Under the radar: La Vena Johnson
At least this was under MY radar. . .read on, watch the video, and prepare to be thoroughly disgusted and completely outraged:
At least this was under MY radar. . .read on, watch the video, and prepare to be thoroughly disgusted and completely outraged:
What if Britney Spears' most notoriously emotional defender was a fan of Barack Obama too?
Thanks to Slate (with voiceover by Christopher Beam), now we know. Leave Barack aloooonnnee!!!
Bob Cesca takes aim at John McCain's latest attack ad against Barack Obama:
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have settled their longtime feud and will begin touring together this coming September on their "Light Up America" tour. The team, who split over creative differences, have tried to reunite in the past, but always fought too much.
"It takes about three minutes for that to happen, Marin said. "There's this veiled hatred." He continued: "We've kind of resolved that", adding that he and the 70-year-old Chong had recently decided that if ever they were to reunite the time was now because, "You're not getting any younger and neither am I."
Responding to a harsh personal attack from John McCain, Barack Obama released a television ad late Wednesday evening accusing the the Arizona Republican's campaign of dirty, superficial politics.
The spot, titled "The Low Road," witnesses the Illinois Democrat playing his trump card: tying McCain to George W. Bush, both in politics and in policy.
When asked for a response to John McCain's new attack ad featuring Britney Spears, representatives from the 42West public relations firm declined to make a substantive comment, saying only, "why would we want to get Britney Spears involved in presidential politics?"
Here's an excerpt from the memo the McCain campaign sent out as soon as he clinched the Republican nomination:
To: Campaign Leadership
From: Rick Davis
Subject: McCain Message
John McCain is now the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. It is critical, as we prepare to face off with whomever the Democrats select as their nominee, that we all follow John's lead and run a respectful campaign focused on the issues and values that are important to the American people.
Throughout the primary election we saw John McCain reject the type of politics that degrade our civics, and this will not change as he prepares to run head-to-head against the Democratic nominee.
John McCain will continue to run on his principles and will focus on the future of our country. . . .
Overheated rhetoric and personal attacks on our opponents distract from the big differences between John McCain's vision for the future of our nation and the Democrats'. . . .Throughout his life John McCain has held himself to the highest standards and he will continue to run a respectful campaign based on the issues. . . .
A new viral video gives Presidential candidate John McCain the 'Commander-In-Chief test.' The results won't surprise you:
Despite the fact that most scientists say that his company's technology violates the basic laws of physics, Dr. Randell Mills, a Harvard-trained physician and the founder of BlackLight Power, claims that he has created a working fuel cell using the world's most pervasive element: the hydrogen found in water.
"This is no longer an academic argument," Mills, 50, insists. "It's proven technology, and we're going to commercialize it as quickly as possible."
For the first time in his company's 19 years of persistent trial and error, Mills says he has a market-ready product: a fuel cell that produces a chemical reaction to alter hydrogen atoms. The fuel cell releases heat that turns water into steam, which drives electric turbines.
The working models in his lab generate 50 kilowatts of electricity - enough to power six or seven houses. But these, Mills says, can be scaled to drive a large, electric power plant. The inventor claims this electricity will cost less than 2 cents per kilowatt-hour, which compares to a national average of 8.9 cents.
While his business has been working on the "BlackLight Process" since its inception almost two decades ago, Mills developed the patented cocktail that enables the reaction - a solid fuel made of hydrogen and a sodium hydride catalyst - only a year ago. (He recently posted instructions on the company's Web site, blacklightpower.com). Now that the device is ready for commercialization, he says, BlackLight is negotiating with several utilities and architecture and engineering firms, but he won't disclose any partners' names until the deals are finalized.
Good News for Mark Begich:
MTV has just started accepting political ads (Next thing you know, they'll be doing music videos again!). And the first political ad that millions of young people will see is a negative attack on Barack Obama—saying he's "worse than a flip-flopper" and accusing him of no longer being against the war:
Shooter didn't expect to leave the church alive:
Owen added that authorities believe the suspect had gone to the Unitarian church because of "some publicity in the recent past regarding its liberal stance on things."
Unitarians have roots in a movement that rejected Puritan orthodoxy in New England. Although individual Unitarian churches can vary dramatically in outlooks, most congregations retain a deep commitment to social justice, which has led many to embrace liberal stances on the ordination of women, civil rights and gay rights.
Church member Amy Broyles, who was visiting the church to see her daughter in the play, reflected on the irony of the tragedy.
"This was a man who was hurt in the world and feeling that nothing was going his way," she said. "He turned the gun on people who were mostly likely to treat him lovingly and compassionately and be the ones to help someone in that situation."
The Trailer (Where he SHOULD be living. . .) . Just in case you haven't had enough of the real life disaster, or are curious:
It's Mundane Morning once again. and time for you to caption this photo:
This just in!
Before and after marriage:
Before - You take my breath away
After - I feel like I’m suffocating
Before - Twice a night
After - Once a month
Before - She says she loves the way I take control of the situation
After - She called me a controlling, manipulative egomaniac
Before - Lucy and Ricky
After - Fred and Ethel
Before - Saturday Night Fever
After - Monday Night Football
Before - He makes me feel like a million dollars
After - If I had a dime for every stupid thing he’s done…
Before - Don’t stop
After - Don’t start
Before - The Sound of Music
After - The Sound of Silence
Before - Is that all you’re having?
After - Maybe you should just have a salad, honey.
Before - Wheel of Fortune
After - Jeopardy
Before - Its like I’m in a dream
After - Its like he’s in a dorm
Before - $60/dozen
After - $1.50/stem
Before - Turbo charged
After - Jump start
Before - We agree on everything!
After - Doesn’t she have a mind of her own?
Before - Victoria’s Secret
After - Fruit of the Loom
Before - Charming and Noble
After - Chernobyl
Before - Feathers and Handcuffs
After - Ball and Chain
Before - Idol
After - Idle
Before - I love a woman with curves
After - I never said you were fat
Before - He’s completely lost without me
After - Why won’t he ever ask for directions?
Before - Time stood still
After - This relationship is going nowhere
Before - Croissant and cappuccino
After - Bagel and instant
Before - Blind
After - Nearsighted
Before - You look so seductive in black
After - Your clothes are so depressing
Before - Iambic Pentameter
After - Blank Verse
Before - Oysters
After - Fishsticks
Before - I can hardly believe we found each other
After - I can’t believe I ended up with someone like you
Before - Passion
After - Ration
Before - Once upon a time
After - The End
Via - Political Wire:
Welcome to another Friday Nite Retro. I'm your guest host, Vic, and I've come to talk to you about a subject near and dear to my heart - hooters! er, I mean The Hooters, that fabulous band from the 80s that combined ska, reggae, folk, and rock and roll into a driving force that propelled them into the 90s and beyond.
Hip hop artist Nas and members of ColorOfChange.org deliver over 620,000 petitions calling on Fox News to stop its racist coverage of the Obamas. Sign the petition at http://www.colorofchange.org.
Millions of Americans have suffered under anguish and despair under the collapse of the housing market over the last several years. Thousands have lost their homes to foreclosure. For Carlene Balderrama, that ending was just too much to take. She chose to leave her home (pictured below) on her own terms:
PREVIEW: Obama Girl and McCain Girl will compete in the Candidate Girl Olympic Games. The fate of our nation will hang in the balance!
Labels: Obama Girl
A penny saved is a government oversight.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
He who hesitates is probably right.
Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are ‘ XL.’
If you think there is good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.
If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.
There’s always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt.
Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words ‘The’ and ‘IRS’ together it spells ‘Theirs.’
Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper. It’s worse when you forget to pull it down.
Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today, it’s called golf…
I ran across this photo earlier tonight on another blog and about fell out of my chair laughing!
In a daring bid to wrench attention from his Democratic rival in the 2008 presidential race, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) today embarked on an historic first-ever visit to the Internet.
Given that the Arizona Republican had never logged onto the Internet before, advisors acknowledged that his first visit to the World Wide Web was fraught with risk.
But with his Democratic rival Barack Obama making headlines with his tour of the Middle East and Europe, the McCain campaign felt that they needed to "come up with something equally bold for John to do," according to one advisor.
McCain aides said that the senator's journey to the Internet will span five days and will take him to such far-flung sites as Amazon.com, eBay and Facebook.
With a press retinue watching, Sen. McCain logged onto the Internet at 9:00 AM Sunday, paying his first-ever visit ever to Mapquest.com.
"I can't get this [expletive] thing to work," Sen. McCain said as he struggled with his computer's mouse, causing his wife Cindy to prompt him to add that he was "just kidding."
Having pronounced his visit to Mapquest a success, Sen. McCain continued his tour by visiting Weather.com and Yahoo! Answers, where he inquired as to the difference between Sunnis and Shiites.
Sen. McCain said that he had embarked on his visit to the Internet to allay any fears that he is too out-of-touch to be president, adding that he plans to take additional steps to demonstrate that he is comfortable with today's technology: "In the days and weeks ahead, you will be seeing me rock out with my new Walkman."
Sticking to the party talking points, a united voice that toes the line, and party before all - the hallmarks of the Republican Party. Until there's a scent of blood in the water:
Republican Senate leaders — terrified by the prospect of losing five or more seats in November — have freed their members to vote however they need to vote to get reelected, even if that means bucking the president or the party’s leadership.
On at least four votes over the past month — Medicare, housing, the GI Bill and the Farm Bill — Republican leaders haven’t even bothered whipping members to toe the party line or back President Bush’s veto threats. Instead, a GOP leadership aide says leaders have told vulnerable senators that it’s all right to “get well” with voters by siding with Democrats on anything but energy and national security.
It’s unusual for rank-and-file members to get a green light to blow off their party leaders. But these are unusual times for Republicans. They are genuinely worried they could get their clocks cleaned in November. The prevailing attitude: It is better to lose some big votes now than big races in November.
John McCain is PISSED! It seems that the media's longtime love affair with "the Maverick" is over. . .here's his latest
During his visit to Iraq, our boys and girls in uniform greeted Barack Obama with a standing ovation:
Actress Estelle Getty (Sophia on "The Golden Girls") died this morning, at age 84. Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood Boulevard home. The actress is survived by two sons Carl and Barry, a brother, David Scher, and sister Rosilyn Howard.
It appears that concerns over a major gaffe occurring during Barack Obama's visit to the mideast were valid. Listen to the Senator screw up the details in an ABC interview:
Speaking of polling, Rassmussen's new poll out today shows Alaska slipping out of GOP control for the first time ever. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican Senator in history, is losing 50-41 to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, who was just 6 years old when Stevens was first elected in 1968:
Barack Obama continues to hold a solid advantage over John McCain in Ohio, according to the newest survey from Public Policy Polling. His lead in the state is 48-40, similar to the 50-39 edge he showed in PPP’s June poll.
Via: Huffington Post -
Obama rides in a helicopter with Senator Hagel and General Petraeus
Damn if it isn't Monday morning AGAIN. . .make me feel better by captioning this photo:
AP Raw Video: Obama Visits With Troops - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama praised American troops while having breakfast with them in Kabul on Sunday. (July 20)This video contains ONLY natural sound. No script is available:
Another Google parody by those whackos over at thevacationeers.com. Last time we visited, two unknowing young men discovered the dark side of Google Moon. Tonight, they reveal the psychotic inner workings of Google SMS:
Both candidates are stepping up their efforts to attract crucial 'no values voters' by abusing animals and murdering the elderly. More from the Onion's crack reporters:
Welcome to Friday Nite Retro - Tonight's theme is "One (or two) Hit Wonder Divas of the 90's"!
Click on his mug to tell the House Judiciary Committee to hold Karl Rove in contempt and send him to jail:
Check out this video of a little girl crying and running away from George W. Bush at the White House T-ball game:
The Bush administration has taken dead aim at birth control in a new proposal introduced this week:
In the proposal, obtained by The New York Times, the administration says it could cut off federal aid to individuals or entities that discriminate against people who object to abortion on the basis of “religious beliefs or moral convictions.”
The proposal defines abortion as follows: “any of the various procedures — including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action — that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation.”
Mary Jane Gallagher, president of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, which represents providers, said, “The proposed definition of abortion is so broad that it would cover many types of birth control, including oral contraceptives and emergency contraception.”
“We worry that under the proposal, contraceptive services would become less available to low-income and uninsured women,” Ms. Gallagher said.
Did you hear the one about the Senator who named an Aids bill after another Senator that spent his life deriding Aids patients?
Al Gore threw down the gauntlet today at the Daughters of the American Revolution Hall in Washington, D.C.:
"Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years."
Maybe this one's best left alone. . .
If you want to hear the REAL "straight talk express", listen to President Carter addressing the energy crisis 29 years ago yesterday. This true statesman gave a frank assessment of our situation, and was rewarded by being tossed out of office by a public who was swayed by the promises of a smooth talking actor who painted a false sense that "everything's okay" and "it's morning in America again". We so deserve what we collectively achieve in this country. . .WAKE UP. . .
You may have heard an advertisement for the fuel additive CA-40. If you listen to the Ed Schultz Show on the Mother Jones Radio Network or via XM Satellite Radio, then I KNOW you've heard of the product - Ed is a big supporter, having tested CA-40 in his own vehicles with great success.
7/15/08here. The average mpg before the using this additive is 28.5 mpg. The second post is here.
Started 4/20 Ended 7/13
The Car 2000 Subaru Forester manual transmission
13 fill ups
Price Range $3.50 to $4.30 a gallon
Average price per gallon $3.95
MPG range 28.3 to 35.4
Total miles driven 5156
Total gallons 165.4
Average mpg 31.2
Increase of 2.7 mpg which = 9.5% increase in overall fuel mileage
Total spent $656.53
5156/28.5=180.9 gal x 3.95 = $714.60
5156/31.2=165.3 gal x 3.95 = $652.76
Savings of $61.84
Cost of product $17.50
Total savings $44.34
$44.34/13 fill ups =$3.41 less on each fill
Average gallons per fill up 12.7
$3.41/12.7 = a savings of 27 cents per gallon overall
I bought a quart and used half of it and my brother is testing the rest to see if it does the same. Have a good idea of what mileage I'm getting and can tell without this stuff in this tank it is not doing so well. Real savings are seen of course with vehicles that get poor mileage because it adds up so quickly. Is it worth it? It takes a bit of effort to get the bottle out and measure the amount needed into the syringe to put in the tank. The syringe is extra but worth it or else it would be a pain in the ass to measure accurately. If bought in volume the price goes down from $35 a quart to $28 I believe. Also there is a ratio that uses less of the product that I have a feeling will achieve the same results. As the price of fuel goes up the savings become greater. So if I can stick $3.50 in my pocket on each fill for about a minute or so of effort I guess it's worth it. If my mileage does not drop back to where it was before I will say so and when it does I will be telling my brother to send that shit back and get your own.
With Barack Obama headed to the Middle East and Iraqi officials declaring their support for U.S. withdrawal, MoveOn is rolling out a new Iraq-focused ad called "Timeline."