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  • Hillary, the Panama Papers, and the death of American kleptocracy

    04/19/2016 9:29:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies ^ | 18 Apr, 2016 | Will Bunch
    Did you see that Sen. Bernie Sanders released his income taxes?....well, his 2014 income taxes, anyway. He did it around 7 p.m. on a Friday night, on the same day that the Democratic presidential hopeful was making international headlines by speaking at the Vatican and meeting Pope Francis, for at least a handshake. In journalism, releasing information at that off hour is what we call "a Friday news dump" -- usually an attempt to bury bad news. That's weird, because if I were handling PR for the Bernie Sanders campaign, I'd be shouting the news from the Green Mountain-tops. They...
  • Ted Cruz Like You’ve Never Seen. Throws Gauntlet on Obama and Refugee Crisis

    11/19/2015 10:10:41 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | November 19, 2015
    This week, on Louder With Crowder, we welcome Senator Ted Cruz in an exclusive, full-length, unedited interview. Some transcript highlights below, but the video is worth a watch. This is Ted Cruz unbuttoned, uncensored, and like you’ve never seen him.Ted Cruz Throws Down! | Louder With Crowder (Video)On his direct challenge to Obama’s attacks on him regarding Syrian refugees. “Yesterday he attacked me, said I was ‘un-American’, today he attacked me and said I was 'offensive’. All because I'm saying what millions of Americans are saying across this country""I think it is lunacy when this administration can't vet them, has...
  • China's plan to build 25bn rival to the Panama Canal across Nicaragua

    12/14/2013 6:02:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 Dec 2013
    Six months after the Sandinista government granted a Chinese businessman a 100-year concession to build a vast canal across Nicaragua, most of the nation is in the thrall of the imagined waterway. In the capital, Nicaraguans snap photographs of the plaster Virgin Mary perched on an altar against the backdrop of a supertanker traversing the country's biggest lake. 'Virgin Mary, bless the great trans-ocean canal!' declares the government-sponsored invocation behind her. From boardrooms in the capital to hamlets where goods move by horse cart, Nicaraguans say they are confident the 25billion ($40billion) canal will become reality, lifting their country from...
  • Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" Tops Readers' List of the 50 Greatest Guitar Solos (edited title)

    09/19/2013 7:07:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies
    Guitar World ^ | September 19, 2013
    Who says lightning doesn't strike twice? For the second year in a row, Eddie Van Halen has topped a major summer-long poll at In 2012, readers crowned him the Greatest Guitarist of All Time. This year, one of his many six-string masterpieces, "Eruption," a wildly innovative instrumental track from Van Halen's self-titled 1978 album, was voted the Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time.
  • Move over, Eddie: Teen girl shreds Van Halen cover

    05/22/2013 1:20:18 PM PDT · by mountn man · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/22/2013 | Mike Krumboltz
    A 14-year-old girl named Tina S. may be the next Eddie Van Halen. In a clip recently posted to YouTube, Tina shows off her otherworldly guitar chops with a cover of the solo from Van Halen's "Eruption." The clip lasts just a minute and a half, but that's more than enough time for her to make believers out of anyone.
  • Student Suspended Over Hot For Teacher Essay Sues Oakland University

    03/17/2013 1:41:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    WWJ/AP ^ | March 15, 2013
    ROCHESTER (WWJ/AP) - A 57-year-old man suspended from Oakland University for writing about his attraction to teachers has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2 million and four credits for the class. Joseph Corlett says his First Amendment rights were violated by university officials. The school suspended him for three semesters last year after saying he violated a policy against intimidating people on campus. He said he was also warned that hed be arrested for criminal trespass if he entered the campus during his suspension.
  • Guitar World Magazine: Eddie Van Halen Named #1 Guitarist of All Time (Top 100 List)

    10/11/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 194 replies
    1. Edward Van Halen - Van Halen 2. Brian May - Queen 3. Alex Lifeson - Rush 4. Jimi Hendrix 5. Joe Satriani 6. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin 7. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath 8. Stevie Ray Vaughn 9. Dimebag Darrell - Pantera 10. Steve Vai 11. Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot 12. Dave Mustaine - Megadeth 13. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd 14. Les Paul 15. Duane Allman 16. Robert Johnson 17. John Petrucci - Dream Theater 18. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne 19. James Hetfield - Metallica 20. Ritchie Blackmore - Rainbow/Deep Purple 21. Angus Young...
  • 'Hot for Teacher' Star Surfaces after Band's Grammy Buzz (Van Halen)

    02/10/2012 5:05:11 PM PST · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/10/12 | kwala mandel
    This year's Grammy nominations concert raised rumors of a Van Halen reunion performance. While the band never materialized onstage that is now kicking off a tour that it advertised with a video remix that includes "Hot for Teacher." The original music video for that 1984 song turned a spotlight on Lillian Muller, who played a teacher that inspired the attention of the students....
  • Van Halen announces 2012 tour on website

    12/27/2011 12:15:32 PM PST · by JNRoberts · 61 replies
    AP via "The Blaze" ^ | December 27, 2011 | AP via "The Blaze"
    Van Halen will tour in 2012. The rock band has posted a video on its website announcing that the first tickets will go on sale Jan. 10.
  • Sammy Hagar alien abduction secret disclosed 20 years ago

    03/22/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 103 replies
    examiner ^ | March 21st, 2011 | Jon Kelly
    I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship And they were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection, explains Sammy Hagar in his new book, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. The brief memoir, whose release coincides with "Alien Abduction Day", is not the first instance in which the former Van Halen singer has offered public disclosures of ET contact. A new report from a Vancouver audio lab suggests that Sammy Hagar was covertly communicating about alien abduction as early as 1991.
  • Wisconsin AG Declares Obamacare Dead

    02/02/2011 10:00:29 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/1/2011 | Brian Bolduc
    In light of Judge Roger Vinsons ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional, Wisconsins attorney general, J. B. Van Hollen, has declared the Badger State free of any obligations imposed by the law. Judge Vinson declared the health care law void and stated in his decision that a declaratory judgment is the functional equivalent of an injunction, Hollen says in a statement. This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead unless and until it is revived by an appellate court.
  • Van Halen Recording First Album Since Clinton Administration

    08/09/2010 3:59:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    The news that Van Halen is recording its first studio album in twelve years with original lead singer David Lee Roth may have fans wanting to, well, jump. It has certainly been a long wait since 1998's "Van Halen III." Speculation of a recorded reunion has been thrown around since 2008, when Van Halen completed a successful reunion tour that featured original frontman David Lee Roth with the band for the first time since the 1984 Tour (plus a brief appearance at the 1996 MTV Music Awards).
  • VanHollen avoids the health care debate

    08/09/2009 7:12:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 17 replies · 531+ views ^ | August 9, 2009 | DrewM
    Check out the strategic email featured on the website inviting people presumed to have the 'correct' opinions to be heard by their congressmen (VanHollen, Linder, and Kohl)on an appointment basis. I'll quote a comment from the webpage: "This is the dems plan, hide in the office, conduct office visits, and hold tele-conferences. That way, they dont have to face their constituents, the media wont be blind-sided into covering anything that isnt love for the congresscritters, and no bad publicity of union goons beating up citizens." posted by UpNorth
  • Eddie Van Halen Reaches Out To Sammy Hagar Over The GOP's Use Of Their Song "Right Now"

    09/16/2008 8:46:30 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 81 replies · 1,087+ views
    Eddie Trunk/Rolling Stone ^ | 9-16-2008 | Eddie Trunk
    16-Sep-08 Eddie Van Halen Reaches Out To Sammy Hagar Over The GOP's Use Of Their Song "Right Now" Rolling Stone magazine reports that days before Heart served the GOP campaign with a cease-and-desist letter for playing their 1977 hit "Barracuda" to introduce VP pick Sarah Palin (high school alias: Sarah Barracuda) at the August 31st Republican convention, Van Halen sounded off against McCain and Co. for blasting their tune "Right Now" at a rally in Dayton, Ohio. Permission was not sought or granted nor would it have been given [to use the song]," Alex and Eddie Van Halen said in...
  • GOPs Use of Right Now Leads to Sammy Hagar-Eddie Van Halen Phone Tag

    09/15/2008 10:06:18 AM PDT · by Doug TX · 17 replies · 231+ views
    Sammy has always been one of the good guys of rock and roll...entertainer, entrepreneur, family man. He's written and recorded several patriotic songs and counts Ted Nugent as one of his best industry friends. Politically, he's probably a mixed bag...'the man not the party' he says. ___________________________ The two never connected, which raises some lingering questions. Why didnt [Van Halen] say no when Pepsi Cola gave us a million dollars to use the song in a Pepsi Light commercial? asks Hagar. Thats when you say no. That isnt the message of this song. But when a potential future president is...
  • Van Halen to McCain: No You Can't

    08/29/2008 1:11:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 86 replies · 212+ views
    TMZ ^ | Aug 29th 2008 | TMZ Staff
    John McCain used a Van Halen song during his big speech earlier today and the band wants to make to make one thing clear -- they're not running with McCain. Van Halen management tells us the band had no idea McCain was planning on using "Right Now" during his big entrance in Ohio telling us, "Permission was not sought or granted nor would it have been given." For the record, Dubya used the same song during a bunch of his campaign speeches back in 2004, but sources close to the band tell us, "They're not political, they're just rock and...
  • Van Halen Teaser Videos

    09/17/2007 5:54:54 PM PDT · by MrCFdovnh · 10 replies · 400+ views
    YouYube ^ | 09-18-2007 | creativeny
    For any interested Van Halen fans, here are 4 short video teasers from a recent rehearsal for the upcoming 2007 tour in California. Enjoy!
  • Van Halen to begin reunion tour in September

    08/13/2007 1:36:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies · 1,514+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2007 | Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Van Halen will tour with David Lee Roth for the first time since the flamboyant singer quit more than 20 years ago, they announced at a news conference on Monday. Roth, 52, spoke virtually nonstop at the event, promising that the band's upcoming 25-date North American trek was merely the precursor to a world tour and to a new album. "This is not like the Police," Roth said, referring to another band that recently papered over personality differences to launch a one-off reunion tour. "The idea is that this will continue on and on and on."...
  • Eddie Van Halen to Fans: 'At The Moment I Do Not Feel That I Can Give You My Best'

    03/08/2007 11:23:56 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies · 749+ views ^ | March 8, 2007
    VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen has released the following statement: "I would like VAN HALEN fans to know how much I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Without you there is no VAN HALEN. "I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110% that I feel I owe you and want to give you....
  • Van Halen WILL NOT Perform At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

    03/01/2007 1:32:33 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 27 replies · 666+ views
    The Rock Radio ^ | 3-01-2007
    Velvet Revolver to perform for & induct Van Halen into Rock Hall Of Fame Velvet Revolver has been tapped for Van Halen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band will perform in Van Halen's place, and singer Scott Weiland and guitarist Slash will speak on Van Halen's behalf. For now, it doesn't look like David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar will join Velvet Revolver onstage, and Michael Anthony hasn't commented yet. It's still unknown whether Eddie and Alex Van Halen will attend the ceremony. Velvet Revolver just finished recording their new album, titled Libertad. It should...
  • Caption Time: First Picture of Van Halen With David Lee Roth and Wolfgang Van Halen

    02/16/2007 5:27:18 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 17 replies · 3,015+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2-16-07
    Pictured from left to right: Wolfgang Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen
  • Van Halen (among others) Make the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

    01/08/2007 10:21:03 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 197 replies · 3,728+ views
    Van Halen, Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., Ronettes and Patti Smith make Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CLEVELAND Van Halen made a "jump" into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday along with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Patti Smith. A panel of 600 industry experts selected the five artists to be inducted at the annual ceremony, to be held March 12 in New York. Van Halen was the 1980s hard rock quartet led by guitarist Eddie Van Halen, outrageous lead vocalist David Lee Roth, and later rocker Sammy Hagar, that put out...
  • Van Halen to Tour With Roth in 2007? (Actual Title: "MORE ON THE VAN HALEN 2007 TOUR")

    11/11/2006 6:37:33 PM PST · by psimpson2005 · 16 replies · 1,697+ views
    MelodicRock.Com ^ | 11/10/06 |
    This in over night from, adding to the recent Van Halen news: November 09, 2006, Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. "Eddie Van Halen has tapped his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, as the replacement for Michael Anthony in Van Halen, a spokesperson confirms to Father and son, along with Eddie's drummer brother Alex, have been rehearsing for a 2007 tour, but it is unknown who will serve as the band's vocalist. Rumors continue to swirl that David Lee Roth will be back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years. Roth told in May that he hadn't...
  • Eddie Van Halen's Son Named Band's New Bassist

    11/04/2006 10:08:26 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 840+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | November 3, 2006 | Staff
    The band's spokesperson confirms to entertainment news website, that Wolfgang, known as "Wolfie," has already joined his dad and uncle for rehearsals in the studio. Rock group Van Halen has named Eddie Van Halen's 15-year-old son Wolfgang as the new bassist for the band. Wolfgang's mother is former One Day At A Time star Valerie Bertinelli and he is the nephew of the band's drummer Alex Van Halen. He will replace longtime bassist Michael Anthony, who left the band earlier this year. The band's spokesperson Janie Liszewski confirms to entertainment news website, that Wolfgang, known as "Wolfie," has...
  • Eddie Van Halen Speaks to Howard Stern (Eddie show his bitterness...)

    09/16/2006 5:28:04 PM PDT · by psimpson2005 · 27 replies · 2,235+ views ^ | 9/11/06 | Melodicrock
    From Remarks are from web site host.... ******** A busy weekend as far as rock n roll news. The biggest news I guess is a rare radio appearance by Eddie Van Halen, phoning into the Howard Stern show to update listeners on everything Eddie. I haven't heard the interview myself, but if I get audio of it, I'll post here. The champs at have a detailed conversation thread going about the interview here: It seems Ed was his usual entertaining self on the phone - his comments definitely giving fans an indication on where Van Halen goes...
  • Eddie Van Halen Scores Porn

    08/27/2006 11:32:51 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 45 replies · 2,256+ views ^ | 7/27/2006 | editors
    Eddie Van Halen Scores Porn July 27, 2006The Van Halen guitarist has partnered with an adult film director to write and perform two songs for one of his upcoming, um, films.Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with adult video director Michael Ninn to write and perform two songs for his upcoming Ninn Worx production, Sacred Sin. The rocker makes no excuses for his decision to work in the adult industry. "I'm working with a friend -- very simple," Van Halen told adult site "I like his work. Michael Ninn is like a Spielberg to me: the...
  • Eddie Van Halen. Lookin Good!

    03/09/2006 3:31:27 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 23 replies · 635+ views
    march 6 2006 | newswires
    Musician Eddie Van Halen arrives at the 14th Annual Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Dinner and After-Party in West Hollywood, Calif., Sunday, March 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
  • Van Halen To Try For Singer # 4 On CBS Rockstar Show

    02/12/2006 4:28:03 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 83 replies · 3,423+ views
    TMZ ^ | 2-12-2006
    Van Halen: The Next 'Rock Star'? February 12, 2006 Sources tell TMZ Van Halen is in the market for a new lead singer, and the marketplace will be the upcoming reality show 'Rock Star: The Series.' Last October, Van Halen reps vehemently denied the band would use 'Rock Star' in a talent search for a new lead singer. The reps are now singing a different tune. Van Halen publicist Larry Solters told TMZ: "I'm not denying it. I'm not going to answer any questions about it." Last year, the band INXS used 'Rock Star' to find a new lead singer....
  • Van Halen Closing in on Orioles

    08/13/2005 7:46:08 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 83 replies · 1,631+ views
    E! Online (via Yahoo) ^ | 12 Aug 05 | Joal Ryan
    Van Halen Closing in on Orioles By Joal Ryan Fri Aug 12, 8:57 PM ET If Van Halen was a sports franchise, the argument could be made it'd be the dysfunctional, "Bronx Zoo" version of the New York Yankees. In which case the Baltimore Orioles might be in trouble. More often than not, the Yankees of that era beat the Orioles. A showdown between Van Halen, the hard-rock supergroup, and the Baltimore Orioles, the fourth-place baseball club, is on after a judge rejected the team's attempt to bench the band's lawsuit challenge, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday. The start of...
  • Medic Rocks With Docs (David Lee Roth)

    11/16/2004 7:34:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 71 replies · 1,807+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2004 | Erika Martinez
    November 16, 2004 -- Legendary Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has stopped "runnin' with the devil" to do God's work - riding ambulances in gritty neighborhoods throughout the city to become a paramedic. The famed rocker has cut his trademark blond mane and dropped his celebrity persona so he can ride unrecognized with ambulance crews in The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn several nights a week.
  • Mount St. Helens going off again?

    10/05/2004 9:18:24 AM PDT · by Turk82_1 · 94 replies · 5,376+ views
    Here it goes again!
  • Steam eruption! 10/5

    10/05/2004 9:06:56 AM PDT · by djf · 57 replies · 2,423+ views
    Starting up again!
  • U.S. Raises Alert for Mount St. Helens [LIVE THREAD]

    10/02/2004 1:36:54 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 376 replies · 21,179+ views
    AP ^ | By PEGGY ANDERSEN, Associated Press Writer
    <p>SEATTLE - Government seismologists raised the alert level for Mount St. Helens on Saturday after its second steam eruption in two days, saying the next blast could threaten life and property in the remote area near the volcano.</p> <p>The hundreds of visitors at the Johnston Ridge Observatory just five miles from Mount St. Helens were asked to leave. They went quickly to their cars and drove from the scene.</p>
  • Van Halen ("political moment in the show")

    08/01/2004 8:51:17 AM PDT · by show me state · 36 replies · 1,868+ views
    Special to the Post-Dispatch ^ | 07/29/2004 | DANIEL DURCHHOLZ
    There was one brief and fairly subtle political moment in the show, though it was easy to miss. During "Right Now," the video screen showed photos of George Bush under the message "Right now ... nothing is more expensive than regret." Unlike the reported reaction at Linda Ronstadt's controversial Las Vegas show, the aisles were not clogged with angry patrons storming the exits.

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Friday Night Fun: Caption The Van Halen's Opening Night

    06/04/2004 7:08:41 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 61 replies · 4,413+ views
  • Diamond Dave's Home Invasion (ex van halen singer holds intruder at gunpoint)

    05/01/2003 5:05:55 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 12 replies · 205+ views
    e! online/yahoo ^ | may 1 2003 | By Josh Grossberg
    Apparently, David Lee Roth is hot for hold ups. The former Van Halen frontman might as well have jumped out of his skin after a man on the run from police ended up scaling the fence to his Pasadena residence early Saturday morning and tried to take refuge in Roth's yard. The rocker noticed the intruder hiding outside his home at about 2 a.m. Roth then grabbed his shotgun and kept the guy pinned down from his second floor balcony until officers arrived on scene to arrest him. "Dave cornered the guy with his shotgun," Roth's rep, Lathum Nelson, told...
  • Singer (David Lee Roth) sues former Van Halen bandmates

    12/14/2002 12:16:27 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 31 replies · 299+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/14/02 | AP
    LOS ANGELES(AP) - Singer David Lee Roth has filed a lawsuit against his ex-Van Halen bandmates accusing them of conspiring to keep money from him. The suit filed Thursday in Superior Court alleges that Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony diverted royalties and breached their fiduciary duty to Roth. Roth claims that the band signed a deal with Warner Bros. in 1996 without his knowledge or authorization for increased royalties from sales of albums. He claims that his financial losses were estimated to be at least $200,000 at the end of 2001. The former frontman wants an...
  • Al Qaeda Inmates Like Van Halen, Britney Spears, Led Zeppelin, and Eminem-AP/U.S. Soldier Reports

    08/29/2002 2:37:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 45 replies · 311+ views
    Yahoo News! AP | 8-29-02 | Ian James
    A year after Sept. 11 attacks, fate of detainees in Cuba remains unknown By IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - When the men accused of links to terrorism arrived in Cuba, some were forced to kneel, their hands and feet in shackles and their eyes covered with blackened goggles. Photographs of their arrival prompted U.S. allies to demand explanations and British newspapers to speak of torture. A year after the Sept. 11 attacks, criticism of the detainees' treatment has lessened, but questions are increasingly being asked about what will happen to them. At least...