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  • Atlas Shrugged part 3 in Theaters (find one near you)

    09/21/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 25 replies
    atlas shrugged movie ^ | 9/21/2014 | freeAtlanta
    Atlas Shrugged - the movieFind Theater near you
  • Thank you John Aglialoro.

    09/17/2014 5:56:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/16/2014 | Scott DeSapio
    On September 6th, 2014, I stood up in front of a packed house in Las Vegas, NV, and stated, “This is not the movie that’s been playing in your head since you closed the back cover. This is however, without question, a celebration of Ayn Rand’s ideas.” That packed house was filled with some of the staunchest Ayn Rand advocates on Earth. It was the “Galt’s Gulch Online Producers Only Premiere” of Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? and it was the first official showing of the film. I then proceeded to introduce the other VIP guests on hand at...
  • Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? {coming soon in theaters Sep 12}

    08/12/2014 7:56:37 AM PDT · by shove_it · 44 replies
    Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America... (full cast revealed at link plus two teaser vids)
  • Honey Maid Found The Perfect Way To Respond To Homophobes Who Hated Its New Ad

    04/04/2014 10:34:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 4, 2014 | Caroline Moss
    On March 10, Honey Maid - the graham cracker company - launched a commercial that celebrated all different kinds of families. The message was that no matter what, love is what makes a family a family... The title of the commercial was "Wholesome Love," but not everyone agreed with its message. A followup video was created by Honey Maid explaining the responses to the commercial...
  • On the set of Atlas Shrugged 3 with Kristoffer Polaha (John Galt)

    02/13/2014 5:38:52 PM PST · by shove_it · 21 replies
    GaltsGulchOnLine ^ | 10 Feb 2014
    JJ Snyder (@JJBird99) interviews Atlas Shrugged 3 star Kris Polaha on the set of Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? This interview was originally live streamed via on February 10th, 2014. (video at link)
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Heads Into Production

    03/28/2013 11:42:38 AM PDT · by shove_it · 52 replies
    AtlasShrugged blog ^ | 26 Mar 2013
    Atlas Shrugged Part 3 to Begin Principal Photography Fall 2013 Los Angeles, CA - March 26, 2013 - Today, Atlas Productions, LLC officially announced that “Atlas Shrugged Part 3”, the third and final installment of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy, has been officially greenlit with principal photography to begin later this year. The movie trilogy follows the three-part structure of Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED. Atlas Shrugged Part 3 takes place in a near future dystopian United States with the nation's economy quickly approaching collapse. While overreaching government regulations persist in strangling the country's few remaining entrepreneurs, society’s...
  • Opening Obama’s Playbook – by Ayn Rand

    06/03/2012 6:52:51 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 45 replies
    The Red Side of Life ^ | 6/3/12 | RedInNewYork
    “The Fountainhead” is to “Atlas Shrugged” what “Animal Farm” is to “1984.” Just like “Animal Farm” is not about farming, “Fountainhead” is not about architecture – it is about socialist ascent. While “Atlas Shrugged”  is all the rage these days – and appropriately so – I strongly suggest that anyone who is truly interested in defeating Obama in November read “The Fountainhead,” because it subtly lays bare the Obama playbook. However, at some points, subtlety gives way to blunt frankness – the gloating revolutionary. In this case Ellsworth Toohey, the socialist villain, spells out several ways of accomplishing a socialist...
  • 'How I Met Your Mother' exec: 'We could run for eight or nine years'

    05/17/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | Tuesday, May 15 2012 | Morgan Jeffery
    <p>How I Met Your Mother co-creator Craig Thomas has hinted at the show's eighth season.</p> <p>The CBS sitcom's next run will pick up where last night's season finale ended, with Robin (Cobie Smulders) revealed as Barney's future bride.</p> <p>"We ended the season finale with a lot of, for lack of a better term, mind-f**ks," Thomas told Vulture. "So we'll have to do a whole episode stuck in that time frame. And then in episode 802, we jump ahead... and catch up with everyone."</p>
  • "Z" on TCM tonight

    02/13/2012 5:03:56 PM PST · by P.O.E. · 11 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/12 | Vanity
    Costa-Gavras gripping political film "Z" on TCM tonight (8PM eastern). Whatever your leanings, there's something to infuriate and fascinate you in one of my favorite films. An acquired taste, but I highly recommend it.
  • Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users

    09/14/2011 3:04:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2011 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Two bodies dangling from a pedestrian bridge in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, created an image as gruesome as any in the four years of the country's offensive against the drug cartels. A man and a woman, both in their early 20s, were left hanging like cuts of meat. The woman was hogtied and disemboweled, her intestines protruding from three deep cuts on her abdomen. She was then hung from the bridge by her feet and hands, topless. The bloodied man was suspended next to her by his hands, his right shoulder severed so deeply you...
  • New Book: "I am John Galt"

    05/25/2011 8:03:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Don Luskin and Andrew Greta have written a new book, "I Am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It". Below is a quote from the inside flap. I am John Galt introduces you to the real-life titans who've lived their lives like Rand's fictional heroes and the malefactors who've lived like her fictional villains. Steve Jobs: he reinvented computers, movies, music, and telephones—just because it was cool Paul Krugman: he corrupted economics and cheapened public discourse for the sake of partisan politics John Allison: he built one of America's strongest banks—by having 30,000...
  • Atlas Shrugged. Did Anyone Notice?

    04/19/2011 10:53:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 128 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/19/2011 | Bill Frezza
    The movie does a serviceable job of laying out Ayn Rand's essential message. It took half a century but Atlas Shrugged: The Movie (Part 1) finally clawed its way into limited release this past weekend on several hundred screens across the country. Given the press blackout, if you weren't on the mailing list you probably missed it. If you did sign up for the mailing list you've undoubtedly been forced to install a spam filter to protect your inbox from carpet bombing. Rest easy, true believers, the movie does a serviceable job of laying out a CliffsNotes version of Ayn...
  • It's Date Night For Capitalists: 'Atlas Shrugged' Opens Friday

    04/12/2011 4:56:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 12, 2011 | RALPH R. REILAND
    Individualists and money grubbers of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but your servility and confiscatory tax rates. After all these increasingly collectivized decades, "Atlas Shrugged, Part I" the movie, is finally coming to town. It opens nationwide, appropriately, this Friday — Tax Day. Check your local listings for the time and place. "Atlas Shrugged," Ayn Rand's legendary novel, was published in 1957. Instead of focusing on the old tale of victimized workers and greedy owners, the story turns the tables and shows what happens to the world when the innovators and producers go on strike, when the...
  • Producer of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Movie Says Part Three of Trilogy Could be a Musical

    03/03/2011 8:38:20 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2011 | Amanda Carey
    In a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Caller to be published Friday, John Aglialoro, the producer of the movie adaptation of the classic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged,” hinted that part three of the movie trilogy might be made as a musical. “But you know, part three could be a musical . . . like a Les Miserables kind of a musical,” said Aglialoro. “That’s part of the impact and I guess I haven’t said this publicly yet, but I’m looking at it completely different if part three is a musical with quality music that’s done in a certain way...

    08/08/2009 4:31:06 PM PDT · by ifonlyallusawerenyc · 1,371 replies · 13,286+ views
    Starbase 5 Proxima 7 ^ | 5/3/51 | DR Roth
    HELLO!? Is this thing on? Good! Listen! Don't vote for Sarah Palin In 2012! America is attacked in 2013 she uses FEMA to lock up her oppenents and then takes over the world! Also they find a cure for Down syndrome and Trig becomes a brutal dictator killing billions! This helps Michelle Obama XII Become intergalactic dictator. Please don't vote for... OMG! Someones coming!
  • Republicans ARE WAY WORSE Than The Democrats

    08/07/2009 3:28:37 PM PDT · by Stephen Colbert · 101 replies · 3,079+ views
    The enemy you know is way worse than the enemy that acts like your friend only to stab you in the back. Once Republicans have the numbers again in the future they're not going to reduce the size of government in any meaningful way, ever. THAT'S A PROMISE. We're on a one way path to larger and larger government. The way Republicans talk you'd think when they're in power they'd put half the federal government and spending on the chopping block. Surely that's what the republican constituents want, right? I think politicians of both parties forget that they are not...
  • CNN Refuses to Air This Ad .. ZOT!

    08/05/2009 9:08:36 PM PDT · by hlado · 74 replies · 2,616+ views
    wiki44 ^ | 08.06.2009 | wiki44
  • So Much Fear, Not Enough ZOT

    08/05/2009 5:39:03 PM PDT · by KeepingCalm · 100 replies · 2,243+ views
    I was embarrassed for my country when many Americans let the fear of terrorism turn them into cringing cowards, willing to give up our basic civil liberties for the illusion of safety, ignoring how we are 200 times more likely to die in our automobile than in a terrorist attack on our soil. I am equally embarrassed today. Many of my fellow Americans have let themselves be manipulated by corporate interests and ratings-hungry media. They have become frightened, angry, and unable to cooperate to form a more perfect union. Why do so many Americans have so little faith in our...
  • double standard on disclosure and president records

    08/05/2009 12:07:12 PM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies · 2,147+ views
    you tube ^ | 8-4-09 | open talk
  • Help- my sister was bit by an ObamaMoose!

    08/03/2009 1:42:09 PM PDT · by the Fun in Fundamentalist · 157 replies · 4,982+ views
    Howdy all, I'm a long-time lurker, occasional poster here on FR. I’ve always enjoyed the good articles, lively debate and excellent resources for conservatives here, so I’m taking the liberty of bringing a slight “issue” to y’all to see what you think. Recently (around the start of summer, about two months ago) my younger sister (aged 22) started talking about a young man she’d met in one of her Communications classes. She said he was very nice, handsome, smart, and it was obvious that she was starting to take an interest in him. About a month ago, they went out...
  • What brand of troll am I? ZOT!

    07/26/2009 7:03:54 PM PDT · by farser · 139 replies · 1,381+ views
    <p>Fellow Freepers, which sort of conservative described in this list are you?</p>
  • An Open Letter to Jim Robinson

    07/18/2009 3:09:39 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 392 replies · 12,961+ views
    07/18/09 | vanity
    Dear Mr. Robinson: I've given the matter quite a bit of thought and have decided it is time to ZOT you. I was tempted when I noticed posters were allowed to insult anyone who disagreed with them; even more tempted when I saw new posters banned for asking questions, or expressing an opinion outside the mainstream - (though I must confess anyone adopting the screen name "Christ was killed by conservatives" was not going to last very long ! I'm sure he was referring to the Sanhedrin, but still...) When I saw your post today about getting "millions of people"...
  • ZOTTING your Soul to go to Troll-Heck

    07/15/2009 7:05:54 PM PDT · by ConservativesKilledJesus · 75 replies · 1,474+ views
    July 15, 2009 | ConservativesKilledJesus
    I've been a Christian my entire life. Since I was a small child. Seven years old. I prayed for salvation from hell. I dedicated my life to Jesus. And I meant it. As I grew up I spent my time studying and praying and witnessing. I decided in high school that I would go to seminary and be a minister. I was a minister for a short time after I graduated from seminary. But then I quit temporarily. I had been talking to people about Jesus for years and there were so many questions that I felt deserved answered. I...
  • loser that was a poor excuse of a person who appeared on msnbc (KOS Tool Chow)

    07/13/2009 12:53:59 PM PDT · by freeamericanfree · 177 replies · 5,065+ views
    me | today | me
  • ZOT: Religion or Spiritualism or Viking Kitty Food?

    07/12/2009 8:58:20 PM PDT · by perry Ga · 133 replies · 3,976+ views
    Authorized King James Version | 2009/7/12 | Amos
    It has been said by a president that america would only be defeated from within but I cant remember his name. The Bible I read says let GOD be true and every man a liar sometimes we as human, homosapien, or what ever you call yourself, because some people say they come from pluto when you ask them about GOD or when you invite them to come to church. Im gonna tell you a little about myself I go to church a lot im not religious im a spiritual man. The bible tells us GOD is a spirit and where...
  • Which Groups of People Have Been ZOTTED from Free Republic

    07/12/2009 10:06:15 AM PDT · by Repub_licans2010 · 317 replies · 7,376+ views
    I've been hearing that some groups of people are not welcome at Free Republic anymore, but I didn't believe what I was hearing because that seems like the complete opposite of "Free". I've heard that supporters of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and more are no longer welcome to post at this site. This site is about uniting people together against the liberal onslaught that is ruining our country and we could use all the help we can get right? Please correct me so I can correct others who have told me that this is...
  • FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged, The Man Who Belonged on Earth

    03/28/2009 7:39:14 AM PDT · by Publius · 130 replies · 3,532+ views
    A Publius Essay | 28 March 2009 | Publius
    Part II: Either-OrChapter I: The Man Who Belonged on EarthSynopsisAt the State Science Institute, Dr. Robert Stadler reflects on the harsh winter just ended. There had been rail incidents that affected society, a five day power outage at the Institute and talk about conserving fuel. What irks Stadler is the book on his desk, Why Do You Think You Think?. It demeans logic and rational thought, questions the very nature of reality, is written by Dr. Floyd Ferris, Top Coordinator of the State Science Institute, and is published under the Institute’s aegis. Dr. Ferris arrives half an hour late due...

    11/03/2008 12:14:37 PM PST · by Freestar · 114 replies · 3,989+ views
    Freestar Media ^ | November 3, 2008 | Logan Darrow Clements
    (Los Angeles) Barak Obama and John McCain should take note of a Zogby poll released today that found that 8.1 percent of American adults have read the book Atlas Shrugged by pro-freedom philosopher Ayn Rand. This result matches the 8.1 percent result from the 2007 Atlas Shrugged survey. This poll illuminates a large segment of the American public that favors minimum government. Atlas Shrugged chronicles an America where government has taken control of nearly all aspects of life. As society collapses the heroine follows a trail of clues surrounding the disappearance of innovators and the rise of a mysterious phrase...
  • Robert Plant is top seed in rock n' roll poll while Mick Jagger just scrapes the top ten

    01/07/2009 4:24:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1,909+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 2, 2009 | Caroline Graham
    He's one of our most beloved rock stars famous for his huge mouth, snake hips and distinctive vocal style. But Mick Jagger has come only ninth in a poll of the greatest voices in rock. It was the high-pitched rough-edged wail of Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant that won the title after he came first in a vote organised by digital radio station Planet Rock.
  • The "Z" is NOT for Zorro

    01/01/2009 10:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 682+ views ^ | December 30, 2008 at 6:28 AM | Jay Fraser
    The gruesome violence will not stop with the tolling of the New Year’s bells, nor will it stop at the U.S. border. Many have written about the nexus of crime and terrorism; the fact is that drug crime and terrorism, mixed in with a healthy dose of youth gangs lies in front of us. Ask local law enforcement officials, but don’t necessarily look for it to be reported in your local newspaper. You won’t find much either about the increase in home invasions. Earlier this month, the former girlfriend of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Sinaloa cartel showed up dead,...
  • Sweden to host 'world premiere' of new Guns N' Roses album

    11/11/2008 8:06:37 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 364+ views ^ | 11/11/08 | David Landes
    Guns N' Roses fans looking to be among the first to buy the band’s newest album should plan on coming to Gothenburg, Sweden by November 21st to attend a unique “pre-listening” party to be held at a local bar. Organized by the founders of the Sweden-based fan website, the event has the backing of Universal Music Sweden and will allow fans to buy the long anticipated Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy ahead of its official release in retail outlets. “If you want to be the first person to buy the album you need to come to our party,”...
  • Zambrano no-hits the Astros (playing in Milwaukee due to Hurricane Ike)

    09/14/2008 7:39:53 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 54 replies · 1,016+ views
    MLB.Com ^ | Minutes ago | MLB.Com
    Carlos Zambrano just no-hit the Houston Astros in Milwaukee, where they were playing due to the Hurricane Ike rain-out in Houston. Zambrano gave up only one walk, got a hit and scored a run in the 5-0 Chicago Cubs victory.
  • Lindsay Lohan completes work at the morgue

    07/16/2008 8:10:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies · 180+ views
    Now ^ | Wednesday, 16 July 2008
    Lindsay Lohan has spent time in an LA morgue as part of her court-ordered community service. The actress, 22, has had to participate in several rehabilitation programmes as punishment for her drunk driving and cocaine charges, stemming from an incident last year. Lindsay was arrested in May last year after losing
  • SOURCES: NBC And Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cancel Televised Golden Globes

    01/07/2008 11:45:21 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 87 replies · 75+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 1/7/08 | Nikki Finke
    The Hollywood writers strike can now claim its first awards show casualty. The latest I'm hearing from my sources as of a few minutes ago is that NBC will not be televising the Golden Globes as planned on January 13th. Insiders tell me also that the entire event, even if it were held untelevised, will be cancelled. And the Hollywood Foreign Press Association instead will merely make an announcement of the winners. I've not yet received any official confirmation of any of this. But insiders tell me that NBC Universal topper Jeff Zucker and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which...
  • CMA Music Awards on ABC now

    11/07/2007 5:30:36 PM PST · by hercuroc · 115 replies · 286+ views
    Country Music Awards Show
  • Infantile America

    08/16/2007 4:00:16 PM PDT · by qam1 · 67 replies · 1,554+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 8/16/07 | Thomas Brewton
    Collapse of the subprime mortgage market reflects the "don't trust anybody over 30" mentality of the Baby Boomers. From 1605 until the late 1960s, Americans universally subscribed to Benjamin Franklin's maxim,"A penny saved is a penny earned." Since the Baby Boomer student anarchism of the late 1960s and 1970s, we have become a nation, on balance, worshiping infantile, instant, hedonistic gratification. Liberals’ ideas about “values” have to do with the absence of personal restraints and with material goods and services, which is what the welfare state is all about. Values for the colonists were the elements of spiritual morality, the...
  • 48th Annual Grammy Award Nominees

    12/08/2005 9:28:54 PM PST · by RabidBartender · 30 replies · 591+ views ^ | 12-8-05
    1. Record of the Year: "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey; "Feel Good Inc.," Gorillaz featuring De La Soul; "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day; "Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani; "Gold Digger," Kanye West. 2. Album of the Year: "The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey; "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard," Paul McCartney; "Love. Angel. Music. Baby.," Gwen Stefani; "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," U2; "Late Registration," Kanye West. 3. Song of the Year: "Bless the Broken Road," Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon, (Rascal Flatts); "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen, (Bruce Springsteen); "Ordinary People," W. Adams & J. Stephens,...
  • Writer of Braveheart making "Atlas Shrugged" movie with Jolie (my title)

    10/18/2006 7:20:17 PM PDT · by Callahan · 123 replies · 13,237+ views
    Variety ^ | 10/17/06 | Pamela McClintock
    Writer-director Randall Wallace wasn't about to shrug off the chance to adapt Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" for the bigscreen. Wallace, the "Braveheart" scribe known for taking on epic themes, will begin penning the script immediately for Lionsgate. Angelina Jolie has already signed on to star in the film, which is being produced by Howard and Karen Baldwin ("Ray") -- who hold the rights to the classic book -- and Media Talent Group topper Geyer Kosinski. Wallace, who last wrote and directed "We Were Soldiers" for Paramount, said he and his college-age son made a deal last year to read each...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial - 2009; the official work and preparation begins now

    11/13/2006 9:25:11 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 482 replies · 3,048+ views ^ | November 2006 | Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
    The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission was created by Congress to inform the public about the impact Abraham Lincoln had on the development of our nation, and to find the best possible ways to honor his accomplishments. The President, the Senate and the House of Representatives appointed a fifteen-member commission to commemorate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and to emphasize the contribution of his thoughts and ideals to America and the world. The official public Bicentennial Commemoration launches February 2008 and closes February 2010, with the climax of the Commemoration taking place on February 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of...
  • Gen X Plus 15 Is Like, Rich, But Reality Still Bites, Bro

    11/21/2006 9:37:10 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 65 replies · 1,848+ views
    New York Observer ^ | 21 November 2006 | Christine Smallwood
    In 1991, Douglas Coupland wrote the best-selling novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularizing the term, well, Generation X. Gen Xers are roughly defined as those born between 1965 and 1980. At the time of Mr. Coupland’s breakthrough, they were in their early 20’s, fresh out of college, hanging onto the bottom rung of the company ladder. Now, 15 years later, they are in their late 30’s or early 40’s, more likely to be buying up market share than using dad’s gas card at the mini-mart.... ...Generation X” has come to mean more than just a specific group...
  • Zotted Trolls Love Socialism is the best form of government (and here why)

    08/28/2006 1:33:08 PM PDT · by hand out love all · 5,619 replies · 20,392+ views
    Socialism is best because under socialism. No one has to worry about being poor or starving to death. No one is poor, unemployed, discriminated, everyone is equal reguardless or race or creed. Today such ideas are condemned as evil. Any attempt to protest against slavery and genocide and human rights violations are met with the cries of COMMUNISM! By the religious right and then they conjure up stories about Stalin, Gulags, tortue, police state etc. So therefore we must stick with the current system of sweat shop slavery, poverty and racism while rich people who already have all they will...
  • A Senior Moment for Gen X: First Lollapalooza Was 15 Years Ago

    07/24/2006 7:14:47 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 152 replies · 2,642+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/21/2006 | Michele M. Melendez
    A fan surfs the crowd at the 2005 Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park. (Photo courtesy of Cambria Harkey/Lollapalooza) A Senior Moment for Gen X: First Lollapalooza Was 15 Years Ago BY MICHELE M. MELENDEZ   [Chicago, Illinois] -- It happens to everyone: Some cultural moment makes you "feel old." For Generation X, now in their 30s and 40s, this is one of those times. Beneath the buzz for next month's Lollapalooza music festival lurks the jarring realization that the first one was 15 years ago. "Jeez. Really? Fifteen?" asked Kristen Palmer, 32, of New York City, who braved the...
  • Parent asks Midland schools to drop Confederate references [Texas]

    08/09/2006 8:48:54 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 130 replies · 2,116+ views
    MIDLAND, Texas- Directors of the Midland Independent School District discussed the possibility Tuesday of dropping Confederate references at two schools named for Robert E. Lee in response to a parent's complaint. The board directed school officials to consider changing Robert E. Lee Freshman High School's yearbook to something other than "The Confederate." It also asked officials to consider changing the "Dixie" fight song at Lee Freshman and at Robert E. Lee High School. Parent Shay Templeton, who is black, complained after noticing the name of her son's yearbook. She said she wants all references to the Confederacy eliminated from school...
  • Ark. governor to pardon Rolling Stones' Richards

    07/19/2006 2:03:15 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 872+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/19/06
    Keith Richards, lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones, has been promised a pardon for an old traffic offense -- courtesy of a fan, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Richards was fined $162.20 (88 pounds) for reckless driving in 1975 after being stopped in tiny Fordyce, 70 miles (113 km) south of Little Rock, between shows in Memphis and Dallas. His car swerved when he tried to adjust the radio, Richards explained, but police said they smelled marijuana and took him and three others to jail. All were freed after a Stones lawyer posted bond, and Richards paid the fine by mail....
  • Yankee clauses dashed [Local landowner REALLY didn't like yankees...]

    07/06/2006 7:01:52 AM PDT · by SquirrelKing · 969 replies · 7,596+ views
    The Island Packet ^ | 07/06/2006 | JIM FABER
    It appears that the Northern invasion of the South is complete -- at least it is on a patch of land known as Delta Plantation in Jasper County. There, a diehard rebel named Henry E. Ingram Jr. made his last stand against the onslaught of Yankees, only to be thwarted by a man from Long Island, N.Y., and now -- gasp -- a French Canadian. Ingram promised to keep Yankees out of Delta Plantation in Jasper County when he bought 1,700 acres there in 1998. His resolve to keep them out still is strong, but the covenants he put on...
  • The Who live broadcast on internet

    07/03/2006 12:33:18 PM PDT · by WillT · 52 replies · 1,338+ views
    7/3/06 | Will
    Anyone interested in watching the rock group, The Who, perform an entire concert online for FREE, check out the website - follow the links to see the show. I watched the Hyde Park show yesterday and it was fantastic !! Just a FYI for some Who fans or rock fans !! Today's show starts at approx. 4 pm EST and two others on July 5, 6 for free. It's a good deal to watch one of the greatest rock bands ever !!
  • Confederate flags on space station draw ire

    06/14/2006 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1,143 replies · 9,508+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/13/06 | James Oberg
    Confederate flags flown aboard the international space station — and seemingly signed by a NASA astronaut — showed up last week on the online auction site eBay. The original eBay listing indicated that the 4-by-6-inch flags were brought aboard the space station by Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov in 2004, and an accompanying photo showed a sample flag that seemed to bear Sharipov’s signature as well as that of Leroy Chiao, his NASA colleague on the station. Yet another photo showed several of the rebel flags floating in a space station module. The item was pulled from the auction on Monday...
  • Paul McCartney turns 64 Sunday

    06/16/2006 11:20:33 AM PDT · by weegee · 14 replies · 766+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Fri Jun 16, 10:29 AM ET | By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Writer
    LONDON - "When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now," sang Paul McCartney on "When I'm Sixty-Four," a jaunty tune from The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album. A spokesman would not say how McCartney planned to spend the day, but he could be excused for skipping a party. It has been a traumatic year, in which the former Beatle split from his wife of four years, Heather Mills McCartney, amid lurid headlines about their relationship and her past. "People seem to be interested in him as a celebrity, but not as a musician," said Beatles historian Peter Doggett...
  • Cambodian monks allowed to watch Cup

    06/12/2006 7:08:43 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 273+ views
    fox sports ^ | 6-12-06 | ap
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The chief of Cambodia's Buddhist monks is cutting his charges some slack for the duration of soccer's World Cup: they may watch the matches on television, but no cheering or getting excited. And absolutely no betting. The country's holy men - more than 90 percent of Cambodia's 13 million people are Buddhist - normally aren't supposed to watch television, movies or artistic displays. According to Buddhism's strictest tenets, they should abstain from pleasurable activity. Gambling is a major no-no. But monks get as excited as anyone else at the chance to watch soccer's top stars,...