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  • Rockstar Energy Drink Founder Cashing Out For Nearly $4 Billion, Says The American Dream Is ‘Alive And Well’

    03/11/2020 8:44:32 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 11, 2020 | Kristin Stoller
    Before starting Rockstar, Weiner followed in the footsteps of his father, right-wing talk-radio star Michael Savage, and ran for California State Assembly in 1998. He lost the race, but his campaign caught the eye of his father's friend, Skyy Vodka founder Maurice Kanbar, who quickly hired him.
  • Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

    02/10/2019 11:37:31 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 66 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 2/10/19 | MESFIN FEKADU
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a stunning tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, an artist Davis worked closely with for decades. Pelosi’s sarcastic handclap and smirk to President Donald Trump at his State of the Union address went viral last week and launched hundreds of memes. So when Davis announced that she...
  • ABC Reporter Gushes to Beto: 'You're a Rock Star!'

    10/21/2018 9:25:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You know how a girl, when she really likes a boy, will nervously brush her hair back? Check out the move of ABC reporter Paula Faris as she gushes to Beto O'Rourke: "you're a rock star!" When Beto demurs, Faris insists: "no, you really are!" Faris did stop short of asking Beto to autograph her arm, but the adoration was unmistakable.Get tohe rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Sen. Ben Sasse unloads on Congress at Kavanaugh hearing (should be watched again and again)

    09/09/2018 5:57:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    Ben Sasse can be an ass, but he is superb in this video.
  • Trump Is The Most Fawned-Over Davos Attendee Since Angelina Jolie

    01/26/2018 6:34:55 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-26-2018 | Alex Lockie
    Despite embodying the antithesis of the usual celebration of globalism by elites, President Donald Trump has emerged as the most fawned-over attendee of the World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attended in 2006. "A World Economic Forum official said no Davos attendee had gotten as much attention since Angelina Jolie," Mike Allen of the news website Axios reported. Trump, who was never invited to Davos as a businessman, has become the focus of attention as the conference draws to a close and anticipation builds over a speech he's set to give Friday....
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'

    10/19/2017 6:40:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She's thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father. But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president's call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing. "You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she said laughing,...
  • Christopher Ruddy: Trump Is a Rock Star in Israel

    08/10/2017 7:43:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 01:17 PM | Christopher Ruddy
    While some in America complain about President Trump, in Israel he is a rock star. I just left Israel after meeting with top officials, media personalities, tech entrepreneurs, and many citizens from all walks of life. The overwhelming view was that America was lucky to have a strong and resolute president like Donald Trump. Israelis are well informed and especially clued in on U.S. media – many can catch CNN and Fox News on TV – and they expressed bafflement to me that the American media has been so hostile to President Trump. For the Jewish state, Trump is...
  • Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

    05/25/2017 9:32:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 97 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/25/17 | Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans, Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during his presidency. ... At the beginning of their discussion, Obama praised Merkel to the excited cheers of a crowd of young Protestants, who had traveled from all over Germany and beyond to attend the religious gathering. "Not only do I love this city, but one of my favorite partners throughout my presidency is sitting next to me," Obama said with a big smile. Merkel smiled right back...
  • Trump Vs. Rock Royalty

    09/08/2016 8:46:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Jim O'Neill
    If you value your freedom and desire less war, more job opportunities, higher wages, lower taxes, and fewer rules and regulations -- then vote Trump! I read that “Queen” was not amused when their song “We are the Champions” was played when Trump first walked onto the stage during the Republican convention in Cleveland. After muttering “F—k ‘Queen’” to myself, I began thinking about why so many rock icons favor the status quo, favor the establishment, favor keeping things just as they are. To call them “sell outs” doesn’t begin to describe their zombie-like fondness for marching in mindless lock-step...
  • Rock Star Welcome for Donald Trump in Iowa: Hillary Clinton ‘Will Sell You Out"

    08/27/2016 4:49:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump received a rockstar welcome from roughly two-thousand people when he took the stage as “I’m Proud to Be an American” played from the speakers at Sen. Joni Ernst’s second annual Roast and Ride in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday. “The GOP is offering voters a chance to break up the corrupt establishment and create a new American future,” the Republican nominee stated. “This chance will never come again.” “Our campaign is about protecting those who have no power,” he added. “These are the people that work hard, but don’t have a voice.” The outsider...
  • Man, 30, who stole $11 MILLION from banks to fund his 'rock star' lifestyle ....

    01/04/2014 6:44:46 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 4, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER
    The frontman for a fledgling Los Angeles rock band who was sentenced to seven years in prison in after illegally bilking more than $11 million from banks and using it to fuel his fantasy of being a rock star says he 'regrets losing control' over his fraudulent fortune. Robert Mawhinney, 30, pleaded guilty in April to five counts, including money laundering. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in October..... He received more than $11 million in loans from four banks. Prosecutors said he gave lenders statements that claimed he had nearly $8 million in assets, but it turned...
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Earns $800 Million in a Day, More than Worldwide Haul of ‘Man of Steel’

    09/19/2013 1:23:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 9-18-2013 | Marc Graser
    The release of Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto V” generated $800 million sales in 24 hours around the world, a record for any game from Take-Two Interactive, and the “GTA” franchise itself. Success of the game bodes well for other tentpole game releases debuting this fall including the next “Call of Duty,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “Battlefield” sequels, as well as “Batman: Arkham Origins” and newcomer “Watch Dogs.” The release of “GTAV” is certainly impressive, especially when compared to film releases. The top three earners at the box office this year are Disney’s “Iron Man 3,” which generated $1.2 billion; Universal’s...
  • U2 Guitarist May Get 2nd Chance at Malibu Mansions (If You're Rich & Liberal It's OK to Rape Nature)

    06/16/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Michael J. Mishak
    U2 guitarist may get a second chance at Malibu mansions Lobbyists who worked on the Edge's project are urging legislators to approve a measure that could clear the way for his development, which the Coastal Commission rejected. SACRAMENTO — The California Coastal Commission rejected a controversial proposal last year by U2 guitarist the Edge to build five mansions on a scenic bluff above Malibu, saying that it would scar a rugged ridgeline and harm sensitive habitat. Now, some of the same powerful lobbyists and lawyers behind the musician's quashed development are working the halls of the Capitol to push a...
  • Obama Is Losing His Rock-star Status Among Young Voters

    04/30/2012 6:50:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Aprril 27, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, Barack Obama delivered speeches at universities in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Iowa City, Iowa, and Boulder, Colo. The trip was, press secretary Jay Carney assured us, official government business, not political campaigning. It's part of a pattern. Neil Munro of the Daily Caller has counted 130 appearances by the president, vice president, their spouses, White House officials and Cabinet secretaries at colleges and universities since spring 2011. Obviously, the Obama campaign strategists are worried that he cannot duplicate his 66% to 32% margin among young voters back in 2008. Recent surveys of young people show inconsistent results. Gallup's tracking...
  • Michele Bachmann, Rock Star

    08/16/2011 9:06:30 AM PDT · by HwyChile · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 15, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Indianola, Iowa — About 60 people sit on folding chairs in a parking lot adjoining a mostly empty sports bar. The entire neighborhood looks tired, like it has seen better days and is hanging on to respectability by a taut thread. The candidate is already 20 minutes late to this town hall, which was slated for a quarter to noon. Then, just like that, we’re not in Kansas (or Iowa) anymore. The music shifts from marching-band-style tunes to Elvis. A few beats later, the Bachmann campaign bus becomes visible. It slowly pulls into the parking lot, parking in a position...
  • Ten for the Next Ten (U2's Bono for the NYT OpEd page, creeping tide of government alert)

    01/06/2010 11:10:31 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies · 881+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2010 | Bono (no last name provided)
    ...I am seized by each, and moved by its potential to change our world. Return of the Automobile as a Sexual Object ...That’s why the Obama administration — while it still holds the keys to the big automakers — ought to put some style fascists into the mix... Intellectual Property Developers ...A decade’s worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators... and the people this reverse Robin Hooding benefits are rich service providers, whose swollen profits perfectly mirror the lost receipts of the music business... An Equal Right to Pollute (and...
  • Sarah Palin Gets The Rock Star Treatment As Book Tour Begins

    11/19/2009 9:41:22 AM PST · by Steelfish · 42 replies · 1,766+ views
    London Times ^ | November 19, 2009
    November 19, 2009 Sarah Palin Gets The Rock Star Treatment As Book Tour Begins They queued overnight, they wore T-shirts bearing her name and when she arrived they went bananas. It's the Sarah Palin show Tim Reid They had been waiting for her for more than 24 hours, camped out overnight on concrete pavements in the Michigan chill, and when their heroine stepped off her bus, in four-inch heels, black skirt and red blazer, clutching baby Trig, they roared at the woman they believe is going to save America. “Alaska and Michigan have so much in common — the huntin’,...
  • Newsom to return $25,000 contribution from Savage's son

    05/22/2009 3:16:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,682+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/22/9 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a declared Democratic 2010 California gubernatorial candidate, has decided to return a hefty $25,000 campaign contribution -- from the son of controversial conservative talk show host, Michael Savage. As we reported earlier this month, Savage was one of 16 individuals on a "name and shame" list who was banned from the United Kingdom. U.K. Home Secretary Jaqui Smith charged that Savage's right wing controverial broadcasts constituted "hate speech" and could promote violence, and did not represent the "values" of Britian.Now, the move at home against Savage comes after a progressive activist in San Francisco, Aaron...
  • Michael Savage's son gives to Gavin Newsom's campagin

    05/13/2009 6:38:38 PM PDT · by SmithL · 123 replies · 3,634+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/13/9 | Josh Richman
    Rockstar energy drink founder and CEO Russell Weiner - son of Michael Weiner, aka Bay Area-based, nationally broadcast conservative talk radio talk host Michael Savage - on Monday made a $25,000 contribution to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Yes, the son of Michael Savage, who just last October was saying Newsom is "in love again with the gay mafia" and "a whack-job as a mayor - 'Any-twosome' Newsom." Y’know, Savage — the guy the Brits don’t care to have around. Is this a case of the apple falling far from the tree? It's not as if the...
  • Barack Obama: President Rock Star

    01/27/2009 12:57:25 PM PST · by shoutingandpointing · 23 replies · 548+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 27, 2009 | Benjamin Svetkey
    "Jan 30, 2009 Issue #1032-1033 Cover Story Barack Obama: President Rock Star by Benjamin Svetkey | Jan 27, 2009 Move over Brangelina and Beyonce: How our new president has become the biggest celebrity in the world"