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  • Cracks Appear In Abortion Front Against Healthcare Reform

    03/19/2010 4:59:11 AM PDT · by edpc · 35 replies · 861+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 Feb 2010 | Linda Feldmann
    Washington – A widening split among opponents of abortion could help pave the way to passage for President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation. Increasingly, abortion foes – including high-profile Catholic organizations and members of Congress – are saying that while the language aimed at preventing use of federal funds for abortion is not perfect, the bill is still worth passing as a first step. The Catholic Health Association, which represents more than 600 Catholic hospitals in the US, came out earlier this week in favor of the president’s plan, arguing that comprehensive reform is a “moral imperative.” On Wednesday, 60 Catholic...
  • I Am Coming Soon

    03/13/2010 12:15:33 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies · 720+ views
    I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen. ~ Revelation 22: 18-21
  • G.M. to Close Hummer After Sale Collapses

    02/24/2010 1:40:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 895+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 24, 2010 | NICK BUNKLEY
    G.M. to Close Hummer After Sale Collapses NICK BUNKLEY February 24, 2010 DETROIT — Hummer, the brand of big sport-utility vehicles that became synonymous with the term “gas guzzler,” is being shut down after a deal to sell it to a Chinese manufacturer fell apart, General Motors said Wednesday. G.M. said only that its planned sale of Hummer to the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Company “cannot be completed,” without giving a reason, but the $150 million deal had been stalled as the companies awaited approval from the Chinese government. G.M. had been trying to sell Hummer for a year,...
  • 'World's finest restaurant' El Bulli to close permanently

    02/13/2010 7:39:02 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 74 replies · 1,585+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/13/2010 | Harriet Alexander
    Spanish restaurant El Bulli, famed for its avant-garde cuisine at the hands of celebrated , will close its doors for good next year. For those who cannot imagine life without trout egg tempura or "tagliatelli" of shaved foie gras, the news will hit hard. Just a fortnight after the Spanish chef Ferran Adrià announced that he was to close his celebrated restaurant El Bulli for two years, voted the finest on the planet, to take a break and rethink his future, he has decided that the closure will be for ever. Chef Ferran Adrià Not only was he losing money,...
  • The end of the IPCC

    02/09/2010 10:56:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 818+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2010 | S. Fred Singer
    Almost daily, we learn about new problems with the formerly respected UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):  In their 2001 report, they claimed that the 20th century was "unusual" and blamed it on human-released greenhouse gases.  Their infamous temperature graph shown there, shaped like a hockey stick, did away with the well-established Medieval Warm Period (around 1000AD, when Vikings were able to settle in Southern Greenland and grow crops there) and the following Little Ice Age (around 1400 to 1800AD).  Two Canadians exposed the bad data used by the IPCC and the statistical errors in their analysis. The most...
  • Air America, the Talk Radio Network, Will Go Off the Air

    01/21/2010 6:46:33 PM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies · 807+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2010 | Brian Stelter
    Air America, the long-suffering progressive talk radio network, abruptly shut down on Thursday, bowing to what it called a “very difficult economic environment.” The chairman of Air America Media, Charlie Kireker, said in a statement that the company would file under Chapter 7 bankruptcy “to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business...” The closing did not come as a surprise. Air America, which began six years ago and has 100 affiliated stations, cycled through a number of owners and never found its financial footing. It first filed for bankruptcy protection in 2006 but managed to stay on the air....
  • Air America, the Talk Radio Network, Will Go Off the Air

    01/21/2010 6:44:31 PM PST · by God luvs America · 32 replies · 725+ views
    Air America, the long-suffering progressive talk radio network, abruptly shut down on Thursday, bowing to what it called a “very difficult economic environment.” The chairman of Air America Media, Charlie Kireker, said in a statement that the company would file under Chapter 7 bankruptcy “to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.” In a troubled time for advertising-driven media businesses, “our painstaking search for new investors has come close several times right up into this week but ultimately fell short of success,” Mr. Kireker said. The closing did not come as a surprise. Air America, which began six years...
  • Mass Vote Signals End of an O-ra

    01/18/2010 2:42:05 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies · 1,118+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 18, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Year one of the Obama administration ends Wednesday. Another era may come to an end the day before, when Massachusetts voters choose a senator to fill the three years remaining in the term of Edward Kennedy, who held the seat for 47 years. If Republican Scott Brown wins that election -- and he seems to have an excellent chance to do so -- that election will mean the end, after just seven months, of the Democrats' 60-seat Senate supermajority. That era began in July, when Al Franken was seated after protracted litigation over the result in an election in which...
  • MSNBC's Ed Schultz: If Brown Wins "Kennedy Seat", it's the "End of 'Change' as We Know It" - Video

    01/16/2010 3:12:42 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies · 1,343+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Ed Schultz talking to longtime Democrat consultant Bob Shrum and NBC reporter Kelly O'Donnell about the chances of Scott Brown winning the Massachusetts Senate Race on Tuesday. You can tell from their tone and their faces that the Democrats are truly terrified at the prospect of losing "Ted Kennedy's" Senate Seat. Schultz said it is "an unbelievable scenario" that may be playing out in Massachusetts, that it could be that Health Care Reform will be derailed by the vote from "Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat." Schultz flatly said (2:05 mark of the video): "If the Tea Party...
  • 'Hannah Montana' To End After Fourth Season

    01/08/2010 9:20:28 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 61 replies · 2,382+ views
    MTV ^ | 1-9-10
    Season four of Miley Cyrus' hit Disney series, "Hannah Montana," will be the show's last. Rumors of the show's curtain call have been swirling for about a year now, and on Friday (January 8), a rep for Disney confirmed the upcoming finale to MTV News. "You never know in this business ... but right now, we're scheduled to wrap after shooting this new batch of episodes," Disney Channel Worldwide programming exec Adam Bonnett said in a statement. "The [new] episodes will continue to roll out at least over a full year." Hannah Montana, America's Sweetheart Production on the fourth season...

    12/25/2009 6:20:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 158 replies · 6,940+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | December 23, 2009
    Roy Rogers and his trusty steed Trigger may have come to the end of their "Happy Trails" - television's most famous horse is going on the auction block, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. The beloved golden palomino's home, the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum, has closed - doomed by bitter family feuding, greed, mounting debts and IRS demands. Trigger - stuffed in a familiar pose, rearing majestically on hind legs - will join Dale Evans' horse Buttermilk, their beloved German shepherd Bullet and other Rogers memorabilia in bidding that's expected to reach into the multimillions of dollars. Fans around the...
  • Vanity: Another Progressive Radio station bites the dust. Ir"Rational Radio" in DFW to cease broadca

    12/22/2009 5:19:15 PM PST · by Til I am the last man standing · 15 replies · 752+ views
    1360AM Dallas | 12/22/09 | Self
    The morning broadcasters, Jack Bishop and Rich Hancock, announced this morning that their organization,"Rational Radio" would be off the air as of Jan 1, 2010. Rational Radio leased this station 24/7 from the Multicultural Broadcast Corp. The rest of the local talkers on this station were discussing their plans thruout the day. Most of them trashing broadcast radio and corporations in general. They are claiming that broadcast radio is dead and Internet Radio is where it is at.
  • Brands We Loved and Lost in 2009

    12/18/2009 6:01:39 AM PST · by shove_it · 56 replies · 2,541+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 17 Dec 09 | Ben Rooney
    Popular auto makes, magazine publishers and retailers were among the businesses laid to rest in 2009. Here's a list of familiar names you won't see in the future. [...]
  • 8 names you know, R.I.P.

    12/18/2009 6:23:41 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 26 replies · 2,059+ views ^ | 2009 | N/A
    Popular auto makes, magazine publishers and retailers were among the businesses laid to rest in 2009. Here's a list of 8 familiar names you won't see in the future.
  • Good riddance to the Whataburger 'Thick and Hearty' burger?

    12/18/2009 7:35:24 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 111 replies · 2,929+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | December 18, 2009 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    FORT WORTH -- Good riddance? We can’t recall the last time a company promoted the end of a product. Did Ford extol the Edsel? Coke the New Coke? Yet we have Whataburger buying little ads, setting up toll-free hot lines and Web sites, then paying PR people to call attention to the withdrawal of what is easily the Corpus Christi-based chain’s unhealthiest menu item: The A1 Thick and Hearty Burger. The burger has lost its pizzazz, said a PR person with SPM Communications of Dallas, who is not authorized to be quoted by name, Wednesday night, a North Texas hairstylist...
  • GM lets Saab die (shutting down its Swedish car brand after attempts to close a deal fails)

    12/18/2009 10:14:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies · 2,473+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 12/18/2009 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    NEW YORK ( -- General Motors is shutting down its Swedish car brand, Saab, after attempts to close a deal with a buyer failed. GM had announced earlier this year that it was close to reaching a deal with Swedish super-carmaker Koenigsegg. That deal fell, though. "In the end, Koenigsegg discovered some issues they didn't think could be overcome in a timely fashion," said John Smith, GM vice president of corporate planning and alliances. Dutch exotic carmaker Spyker then emerged as a bidder for Saab, but that deal couldn't be concluded in time, GM said. In both cases, according to...
  • Editor & Publisher, R.I.P.

    12/14/2009 5:16:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 511+ views ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS.BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media: By now the decline of the newspaper industry has become, well, yesterday's news. Small wonder the industry's own trade publication would eventually close its own doors. But there's a little more to the story. Last week Editor & Publisher magazine, aged 125, finally ended its run as newspaperdom's principal trade pub when owner Neilsen Business Media announced it no longer fit in with the company's reformulated plans. Journalists who had long since ceased reading the print edition offered nostalgic tributes — online. That their posts appeared on the Internet itself tells much of the story. In recent years both...
  • Oprah announces the end of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" - Part II

    11/20/2009 11:44:03 AM PST · by RGirard · 13 replies · 620+ views ^ | Nov. 20, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Oprah Winfrey offically announced to her sudio audience that she was ending The Oprah Winfrey Show, her amazingly popular program that began in 1986. Although the announcement was made today, Friday November 20, 2009, the actual end will not be until be until Friday September 9, 2011, over 18 months from now. Oprah said: "Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and feels right in my spirit." ... Due in large part to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah has become a cultural icon. She is the woman who recommends books few people have heard of, then each becomes a national...
  • WABC: Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show

    11/19/2009 4:20:56 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies · 1,510+ views
    TVNewser ^ | November 19, 2009 | Chris Ariens
    Breaking: reports Oprah Winfrey will end her talk show. The announcement will come on her show tomorrow with the final airing expected to be Sept. 9, 2011. The Oprah Winfrey Show airs on WABC-TV in the afternoons but originates from Chicago on ABC station WLS where it airs at 9amCT. Winfrey saw her best ratings in two years on Monday with an interview with Sarah Palin.
  • The end of America as we know it

    11/17/2009 6:56:21 PM PST · by FromLori · 55 replies · 2,790+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/17/09 | Frank J. Tamel
    Unlike some of my fundamentalist Christian friends, I don’t think Obama is the Antichrist. But I have theorized that Obama is a puppet President and someone else is pulling the strings that are leading to the end of our way of life as we know it. A sinister plot is being implemented to destroy our economy and put us under the thumb of a tyrannical economic and political system. I have spent some time looking into eschatology, which is the study of end-times prophecy. Although the books of Revelation and much of Daniel are allegorical, anyone who reads them can’t...
  • Largest Gay Newspaper Publisher Shuts Down

    11/16/2009 4:29:36 PM PST · by freemike · 25 replies · 847+ views
    The largest publisher of newspapers serving the gay and lesbian community in the US has shut down. Laura Douglas-Brown, editor of Southern Voice newspaper in Atlanta, said she arrived at work today to find the locks changed and a note saying parent company Window Media LLC had closed down.UKGuardian"Window Media long provided a very special outlet for the gay community to learn about itself way before there were a lot of other places to find that type of thing," said Michael Musto, an openly gay writer for the Village Voice in New York, which is owned by Village Voice Media...
  • Southern Voice, longtime gay and lesbian newspaper, shuts down (Dinosaur Gay Media Deathwatch)

    11/16/2009 4:57:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/16/2009 | Kristi E. Swartz and Leon Stafford
    Atlanta's gay community has lost its Southern Voice. The city's gay and lesbian weekly has shut its doors after 21 years. Southern Voice, along with David Atlanta, a publication about gay men's nightlife in Atlanta, closed after a long-time financial battle to stay afloat. Southern's owner, Washington, D.C.-based Window Media LLC, shuttered the weekly newspaper and a handful of other gay publications nationwide over the weekend, the newspaper's editor, Laura Douglas Brown, confirmed to the AJC on Monday. Employees arrived at the newspaper's offices off of Briarcliff Road early Monday to find the door locked and a sign posted on...
  • Washington Blade and Several Other Gay Newspapers Go Out of Business

    11/16/2009 11:21:49 AM PST · by GoldStandard · 65 replies · 1,906+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/16/2009 | Richard Perez-Pena
    Gay newspapers in several U.S. cities, including the Washington Blade, shut down on Monday, as the company that owned them, Window Media, abruptly went out of business. Window Media had been in serious financial trouble, but employees said they had expected a reorganization or sale, not a liquidation. “We found out when two of the corporate officers were waiting for us when we got to work this morning,” said Kevin Naff, editor of the Blade, a 40-year-old paper that was one of the most important publications written for a gay audience. “It’s not a complete surprise. The abruptness of it...
  • Washington Blade Shuts Down (Official Dinosaur Media Wake®)

    11/16/2009 11:34:19 AM PST · by rhinohunter · 16 replies · 821+ views
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 11-16-09 | Jennifer Nycz-Conner
    Washington gay and lesbian newspaper The Washington Blade has ceased publication and is closing Monday, along with its parent company, Atlanta-based Window/Unite Media LLC. Window/Unite published five gay and lesbian publications, including Southern Voice, South Florida Blade, The 411 Magazine and David Atlanta. All will stop publishing, and three of the company's offices will close. The news, first reported by Washington City Paper’s sister paper Creative Loafing Atlanta, was confirmed by a Washington Blade employee. The publication has also stated the news on its Twitter feed: “Washington Blade, like all Window Media publications, is closing today. Thank you for your...
  • Pensacola abortion clinic closes at end of pro-life campaign

    11/08/2009 4:33:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 393+ views
    CNA ^ | Pensacola, Fla., Nov 8, 2009
    Pensacola pro-lifers celebrate their victory. Credit: 40 Days for Life Pensacola, Fla., Nov 8, 2009 / 04:12 am (CNA).- An abortion facility in Pensacola, Florida has announced that it will close, bringing joy to participants in the three 40 Days for Life prayer vigils at the site. One pro-life organizer said the closing was “an answer to prayer.”The Community Healthcare Center, which was dually licensed as an abortion clinic and as a clinical laboratory, faced a $413,000 fine after the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) found its lab license had been expired for 413 days. The clinic...
  • End of an Era: Miramax President Quits, Disney All But Shutters the Label

    11/04/2009 8:20:12 AM PST · by denydenydeny · 9 replies · 699+ views
    /film ^ | 11/2/09 | Russ Fischer
    This has been coming for some time, and after recent shakeups at Disney, is really no great surprise. Now Daniel Battsek, the current president of Miramax, has announced that he’ll step down at the end of January 2010. At the same time, Disney will relocate the label from New York City to Disney’s headquarters in Burbank, CA, where they’ll reduce Miramax’s output to just three films a year. The label that launched Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith and was the biggest face of the ’90s indie explosion is basically dead. OK, the real end of the era hit...
  • Thousands line up for last Big Mac in Iceland

    11/01/2009 12:53:40 PM PST · by UAConservative · 56 replies · 2,351+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2009 | Omar Valdimarsson
    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Thousands of Icelanders lined up at McDonald's restaurants to order their last Big Macs before the U.S. fast-food chain abandons the crisis-hit island at midnight Saturday due to soaring costs. The world's largest fast-food company said earlier this week that all three of its restaurants in Iceland, operated by franchisee Jon Ogmundsson, would shut down October 31. The outlets have been packed since the announcement, with lines at one restaurant on the east side of the city backing up out the door and onto the street. At lunchtime Friday the outlet's parking lot was full and staff...
  • End of the world as Hollywood knows it

    10/21/2009 10:44:28 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 71 replies · 2,247+ views
    CNet News ^ | 20 October 2009 | Greg Sandoval
    To: Charlize Theron, Hugh Jackman, Seth Rogen, Tina Fey, Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, every actor, actress, screenwriter, costumer, best boy, cameraman, set designer, makeup artist, and agent--plus anyone else who makes their living in the film industry. From: Greg Sandoval, CNET media reporter and film fan. Re: Your livelihood Cut your spending. Save your money. Many of the revenue streams that have gushed into your industry for decades, some for nearly a century, are about to dry up. This will likely mean a period of belt tightening like you've never seen before. The end is coming for DVDs, traditional movie...
  • Anger and sadness over school closings (end of an era)

    10/10/2009 11:39:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies · 1,632+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 10/10/2009 | JOHN BARNED-SMITH & VALERIA RUSS
    THE DAY after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced plans to close two of the city's storied Catholic high schools - Northeast Catholic and Cardinal Dougherty - livid parents and crestfallen students protested the decision. Hundreds of students from Northeast Catholic, commonly called North Catholic, blew air horns and yelled outside the school last night in exuberant defiance of the archdiocesan decree to close the schools at the end of the school year.
  • Glenn Beck Talks About the "End of the U.S. Dollar" As We Know It - Video 10/6/09

    10/06/2009 3:32:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies · 1,304+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Glenn Beck today talking about the "end of the U.S. Dollar" as we know it. Beck said that quietly, under the radar, this huge story is unfolding, and it will impact the lives of all Americans. He lays out how the value of the dollar is being destroyed, and what that is going to mean for our future. . . (VIDEO)
  • Recession Spells End for Many Family Businesses

    10/06/2009 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies · 1,016+ views ^ | 10/6/09 | DANA MATTIOLI
    Siblings Georgia, Jimmy and John Roussos have spent most of their lives working in the kitchen of the restaurant their father opened in 1954. The eatery managed to survive a hurricane and other setbacks, but it wasn't until this August that the recession took its toll, forcing Roussos Restaurant in Daphne, Ala., to permanently shut its doors. After months of slow sales, family businesses are being forced to close, ending legacies and leaving behind a wake of sad customers and loyal employees. "Some family businesses that were just hanging on have said it's time to get out," says Dann Van...
  • Chicago 2016 group going out of business

    10/05/2009 2:43:21 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 45 replies · 1,461+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 5, 2009 | David Roeder
    The organization that brought you all those banners, ads and fund-raising pitches for the 2016 Olympics in Chicago soon will pay the price for the city's failure to get the games. Chicago 2016, the high-powered civic committee that has worked on the city's bid for three years, is expected to lay off most of its 57 paid staffers by the end of October. A small group is expected to remain through year-end as it winds down operations. In a "stewardship report" issued in late August, the committee disclosed that it has raised $76.9 million from July 2006 through last June...
  • Penske drop bid for Saturn, GM to end brand

    09/30/2009 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies · 2,104+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/09
    Penske Automotive Group (PAG.N) said on Wednesday it has terminated discussions with General Motors Co GM.UL to acquire the automaker's Saturn brand. GM said in a separate statement it would wind down the Saturn brand and its dealership network.
  • (MI) Penske Terminates Saturn Talks

    09/30/2009 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Kieri · 21 replies · 1,134+ views
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 09/30/09 | Various
    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Penske Automotive Group has announced that it has terminated talks with GM on acquiring the Saturn brand. Penske says negotiations with GM regarding the future supply of vehicles caused the breakdown in talks. G In a statement issued by General Motors, the company is very disappointed about Penske's decision. This will ultimately be the end for the Saturn brand as GM prepares to wind down production and dealership network. STATEMENT FROM GENERAL MOTORS: Today we learned that Penske Automotive Group (PAG) has decided to terminate discussions with General Motors to acquire Saturn. This is...
  • GM To Shut Down Saturn After Penske Ends Talks

    09/30/2009 3:43:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 1,846+ views
    APReport ^ | September 30, 2009
    GM To Shut Down Saturn After Penske Ends Talks Production agreement with another manufacturer falls through, killing deal GM to drop Saturn after Penske ends talks Sept. 30: General Motors Co. says it plans to shut down its Saturn brand and dealer network after talks with Penake Automotive Group fell apart. DETROIT - General Motors Co. said Wednesday it would shut down its Saturn division after an agreement to sell it to Penske Automotive Group Inc. fell apart. The Bloomfield, Michigan dealership headed by auto racing magnate Roger Penske walked away after it was unable to find a manufacturer to...
  • Peterbilt Permanently Closing Nashville Plant

    09/29/2009 1:22:51 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 61 replies · 2,765+ views
    Nashville Channel 5 ^ | 09/29/2009 | Nashville News Ch. 5
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Peterbilt Corp. permanently closed its truck plant in Nashville.</p>
  • End of America's Moment

    09/27/2009 8:27:21 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 37 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2009 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    America is no longer a superpower. Led by President Obama, its retreat on the world stage has been sudden, swift and stunning. His administration is actively pursuing a foreign policy of detente and self-abnegation. Washington no longer wants - or believes it is possible - to remain the last, sole hyperpower.
  • Energy 92.7 Runs Out of Gas (Highly Touted Gay Radio Station Fails in San Francisco)

    09/26/2009 2:36:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies · 2,305+ views
    San Francisco dance station goes off the airEventually everyone's energy wanes and the aptly named dance radio station has officially run out of steam. San Francisco-based Energy 92.7 confirmed rumors that the station is going off the air on its Facebook page Thursday. No reason was given for the closure but a farewell party (with possible answers) will take place at The Lookout in San Francisco's Castro district Friday night at 5 p.m. "Dear fans, we just got the word. 7pm is the end of Energy 92.7," the station told its fans on Facebook. "Thank you all for your support....
  • Ann Coulter Tells Hannity Passage of ObamaCare Will be the "End of the Republican Party" - Video

    09/23/2009 8:19:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 68 replies · 3,181+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Ann Coulter on with Sean Hannity tonight, where she sounded off on the United Nations speeches today, and the Democrats' determination to pass some kind of a Health Care Bill that will be the "camel nose under the tent," which she said twice, will "be the end of the Republican Party." Coulter believes any kind of Government Health Care will be "such a game-changer" that it will obligate people to the government to the extent that the long-term impact will be people voting for Democrats. She believes Democrats will be willing to use the Nuclear Option...
  • US soap opera ends 72-year run

    09/22/2009 6:48:24 PM PDT · by billorites · 54 replies · 1,712+ views
    Financial ^ | September 18, 2009 | Kenneth Li
    Guiding Light, television’s longest running soap opera, ended a 72-year run on Friday, closing a chapter of American media history long after its mainstay audience of housewives had moved on. The show began as a 15-minute radio programme on NBC Radio in 1937 and was one of the few programmes that thrived in its transition to television on the CBS network by 1952. The show was considered ahead of its time by confronting heady social issues: alcoholism, rape, disease. By the 1980s, the template of the soaps – the intermingling of the public and private lives of its characters, big...
  • Seeds of Doubt [New Orleans ACORN office shutting down?]

    09/20/2009 6:14:20 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 38 replies · 2,798+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 20, 2009 | Bruce Nolan
    ACORN, a social justice organization with roots in [New Orleans], battles a string of scandals. The announcement stuck to a wall outside the entrance to ACORN's local office in the 2600 block of Canal Street quietly signals the trouble afoot. In English and Spanish, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now tells walk-up clients that ACORN's housing office has shut itself down for two weeks to immerse itself "in an intensive training program." The sign is a symptom of a tumultuous week in the history of a controversial poor people's social justice movement -- one founded by a New...
  • Adios Hank: The Conservative World of ‘King of the Hill’ (series finale tonight)

    09/13/2009 8:07:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 64 replies · 2,181+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 09/13/09 | by Kurt Schlichter
    Tonight Fox will run the series finale of King of the Hill, the saga of Hank Hill and his gang of associates living in their exurb paradise of Arlen, Texas.... The beauty of King is that while it pokes fun at Hank’s myriad foibles, it understands the creepy nature of those who dedicate their lives to interfering in the lives of others, always claiming the moral high ground yet inevitably maximizing their own personal power and advantage. From snooty school guidance counselors to pompous college professors to lazy municipal clerks, Hank is constantly beset by nimrods trying to force him...
  • The End of America's Experiment With Royalty

    08/31/2009 3:02:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | August 31, 2009 | Michael Barone
    Edward Kennedy was buried Saturday, the last son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the longest-serving member of the only royal political family our democratic republic has ever produced. Those who remember the 1960s understand viscerally, even if they do not share themselves, the almost mystical devotion the Kennedys inspired. Those who do not find it harder to understand, and those who come after us may find it utterly mystifying. But it was real. Other political families -- the Adamses, the Harrisons, the Tafts -- produced multiple generations of national politicians but generated nothing like mass enthusiasm. The sons of...
  • AP Source: Cash for Clunkers to end on Monday

    08/20/2009 1:49:41 PM PDT · by normanpubbie · 42 replies · 1,031+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 8-20-2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives. The Transportation Department said Thursday the government will wind down the program on Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Car buyers can receive rebates of $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in older vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient models. "It's been a thrill to be part of the best economic news story in America," Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. "Now we are working toward an orderly wind...
  • James Carville: "Looks Like Health Care Public Option Is Out" (It's toast)

    08/15/2009 9:07:49 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 68 replies · 2,986+ views
    Youtube ^ | August 17, 2009 | NewsPoliticsNews
    CNN's James Carville: "Looks Like The Health Care Public Option Is Out" - 08/10/09
  • Arena Football Ends For Good - Chapter 7

    08/03/2009 7:59:09 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 11 replies · 788+ views
    Arena Football League will not resume play & will likely file Chapter 7 liquidation. Orlando Predators have played last game.#fox35
  • The End Of Obama's Honeymoon

    08/03/2009 6:20:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 1,587+ views
    CBS News ^ | August 3, 2009 | Irwin M. Stelzer
    We are six months into the Obama reign, and he surely did have a good thing going until very recently. He pushed through what voters thought was a stimulus bill. He held numerous press conferences at which an adoring media allowed him to display his rhetorical skills. No mumbling George W. Bush, he. He toured the world, to the applause of adoring masses from London to Paris to Cairo. He fulfilled a campaign promise to tackle perceived global warming and lead the world to a cooler, greener future by urging Congress to pass a cap-and-trade bill aimed at cutting CO2...
  • The End Of White Guilt?

    07/27/2009 4:15:57 PM PDT · by fiodora · 47 replies · 1,855+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, July 27, 2009 | Nancy Morgan
    Something strange is happening in America. For the first time, a white man is standing up to a black man’s charge of racism. And he is being supported by his employer. In another first, the media coverage of this event is not employing the time worn premise that only whites can be racist. This incident may have gone the way of millions of others but for the fact that this professor was a friend of President Obama. Luckily for Henry Gates, the most powerful man in the world took time out [...]. The President then announced publicly that the Cambridge...
  • Yahoo to Shut Down GeoCities This Fall

    07/20/2009 12:55:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 648+ views
    Search Engine Journal ^ | 2009-07-10 | Julie Kent
    GeoCities web hosting has been around since the very early days of the internet and while it’s not widely used anymore, it’s name still arouses a fond memory in the minds of early adopters. Every once in awhile, a long-dead GeoCities site will even crop up in search results. Yahoo, the current owner of GeoCities, has decided to finally put the sites and the entire service to rest, announcing that GeoCities will cease to function on October 26, 2009.
  • Curse You, Neil Armstrong! (Did he kill science fiction?)

    07/18/2009 6:56:06 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 75 replies · 2,132+ views
    Forty years ago this week, science fiction writers were media celebrities—at least for a few hours. When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969, his “giant leap for mankind” was not just a fulfillment of President Kennedy’s promise of a lunar expedition before decade’s end. It also validated the starry-eyed dreams of a legion of pulp fiction writers. Long before NASA was founded, the ABCs of sci-fi (Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke) and others of their profession had been chronicling the exploration of the universe in works of imaginative fiction. The moon landing was their...