Sunday, June 24, 2007

celebrity nation: Britney's album on hold

celebrity nation: Britney's album on hold:

"Life + Style mag is reporting that Britney Spears's new album, which was
due out this fall, has been delayed until sometime in 2008, and that her rep has
put her services on hold. 'I put her on hiatus,' her rep told the weekly
magazine. 'Brit's album is pushed until '08. If she has no album, there's no
reason to do anything. I'm representing her in theory right now. I said that
since the album is pushed back until '08, let's go on hiatus until we have a
campaign to do.'"

I think Britney should be bringing this music out as soon as she can, the image of her in the public right now is not very good. If she does not take action to counter it, it will only be worse in another year. Look at Michael Jackson, I think part of the problem that he had with his public image was the he stopped making music, and lost that connection with his fans.

Lohan Out To Play

Kathy Hilton: Arrrrgh! Paris Still in Jail, Mateys!

Tancredo: Dems See Immigration As Source Of Voters

Crooks and Liars » Ed Schultz on Right Wing Talk Radio…Takes a swipe at Hannity…

Crooks and Liars » Ed Schultz on Right Wing Talk Radio…Takes a swipe at Hannity:

"Ed Schultz was on Tucker yesterday to talk about CAP’s right wing hold on
talk radio. Ever since Imus they have been freaking on this subject. Ed
correctly tells guest host Michael Smerconish that it’s not about the ratings,
when Smerconish tries to dismiss the CAP report because the market decides who
is successful in radio. Ed points out to Smerconish that his ratings are better
than Hannity in several markets, but still can’t find more stations to carry
him. Ed argues that it’s an ownership problem"

The debate about talk radio is heating up again. I always thought that it was a simple issue, conservatives listened to talk radio because they spent a lot of time in doors listening to the radio. Either at work where they can listen to radio or at home. On the other hand liberals are not radio listeners, and when they are they want music not news. The medium of radio and the medium of print are very different and the way the message is understood, and absorbed is different. I believe you get more out of a print message than a radio message. You can read it over, read it on your time, take time to think about what you have read. It is also a more individual way of getting the news. Radio is a collective news source, like hanging out with your friends. I could be wrong though.

The very long night of Rudy Giuliani « Scholars and Rogues

The very long night of Rudy Giuliani « Scholars and Rogues:

"1. Word could get out that your campaign director in South Carolina was
federally indicted for selling cocaine. No, that’s not a typo–this isn’t some
garden-variety GOP fraud like robocalls or bribery. Ravenel apparently was
selling the crack rock.
2. It could then be publicized that you got kicked
out of the high-profile Iraq Study Group for failing to show up to meetings–and
that said failures had to do with the ISG meetings conflicting with your
high-priced speaking engagements.
3. Your successor, Mike Bloomberg, a
self-described “Short liberal Jewish billionaire,” could switch his party
affiliation from GOP to “independent,” fueling talk of a third-party run or even
a switch back to the Dems, thus turning any presidential contest between you and
him into a “Subway series”–and a referendum on how things REALLY went in New
York when you were in charge. "

GIULIANI WILL NOT WIN! Three worst things that can happen to a person running for office.

HardBall Abu Ghraib

Countdown: Worst Person June 22, 2007

Nader: Bloomberg could have a shot - Politics -

Nader: Bloomberg could have a shot - Politics -

"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg could be the first modern independent
candidate to break the stranglehold the two major parties have on the White
House, two-time candidate Ralph Nader said Thursday."

Do they keep him in a closet between elections. I don't care if Bloomberg runs or not, I think that one New York major in the race is enough. I don't see how he can reach the population and win them over.

The Strata-Sphere » Blog Archive » The Surge Is Massive, And Intense

The Strata-Sphere » Blog Archive » The Surge Is Massive, And Intense:

"Operation Phantom Thunder, the name of the overarching operation to secure
the Baghdad Belts, is now in its fifth day. As noted yesterday, Phantom Thunder
is a corps-level operation, with multiple U.S. and Iraqi divisions engaged on
multiple fronts. Iraqi Security Forces and Multinational Forces Iraq are engaged
in intense fights in four main theaters: Baghdad proper, and the belts regions
consisting of Diyala and southern Salahadin provinces to the north, northern
Babil province to the south, and eastern Anbar province to the west of Baghdad.
The fighting has been the most intense in the city of Baqubah, the provincial
capital of Diyala."

Looks like our soldiers in Iraq are making success. Here is my prediction. I think that IF the Iraq war can be turned into a success, the democrats will take credit for it. Everyone of them, starting with Hillary, on down the line. The logic will be twisted and ugly, but basically they will say that it was the pressure that they brought to table gave the war the final push it needed. I don't think the administration is after the oil in Iraq, and I think that once our troops are no longer needed, they will come home and Iraq will control its own oil. Democrats will take credit for this too, claiming that it was their oversight that kept the administration from taking advantage of Iraqi oil.

I think that some of you understand the point I am working towards here, and while I am talking about the Democratic party it could as easily be the Republicans. IF the war in Iraq is a failure, the blame will be pushed off on the Democrats by the Republicans. It is the reverse of what leadership is supposed to be about, a leader takes no credit for the success of a mission, and all the blame for the failure. The political system as it is now, leaders take no blame and all of the success.

Once again, where I stand on the war, I think it is in the best interests of Iraq and America that the most that we can is done to make it a secure country.

Fred Thompson to announce Presidential bid Tuesday in Nashville | Redstate

Fred Thompson to announce Presidential bid Tuesday in Nashville Redstate:

"WSMV-TV Nashville has just broken the news that former Sen. Fred Thompson
(R-Tenn.) will formally toss his hat in the ring in the GOP presidential
race at a press conference scheduled for next Tuesday."

I don't know that you could really use the term ring in this election. I am beginning to think that Americans feel the way about presidential candidates, that many of them feel about their lovers. It is so exciting when you want them to be your lover, but less so when they actually are. I guess we will have to wait and see if his numbers remain solid after he joins the race. Of course everyone has known for sometime that he would run.

O'Reilly and Malkin fair and balanced week in review

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