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  • Kim Jong-un loves CHEESE so much he's ballooned in size and walks with limp

    09/19/2014 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 44 replies
    mirror ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Jeremy Armstrong
    The tubby dictator has become hooked on Emmental - and appeared on TV with a swollen face and a limp at a recent ­ceremony in the capital Pyongyang. Portly despot Kim Jong-un is absolutely crackers – about Swiss cheese. The tubby North Korean dictator has become hooked on Emmental and has gorged on so much that he has ballooned in size and is now walking with a limp. The 31-year-old fell in love with the holey treat when he was a student in Switzerland. He now imports it for his own consumption, while millions of his citizens starve. A gloomy...
  • Michael Moore: “ObamaCare is Awful,” Yet “A Godsend”

    01/02/2014 9:22:26 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/2/14 | Aurelius
    Michael Moore, the habitual liar, has taken to the New York Times to declare that "Obamacare is awful," yet also a "godsend." Writing an article in the NYT, entitled “The Obamacare we deserve," Moore denounced the President’s signature legislation, then encouraged it. The law’s awfulness is the Left’s “dirty little secret,” Moore says. He continued that, instead of righteously blaming “corporations” for much of the problems, Democrats instead over-promised and under-delivered. Eventually, Moore reveals the law’s “fatal flaw:” I believe Obamacare’s rocky start — clueless planning, a lousy website, insurance companies raising rates, and the president’s telling people they could...
  • Oprah Cries Racism Following Bad Customer Service (at Hermes)

    08/07/2013 4:13:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 6 Aug 2013 | by William Bigelow
    Oprah Winfrey's conception of what constitutes racism is strangely egocentric. An assistant at a designer store in Switzerland did not recognize her and ignored her, so Winfrey assumed with her worldwide fame the incident reflected a racist attitude from the clerk. Winfrey related the incident when she spoke to Entertainment Tonight about Paula Deen's recent loss of work following her admission that she had used the N-word. Winfrey said of Deen, whose home she had stayed at when she interviewed her for Oprah's Next Chapter show, "In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided...
  • Michelle O’s L.A. school lunch menu: potato-chive waffles and a ‘black bean mountain’

    08/06/2013 4:04:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | August 5, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    LOS ANGELES – When Los Angeles school lunch bureaucrats realized their new menu of sushi and broccoli and beef with brown rice was roundly rejected by students last year, their attitude was try, try again. black bean mountainThis school year, they’ll be offering what they think are more tantalizing dishes such as taco salad and chicken and waffles. But the L.A. Daily News reports it will be potato and chive waffles with no sugar added, to stay in compliance with new federal lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Students will also be dining on a “black bean mountain”...
  • Michelle Obama turns to hip-hop to promote childhood obesity campaign

    08/06/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/06/13 | Adrienne Green
    Michelle Obama is adding another fun element to her healthy kids campaign that seeks to tackle the issue of childhood obesity. Like her husband, the first lady has turned to hip-hop to demonstrate a point. She is distributing a hip-hop album complete with 10 music videos and 19 tracks to support her “Let’s Move!” nutrition program. Obama is partnering with Hip-Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America to release then Songs for a Healthier America album on September 30th.
  • (Pontifex Maximus ... NOT!) Kim Jong Un Building 'Mini World' with Replica Big Ben & Eiffel Tower

    04/29/2013 6:53:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2013 | THE SUN
    Kim Jong Un building 'mini world' with replica Big Ben and Eiffel Tower Chubby tyrant Kim Jong Un is building a “miniature world” in North Korea – with a replica of London's Big Ben at its heart. The dictator is set to open the theme park in capital Pyongyang – and has included the iconic clock tower. The new attraction, which opens this year, will also boast a copy of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The secretive state famously doesn’t allow its citizens to leave the country – so it appears Jong Un has decided to bring the world to his people....
  • Despite Sequester, Feds Spend Over $1.5 Million to Study Lesbian Obesity

    03/12/2013 7:34:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Despite sequester, feds spend over $1.5 million to study lesbian obesity Over the last two years, the National Institutes of Health have awarded Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston over $1.5 million to learn why nearly three-quarters of lesbians are overweight, Todd Starnes reported Tuesday. According to the NIH, gay males do not suffer from obesity as much as lesbians, and the government wants to know why, calling the disparity an issue of “high public-health significance." "It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight...
  • CA Mayor Charged for Drunken Fit Over Milkshake, Report Says (Mayor Says ...'Shake Cost Too Much')

    02/08/2013 7:37:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Calif. mayor charged for drunken fit over milkshake, report says (CBS) ATWATER, Calif. - Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake, CBS Sacramento reports. According to the station, witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7 for a banana milkshake, he started cursing and nearly got into a fight. "He was just throwing the f-bombs and pretty much everything else," Liliana Gracian, an employee of Fosters Freeze, a fast-food chain, told the station. Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra...
  • Study: Facebook Could Cause Obesity

    12/24/2012 2:13:37 PM PST · by crosshairs · 10 replies
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - Researchers at Columbia University have learned that using Facebook may be tied to obesity, due to the negative eating habits that could result from frequent visitation of social networking sites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, obesity is a problem for approximately 35 percent of all American adults – a number that is reportedly rising with each passing year. The study, led by Keith Wilcox, Ph.D., surveyed almost 500 people about their Internet use, specifically as it pertained to Facebook, Men’s Health is reporting. Of the 470 participants asked, those who...
  • Chris Christie: Romney's 'Gifts' Comments 'Divisive'

    11/16/2012 12:32:51 PM PST · by Arthurio · 89 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday added his name to a growing list of Republicans who are rebuking Mitt Romney over his “gifts” comments. “You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive,” said Christie on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when asked if he agreed with fellow Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who was one of the first to criticize the former GOP nominee over the comments. In a conference call with donors Wednesday, Romney said that minorities and young people voted for Obama because he offered them “gifts.” Said Christie: “You have to...
  • Christie praised Hamas-linked cleric at July 24 dinner

    08/07/2012 3:14:00 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/07/2012 | Neil Munro
    Photo: AP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie likely took himself out of the Republican vice presidential race two weeks ago when he publicly described a terrorist-linked Muslim cleric as his “friend.”The embrace of an embattled Muslim cleric is a veepstakes disqualifying factor for GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s team, partly because Republicans are trying to step up their outreach to communities of Jewish voters in the crucial swing state of Florida.Christie is not regarded as a leading candidate for the running mate slot, although some GOP advocates including Bill Kristol have touted his prospects.Romney is expected to announce his choice soon,...
  • Inside the [alleged] Secret Service's hooker hot spot

    04/16/2012 3:22:23 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 58 replies
    It was in this one-story, windowless, brick building with a cheesy neon sign on top that 11 Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President ended up embarrassing their country all for a little fun and flesh, local sources told the Daily News. Drinking beers and whisky that range in price from 40,000 to 150,000 pesos ($24 to $84) for bottle service, the agents had their pick of young girls with long, black and brown hair and lots of makeup. “The gringos got rowdy at the bar. They drank fine whisky and slept with the prettiest ones, the ones that...
  • Sinead O'Connor Seeks "Sweet, Sex-Starved Man" Online

    09/01/2011 9:49:13 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    TV Guide Online ^ | 8/30/11 | Joyce Eng
    Sinead O'Connor is "in desperate need of a very sweet sex-starved man" and she wants everyone to know it. The Irish singer has taken to her blog and Twitter to snare a potential suitor and to lament the current lack of romance in her life. "My sh---uation sexually/affectionately speaking is so dire that inanimate objects are starting to look good as are inappropriate and/or unavailable men and/or inappropriate and/or unavailable fruits and vegetables. I tell you yams are looking like the winners," she writes. "Needless to say what I do for a living makes it hard for me to find...
  • Universal health care and gun control caused the holocaust Episode 2: Babi Yar

    08/12/2011 1:41:26 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter (denverlibertarian)
    Part 2 of a new series on how universal healthcare and guncontrol, two of liberalism's virtues lead to the slaughter of millions in the holocaust. In this episode you will learn about the first ever million mom march in Babi Yar in 1942 Ukraine. The march that was made possible by disarmament and as you'll see in the following episode, universal healthcare. Also staring Rosie O'Hitler
  • Clinton Finally Expresses ‘Support’ for Saudi Women Drivers

    06/22/2011 7:56:18 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/22/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has championed women’s rights from Azerbaijan to Zambia, it took her weeks to respond to an appeal to publicly support a campaign by Saudi women to be permitted to drive. Even then, her comments on Tuesday came not of her own initiative, but in response to a question at a press availability – and after Saudi women activists and journalists had questioned her public silence on the subject. In her answer, Clinton signaled once again the Obama administration’s sensitivity about the U.S. being seen to be preaching change to a non-Western culture...
  • Liberals on Tax Day: 'Make the Wealthy Pay' [Liberals, including film-maker Michael Moore, complain]

    04/18/2011 8:07:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Liberals on Tax Day: 'Make the Wealthy Pay' Monday, April 18, 2011 By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) - America is not broke, liberal activists say. The problem is that many corporations and millionaires are not paying their "fair share" of taxes. Supporters of MoveOn.Org have organized more than 300 gatherings around the nation on Monday to demand higher taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans who are "raking it in and continue to get tax break after tax break." Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported on Monday that while wealthy Americans pay less tax than they did a couple of decades ago, 45...
  • Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate

    04/16/2011 3:23:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate By Ben Geman - 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have “paralyzed” governments. Gore – who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement – was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students. “It’s true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy...
  • Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law -- The One Signed by Janet Napolitano

    12/09/2010 5:58:26 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2010 | Penny Star
    (CNSNews.com) – Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer came to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear arguments on an Arizona immigration law signed in 2007 by then-Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, a Democrat. Both governors signed laws that the Obama administration opposes. Napolitano is now part of the Obama administration, serving as Homeland Security Secretary. The law signed by Napolitano in 2007 (HB 2745) sanctions employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens, and it also requires employers doing business with the state of Arizona to use the federal government’s E-Verify database to confirm the legal status of workers. Napolitano called the...
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon" (2,000-CALORIE milkshake dubbed the worst drink in the US)

    05/26/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 935+ views
    The Sun ^ | 26 May 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon' A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said...
  • Rosie O'Donnell and "Wife" headed for divorce

    10/21/2009 7:48:19 AM PDT · by meandog · 101 replies · 4,636+ views
    Us Magazine ^ | 10.21.09
    Rosie O'Donnell has confirmed that she and longtime girlfriend Kelli Carpenter are on the rocks. In a new interview with USA Today, she says, "We're a family. We will remain a family forever. And we are working on our issues." The 47-year-old O'Donnell -- who has been suggesting a split on her blog -- wouldn't confirm a National Enquirer report that Carpenter, 42, has moved out of their Nyack, NY, home and into Manhattan. (USA Today notes that Carpenter was not at the house during the interview.) Meet Rosie O'Donnell and other stars' surprise BFFs "We're a family, we remain...
  • Michael Moore on Capitalism: 'Anti-Christian,' 'Anti-American' System

    09/22/2009 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 914+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 22, 2009 | MELINDA ARONS and LAUREN SHER
    "Anti-Jesus." "Anti-American." "Anti-democracy." That's not a conservative pundit blasting communism or socialism. It's filmmaker Michael Moore talking about the target of his latest film: capitalism. In "Capitalism: A Love Story," Moore takes aim at corporate America and Wall Street, for what he says amounts to robbing the American taxpayers and promoting a culture of greed. He profiles several stories of economic hardship, from the now familiar tale of a family forced out of their home by the mortgage crisis, to more shocking anecdotes about families who discover the corporations their deceased loved ones worked for made money off their employees'...
  • Hillary's Dark Side

    08/14/2009 8:17:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 34 replies · 1,525+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8/14/2009 | Ken Blackwell
    In the days of colonialism, they called Africa the dark continent. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought her own version of darkness to her African tour. She was in Congo hosting a town meeting. One of the African questioners -- through a translator -- asked what "Mr. Clinton" thought of China's forays into African investments. "You want to know what my husband thinks? Bill Clinton is not the Secretary of State. I'll tell you what I think. I won't be channeling for my husband," Hilllary snapped. It was a waspish performance. Her body English needed no translation. She was more...
  • Ohio killer: Weight gain isn't to avoid execution

    09/17/2008 5:04:51 AM PDT · by Abathar · 16 replies · 388+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 09/17/08 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A double murderer scheduled to be executed next month in Ohio said Tuesday he has not deliberately gained weight to rule out his death by lethal injection. Instead, Richard Cooey said in a death row interview that his execution cannot be carried out humanely under current state procedures because his veins are hard to reach. "Vein access was an issue even when I was back in the service," Cooey, 41, said in an hour-long interview with the Associated Press at the Ohio State Penitentiary. Cooey, 5-foot, 7 inches tall and 267 pounds, said he has gained perhaps...
  • Hefty Anti-War Protester Asks For More Food!

    09/02/2008 7:23:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 54 replies · 370+ views
    I made a fun little video of a screaming anti-war protester yesterday. This woman originally says she's there to stop the war. But then continually says she's running out of food. Then she starts screaming.. and her blabbering rivals anything Ted Kennedy's ever said. "We are going hungry!!!!"
  • Will Ted Kennedy confess? (about Chappaquiddick)

    12/01/2007 8:08:36 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 51 replies · 290+ views
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 12/1/07 | Anton Antonowicz
    To this day, only one person truly knows what happened on a lonely Massachusetts bridge on the night of July 18, 1969. Sometime that evening, a car driven by US senator Ted Kennedy plunged into the icy water below. While the politician survived, his passenger, a 28-year-old aide, was not so lucky. Mary Jo Kopechne died on the road from Chappaquiddick that Friday night. In the ensuing scandal, the presidential hopes of the last of the Kennedy brothers were destroyed. Now the senator has signed a £4million deal to write his memoirs, due out in 2010, raising hopes he is...
  • New Zealand Denies Immigration to U.K. Wife Because She's Too Fat (Socialized Healthcare)

    11/18/2007 5:47:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 972+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2007 | SIMON CABLE
    New Zealand Denies Immigration to U.K. Wife Because She's Too Fat Saturday, November 17, 2007 NEW YORK — New Zealand immigration officials are keeping a U.K. wife from joining her husband "down under" because they say she is too fat, the Daily Mail reports. Click here to read the full report in the Daily Mail. British citizens Rowan Trezise, 33, and Richie Trezise, 35, are living apart as she tries desperately to shed the pounds needed to comply with New Zealand guidelines that immigrants maintain a healthy BMI, or body mass index. BMI is a weight-height ratio that estimates percentage...
  • The madness of feeding this ravenous NHS (UK's National Health Service)

    10/12/2007 1:43:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 494+ views
    The Times of London ^ | October 11, 2007 | Camilla Cavendish
    Whatever you made of the Chancellor’s various sleights of hand on Tuesday, lurking beneath his Budget plans was one inescapable fact. The hungry maw of the NHS is swallowing more and more resources, at the expense of virtually everything else. The defence budget is at its lowest since 1930, despite our dwindling troops being dotted across three continents. Prison overcrowding is at such record levels that Jack Straw will have to release even more inmates early in a few weeks’ time. But the health service marches relentlessly on, having hoovered up two thirds of the increase in public spending in...
  • PETA To Al Gore: Become A Vegetarian and Save The World

    08/29/2007 4:57:29 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 514+ views
    Ecorazzi ^ | 8/29/07
    In light of recent accusations against Al Gore that he’s not doing enough to “walk the walk”, PETA has a suggestion that could help with that issue: Go vegetarian. The animal right’s group recently sent a letter to the former Vice President encouraging him to drop meat and help curb emissions generated by the livestock industry. From the release, “The effect that our meat addiction is having on the climate is truly staggering. In fact, in its recent report “Livestock’s Long Shadow—Environmental Issues and Options,” the United Nations determined that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all...
  • Why fatties say everyone's to blame but themselves

    08/22/2007 12:31:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies · 2,441+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2007 | Daniel Martin
    Being unhappy. Being happy. Friends who eat like a horse and never put on weight. Childhood admonishments to think of the starving in Africa. These are some of the reasons the overweight give to explain their size because they are too ashamed to admit they simply eat too much, according to a study. Researchers found there is such a stigma attached to being overweight that over-eaters are desperate to find something - or someone - else to blame. The findings mirror comments by Hamish Meldrum, the head of the British Medical Association, who said patients were increasingly seeking weight-loss pills...
  • Al Gore Has Chinese American Son

    08/03/2007 9:36:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 59 replies · 2,277+ views
    AsianWeek.com ^ | 8/3/07 | Yin-Yang with Lisa Lee
    AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Al Gore’s youngest daughter, Sarah, doesn’t do the red carpet much — but the UCSF medical student recently walked down a different colored aisle, after bringing a cute Chinese American businessman home to mum and dad. Sarah met Bill Lee, a 36-year-old businessman, while visiting Los Angeles, and it must’ve been love at first sight because news of their engagement was a flutter ‘round the magical month of June. Meanwhile, Bill’s sibs and cousins will suffer future family get-togethers trying to top his foray into the new court.
  • Al Gore's son pleads guilty to drug charges

    07/30/2007 7:42:53 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 3,070+ views
    Al Gore III agrees to enter a nine-month drug treatment program after pleading guilty to prescription drug and marijuana possession charges in Orange County. LAGUNA NIGUEL -- The son of former Vice President Al Gore pleaded guilty today to felony and misdemeanor drug possession charges stemming from his arrest in Orange County after he was caught driving more than 100 mph in a Toyota Prius. Albert Arnold Gore III entered his plea to prescription drug and marijuana possession charges before Orange County Superior Court Judge Pamela Iles. Gore agreed to enter a nine-month drug treatment program, which he must complete...
  • Moore: I've Been Served (served with a subpoena by the feds)

    07/30/2007 6:03:08 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 18 replies · 1,427+ views
    Eonline ^ | Sun, 29 Jul 2007 | Josh Grossberg
    Maybe Michael Moore isn't paranoid, because it sure seems like the government really is out to get him. The firebrand filmmaker says he has been served with a subpoena by the federal government for a trip to Cuba for his hit healthcare documentary, Sicko. The Treasury Department confirmed two months ago that it was probing Moore's visit to Cuba, during which he was accompanied by some ailing 9-11 rescue workers. Appearing Thursday on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Oscar winner said that he had just learned backstage that he had been served with an order compelling him to...
  • Cuba enjoys publicity from Moore's "SiCKO"

    07/18/2007 12:12:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 580+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 16, 2007 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA - Michael Moore's new documentary film "SiCKO" has given Cuba's free health system its best publicity since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, a Cuban doctor who hosted the filmmaker's visit said on Monday. Moore took eight Americans sickened after volunteering for the September 11, 2001, rescue efforts for free treatment in Cuba in March in order to extol the Communist state's universal care in his film, which attacks the U.S. health system for being driven by profits and leaving millions uninsured. "SiCKO" has stirred heated debate in the United States since opening in June due to its scathing indictment of...
  • The Trouble With Mike (Michael Moore)

    07/15/2007 9:42:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 948+ views
    We were almost finished editing Citizen Black, our documentary on press baron and former Fairfax owner Conrad Black, convicted at the weekend of business fraud, when my husband and directing partner, Rick Caine, asked me: "What should we do next?" Having just made a film about a conservative, we wanted to rinse our palate and take a look at someone who shared our leftist ideals. Then it hit us: what about Michael Moore? We like his films, we like what he stands for and we loved his Oscar speech. He has long had a soft spot for us Canadians: as...
  • Viewers don't warm up to 'Live Earth' coverage(last in ratings)

    07/09/2007 4:49:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1,056+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/9/07 | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK -- NBC's three-hour primetime "Live Earth" special, which included highlights from Saturday's global concerts, failed to generate much enthusiasm in the ratings. The estimated 2.7 million viewers was slightly under the 3 million viewers NBC has averaged on Saturday nights in the summer with repeats and the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs on what is already the least-popular night of television. It also performed below the Live 8 concert two years ago, according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Nielsen Media Research. The three-hour concert special from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., drew a 0.9 rating/3 share in...
  • Live Earth branded a foul-mouthed flop

    07/08/2007 7:58:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 100 replies · 4,610+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/8/07 | TAHIRA YAQOOB
    Live Earth has been branded a foul-mouthed flop. Organisers of the global music concert - punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers - had predicted massive viewing figures. But BBC's live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000. In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7million. And the peak audience, which came when Madonna sang at Wembley, was a dismal 4.5million. Three times as many viewers saw the Princess Diana tribute on the same channel six days before. Two years ago, Live 8 drew a peak television audience...
  • Letter about Leaked Internal Memo, distributed by Michael Moore

    07/07/2007 10:23:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,488+ views
    MichaelMoore.com ^ | July 6th, 2007 | Michael Moore
    July 6th, 2007 Friends, An employee who works at Capital BlueCross has sent us a confidential memo written and circulated by its Vice President of Corporate Communications, Barclay Fitzpatrick. His job, it seems, was to go and watch "Sicko," observe the audience's reaction, and then suggest a plan of action for how to deal with the movie. The memo, which I am releasing publicly in this email, is a fascinating look at how one health care company views "Sicko" -- and what it fears its larger impact will be on the public. The industry's only hope, the memo seems to...
  • Health advice? From Michael Moore?

    07/06/2007 10:23:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,009+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Joseph Farah
    No, I have not seen "Sicko." Nor do I intend to see Michael Moore's latest agitprop. Why would anyone seek health advice from this man? Would you go to Dr. Kevorkian to treat your depression? I don't think so. Would you see Jabba the Hut for diet tips? I don't think so. Would you ask Paris Hilton to explain the Pythagorean Theorem? I don't think so. So, explain to me, why is America turning to Michael Moore for health advice? Not only is he not the picture of health, he is also a congenital liar. Lying about America is what...
  • Orange County prosecutors have until Aug. 1 to charge Al Gore's son

    07/05/2007 6:37:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 37 replies · 1,238+ views
    KSBY.com ^ | 7/5/07
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County prosecutors say they have until August first to decide whether to file charges against Al Gore's son following his arrest on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs. A sheriff's spokesman says Al Gore the Third was driving about 100 miles per hour on the San Diego Freeway early Wednesday when he was pulled over. Sheriff's deputies say they found a small amount of marijuana plus Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, in his Toyota Prius. Sheriff's officials say the 24-year-old Gore did not have a...
  • Al Gore's son bailed out with $20,000 cash

    07/04/2007 5:48:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 210 replies · 6,510+ views
    OC Register ^ | 7/4/07 | Marla Jo Fisher
    <p>LAGUNA NIGUEL – Al Gore's son was released from the Orange County Jail at 2 p.m. today, after a young man and woman posted his $20,000 bail in cash, sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.</p> <p>"Some people were saying it was his sister, but I don't know if that's true," Amormino said.</p>
  • Court suspends Live Earth Rio concert (sucks to be Al Gore today)

    07/04/2007 10:34:07 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 1,292+ views
    CBC ^ | 7/4/07
    Brazil is in danger of losing its Live Earth concert this Saturday, after local authorities obtained a court injunction suspending the show over security concerns. Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach had been scheduled to host the only free Live Earth concert on Saturday, joining other official shows in cities like London, Shanghai and Johannesburg. Lenny Kravitz, Macy Gray and Jorge Ben Jor are among the performers slated for the Copacabana show, which organizers had expected to attract about one million concertgoers. The Rio state prosecutor's office announced on Wednesday that it had obtained the injunction suspending the climate change...
  • PETA blasts Michael Moore for eating meat

    06/26/2007 12:48:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,782+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 26, 2007 | Jeannette Walls
    PETA has a message for Michael Moore: You’re the Sicko. The animal-rights group is blasting the filmmaker as a hypocrite for criticizing the U.S. healthcare system in his new documentary, “Sicko,” because they say he’s in such poor health himself. “There’s an elephant in the room, and it is you,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote in a letter to Moore. Newkirk urged the rotund Moore to become a vegetarian, which many nutritionists say is a good way to lose weight, and visit PETA’s Web site GoVeg.com for veggie recipes. Writes Newkirk: “As they say at Nike (sorry!): ‘Just do it.”
  • The mayhem of Michael Moore’s movie [Sicko]premiere (Helen Thomas, Kucinich, & other moonbats)

    06/22/2007 1:30:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2007 | Betsy Rothstein
    It was about 6:30 p.m. when Helen Thomas, the first recognizable face of the evening, showed up to the red carpet for the premiere of Michael Moore’s new documentary, “SiCKO.” She looked stylish in a black pantsuit and a large double strand of pearls. Was she excited to attend? “I hope so,” she replied. “How do I get in?” She was understandably confused. The long line of photographers, reporters, TV crews and clumps of screaming, chanting protesters made it difficult for moviegoers like Thomas to figure out how to maneuver themselves into the Uptown Theater on Wednesday night in Cleveland...
  • Moore expects "onslaught" to follow "SiCKO" release

    06/18/2007 6:51:17 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 1,040+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/16/07
    Michael Moore thinks he has made an even-handed movie about health care that should appeal to the civic-mindedness and decency of all Americans. And now he's bracing for the hate mail. The gadfly director, who spoke to reporters at an unusual northern Michigan premiere for his documentary "SiCKO," said he expected the U.S. pharmaceutical and insurance industries to go on the offensive against his call for a sweeping overhaul that would give the United States a national health care system. "I am anticipating the onslaught of attack," Moore said. But he added: "My hope in this film was to reach...
  • Filmmaker's Lawyer Claims Discrimination [Feds Investigating Fatso]

    06/11/2007 3:10:09 PM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 568+ views
    SFGate ^ | June 11, 2007 | David Germain
    Michael Moore's attorney said Monday that the filmmaker's criticism of the Bush administration may have prompted a federal investigation into his trip to Cuba for the upcoming health-care documentary, "Sicko." In a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, attorney David Boies noted that Moore has been a critic of President Bush in his books and films, which include 2004's "Fahrenheit 9/11," a harsh indictment of White House actions regarding the Sept. 11 attacks. "For this reason, I am concerned that Mr. Moore has been selected for discriminatory treatment by your office,"
  • [Michael "Fatso from Flint"]Moore film attacks U.S. health care

    05/20/2007 4:57:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,030+ views
    al Reuters ^ | May 19, 2007 | Mike Collett-White
    CANNES, France (Reuters) - Director Michael Moore says the U.S. health care system is driven by greed in his new documentary "SiCKO", and asks of Americans in general, "Where is our soul?" He also said he could go to jail for taking a group of volunteers suffering ill health after helping in the September 11, 2001 rescue efforts on an unauthorized trip to Cuba, where they received exemplary treatment at virtually no cost. The controversial film maker is back in Cannes, where he won the film festival's highest honor in 2004 with his anti-Bush polemic "Fahrenheit 9/11". In "SiCKO" he...
  • Gore still has his eye on the Oval Office

    05/19/2007 8:41:07 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 783+ views
    Telegraph.com ^ | 5/20/07 | Tim Shipman
    Al Gore has given his strongest indication to date that he is contemplating a new run for the White House. The former vice-president, who received more votes nationwide than George W Bush in the 2000 election, pointedly refused to rule himself out and said that circumstances could emerge that would make him challenge Senator Hillary Clinton for the Democrat nomination. Mr Gore, who won an Oscar earlier this year for his climate change film An Inconvenient Truth, told the New York Times Magazine that he would be a better candidate than he was seven years ago. He said he would...
  • Undeclared Thompson bests debate field on YouTube

    05/17/2007 11:56:17 AM PDT · by Politicalmom · 37 replies · 1,482+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | May 17, 2007 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    If you’re Fred Thompson, you’ve got to be encouraged about jumping into the race. In the wake of Tuesday’s debate among Republican presidential candidates, it was the former Tennessee senator who topped the field in YouTube views — and he wasn’t even participating. Online intelligence firm New Media Strategies measured which candidate got the biggest YouTube bump from the May 15 debate in South Carolina. It also counted the number of viewers of Thompson’s video responding to Michael Moore, which was viewed online concurrently with the GOP debate. As of Wednesday afternoon, Thompson’s video, in which he suggests that Moore...
  • Michael Moore and Fred Thompson in the battle of Cuba

    05/16/2007 12:56:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,827+ views
    Kerala (India) ^ | May 16, 2007
    US filmmaker Michael Moore has challenged Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson for a debate over health care issues. Both of them have been taking a dig at each other ever since Thompson wrote in the National Review on May 2, an article on the Treasury Department's investigation into whether Moore violated the US trade embargo against Cuba by seeking free treatment for 9/11 responders there. Moore has now blasted Thompson in a letter over his fondness for Cuban-made Montecristo cigars. "While I will leave it up to the conservatives to debate your hypocrisy and the Treasury Department to determine whether...
  • Rachael Ray launches charity and teams with Bill Clinton to get kids eating healthier

    04/26/2007 8:50:55 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 165 replies · 5,763+ views
    NCTimes.com ^ | 4/26/07 | J.M. Hirsch
    Having mastered the 30-minute meal and daytime television, Rachael Ray is on to her next challenge -- childhood obesity. With help from former President Bill Clinton, the celebrity chef known for cutesy phrases and a fast, freewheeling cooking style this week is launching a charitable group that aims to help children eat healthier at home and in school. Ray says The Yum-o! Organization (the name is drawn from one of her signature phrases) will work with schools to improve cafeteria food, create scholarships, educate parents about healthy eating and help fund charitable groups that feed needy children. The school food...