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  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-04, Opt'l. Blessed Junipero Serra

    07/01/2004 9:06:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 191+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-04 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2004 Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Thursday 29 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IAm 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam, king of Israel: "Amos has conspired against you here within Israel; the country cannot endure all his words. For this is what Amos says: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land." To Amos, Amaziah said: "Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying, but never again prophesy in Bethel; for it is...
  • Report: Israeli Jet Struck Weapons Depots in Libya

    04/04/2015 2:44:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4-4-2015 | Gil Ronen
    Arab news sources reported at week's end that an unidentified jet believed to be Israeli destroyed warehouses in southern Libya that held weapons bought by Iran for Hamas. According to the reports in Al Watan and other news outlets, the warehouses were completely destroyed. The weapons that were inside them had allegedly been purchased by Iran, by means of weapons dealers in Sudan and Chad, and were supposed to be smuggled to Hamas through Egypt, by means of the smuggling tunnels between Sinai ands Gaza.
  • Saudi Arabia is bombing Iran-backed rebels in Yemen who just plundered US intelligence files

    03/26/2015 4:18:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-25-2015 | Armin Rosen and Pamela Engel
    Yemen's crisis is getting worse and then some. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have started bombing rebel positions inside Yemen. The Sunni Kingdom added that it would do "anything necessary" to deter the Iran-backed Shiite rebels who are taking over Yemen and trying to oust US-backed President Abd Rabbah Mansur Hadi. A Saudi source told Reuters that ground troops might be needed in Yemen to "restore order." Saudi Arabia is reportedly contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the campaign against the Houthis.
  • Government is coming for your yoga pants

    02/15/2015 12:21:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2015 | Fingers Malloy
    Yoga pants are under attack. Lately, they have been a hot topic on Facebook, blogs and other corners of the web. Some say they are too tight. Others complain that we, as a society, have lost all sense of modesty. The question has been posed: Should women wear yoga pants in public? For one state legislator in Montana, the struggle against yoga pants is real. No. Seriously. From the Billings Gazette:
  • Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia’s Urals stuns locals & scientists

    11/18/2014 7:38:30 PM PST · by traumer · 48 replies
    An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event. Dark evening skies in the town of Rezh in Sverdlovsk region near Russia's Ekaterinburg turned bright orange for some ten seconds on November 14, with the event being caught on several cameras by the locals. A driver filmed the massive flash with his dashcam, later posting the video on YouTube, with more people commenting they’ve seen it too. Teenagers in the town...
  • Minnesota job vacancies hit 13-year high in second quarter

    10/10/2014 5:30:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-9-14 | Tom Webb
    Minnesota job vacancies hit a 13-year high in the second quarter, with employers reporting nearly 84,700 job openings, state officials said Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) said about 56 percent of those job openings were in the seven-county Twin Cities area, with 44 percent in Greater Minnesota. Over the past year, outstate areas posted the strongest job growth. DEED said the most common job vacancies were in the fields of health care and social assistance (19 percent of the total), retail (15 percent), accommodation and food service (12 percent), manufacturing (8 percent) and educational services...
  • Egyptian Journalist: Al-Sisi Has Jewish Origins

    04/24/2014 10:24:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/25/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Egypt’s former defense minister and presidential candidate, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is Jewish, according to Egyptian journalist Saber Mashhour. Mashhour’s comments were posted to the internet on April 20 and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). He claimed that Al-Sisi grew up next to Israel’s former Chief of Staff and Defense Minister, Moshe Dayan. […] Al-Sisi and former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, he claimed, are “one and the same. Both were raised in Khoronfish, in the Jewish Quarter.” …
  • Report: Abortions Drop 32 Percent From All-Time High as Roe Turns 41

    01/21/2014 3:42:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Tatiana Bergum, Steven Ertelt
    Today, the National Right to Life Committee issued a new report, “The State of Abortion in America.”The best news from the report is that abortions have dropped 32 percent from their all-time high as Roe vs. Wade turns 41. The report summarizes key legislative developments at the state and federal levels, finds that the annual number of abortions continues to decline, and shows that a majority continue to oppose the vast majority of abortions allowed under the doctrine of Roe v. Wade. prolifeimage45“While the most recent data indicate a decrease in the annual number of abortions, tragically, more than 3,000...
  • From “V to Shining V:” New “Vagina” Campaign Designed to Promote Abortion

    11/20/2013 8:50:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Jeffrey Meyer
    One hundred fifty years after President Lincoln foresaw a “new birth of freedom” in his Gettysburg Address, the folks at MSNBC are busy celebrating abortion. From Chris Jansing to Thomas Roberts, to liberal darling Alex Wagner, the all-liberal network has chosen November 19 as the newest abortion day at the “Lean Forward” network. Perhaps the most obnoxious abortion segment on MSNBC on November 19 was during Now w/ Alex Wagner, where the MSNBC host featured liberal comic Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, to promote Monday’s online abortion fundraiser for the women of Texas and a new campaign she...
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly refuses Israeli passport holders to purchase tickets

    07/15/2013 2:12:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    fox ^ | 7/15/13 | fox
    Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly is discriminating against Israeli citizens by refusing to let them fly from U.S. airports. The New York Post reported that for customers booking on online, the airline’s website has no drop-down menu options for anyone holding an Israeli passport, even though, as the Post pointed out, there is a drop-down menu option for Antarctica citizens. The airline appears to prevent passengers simply looking to transfer in Saudi Arabia to another country, as well. “No city in the world has closer ties to Israel than we do, and yet Israeli citizens are being discriminated against right here...
  • Police: Trayvon protesters ransack store; North Miami Beach Walgreens incident caught on video

    03/27/2012 10:13:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    Local 10 Miami ^ | Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking and shoplifting from a Walgreens store. The incident occurred during a walkout from North Miami Beach Senior High School in support of Martin, 17, who was fatally shot in Sanford. Protesters have been calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, 28, who has not been charged because he claimed self-defense in the shooting, according to police. Minutes after walking out of their school Friday at about 11 a.m., a large group of students walked...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (3/20/11)

    03/20/2011 6:21:25 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 45 replies
    03/20/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (3/20/11) Mon: 10/9 -- SGU -- SyFy Fri: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox 10/9 -- Merlin -- SyFy
  • Why Cowboys Stadium Never Lost Power during Rolling Blackouts

    02/03/2011 10:28:27 AM PST · by Flavius · 33 replies
    my fox ^ | 02 Feb 2011 | By Kevin Boie | MYFOXDFW.COM
    DALLAS - Despite scheduled rolling blackouts across North Texas to relieve maxed-out power grids on Wednesday, electricity kept flowing at energy-hogging Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. According to Oncor electric delivery representative Megan Wright, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have asked for an exemption for the facility. The agencies said cutting power to the stadium ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl game would present a security risk, Wright said.
  • V - Season 2 - Ongoing Thread for whole season 2011

    02/01/2011 12:14:26 PM PST · by DollyCali · 152 replies
    ABC ^ | 1 February 2011 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    V --- Season 2 - ongoing thread 9 EST - ABC
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (1/2/11)

    01/02/2011 3:25:31 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 40 replies
    01/02/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (1/2/11) Tues: 6/5 -- Caprica -- SyFy 9/8 -- V -- ABC Fri: 10/9 -- Merlin -- SyFy
  • CBS's 'Medium' Present A Sheriff Joe Arpaio-Like Character As Rapist-Murderer

    10/21/2010 7:56:49 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/21/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On October 15, the Whodunnit/Psychic series "Medium," which is set in Phoenix, Arizona, featured a character obviously based on tough-on-crime, real-life Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But instead of presenting him as a tough, but serious lawman, this TV show depicted its Arpaio-like character as a rapist of teen girls as well as a murderer. I guess CBS couldn't possibly present its Sheriff Arpaio-styled character as a good man. Their Arpaio-like character had to be seen as a sicko, rapist, and murderer. It is just another example of how Hollywood and the TV industry can't stand it that there are real men...
  • Nullification Movement Gains Steam: Missouri Rejects Healthcare Mandates

    08/03/2010 7:22:02 PM PDT · by RepublicnotaDemocracy · 112 replies · 1,427+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 08/03/2010 | Michael Boldin
    Today, voters in Missouri helped bring the Jeffersonian principle of Nullification one step closer to the mainstream by approving Proposition C – the Health Care Freedom Act. The new Missouri statute is nearly identical to Virginia’s Health Care Freedom Act – which is being defended by Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli, and was given the green light to proceed in court by a Federal Judge this week. The Missouri proposition passed the Senate on May 4th by a 26-8 vote, and the House on May 11th by 108-47 vote. Today, voters approved Prop C by a wide margin – early returns...
  • New 'V' Battleground Involves The Children

    07/26/2010 5:02:56 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 20 replies
    Airlock Alpha ^ | 07/25/10 | TIFFANY VOGT
    On "V," the battle for Earth began last season. But this year, it will be a battle for its children The cast, creators and writers of the ABC series shared with San Diego Comic-Con fans what to expect when the show returns later this year. The freshman outing ended with the murder of Anna's children, and she screamed with such rage that Earth's sky literally turned red. Just what the red sky means and what effect it will have remains to be seen.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/16/10)

    05/16/2010 3:34:36 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 14 replies · 377+ views
    05/16/10 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/16/10) Mon: 8/7 -- Chuck -- NBC Tues: 9/8 -- Lost -- ABC 10/9 -- V -- ABC Thurs: 8/7 -- Flash Forward -- ABC 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Fri: 9/8 -- Stargate Universe -- SyFy 10/9 -- Merlin -- SyFy Sat: 9/8 -- Dr Who -- BBC America
  • "Chuck," "V" renewed for next season

    05/14/2010 5:27:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies · 915+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 14, 2010 | Staff
    Both shows are expected to receive 13-episode orders, rather than full-season 22-episode orders.
  • Reports on Television Renewals and Cancellations

    05/14/2010 4:47:33 AM PDT · by tlb · 25 replies · 932+ views
    tvbythenumbers.com/ ^ | 13 May 2010 | Robert Seidman
    Report: Fox Will Cancel “The Wanda Sykes Show“ Report: FlashForward, Romantically Challenged, Better Off Ted, Scrubs Canceled It’s Official: “Chuck” has been renewed for 13 episodes “V” Renewed by ABC Surprising Report: ‘Law & Order’ Canceled By NBC Josef Adalian, now writing for New York Magazine’s Vulture reports that NBC is likely to cancel Heroes, though perhaps wrap it up with a two hour movie:
  • Andy Xie: The Only 'V' Right Now Stands For 'Vulnerable', A New Crisis Is Coming

    05/11/2010 6:11:56 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 449+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-11-2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    Andy Xie: The Only 'V' Right Now Stands For 'Vulnerable', A New Crisis Is Coming Vincent Fernando, CFA May. 11, 2010, 7:01 AM Andy Xie isn't sold on the V-shaped recovery. Sure, he sees a lot of V's in the data, but they all look vulnerable to collapsing once stimulus is pulled back from nations like China. Caixin: Are we in the midst of a V-shaped recovery following the economic collapse that began in the second half 2008? The answer is no. I think the current recovery is merely based on government stimulus and low-base effect. And given the amount...
  • V spring 2010 - LIVE THREAD

    04/13/2010 6:16:46 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 163 replies · 2,311+ views
    all the FReepers who know John May lives | 13 April 2010 | Dolly Howard (DollyCali)
    V 9 Central - 10 EST ABC ABC - V Homepage
  • V will reveal more spaceship! Lizard skin! Anna's true face!

    03/02/2010 6:05:45 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 45 replies · 3,546+ views
    SciFi Wire ^ | 03/02/10
    You'll see a lot more of the Visitors' mother ship—and a lot more of their true alien selves—when ABC's V finally returns on March 30. Andrew Orloff, executive creative director/visual-effects supervisor for Zoic Studios, the visual-effects team behind V's spaceships and aliens, revealed his studio's work on the upcoming episodes. (Spoilers ahead!)
  • Live Discussion Thread: The final episode of "V" of 2009 is tonight at 8pm on ABC.

    11/24/2009 3:16:29 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 83 replies · 2,775+ views
    Join us for a lively chat during the show. "V" returns in Spring 2010, after the Winter Olympics.
  • 'V' Preview: Three Lessons from Episode 2 "There Is No Normal Anymore"

    11/10/2009 12:29:23 PM PST · by John W · 28 replies · 4,077+ views
    buddytv.com ^ | November 10, 2009 | Kris De Leon
    Tonight we find out if V can really live up to our expectations. After a well-received pilot, the show is moving on to its second episode entitled "There Is No Normal Anymore," which teaches us a couple of things in terms of surviving an alien invasion. Unfortunately, nearly all the characters will defy these lessons. Lesson 1: Do not trust anyone. Going into the second episode, we now know that the Vs are everywhere--- they've actually been lurking into our society even before huge alien ships hovered over the world's major cities. Erica (Elizabeth Mitchell) appears to have learned her...
  • Obama's Surprise Video Address to Berlin on Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

    11/09/2009 8:54:43 PM PST · by Justaham · 28 replies · 1,283+ views
    vodpod.com ^ | 11-09-09
    One international leader was conspicuously absent at the 20 Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall today. Even the Russian President made it there. Barack Obama is seen on screens during a video message at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989. Even worse- Obama spoke about himself to the crowd: “Few would have seen on that day that… that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent.” And, of course, he did not...
  • "Don't be afraid. We mean you no harm."

    11/09/2009 10:13:33 AM PST · by EvilAgenda · 35 replies · 2,012+ views
    Unknown ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    "Don't be frightened. We mean you no harm."
  • Vacuous Verisimilitude; Or, V has arrived

    11/09/2009 4:44:21 AM PST · by mattstat · 28 replies · 1,241+ views
    How did this show get past the ABC censors? How did the folks in Hollywood—good Progressives, all—let this program sneak onto the air? Were movie studio heads so distracted by attending yet another Washington fund raiser that a genuine alternate viewpoint was allowed to air? We may never know, but we can be grateful for the remake of V. Because it turns upside down every well known Left Coast trope. A Catholic priest (Joel Gretsch) has doubts. No, not those kinds. He distrusts the milky language of the Visitors and says so in his sermons. A Monsegnior insists the Vs...
  • "V" the Movie/Series (the first installment on Hulu.com)

    11/08/2009 5:18:45 PM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 33 replies · 1,398+ views
    Hulu.com ^ | 11/8/2009
    I watched "V" for the second time today on Hulu.com. I know some folks didn't enjoy it, but I thought it was nicely paced, well written, and well acted.It was also impressive for its timely Obama references. Additionally, I was surprised by the parallel of the "Visitor" lies and those of the Obama administration. Both seem to think that their "end" justifies their "means". Both the Visitors and the Obama administration are excellent liars...and for the same reasons! Here's the link to Hulu (vy impressive and timely IMO)>>> V on Hulu.com.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/08/09)

    11/08/2009 7:16:52 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 38 replies · 693+ views
    11/08/09 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/08/09) Mon: 8/7 -- Heroes -- NBC Tues: 8/7 -- V -- ABC Thurs: 8/7 -- Flashforward -- ABC 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Fri: 9/8 -- Stargate Universe -- SyFy 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy Also there are variety of scifi shows on www.fancast.com
  • ABC’s Alien Invasion Drama “V” Is Too Real for the Obama Administration

    11/06/2009 5:48:19 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 75 replies · 3,477+ views
    DavidHorowitzNewsrealBlog ^ | 11/5/2009 | Calvin Freiburger
    When I first heard liberals howling about supposed anti-Obama messages in ABC’s new sci-fi drama “V,” I rolled my eyes. The story of Earth falling for the false promises of sinister aliens may sound like the Barack Obama Hope-&-Change Tour 2008, but it’s hardly a new theme for the science-fiction genre—not only did “The Twilight Zone” famously tackle it way back when, but “V” itself is actually a direct remake of a TV miniseries that first aired in 1983. Any resemblance between the 44th President and two-faced space lizards had to be coincidental…at least, that’s what I thought before Sean...
  • ‘V’ FOR VILLIFICATION: LIBERAL PARADISE, OBAMA NIGHTMARE?

    11/05/2009 10:50:03 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 64 replies · 1,663+ views
    rightwingnuthouse.com ^ | 11/5/2009 | Rick Moran
    Want to p!ss off the left? Everybody watch every single episode of the new ABC mini-series “V.” Drive the ratings through the roof. Make the show the hottest cultural happening since Seinfeld. Copy the hairstyles. Ape the fashion. Start bidding up the action dolls on Ebay. And most especially, actually tell people you believe that this is a show about Obama and the left. It isn’t, but if you want the liberals to poop in their pants, say you think it is. I find it not a little ironic that Jonathan Chait would see a “Tea Party Worldview” in a...
  • Alien Seduction.....

    11/04/2009 9:15:50 PM PST · by TaraP · 19 replies · 1,170+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov 3rd, 2009 | Todd Hertz
    ABC's sci-fi series V, tackles questions of blind faith, asking, "Would we believe them?" In the first episode of ABC's remake of the '80s alien-invasion series V (Tuesdays 8/7c), a teen boy is led down the path of destruction by a powerful force: the winsome smile of a cute girl. The dark threat behind innocent flirtation illustrates not only an allegorical shift from the original V series, but also the theme of the new hour-long drama: Things are rarely as pretty as they look. In the original V, the conquest of powerful reptilian aliens—known as the Visitors—was a metaphor for...
  • Obama Parable?: Brownshirt Lizards Return in ‘V’

    11/04/2009 5:41:12 PM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 43 replies · 1,825+ views
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | 11/4/2009 | Jeff Varga
    This is my first “coming out” article as a conservative and Christian because Hollywood is taking its last breath before dying and I don’t really have much to lose. I’m a director, but made a good living for about seven years compositing visual effects. That is, until I was blacklisted for objecting to anti-Christian and anti-American propaganda that I was forced to listen to 8 hours a day by 90% of the people around me. But that’s a story for a different time. ... What completely blows my mind is that all these comic book and sci-fi loving fans embrace...
  • "V" attacks Obama Nation

    11/04/2009 3:41:33 PM PST · by FromLori · 22 replies · 1,308+ views
    W.C.Varone ^ | 11/4/09
    The producers better forget about getting any NEA grants! Chicago Tribune: Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care. The news media swoons in admiration -- one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: "Why don't you show some respect?!" The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about...
  • Is Obama an alien? ‘V’ and the age of hysteria (The Hill)

    11/04/2009 11:26:08 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 78 replies · 2,724+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | 11/4/2009 | Bernie Quigley
    The appearance of “V,” a refried UFO show on ABC, suggests that President Barack Obama is a dangerous alien. What’s interesting is that this new series is by a major network that went unconscionably gaga over Obama last year. Such reportage — the gushing, idolatrous positivism issued by Katie Couric and Charles Gibson in the 2008 race, a perfect, present-day equivalent of Aldous Huxley’s “feelies” — is viewed here as it is with Huxley: as totalitarian. Elizabeth Mitchell, Earth Mother incarnate from the “Lost” series, back from True North to form an underground, is definitely worth the watch. Maybe they...
  • 'V' prevails in primetime ratings

    11/04/2009 10:22:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies · 1,258+ views
    Variety ^ | November 4, 2009 | Staurt Levine
    V” got off to an out-of-this-world start Tuesday night for ABC and put the Alphabet just a fraction behind CBS in the demo race. Eye edged out a win with new episodes of its “NCIS” franchise and freshman drama “The Good Wife.” But execs at ABC are all smiles as sci-fi skein “V” drew a 5.0 rating and 13 share, with 13.9 million viewers tuning in, making it the highest-rated series debut of the new season. Reviews for the Warner Bros. show were stellar and audiences clearly checked in at 8 o’clock to see what the hype was all about.
  • Is ABC's new sci-fi show anti-Obama?

    11/04/2009 8:19:02 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 52 replies · 1,975+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2009 | ABC
    "V" takes on Obamamania. Clip at www.daveweinbaum.com.
  • V Takes A Poke At Obamamania (Four Video Clips)

    11/03/2009 8:51:32 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 36 replies · 1,270+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | Nov 3, 2009 | Friends of Ours
    ABC's new sci-fi thriller is "a barbed commentary on Obamamania that will infuriate the president's supporters and delight his detractors" as reported by Glenn Garvin for the Chicago Tribune: Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care. The news media swoons in admiration -- one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: "Why don't you show some respect?!" The...
  • "V" Open Thread (It's hopey changey)

    11/03/2009 5:00:08 PM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 124 replies · 3,173+ views
    11/3/2009
    It's starting in 3 minutes..."V"...the strange remake of "V"...the series that is so evocative of Obama's "hope and change". Just starting a discussion thread as this serial opens.
  • The V. Aliens Are a Little Hopey-Changey

    11/03/2009 5:47:52 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 1,193+ views
    Anyone watching V.? The aliens are brining HOPE. And UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE. I'm not kidding. And they're on Earth to destroy it. I found it interesting.
  • V - Official Thread

    11/03/2009 4:33:26 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 40 replies · 1,659+ views
    ABC ^ | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 | Momaw Nadon
    Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care. The news media swoons in admiration. The public is likewise smitten, except for a few patriots who circulate disturbing rumors on the Internet about the leader's origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: "Embracing change is never easy." So, does that sound like anyone...
  • "O" The Series (My photoshop tribute to "V")

    11/03/2009 3:55:53 PM PST · by Callahan · 9 replies · 1,042+ views
    Me ^ | 11/3/09 | Callahan
    I made this as soon as I heard the remake of the old "V" mini-series goofs somewhat on Obama's galactic personality cult. Feel free to spread this virally and contribute your own versions. I could definitely see Michelle swallowing a few hampsters.
  • 'V' aims at Obamamania

    11/03/2009 1:57:15 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 28 replies · 1,546+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/3/09 | Glenn Garvin
    Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.
  • 'V' aims at Obamamania

    11/03/2009 10:28:46 AM PST · by DFG · 59 replies · 3,340+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/03/09 | Glenn Garvin
    Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care. The news media swoons in admiration -- one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: "Why don't you show some respect?!" The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader's origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that...
  • Review | 'V': The saucer-shaped bandwagon (anti-Obama storyline?)

    11/03/2009 7:47:46 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 110 replies · 3,093+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | GLENN GARVIN
    TELEVISION Review | 'V': The saucer-shaped bandwagon 'Don't be frightened,' beautiful alien leader Anna (Morena Baccarin) tells the adoring press corps on V. 'We mean no harm.' BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com • V, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, WPLG-ABC 10 Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care. The news media swoons in admiration -- one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a...
  • Vanity: Reminder the New V Airs tonite on ABC (Strong Aliens = Obama possibilities)

    11/03/2009 7:04:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies · 1,622+ views
    November 3, 2009 | Me
    The new "V" airs tonite. For us Generation Xers the original V was one of those cultural markers. Of course the whole talk about the aliens using Obama "Hope and Change" language makes it even more appealing.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/01/09)

    11/01/2009 12:04:53 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 18 replies · 566+ views
    11/01/09 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/01/09) Mon: 8/7 -- Heroes -- NBC Tues: 8/7 -- V -- ABC Thurs: 8/7 -- Flashforward -- ABC 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Fri: 9/8 -- Stargate Universe -- SyFy 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy Also there are variety of scifi shows on www.fancast.com