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  • The Real War on Women

    05/06/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 2 replies
    Penetrating Insights into the Obvious ^ | 05/06/2014 | Michael Asher
    The Real War on Women
  • Spitzer caught sucking Lis Smith’s toes in topless hot tub romp

    01/07/2014 2:25:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/06/14 | Tara Palmeri
    Sleazy Eliot Spitzer turned a resort hot tub into a steamy love cauldron over the weekend — kissing and sucking the toes of his topless mistress, Lis Smith, in front of families with children, mortified witnesses told The Post. The still-married former Love Gov and Smith, Mayor de Blasio’s ex-mouthpiece, were spied frolicking near the family pool at around 4 p.m. Sunday at the Half Moon family resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. “It was gross,” said a hotel witness, who was vacationing with her family. “She had her top off.”
  • Call girl tell-all: Eliot Spitzer liked to choke me, was into ‘struggle’

    12/29/2013 3:37:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/29/13 | Laura Italiano
    He socked it to her. Eliot Spitzer lusted after violence, a former hooker says in a new tell-all book — revealing in graphic detail how the love gov pinned her to a bed inside a posh, Murray Hill apartment and then gripped her by the neck until she feared for her safety. The violence was scripted by Spitzer, who wanted his hooker to follow a role-play dialogue in which she would pretend she had just taken a self-defense class. The kinky politician would then pretend to test her skills by announcing, “Well, then, let’s see if you learned anything,” and...
  • Spitzer gal pal in Twitter war with NY political pro

    12/28/2013 5:44:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/27/13 | Josh Saul
    Eliot Spitzer’s feisty girlfriend Lis Smith and GOP strategist Roger Stone got into a knockdown Twitter fight Thursday night. Stone, 61, fired the first salvo at 8:15 p.m. with a crude tweet about Smith and Spitzer in the sack.
  • Eliot Spitzer spends Christmas at gal pal’s family home

    12/25/2013 9:10:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/25/13 | Selim Algar and Reuven Fenton
    With Christmas gifts in hand, disgraced former Governor Eliot Spitzer and his former spokeswoman turned girlfriend Lis Smith descended on her parents’ tony Bronxville home this morning for a rollicking holiday party. The prostitute patronizer and Bill de Blasio’s communications chief spent Christmas together the day after Spitzer’s estranged wife announced that their ruined marriage was officially defunct. -snip- Sources told the Post that Spitzer has been waging a charm offensive on Smith’s parents in order to convince them that he has abandoned his unsavory habits and was worthy of dating their daughter.
  • Report: Eliot Spitzer Dating Bill De Blasio Spokeswoman Lis Smith

    12/23/2013 4:57:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Brietbart Big Government ^ | December 23, 2013 | Tony Lee
    In what has been described as the "first scandal of the de Blasio administration," Lis Smith, a former Obama campaign aide and current spokeswoman for New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's transition, is reportedly dating disgraced and still-married former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. According to a report in the New York Daily News, Smith, who had worked for Spitzer's failed campaign for comptroller, has been in a relationship with the "hooker-scandal-disgraced ex-governor who’s been living apart from his wife." Spitzer is 56 and Smith is 31.
  • De Blasio praises aide caught shacking up with Eliot Spitzer

    12/23/2013 4:06:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/13 | Beth DeFalco, Bob Fredericks
    Bill de Blasio is standing by his flack – for now at least. The mayor-elect on Monday praised his spokeswoman Lis Smith despite revelations in The Post that she is shacking up with her married former boss — disgraced-ex Gov. Eliot Spitzer. “I respect Lis as a professional but I also respect her right to privacy. So I’m not going to get any further into it,” de Blasio said during a news conference in Brooklyn to announce two new appointments to his administration.
  • Defeat of Spitzer Offers Hope in America’s Political Safety Net

    09/23/2013 11:05:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NY Sun ^ | September 11, 2013 | Conrad Black
    Excerpt: The most obnoxious and unsuitable person in modern American public life had just been defeated. Eliot Spitzer lost his race for comptroller of New York City. That is a city notoriously capable of electing stupefyingly inappropriate people, but even New York balked at Spitzer. This was the man who persecuted Richard Grasso at the New York Stock Exchange, threatened the very distinguished John Whitehead and Ken Langone over that case; intimidated and threatened the directors of AIG and helped ruin that great company, and accused its great builder Maurice (Hank) Greenberg of crimes in the media, but did not...
  • Big Apple voters not terribly enchanted with Carlos Danger and Client #9

    09/11/2013 7:31:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer won the Democratic primary for comptroller Tuesday night, ending disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s surprise bid to reclaim his political career.</p> <p>Stringer had argued that voters should spurn a politician who resigned amid a prostitution scandal. He offered himself as a veteran, untarnished public servant who knows how to work with others to make government work.</p>
  • Could Client #9 end up as Candidate #2?

    09/05/2013 8:27:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9-5-13 | Ed Morrisey
    Less than a month ago, Jazz Shaw wondered whether Client #9 could be stopped. Eliot Spitzer had a 17-point lead over Scott Stringer in the New York City Democratic primary race for comptroller and presumably a clear path to a political comeback. In just three weeks, though, his nineteen-point lead over Stringer (56/37) in the Quinnipiac poll series has flipped to a 45/47 deficit — a change of 21 points in the gap in nearly as many days: The Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller is too close to call, with 47 percent of likely primary voters for Manhattan...
  • How to Stop Spitzer? Who stands between Client #9 and control of New York City’s pension funds?

    08/23/2013 12:00:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 22, 2013 | John Fund
    It looks as if the only thing standing between Client #9 and his control of New York City’s five pension funds is a last-minute effort by African-American officeholders to convince their constituents that Eliot Spitzer’s abuses of power make him unfit to be their city’s comptroller. Eliot Spitzer has spent millions from his family fortune to build a lead in the September 10 Democratic primary, which would make him a clear favorite in the November election over the Republican, Wall Street executive John Burnett. In the most recent Quinnipiac poll, Spitzer leads Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 56 percent to...
  • Sociopaths and Democrats

    08/08/2013 12:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    As Ariel Castro, the convicted kidnapper, rapist and baby killer, shuffled off in chains to the hoosegow, I thought why was there so little reportage or commentary about his idiotic statement made in an Ohio courtroom. Is it because the man himself is so repugnant? Is it because his transgressions against society are so repulsive? I think it is both and one thing more. Americans have heard all this claptrap before. We are familiar with the rumblings of a sociopath. A sociopath, in plain language unadorned by the psychiatrists' hocus-pocus, is a person who does not know right from wrong,...
  • Spitzer-less forum focuses on issues

    08/08/2013 10:39:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Queens Chronicle ^ | 08/08/2013 | Michael Gannon
    Two of the men seeking to be New York City’s next comptroller touted their different backgrounds and experiences in an Aug. 1 forum in Laurelton, each saying his made him more qualified than the other to be the city’s next top financial officer. Democrat Scott Stringer is the Manhattan borough president and also served 13 years in the state Assembly. Republican John Burnett has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, including supervisory and management positions at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who joined the Democratic campaign just prior to the deadline for...
  • First hookers, now an AFFAIR? Eliot Spitzer refuses to deny claims he's cheating on his wife

    08/01/2013 6:19:31 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/13 | Staff
    Eliot Spitzer has refused to deny claims that he is cheating on his wife Silda - again. The New York City comptroller candidate was given three opportunities this morning to defend himself against allegations he has a girlfriend, but instead chose to dodge reporters' questions. 'I am so tired of the personal attacks and I've answered all those questions,' he said at a Brooklyn campaign stop.
  • Eliot Spitzer Says Anthony Weiner Should Not Be Mayor After Latest Sex Scandal

    07/30/2013 7:43:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30.2013 | GEOFF EARLE in DC and YOAV GONEN
    Eliot Spitzer needs to put a black sock in it. The former governor-turned-hooker-booker, who is audaciously running for comptroller, had the gall yesterday to say serial sexter Anthony Weiner is unfit to serve as mayor. “You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner — can you just say that now? You don’t think he should be mayor of New York,” host Chris Matthews asked on his MSNBC show, “Hardball.” Spitzer responded, “Fair point. That is correct.” Matthews repeated, “He should not be mayor of New York?” “That is correct,” repeated Spitzer. The disgraced Love Gov — who has been trying...
  • How Liberalism Makes It Easier to Sin

    07/29/2013 10:47:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-30-13 | Dennis Prager
    There are many liberals who lead thoroughly decent lives. And there are conservatives who do not. But that is not the whole issue. There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not. And left-wing ideals enable a person to do that much more than conservative ideals do. There is an easy way to demonstrate this. If a married — or even...
  • Eliot Spitzer campaign raps Anthony Weiner as bad husband

    07/27/2013 6:45:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2013 | Annie Karni
    Even a man who repeatedly cheated on his wife with high-priced hookers thinks Anthony Weiner is a bad husband. As he campaigns for city controller, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been shaking hands at subway stops and visiting churches without his wife, Silda Wall, anywhere in sight. But Spitzer and his team claim her absence is only because the former Love Gov is interested in protecting her. “Regarding (Silda’s) appearances on the campaign trail, no husband would ask his wife and family to step into the media frenzy surrounding the campaign at this time,” Spitzer spokeswoman Lisa Linden said.
  • Campaign Slogans for Weiner, Spitzer (Vanity)

    07/25/2013 6:58:31 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 45 replies
    July 25, 2013 | me
    Let's help these two misunderstood candidates with some new campaign slogans. I'll start it off: Prostitute Free since 2008: ELIOT SPITZER He has earned your trust! Not just a politician - CARLOS DANGER He has the whole Package.
  • Spitzer: I Have Not Visited Prostitutes Since 2008

    07/24/2013 10:31:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Spitzer: I Have Not Visited Prostitutes Since 2008 12:36 PM, Jul 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor and New York City comptroller candidate, says he has not visited a prostitute since 2008, when it was revealed the Democrat was a client for a high-price prostitution ring. The Wall Street Journal reports: A day after Anthony Weiner acknowledged that he continued sending lewd messages to women even after he resigned from Congress, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer said he hadn’t used prostitutes after his own downfall in 2008. “Absolutely not,” Mr. Spitzer said when asked...
  • How Eliot tripped up

    07/22/2013 3:27:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Eliot Spitzer may have little to show for the brief 14 1/2 months he served as New York’s governor. But one thing he did accomplish was to clarify the rules regarding the use of state resources for personal trips. As he looks to resurrect his political career by running for city comptroller, that effort will come back to haunt him. After the prostitution scandal broke, federal prosecutors ultimately declined to pursue charges against Spitzer. As Charles Gasparino reported in Friday’s Post, this was partly because he resigned as governor, and partly because at the time they had “no evidence” he’d...
  • Gillibrand backs Spitzer opponent in NYC race

    07/22/2013 3:10:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/13 | Daniel Strauss
    "Scott will fight hard for middle class families and has the temperament and judgment to be extraordinarily successful," Gillibrand said in a statement. Gillibrand called Stringer the "best choice" for the job. "His experience as a trustee of the New York City Employee Retirement System, where he has helped to grow the city's pension funds and advance important shareholder initiatives around corporate governance, environmental stability and workplace safety positions him to be a great comptroller." Stringer was reportedly seen as the frontrunner in the race for comptroller until Spitzer jumped in. Polls now show Spitzer leading.Spitzer is attempting to revive...
  • Too Sexy for the Pope?

    07/16/2013 6:57:22 AM PDT · by National Review · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2013 | National Review
    As scandal-ridden politicians attempt comebacks, the Holy Father urges us to respond to God’s love. By Kathryn Jean Lopez ‘Couldn’t we have one?” That was Chuck Todd’s question on his political geek show, The Daily Rundown, on MSNBC one recent morning. Todd was moderating a panel discussing former New York congressman Anthony Weiner’s insistence on running for mayor of New York City despite his history of Twitter ill repute, coupled with former governor Eliot Spitzer’s zeal for political comeback as the city’s comptroller, despite the prostitution scandal that ended his tenure in Albany. Politicians don’t have to be and frequently...
  • Where’s The Shame? Scandals May no Longer End Political Careers

    07/12/2013 3:51:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    McClatchydc.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — Sex. Drugs. Cheating on a spouse. Those words used to add up to shame. Put them in the same sentence as a politician’s name, and they ended careers.
  • Forget and Forgive

    07/09/2013 9:45:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 07/08/13 | John Dickerson
    Eliot Spitzer wants New Yorkers to give him the one thing he has never shown anyone else: forgiveness.
  • Spitzer Heckled, Asks Public For ‘Forgiveness’ In Bid For NYC Comptroller

    07/09/2013 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 22 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 7/8/13 | Staff
    (...) As WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell and CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported, the former governor’s return to the campaign trail was not without hecklers, shouting things such as the following: “Spitzer, you cheated on your wife!” “You betrayed your constituents. You abandoned your wife. You betrayed everybody!” “This is about power. You just want power, man. If you want public service go volunteer somewhere!” “Did you leave your black socks on?” Spitzer appeared to take it in stride, as if he expected it. “This is what I look forward to — dealing with the public,” said Spitzer. “This is New...
  • Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness

    07/07/2013 8:07:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, is re-entering political life, with a run for the citywide office of comptroller and a hope that voters are ready to look past his previous misconduct. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, hoping that voters have forgiven him his previous misconduct, will run for the citywide office of comptroller. In an interview, Mr. Spitzer, 54, sounding restless after an unwelcome hiatus from government, said he had re-envisioned the often-overlooked office and wanted to resurrect the kind of aggressive role he played as New York State’s attorney...
  • Spitzer will run for New York City comptroller

    07/07/2013 7:39:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor who resigned amid a prostitution scandal five years ago, will seek a return to public office in the New York City comptroller’s race this year. The Democrat will begin collecting signatures for the campaign this week, spokeswoman Lisa Linden said. The deadline is Thursday. “He’s throwing his hat in the ring,” Linden said. Spitzer confirmed his plans in an interview with the New York Times, which first reported that he would run. Spitzer becomes the second scandal-tarred New York politico to seek office in the Big Apple this year. Former congressman Anthony Weiner...
  • 5 Surprising Facts About Gay Conversion Therapy

    06/04/2013 8:15:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 4, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay Therapy Gay conversion therapy, as it is known, supposedly helps gay people overcome same-sex attractions. But mainstream psychologists say the therapy is ineffective, unethical and often harmful, exacerbating anxiety and self-hatred among those treated for what is not a mental disorder. In 2013, two cases involving the therapy to convert gay people into heterosexuals hit the courts, with one seeking to sue counselors who offer the therapy and the other seeking to defend them. Here are five things you need to know about the therapy and the current lawsuits.
  • Finding ET in the Data (Hunt for Dyson spheres heats up)

    04/17/2013 9:10:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 4/17/13 | Paul Gilster
    Finding ET in the Data by Paul Gilster on April 17, 2013 As we saw yesterday, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) has been the source of data for a number of searches for unusual infrared signatures. The idea is to look for the artifacts of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, under the assumption that a sufficiently advanced culture will be capable of engineering projects that could be detected from light years away. A Dyson sphere, existing either as a completely enclosed star or as a swarm of artifacts around a star, is but one example of such engineering, but it’s a sensible...
  • Governor Cuomo: Dishonesty is not Enough

    01/21/2013 9:43:21 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/13 | William A Levinson
    New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, and his predecessor Eliot Spitzer (aka Emperor's Club VIP Client 9), are well known for their dishonesty and lack of integrity. As shown by their own state government's Web site, both fomented malicious, groundless, and frivolous lawsuits whose sole purpose was to harass law-abiding gun manufacturers. The failure of Cuomo's latest anti-gun legislation to exempt police officers proves him incompetent, and amendment of the law to exempt police officers reinforces his dishonesty even further. Malicious Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry Client 9, along with then-HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, are on record as orchestrating frivolous and...
  • Former Spitzer call girl Ashley Dupre is engaged and pregnant

    08/17/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 75 replies
    Ashley Dupre has given a lot of happy endings in her day, but now the former Eliot Spitzer call girl has one of her very own. Dupre is seven months pregnant, Page Six can exclusively reveal, and engaged to be married to New Jersey asphalt scion Thomas “TJ” Earle.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M16: Pillars of Creation

    07/22/2012 7:18:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | July 22, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It was one of the most famous images of the 1990s. This image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, shows evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs) emerging from pillars of molecular hydrogen gas and dust. The giant pillars are light years in length and are so dense that interior gas contracts gravitationally to form stars. At each pillars' end, the intense radiation of bright young stars causes low density material to boil away, leaving stellar nurseries of dense EGGs exposed. The Eagle Nebula, associated with the open star cluster M16, lies about 7000 light years away. The pillars of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- 21st Century M101

    07/13/2012 4:12:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | July 13, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: One of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed with Lord Rosse's large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. In contrast, this mulitwavelength view of the large island universe is a composite of images recorded by space-based telescopes in the 21st century. Color coded From X-rays to infrared wavelengths (high to low energies), the image data was...
  • Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, Noted Psychiatrist, Apologizes for Study on Gay 'Cure'

    05/22/2012 5:04:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/19/12 | Benedict Carey
    The simple fact was that he had done something wrong, and at the end of a long and revolutionary career it didn't matter how often he'd been right, how powerful he once was, or what it would mean for his legacy. Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, considered by some to be the father of modern psychiatry, lay awake at 4 o'clock on a recent morning knowing he had to do the one thing that comes least naturally to him... Dr. Spitzer's fingers jerked over the keys, unreliably, as if choking on the words. And then it was done: a short letter...
  • Subaru-Led Team Discovers a Rare Stellar Disk of Quartz Dust

    05/20/2012 8:19:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Staff Writers
    Based on observations with the AKARI and Spitzer infrared space telescopes, this recently discovered, intriguing feature of a stellar system may open new doors for research on the mineralogical nature of extrasolar planetary systems... The team of scientists led by Dr. Fujiwara conducted research exploring this new frontier and concentrated their efforts on finding debris disks that could indicate planet formation. According to a widely accepted recent scenario of planet formation, rocky planets like the Earth begin as an aggregation of cosmic dust and then continued their development as an accumulation of planetesimals, rocky planetary building blocks, around young stars....
  • Spitzer: Founders would like Obamacare

    05/06/2012 9:27:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Columbian (WV) ^ | May 6, 2012 | by Eliot Spitzer
    The five conservative justices on the Supreme Court -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy -- cloak themselves in the myth that they are somehow channeling the wisdom and understanding of the Founding Fathers, the original intent that guided the drafting of the Constitution. I believe the premise of their argument is itself suspect: It is not clear how much weight should be given to non-textually based intent that is practically impossible to discern more than 200 years later. Most of the issues over which there is constitutional dispute today could not even have been...
  • Dr. Robert Spitzer Renounces Infamous 'Ex-Gay' Study Claiming Some Gays Could...retread troll zot

    04/19/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 100 replies
    http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/11/4406240/dr-robert-spitzer-renounces-infamous.html | 4/19/12
    <p>In a move that serves as a significant blow to "ex-gay" programs and anti-gay organizations, Dr. Robert Spitzer repudiated his much-criticized 2001 study that claimed some "highly motivated" homosexuals could go from gay to straight. His retraction occurred in an American Prospect magazine article that hit newsstands today. Spitzer's rejection of his own research, which was originally published in the prestigious Archives of Sexual Behavior, is a devastating blow to "ex-gay" organizations because it decisively eliminates their most potent claim that homosexuality can be reversed through therapy and prayer.</p>
  • Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

    03/30/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2012 | Stelter
    Current TV said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor Keith Olbermann, scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the channel in his progressive political image. In a letter to viewers, the channel said Friday, “We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet.  We are more committed to those goals today than ever before. Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers.   Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected...
  • Weird World! 'Oozing' Alien Planet Is a Super-Earth Wonder [ 55 Cancri e ]

    01/21/2012 5:43:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | Friday, January 20, 2012 | SPACE.com Staff
    A new look at an alien planet that orbits extremely close to its parent star suggests that the rocky world might not be a scorching hot wasteland, as was thought. In fact, the planet may actually be stranger and wetter than astronomers ever imagined. The exotic planet 55 Cancri e is a relatively close alien planet, just 40 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Cancer (The Crab). The super-dense world circles so close to its host star that it takes a mere 18 hours to complete one orbital lap. Using our solar system for comparison, 55 Cancri e is...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters stay at $700-a-night hotel

    11/20/2011 5:06:44 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 20, 2011 | CANDICE M. GIOVE
    Hell no, we won’t go — unless we get goose down pillows. A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can “unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko,” The Post has learned. The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to...
  • Spitzer detects comet storm in nearby solar system

    10/21/2011 1:06:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | 20 OCT 2011 | Provided by JPL/NASA
    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. The downpour resembles our own solar system several billion years ago during a period known as the "Late Heavy Bombardment," which may have brought water and other life-forming ingredients to Earth. During this epoch, comets and other frosty objects that were flung from the outer solar system pummeled the inner planets. The barrage scarred our moon and produced large amounts of dust. Now Spitzer has spotted a band of dust around a nearby bright star in the northern sky called Eta Corvi that...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Spitzer's Orion

    09/17/2011 8:16:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | September 17, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. This stunning false-color view spans about 40 light-years across the region, constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Compared to its visual wavelength appearance, the brightest portion of the nebula is likewise centered on Orion's young, massive, hot stars, known as the Trapezium Cluster. But the infrared image also detects the nebula's many protostars, still in the process of formation, seen here in red hues. In fact, red spots along the dark dusty filament to the left of the...
  • Spitzer faces $60 million libel suit over Slate column

    08/22/2011 7:45:44 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 4 replies
    Yahoo finance, Reuters ^ | 8/22/11 | jdsteel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was hit with a $60 million libel lawsuit by a former Marsh & McLennan Cos executive over a column published on Slate.com concerning an insurance bid-rigging scandal.
  • Prosecutors threaten our freedom

    07/11/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT · by TheBombshellProject · 7 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/11/2011 | John R. Smith
    Casey Anthony. The name and the trial spark emotion. But there is a far deeper issue lurking beneath, a monster of much greater importance. Recent years have borne witness to the rampant rise of prosecutorial zeal in the courts. While no responsible citizen wants crime unpunished, prosecutors, in all their forms, have been growing in power and influence. When prosecutorial power teams up with political ambition or a high-reaching career path, we must watch carefully the potential threat to individual liberty.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-06-11 (DUmmies talk Olbermann, Spitzer)

    07/06/2011 8:44:09 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 38 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 6, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Keith Olbermann's national audience holds a 'meet-up' with the star. Keith Olbermann is BACK! And Algore's got him! Yes, Keefie is back on TV, bringing his "Meltdown" show to Uncle Al's little vanity network, Current TV. However, after the initial voyeur factor, when people tuned in to see Keef reduced to such rank humiliation, now his numbers are doing a nosedive even from that. The DUmmies dwell on this, here in this THREAD, "'Countdown’ on Current TV Drops 30% in Week Two." And then there is other news in the TV lib-talk wars: Eliot Spitzer has been CANCELED! OH NOES!...
  • CNN cancels Eliot Spitzer's prime-time program

    07/06/2011 11:41:26 AM PDT · by Justaham · 60 replies
    The Eliot Spitzer experiment is over at CNN. The network reshuffled its prime-time schedule on Wednesday, canceling the former New York governor's 8 p.m. show, "In the Arena." Spitzer lasted less than a year at the network. He began on CNN's prime-time lineup last October paired with conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, who exited in February. The show never made a ratings dent in a tough cable news time slot dominated by Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly. CNN is moving Anderson Cooper's news program, which now airs at 10 p.m., into the 8 p.m. time slot. Former CNBC personality Erin Burnett...
  • CNN Cancels ‘In the Arena’ With Eliot Spitzer

    07/06/2011 11:54:46 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6 July 2011 | Brian Stelter
    CNN on Wednesday cancelled Eliot Spitzer’s 8 p.m. political talk show, “In The Arena,” after only nine months, and said it would shift Anderson Cooper’s 10 p.m. nightly newscast into the time slot.
  • CNN Cancels ‘In the Arena’ With Eliot Spitzer

    07/06/2011 11:53:46 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 24 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 7/6/11 | BRIAN STELTER
    1:42 p.m. | Updated CNN on Wednesday cancelled Eliot Spitzer’s 8 p.m. political talk show, “In The Arena,” after only nine months, and said it would shift Anderson Cooper’s 10 p.m. nightly newscast into the time slot. The cable news channel also said that Erin Burnett, a new hire from CNBC, would take over the 7 p.m. time slot on weekdays, replacing John King, who will move to 6 p.m. “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” which currently runs from 5 to 7 p.m., will move to 4 to 6 p.m. ... The changes at CNN will begin to take...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn: IMF head 'hired prostitutes from Manhattan madam' (Spitzer's pal?)

    05/18/2011 10:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 5/19/11 | Jon Swaine
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn: IMF head 'hired prostitutes from Manhattan madam'Dominique Strauss-Kahn hired prostitutes from the "Manhattan Madam" who infamously also served Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former Governor of New York, she claimed on Wednesday night. By Jon Swaine, New York 1:03AM BST 19 May 2011 Kristin Davis said she provided young women for the IMF chief in 2006, as he ran for the French Socialists' presidential nomination, and that one complained about his "aggressive" behaviour. "He was a client of my agency," she told The Daily Telegraph. "When men abuse women I'm no longer going to protect their identities". Mr Strauss-Kahn,...
  • Spitzer Detects Shadow of 'Super-Earth' in Front of Nearby Star

    05/06/2011 7:21:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | May 5, 2011 | Staff
    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected the crossing of a solid planet in front of a star located at only 42 light-years in the constellation Cancer. Thanks to this detection, astronomers know that this "super-Earth" measures 2.1 times the size of our Earth. This is the smallest exoplanet detected in the neighborhood of our Sun. The discovery is based on data acquired by the Spitzer spacecraft last January. The data allowed astronomers to detect the "transit" of the planet, i.e. the tiny decrease of the star's brightness occurring when the planet passes in front of it. "So far, the exquisite...