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  • Seth MacFarlane's The Orville - 2 reviews

    09/05/2017 2:41:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    See body of thread for links | September 2017 | Various
    MacFarlane is lost in space with ‘Orville’ David Wiegand San Francisco Chronicle September 3, 2017 Seth MacFarlane’s new vehicle, “The Orville,” gets a special premiere on Fox on Sunday, Sept. 10, but it is far from being ready for takeoff. There’s something there or, more to the point, bits and pieces of something there, but it needs work. Boy, does it need work. More The Orville Review: Seth MacFarlane's Somber Sci-Fi Dud Crashes and Burns Dave Nemetz TVLine September 5 2017 Consider this a red alert to TV fans everywhere: Are you expecting Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox series The Orville...
  • Alex Jones UNLOADS on Julian Assange after #OctoberSurprise falls flat

    10/04/2016 6:35:50 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 121 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/4/2016 | Greg P.
    Today was supposed to be the day that Julian Assange ended Hillary Clinton’s chances at the White House, emphasis on supposed to, with a big reveal of damaging new information from WikiLeaks. Except that’s not what happened and the early-morning presentation turned into what amounted to a 10-year-anniversary highlight reel and fundraising pitch with nothing at all on Clinton:
  • BLM Saint Alton Sterling: Child Rapist, Domestic Abuser, Bloods Gangbanger & Deadbeat Dad

    07/10/2016 7:07:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 26 replies
    informationliberation.com ^ | 7/6/16 | Chris Menahan
    Black Lives Matter really knows how to pick 'em. Charles Johnson of GotNews dug up the dirt on the latest patron saint of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alton Sterling. "Sterling, a Bloods gang banger and a registered Democrat, had quite the rap sheet before he was gunned down in an altercation with the police. The charges include battery, assault, drug and weapons charges, and being a dead beat dad. He was also a pedophile."
  • Ted Cruz’s campaign stop in the Bronx is a complete dud

    04/06/2016 10:40:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 6, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    There are more than 1.4 million people in the Bronx — but Ted Cruz couldn’t even muster 100 at a campaign event in Parkchester with state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., a conservative Christian minister. Cruz visited the Sabrosura Chinese-Dominican restaurant, where Diaz said the presidential candidate could “listen to the social, economic and spiritual needs of our community” while dining with other clergymen on the eatery’s famed fried rice and plantains.
  • How Trump Makes Jeb Bush Seem Like a Wimp

    09/09/2015 4:08:39 AM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 28, 2015 | PETER BEINART
    The Republican frontrunner has offered Bush the perfect chance to display some passion—but he’s declined to take it. Donald Trump has gotten a boost in his efforts to maul Jeb Bush in recent days from an unexpected source: Jeb Bush himself. Trump’s attack on Jeb isn’t mostly about issues. As with most things Trump, it’s mostly about persona. The Donald thinks Jeb is a dud. “He’s a man that doesn’t want to be doing what he’s doing,” Trump said in June. “I call him the reluctant warrior, and warrior’s probably not a good word. I think Bush is an unhappy...
  • Why The Apple Watch Is Flopping

    07/10/2015 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    FastCompany ^ | July 9, 2015 | by Mark Wilson
    WHEN APPLE FAILS AT UX DESIGN AND FASHION DESIGN, DO WE STILL CALL IT GOOD DESIGN? The Apple Watch, despite years of hype before it was even announced, appears to be flopping after all. It wasn’t a good sign when Apple announced shortly before the Watch release that they weren’t going to be breaking out sales numbers. Now, a new report from third-party analysts Slice Intelligence not only show that Apple Watch sales are down 90% since launch—a big deal, since it implies early adopters aren't regaling more cautious buyers with glowing word-of-mouth—but also that Fitbit is outselling Apple in...
  • The Not-so-Obvious Design Feature of Apple Watch That Everyone is Missing

    07/11/2015 6:00:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | July 10, 2015 | by John Martellaro
    When a revolutionary new product is launched, the first instinct is to understand it by relating its most obvious features to what we already know. In time, it becomes apparent that the analogies we formed, to understand the device, failed to properly inform us of the new way of doing things invited by the product._______________________Source: Apple _______________________ Nowhere is this more obvious than with the Apple Watch. To understand it as a wristwatch that has some fancy features is to miss the relationship it has with the iPhone. The proper, elegant partitioning of tasks is one key area that is...
  • Apple Watch U.S. Online Sales Estimated at 3 Million Through 3 Months

    07/13/2015 3:23:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Monday July 13, 2015 3:55 am PDT | by Joe Rossignol
    Apple Watch online sales in the United States are estimated to have totaled 3,039,353 at an average price of $505 through July 10, exactly three months after Apple began accepting pre-orders for the wrist-worn device, according to the latest data from market research firm Slice Intelligence obtained exclusively by MacRumors. The entry-level Apple Watch Sport has been the most popular model among early adopters by almost a two-to-one margin, with an estimated 1,950,909 units sold at an average price of $381 since April 10. Meanwhile, stainless steel Apple Watch sales are estimated at 1,086,569 units to date, at an average...
  • Atlantic hurricane season quietest in 45 years, experts say

    10/24/2013 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    al-Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 24OCT2013 | Tom Brown
    MIAMI (Reuters) - The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big washout, marking the first time in 45 years that the strongest storm to form was just a minor Category 1 hurricane. There could still be a late surprise in the June 1-November 30 season, since the cyclone that mushroomed into Superstorm Sandy was just revving up at this time last year. But so far, at least, it has been one of the weakest seasons since modern record-keeping began about half a century ago, U.S. weather experts say. Apart from Tropical Storm Andrea, which soaked...
  • Pipe Bomb Thrown at Rachel's Tomb Complex

    03/14/2013 11:55:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/3/13
    Arabs threw a pipe bomb, Thursday evening, at the complex housing Rachel's Tomb, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. No injuries or damage were...
  • Humor Eastwood endorses Romney UNFORSAKEN parody

    08/05/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Weedle · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-5-2012 | john douglas
    Parody of Unforgiven, view UNFORSAKEN @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjZeBTQA1I&feature=channel&list=UL
  • ‘The Rogue’ sells 6,000 copies in first week

    09/29/2011 10:29:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Politco ^ | September 29, 2011
    Joe McGinniss’s controversial book “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” sold 6,034 copies in its first six days on bookshelves, according to Nielsen Bookscan. The book did best in the Pacific geographic area, which includes Alaska, selling more than 1,500 copies, while “The Rogue” sold fewer than 500 copies in the Northeast, which includes New York, according to the International Business Tribune. BookScan tracks sales for about 75 percent of books sold in the United States. The book, which has been both panned by critics and seen excerpts go viral on the Internet, currently ranks 116th on Amazon’s...
  • S. Korea: The Picture of the Day (aftermath of NK shelling)

    11/24/2010 6:41:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Korea ^ | 11/24/10
    An unexploded N. Korean shell stuck in a road
  • Chris Dodd Set to Retire Tomorrow

    01/05/2010 9:46:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,619+ views
    mydd.com ^ | 1/5/10 | Jonathan Singer
    Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans. [...] State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is widely expected to step into the void filled by Dodd and, at least at first blush, should drastically increase Democrats' chances of holding the seat.
  • Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd expected to announce retirement, sources say

    01/05/2010 9:05:33 PM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 216 replies · 7,324+ views
    Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.), a leading Democrat whose political star fell along with the nation's economy, is expected to announce Wednesday that he has decided against running for reelection this November, according to sources briefed on the decision. Dodd, in his fifth term, chairs the Senate Banking Committee. His retirement would be the second such announcement by a Senate Democrat in 24 hours; North Dakota's Byron Dorgan said Tuesday that he would not run this fall.
  • All-round pessimism after dud Middle East "summit"

    09/24/2009 3:40:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 535+ views
    www.swissinfo.ch ^ | 9/24/09 | Reuters
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A cloud of pessimism is suffocating hopes that U.S. President Barack Obama can pull off a miracle in the Middle East by setting negotiations on course for rapid progress towards a comprehensive peace agreement. The New York encounter he arranged between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this week produced no more than a schedule of lower-level meetings this week and next, which has only deepened scepticism.
  • Hurricane season has been a dud — so far

    09/11/2009 3:52:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 815+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | Jennifer Kay - ap
    MIAMI – It may be tempting the weather gods just to point this out, but this has been a dud of a hurricane season so far. Only two hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic over the past three months, and neither hit the U.S. — a somewhat unusual lull. "I'm glad that I didn't have to go out and get anything — yet," said Lissette Galiana, who was shopping at a Wal-Mart in suburban Miami on Friday, around what is usually the very peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. "There's always a chance." Forecasters attribute the calm to a weak...
  • Washington Democrats try to bail out Chris Dodd

    07/05/2009 4:36:17 AM PDT · by library user · 19 replies · 1,693+ views
    Politico ^ | July 05, 2009 | by Alexander Burns
    With Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) facing an uphill battle to win reelection next year after a series of Washington scandals battered his popularity back home, President Obama and other national Democrats are sparing no effort to help him. Despite the scandals which left his ethics called into question, the three-decade Senate veteran is not trying to shake his Beltway image. Instead, Dodd is working furiously to show the impact of his long service by racking up big legislative accomplishments - including, potentially, a health care reform bill - before the midterm elections. And some of the national Democratic Party's biggest...
  • BREAKING: I was responsible for bonus loophole, says Dodd (Dodd thrown under bus by obama)

    03/18/2009 3:35:37 PM PDT · by utahson · 200 replies · 10,702+ views
    Senate Banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNN’s Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer Wednesday that he was responsible for adding the bonus loophole into the stimulus package that permitted AIG and other companies that received bailout funds to pay bonuses.
  • CT-SEN Poll: Rob Simmons (R) 43, Chris Dodd (D) 42 (Christopher Dudd in Danger)

    03/10/2009 9:39:47 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 54 replies · 1,395+ views
    Redstate ^ | March 10th 2009 | Dan McLaughlin
    At the end of my tenure on this committee, I want it to be said that the safety and soundness of our financial institutions was not weakened on my watch -Chris Dodd, February 15, 2007 (H/T Ironman, who notes that the Dow has fallen nearly in half since that date). Senator Dodd has a lot to answer for and it looks like Connecticut voters are turning on him, as a new Quinnipiac poll out this morning shows he would narrowly trail moderate Republican former Congressman Rob Simmons 43-42 if the election were held today. (H/T) Simmons has been publicly mulling...