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  • The Choice Is Not Between TPP Or No Trade

    03/29/2016 12:10:14 PM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/29/16 | Lori Wallach
    Having lived with the damaging results over the past decades, it should be no surprise that many Americans are against these corrupt special interest trade policies.
  • America’s Economic Descent into Colonial Status

    03/29/2016 11:31:17 AM PDT · by central_va · 28 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/29/16 | Patrick Kellen
    No country or civilization has ever risen to such wealth and power to have receded so quickly to stagnation, dependency and indebtedness. The reason is twofold: our disastrous “free trade” agreements and our membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). “Free trade” sounds nice, but it is an extremely misleading policy. In actuality the practice has wrought havoc on the American economy. It appears as though our leaders are either apathetic or clueless when it comes to the United States’ involvement with free trade agreements (FTAs). In fact, “free trade” lines the pockets and ambitions of CEOs and politicians while...
  • How Trade Made America Great

    03/26/2016 12:17:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25 2016 | Fred W. Smith
    The FedEx founder and CEO reflects on how deregulation and opening markets have wrought astonishing changes and prosperity over 50 years. During our years at Yale, the world was a different place. Foreign travel was exotic, expensive and rare among the population as a whole. While some young Americans had been abroad, by far most Americans had not—and those who did go abroad most likely traveled by sea rather than air. In the early 1960s, flying over the oceans was mainly for the affluent. Long-distance telephone calls were expensive, international calls prohibitively so. From furniture to TVs and appliances, and...
  • To the Tea Party: Beware of “Free Trade”

    03/26/2016 7:39:18 AM PDT · by central_va · 24 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 1/31/15 | Nevin Gussack
    The globalists who hijacked both the GOP and Democratic Party subscribe to this “free trade” ideology, and now are worried by grassroots conservative opposition to this destructive doctrine. A Pew Research Center poll for November 4-7, 2010 reported that 63% of professed Tea Party supporters thought that free trade agreements were “bad for U.S.” The Mellman Group and the Alliance for American Manufacturing reported that their poll indicated that 74 percent of self-described Tea Party supporters would support a “national manufacturing strategy to make sure that economic, tax, labor, and trade policies in this country work together to help support...
  • An Unbelievable Amount of Counterfeit Goods Come from China

    03/25/2016 4:27:21 PM PDT · by central_va · 31 replies
    economyincrises ^ | 9/30/15 | Margaret Elkis
    Nearly everything in a tech store has a label “Made in China” on it. In fact, it is almost difficult to find something that isn’t made in China. Not only has this flood of goods from China put our companies out of business, but they are hurting, even killing people. Counterfeit high end bikes, wheels, and helmets from China are putting people’s life in grave danger.
  • The Consequences of Losing an Economic War

    03/25/2016 10:48:37 AM PDT · by central_va · 7 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | December 31, 2015 | Patrick Kellen
    f we were attacked militarily, our government would do everything in its power to defend its citizens. True American patriots emerged during the reign of the British military. Patrick Henry is famous for shouting, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Today, the U.S. is losing the economic war and we are rapidly spiraling towards the enslavement of ourselves and future generations. We know from history what happens to the losers of military conflict–losers work for the sole benefit of their conquerors under the laws of the new regime. Right now in the U.S. we are in an economic war...
  • New Study Shows that Establishment Economists are Wasting Our Time

    03/25/2016 10:44:03 AM PDT · by central_va · 6 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | January 29, 2016 | Michael Stumo
    Establishment economists will defend to the death the idea that trade does not destroy jobs. Yes, I’m serious. They believe that. Really. Instead, they say, job losers move into other jobs so there is no net job loss. They also assume that trade deals cause no change in the balance of trade. This matters because when economists study the TPP and other trade deals, their models find no job losses and no future trade imbalances because those bad things are simply assumed away. Those net negatives cannot happen and are not even worth inquiring about. If you think you observed...
  • China Has Slowly Been Bleeding Us Dry

    03/25/2016 10:36:43 AM PDT · by central_va · 3 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/24/16 | John Olen
    Most favored nation status has been controversial over the past couple of decades, especially with China. Nancy Pelosi (back when Democrats gave a crap about some aspects of America. Now both parties have been bought and paid for.) voiced her concerns in June of 1997 in a hearing before the Subcommittee on Trade. At the time, Congress was discussing whether to grant China unconditional MFN status. She rebutted the arguments that were in favor of MFN status to China by demonstrating that it is a bad idea for our jobs and for our economy: “Less than 2 percent of U.S....
  • 5 Ways NAFTA Shows Us The Harm “Free Trade” Can Do

    03/25/2016 10:24:25 AM PDT · by central_va · 18 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | March 18, 2015 | James Moreland
    “Free trade” means uncontrolled, unrestricted access to our economy for goods often made at less than $4 per hour, tariff- and duty-free. This has devastated our economy and put some of our best companies out of business. “Free trade” has been incredibly costly for the United States. We have seen a steadily rising trade deficit as a result of these failed policies. The United States has not had a trade surplus in 37 years!
  • America’s Deindustrialization and China’s Rise

    03/25/2016 7:05:35 AM PDT · by central_va · 12 replies
    Manufacturing & Technology News ^ | 8/30/10 | Richard McCormack
    The U.S. military is starting to consider how China’s economic growth and the corresponding loss of important American high-tech industries might impact future national security. The Project on National Security Reform run by U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, an independent academic group, has put together a “Vision Working Group” that is assessing various future possible military scenarios including how to deal with a more aggressive China if the United States does not have much left of an industrial base.
  • Lessons From 20 Years of NAFTA

    03/25/2016 7:00:22 AM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 3/8/16 | Stan Sorcsher
    We did trade wrong. We could have had a good trade policy that increased trade and raised living standards. We could export more soybeans, airplanes and software, and protect the environment around the world. We could have low-cost goods and encourage democracy, respect for human rights and improved working conditions.
  • Trade & U.S. De-Industrialization

    03/25/2016 6:53:04 AM PDT · by central_va · 64 replies
    McKenna Service Company ^ | 2014 | McKenna Service Company
    The United States is the very first “post-industrial” nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and then squander their great wealth. However, the pace at which America has declined is beyond comprehension. Thousands of factories have closed and left the United States. The high paying manufacturing jobs are gone leaving the United States with over 92 million UNEMPLOYED citizens.
  • 19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Make You Weep

    03/20/2016 2:57:17 PM PDT · by central_va · 273 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/27/10 | Michael Snyder
    The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.
  • Obama Administration Plans to Sidestep Congress on Cuba Travel

    08/18/2015 3:04:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC/yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    Travel to Cuba could soon be nearly as easy as travel to any other part of the world. The Obama administration plans to unilaterally ease the travel restrictions to Cuba, sources told ABC News. The new measures would bypass limits on travel imposed by Congress by changing regulations at the executive level.
  • S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating [4 Years Ago Today; Obama's War on Prosperity]

    08/05/2015 6:09:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/5/2011 | Charles Riley
    Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Friday downgraded the credit rating of the United States, stripping the world's largest economy of its prized AAA status. In July, S&P placed the United States' rating on "CreditWatch with negative implications" as the debt ceiling debate devolved into partisan bickering. To avoid a downgrade, S&P said the United States needed to not only raise the debt ceiling, but also develop a "credible" plan to tackle the nation's long-term debt.
  • ...Obama Begins 2-Day Visit to L.A. on Thursday...[What Mass Murder? Show me the Money!]

    06/18/2015 1:56:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 6/18/15 | Tracy Bloom
    Obama was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to take part in a pair of fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee, according to the White House. The president will travel aboard Air Force One and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport sometime in the afternoon, a White House news release stated. He was scheduled to arrive around 2 p.m., according to LAX police.
  • We [as long as 0bama is in the WH] Are Marie Harf

    02/19/2015 4:36:27 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/19/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    And we will lose the war on terror. Marie Harf, the cretinous propagandist and campaign veteran installed by the Obama administration at the State Department — the misfit who plays Messy Marvin to Jen Psaki’s feckless Pippi Longstocking — has called down upon herself a Malibu mudslide of mockery and derision for suggesting that what’s really needed in the war against the Islamic State et al. is better employment opportunities — “jobs for jihadis,” as her critics put it. She later explained that her observations unfortunately were “too nuanced” for the simple minds of the dunderheads who twice elected her...
  • Report: Secret 'Talks About Talks' Taking Place Between U.S. and North Korea

    02/03/2015 6:37:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 2/3/15 | Daniel Halper
    ....there are secret "talks about talks" taking place behind the scenes between the two countries, according to a new report. "The United States and North Korea have been actively discussing the possibility of returning to denuclearization talks, raising the prospect of a new round of diplomacy even as Washington takes a tougher line against Pyongyang.
  • Cowboys Dominate Redskins 44-17 In Regular Season Finale

    12/28/2014 2:01:10 PM PST · by central_va · 62 replies ^ | 12/28/14 | cbs dallas tx
    DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant broke franchise records Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys prepped for the playoffs with a 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
  • DC bar plans 'wake' for Washington Redskins

    12/19/2014 7:44:03 AM PST · by central_va · 23 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | 12/18/14 | unknown
    <p>A lot of people will be watching the Redskins take on the Eagles this weekend.</p> <p>But one local sports bar plans on hosting a very unique event to try and soothe the pain from all the past Redskin losses.</p> <p>Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights says it plans on hosting a ‘Washington Wake’ this Saturday because of the team's terrible season.</p>
  • August job growth worst of the year: 142K

    09/05/2014 6:14:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/5/14 | Vicki Needham
    The U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in August, well below expectations and breaking a six-month streak of gains above 200,000...
  • Obama going on Democratic fundraising trifecta

    08/29/2014 4:21:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WICS-TV ^ | 8/29/14
    Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections. Obama headlines three events on Friday. Two are just north of New York City, in Westchester County, and the third is in Newport, Rhode Island..
  • Katy Perry performs for Obama [Another Party While World Burns]

    08/01/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ...Perry had an "incredibly beautiful evening" performing at the White House. The 29-year-old was asked to sing at a dinner celebrating the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics and its founder, Eunice Shriver, by President Barack Obama. After wowing the audience....
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval [Just hit 39%-54%]

    07/25/2014 11:36:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/25/14
    07/22-24/2014 Approve: 39% Disapprove: 54%
  • White House: Those bridges we promised to fix back in 2009 are totally falling apart

    07/15/2014 2:03:53 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/15/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Five years ago, Democrats spent $700 billion on “fiscal stimulus,” much of which was supposed to consist of “public-works projects to repair the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.”
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 149 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/17/14 | Dick and Liz Cheney
    <p>Cheney re Obama: Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.</p> <p>As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).</p>
  • Obama says 'absolutely' a risk in freeing Taliban inmates, but defends Bergdahl swap

    06/03/2014 5:23:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/14
    ...Obama, in his first public comments on the controversial trade of five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl since the deal was announced, acknowledged Tuesday there's "absolutely" a risk that the former Guantanamo inmates will try to return to the battlefield -- but nevertheless defended the deal as in America's interest. "I wouldn't be doing it if I thought that it was contrary to American national security," Obama said.
  • Presidential Job Approval Center [Man Child at 39% Approval in Gallup]

    03/15/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Gallup ^ | 3/15/14
    Explore...Obama's approval ratings...
  • Vanity: Dear CNBC, you suck and CURLING just pawned you!!!

    02/19/2014 5:13:15 PM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Kolath | 02/19/2014 | Kolath
    FaceBook (USA Curling) ‪#‎curling‬ on CNBC between 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday had 2.6 million viewers. Highest ratings ever for a show on CNBC. ‪#‎rockinit‬ Go suck it CNBC!!! And while you're at it tell your homies at MSNBC they suck too. They can "lean forward" over the rock and do a face plant (ala Russian Team Captain)
  • Going The Distance...On and off the road with Barack Obama.

    01/20/2014 4:22:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    New Yorker. LINK ONLY | 1/27/14 | David Remnick

    12/25/2013 7:00:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    HipHopHollywood ^ | 12/24/13 | Eric Berry
    Kanye West may have to use some of that Adidas money to pay off Ricky Spicer, a man who claims Ye sampled his 12-year-old vocal’s on the rapper’s hit song, “Bound 2.” According to the Daily News, Spicer heard “Bound 2″ for the first time on the radio, but says he never gave Mr. West his permission to use it. Spicer’s voice can be heard on Ponderosa Twins Plus One’s “Bound,” which makes the sample all the more odd since Ye’s version is titled, “Bound 2.” The disgruntled singer is also taking action against Roc-A-Fella Records, Island Def-Jam Music, Rhino...
  • GQ’s List Of Least InfluentialCelebrities Includes Obama

    11/25/2013 3:12:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 11/25/13
    Dennis Rodman, 52, has been named GQ's No. 1 least influential celebrity of 2013. The former basketball player, who has visited Kim Jong Un in North Korea, was the top pick in the magazine's third annual list of the least influential celebrities. The list also includes twerking pop star Miley Cyrus, President Barack Obama, and celebrity chef Paula Deen. Rodman said this week he's preparing to return to North Korea late next month for an exhibition basketball tour. The magazine said Mr. Obama came in at No. 17 on the list because "nothing gets done."
  • The Democratic panic over ObamaCare has officially begun

    11/14/2013 1:35:12 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/14/13 | Jon Terbush
    Democrats weathered the government shutdown by standing united. And even as ObamaCare stumbled through a rocky rollout, Democratic lawmakers remained largely in sync with the administration even as they expressed disappointment about the flawed health exchange website. Yet ObamaCare's flaws have proven to be far more serious than a few poorly written lines of software code. Lingering problems with the site, combined with fresh concerns about rising premiums and Americans being pushed off their existing health care plans, have further eroded the law's political standing, prompting congressional Democrats to begin putting more daylight between themselves and the White House. To...
  • ‘Capt. Renault clearly misspoke’: Mock-tastic quotes, NYT-style

    11/03/2013 4:59:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/3/13
    An editorial in the New York Times this weekend tried to provide ridiculous cover for President Obama’s repeated promise of “if you like your plan you can keep it,” which has turned out to be a huge lie. The Times claimed Obama merely “misspoke.”
  • Send Your Kid to Private School? You Suck

    08/29/2013 10:08:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 106 replies
    Newser ^ | 08/29/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Do you send your kids to private school? Then congratulations: "You are a bad person," Allison Benedikt argues in Slate. "Not bad like murder bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So pretty bad." Her reasoning is simple: if everyone were invested in public schools—and not just monetarily invested, "but real flesh-and-blood-offspring" invested—they would get better. Involved parents can make a huge difference. Yes, your kid may not get as excellent an education. "Take a deep breath and live with that." "If you can afford private school," even just barely, "chances are that your spawn will be perfectly fine...

    12/30/2012 5:51:31 PM PST · by usconservative · 69 replies
    Self ^ | 12/30/2012 | Self
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (2/13/11: Hussein "$1.5 Trillion Deficit" is at -10)

    02/13/2011 7:40:53 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2/13/11 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 28% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10
  • Trade Peace Watch: US-Korean Trade Pact: Korea (And U.S. Customers) In Deep Kimchi

    12/04/2010 2:30:23 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 1 replies
    Truth About Cars ^ | 12/4/10 | Bertel Schmitt
    ...A shell-shocked South Korea and a proud America “completed a free-trade agreement that will eliminate most tariffs on exports and solidify one of the nation’s most significant alliances in Asia,” as the New York Times praises the deal....Don’t run down to your Hyundai dealer just yet and expect dramatic price reductions. The deal has major hurdles to pass. And at closer inspection, it looks like an oinking pig in a poke.
  • To Help Fellow Democrats in the Fall, Obama May Stay Away (Why does Hussein suck so badly?)

    07/31/2010 8:46:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 21+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/31/10 | JEFF ZELENY
    To Help Fellow Democrats in the Fall, Obama May Stay AwayBy JEFF ZELENY Published: July 31, 2010 WASHINGTON — As lunch was served in the Roosevelt Room of the White House one day last week, President Obama assured the nine Democratic members of Congress sitting around the table that he would do anything he could to help them survive their fall elections. Even, he said, if it meant staying away. “You may not even want me to come to your district,” Mr. Obama said, according to guests, nearly all of whom hold seats that Republicans are aggressively seeking. Three months...
  • Crist wins teachers union approval along with Meek

    05/22/2010 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 24 replies · 664+ views
    Miami HURLED ^ | 5/22/10
    Florida's statewide teachers union has issued a dual endorsement in the closely watched race for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat.
  • Stars Gather to Hobknob with Celebrity in Chief (Hussein Laughs it Up, Louisiana Faces Disaster)

    05/01/2010 8:22:50 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies · 505+ views
    Washington NBC ^ | 05/01/10 | Matthew Stabley
    The stars will shine in D.C. Saturday night as some of the biggest names in politics and entertainment join the country's biggest celebrity for dinner and laughs.
  • Liberals: Are They Born That Way? (& besides Pelosi, why do they suck at making a profit?)

    07/01/2009 9:12:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 964+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 7/01/09 | The Maha
    Liberals: Are They Born That Way?July 1, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I gotta deal with something here. August 1st will be 21 years. And for about 20 of these -- maybe 21 of the 21 and-a-half years, there hasn't been a day go by that I haven't been asked, "Rush, why are liberals the way they are?" Now, you take a look at the Supreme Court decision on the Ricci case, the firefighters in New Haven, four human beings, four Americans saw no discrimination against the white firefighters in the case when it was obvious. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for...
  • Is Obama Already a Lame Duck?

    06/15/2009 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies · 4,137+ views
    Tech Ticker via Yahoo! News ^ | June 15, 2009 | by John Carney
    How did Obama manage to spend all his political capital so quickly? Did it all go on the stimulus bill? Wasn’t the whole point of bringing Rahm in as chief of staff that he could work constructively with Congress to pass an ambitious agenda? And isn’t Obama himself the first president since JFK to have entered the White House from the Senate? I’m not sure when everything went wrong here, but I fear that the damage is now irreparable — and that Obama’s agenda is going to be severely scaled back as a result. Our explanation is rather simple: Obama’s...
  • Bye Bye Republican Party

    11/04/2008 6:31:08 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 88 replies · 4,973+ views
    15 years ago the Republican party gave us new hope. Now it's a big pile of steaming dung. Who is there to attempt to lead this party? Bush effectively put a stake in the heart of the republican party. McCain then twisted the stake. America weeps...
  • The Return of Big Government (Like Watching "That 70s Show")

    04/16/2008 6:35:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies · 589+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 4/11/08 | James Pethokoukis
    Here's a little straight talk: Whether you pull the lever (or fill in the oval or touch the screen) for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama or even John McCain in November, you're probably still going to end up in 2009 with a push for Big Government of the sort not seen in a generation. More taxes. More regulation. More spending. "It's going to be like watching That '70s Show," says Daniel Clifton, political analyst at Strategas Research Partners, which provides research to institutional investors.
  • So - would a Hillary Clinton presidency really suck all that much?

    07/04/2007 6:02:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 84 replies · 2,362+ views
    7/04/07 | Libloather
    Of course, there will be the initial criminal investigations and accusations of foul play from those wanting to know if the typical illegal contributions were involved. But what if the Beast was actually sworn in as president? What then? She won't be Queen - at least not after a few years. I mean, c'mon, Americans voting in a large Republican Congress would be obvious after seeing the Clintons in power once more. (Hey, the RATS aren't in the lead by THAT much.) Billy Jeff will be free to troll the grounds for fresh meat. Hillary, with a new stash of...
  • Mr. Monday: To Stay in Seattle, Sonics Must Win

    07/24/2006 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 14 replies · 454+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 07-24-06 | Mr. Monday
    Mon July 24, 2006 Mr. Monday: To stay in Seattle, Sonics must win Mr. Monday once parked his caboose in the Pacific Northwest. Just south of Canada, the state of Washington is now sitting on the front porch of Oklahoma's collective sports brain. Those coffee-drinking, dot-commers have the Sonics. For now. Mr. Monday figures the team in the green and gold is on its way east in the next year. Mr. Monday knows these people. Here's their M.O. -- The Left Coasters are the bandwagoniest bandwagoners who ever bandwagoned. They'll only pull their attention away from their plate of smoked...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • Sucking a Fishermen's Friend could get you into trouble

    09/29/2005 4:07:31 PM PDT · by holymoly · 13 replies · 470+ views
    Ananova ^ | Today | Ananova
    Police in Germany are warning motorists that sucking a Fishermen's Friend could get them into trouble. It comes after a 24-year-old driver was found to be over the legal drink-drive limit during a routine control in Munich. He was taken to the police station where blood tests found he had no alcohol in his system. The man was released after officers found the strongest thing he had taken was a Fisherman's Friend. Forensic doctor Thomas Gilg said the essential oils contained in the throat sweets reacted in the same way as alcohol on hand-held breathalysers. He said in tests they...
  • Microsoft Inks Halo Film Deal (Wow, SO ORIGINAL!)

    08/25/2005 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 21 replies · 471+ views
    Halo, Microsoft’s popular video game, will be coming to a theater near you in a movie from Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox. The two studios will be paying Microsoft a guaranteed $5 million advance, according to Daily Variety, plus up to 10 percent of domestic United States box office receipts. Microsoft had originally demanded $15 million plus 15 percent of the initial gross box office from several studios. Universal and Fox will divide up responsibilities, with Universal managing production and U.S. distribution, and Fox distributing the film internationally. Microsoft’s Bungie Studios unit will act as creative consultants. Universal announced...