Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Tonight Show: Michael Moore

Gates of Vienna: Those Ripping Sounds You Hear…

Gates of Vienna: Those Ripping Sounds You Hear…:

"Darn. He sounded so good for awhile. Then Fred Thompson made a fatal
mistake for anyone concerned with the infiltration of this country by Islamists.
He hired Spencer Abraham as his campaign manager:
Although Abraham, of Lebanese descent, is a Christian, he is a career water carrier for Islamists of the most extremist stripe and made that the cornerstone of his failed, one-term
Senate career and equally lousy tenure as Energy Secretary."

Is the right going to be able to look over look this when going to the polls. I don't know how extreme Abraham's ideas are or how widely known they are. You can count on what ever there is out there will be brought forward by the republican opponents.

Spence was one of only two Senators in the entire U.S. Senate who refused to
sign a letter calling on President Clinton to condemn Palestinian terrorism and
Yasser Arafat. This was at the height of a series of homicide bombings in Israel
in 1999 and 2000.As Energy Secretary, he gave top secret tours of nuclear
facilities, as well as detailed information on how we secure them to Muslim
nations who are our enemies. And he gave out undue post-9/11 awards to Al-Qaeda
money-launderers . . . at the White House. The money launderers were raided by
U.S. Customs Service agents.After he left the Bush cabinet, Spence became a
lobbyist for Mid-Eastern Muslim countries that practice the Arab boycott of
Israel and don’t really like us too much either. He took their money and until
the Thompson race, did their bidding.

This sounds pretty bad.

Gates of Vienna: Catching Up on Scott Thomas: Victim Extraordinaire

Gates of Vienna: Catching Up on Scott Thomas: Victim Extraordinaire:

"Dan Riehl has been following the TNR debacle quite thoroughly. Scroll down
through his posts to learn that the mystery soldier is married to a staff person
at The New Republic."

The fact that the previously unknown journalist writing for The New Republic is married to a staff person for the magazine. Does this change the amount of trust that we should put in the stories. A number of the stories have been attacked by the right, claiming that they are not true. The magazine was either being brave or reckless when it put its name behind these stories, you would have thought that they would have learned after the Glass affair.

Billl Maher: The Decider

Hayden Panettiere - “FHM” UK August 2007 | Hayden Panettiere : Just Jared

Lowes pulls its advertising off O'Reilly - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

Lowes pulls its advertising off O'Reilly - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth:

"Funny that Home Depot had no problem pulling its ads from BET (that would be
black people), but when it comes to O'Reilly's hate, Home Depot blames YOU. So
now we know that Home Depot DOES pull its ads. But it only pulls them from black
TV networks, not TV networks that ATTACK blacks, not TV networks whose anchor's
Web site contains threats to kill Hillary Clinton. No, that's okay for Home

This is simple race bating and it is wrong. It is wrong that the dialogue of our nation should be lowered to this level of discussion. It makes me sick to see people on the left abuse the issue of race for their own profit. It weakens your ideas in the minds of those who know how to reason, it weakens the movement towards equality in America, and it has a negative effect on our democracy. I can't make myself more clear on how wrong this is, and how negative I think it is for America.

Wired Music: Jennifer Lopez 'Hold It, Don't Drop It' | Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog

Wired Music: Jennifer Lopez 'Hold It, Don't Drop It' Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog:

"Here’s Jennifer Lopez’s - ‘Hold It -Don’t Drop It‘. It’s her first single off
her 7th Album."

Click on the link to hear her new song, it sounds pretty hot.

Shar Jackson won’t let Britney Spears near her kids

Shar Jackson won’t let Britney Spears near her kids:

"“She’s definitely keeping busy!” exclaimed actress Shar Jackson, the mother of
Kevin Federline’s two oldest children, when she saw the newest issue of OK! featuring Kevin’s soon-to-be-ex-wife Britney Spears on the cover."

The reporter who asked this question was clearly attempting to set up a conflict between Shar and Britney. It is a stupid question because no one in their right mind would leave a child with Britney.

Chased by Lindsay: A Mother and Daughter -

Chased by Lindsay: A Mother and Daughter -

"Michelle Peck (inset), who was featured on 'EXTRA' as a skin specialist who
provides oxygen facials for celebs, escaped by the skin of her teeth the other
night after Lindsay Lohan pursued her in one of the wackiest car chases not
arranged for an Eddie Murphy movie. Her daughter, Tarin Graham (left) was seen
walking with Lindsay after lunch on Monday. "

These are the two womyn who are at the center of the Lohan drama.

Fox News promotes Social Darwinism

Katharine McPhee's performance of

Golden Palace Pays $1000 for a Piece of Paris Hilton's Dental Floss | Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog

Golden Palace Pays $1000 for a Piece of Paris Hilton's Dental Floss Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog:

"The piece of floss is smudged with pink lipstick and was found in a
rubbish bin outside the actress’ Hollywood home. The floss was sold by Hollywood
Star Trash, who discovered it while searching through the star’s trashcans,
alongside other items."

Has the world really gone this mad?

Pass Me A Blindfold And Earplugs | Dlisted

Pass Me A Blindfold And Earplugs Dlisted:

"Kelly Osbourne will make her stage debut in the musical 'Chicago' as Mama
Morton. Queen Latifah played the role in the film. She is expected to play the
role in the West End of London this Fall. There's also rumors she'll repeat the
role on Broadway."

Kelly Osbourne is one of those people that bloggers seem to love to hate, which means that anytime she starts a new project, many of them begin to root for her to fail. Those of you who read my site often know that I am not one of those bloggers. I think that stars should be encouraged when they take on challenges, it is a brave step for anyone to attempt something like this, even if you have done it a hundred times before. I think that it takes even more courage and motivation for stars like Kelly and Paris to get involved in projects like this because of who they are. One they don't need the money, it is the case for both of them that they could sit at home and have enough money to live. Second, if you have ever been on stage and you felt like the whole world was watching you, well it wasn't. For these stars though, the world is watching and in a sense waiting for them to fail.

I wish Kelly luck.

TV Squad Daily with Brigitte: 07-27-2007

Home Depot wants you to shut up - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

Home Depot wants you to shut up - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth:

"Our advertising campaigns have one simple objective to communicate with
audiences in the most effective way possible. The Company is receptive to many
forms and styles of media as we seek a balanced representation of programming to
reach our customer base. Unfortunately campaigns like this one cause us to take
time away from our sustainability goals and address a variance of political
views. "

I have real fears that this battle between Bill O'Reilly and DailyKos could cause some real damage to the environment of political thought and discussion in this country. I don't think that we want to live in a country where companies only support the ideas that they agree with, and people only support the companies that support the ideas that they agree with. The first thing that would happen is that a lot of companies will drop out of the market all together, those are the companies that have moderate voices and don't want to support the extreme rhetoric from either side. When they leave the market, it will mean that there will be less of a need for programmers to apply to moderate voices. Those ad spaces and dollars will have to be replaced by someone, and if that means that the edges of the spectrum are giving more money to hear what they want to hear, programmers will be under more pressure to tell them what they want to hear.

One of the strengths of America is our market system, where it isn't the ideas of the company that made your products that are important, but the quality and the price of those products. The market should not see colour or religion, and it should not see political leanings either. While I do not have blind faith in the market, I think it is true that when these basic ideas are changed, it weakens the system, which could very well weaken our country.

Atlas Shrugs: New York Hearts Sharia: OUTRAGE!

Atlas Shrugs: New York Hearts Sharia: OUTRAGE!:

"NEW YORK (AP) _ A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges
after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions,
police said.
Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of
criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both hate crimes, police said. It
was unclear if he was a student at the school. A message left at the Shmulevich
home was not immediately returned.
The Islamic holy book was found in a toilet at Pace's lower Manhattan campus by a teacher on Oct. 13. A student discovered another book in a toilet on Nov. 21, police said. "

While I think that this is an act that should not have been done, and I cannot defend, is it a hate crime. I see that there could be trouble in going down this road of allowing hate crimes to apply to objects that represent a culture. Today it is the Koran, does that mean it is a hate crime to damage a Bible, how about any number of sacred Hindu or Buddhist texts, and those are just the main religions. While I know this is a stretch, what if someone wanted to start a religion based on the Harry Potter books, would damage to one of them be a hate crime. Would defacing a cross be a hate crime, or defacing a star of David? Where does it end?

There is another symbol in this country that has come under attack, the attack of this symbol has not been made a hate crime though by the courts. In fact the courts have said that the attack of this symbol is an expression of free speech and is a protected right. What is this symbol, the American Flag. While I am not saying it should be a hate crime to attack the flag, you can't have it both ways. If you want to make attacking the Bible or the Koran a hate crime that attacking an American flag, or any flag for that matter should also be a hate crime. There are men who have given their lives to fight for the American flag, or the French flag, and for them and the members of their families I am sure that they feel like it is a dishonor for the flag to be attacked.

Everyone Talks About The 10th Amendment ...

Captain's Quarters: Everyone Talks About The 10th Amendment ...

"A good first step would be to codify the Executive Order on Federalism first
signed by President Ronald Reagan. That Executive Order, first revoked by
President Clinton, then modified to the point of uselessness, required agencies
to respect the principle of the Tenth Amendment when formulating policies and
implementing the laws passed by Congress. It preserved the division of
responsibilities between the states and the federal government envisioned by the
Framers of the Constitution. It was a fine idea that should never have been
revoked. The next president should put it right back in effect, and see to it
that the rightful authority of state and local governments is respected. "

While this is a movement that is gets its strength from the right, there are some solid reasons that those on the left should support it. In issues of Gay Marriage where there are a number of states that seem to be on the border of making it legal, it would take the road block of Washington power away from that happening. I think that federalism fell out of favor among environmentalists who wanted to get laws passed that would cover the whole nation. For environmental laws, working on a federal level makes sense. If you limit the amount of pollution in one state, the companies will move across state lines to a state that isn't as restrictive. Further there are many forms of pollution that effect a wide area, pollution from factories in the rest belt, can drift over to the New England states and come down as acid rain.

Even for environmentalists, it is possible to work with in a federal system. That means that efforts have to be made on a state by state basis, and maybe solutions found on a state by state basis, it takes more time and money, but it may be worth it. There is the danger that you spend so much of they spend so much of their time in Washington, working to change laws there that effect the nation, they don't talk to the real people in this country. That harbors the dangers, that the people don't really understand what the ideas you are fighting for are about, and it makes it easier for those who would oppose you to misinform voters. The second problem, maybe worse than the first is that they become another special interest group. While I think most of the public understand the difference between an environmental lobbyist and a lobbyist for tobacco or oil, it is the way they do business that becomes a weakness. When the business of environmental lobbyists in Washington becomes the same practices used by other lobbyists, they risk the danger of being called a special interest group and marginalised.

Being forced to work on a state by state business would move towards engaging more Americans in the discussions of our times. Discussions that they need to be a part of, the actions of the average American citizen will do more to save the planet than anyone in Washington can. People are honest and good, and American voters will make the right choice once they understand their choices. Actually having a grass roots level of understanding also makes it easier to defend those ideas when they are attacked.

Daily Kos: The O'Reilly Checklist

Daily Kos: The O'Reilly Checklist:

"In case you're keeping score, here's the Bill O'Reilly 'Daily Kos is just ike...' checklist.
David Duke -- Check.
Al Capone -- Check.
Benito Mussolini -- Check.
Nazis -- Check. Double check. Triple Check.
KKK -- Check. Double check. Triple Check."

I think it has come to the point that Bill needs to be left alone, to continue to fight against him is to give him more than he deserves. Leave him alone and he will have to calm down because he won't have anyone fighting him, or the world will begin to see how angry and unstable he really can behave.

Britney Spears Lynne Spears To Reunite In Las Vegas | Pop Crunch

Britney Spears Lynne Spears To Reunite In Las Vegas Pop Crunch:

"Brit’s younger brother Bryan has been acting as a “go-between” with Britney and
Lynne. Tattles claim Lynne and are en route to Vegas to ‘meet up’ with Bryan on
at Caesar’s Palace on Saturday afternoon where Mom is hoping she and possibly
pregnant Jamie-Lynn will be able to speak with Britney."

Could the two womyn be putting aside their differences to come together and support Jamie-Lynn who is going to need their help if she is pregnant.

Lindsay Lohan Pop Magazine Fall/Winter 2007 | Pop Crunch

Daily Kos: Lowe's pulls advertising from O'Reilly show

Daily Kos: Lowe's pulls advertising from O'Reilly show:

"Dear Lowe's Customer,
Thank you for your comments regarding the program, The O'Reilly Factor.
Lowe's has strict guidelines that govern the placement of our advertising. Our company advertises primarily in national, network prime-time television programs and on a variety of cable outlets. Lowe's constantly reviews advertising buys to make certain they are consistent with its policy guidelines. The O'Reilly Factor does not meet Lowe's advertising
guidelines, and the company's advertising will no longer appear during the program.
We are dedicated to providing the best service, products, and shopping environment in the home improvement industry. All three of these are very important to our business, and our customers will always be our number one priority.
We appreciate your contacting us, and hope this information
addresses your concerns.
Thank you,
Lowe's Customer Care"

The conflict between Bill O'Reilly and the DailyKos appears to be turning into a major media war between the two powers. The battle got heated when Bill O'Reilly was able to get a sponsor for the YearlyKos convention to back down in its support of the meeting. The sponsor, JetBlue, was attacked by O'Reilly on his TV show, for supporting what he claims to be a site that traffics in hate speech. The rhetoric has been going back and forth between the site and O'Reilly for the last couple days, with each side picking out derogatory comments that have been made on the others site and broadcasting them. This part of the struggle spread with an attack on Michelle Malkin site, which prompted her to reply that she did not cherry pick comments, a tactic that she claimed that O'Reilly was using. With the pull out of a sponsor from The Factor, this could either be the final stroke in this tit for tat battle or just the opening round of a deeper conflict. The interesting aspect of this, is that on the face of it is a battle between left and right, but it is also some degree at least a battle between TV and the intenet.

I predict that O'Reilly is going to attempt to call out the hounds on Lowe's now. If the right gets behind O'Reilly you might see them outside the store with signs talking about the store not supporting free speech.

Celebrity Buzz Meter for July 27th 2007

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Crooks and Liars » John McCain’s Media Team Quits Campaign

Crooks and Liars » John McCain’s Media Team Quits Campaign:

"Sen. John McCain’s advertising consultants have resigned from his
presidential campaign, the latest in a rash of staff shake-ups in recent weeks.
McCain communications director Jill Hazelbaker on Wednesday described the
departure of Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens as amicable and said the Arizona
Republican “appreciates their service” but accepted their resignations when they
were offered Monday night.
Schriefer and Stevens were part of George W. Bush’s campaign team in 2000 and 2004 and were part of Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign. The Wall Street Journal first reported the departures Wednesday night."

When you put some milk and chocolate in a jar, place a lid on it and shake it - you are shaking things up. What is going on in the McCain camp right now if more like an exodus than a shake up.

Crooks and Liars » White House Convenes Right-Wing Blogger Propaganda Conference Call

Crooks and Liars » White House Convenes Right-Wing Blogger Propaganda Conference Call:

"“The White House hosted a blogger conference call to discuss the issues
surrounding the Bush administration’s use of executive privilege in the probe of
the firings of eight federal prosecutors,” wrote Ed Morrissey, who produces the
blog Captains Quarters. “The White House arranged the call based on a
recommendation by this blog, in order to familiarize the blogosphere with the
legal and political arguments on which the administration will rely to prevail
in the upcoming fight regarding the contempt citations Congress seems likely to

This is foremost I think a step forward in the process of the way that we understand government and the way that government relates to the people. Am I calling it a revolution, no. It would be better if the call had included some liberal bloggers as well, but I can understand the reason that the administration might not want to include them in on the call. The White House wasn't looking to answer tough questions, or more accurately rude questions, which many of them may have been from the left. I fear we are at a point in the net culture that bloggers on the left are incapable of having a civil discussion with leaders on the right, and bloggers on the right are incapable of doing the same with leaders on the left.

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Car Chase Trio Suing Lindsay?

Car Chase Trio Suing Lindsay?:

"'The Insider' confirms that LINDSAY LOHAN is facing a potential lawsuit from DANTE NIGRO, JAKON SUTTER and RONNIE BLAKE -- the three men who say they were passengers riding with her on the morning of her arrest. A rep for the men says if an agreement can't be reached amicably they will present her attorney with a civil complaint. "

The trouble for Lohan only gets worse by the day. The story makes it sound like all three of these men have a reasonable foundation to sue Lindsay. If I were one of her lawyers I would take the men aside, settle with them and get them to sign a statement to keep their stories from being told to the press any further. The story as it has been told reflects poorly on Lindsay, and she has little chance of fighting this suit. At the same time the story could effect her legal problems related to the DUI and the cocaine charges.
On a side note, the photo above is a picture of the vehicle that Lindsay was driving the night of the arrest.

Lohan Smacked Down By Court - No, The Other Lohan (X17 Online)

Lohan Smacked Down By Court - No, The Other Lohan (X17 Online):

"Jeez, just how much trouble with the law can one family get themselves into?
For once, however, today's episode of Lohan-centric legal drama didn't revolve
around Lindsay but rather around her parents, as Michael and Dina continue to
bicker over issues relating to custody"

In a court battle that had little to do with Lindsay, her parents showed up to court today to discuss the on-going custody battle between the parents. This battle is over the younger children, Ali and her two brothers, who are still minors. Father Michael Lohan was chastised for not making the child support payments that he is required. While it is true that Dina probably has enough money coming from Lindsay and Ali, as well as her own sources, a father should still be responsible for his children.

The sad thing about this is that this whole battle seems to be about money, but at least in Lindsay's case and probably the rest of the children as well, money is not what they need the most right now.

Nicky Hilton And David Katzenberg Engaged? | Pop Crunch

Nicky Hilton And David Katzenberg Engaged? Pop Crunch:

"Paris Hilton’s twenty-three year old kid sister Nicky Hilton is considering a
second walk down the aisle with clothing designer BF, twenty-four year old David

I hope this works out for her, it would really help her to get out of her sisters shadow and show that she is different than her. If this is true, I wish them the best in their relationship, and if it isn't true, then I still wish them the best in their relationship I guess.

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Britney Spears Kevin Federline Divorce Final On Friday? | Pop Crunch

Britney Spears Kevin Federline Divorce Final On Friday? Pop Crunch:

"Rumor Alert: The Britney Spears, Kevin Federline divorce is set to be
finalized today. However, proceedings could be complicated after Britney fled
The City of Angels with the couple’s young sons for Viva Las Vegas on Wednesday;
violating a court-ordered custody agreement."

At moments like this it makes me want to think back. Back to the days when Kevin took off and left his pregnant baby-mama to be with Britney while she toured Europe. Remember those days, when not only did Britney have a career she did something to earn her fame. Then there was the romantic marriage, which may be the only time in his life Kevin had worn a suit. The kids came along soon after, and we got pictures of Britney and her dirty laundry in the yard pretending it was the children. Those were the good old days.

Maria 2.0 vs. The ‘Bank Skank’ / Jossip

Maria 2.0 vs. The ‘Bank Skank’ / Jossip:

"“CNBC might not be big enough for both the Money Honey, Maria
Bartiromo, and the Street Sweetie, Erin Burnett,” writes Page Six.
At least, not according to the older (and arguably less attractive Bartiromo) who is said
to be less than thrilled about Burnett’s meteoric rise to financial world

I hope these ladies remember that the best way that they can tell who is the better anchor is naked Jello wrestling. I am sure that they might think it has to do with who can score more points in the mile high club with married CEO's, but they are wrong.

I Blinked And Dakota Fanning Grew Up

It does look like she is getting old fast, before you know it she'll be speeding down the Pacific Coast Highway in someone else's truck, wearing someone else's pants with cocaine in them.

Lindsay Lohan, Victim - Gawker

Lindsay Lohan, Victim - Gawker:

"Katie Couric wants you to remember that Lindsay Lohan is suffering from a
serious illness: addiction. 'Her biochemical state is exacerbated by the
constant media attention.... This young woman's life is on the line, and that's
not entertainment.' It's compassionate yet direct insights like these that keep
those 5 to 6 million people tuning in to Katie each night."

I do think that she makes a good point, in that we should remember that this is real persons life. It is easy for us to watch it like it is a movie and make our judgements but it isn't our life and we are not living it.

Maddox Begs Brad Not To Leave? | Dlisted

Maddox Begs Brad Not To Leave? Dlisted:

"According to Life & Style Magazine Maddox and Pax walked in on
Angelina and Brad in a heated argument ending with Maddox begging Brad not to
leave. Ruh roh.

A source claims that Angelina blamed Brad for 'A Mighty
Heart' bombing at the box office. This insider alleges that Brad raised his
voice at Angie 'which he never does.' At that point Mad and Pax came in and Brad
told them to leave."

First of all why would she blame Brad? It was her dumbass that was playing games with the media when the movie was released that caused the headlines to talk about that instead of her movie.

Second of all, if Brad wants to leave, I don't think he can stay very long for the kids. I don't think that Angelina will allow him to stay very long if he is only staying for the kids. They will be a part of his life always, he is their adopted father.

celebrity nation: Reese and Vince to co-star

celebrity nation: Reese and Vince to co-star:

"Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn are hooking up - at least on screen. The
pair are signed on to play a couple struggling to visit all four of their
divorced parents' homes over the holidays. Vaughn and Witherspoon will also
co-produce the flick."

As long as they don't become a couple, I think that they will play well off each other.

Buzz Foto LLC - Paparazzi Is An Art Form!

Buzz Foto LLC - Paparazzi Is An Art Form!: "Nicole Ritchie Will Go To Jail For Four Days!"

Rod Stewart Gives Tommy Lee Permission to Date Daughter | Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog

Rod Stewart Gives Tommy Lee Permission to Date Daughter Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog:

"Not that she would’ve listened otherwise, but Rod Stewart has given his
blessing to Tommy Lee and Kimberly Stewart to date. This is apparently the
result of the 44-year-old Motley Crue drummer trying to court the 27-year-old
Kimberly by landing a helicopter on her lawn. Even though his attempt was
unsuccessful (those pesky aviation laws), Rod was reportedly impressed."

Her dad was impressed because some old guy who used to bang Pamela Anderson tried to land a helicopter and the lawn, and now he is letting him shag his daughter. What a father, this guy must have been hanging out with Joe Simpson, really. I think that they are a bad match, it isn't just the age, though that is a part of it.

A Socialite's Life

A Socialite's Life: Whoopi and Sherri to Bring Some Laughs to "The View"

"'She is exactly what the show needs,' said Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman.
'She is a beloved brand name; she is outspoken; she has done this before, she is
a person of color; she is as far left as Rosie; she lives in New York; and she
can kick Elisabeth Hasselbeck's ass.'"

I think that she will be great for the show and if the ratings get too low they can bring in dead people for her to talk to, like she did in that movie - Ghost.

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Skull Scandal Expands: More Images Implicate German Soldiers in Afghanistan - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Skull Scandal Expands: More Images Implicate German Soldiers in Afghanistan - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News:

"More images showing German soldiers playing with skulls and bones in
Afghanistan have surfaced. The site had been a regular stopping point for
patrols. Those who didn't play along were considered wimps."

Critics on the right of the stories that have been published in The New Republic, point to this as a potential for where the story of soldiers playing with skulls came from. It could be that this is the case, and that the author of the columns in The New Republic just adapted the tale to fit his unit. I think that there is a small window after an event, where the truth will come out and it will be believed. After the window has closed, the lies and the doubt gets so thick in the air it is almost impossible to see fact from fiction.


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