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  • ABBA Record A New Song? Agnetha: ‘Yes, Why Not?’ Anni-Frid: ‘I Would Love To

    01/28/2016 7:39:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    ABBA has been a favorite of millions of fans since the 1970s, but the band members have not been seen together in seven years. However, BBC News reports that the group members have come together to celebrate the grand opening of the restaurant called Mamma Mia! The Party.
  • Family members of Challenger victims to mark 30 years since shuttle disaster

    01/28/2016 3:31:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd. June Scobee Rodgers -- widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group -- is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Fulgham. Fulgham -- not Rodgers -- will be on the stage for Thursday morning's ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. And making a rare appearance in the audience will be schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe's son, Scott, with his own family.
  • Veterans group to Trump: Keep your donations

    01/27/2016 3:15:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted Wednesday that he would decline any contributions that came from the event, which Trump has proposed in place of his attending Fox News' debate this week. "If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump's event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts," he said.
  • Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines: 'I'm Ashamed Ted Cruz Claims to Be American'

    01/24/2016 5:17:48 PM PST · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    Billboard ^ | 1/24/2016 by Ashley Iasimone
    Natalie Maines infamously spoke her mind about war and then-President George W. Bush back in 2003, when she told a London crowd that she was “ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.” Now, the Dixie Chicks member is bringing that comment back to mind and voicing her opinion on Republican presidential candidate (and fellow Texan) Ted Cruz.
  • This National Zoo panda could not be happier to play in the snow (Video at link)

    01/23/2016 3:24:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    As many woke up on Saturday to the latest on the blizzard slamming much of the U.S., no one had a better reaction to the snow than the National Zoo's panda Tian Tian. No one.
  • SciFi and fantasy titan David G. Hartwell passes, aged 74

    01/23/2016 1:02:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | 22 Jan 2016 at 02:01, Simon Sharwood
    Influential science fiction author and editor David G. Hartwell has died, aged 74. Hartwell edited thousands of books and was nominated for the Hugo Award 41 times. He spent the last 30-plus years as an editor for Tor Books, whose founder Tom Doherty wrote “no editor was more influential in the shaping of science fiction and fantasy than he.” SciFi co-editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden called Hartwell “our field’s most consequential editor since John W. Campbell.” Given Campbell's status as the driving force behind science fiction's Golden Age, that's high praise indeed.
  • Trump:"I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters."

    01/23/2016 10:44:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 215 replies
    .@realDonaldTrump on his loyal supporters:"I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters."— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 23, 2016
  • Trump Spokeswoman: Malcolm X Is ‘My Idol,’ Republicans Are Racist

    01/23/2016 10:30:38 AM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    Since joining the Trump campaign as a national spokeswoman in November, Katrina Pierson has served as an attack dog of sorts for Donald Trump, attempting to expose his critics and opponents as faux conservatives who are simply pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people. And yet, Ms. Pierson’s own statements reveal she is a self-proclaimed devotee of Malcolm X (whom she has referred to as her “idol”) and has a history of attacking conservatives as racists, sneering at Christians who are unable to “handle the truth” and mocking candidates who open up about their faith on the...
  • Donald Trump Picks up Huge Endorsement

    01/23/2016 8:08:35 AM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Trump has already picked up the endorsement of virtually every prominent liberal Republican in the Senate, but this latest endorsement may well push him over the top in the minds of many Republican voters. Forget Sarah Palin, Donald Trump has found an even bigger star to tout his cause, and the case she makes is pretty compelling. Watch for yourself: Endorsement
  • Trump: When I get to Washington, I’m Going to Become Part of the Establishment

    01/23/2016 5:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Trump: When I get to Washington, I’m Going to Become Part of the Establishment so I can Make Deals With Democrats (VIDEO) I am not making this up or exaggerating what Donald Trump said. These are his words and you can see the video for yourself. Via the Blaze, Trump literally says that when he gets to Washington he’s going to become an establishment politician so that he can get some really great, super huge, classy deals done.
  • 5 dead following school shooting in La Loche, Sask., Trudeau says

    01/22/2016 3:31:22 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    CBC ^ | 01.22.2016
    Five people have died in a school shooting in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A suspect is in custody, he added. This is a breaking news update. Earlier story below. A student in La Loche said there were multiple shootings at the community school this afternoon and a nurse at the local health centre confirmed to CBC News there are patients suffering from gunshot wounds.
  • Flashback - Palin's Big Oil infatuation [End of snow forever in DC]

    01/22/2016 1:20:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    RFK jr.com ^ | September 24, 2008 | RFK Jr
    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I hurried to get my children out of the water and back to the dock, I shouted over the roaring wind, "This is some kind of tornado." The fog consolidated and a waterspout hundreds of feet high rose from the white ocean and darted across its surface, landing for a moment on a moored outboard to spin it...
  • Ted Cruz on John Roberts and government shutdown: GOP debate takeaways

    01/18/2016 3:21:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    SNIP “It is true that after George W. Bush nominated John Roberts, I supported his confirmation. That was a mistake and I regret that,” he said. But he insisted that he’d fought behind the scenes for a more reliable — and proven — conservative jurist, appellate judge Mike Luddig, for whom he had worked.
  • Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts?

    01/17/2016 11:14:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts? Police claim their boycott is the reason the Tarantino film is performing so poorly Quentin Tarantino's 'hateful Eight' is tanking at the box office and police officers boycotting the newest flick are jumping to take credit. The film, which was released on Christmas day, has only grossed $49.2 million - and it may not even cover the $50 million cost of the production budget. The Weinstein Company is set to lose even more money since they spent $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion, according...
  • The Supreme Court will hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's appeal

    01/15/2016 3:30:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    The Supreme Court will hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's appeal of his public corruption convictions. The justices said Friday that they will review lower court rulings that upheld the convictions based on what McDonnell says is an overly broad definition of bribery.
  • Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, dies

    01/14/2016 3:38:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Rene Angelil, the husband and former manager of singer Celine Dion, died Thursday. A brief statement on Dion’s website said Angelil died at home in Las Vegas from cancer. He was 73 years old. "We have asked [doctors] many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? Rene wants to know," Dion said in an August interview with USA Today. "But they say they don't know." He was first diagnosed with throat cancer in the late 90s. He underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his throat in 2014,
  • The Revenant – DiCaprio’s Finest (Three Stars)

    01/12/2016 6:25:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    Here is my review of The Revenant. No spoilers. If you are not interested in the discussion of movies please move on, thank you.
  • Ciara Sings National Anthem At Alabama-Clemson In Very Revealing Dress

    01/12/2016 4:40:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Ciara sang the national anthem at the Alabama-Clemson national title game on Monday night. She did a wonderful job and looked beautiful. However, she showed rather a lot of skin for 8:30 p.m. on a weeknight. People took notice and offence.
  • NCAA National Championship Thread (2) Alabama v (1) Clemson (+6.5) o/u 50.5 800pm ESPN

    01/11/2016 3:06:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 253 replies
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    National Championship Thread (2) Alabama v (1) Clemson (+6.5) o/u 50.5 800pm ESPN
  • THE BELLS TOLL FOR HILLARY - The FBI is closing in.

    01/08/2016 7:39:21 AM PST · by Perdogg · 162 replies
    deral Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following: