Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Will Giuliani's beat-up-on-Democrats strategy backfire? - By John Dickerson - Slate Magazine

Will Giuliani's beat-up-on-Democrats strategy backfire? - By John Dickerson - Slate Magazine:

"Giuliani gently chastised the heckler: 'We can't get into this partisan
bickering. The fact is that Republicans and Democrats have the same objectives.
They get very angry at us and we get very angry at them. Somehow we have to put
that anger aside. Democrats are loyal Americans. Republicans are loyal
Americans. I think we have better answers, but we have to respect each other.'"


Unfortunately Giuliani has changed his tone since making this comment. He has since claimed that Democrats want to lose the war against terror, among a number of other accusations. Maybe I should only speak for myself, but I think Americans are tired of the two parties spending so much time fighting in Washington that nothing gets done. It is time for Washington parties to be able to work together.

TOP 10: YouTube Debate Questions

Tuesday on Ellen - Lindsay Lohan

Tuesday on Ellen - Lindsay Lohan:

"“It’s been a dramatic year for actress LINDSAY LOHAN, and today, the teen queen
sets the record straight about her turbulent year in the press. Lindsay also
shares how she manages to handle the intense day-to-day media pressure while
maintaining her career. Then, Lindsay talks about working with two-time Oscar
winning actress Jane Fonda and Emmy winner Felicity Huffman in her latest film,
“Georgia Rule.” Plus, find out why Miss America 1944 is not a woman you want to
mess with when Ellen welcomes 82-year-old Venus Ramey to the show. "


It should be a good show and I hope that some of it will manage to make its way on to the internet so that I can share it with you. It will be good to see Lindsay at last and hear what she has to say about what has been going on. Unlike other members of her family I think she has taken the wise step of staying out of the media for a while. It will also be good to hear what is next for Lindsay.

NASCAR Coach Reveals Winning Strategy: 'Drive Fast'


NASCAR Coach Reveals Winning Strategy: 'Drive Fast'

Jude Law Dating Cameron Diaz? | Pop Crunch

Jude Law Dating Cameron Diaz? Pop Crunch:

"Cameron Diaz is reportedly dating Jude Law, her former co-star in the 2006
flick ‘The Holiday,’ after celebrity tattlers spied the British-born actor
flying into the States for a sexy dating with the sometimes blonde/ sometime
brunette ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star. "


My first thought was god no. On further thought they might be good for each other.

Crooks and Liars » Giuliani exaggerating (again)

Crooks and Liars » Giuliani exaggerating (again):

"To arrive at the number he likes to cite on the stump, Giuliani has to
claim credit for tax cuts initiated by others, tax cuts he opposed, and in one
instance, he counts one tax cut twice. Best of all, Giuliani includes a scuttled
tax increase on his list (”We don’t consider not raising a tax a tax cut,” said
Charles Brescher of the city’s Independent Budget Office)."


I think that this is one more example of why Giuliani should not be trusted.

Hitch vs. CAIR






Private Prisons and Family Values - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime

Private Prisons and Family Values - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime:

"When politicians talk about “family values,” they rarely mention the importance
of family to prisoners. Most inmates will eventually be released. Some will
quickly return to crime. Those who have been regularly visited by family members
are less likely to recidivate. "


The whole issue around prisons and prisoners is a difficult one I think. If the purpose of the jail system is to reform the prisoner so that he or she may then become a member of society when they are released, steps like this seem counter productive. What you are doing is breaking the bonds that this person has with their family members and replacing it with a bond with other prisoners. It doesn't seem like an accident then that once they are released they are more prone to the activity of the group that they have the closest bond with, prisoners, and not the people that they have been alienated from, their friends and family.

I know in America it is unpopular to talk about prisoners as if they are people. The assumption among most of the population seems to be that they are just paying the price for their crimes. I understand that feeling and have similar feelings in a number of cases. However, many of them will become citizens again, and warehousing them for a set number of years in a violent environment doesn't do anything to make sure that they are better citizens when they get out than when they went in.

For this direct issue, perhaps they could make it the policy of the jails that they would only transfer people out of state if they are serving life sentences and will not be getting out. It doesn't make that much of a difference if they are not going to be released back into society.

TV Squad Daily with Brigitte: 07-31-2007

My Take on Tancredo's Take

No Justice for New Orleans - The Ag - News Summary - News in Brief - TIME

No Justice for New Orleans - The Ag - News Summary - News in Brief - TIME:

"Two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the buildings of New Orleans and
ripped up the fabric of the city's social identity, authorities are still
struggling to restore a fundamental element of law and order. In one telling
account, the LA Times recounts how the city DA recently dropped charges murder
charges 'against a man alleged to have massacred five teenagers, saying the sole
witness was nowhere to be found' only for a furious police chief to produce the
suspect after just a three hour search. The 'criminal justice system continues
to be plagued by political backbiting, inexplicable communication breakdowns
and, in some cases, outright incompetence,' writes the paper."


I think one of the greatest weaknesses of this administration is that while it focused so much energy into the war on terror and keeping us safe from international threats, it neglected domestic concerns. It has failed time and time again to address issues that needed federal leadership and funding domestically. It is important that we keep the country safe from external threats, but the power of the federal government needs to be used to address internal threats to our security as well.

Rice - Iran is Main Threat to Mideast - The Ag - News Summary - News in Brief - TIME

Rice - Iran is Main Threat to Mideast - The Ag - News Summary - News in Brief - TIME:

"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has kicked off her Middle East tour with
some verbal fireworks for Iran. Traveling with Defense Secretary Robert Gates,
Rice told reporters that ' Iran constitutes the single most important,
single-country challenge to... US interests in the Middle East and to the kind
of Middle East that we want to see.' Rice and Gates will be rubber stamping a
series of Mideast arms deals with Israel, Egypt and the Gulf states, including
Saudi Arabia in order to 'counter terrorism and improve stability in the
region,' CNN reports."


I think that arming more of the regions countries creates more of a stalemate. A stalemate is like a mexican standoff, you have a group of people all pointing guns at each other. In this situation bringing more people with guns into the situation on any side does little to change the real balance of power. It just serves to make it that much more deadly if the standoff ends violently.

The only way that there is going to be stability in the region is getting Iran to disarm. Arming its enemies is not going to give Iran a motivation to disarm. It is going to do just the oppposite. I don't believe that Iran is developing nuclear fuel for power, but being out gunned by its neighbors is one good reason it would want nuclear arms. Pakistan developed nuclear arms because it knew that if it came down to a conventional war between itself and India, India could mop it up. It developed nuclear weapons to off set the imbalance in the terms of conventional warfare. Doing the same in the Persian Gulf will have the same results.

Democracy Now Headlines- Tues, July 31, 2007

Crooks and Liars » ‘Fourth Branch’ Cheney strikes again

Crooks and Liars » ‘Fourth Branch’ Cheney strikes again:

"Q: But you are principally a part of the executive branch, are you not?
CHENEY: Well, I suppose you could argue it either way. The fact is I do work
in both branches. Under the Constitution, I’m assigned responsibilities in the
legislative branch. Then the President obviously gives me responsibilities in
the executive branch. And I perform both those functions, although I think it
would be fair to say I spend more time on executive matters than legislative
matters."


So tell me again how he is not a part of the executive branch of the government. I think that the simple solution to this would be that since he has two offices, mandate that each serve its own branch. That way what ever is done at the vice presidents office at the legislature will be clear of White House over sight, and what ever happens at the White House office, since it would all be executive functions would fall under the over sight of the executive branch.

BREAKING... Home Depot dumps O'Reilly: "We will not... advertise on the Bill O’Reilly show" - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

BREAKING... Home Depot dumps O'Reilly: "We will not... advertise on the Bill O’Reilly show" - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth:

"Home Depot seems to have had a change of heart. They're now unequivocally
telling their customers that they will not advertise on Bill O'Reilly's show.
Oddly, however, they're now also claiming that they never advertised on
O'Reilly's show."


It appears unclear what this means. It could be said to be a victory for the DailyKos, but even if that is the case, the loser is not just Bill O'Reilly. I think that we all lost in this one, free speech has lost in this battle, there really was no way that it could come out of this battle a winner.

O'Reilly's Markos-destroying scoop? A picture of Lieberman fixing George Bush's zipper. - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth


O'Reilly's Markos-destroying scoop? A picture of Lieberman fixing George Bush's zipper. - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth:


"The 'big scoop' that FOX News' Bill O'Reilly was going to reveal last night,
the photo that he found on the DailyKos blog that was going to 'destroy' Markos
utterly and totally? It's a doctored photo of Joe Lieberman fixing George Bush's
zipper. I've seen this photo before, it's mildly amusing. But for O'Reilly to
bill this as a shocker that the audience isn't going to believe, something so
outrageous that it is going to 'destroy' Daily Kos, is the kind of totally
unmerited bluster that you'd expect from a desperate first year journalism
student, not from a wannabe-major network. To say that there is no 'there,
there' is an understatement."


This picture is childish more than anything else. Pictures like this, on either the right or the left, make me distrust the source. People will resort to personal attacks because they don't have solid ideas that will be stronger than their opponents. That is true across the board.

Celebrity News & Gossip Video "The Connection" Yuddy.com

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Phoenix Truck Thief Might, Might Not be Responsible for News Chopper Deaths / Jossip

Phoenix Truck Thief Might, Might Not be Responsible for News Chopper Deaths / Jossip:

"It all depends on why you’re running and where you are. In most states, you can be convicted of first-degree murder, even if you didn’t intend for someone to die. These so-called “felony-murders” apply to those deaths that take place during the commission of certain types of felonies, like robbery, burglary, rape, and arson. […]
Does it matter that the reporters in the fatal helicopter crash presumably put themselves in harm’s way? Probably. The county attorney technically can charge the fleeing suspect with four counts of murder, but it’s unclear how strong the argument would be in practice. A judge might decide not to apply felony-murder because the cause of the crash was only
loosely related to the chase. Or a jury might acquit the driver because he couldn’t possibly have foreseen these outcomes. In other words, a reasonable person could expect traffic deaths to result from a car chase. But it might be unreasonable to expect a car chase to cause a collision between choppers pursuing a breaking news story."


It is sad that four news people lost their lives covering a story, and it was dangerous and reckless for Mr. Christopher Jones to attempt to evade the police. However it doesn't mean that he should be held liable for their deaths. It makes a good point, if he had struck another vehicle and killed someone, or caused a traffic accident that caused someones death, then he should be liable for that. The distinction among other things for me, is that other drivers on the road are probably unaware of what is going on, and do not choose to be in the drivers path. The news reporters known exactly what is going on, they choose to follow the story and they know the risks. Again it is sad that these brave reporters have lost their lives, but they made the choice, and took the chance.

Countdown: Worst Person July 31, 2007

Yup, she's definitely thinner | INF Daily


Yup, she's definitely thinner INF Daily:


"Kelly Osbourne has definitely lost some weight for her new role as Mama Morton
in the London production of 'Chicago.' "


One more reason to stand behind my long held belief that Kelly is a beautiful womyn. One that hasn't always been shared with many people I have known.

Courtney Love In Bad Shape

I’m Not Obsessed: Courtney Love In Bad Shape

"Courtney Love doesn’t look so healthy in these new shots of her shopping at
Kitson in LA. What is going on here? She looks disheveled and tired and… "


I hope this doesn't mean that she is headed for another of her special melt downs. She appears to have been doing so well lately, lets hope that it is just stress, or lack of sleep.

Jodie Sweetin Gives Her New Hubby a Lap Dance… » Right Celebrity


Jodie Sweetin Gives Her New Hubby a Lap Dance… » Right Celebrity:


"What ever happened to sweet little Stephanie Tanner from Full House? First
Jodie Sweetin went through a divorce after the cop she was married to found out
about her little meth problem. Then she “busted” back in on the scene with her
new boob job, shortly before marrying Cody Herpin, who she refers to as the man
of her dreams."


What is Britney Spears doing to that man, oh wait that isn't Britney Spears, that is little Stephanie Tanner.

Hollywoodtuna » Blog Archive » Just In! Kimberly Stewart’s Sister Ruby Is Hot!


Hollywoodtuna » Blog Archive » Just In! Kimberly Stewart’s Sister Ruby Is Hot!

I have to agree that she is hotter than Kimberly, we should see more of her.

Oh No She Didn't!!! | Dlisted

Oh No She Didn't!!! Dlisted:

"right now
paula abdul would yell action
and the result would be
what we all see
there r times
u r so broken
fragile
pain
filled
love less
desperate
raw
vulnerable
so needy for love
the black hole
satan vortex
gains and drains
eventually
were
we brave enuf
or stoned enuf
to allow access
to the swampy crazy
part
hey paula
we cringe
at r selves
thru u
an interior
designer
top of her game
home maker of the stars
a hairdresser
arrives
and nods
yes yes
i know her so
money wasted - time -
talent
no no no
she cries
did u know u were creating for me?
she
asks the insulted artist
and blah blah blah
good god
the worst of us
all "


I wonder what give Rosie the right to talk about Paula. If I had to choose between watching either Rosie or Paula I would choose Paula any day. What ever Paula's wreckage is, at least she isn't a bitter hag.

White Oprah Really Wants A Trump Fued | Dlisted

White Oprah Really Wants A Trump Fued Dlisted:

"'I've always had a great admiration for your business sense and I've read
all your books and learned from them. Your own brother died of alcoholism and
you own Trump Vodka? You say Lindsay needs new parents? Such a rash statement
without backing it with fact? I am a single mother of four children doing what I
can during this difficult time! Do a background check of both parents and you
will find the truth! Shame on you... so many families suffer from this, yours
included. We need solutions not opinions!'"


This womyn is nuts. Everyone knows that Trump is a bag of hot air that talks too much and understands too little. I am not going to defend the statement that he made, though it is mostly true. The first thing that Dina and Lindsay's family need to do if they want to help her is stop with this blanket of excuses. It is always someone else's fault isn't it Dina, it is your ex husband's fault, it is the media's fault, it is Trump's fault. This family needs to sit down and understand how this circle of placing blame outside creates the problems they are blaming others for.

There are lots of people in Hollywood under the pressure of the cameras and they do not become cocaine addicted drunk driving loons. There are lots of families in Hollywood that have problems, and they manage to deal with them. Dina you are not facing the real problems in yourself and your family, in my opinion. Stop with the constant releases to the media, it only makes you look worse, you all need some time away, take it. Honestly I think we all need some time away from you and Lindsay too.

celebrity nation: Ryan and Sandra to co-star

celebrity nation: Ryan and Sandra to co-star:

"Canadian hottie Ryan Reynolds is reportedly in final talks to co-star with
Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy called The Proposal. Bullock will play a
demanding boss who is suddenly facing deportation to Canada and makes a deal to
'wed' her young assistant (Reynolds). "


I think that Sandra is one of the honestly great actresses of our time. I can't wait for this movie to come to the theaters. Sandra reminds us all that it hasn't always been all about young bimbos in Hollywood, she has some real talent, and this movie sounds like it will be good.

Owen Wilson Tried To Bang A Hobo

Owen Wilson Tried To Bang A Hobo:

"Mary-Kate Olsen was sitting outside at Opera the other night and the table was
littered with Grey Goose bottles. She was in a good mood and Owen Wilson drifted
over and struck up a conversation with her. A few giggles later they were
getting along so well that he had his arm around her. He asked for her phone
number and she gave it to him."


Maybe there were talking about doing a movie together, or some projects that they could work on together. I mean it doesn't mean that they are going to be dating, it doesn't have to. Wow, I don't know what to say about the thought of those two together, just wrong.

Don’t Kidnap the Tater Tots, Plz |

Don’t Kidnap the Tater Tots, Plz :

"In her declaration, Wasser wrote that the document — which divides custody
50/50 — details the specific timeshare schedule and transportation matters.
Wasser fears if the document becomes public, the media would have “a greater
ability to ascertain the physical whereabouts of the minor children.”
Wasser wrote: “Such information greatly increases the chances that the actions of the
media could threaten the safety of the minor children by, for example, causing a
traffic accident or by exposing the minor children to criminals who might target
the minor children for financial gain.” Wasser did not use the word
‘kidnapping,’ but the intimation was certainly there."


Britney is concerned that if the terms of the divorce that provide information on where the kids are going to be when is made public someone might kidnap them. If you are to believe the covers of the latest gossip mags though, that might be a good thing for the kids. I think that she has an honest concern here, the photographers follow her every where, so they don't need that information. It was only a couple years ago that there was a plot in the UK to kidnap the Beckhams for a ransom.

Scarlett Johansson Not Interested in Porno Role |

Scarlett Johansson Not Interested in Porno Role :

"Despite rampant rumors claiming she signed on to play Jenna Jameson in the film
version of her autobiography, Scarlett Johansson said this is completely untrue.
Although Jenna admitted to handing picking Scarlett for the role, Scarlett’s rep
said it will never, ever happen."


First it was shot down by Jessica Simpon, which I thought was strange because she turned the Dukes of Hazard into a porn almost. Now it is being shot down by Scarlett, which is understandable because she doesn't need to do that to win an award. Who will be next to be hit up for the role, let me make some suggestions. Tara Reid would be ok, she is almost a porn star herself, but she would need a full body double for any nude scenes. Lindsay Lohan in the past has said that she would get naked for an award, and her last movie was a stripper so it is in line with what she is doing. Besides she really needs a break though role right now. Hilary Duff would never do it, nor do I want her too. Anyone else that could play that role, you know that Pamela Anderson should do it, but will she.

Orlando may star in Da Vinci Code sequel | Orlando Bloom

Orlando may star in Da Vinci Code sequel Orlando Bloom:

"“Tonight I got an email from a long time scooper who claims that Pirates
heartthrob Orlando Bloom is in talks to join the cast of Angels & Demons
alongside Hanks and [Gisele] Bundchen. Our source is one who has given us proven
information before, and a quick look at Orlando Bloom’s mostly empty
post-Pirates schedule confirms that he has nothing else lined up, which would
mean he’s free to do it, since production is supposed to begin soon (if it
hasn’t started already).”"


Please Orlando, take some time to think about this. Go watch the first movie, and see how bad it was, then go back and watch it again starting at the second half so you can see the part that you slept through. I don't think that this project is something that is going to be good for your career.

Outrageous New Tabloid Covers | Britney Spears


Outrageous New Tabloid Covers Britney Spears

You know at times like these I feel bad for Britney, sure she isn't the best mom in the world, but this has to hurt. While her life as been a moving wreck, we have to honestly say that there has never been any proof that she has hurt her children. I mean other than the emotional damage of just being in a relationship with someone who is so unstable.

Buzz Foto LLC - Paparazzi Is An Art Form!


Buzz Foto LLC - Paparazzi Is An Art Form!: "HAYDEN PANETTIERE & her boyfriend STEPHEN COLLETTI at Caffe Primo"

I think she is the new IT girl in Hollywood.

UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK: A Steamy Image of Joan Rivers That Will Last Forever



The only think I can think of when I see Barbara Walters on The View is that one time she kept asking.... "How's the sex?"

Star Jones Finally Admits to Lying About Fat Surgery | Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog

Star Jones Finally Admits to Lying About Fat Surgery Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog:

"I admit that when asked about my obvious weight loss over the past four
years, I was intentionally evasive. Lying was never an option for me, so I
called it a ‘medical intervention,’ which was true, but it was really a pathetic
attempt to tell only the truth I could handle at the time.”
Star weighed 307
pounds on August 19, 2003 — the day she went in for her surgery — and reveals
that as she lay in the pre-op room of the hospital, she went back over her life
to discover how she ended up going from curvaceous to morbidly obese, thereby
requiring the life-saving procedure she was about to undergo."


It is things like this that make me want to give her a second chance. Lets hear it for Star Jones and her husband big gay Al. Oh you didn't think that meant I was going to give him another shot did you? Honestly though, her show on the network formerly known as CourtTV is good news for her and she has been looking great. She even attempted to make nice with Rosie O'Donnell a couple weeks back.

Michael Lohan Continues To Act The Fool

A Socialite's Life: Michael Lohan Continues To Act The Fool

"The Lohan family circus gave its latest performance in Long Island Family
Court yesterday, when Michael Lohan dropped his demand that estranged wife Dina
be tested for drugs before she can have contact with Lindsay's kid sister and
brother, Ally and Dakota. Michael told The Post one of the deciding factors came
when Ally, 13, told him, 'Daddy, I love you. I'll love you more if you'll drop
that motion.' Later, when Michael followed Dina out of the courtroom and tried
to ask her how she was, he was met by an icy silence."


This family is sadly messed up. First of all I think that Dina should be tested for drugs, maybe those pants that Lindsay had on was her mothers pants. Secondly, it is pathetic that Ali would tell her daddy that she would love him more if he did this, and even more pathetic that he caved into it. The whole drama from the father to her sister and Dina just gets sadder and sadder the more we learn.

Reese And Jake Creepin'

A Socialite's Life: Reese And Jake Creepin'

"Guess who's still hangin' out? That's right - Jakey G and Reese! You thought that was over, dintcha? Nope. He hopped in her hoopdee and they sped away. I'm telling you, she's uptight and he's lowkey and showing her how to take three deep belly breaths, and do a body scan and go to her place of gladness."


This is good news, I always thought that Jake and Reese were a hot couple. It could be that the spotlight on he relationship was too much too soon after the divorce. It would be great to see them get back together as a couple.

Smells Like Victory for "Shiloh" Perfumier

A Socialite's Life: Smells Like Victory for "Shiloh" Perfumier

"The woman behind the fragrance named 'Shiloh,' Symine Salimpour, has just won a five-month-long legal battle with Angelina Jolie over the name. Symine claims that the fact that her perfume has the same name as Angelina's baby is simply a coincidence and the courts seem to agree."


While it could be that this is based on Jolie's daughter, how is she going to prove it. I think that Angelina should have let it go, taking this to court only makes her seem petty and controlling.

Nicole Richie Has Had a Baby in the Oven For Four Months

A Socialite's Life: Nicole Richie Has Had a Baby in the Oven For Four Months

"'Yes, I am. We are. I'm almost four months,' Richie told Sawyer."


How the hell is she ever going to have a kid? Ok, well the news in confirmed, which means we move beyond the talk of if and we talk about how. Well I hope for the sake of that poor child that she is going to take it away from Hollywood to raise it. The world already has one to many mothers that act like Britney Spears.

The Spin Zone

I haven't done a spin zone in a while. But I am watching CNN Pipeline, and there is an African-American, talking about the racial aspect of the Michael Vick dog fighting trial. The man on CNN said that black men are most likely to be on TV if they are breaking the law or playing sports. Is it just me, or is it ironic to talk about black people not being on TV, while you are doing an interview for a major news network. I think his presumption is clearly false.

He does on to talk about why the most hated athletes in America are always black men. He goes on to list a number of athletes over the last couple years that have found themselves in legal trouble and gotten a lot of news coverage. He may have a point here, but it should be noted that African-Americans are the majority of professional athletes.

The last thing is that he talks about the discussion that another African-American on the show brought up about African-American culture. The first speaker claimed that you don't have people talking about the culture of while womyn when Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan get DUIs. This is false, a number of people have asked what the condition of our young womyn are, and are they in danger.

CNN is claiming that there is a racial divide between those who support Vick and those who are for him being kicked off the team.

Best Night Ever

Monday, July 30, 2007

Jennifer Lopez @ Leno

More On the Josh McRoberts-Lauren Conrad Rumors - The Hollywood Gossip

More On the Josh McRoberts-Lauren Conrad Rumors - The Hollywood Gossip:

"A few more of you have written in regarding the identity of Lauren Conrad’s
newest accessory (boy), as our staff tries to determine if he is, in fact,
former Duke University basketball standout and current Portland Trail Blazers
forward Josh McRoberts."


I also got a comment the other day that said if I knew anything about sports, then I would know who this was. I don't know anything about sports, so I had no clue. It turns out that her new man plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, ok so I do know some things about sports. I know that team is owned by Microsoft guru, Paul Allen.

Lindsay Lohan's Tango Movie 'Still on Schedule' - Lindsay Lohan : People.com

Lindsay Lohan's Tango Movie 'Still on Schedule' - Lindsay Lohan : People.com:

"Lindsay Lohan may be keeping a low profile – but her latest movie deal is still on track, the film's producer tells PEOPLE.

'It's happening. Everything's on schedule. We're just working out the conditions so she'll be able to make the film,' Lucas Jarach, producer of Lohan's upcoming Tango movie Dare to Love Me says. 'The shooting of the movie, the filming, is not scheduled to start until October 1. [Lindsay] is still on board.' "


Lindsay needs three things right now...
1) To get clean
2) To make a good movie to get her career going
3) To get a new set of parents, but not Britney's or Jessica Simpson's, normal parents.

I really hope that Lindsay is able to get through this. It can be done, Drew Barrymore did it.

Captain's Quarters

Captain's Quarters: "Which Party Is The Most Partisan In Congress?"

Based on this report, the Democrats are not only more partisan in the House.

100% - Charlie Norwood (R-GA)100% - Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 99.7% - Nita Lowey
(D-NY)99.4% - Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA)99.1% - Carolyn Maloney
(D-NY)98.9% - Xavier Bacerra (D-CA)98.7% - Diana DeGetter (D-CO)98.6% - Gary
Ackerman (D-NY)98.6% - Hilda Solis (D-CA)98.6% - Ellen Tauscher (D-CA)98.6% - Al
Wynn (D-MD)


They are also more partisan in the Senate.

97.8% - Dick Durbin (D-IL)97.1% - Ben Cardin (D-MD)97.1% - Daniel Inouye
(D-HI)97.1% - Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)97.0% - Joe Biden (D-DE)97.0% - Sherrod
Brown (D-OH)96.7% - Jack Reed (D-RI)96.7% - Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)96.6% -
Hillary Clinton (D-NY)96.6% - Chuck Schumer (D-NY)


A note for those concerned. This information does come from a conservative web site, but it is one that I trust.

BillOReilly.com: "A certain group led by George Soros" - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth



More from the comment bin at BillO'Reilly.com

Celebrity News!: Nicole Richie Does August 2007 Nylon Magazine - into GOSSIP.



Your 1 Stop Site For Celebrity News, Pictures and Information » Kimberly Stewart Denies Tommy Lee Romance….

Your 1 Stop Site For Celebrity News, Pictures and Information » Kimberly Stewart Denies Tommy Lee Romance….:

"Kimberly Stewart socialite daughter Rod Stewart has laughed off reports she is
dating bad boy American rocker Tommy Lee.Kimberly Stewart socialite daughter Rod
Stewart has laughed off reports she is dating bad boy American rocker Tommy
Lee."


I hope that this is true. On the other hand, this isn't something that you would brag about.

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Britney's Mom - The New Dina-Lo? - TMZ.com

Britney's Mom - The New Dina-Lo? - TMZ.com:

"With her daughter in full meltdown mode, where was Britney Spears' mom on Saturday night? Why, throwin' it down in the VIP at PURE nightclub at Caesars in Las Vegas -- the same place Brit had to be carried out of on New Year's. Yee-haw!"


I really think that there is one too many mothers in this world who act like Dina Lohan, and that is Dina Lohan. I wonder when she is going to go to rehab for her problem. Dina dear, just because you are keeping your shit together better than Lindsay doesn't mean you don't have a problem.

» EXCLUSIVE! Update on Britney Spears Pregnancy!!! Bitten and Bound: The Not So Pretty Side of Hollywood

» EXCLUSIVE! Update on Britney Spears Pregnancy!!! Bitten and Bound: The Not So Pretty Side of Hollywood:

"Someone who works on Jamie Lynn Spears TV set says she heard the two sisters
talking about Brit being pregnant! And she is worried it could be Jason Filyaw
or Howie Day’s baby! These are two of the guys she was sleeping with months back
during rehab!"


While this sounds like that old story of hearing from a friend who heard it from a friend, it could be true. The rumors of Jamie-Lynn turned out to be false. Which thanks alot to the damn National Enquirer by the way, bold headline hinting that she is pregnant, and it isn't until the end of the article that it tells you that she isn't. Britney though, probably is.

Classless

Captain's Quarters: Classless

"A few hundred protesters crowded together briefly Sunday afternoon on the sidewalk and in the street in front of U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's St. Paul home, shouting for an end to immigration policies and enforcement practices that the demonstrators say unfairly divide families.
The rally -- during which participants first gathered at Summit Avenue and North Lexington Parkway and then marched about a mile to Coleman's house on Osceola Avenue -- came a day before today's burial of Coleman's father, Norman Coleman Sr., at Arlington National Cemetery. He died Thursday of bladder cancer at 82."


There is a time and place for everything, but this is not the time or the place. When people are dealing with the loss of someone that they loved, let them be. I think this is sick and wrong.

Survey On Surveillance Says -- Bring It On

Captain's Quarters: Survey On Surveillance Says -- Bring It On

"ABC News has published a fascinating poll on the use of public surveillance
systems for law enforcement, and the results will surprise many, especially
civil libertarians. Over 70% of Americans support British-style CCTV systems in
the US, and that support crosses all demographic boundaries."


I think that I would have to agree with this. When it comes to cameras in public spaces, spaces like streets and subways, where you don't expect that your actions are private, cameras are not a big deal. I am not afraid that people watching me will see me breaking the law, because for the most part I do not break the law. On the other hand, the cameras help to prevent a number of crimes, because people know that they are on camera. Until someone can explain to me, why I should be upset that a camera is watching me in a public place, a place that anyone could watch me, I think that it is worth the protection.

Countdown: Worst Person July 30, 2007

Paris Hilton Not Disinherited | Pop Crunch

Paris Hilton Not Disinherited Pop Crunch:

"Earlier reports that Paris Hilton has been disinherited by her grandfather Conrad Barron Hilton have been proven false; the bitch is still going to make bank to the tune of $30 Million when granddaddy kicks it."


Turns out that the rumors that Paris was not going to get the money from her grandfather are not true. Now that I think about it, I remember that this rumor was going around a while ago. It really seems silly, I don't think that she needs that money as much as people think that she does.

Lindsay Lohan Blames

Celebrity News & Gossip Video "The Connection" Yuddy.com

Al Gore's Son Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges : People.com

Al Gore's Son Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges : People.com:

"Albert Gore III pleaded guilty to four drug-related charges in an Orange County court on Monday, and opted to enter a drug rehab program to avoid prison time.

Appearing with his lawyer before Judge Jacob H. Jager, Gore indicated to the court that he would enter an intensive 90-day residential center. "


I know that there are more serious issues at stake her, but I can't help it. When ever I hear or see his name in the news I wonder, Al Gore the third, is it really such a good name you would want to use it three times?

On a serious note though, I do hope that he is able to get the help that he needs.

» Rosie’s Replacement: Victoria Beckham? - Mocksie.com

» Rosie’s Replacement: Victoria Beckham? - Mocksie.com:

"In a move sure to up the viewership of The View in the key 14-17 male demographic, Rosie O’Donnell is being replaced for a two-week trial by Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham. “Victoria Beckham is set to add talk show host to her list of ways to break America after reportedly agreeing to a two week trial presenting U.S. programme The View."


She has been good in the interviews I have seen of her, she has the image in the media of being stupid, but she isn't. I think she could add some, dare I say it, spice to the show.

Republican Internet Debates: Losing The Perky Vote?

Jimmy Fallon to Replace Conan O’Brien | Jimmy Fallon, Conan O Brien : Just Jared

Jimmy Fallon to Replace Conan O’Brien Jimmy Fallon, Conan O Brien : Just Jared:

"Conan O’Brien will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, if NBC has their way."


I think that Jimmy would be great for the show, not that I ever watch it since I don't have a TV.

Sex suit may hurt Bloomberg's prez plans - AM New York

Sex suit may hurt Bloomberg's prez plans - AM New York:

"Among the allegations in the complaint: Bloomberg asked the woman who sued if she was giving her boyfriend 'good' oral sex.
He said 'I'd like to do that' and 'That's a great piece of a--' to describe women in the office."


If you ever think you are going to run for a higher office, like the White House, you have to know that anything like this could hurt you. While he isn't in the race, and he may not join the race, these issues will hurt him if he ever does run.

Lohan's mom and gran hit court | INF Daily

Lohan's mom and gran hit court INF Daily:

"Dina Lohan, along with her mother, showed up at court in Long Island, NY,
today for the latest hearing in Lindsay Lohan's parents' bitter custody battle
over dad Michael having access to Lindsay's younger siblings."


Click on the link to see the video of Dina getting to the court with her mother for the trial. It seems that without Lindsay to go after for photos, they are going after her mother instead.

On a side note, what happened to putting this all to rest so that they could help Lindsay?

The Other Boleyn Girl


I’m Not Obsessed: The Other Boleyn Girl


"A new cover for the book, The Other Boleyn Girl, has been released featuring
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Erica Bana. The movie, which is based on
the novel by Philippa Gregory, is set to be released on December 21 of this
year. "


Wow, Yummy.... I want to read that book.

O'Reilly melts down over photoshopped pic on Kos

Paula Abdul Has a Radio Job Meltdown

Gabby Babble: Britney Blames Her Assistant For Her Crazy Behavior

Gabby Babble: Britney Blames Her Assistant For Her Crazy Behavior:

"The former assistant of Britney Spears, Shannon Funk, may do a tell-all about
her three weeks of working with the crazy pop star. From the 21 days they spent
together, Funk has learned much about Brit and is considering on writing a book
about her experience. Apparently Britney blames Funk for her own freakish
behavior"


While I would normally not support this kind of action by the assistant in this case it seems understandable. It is one thing to work for someone and respect that you should not tell their secrets to the world, it is another to defend yourself. Since Britney has come out and attempted to blame her problems on her assistant, it only seems fair that her assistant should have a way of defending herself.

The ENTIRE Harry Potter Dateline special - VIDEO!

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celebrity nation: TSL canceled

celebrity nation: TSL canceled:

"The Simple Life has officially been canceled, according to a source at the E!
network. Overexposure is reportedly to blame for the end of Paris Hilton and
Nicole Richie's 'reality' show. 'We felt like the real life drama of their lives
overshadowed anything happening on the show,' says the insider. "


I have wondered for a while how the show was even surviving, and it looks like it hasn't been. With Paris and Nicole. their real lives are such reality shows anyway, in the tabloids, the blogs and on the news, who even needs to watch a reality show with them in it that isn't real. While I would say that this means we will see less of them, I don't know what it would take for us to see less of Paris. Good thing he has that movie in the works.

Wouldn't it be funny if they did one more show, and they did it inside a jail. "The Simple Life-Real Life Edition", showing you the lives of inmates serving time for DUIs. It could be a PSA.

Kelly Osbourne Has An Enormous Head



Kelly Osbourne Has An Enormous Head

She is soooo hot! Kelly you are great.

Britney Spears

Best Week Ever » Blog Archive » CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER: Who Does the Downy Baby Look Like?


Best Week Ever » Blog Archive » CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER: Who Does the Downy Baby Look Like?

Once you see it, you'll wonder why these star parents are not taking legal action.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are Officially Divorced! | Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are Officially Divorced! Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog:

"Just minutes ago, Spears’ lawyer, Laura Wasser, and K-Fed’s mouthpiece, Mark
Vincent Kaplan, walked into court — final papers in hand — to get a Los Angeles
County Superior Court judge to sign-off on the settlement, making the divorce
final."


If you are looking to date a train wreck, or a white trash rapper, it is time for you to get your game on. I wonder if in time we will look back and think that really they were better together, that somehow they deserved each other.

Brad and Angie Retiring and Moving to Europe?

A Socialite's Life: Brad and Angie Retiring and Moving to Europe?

"It seems that Brad's worries over Angelina's health have led him to seriously
consider taking both himself, Angelina and their children out of the Hollywood
limelight and moving to Berlin, where the couple own a home."


Some how the trade of the Beckhams for Angelina and Brad doesn't really seem all that fair. I mean it is true that David is a great soccer player, and Brad isn't. However, Angelina is a good actress and Victoria isn't an actress at all.

I can understand how they would want to get away from it, and live a quiet life. I don't know that any place in Europe is going to work, I think that maybe Africa would work better, but even when they were in Namibia there was photographers there.

Blind Item

A Socialite's Life: Blind Item

"Which actress' weight gain is being blamed on her scoundrel ex-boyfriend who
knocked her up? She only started shedding some of the weight when he forced her
to terminate her pregnancy."


Jessica Simpson?

Jessica Alba Wanted to Get Married, Boyfriend Didn't


A Socialite's Life: Jessica Alba Wanted to Get Married, Boyfriend Didn't

"The New York Daily News is reporting that Jessica Alba broke it off with her
long-term boyfriend, Cash Warren because she was ready to get married and he
simply wasn't."


What a douche, a beautiful womyn wants to marry you and you run for the hills. That's bad news for you loser, but good news for the next guy.






"Prince Frederic von Anhalt, husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor was found naked and
handcuffed to the steering wheel of his 2006 Rolls Royce."

Democracy Now! - July 30, 2007

KiiraBaby, Fine European Baby Products and Handmade Items

KiiraBaby, Fine European Baby Products and Handmade Items

If you are looking for some homemade or European baby products check out this site. It is run by a good friend of mine, so you know that when you spend your money there you are supporting good people. It is named after her cute little daughter. Check it out.

This Week on the Hill with Brian Darling

Did Gonzales Tell The Truth?

July 30, 2007 'Dailies' Review

lgf: Daily Kos Kestrel Swoops In

lgf: Daily Kos Kestrel Swoops In:

"We have confirmed that Tillman had arranged to meet with a leading anti-war intellectual, Noam Chomsky, upon his return stateside. One can imagine the panic in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the vision of the much trumpeted poster-boy hero of the War on Terror returning home and speaking out against the evil charade of the War. That aspect, combined with the nature of the wounds, the destruction of evidence, the first-level coverup, and the dream promotion of the commander in charge... well, you see where this is going."


Unless there is solid evidence that this is based on these are reckless and hateful things to say. Not only does it defame the honor of the President, but it belittles the death of a brave soldier. I think this is sick, and an uncomfortable political manipulation of the facts for the advancement of the lefts political goals.

Barack Obama

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Nicky in Spotlight ... Until Paris Appears

NYT Editorial: Impeach Gonzales - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

NYT Editorial: Impeach Gonzales - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth:

" I don't support impeachment to 'get even.' In this case, the man in charge of
the 'Justice' in the middle of a war is a known repeat criminal. That is
unacceptable any time, let alone now. He won't go, he won't repent for his
crimes. Impeach him."


This really puts Bush in a tight place. He will not abandon Gonzales inspite of increased calls for him to go from both sides of the isle. Bush first of all won't do it because it is against his nature to not be loyal, or as he understands it, to his friends. Secondly if Gonzales were to go, that would just open the door for an even bigger battle in terms of appointing a new head for Justice.

Zsa Zsa's Prince Say's He Was Mugged And Left Naked By 3 Women

The Best of The Left

Best Night Ever

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Is the nuclear threat to the US real?

lgf: Kos and MoveOn Harass Fox News Advertisers

lgf: Kos and MoveOn Harass Fox News Advertisers:

"NEW YORK - Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News
Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network.
MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and liberal blogs like
DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on
the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign
will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New
Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.
The groups have successfully pressured Democratic presidential candidates not to appear at any debate sponsored by Fox, and are also trying to get Home Depot Inc. to stop advertising there"



The reason I keep covering this story, and the reason I will continue to cover it is the real fears I think this has for the nature of debate in this country. Being thrown into the political debate is not something that most corporations are comfortable with, and many of them will choose to take their funding away from all political conversations as a way of avoiding public attack.

The end result is that you have companies on the left, and labor unions and other groups that are willing to support the message of the left, that will put their funding behind those messages. The same will be true on the right, with corporations that are willing to support the message of the right supporting the vehicles of those messages. The thing that it seems many are blind to right now, is that this attack while it was started by Bill O'Reilly, is being heavily promoted on the left. The left has the most to lose in this struggle, who do you think the giant companies are going to support, the people who want to give them tax breaks or the people who want to regulate them. I think the left is painting itself into a corner that it is going to regret later. (It should be noted that it isn't even the left as a whole, or the right as a whole that are engaged in this, but the damage will effect both as a whole.)

Bill O'Reilly of Fox News vs. Michael Moore






Gabby Babble: Is Paris Losing Her Hilton Inheritance?

Gabby Babble: Is Paris Losing Her Hilton Inheritance?:

"Paris Hilton's grandfather Barron Hilton is reportedly so disgusted by her
behavior, he is cutting her off from her $50 million inheritance. The senior
Hilton, who apparently is the only member of the family with a big chunk of the
Hilton hotel chain has plans to donate the $2 billion he will gain from the sale
of the company to charity. The money is set to go to the Conrad N. Hilton
Foundation which was set up in the name of the founder of the family business.
Allegedly, he is cutting Paris off, along with his other 11 grandchildren
because he is determined to carry on the family tradition of philanthropy. I
commend Barron Hilton if he carries out his plan to put the Hilton money into
good use."


I think that it is true that putting that money into charity is a far better use of the money than to give it to Paris. At the same time, Paris works hard and makes her own money, so I think that she will be able to survive just as well without the money. Paris is a star, she doesn't need the money from her family.

Joe Trippi would be worried if he were a Republican

Lynne Spears Seeks Kevin Federline Advice On ‘Pregnant’ Jamie Lynn Spears | Pop Crunch

Lynne Spears Seeks Kevin Federline Advice On ‘Pregnant’ Jamie Lynn Spears Pop Crunch:

"Kevin Federline found himself tangled up in his soon-to-be ex in-laws latest
bit of family drama when Jamie and Lynn Spears covened in his living to discuss
sixteen year old Jamie Lynn’s possibly pregnancy (a confirmed false alarm). The
one-time couple met with K-Fed at his Los Angeles home the weekend of July 14,
according to tabloid tattles."


While on the face of this I know you are thinking, why in the hell would she go and talk to Kevin about Jamie-Lynn being pregnant. However if you think about it, he would be a great person to know about having babies out of wedlock.

The good news out of all this is that the younger Spears daughter has not turned into a copy of her older sister, yet.

Behind the Philippine 'Thriller' video - 29 July 07

Michelle Malkin » Which of these is a crime in America?

Michelle Malkin » Which of these is a crime in America?:

"A) Submerging a crucifix in a jar of urine.

B) Burning the American flag.

C) Putting a Koran in a toilet."


I think if one of these is crimes, they should all be crimes. If one of them is protected by the constitution as free speech, then they should all be protected as free speech. I lean towards the second, that these should all be accepted forms of communication. While they are not to be promoted, or praised, I find them all to be highly insensitive, they should be allowed.

Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog from Perez Hilton » Blog Archive » That’s Definitely Not Shanna

Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog from Perez Hilton » Blog Archive » That’s Definitely Not Shanna:

"Travis Barker strolls the beach in Malibu on Saturday with his son and a hot
brunette."


Has Travis found for himself a new womyn?

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She is so hot....

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Guardian reporter tours Iranian uranium enrichment plant, comes up with really good question

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Guardian reporter tours Iranian uranium enrichment plant, comes up with really good question:

"[T]here is another huge question mark hanging over Isfahan and Natanz: why is
the government in such a rush to enrich fuel, when it has no nuclear power
plants in which to use it?"


Can we really trust the leaders of Iran, can we trust a man who has talked about destroying another country. I know much is made of the fact that he has threaten to attack Israel, as it Israel has some sacred power. The more important point may be the fact that he has threatened another country, today it is Israel that is his subject of ire. I think it would be just as bad if that country were Turkey, or Romania or Russia, or another of the gulf states. Iran may be a threat not only because of its threats against Israel, but because it may be willing to launch this kind of violent rhetoric against anyone who stands in their way.

Michael Moore's New Health Care Solution: Coercion | NewsBusters.org

Michael Moore's New Health Care Solution: Coercion NewsBusters.org:

"“The way this works is, anytime they give you any grief – your insurance
company or whatever – you just whip this out and you say, ‘How would you like to
be in Michael Moore’s next movie or on the DVD of ‘SiCKO’?’ and … you know, it
says right here this card, if denied coverage, we’ll provide you coverage in a
Michael Moore film,” said Moore. "


This is silly and would fall apart as soon as it got started if it were ever attempted in mass. It doesn't take a genius to understand that Michael Moore is one person. One fat person who doesn't have enough cameras, enough time or enough energy to cover every person who finds them self in a disagreement with their coverage. I think Moore is getting blinded by his belief in is own power, which isn't nearly as great as he imagines.

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING NEXT WEEK ON PAT TILLMAN COVER-UP!

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash - trailer

Text of President Bush's weekly radio address - MarketWatch

Text of President Bush's weekly radio address - MarketWatch:

"THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week I visited with troops at Charleston Air
Force Base. These fine men and women are serving courageously to protect our
country against dangerous enemies. The terrorist network that struck America on
September the 11th wants to strike our country again. To stop them, our
military, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals need the best possible
information about who the terrorists are, where they are, and what they are
planning. "


The president used most of his time to talk about the laws that regulate wire tapping and the gathering of information, and how they need to be reformed. He claims that since the law that governs the monitoring of this information was written in 1978, it should be updated to reflect changes in technology. The law in question is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, of FISA, which Bush says should be changed to reflect the technology of cell phones and the internet.

Click on the link to read the whole address.

In The Know: Is Our Wealth Hurting Africa’s Feelings?


In The Know: Is Our Wealth Hurting AfricaĆ¢��s Feelings?

Naomi Watts To Play Narcissa Malfoy In Next Potter Film

I’m Not Obsessed: Naomi Watts To Play Narcissa Malfoy In Next Potter Film

"How exciting! Rumor is Naomi Watts has sealed the deal and is all set to
play Draco’s mother, Narcissa Malfoy in the next Harry Potter film. She doesnt’
have to start working on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince until
September."


She is hot, it will be good to see her in the movie.

Guess Who? | POPSUGAR - Celebrity Gossip & News.


Ugly Betty Isn't Ugly




Congrats to America Ferrera...

Britney Spears' Meltdown Continues

Britney Spears' Meltdown Continues:

"“You could see she was getting a bit wobbly but no one expected her to
throw a complete fit.
“Suddenly she was in floods of tears and stormed off set. She eventually came back but was sobbing hysterically.
“All her make-up had run. By now it was nearly midnight and the director just called things to an end and sent people home."


How many breakdowns does this poor girl need to have before someone in her family or group of friends come forwards and does something to help her. I don't know what her problem is, but she is clearly going through a hard patch, and it seems like she is being forced to go through it alone. Where is her family, where are her friends? I know she has fought with her mother and pushed her out of her life, and maybe she has done the same with others, there must be someone though that can stop this.

Gabby Babble: Richard Branson Reveals Losing Mile High Virginity

Gabby Babble: Richard Branson Reveals Losing Mile High Virginity:

"“I was sitting in economy on a Freddie Laker flight, next to this very
attractive lady, as we headed to LA. We got chatting and it went a bit further.
And it was every man’s dream, to be honest. I was about 19, I think. I remember
getting off the plane and she turned to me and said, ’Look, it’s slightly
embarrassing but I am meeting my husband at arrivals, would you mind holding
back a bit...’. But it was a memorable flight. The problem with plane loos
generally is that they are very small, and the acrobatics can’t take too long
because there’s no room and people start banging on the door. What I remember
vividly is seeing four handprints on the mirror as we finished, and thinking I’d
better wipe them off.”"


First of all this is way more than I wanted to know about Richard Branson. Secondly though it is funny to think that he has an airline that flies under the name "Virgin". I wonder what his policy is regarding such things on his airline.

Newt on Iraq 7/29

Russia makes a bid for the North Pole 29-07-07

Gingrich: Gonzales Is a Liability for America

Gabby Babble: Kirsten Dunst Kicked Johnny Borrell to the Curb?

Gabby Babble: Kirsten Dunst Kicked Johnny Borrell to the Curb?:

"Reports indicate that Kirsten Dunst kicked Johnny Borrell out of her North
London house because he was a slob. Although their were rumors that they were
planning on buying a house together after a wall in Johnny's house fell down
earlier this month, I guess she couldn't take his filthy living style."


Kirsten sweetie, I am a neat person, you could let me live with you? Sounds like Dunst and her boy friend are having troubles over his being a slob. This is one of those things that doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you think about having a relationship and living with someone it can be.

Lauren Conrad Possibly Dating Josh McRoberts - The Hollywood Gossip

Lauren Conrad Possibly Dating Josh McRoberts - The Hollywood Gossip:

"Yesterday, we brought you photos of Lauren Conrad and her new mystery man and
asked for help in identifying this tall, handsome devil. A couple of you think
you have done it.
Rumor has it that Lauren’s newest “accessory” is Josh
McRoberts, a former Duke basketball standout chosen by the Portland Trail
Blazers with the 37th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft."


What is the deal with all these stars and basketball player. It isn't clear from the pictures that this is the mystery person that appeared with Conrad the other night, it is close.

Musharraf Widens The War

Hugh Hewitt: Musharraf Widens The War

"Last week soldiers sealed all the roads into Miran Shah, the provincial
capital, occupied the hills around it and fired the first artillery salvo in
what Musharraf’s many critics have called a war on his own people.
On Friday
morning the army moved into parts of Miran Shah itself after militants blew up
government buildings overnight. Most of the 60,000 townspeople are feared
trapped, but hundreds of families have fled their mud homes in villages nearby
and headed east for the sanctuary of Bannu, a town in the neighbouring North
West Frontier province.
I watched last week as some of the 80,000 troops deployed in Waziristan dug in alongside the highway outside Mirali, a small town 10 miles east of Miran Shah. Almost all the checkpoints on this stretch of narrow road were empty. Three lay in rubble because the militants had blown them up. No troops drove along the road. They shuttled to the nearby Afghan border by helicopter."


If this is an honest move by Musharraf to take on the militants in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, that is good news for America. The government of Pakistan attempted the best it could to reach a peace deal with the tribes, and I think that we should all learn from their example. That you just cannot make deals with terrorists, it doesn't work. If the Pakistani Army is going to seriously go after the terrorists that have taken to hiding in the loosely governed areas of Pakistan, and push them out, it could be a strong blog against Al Qaeda. They have been eliminated as a major force in Iraq, and they are losing strength inside Afghanistan, much of their strength there comes from being able to retreat to Pakistan. Taking away their final hiding place could mean the end to Al Qaeda as a group.

Note it is the end of it as a group, the war against terror is larger than Al Qaeda, while other groups might begin to fold the same way that one by one the countries of the Eastern Block fell, they could continue. Many of the new terror cells are loosely aligned to Al Qaeda and not clearly dependent on them for leadership or resources.

Mitt Romney SLAMS YouTube!

Michelle Malkin on The Factor: Scott Beauchamp

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Super Saturday


Elisabeth Hasselbeck Super Saturday

She is beautiful in this picture.

I Like to Watch | Salon Arts & Entertainment

I Like to Watch Salon Arts & Entertainment:

"These days, crazy is the new lovable. All you need to get viewers hooked
on a character is a succulent psychological disorder or two: Awww, he's so
obsessive-compulsive! Look, an alcoholic with violent mood swings! How cute! Her
sense of self is so malleable. Oh, I love it when she gets all socially
withdrawn and displays flattened affect like that!
Lead characters still
have back stories, but they're usually accompanied by a psychiatric
interpretation that justifies a whole host of dangerous quirks, from grandiosity
to paranoia to sociopathic tendencies. Robert McKee's screenwriting bible
'Story' has been replaced by the DSM-IV: Writers simply close their eyes and
point to a page, then delight in the possibilities presented by long lists of
lively maladies and disturbing behavioral tics. "


I think one of the major changes behind this change on TV is a change in culture. Where we once believed ourselves to be normal and healthy people, I think more and more Americans are starting to see themselves as mentally unbalanced. In come cases it is because more Americans are becoming aware of honest problems that they have, there are some who are adjusting to the new norm of thinking of yourself as being imbalanced, though they are not. I think that there is some benefit in having these characters in TV shows, but like everything else it is a matter of balance.

Britney's bodyguard talks to INF | INF Daily

Britney's bodyguard talks to INF INF Daily:

"'The longer this situation goes on, the more dangerous things are
becoming. I know that photographers are just doing their jobs and are trying to
get their shots and there's a lot of competition between you guys, but there is
a line that shouldn't and can't be crossed.'"


This isn't ground breaking information, but it is interesting to hear from someone who has a role on the other side of the cameras. I often wonder if when they ask people who wants to work for people like Britney Spears, they have a hard time finding people. Not because of who Britney is as a person, but because of how hard of a job it must be to deal with the photographers.

Jamie Lynn Spears Not Pregnant | Pop Crunch

Jamie Lynn Spears Not Pregnant Pop Crunch:

"Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy scare has turned out to be a false alarm.
According to insiders at The National Enquirer,Jamie Lynn confided her faux
pregnancy fears in big sis Brit before taking a home pregnancy test that proved
a missed menstrual cycle to be a false alarm."


I hope you haven't already purchased baby gifts for Jamie Lynn. The National Enquirer is now saying that the baby rumors were a false alarm. This is great news really, it would be sad to see her have a baby at such a young age.

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Media Matters - O'Reilly accuses guest of lying -- but "hateful" Clinton comments he claims he removed are still on website


Media Matters - O'Reilly accuses guest of lying -- but "hateful" Clinton comments he claims he removed are still on website:


"During the July 26 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly
claimed to have 'exposed' the Daily Kos blog 'as a hate website' and went on to
criticize the decision by some Democratic presidential candidates to attend the
YearlyKos convention. In response, Fox News contributor Jane Hall said to him,
'You had hateful comments on your website about [Sen.] Hillary Clinton [D-NY].'
O'Reilly then claimed: 'No, I didn't. We took them off.' "


It looks like he missed some of them...

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