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  • Pregnant Waitress Gets $900 Tip Just in Time for Christmas

    12/24/2016 9:27:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2016
    Christmas came early for an expectant waitress in Arizona when she was gifted a very generous tip. Sarah Clark, a server at the Pita Jungle in Phoenix, is nine months pregnant and her fiancé is scheduled to have knee surgery this week. On Saturday, a couple Clark had served before stopped by for a meal — and left her a $900 tip on top of the $61.30 bill. The server says she was over the moon with gratitude
  • ‘I’m from a different generation’: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, etc

    06/07/2014 7:13:32 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 97 replies
    Something Else Reviews ^ | May 21, 2014 | Something Else!
    <p>As Don Henley continues on what has been a well-received, but apparently endless, hits-packed reunion tour with the Eagles, he’s developed a laundry list of audience behaviors that get under his skin.</p> <p>That includes, but is not limited to, fans who stand up, fans who text, fans who take too many pictures and fans who post raw concert videos to YouTube.</p>
  • Ron Paul Considering 2012 Presidential Run in Another Third Party Campaign

    07/09/2010 5:49:12 AM PDT · by mnehring · 81 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. (ChattahBox) – Be prepared for more annoying copy/paste ‘Vote Ron Paul’ comments on every forum, message board, media site, and news source. Ron Paul has announced that he is official considering a 2012 run for president, CNN reports. The Texas Republican Rep. has run in the past, and he hasn’t gotten far. Though having a small group of extremely loyal supporters, most of which are Independent or Libertarian voters, he is unable to garner enough support for a GOP nomination. As for running on a third party docket, that has never gone well for any politician. It is doubtful...
  • (Gore) Vidal Kicks Up Dust Again (Bashes Hitchens, Heston; Avoids Israel)

    10/23/2009 1:56:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 21, 2009 | LLoyd Grove
    Trouble was on the agenda when the aging provocateur, infamous for his tough remarks on Israel, visited a Jewish cultural hub last night. But as Lloyd Grove reports, Vidal charmed the critics. There were moments at the 92nd Street Y Tuesday night when Gore Vidal was just a sweet old man, reminiscing. “What do you miss most about Ravello?” asked his literary executor, Middlebury College English professor Jay Parini, reading an audience question about the Amalfi Coast palazzo where Vidal had lived with Howard Austen, his companion of 53 years. “Hmmm, Howard, I suppose,” Vidal mused sadly—and the answer just...
  • Graham: Tainted GOP lost to Obama's positive view

    11/07/2008 7:05:59 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 2,417+ views
    AP via Google ^ | 2008-11-07 | Bruce Smith
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday the GOP lost the White House because the party was tainted by corruption, overspending and "sometimes came across as a bunch of grumpy old men." . . . . . "All we have to do is go back to the basics of fiscal conservatism, with a smile and come up with new ways to communicate with the younger voter," said Graham, who captured 58 percent of the vote in winning re-election against a little-known opponent.
  • Service Gap Irks Boomers

    12/20/2007 9:49:15 AM PST · by Cecily · 216 replies · 205+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 20, 2007 | Jeff Gammage
    If you're over 50, you've probably had this experience: You're standing at a checkout counter, ready to pay, and the twentysomething behind the register is talking on her cell phone. So you wait, and wait, and wait, and when the clerk finally finishes her conversation, she offers not an apology, but a grimace that suggests you've interrupted. Sound familiar? It has a name: the Service Gap. That's not a hip clothing store for soldiers. Or a new motto for the London subway system. It's business-speak to describe a phenomenon fueling plenty of holiday-shopping frustration: the difference in how baby boomers...
  • George Carlin attacks gambling in Vegas: Questions intelligence of tourists at MGM Grand

    12/12/2004 11:28:43 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 35 replies · 1,569+ views ^ | Monday, December 13, 2004
    Comedian George Carlin, 67, known for his shockingly obscene monologues got himself in trouble in Las Vegas recently – but not because of his filthy mouth. In the his last performance at the MGM Grand after four years before 700 paying customers, he reportedly said: "People who go to Las Vegas, you've got to question their f-----g intellect – traveling hundreds and thousands of miles to essentially give your money to a large corporation is kind of f-----g moronic. That's why what I'm always getting here is these kind of f-----g people with very limited intellects." But that's not the...
  • What's Eating Elton John?

    10/07/2004 8:38:48 AM PDT · by streetpreacher · 21 replies · 551+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, October 05, 2004 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    Singer Sir Elton John seems a little … cranky lately. Not only did he spew venom at pop icon Madonna (search) this week, even using the L word — “lip-synching” — he also recently called a gaggle of Taiwanese photographers “rude, vile pigs.” All this comes some months after the 57-year-old singer griped that the talent show "American Idol" (search) is racist. Is this any way for a "knight" and musical legend to act? It seems John can't "feel the love tonight” — or most nights in recent weeks, for that matter. Is the “Rocket Man” just ornery? Has the...
  • Is there a guide for all these acronyms?

    09/18/2004 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 100 replies · 1,607+ views
    My Ignorance | Today | Brainhose
    Please pardon my ignorance, but.... Even though I've been using the Net for over 12 years,I often find myself flummoxed by all the acronyms being used. Is there a good online dictionaryto help feeble old men such as myself.
  • Twins Travel With Bush to Iowa, Missouri

    07/20/2004 1:03:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 81 replies · 2,482+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue, Jul 20, 2004 | PETE YOST
    President Bush is squeezing in some campaigning before the political spotlight turns to next week's Democratic National Convention in Boston. Bush's twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, were to accompany him Tuesday. It's the first time they have made joint appearances with their dad on the campaign trail, although they each have traveled separately with him on other outings. The twins also will take part in an online chat Friday on Bush's re-election Web site. Bush flies to re-election rallies in Iowa and Missouri, toss-up states that he and Democratic rival John Kerry are fighting hard to win this year. Bush...
  • Carter calls Iraq war ‘serious mistake’ - Opinion Journal: "More Mush From the Wimp"

    12/02/2003 4:04:12 AM PST · by Stultis · 32 replies · 197+ views
    The State (S. Carolina) ^ | 25 November 2003 | CAROLYN CLICK
    Carter calls Iraq war ‘serious mistake’1,100 visit with former president at Richland library’s book signingBy CAROLYN CLICKStaff Writer Former President Jimmy Carter called the American invasion of Iraq one of the country’s worst foreign policy blunders, and predicted it may take a dozen years to bring stability and democracy to the region.“I was strongly against going in unilaterally,” said Carter, who was in Columbia on Monday to sign copies of his new Revolutionary War novel, “The Hornet’s Nest.”“I thought it was a serious mistake, maybe the worst mistake in foreign policy that our country’s made in many years. But now...