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  • Chris Evans To Lead All New Top Gear Line-Up

    06/16/2015 12:21:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6-15-2015 | Sky News
    Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to replace Jeremy Clarkson as the presenter of Top Gear, the BBC says. The broadcaster decided not to renew Clarkson's contract in March after it emerged he attacked a producer on the programme at a hotel in North Yorkshire. Evans will lead an all new line-up, the BBC said.
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • Nate Silver: Polls are failing us

    05/08/2015 11:42:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/8/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    Nate Silver fared terribly in Thursday's UK election: In his pre-election forecast, he gave 278 seats to Conservatives and 267 to Labour. Shortly after midnight, he was forecasting 272 seats for Conservatives and 271 for Labour. But when the sun rose in London on Friday, Conservatives had an expected 329 seats, against Labour's 233. The fault, Silver claimed, was with the polling: "It’s becoming increasingly clear that pre-election polls underestimated how well Conservatives would do and overestimated Labour’s result," the statistician guru wrote in the wee hours of the morning. (He also overestimated the Liberal Democrats' result by roughly 20...
  • Annie remake: casting of black lead provokes negative Twitter posts

    11/23/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · by BBell · 98 replies ^ | Sunday 9 March 2014
    Name: Annie. Age: 11. Appearance: Headstrong, smartass, black. Hold on a minute. Annie's not black. She's a little blonde Swiss girl who lives in the mountains. That's Heidi, you idiot. Annie's the little red-headed girl who looks like Sideshow Bob. But this new version of Annie doesn't look anything like Sideshow Bob. That's because in this remake she is being played by Oscar-nominated actor Quvenzhané Wallis.
  • Paul Ryan airs frustrations with GOP in new book (that no one is buying!)

    08/22/2014 8:15:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/19/14 | JOSHUA ROBERTS
    As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs. "This can't be the full measure of our party and our movement," Ryan writes of that moment in his new book, released Tuesday. "If it is, we're dead and the country is lost." Such moments of raw frustration pepper Ryan's "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," a book as much about his front-row seat as Republicans' favorite budget wonk as it is about his political future....
  • Amazon Book List: "Blood Feud" #9, Hillary's "Hard Choices" #15

    06/23/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Amazon.Com ^ | June 23, 2014
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  • Hillary's BS-packed Book #3 on Amazon, Topped by "Green Smoothie Cleanse" + "The Fault in Our Stars"

    06/13/2014 9:21:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Just took this screen shot at the Amazon site's  Bestseller list at Noon EST on Friday... heh But no real surprise- early signs of softness on the demand side include immediate, early discounts on Hillary's 'Hard Choices', a calculated, predictable re-invention of history intended to bury her scandals and warp her record as US Secretary of State during the first Obama term... More (that won't post here) at Reaganite Republican...
  • Hillary Clinton’s book selling well, but where’s the mad rush? (It's not selling well, it's a flop)

    06/12/2014 6:53:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/11/14 | JULIEANN MCKELLOGG
    If there was enthusiasm for the release of Hillary Clinton’s highly anticipated memoir, it was missing Tuesday at one D.C. bookstore. No one was lining up outside. No one was fighting over the last copy (there still are copies left!). And few seemed interested in reading anything beyond online reviews and summaries. Our PostTV team and opinion columnist Alexandra Petri ventured to Kramerbooks in the heart of D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, where they found that even Clinton supporters were not interested in buying the former secretary of state’s “Hard Choices.” Luckily for Clinton, book sales seem to tell a different...
  • NRSC Meet Mitt Romney

    06/02/2014 6:24:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 49 replies
    Friend, We wanted you to be the first to hear the news: as an NRSC supporter, you can now enter for your chance to meet with Governor Mitt Romney! And you could meet him as part of our latest contest. We’re going to fly one lucky supporter to Boston to meet Governor Romney. Travel expenses – lodging, airfare, and transportation – will be covered by us. We’re confident that Republicans across the country will be eager to take the chance to meet him. Best of all? You can add your entry with a donation of just $5 or more to...
  • Tickets to Hillary Speech On Sale, 66% Off ( Colorado )

    05/29/2014 7:18:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 29, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Clinton will be speaking at the 1STBANK Center next week in Broomfield, Colorado. But it appears event organizers are having a hard time selling out: tickets to the event have been put on sale, and are now selling for 66 percent cheaper than the original sale price. ... Tickets for the speech are now $59, instead of the original $175.
  • Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ book tour comes together (Only 4 dates scheduled so far!)

    05/26/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/22/14 | Aliyah Frumin
    Hillary Clinton is hitting the road—but not the campaign trail. The potential 2016 presidential candidate is lining up events promoting her memoir about her time as secretary of state. So far, only four cities have been announced and the events are being described as a “conversation” with Clinton. The book tour to discuss “Hard Choices” includes two stops in Canada – Toronto on June 16 and Edmonton on June 18 – and then one in Austin, Texas on June 20 and San Francisco, Calif. on June 25. The book comes out on June 10, and tickets range in price from...
  • What Hillary Clinton can learn from Elizabeth Warren's book tour (Poor presales for Hillary book)

    05/15/2014 9:06:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/28/14 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    When Hillary Clinton last promoted a book, Harry Potter was in his fifth year at Hogwarts and the Kindle didn’t yet exist. That was 11 years ago. Clinton’s first memoir, “Living History,” was a blockbuster that generated headlines and attention for well over a month. In the next few weeks, with the help of mega-lawyer Robert Barnett, Clinton aides including Philippe Reines will figure out how to handle the media and tour for her upcoming memoir, “Hard Choices.” As the rollout of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s book “A Fighting Chance” continues, some Clinton allies have kept an eye on Twitter and...
  • Hillary Clinton plugs memoir during Iran speech (New book flopping in pre-sales...)

    05/15/2014 6:11:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/14 | Geoff Earle
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly plugged her forthcoming memoir while carving out a tough stance on Iran — declaring that “no deal is better than a bad deal” with Tehran — in a speech Wednesday before an influential Jewish group. Taking the stage at the American Jewish Committee, Clinton referenced the many months she committed to “writing and rewriting” her book, set to come out next month. One feel-good excerpt already leaked around Mother’s Day. “It’s nice being out of my attic and being here in support of all of you,” she quipped. Clinton joked that the book...
  • Film Review: In ‘Noah,’ a hard rain

    03/27/2014 8:04:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/27/2014 | Ty Burr
    Most religious movies feel as if they’re made by a church committee, but every now and then a wild-eyed prophet wanders in and rattles the theater with brimstone. Regardless of your feelings about either movie, Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” qualifies and so does Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Now director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan,” “The Wrestler”) has ascended to the mountaintop and returned with the strangest, most visionary cinematic parable yet. “Noah” is equal parts ridiculous and magnificent, a showman’s folly and a madman’s epic. It elaborates on the Book of Genesis’s slender story of...
  • How Bad Is It? Even Ann Coulter Has Turned On Conservatives (FYI: Coulter's new book is sales flop)

    10/17/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 117 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/17/13 | Michelle Cottle
    -snip- On Monday, conservative provocateur Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity for a plug-her-latest-book sitdown, during which her host tossed out what he no doubt assumed would a typical conservative-colleagues-in-arms softball: “Establishment Republicans are at war with the Tea Party base, and I’m angry about it!” But Coulter slammed it, so to speak, to the opposite field, going on a tear against Newt Gingrich, Todd Akin, Mark Sanford, and Liz Cheney, whom she declared to be “hucksters, shysters, and people ripping off the Republican Party for their own self-aggrandizement, for their own egos, to make money.”
  • Sebelius promo event for ObamaCare in Pittsburgh flops as websites still fail

    10/11/2013 8:40:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Kathleen Sebelius came to Pittsburgh yesterday to team up with Steelers chairman Dan Rooney to promote the newly launched ObamaCare exchanges. Maybe she should have tried the Denver Broncos. The promotion flopped as badly as the Steelers in their first four weeks of the season, thanks to the $634 million website that can’t make a play: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had a front-row view of the problems plaguing the website that the government established to allow people to shop for health insurance under Obamacare. Sebelius and Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney were at an enrollment and education event...
  • A box office apocalypse? Brad Pitt's $400m World War Z could become the most expensive flop..

    05/23/2013 7:25:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2013 | Hanna Flint
    World War Z could be the most expensive flop in cinematic history. Brad Pitt's zombie action flick has been mired by negative publicity concerning rewrites, re-shoots and an inexperienced creative team that has caused the film's budget to increase from $170million to a reported $400million. Based upon Max Brooks's science fiction novel, the film now has the biggest budget ever recorded.
  • Research firm: PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops

    04/10/2013 3:37:19 PM PDT · by catnipman · 122 replies
    Google ^ | 4/10/2013 | PETER SVENSSON
    Microsoft's Windows 8 software appears to be driving buyers away from PCs and toward smartphones and tablets, research firm IDC said Wednesday. That's leading to the fastest drop in PC sales the firm has ever seen. Global shipments of PCs fell 14 percent in the first three months this year, IDC said. That's the sharpest plunge since the firm started tracking the industry in 1994. ...
  • Second North Korean missile launch would be unprecedented.

    11/28/2012 12:50:46 PM PST · by teflon9 · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27th, 2012 | Jennifer Rizzo
    While new satellite images show preparations for what is believed to be a coming long-range missile launch by North Korea, a second attempt in 2012 would be unprecedented, a top satellite image analyst told Security Clearance. There have been four launches of this scale since 1998, including a failed attempt in April of this year. A second launch in 2012 would be the first time North Korea has launched two systems of this class, their largest missile class, in less than three years. "The fact that they are now apparently preparing for a second launch in 2012 indicated that the...
  • Chicken lips are scarce Great gay kiss-off lays a gigantic egg

    08/04/2012 1:51:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-4-12 | Andrea Peyser
    hot make-out session. They were to blast anti-gay-marriage comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. But gays preferred staying home to watch “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Tumbleweeds could have rolled through the Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey yesterday as a symbol for the lack of stamina in the national kissing campaign. From Georgia to California, protests drew yawns, not saliva. Even in Atlanta, the home of Chick-fil-A, only two dozen kissers showed up. And there was a similar lack of necking in Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
  • Tel Aviv: Low Turnout, Fistfights at ‘Social Justice’ Rallies

    08/04/2012 1:53:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Organizers of two “social justice” protests in Tel Aviv were disappointed Saturday night when just thousands turned out for the rallies. The evening was also marred by violent fights as some participants in one rally, held in Kikar HaBima, fought with security personnel at the other, held at the Tel Aviv Museum. One even attempted to burst onto the stage and disturb the event. Those causing the disturbance were apparently angered by signs bearing the words, “There is a Future” – the name of a new political party started by journalist Yair Lapid. They accused the Tel Aviv Museum protest...
  • Krauthammer: State of the union flop

    01/29/2012 7:15:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Savannah Now ^ | 1/28/12 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Krauthammer: State of the union flopBy CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER January 28, 2012 - 12:24am Once upon a time, small ball was not Barack Obama’s game. Tuesday, it was the essence of his State of the Union address. The visionary of 2008 — purveyor of hope and change, healer of the earth, tamer of the rising seas — offered an hour of little things: tax-code tweaks to encourage this or that kind of behavior (manufacturing being the flavor of the day), little watchdog agencies to round up Wall Street miscreants and Chinese DVD pirates, even a presidential demand “that all students stay...
  • FLIP FLOP Romney..through the years!

    01/27/2012 2:03:17 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 1 replies
    you tube ^ | unknown | the romney videos
    Everything you wanted to know about Romney and the flip flops throughout the years..this man will say anything to become president. Watch his answers change from abortion,gays to Reagan...
  • Chevy Volt Gets "Worst Product" Award

    01/03/2012 10:28:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 3, 2012 | Mark Modica
    General Motors' much-hyped Chevy Volt has yet another distinction to add to its long list of commendations. We had all heard repeatedly about Motor Trends' Car of the Year award, Consumer Reports' recommendation and Jay Leno's love affair with the car, but the Volt now gets a less publicized, more deserved distinction from Yahoo Finance's 24/7 Wall Street site. The Volt has made the list of "The Worst Product Flops of 2011" and apologists for the vehicle are sure to, once again, attack the credibility of those issuing the opinion. The Obama Administrations' favorite car has had a rough...
  • Romney changes stance on Iraq invasion

    12/22/2011 8:23:38 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12-22-2011 | Byron York
    In an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" a few days ago, Mitt Romney was asked whether, given what we know today, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do. Romney wouldn't say. "Oh boy, that's a big question," Romney answered. "And going back and trying to say, given what we know now, what would we have done? Would we have invaded or not? At the time, we didn't have the knowledge that we have now." Romney mentioned intelligence before the war suggesting that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. After the war, U.S. and international...
  • HLN Confirms: Joy Behar Show Cancelled After Two Years

    11/17/2011 7:48:57 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 17, 2011
    After two years on HLN, Joy Behar’s talk show will be cancelled come the end of the year, the network announced Thursday. “I am very proud of the show that we created at HLN and I owe tremendous thanks to the show team who made it possible,” Behar said in a statement. The NY Daily News adds: HLN general manager Scot Safon said, “Joy and her team produced over 500 episodes of a show that featured news-making interviews, great conversation and plenty of humor. We thank Joy for the many memorable moments she gave the HLN audience.” The final episode...
  • Know anything about Romney, Looking for a few good men and women

    11/01/2011 11:15:46 AM PDT · by FastFacts · 5 replies
    The Daily Candidate ^ | October 28, 2011 | American Parchment
    NOVEMBER PROJECT: The Daily Candidate will be looking into Romney's alleged 'flip flops' - due to the demand, of our viewers, to look into them. Our board has decided to investigate these 'changes' in policy. To do so we need your help. We would like to put together a panel of viewers: 1 Republican Romney Suppporter, 1 Republican Opposed to Romney, 1 Independent Opposed to Romney, and 1 Democrat/Obama Supporter. We will be using this panel to discuss the policy changes Romney has and/or hasn't had. WE NEED YOUR HELP - Please email us if you are interested in joining...
  • Dept of Labor IG: Obama’s green-jobs training program a flop

    10/05/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    It's not as if we haven't already learned what a failure Barack Obama's green-tech stimulus has been in creating jobs. Solyndra collapsed with over a half-billion in taxpayer money out the door, wiping out a thousand jobs with it. After spending $17.2 billion of the $38.6 billion allocated for green-jobs stimulation, the programs have created a total of just over 3500 jobs, for a price tag of $4.85 million each. Now the Inspector General at the Department of Labor has recommended the shutdown of a green-jobs training program that has only placed 15% of its participants: A $500 million green...
  • Levi Johnston and Sarah Palin Book Debuts Bomb

    09/24/2011 12:31:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies ^ | September 23, 2011 | Andy Lewis
    Hard sales numbers will not be available for a week but the rankings on Amazon and Barnes & Noble provide a good indication of consumer interest. The Rogue is ranked in the fifties on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Deer in the Headlights is hovering in the seven hundreds on Amazon and in the two hundreds on Barnes & Noble.
  • Obama: Getting through Irene will be 'tough slog'

    08/27/2011 3:09:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama offered moral support Saturday to federal emergency management workers hunkered down for Hurricane Irene's weekend march up the East Coast and 14,000 active-duty and National Guard troops were put on standby for post-storm relief work. "Everybody here, you guys are doing a great job," Obama told dozens of workers on a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's command center. Fully activated and operating around the clock, the center helps coordinate the federal response to natural disasters.
  • Obama was against tapping the Strategic Oil Reserve before he was for it. (FAIL from 2008!)

    06/23/2011 11:41:41 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Obama Flip Flops on tapping Strategic Oil Reserve - FAIL « on: Today at 10:05:48 AM » Quote Modify Remove -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Obama flip flops on Strategic Petroleum Reserve posted at 2:50 pm on August 4, 2008 by Ed Morrissey Via Jim Geraghty, who caught this even while on vacation. In August 2005, Obama agreed with George Bush’s decision to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in order to buffer the economy from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. However, Obama warned that such actions should only take place in times of real emergency (emphases mine): I agree with the...
  • Trump in '07: Bush Should Talk to Ahmadinejad

    04/20/2011 9:26:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 4.20.11 @ 3:28PM | Aaron Goldstein
    Consider what Trump had to say about the Bush Administration's approach to Iran: "Maybe the President, instead of saying let's not even see this guy, maybe he should be negotiating with him, maybe he should be talking with him." Upon hearing that, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doucy asked Trump with regard to Ahmadinejad, "Do you think he's mentally stable?" Trump replied, "Who are you talking about? The President?"
  • Boring. Obama. Presser. Is. A. Flop.

    09/11/2010 5:46:24 AM PDT · by Son House · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 10, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Why... is... he... uh... talking... uh... this... way? He's even got a teleprompter in there and he's still talking like that. He's putting a period not at the end of every sentence, but at the end of every word. I'm talking about Obama and this abomination of a press conference. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny South Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yahoo. He said he wanted to close Guantanamo Bay sooner but we missed the deadline. We... missed... the... dead...line. This thing's been going on for over an hour, and......
  • Why Obama's New $50 Billion Infrastructure Stimulus Will Flop On Every Level

    09/06/2010 7:10:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/06/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    You can't call it a stimulus, but Obama has announced a new $50 billion infrastructure initiative. This is going to be a big "nothing" on two levels. First, we hate to say it, but $50 billion just isn't needle moving, especially when you consider that the initial stimulus was $700 billion, and critics who said it was too small were looking for at least another half-a-trillion (or about that). But beyond that, it won't work out politically. That's what Paul Krugman correctly pointed out in his latest piece. Because the initial efforts to stimulate the economy failed (Krugman says it's...
  • ‘Alice’ Wins the Box Office Weekend (Anti-American Green Zone loses)

    03/14/2010 2:35:29 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies · 1,074+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 14, 2010
    LOS ANGELES — Hollywood suffered its first major flop of the year over the weekend with the debut of the expensive Iraq thriller “Green Zone,” which sold an anemic $14.5 million in tickets at North American theaters. Despite playing in more than 3,000 theaters, “Green Zone,” starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum”), was a distant second to Walt Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.” That fantasy film was No. 1 for the second weekend in a row, with about $62 million in ticket sales for a new total of $208.6 million...Universal’s new leaders have pushed hard to...
  • Obama Poll Numbers Plummet Faster Than Carter's

    08/01/2009 3:11:28 PM PDT · by FromLori · 72 replies · 2,300+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 07/31/2009
    President Barack Obama's public approval rating has plummeted faster than President Jimmy Carter’s, reports RealClearPolitics in its review of Gallup polling. Carter first polled at a 66 percent approval rating, dipping to 54 percent by September. Meanwhile, Obama has already tumbled down to 52 percent approval rating at the end of July, according to the latest Gallup survey. The bottom line: Obama began his presidency at 68, hitting 69 the following day. That translates to a 16 point drop since day one. In less time than Carter, Obama has fallen more, concluded the RealClearPolitics review. By contrast, Richard Nixon was...
  • Cantor calls stimulus a 'flop' (Says need to provide more incentives for business to hire)

    07/12/2009 3:08:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 498+ views ^ | July 12, 2009 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) continued his assault on President Obama's stimulus package on Sunday, calling the economic legislation a "flop." Cantor, appearing on Fox News Sunday, said the $787 billion legislation is not working. In particular, he said small businesses aren't hiring. The Virginia Republican has been a leading critic of Obama and the stimulus package in the last week. He delivered the Republican weekly radio and internet address on Saturday, saying that Obama's economic policies aren't working. Obama has stepped up his defense of the stimulus and his economic policies. He dedicated his Saturday radio and internet...
  • Dirty Dozen Ugliest and Lamest Cell Phones

    05/07/2009 10:56:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,103+ views
    PC World ^ | 05/03/09 | Daniel Ionescu
    Dirty Dozen Ugliest and Lamest Cell Phones Ugly only begins to describe what is wrong with these cell phones. Some of them lack such phone basics as keypads and displays. Daniel Ionescu, PC World Sunday, May 03, 2009 10:00 PM PDT Twelve Cell Phones We Love to Hate Some cell phones really look great, but are impossible to use. Other cell phones have cool features, but are ugly ducklings. Then there are those rare mobile monstrosities that fail at both looks and usability. Some have pricing issues as well. Now to be fair, many cell phone makers fail when they...
  • Fox Likely Burned By "Watchmen" Super-Flop

    04/27/2009 8:44:49 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 39 replies · 1,603+ views
    businessinsider ^ | Apr. 21 | Hilary Lewis
    One upside to Watchmen flopping: Warner Bros. will likely be able to pay Fox a smaller portion of the film's revenues to resolve their rights dispute. Last January, Warner Bros. settled its legal dispute with Fox over who owned the rights to Watchmen by agreeing to pay Fox up to 8.5% of the film's proceeds. But now that the $150 million movie's only grossed $180 million worldwide, Warner will probably only owe Fox about 5% of the film's proceeds. Furthermore, it's likely any sequels or spinoffs, which Fox also would have gotten a cut of the profits from, are dead,...
  • APPETITE FOR SELF-DESTRUCTION:Guns N Roses $13 Million Dollar Democracy Flops Hard

    12/03/2008 9:58:41 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies · 950+ views
    Hits Daily Double ^ | 12-03-2008
    APPETITE FOR SELF-DESTRUCTION: I.B. BAD ON CHINESE DEMOCRACY IGA and Best Buy Faced an Uphill Fight in Their Efforts to Market GNR’s Album December 3, 2008 Many are expressing surprise that Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy sold only 255k in its first week as a Best Buy exclusive. But those who have closely analyzed the situation say that comparing GNR’s total with the 802k tallied by AC/DC in its Wal-Mart exclusive is like comparing apples and oranges, in that radically different circumstances surrounded the two projects. AC/DC outsold GNR by nearly 500k not because of any particular difference between the...
  • Voters pick Obama but local progressive agendas flop

    11/05/2008 9:07:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 903+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/5/08 | Virginie Montet
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Despite a landslide for Democrats in the White House race, Americans voted more conservatively on Tuesday in a myriad of referendums on banning gay marriage and abortion. Voters in some states rejected gay marriage rights and affirmative action and approved restrictions on adoption for unmarried couples. However, results were mixed as other referenda across the country -- some 35 states were asked to consider 153 ballot questions -- showed voters in favor of assisted suicide and against outright bans on abortion. In California, Florida, Arizona and Arkansas, voters rejected gay marriage. In Arkansas, they voted to prevent...
  • Barack and Forth

    09/13/2008 7:44:24 AM PDT · by publiusF27 · 16 replies · 234+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 17, 2008 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    Moments after voting to authorize the bill, the Democrat told the floor he had goofed. "I'd like to be recorded as a 'no' vote," he said, according to transcripts, adding that he had mistakenly voted in favor of the legislation. By claiming to have made an error, Obama's "intent" to vote against the measure was noted in the record. But his initial "yes" stood. Obama made six similar "mistakes" during his state Senate years, twice on hotly contested measures.
  • Romney's 'Flip, Flop, Flip' (Romney's Olympic Performance)

    08/22/2008 9:20:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 100 replies · 330+ views ^ | Dec 2007 |
    The "pro-choice" candidate for senator, and later governor, of Massachusetts is now the "pro-life" candidate for president of the United States. His record as governor is controversial, however. Interviewed by Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" last Sunday, Romney claimed that he took a "pro-life" position on "every piece of legislation" that came before him. But that is untrue, at least by his present definition of what constitutes "life." The Facts Romney announced his conversion to "pro-life" views in an editorial in the Boston Globe on July 25, 2005, the day after vetoing a bill expanding access to the so-called...
  • Obama says conditions to dictate final Iraq force

    07/26/2008 8:32:19 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 49 replies · 176+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:04pm EDT | None Posted
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said in an interview published on Saturday the size of a residual U.S. force left in Iraq after the withdrawal of combat troops would be "entirely conditions-based."
  • Obama: Words & Waffles

    06/27/2008 11:40:08 AM PDT · by opineapple · 9 replies · 95+ views
  • Play of the Day: McCain's Mom on Mormons

    03/26/2008 5:50:42 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 33 replies · 808+ views ^ | 11/9/07 | Philip Elliott
    Play of the Day: McCain's Mom on Mormons Nov 9 07:33 PM US/Eastern 103 Comments McCain’s Mother Goes After Romney and Mormons Related Stories Radar: McCain Clarifies Mom's Mormon Slam MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) - John McCain's 95-year-old mother, in a swipe at her son's rival Mitt Romney, said Friday that Mormons were to blame for the scandal that rocked the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. During an appearance on MSNBC, Roberta McCain laid out why her son, John, deserves to win the Republican presidential nomination. But in evaluating McCain's primary rivals, she criticized Romney's Mormon faith and his time in...
  • McCain Changes Story on Tax Cut Stance

    01/31/2008 1:47:07 PM PST · by paltz · 19 replies · 1,961+ views
    AP ^ | 1/31/08 | Libby Quaid
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican John McCain says he opposed President Bush's tax cuts because they didn't come with spending cuts. That is not what he said at the time. In a presidential debate on Wednesday, McCain said he voted against the Bush tax cuts because he wanted to rein in spending. "I disagreed when we had tax cuts without spending restraint," the Arizona senator said. The explanation fits with his history of railing against wasteful federal spending. But it does not fit with McCain's comments when he opposed the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. In 2001, McCain said...
  • Strange Whisper Before Romney Answer Perplexes Debate Viewers

    01/25/2008 11:07:20 PM PST · by pissant · 165 replies · 277+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/08 | staff
    Forget Dennis Kucinich’s claims about seeing UFOs. The new unsolved mystery of the campaign trail is the “whisper.” The blogosphere was abuzz Friday morning over an audible whisper that cut through the mix during the GOP presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., the night before. It’s unclear who it was, but the voice could be heard after moderator Tim Russert asked Mitt Romney whether, as a fan of Ronald Reagan, he would “do for Social Security what Ronald Reagan did in 1983.” Right before Romney answered, somebody seemed to whisper: “He raised taxes.” And then Romney responded, as if taking...
  • Photo puts Romney at Planned Parenthood event

    12/19/2007 4:15:07 AM PST · by NavVet · 37 replies · 183+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/18/07 | Dave Wedge
    A photograph of GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney at a 1994 Planned Parenthood fund-raiser has surfaced, once again raising questions about the former Bay State’s governor’s abortion flip-flopping. The picture, a copy of which was obtained by the Herald, shows Romney and his wife Ann at a house party fund-raiser in Scituate with Nicki Nichols Gamble, who was the president of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts at the time. Romney has already downplayed ties to Planned Parenthood after revelations that Ann Romney donated $150 to the group. Gamble said the pic was snapped at an event at GOP activist...
  • Landscaper: Romney Never Insisted Employees Be Legal

    12/06/2007 12:01:19 PM PST · by Leisler · 109 replies · 71+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 06, 2007 | staff
    The landscaper who Mitt Romney fired earlier this week for continuing to employ illegal immigrants says the termination boils down to little more than politics. The GOP presidential candidate cut ties with Ricardo Saenz, of Community Lawn Service in Chelsea, Mass., in anticipation of a Boston Globe article reporting that the company employed undocumented workers a year after the hiring practices were first revealed. Romney said he gave the company a second chance and that "the company's failure to comply with the law is disappointing and inexcusable." But Saenz told FOX25 in Boston that Romney did not demand that the...