Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Democratic Senators message: Let us vote on Levin-Reed - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth
"As we hit midnight, Harry Reid requested a quorum call. Because there wasn't a
quorum, the Senate is now conducting a roll call vote on a motion to instruct
the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators. That means 51
Senators have to show up -- or the Sergeant at Arms can go get them. This forces
some of the GOP Senators to be in the chamber. And, they should be.
Filibustering the Iraq war votes is their idea."
Democrats seem to be taking the threat to keep the senate in session all night long, if that is what is needed to get a vote on the Iraq bill very seriously. While there are surely factors at play in this that I don't understand, I say that it should be voted on. There can only be one reason to not vote, and that is because the Republicans know that they can't vote against what the public wants, but they are afraid to vote against the president.
"Anti-war Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is getting an overwhelming
amount of financial support from active-duty military and veterans."
I have strongly said that political voices should not be projected into the mouths of our troops. They know how to speak for themselves, and if this is any indicator, they are not afraid to do so. Paul is against the war in Iraq, and there is a logic in voting for a leader who is not going to send you and your friends to die in a poorly thought out war.
"Five John McCain for President press staffers, including the office's three
highest-ranking aides, have resigned, reportedly citing loyalty to
recently-replaced campaign manager Terry Nelson."
Without his communications team who is going to tell the world that John McCain is in debt, falling behind in the polls and losing his base? A better question might be who is going to tell John?
Gravel is serious unlike your trivial opinion about him and other people's perspectives of him (i.e. the video art piece with Gravel dropping a rock in the SF lake).
Please be respectful of someone who has your best interests as their inspiration and driving force. Gravel is fighting for our country's ultimate survival and revival. Without people like Gravel, fighting and taking action for truth, diversity, and unification of people in this country and around the world, we will end up falling further into a darkness that none of even WANT to imagine.
Thank you for your willingness to listen. I realize I am responding out of emotion but I feel I have brought simple truths to light.
First of all, thank you for your comment.
Second you are right that Gravel is a serious candidate, if you mean that he is a serious person who is running for the White House. Sadly if you mean he has a serious chance, I would have to disagree with you. I say this not as a slight against Gravel, the reality is that he is behind in the polls and I don't see him over coming Clinton or Obama for the nomination.
I heard him explain the ad, and the way he explained it shows that it was a metaphor and that it contained a lot of meaning. Sadly Americans aren't looking for metaphors, and they are not looking for a lot of meaning in a presidential candidate.
As for your response, it was perfectly logical and though you say it was done emotionally, it felt strong and thought out.
"Lindsay Lohan has been spotted enjoying a romantic evening with Cameron Diaz's
alleged ex-lover Criss Angel. The 'Mean Girls' star was seen holding hands with
the 39-year-old magician at Las Vegas nightclub Pure on Saturday before the pair
left together at 5am. Onlookers claim the pair then went back to Lohan's hotel
Poor Cameron, first she loses Justin and now she is losing a man to Lindsay Lohan. This hard on the heals of his claims in the press that his relationship with Cameron wasn't serious. It looks like it is the season for new boyfriends though.
"7/17/07 BREAKING NEWS: It’s all a hoax. Lohans reps came out denying today that
nude pictures of Lindsay and ex beau Cal Best ever existed. The story was
predicated on a made-up chat between Lohan and a celebrity blogger from “a
little while ago” in which she was upset and deeply troubled that naked pictures
were stolen from her computer. The blogger claims to have had on-line chats with
Lindsay on multiple occasions- none of which are verified in any way. This
source simply has no credit and thus the volumes of stories produced on this
recent chat are entirely misleading. The stories spun completely out of control,
they went from being nudes of just Lindsay that Calum Best supposedly took, to
exaggerated hardcore sex pictures of the two together. Many use pictures like
this that are many months old."
The news that was setting the internet on fire today turns out to be false, I know that is a big shocker isn't it. Turns out that the pictures, that threw bloggers into wet dreams of publishing pictures of Lohan nude, never existed. The rumors started when a blogger claimed to have had a chat with Lohan, where Lohan expressed her concern that the pictures were stolen.
"According to this photo that was taken not long ago, it’s clear that Angie is
having some eating disorder. When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited his
family in Springfield, Mo., recently, Angie’s frail appearance stunned the
Pitts. And when everyone sat down for dinner, says a family insider, Angelina
ate only a handful of grapes and a small slice of watermelon — and skipped
breakfast the next morning!"
It is official. Nicole Richie is trying to be the next Angelina Jolie, and Angelina Jolie is trying to be the next Nicole Richie.
"What better news that knowing that, after the huge success of her debut album,
Paris Hilton is working on her second music album as you read this !!!
Paris told E! Online: 'I'm already working on my new record.'"
For those of you who feared you would not have another Paris Hilton CD to add to your collection, this is great news. For those of you who enjoyed making fun of the first one, this should also be great news. In fact I think this is great news for everyone. I look forward to hearing her new pop singles.
"Despite currently starring in a reality show that depicts his life as an
unattached man, Baio is actually expecting a child with Playmate Renee Sloan.
The couple does look happy in the picture below, but we can’t help but wonder if
Charles is really in Charge of his life here."
First of all, congrats to them of their baby. Second, what is with all the news about Scott Baio lately? Maybe it is because of his reality show.
"10. Mold it into a man and watch her husband have sex with it.
9. Apply it to both the front and rear bumpers of her SUV, and slide out of any possible
8. Press it through the Play-Doh Fun-Factory set to “spaghetti” mode and donate it
to “Locks of Love”.
7. Use it to help lubricate your way into (and out of) size 0 jeans.
6. Use it in a sandwich.
5. Use it as a body pillow so that she can finally have something to spoon at night.
4. Rub a little
behind her ears so that all of the neighborhood dogs follow you around like St.
Francis of Assissi. When asked, claim that animals are naturally drawn to you, as a miniature pincher happily licks the bacon paste from your head.
3. Mold it into Barbara Walters and splash a handful of anal oils on her face.
2. Use it to fry up 7 years worth of morning grits.
1. No, really. We’re pretty sure your husband will have sex with it."
Or she could start her own line of soap, "Star Soap".
"'If each one of us does our bit, we will be helping to keep global
warming from harming our countries,' Miller said."
Miller appears to be the most recent star to jump on the Global Warming trend. It is hard to know with a star like Miller if this is a move that she really believes in, or if this is a move to get more attention for herself.
"Unconfirmed Internet rumors claim Britney Spears was arrested and charged with
aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor drug charge
late Monday night, after a 45-minute standoff with local police following an
argument involving her mother and soon-to-be ex-husband Kevin Federline that
resulted in Lynne Spears being hit over the head with a beer bottle. "
According to sources close to Spears, these rumors are false. The sources say that she was no where near Kevin's or her mother last night.
"'I didn't have this tremendous sense of guilt, because I hadn't hurt anyone,'
Ryder tells Vogue magazine for its August cover story. 'Had I physically harmed
someone or caused harm to a human being, I think it would have been an entirely
different experience.' "
I love Winona, I hope we get to see her in a new movie soon.
"Brad Pitt took his daughter Shiloh to meet his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston -
and Angelina Jolie reportedly lost her mind.
Angelina Jolie threatened to end her relationship with Brad Pitt after he took their baby daughter for lunch with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, reports claim."
Not only is Brad and Angelina one of the most talked about subjects in Hollywood, they are often the subjects of false rumors. This one sounds like it could be true, I can imagine that if Brad took Shiloh to see Jenn without her consent she would be pissed. In the end, I will believe it when I see it.
"Weighing eight ounces, it measures the alcohol content in the wearer’s
sweat and relays the information to a monitoring centre, providing an added
incentive to stay on soft drinks.
The Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol
Monitor uses an oxidant that reacts with alcohol after one large glass of wine
to cause a noticeable change in the reading."
This sounds like a good idea, if it helps her to get her life back together and to keep away from the drinking and the drugs. She has been looking ten times better recently, it is good to see her doing well.
Who is this man, click on the link to find out...
"The Dow Jones Industrial Average marched past the 14,000 mark for the first
time ever Tuesday -- less than three months after it crossed 13,000 -- but it
wasn't able to hold on"
While I am unsure about what this means for the rest of us it does have a lot of people talking.