s 4:30 on a weekday afternoon, and you’ve got an hour until boarding starts for your connecting flight home for the holidays. You’re ready for a cocktail. Maybe even two. Which is fine—as long as you’re in the mood to party like it’s 1999. Because, on the whole, airport bars are still running 15 years behind the craft-cocktail movement. In seemingly every American airport, you can find outposts of what might be called the Status Quo Ante Bar, where the spirits are uninteresting and the drinks indifferently made. While dining choices have been steadily improving, and good wine is easier...
  • Obama raises money at a tongue-tied Gwyneth Paltrow's home (MEGA Barf alert!)

    10/10/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    Gwyneth Paltrow has won numerous awards for her acting, but speaking apparently came with some difficulty Thursday with President Barack Obama standing beside her. "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly," the actress, singer and food writer gushed after introducing Obama to several hundred supporters seated on white fold-out chairs in the lush backyard of her home in the movie star haven of Brentwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. In a not-so-subtle reference to her "conscious uncoupling" earlier this year from husband Chris Martin, Paltrow said it was a "profound honor" to have Obama in the home she shares...
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to Obama: I'm Concerned About Equal Pay For Women as a Working Mother

    10/10/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 10/10/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraiser for President Obama and the Democrats at her ritzy home in Brentwood, California. Paltrow is worth $140 million dollars and was raised in a rich, privileged family before making her way to the big screen. But that didn't stop her from classifying herself as a "working mother" concerned about equal pay for women, an issue Obama has been dishonestly harping on.
  • Google deletes hacked images of nude celebs

    10/03/2014 2:36:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    SC Magazine ^ | 10-3-2014 | Marcos Colón
    An official statement released by the search engine giant reads “We've removed tens of thousands of picture – within hours of the requests being made – and we have closed hundreds of accounts. This week Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer penned a letter to Google execs Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, accusing the company of “blatantly unethical behavior” that has made their company “millions from the victimization of women.” Acting on behalf of his unnamed clients, Singer threatened to sue the company for $100,000,000 if the images were not removed. 
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • National Leader of Douglas County Teachers’ Union Joins Ultra-Left Democracy Alliance ( Colorado )

    05/10/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Observer ^ | May 8, 2014
    The Democracy Alliance, a top-secret collective of ultra-rich left-wing political donors, has a new member — Randi Weingarten, who heads the labor union that represented Douglas County teachers until two years ago when the district went union-free. ... Weingarten is president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an arm of the AFL-CIO whose affiliates include the Douglas County Federation. ... Ben DeGrow, Independence Institute senior education policy analyst, said Weingarten’s joining the Democracy Alliance shows that the union is using dues collected from teachers to pursue an extreme political agenda. ... Unlike other school districts, Douglas County no longer...
  • George Soros and Democracy Alliance Billionaires

    05/06/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 8 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | May 5, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    George Soros and Democracy Alliance Billionaires are Plotting to Hijack the 2014 Election Posted By Daniel Greenfield In The Point With polls showing a Republican landslide in 2014, the corrupt financial interests that invented the Obama era are plotting to undermine democracy with a group named, what else, the Democracy Alliance. Leading the effort is international economic terrorist George Soros. The former Nazi collaborator has grown quite wealthy under Obama’s reign and is determined to keep him in power for as long as possible. A group of wealthy liberal donors who helped bankroll the Center for American Progress and other...
  • Here's How Much Money Someone Has To Make To Be In The 1%

    05/04/2014 5:26:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2014 | KRISSY CLARK, MARKETPLACE.ORG
    The "1 percent" and the "99 percent" have become household phrases in the last few years. But in the course of moving discussions of income distribution percentiles beyond economic text books and in to the popular discourse of sound bites and protest signs, the nuances can get lost. Which brings us to some interesting new research about the 1 percent, discussed in a recent book called “Chasing the American Dream.” Back when the Occupy Wall Street movement was fond of chanting “We are the 99 percent” the book’s co-author, Mark Rank, got curious about some of the assumptions buried in...
  • How Did The Democrats Become The Party Of The Rich?

    01/09/2014 6:38:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/09/2014 | Steven Hayward
    If you brought back either of the Roosevelts—Teddy or Franklin—from the grave, the most astonishing thing they would find is that the “malefactors of great wealth” have become the benefactors of today’s liberalism, and Democrats have become the party of the rich. In the economic crisis of the 1930s, the rich hated FDR. Most of today’s rich love Barack Obama—so much so that Washington D.C. area airports ran out of space to handle all of the private jets flying in the well-heeled for both of his inaugurals. Forget the “limousine liberals” of the 1960s and 1970s, sending their own kids...
  • Middle class share of America's income shrinking

    09/06/2012 5:36:24 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/22/2012 | ap
    The middle class is receiving less of America's total income, declining to its smallest share in decades as median wages stagnate in the economic doldrums and wealth concentrates at the top. A study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center highlights diminished hopes, too, for the roughly 50 percent of adults defined as middle class, with household incomes ranging from $39,000 to $118,000. The report describes this mid-tier group as suffering its "worst decade in modern history," having fallen backward in income for the first time since the end of World War II. Three years after the recession technically ended,...
  • Barbra Streisand won't sing at Obama's L.A. fund-raiser (Isn't that racist?)

    04/08/2012 4:16:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/08/12 | Todd Cunningham
    Barbra Streisand won't sing at Obama's L.A. fund-raiserBy Todd Cunningham | Reuters – 2 hrs 29 mins ago LOS ANGELES, April 8 ( - Barbra Streisand is still backing President Obama's re-election campaign, but she won't be singing for the president on his next fund-raising stop in Southern California. Published reports had suggested that the singer -- who has lent her lungs to Democrats dating back to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson -- would entertain at a May 10 event to be hosted by DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg. Party officials have set a $2 million goal for the event.
  • President Obama coming to Houston for fundraisers($38,500 each,53,500 couple)

    03/06/2012 4:51:58 AM PST · by eastforker · 7 replies
    click2houston ^ | 3/5/12 | unknown
    HOUSTON - President Barack Obama is coming to Houston on Friday. Obama is headed to the Bayou City for two campaign fundraising events. The first is a reception at Union Station at Minute Maid Park Friday afternoon. Ticket prices started at $500 and increased to $10,000 for a photo reception. Quick Clicks Gun sales spike seen this election year Rice announces tuition hike for fall... Dallas first ladies conference features... Project Victory gives veterans healing,... Jewish school advances to state finals Friday evening, Obama will attend a fundraising dinner at the River Oaks home of Dina Alsowayel and Tony Chase....
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z leave hospital with Blue Ivy (No apology for thuggish behavior...)

    01/10/2012 12:24:09 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/10/12 | DAN MANGAN
    Beyoncé and her baby have finally bounced from the hospital. Three days after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter, the singer and her husband Jay-Z left Lenox Hill Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed that the couple checked out early this morning. The couple is believed to have left the hospital in an SUV with tinted windows at 1:30 a.m. The SUV was part of an elaborate procession of cars that were spotted outside E. 76th Street. The departure could not come soon enough for other new parents. The pushy parents had installed bulletproof glass and burly bodyguards at the...
  • Media Buries Obama Selling Access at $45,000 Per Donor Closed-to Press $1.1 Million Fundraiser

    01/09/2012 7:55:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    Monday, January 9, 2011 | Kristinn
    In their reports on tonight's two D.C. fundraising events by Barack Obama, the news media is burying the outrageous access-selling of the presidency for $45,000 by Obama to a select group of just 25 donors that brought in $1.125 million for his reelection campaign and Democratic party coffers.The exclusive "roundtable discussion" fundraiser was closed to the press. The only report on what was said at the event is based on what Obama himself related at a later man-of-the-people fundraiser of 700 donors that cost $100 per person which was open to the press.The AP report on Obama's fundraising buried the...
  • the 1%

    12/07/2011 7:16:28 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 15 replies
    Washington Post | 7 Dec 2011 | Washington Post
    "The richest 1% now pays nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, up from 25% two decades ago, while the bottom 50% of Americans only play 2%, down from 6%."
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash Playing At Zuccotti Park Right Now (Woodstock revisited?)

    11/08/2011 2:04:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Activist folk-rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash is currently entertaining the the Occupy Wall Streeters camping out the Zuccotti Park in Manhattan's Financial District, MarketPlace Radio's Heidi Moore Tweeted. We're not sure if Stephen Stills is there though. According to the Occupy Wall Street website, David Crosby and Graham Nash were the only ones scheduled to play a set of protest-themed songs to the anti-corporate demonstrators today at 3 to 4 p.m. Here are some pictures of what's going on.
  • Ron Paul Dominates Non-partisan Straw Poll

    08/27/2007 12:59:56 PM PDT · by rface · 262 replies · 4,278+ views
    TransWorldNews ^ | 8/27/2007 | staff
    Washington D.C. 8/27/2007 5:20 PM GMT (FINDITT - Top Story) has an audience of about 67,000 visitors per month according to the latest statistics by Quantcast -- making it the most visited polling website with the exception of RealClearPolitics. The web site has been having an online straw poll for three days on voters' preference for the 2008 election; both Democrats and Republicans are listed. Ron Paul is leading the group of almost 20 candidates with 51%. Even more impressive is that he currently has 1744 votes while the second place candidate Dennis Kucinich has 613 votes -- 18%....
  • Fred Thompson: Neocon Globalist

    03/29/2007 6:58:58 AM PDT · by meg88 · 200 replies · 683+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 3/26/07 | Basil Harrington
    For the past few days, movement "conservatives" and GOP cheerleaders have been ecstatic that Fred Thompson, former senator from Tennessee, may form an exploratory committee to seek the GOP nomination for president. "Now we'll have a conservative in there," said one person, who, I assume, has no idea what a real conservative is. There already are two fine conservative candidates seeking the nomination: Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo. And Fred Thompson does not even come close measuring up to them. Fred Thompson is a neocon globalist. First and foremost, let's look at immigration. A third-world invasion of the USA is...
  • Ten Reasons to Vote for Libertarians

    11/01/2002 1:12:37 PM PST · by winner45 · 476 replies · 474+ views ^ | ?/?/2002 | Clarence Young
    Ten Reasons to Vote for Libertarians ....even if you don’t like them! 1..Libertarians understand that freedom requires responsibility. Freedom can be denied to those who harm others or the property of others. 2..Libertarians ALWAYS vote against tax increases and ALWAYS vote for freedom. 3..Libertarians understand that freedom and equality go hand in hand. Your freedom to live as you please is given to you by the same authority which gives freedom to the persons who may have different lifestyles. You have to give them their freedom to do that to obtain your freedom. 4..Your freedom is not given by the...