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  • Upheaval on Los Angeles Times Editorial Pages - (Michael Kinsley doesn't get it & never will!)

    06/13/2005 8:09:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,055+ views
    Michael Kinsley shook up the editorial staff of The Los Angeles Times recently, transferring four of his eleven writers, letting one go, and outsourcing some editorials to freelancers. "Michael Kinsley is not unaccustomed to controversy as an editor." But many on the newspaper's staff knew what was coming because Mr. Kinsley, who was hired to oversee the newspaper's editorial and opinion pages last spring, accidentally left a Power Point document describing his plans on a Xerox machine in their office in early May. He said he had intended to share his ideas at a company management retreat. "We had a...
  • Felt Had Personal Motivation Then and Now, Reports Suggest - ("deep throat")

    06/01/2005 5:16:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 845+ views
    In its extensive coverage of "Deep Throat's" identity, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that former Deputy FBI Director Mark Felt has been conflicted all along -- about his major, anonymous and possibly criminal role in leaking confidential details of the Watergate scandal to the Washington Post in the early 1970s. As the Post put it on Wednesday, Felt wondered if he was a "hero for helping the truth come out" -- or a "turncoat who betrayed his government, his president, and the FBI he revered." The Washington Post reported that Felt "may have had a personal motivation" in leaking...
  • WA: Elections Director Claims Vote Mistakes ("Innocent" mistakes)

    05/31/2005 4:27:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,406+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/05 | Rebecca Cook - AP
    WENATCHEE, Wash. - The state elections director testified Tuesday that he believes the problems in Washington's incredibly close 2004 gubernatorial election were innocent mistakes. "I saw inadvertent mistakes and errors of human beings who were working their hearts out," said Nick Handy, who was appointed to the post. He said he disagrees with his boss, Secretary of State Sam Reed, a Republican, who has called the problems in heavily Democratic King County "appalling." Handy testified as a trial to determine whether the results of the election should be thrown out entered its second week. Democrats are trying to defend the...
  • A man who has mattered - (superb George Will piece, praising Paul Wolfowitz)

    05/12/2005 7:48:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 423+ views
    ``I can't tell you,'' Paul Wolfowitz says with justifiable asperity, ``how much I resent being called a Wilsonian.'' As he retires as deputy secretary of defense and becomes head of the World Bank, the man most responsible for the doctrinal justification of the Iraq War, and who has been characterized as representing Woodrow Wilson's utopian, rather than the realist, strain in American foreign policy, begs to differ. The question, he says, is who has been realistic for almost four decades. The sprouting of freedom through the fissures in the concrete of dictatorships began, he recalls, in Greece, Spain and Portugal...
  • 'Kingdom of Heaven' – Truth in Limbo - (tour de force review!)

    05/09/2005 4:47:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 1,765+ views
    These days it seems that whenever Hollywood meets history, history gets the squeeze. Last year "King Arthur," "Troy" and "Alexander" were put through the revisionist wringer. Today it's the factually challenged movie "Kingdom of Heaven" whose historical content appears to have been schmushed. "Kingdom of Heaven"'s director Ridley Scott recently took a cue from Cecil B. DeMille and chose the Crusades as the subject of his latest epic. This is the same fellow who brought us "Gladiator" and "Blade Runner," which makes me wonder: How did a talented filmmaker like Scott get stuck with an incoherent script like this? It's...
  • Steven Spielberg and the summer movie factory

    05/01/2005 9:19:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies · 465+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 05/01/2005 | Christopher Borelli
    Hollywood and its CEOs, itchy publicists, lawyers, and multinational corporations would appreciate if you could forget that it snowed last weekend, please. Merci beauCruise. The summer films are here, as unnaturally early as a late April blizzard, and the season launches Friday with Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, a $110 million-plus epic about one of the bloodiest eras in the history of man - those nutty Crusades. Yippee. Break out the SPF 15. But first things first. Summer Movie Fallacy No. 1: When I originally heard Jane Fonda was making a summer comedy with Jennifer Lopez called Monster-In-Law (opening May...
  • Ways to Avoid Becoming “Scapegoat In Chief” - (Director of Nat'l Intel, John Negroponte's task)

    04/30/2005 4:37:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 210+ views
    You have to feel sorry for John Negroponte. As the new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Negroponte will coordinate the activities of 15 different intelligence agencies. But he begins his job in an almost impossible position: He’s responsible for all American intelligence activity in the world, but doesn’t have a clear idea of how much power he actually has. Rumor has it that several candidates turned down the job because of its inherent weaknesses. A few observers are so skeptical that they have privately renamed the DNI the “scapegoat in chief.” They think he’ll inevitably take the blame for the...
  • CA: Senate committee approves Schwarzenegger's workers' comp director

    04/27/2005 8:01:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 194+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/27/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Rebuffing pleas from groups representing injured workers, a Senate committee Wednesday approved Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's choice to head the Division of Workers' Compensation. The Rules Committee voted 3-2 to confirm the Republican governor's nomination of Andrea Hoch as the division's director despite testimony that regulations she drafted had hurt injured workers and didn't follow sweeping changes lawmakers made in workers' comp law last year. "Every single regulation that comes out is ... interpreted in the worst possible way for injured workers and the best way for employers," said David Schwartz, president of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association,...
  • CA: Former state resources director, PUC member dies of cancer at 74 (Claire Dedrick,VP-Sierra Club)

    04/09/2005 12:20:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/9/05 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Claire Dedrick, a former Sierra Club vice president who held several state government posts, has died of cancer at age 74. Dedrick, a blunt-talking environmentalist, was picked by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 1975 to be his resources secretary. She also served on the Air Resources Board and as executive officer of the State Lands Commission. Dedrick, who died Friday, was the first woman to serve on the state Public Utilities Commission. "She was an extraordinary person with a razor-sharp mind and compassion to go with it, which is an unusual combination," said Adriana Gianturco, former director of...
  • In the Fight Against Terrorism, Some Rights Must Be Repealed - (Hunh? Disarm us to fight terror?)

    03/08/2005 8:05:19 PM PST · by freeholland · 149 replies · 2,785+ views
    The newly appointed CIA Director Porter Goss, believes that terrorists may bring urban warfare techniques learned in Iraq to our homeland. If he is right, we could have a whole new war on our hands. The prospect is indeed scary. The idea of terrorist cells operating clandestinely in the United States, quietly amassing handguns and assault rifles, and planning suicide shooting rampages in our malls, is right out of Tom Clancy’s most recent novel. If not for the fact that the 9/11 attacks were also foreshadowed in a Clancy novel, I would have given the idea no further thought. However,...
  • CA: Perata delays panel hearing (for workers'comp director position) (PeRATaGate)

    02/19/2005 8:31:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 265+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/19/05 | Gilbert Chan
    Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata on Friday postponed a confirmation hearing for a state official tapped by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to carry out the overhaul of the California workers' compensation system. Influential labor and legal organizations are pressuring Democratic lawmakers to oust Andrea Hoch, the administrative director of the Division of Workers' Compensation. Her critics, including Perata and other Democratic legislators, assert that new formulas she crafted to determine permanent disability benefits would cut payments by up to 70 percent and reduce medical care for severely injured workers. Hoch declined comment Friday. A Schwarzenegger spokesman indicated the governor will...
  • CA: Governor's workers' comp director faces growing opposition

    02/18/2005 3:20:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/18/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's appointees is facing a tough confirmation fight because of regulations that opponents say go beyond the sweeping changes lawmakers adopted last year in the state's workers' compensation system. The Republican governor's nomination of Andrea Hoch as director of the Division of Workers' Compensation has drawn strong opposition from labor unions and groups that represent injured workers and workers' attorneys. And a lobbyist for one of Hoch's biggest supporters, the California Chamber of Commerce, says the appointment may be in trouble. "It's in question right now," said Charles Bacchi. "It's hanging in the...
  • Negroponte Draws Criticism South of Border

    02/17/2005 5:23:53 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 15 replies · 503+ views
    AP ^ | 02.17.05 | LISA J. ADAMS
    MEXICO CITY - Central American politicians and human rights activists issued stinging criticism Thursday of John Negroponte, nominated to become America's first intelligence director, citing the career diplomat's active backing for the Contra rebels and support for a government involved in human rights abuses. John Negroponte, now U.S. ambassador to Iraq (news - web sites), served as ambassador to Honduras from 1981 to 1985, a time of intense conflict in Central America in which the United States played a central role. The Reagan administration feared that leftist rebels were leading Central American countries toward totalitarian regimes. Negroponte assisted the U.S.-backed...
  • Northwestern's Resident Terrorist - (Weathermen member, Professor Bernardine Dohrn)

    02/16/2005 12:16:36 PM PST · by freeholland · 16 replies · 991+ views
    Although the controversy over University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill’s pro-terrorist ravings has captured national headlines recently, the flirtation between America’s institutions of higher learning and radical, left-wing activism is hardly a new phenomenon. U.S. colleges and universities are rife with Marxist holdouts like Churchill and other relics from the Sixties. And while many, like Churchill, have openly supported America’s terrorist enemies, a dubious few have actually held prominent positions in terrorist groups. One of the most notable examples of this disturbing phenomenon is Bernardine Dohrn, an Associate Professor and the Director of the Children and Family Justice Clinic at...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam (for his political views)

    11/02/2004 3:50:45 AM PST · by knighthawk · 50 replies · 1,079+ views
    Expatica ^ | November 02 2004
    AMSTERDAM — Film director Theo van Gogh was shot and killed in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning, his production company said. Theo van GoghBy midday, police had confirmed the film director's death, but earlier reporters at the scene say Van Gogh was shot and stabbed at the front door of the city council office on the Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam around 9am. He managed to get to the other side of the street where he was again shot and stabbed. He died at the scene, Planet News reported. Reporters at the scene said his body was covered by a white sheet. The police said...
  • Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Murdered

    11/02/2004 3:58:34 AM PST · by Max Combined · 67 replies · 1,540+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov 02, 2004 | na
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch filmmaker who had criticized the treatment of women under Islam in a movie and in newspaper columns was shot dead Tuesday outside a city government office in Amsterdam, police said Police spokeswoman Elly Florax confirmed media reports the victim was filmmaker Theo van Gogh and that a suspect had been arrested after a shootout in a local park. The suspect, who was not identified, and a police officer were injured, she said. No motive was given for the attack. Van Gogh had made headlines recently with a film critical of some elements of Islamic culture....
  • Vaccines, lottery-style in New Jersey (Health director - "most fair and equitable way")

    10/19/2004 7:18:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 391+ views
    Capital News 9 ^ | 10/19/04
    Vaccines, lottery-style in New Jersey 10/19/2004 9:45 AM By: Capital News 9 web staff You won't win any money in this lottery, but you might be healthier this winter. Officials in Bloomfield, New Jersey, plan to register people for a lottery to determine who gets the town's 300 doses of flu vaccine. Flu shots in Bloomfield already were reserved only for senior citizens and other high-risk groups. Then, the community learned it would be receiving less than half the 1,000 doses it ordered. The health director said a lottery is the "most fair and equitable way" to distribute the available...
  • California's finance director resigns after 11 months (Donna Arduin)

    10/14/2004 10:57:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 722+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/14/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's finance director, a strong conservative voice in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, has resigned after 11 months on the job. Donna Arduin could leave as soon as Friday, according to the governor's office. The cabinet position will be temporarily filled by Arduin's deputy, Michael Genest, until the government finds a replacement, officials said Wednesday. Schwarzenegger has called Arduin his resident "genius" and praised her "machine"-like work habits, Arduin, 41, who left her imprint on the governor's initial budget, is the first major political appointee to leave the administration, and her departure could show a shift in...
  • A Few Moments with the Board

    10/06/2004 11:30:55 AM PDT · by ThanksForListening · 4 replies · 537+ views
    10/6/2004 | ThanksForListening
    As Chairman of the Board of Directors, I asked the Applicant to come into the Conference Room. After the introductions, I said, "Tell us why you should become our next CEO." "I can do better," the Applicant quickly responded. It was easy to believe him as he spoke. He was handsome, polished, articulate, and seemed intelligent. He would look great on television representing our company. "Tell us about your accomplishments," another Director inquired. "I was an Officer during Vietnam. Some might even say I was a hero. I received three Purple Hearts and two medals." "Congratulations," several of us said...
  • Here They Go Again!

    09/25/2004 3:12:04 PM PDT · by WomBom · 9 replies · 390+ views
    I just saw a new article in the Guardian. I picked it up from WorldNet Daily. If you can believe this, they are now trying to smear W's Grandfather! These people are really low.
  • Director praises Fidel, blasts Bush in Spain

    09/24/2004 11:41:29 PM PDT · by greatgranny · 75 replies · 1,053+ views ^ | Saturday, September 25, 2004
    Oliver Stone says president 'will go down in history as one of the great baddies' Director Oliver Stone ripped President Bush while praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro before the premiere of his movie "Looking for Fidel," at the 52nd San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. Stone charged that Bush stole the election with the help of anti-Castro Cuban-Americans in Florida, according to a report in Cuba's Granma newspaper. "When (Vice President Al) Gore lost, or rather, when they stole the elections from him, I sensed that something dirty was going to happen, but the harm has already been done and...
  • Matthew Felling advances the KKK smear

    09/20/2004 12:41:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 1,745+ views
    Okay, sorry . . . Been waiting for someone else to post this . . . But since no one has, let me be the first to display my ignorance. Shep Smith just had Matthew Felling, media director for the Center for Media and Public Affairs, on half an hour ago talking about Rathergate. In the middle of the interview Felling suddenly blurts out that the person who originally found the font discrepancy "has ties to the KKK." WTF???!!! What is he talking about and when will the unfounded lefty smears end?
  • Port of Los Angeles director resigns amid corruption probe

    09/17/2004 9:45:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/17/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive director of the nation's busiest port resigned Friday amid a probe by prosecutors into the awarding of contracts at the port and other city departments. Officials did not disclose the reason for the resignation of Larry Keller, who ran the Port of Los Angeles for seven years. A search to replace the director will begin immediately, the mayor's office said. "Larry's tenure saw the Port of Los Angeles grow into America's largest maritime gateway and the prime economic generator in the Southland," Mayor Jim Hahn said. "I wish him well in all his future...
  • German Director Breaches Taboos with Hitler Film

    09/14/2004 7:55:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 599+ views
    Reuters, Yahoo ^ | Tue, Sep 14, 2004 | Janet Guttsman
    TORONTO (Reuters) - A new film portrayal of Adolf Hitler shows both a ranting, twitching, delusional madman and a father figure who speaks kindly to his secretary and gazes fondly as blond Aryan children sing songs of praise. But Downfall (Der Untergang), which has its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday, also breaches one of post-war Germany's last taboos to show the Nazi leader as a human being rather than just a monster. It has prompted the charge that director Oliver Hirschbiegel has gone too far. "It's one of the last remaining taboos in Germany and we...
  • BREAKING HARD - Music Director Donald Runnicles may not be able to stay in US if Dubya wins

    08/19/2004 9:13:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 88 replies · 2,161+ views
    SFgate ^ | 8/19/04
    Speaking of the Opera, I guess if you want Music Director Donald Runnicles to stick around, you'd better vote for John Kerry in November. The Scottish maestro, in Salzburg to conduct Korngold's "Die Tote Stadt," told an interviewer from the Austrian paper Der Standard that the outcome of the presidential election could determine whether he stays in the United States: "I would really have to think about whether I could stay there [the United States] if Bush wins a second time," he said. "The American people can make a mistake once, but if they re-elect him, then they actually want...
  • Easter TV Special Documents Stories of ‘Miracles’ and Changed Lives from “The Passion”

    04/03/2004 1:11:37 AM PST · by miraclesofthepassion · 1 replies · 577+ views ^ | April 2, 2004 | Anne P, Sharp
    LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2004—Jody Eldred Productions today announced it has just completed filming and is in the final stages of production on an inspirational documentary called, “Changed Lives: Miracles of The Passion,” which will air nationwide Easter weekend. With rave reviews from Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country,” this one-hour T.V. special was shot in High Definition and documents the true stories of people whose lives have been forever changed by Mel Gibson’s incredible motion picture “The Passion of The Christ.” “I knew instantly that people’s lives were going to be...
  • (Oscar-Winning director)Almodóvar Threatened with Lawsuit (Euro-Leftist filmmaker BARF alert!)

    03/20/2004 10:23:10 AM PST · by RightWingAtheist · 7 replies · 118+ views
    IMDB ^ | 3/19/04 | Internet Movie Database news service
    The outgoing Spanish Government are threatening to sue director Pedro Almodóvar, after he accused it of planning a "coup". The Oscar-winner alleged the Popular Party tried to postpone last Sunday's general election - in which they were defeated - with demonstrations outside their Madrid HQ to help them stay in power. Proclaiming himself happy the party had lost office, Almodóvar, who won a best Screenplay Oscar in 2003 for Hable Con Ella, said at a press conference to promote his new movie Bad Education on Tuesday, "We were on the point of having a PP coup d'etat. The PP will...
  • NASA: Kennedy Space Center director transferred

    06/13/2003 5:00:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 183+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/13/03 | Marcia Dunn - AP
    <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In an abrupt shake-up prompted by the Columbia disaster, the chief of the Kennedy Space Center is being moved to another NASA installation to strengthen its engineering department for the shuttle fleet's eventual return to flight.</p>
  • Party's new director appeals for 'second American revolution'

    06/03/2003 12:45:22 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 227+ views
    www.l[.org ^ | 6.3.03 | libertarian party
    The incoming executive director for the nation's third-largest political party is issuing a bold appeal to the American electorate: Help us fire the government. "There are just two things standing in between the American people and their freedom: Democrats, and Republicans," says Joe Seehusen, incoming head of the Washington, DC-based party. "Government at all levels has become too big and too bossy, and it's time to cut it down to size." Seehusen, 50, comes to the party with a background in business, media, and politics, and ran for U.S. Congress in 2000 from Iowa's Third District. He plans to put...
  • Democracy in Corporate "Elections"

    04/05/2003 5:04:40 PM PST · by plgreen1 · 195+ views
    Investors' faith in the securities markets will not return unless and until corporate Directors can be held accountable for their actions, e.g., voted out of office and replaced by candidates nominated by Shareholders. The Committee of Concerned Shareholders has filed Petition for Rulemaking (SEC File No. 4-461) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Petition seeks a rule change whereby ALL Shareholders would be permitted to nominate Director-candidates and the names of those persons would appear on the Company's ballot.
  • Sean Penn, Critical of Bush, Visits Baghdad

    12/13/2002 2:09:43 PM PST · by scott7278 · 23 replies · 273+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 13 2002 3:49PM EST | Reuters Release
    Sean Penn, Critical of Bush, Visits Baghdad Reuters Dec 13 2002 3:49PM BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. actor and director Sean Penn, starting a three-day visit to Baghdad, said Friday he wanted more insight into "this frightening conflict." The former Hollywood bad boy and Oscar nominee, who paid for a $56,000 advertisement in the Washington Post in October accusing President Bush of stifling debate over Iraq, was to visit a Baghdad hospital later in the day. "As a father, an actor, a film-maker and patriot, my visit to Iraq is for me a natural extension of my find my own...
  • (Oliver) Stone to Israel -- leave the West Bank (BARF ALERT!)

    06/20/2002 12:13:49 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 30 replies · 105+ views
    Yahoo via Daily Variety ^ | 6/19/02 | Army Archerd
    Archerd: Stone to Israel -- leave the West Bank Wed Jun 19,11:02 PM ET By Army Archerd, Daily Variety Senior Columnist HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - With yet another suicide bombing in Jerusalem Wednesday night -- the second in that city in two days -- I thought it was time to talk to Oliver Stone about his documentary on Yasser Arafat ( news - web sites). He said he is editing the Canal Plus-financed film for TV with no outlet yet set in the U.S. He is also at work on his theatrical feature about Fidel Castro ( news - web sites),...
  • Rising Mexican directors break taboos (HILARIOUS Liberal slam from Mexican director!!!) Must read...

    04/14/2002 4:27:08 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Sun Sentinel - Liberal rag in South Florida ^ | April 13th, 2002 | Lorenza Munoz
    ...A French journalist asked him why he made such a superficial film when Mexico has so many overwhelming problems. Why wasn’t the crushing poverty and the social inequity addressed in the film? The Mexican-born director’s answer was typically blunt. “You are a racist. You have the mentality of a classic liberal European. Your own guilt is eased by creating a paternalistic view of what Latin American film should be instead of seeing Latin America for what it is — a very diverse society.