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  • ALEC BALDWIN THREATENS TO QUIT SHOWBIZ

    11/17/2013 5:59:27 AM PST · by bestintxas · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/13 | L o'connor
    In a post under his blog byline at The Huffington Post, actor and MSNBC host Alec Baldwin suggests that he would quit show business for the sake of his family: "I am concerned for my family. In Bloomberg's New York, forty or fifty paparazzi are allowed to block streets, inconvenience homeowners, workers and shoppers, and make life miserable for my neighbors. Photographers have tripped and fallen on babies in strollers on my block. They have nearly struck my wife in the face with microphones. They provoke me, daily, by getting dangerously close to me with their cameras as weapons, hoping...
  • Obama Administration Promises Corruption Free Chicago Olympics

    09/19/2009 6:49:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 2,513+ views
    Saturday, September 19, 2009 | Kristinn
    With the decision by International Olympic Committee coming up on October 2nd to award the 2016 Summer Olympics to a host city, the Obama administration is pouring on the charm to bring the games to the president's current hometown, Chicago.Obama appointed his political confidante and White House official Valerie Jarrett to head up his administration's efforts to aid Chicago's bid.In an interview with Around the Rings as reported by the Chicago Tribune, Jarrett has promised 'Chicago could deliver games on time, on budget and free of corruption. She said in the interview that she was "very confident" that would happen...
  • Death Knell for 'Mainstream' Journalism

    06/23/2009 2:31:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 774+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2009 | Gary Larson
    Print journalism today, and by that I mean daily newspapers, stands at a bloody crossroads. Those who practice it must come to grips with realities, such as all the whys behind the decline in their readership, thus circulation and advertising revenue, and by all means, not continue to espouse personal agendas, or show slavish favoritism to their ideological pals. Yes, it's a crackpot theory, I realize, that the prime function of journalism is to inform the public impartially without fear or favor. Color me naive. Casting that delusion aside, journalism, particularly today's dailies, suffers from life-threatening credibility issues amidst plummeting...
  • Schwarzenegger promises big budget cuts

    05/20/2009 10:30:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 1,727+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/20/9 | Rob Hotakainen - McClatchy Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON -- Saying California voters delivered a message to "go all out" in cutting government spending, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today promised to make severe state budget reductions in education, health care and law enforcement. "We tried to not make those kind of cuts, but now we have to," the Republican governor told reporters in Washington. "There's no other choice. I think the message was clear from the people: Go all out and make those cuts and live within your means." Schwarzenegger thanked Californians for voting in Tuesday's special election. They rejected ballot measures endorsed by the governor that would have...
  • Bill O'Reilly: The End of Times? (NYT)

    04/25/2009 3:33:16 PM PDT · by kellynla · 35 replies · 1,775+ views
    townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2009 | Bill O'Reilly
    The nation's largest left-wing newspaper and the bible for network news producers and bookers may be going under. This week, The New York Times announced more staggering losses: nearly $75 million dollars in the first quarter alone. The New York Post is reporting that the Times Company owes more than $1 billion and has just $34 million in the bank. A few months ago, the company borrowed $250 million from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim at a reported 14 percent interest rate. With things going south fast, pardon the pun, Slim might want to put in a call to Times publisher...
  • Times threatens to shut down Boston Globe

    04/06/2009 6:26:34 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 17 replies · 704+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 4/6/09 | Marketwatch
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The New York Times Co. has threatened to shut down The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions agree to $20 million in concessions, the Globe reported on its Web site. Executives from the Times Co. and Globe met Thursday with union leaders to demand pay cuts, the end of pension contributions by the company and the elimination of lifetime job guarantees for some veteran employees, the Globe reported, citing union leaders.
  • New York Times threatens to shut Boston Globe

    04/03/2009 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 958+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 3, 2009
    BOSTON (Reuters) - The New York Times Co has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions agree to $20 million in concessions, The Boston Globe reported, quoting union leaders. The union officials said executives from the Times and the Globe made the demands on Thursday morning in a meeting with leaders of the newspaper's 13 unions, the Globe reported.
  • Clinton to retire from politics

    06/02/2008 10:22:35 AM PDT · by null and void · 50 replies · 206+ views
    Fox News | 6/3/08 | null and void
    Bill Clinton told reporters in Montana today that this was his last political campaign, that he thought he was done with political campaigning until the Hildabeast decided to run. Perhaps this is yet another reason he has been so lukewarm/ineffectual as a Hillary!™ champion? Although I do find it a little hard to believe that he would turn down any future opportunity to hog a TV camera... Nothing on the FoxNews web site yet.
  • Susan Saradon ssays if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada

    05/30/2008 8:44:51 AM PDT · by gitmogrunt · 131 replies · 1,316+ views
    New York Post ^ | 05/30/2008 | Susan Pollack
    SUSAN SARANDON, who appeared in three films last year and won kudos for her TV movie "Bernard and Doris," is still not a contented soul. She says if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada. She adds, "It's a critical time, but I have faith in the American people."
  • ONCE IS ENOUGH FOR MCCAIN - HE WON'T RUN AGAIN (From 2000 campaign)

    01/13/2008 6:04:42 PM PST · by aynrandfreak · 15 replies · 265+ views
    Sen. John McCain says he is having a great time campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, but one presidential run is enough. ``I would never do this again. I'm too tired,'' McCain told reporters who surrounded him on his campaign bus yesterday. ``I think it's fun once. I don't see how it's fun twice.'' At that point, his wife, Cindy, who had just gotten off a cell phone after speaking with one of their...
  • Myers (Longtime H'wood Flack) fears Hollywood's end is near (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/13/2008 9:19:38 AM PST · by abb · 64 replies · 70+ views
    Daily Variety ^ | January 11, 2008 | TATIANA SIEGEL
    Longtime Hollywood publicist Julian Myers will turn 90 soon. And he worries the end may be near ... for Hollywood. Myers frets that the WGA stalemate -- with all of its acrimony, vitriol and job losses -- is a harbinger of ill things for the industry. "The strike impasse is speeding the end of Hollywood filmmaking and television production," says Myers, who has been working in the biz since 1939 and is still an IATSE member. "There are more union contracts coming up for renewal, and already unionists are crossing union lines. IATSE is urging its members to go right...
  • Brokaw: Washington Post Print Paper 'Probably' Dead in 10 Years

    11/20/2007 8:24:27 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 61 replies · 241+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 11/20/2007 | Jeff Poor
    hen Tom Brokaw, an old-time mainstream media figure in his own right, says he thinks print newspapers won’t be around in 10 years, that’s probably not a good sign for the industry. The former NBC “Nightly News” anchor appeared at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on November 19 to promote his new book..Brokaw said he envisioned a major newspaper going completely digital in 10 years. “I was at The Washington Post earlier today,” Brokaw said. “And in the lobby they’ve got a wonderful graphic describing how the printing press works and where it is … 75,000 copies...
  • Bush vows permanent ban on future illegal migrants

    06/23/2007 11:15:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 286 replies · 4,289+ views
    Bush vows permanent ban on future illegal migrants Jun 23 01:49 PM US/Eastern President George W. Bush promised Saturday to permanently bar future illegal immigrants from the United States as he renewed his push for immigration reform, a centerpiece of his domestic agenda. A revised reform package was reintroduced in the Senate this past week after its predecessor failed on June 7 to garner enough votes to cut off debate and move for final passage. The collapse of the first proposal has prompted a personal intervention by the president, who went to Capitol Hill to plead for giving the bill...
  • Dick Morris: I'm leaving if Hillary Wins

    12/19/2006 12:56:11 PM PST · by seanmerc · 129 replies · 4,891+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | December 19, 2006 | NewsMax.com staff
    Dick Morris: I’m Leaving if Hillary Wins Political strategist Dick Morris is so disgusted by the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency that he’s announced he’ll leave the country if she wins the Democratic nomination. Appearing on Fox News Channel’s "Hannity & Colmes,” Morris – a former aide to President Bill Clinton – said that Bill and Hillary both suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder: "When they don’t get enough attention, they’re disordered.” He also took a swipe at Hillary for re-releasing her book "It Takes a Village,” telling substitute host Karen Hanretty: "This seems to just reek of desperation on...
  • Rangel: I'll quit Congress if Democrats lose

    08/02/2006 9:35:37 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 127 replies · 3,758+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 2, 2006 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Rep. Charles Rangel, a powerful senior Democrat in Congress and the dean of New York's congressional delegation, said Wednesday that he'll quit Congress if the Democrats don't retake control of the House this year. "I'm a poker player and I've had good hands all night long. This is all in," Rangel said in an interview. "I would not put everything on the table if I thought for one minute we would lose." Rangel, the ranking Democrat on the House Ways & Means Committee, is 76 years old and has spent 35 years in Congress. The Democrats need to gain 15...
  • The End of Gay Culture

    10/15/2005 5:17:38 PM PDT · by Torie · 99 replies · 3,451+ views
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2005 | Andrew Sullivan
    ASSIMILATION AND ITS MEANING. The End of Gay Culture Andrew Sullivan For ... two decades, I have spent much of every summer in the small resort of Provincetown, at the tip of CapeCod. It has long attracted artists, writers, the offbeat, and the bohemian; and, for many years now, it has been to gay America what Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard is to black America: a place where a separate identity essentially defines a separate place. No one bats an eye if two men walk down the street holding hands, or if a lesbian couple pecks each other on the...
  • Democrats threaten shutdown

    03/16/2005 9:45:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,454+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2005 | Charles Hurt
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Democrats threaten shutdownBy Charles HurtTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished March 16, 2005 Democrats yesterday said they will halt all Senate business except essential operations and national defense if Republicans use the "nuclear option" to unclog President Bush's judicial nominees.     Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the threat in a letter yesterday to Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has said he has the 51 votes needed for a parliamentary procedure that would force the nominees through the Senate on a simple majority vote.     "Of course, Democrats would never block legislation vital to our troops or other national...