Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sam Brownback: YouChoose '08 Spotlight

Crooks and Liars » ‘Fixing’ FISA

Crooks and Liars » ‘Fixing’ FISA:

"Under pressure from President Bush, Democratic leaders in Congress are
scrambling to pass legislation this week to expand the government’s electronic
wiretapping powers. Democratic leaders have expressed a new willingness to
work with the White House to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to
make it easier for the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on some purely
foreign telephone calls and e-mail. Such a step now requires court approval."

Republicans are claiming that this needs to be passed as soon as possible because of the danger that our country is in. However, I think that this issue is so important that it is something that needs more time. On an issue like this there are a lot of concerns about, privacy and how this bill can be changed in a way that offers us a way of protecting the country and protecting Americans rights. Finding the balance is not going to be easy, and it should not be rushed.

Crooks and Liars » Interstate Bridge Collapses In Minneapolis

Crooks and Liars » Interstate Bridge Collapses In Minneapolis:

"The Homeland Security Department had received no indications Wednesday
night that the collapse was related to an act of terrorism, department spokesman
Russ Knocke said in Washington."

Has anyone talked to Richard Gere about this....

TV Squad Daily with Brigitte: 08-01-2007

Atlas Shrugs: Overselling Defeat

Atlas Shrugs: Overselling Defeat:

"If victory in Iraq was oversold at the outset, there are now signs that defeat is likewise being oversold today.
One of the earliest signs of this was that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that he could not wait for General David Petraeus' September report on conditions in Iraq but tried to get an immediate Congressional mandate to pull the troops out.
Having waited for years, why could he not wait until September for the report by the general who is actually on the ground in Iraq every day? "

Just as much as I think it was a mistake to invade Iraq without taking the time to understand our actions fully, it is likewise a mistake to pull out too soon. If we are the brink of having success than it is worth waiting and sticking it out for a couple more months. We won't know that until the report comes back from Iraq, with that information in hand the choice can be made with a deeper understanding of what is going on in Iraq on the ground.

Islam - The violent life of the prophet muhammad (part 2) Tancredo says threat of attack on holy sites would deter terrorism

Iowa Politics: Tancredo says threat of attack on holy sites would deter terrorism

"'If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of
that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and
Medina,' the GOP presidential candidate said. 'That is the only thing I can
think of that might deter somebody from doing what they would otherwise do. If I
am wrong fine, tell me, and I would be happy to do something else. But you had
better find a deterrent or you will find an attack. There is no other way around
it. There have to be negative consequences for the actions they take. That's the
most negative I can think of.'"

I am dumbfounded by a statement like this, all at once he shows that he cannot be trusted to understand the nature of the enemy we face, and his own decision making process. I am thinking that Rudy may no longer rate as the scariest person in this race, and that is saying a lot.

Real religious bigotry emerges among the GOP Presidential candidates - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

Real religious bigotry emerges among the GOP Presidential candidates - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth:

"According to the Catholic League, a letter 'is being circulated among evangelicals in Iowa asking them not to split the Christian vote between former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Kansas Senator Sam Brownback; they are urged to vote for Huckabee, an evangelical, over Brownback, a Roman Catholic.'

The letter was written by Pastor Tim Rude of Walnut Creek Community Church in Windsor Heights, Iowa. A Huckabee volunteer.

He writes that 'Huckabee is an evangelical. He has not learned how to speak to evangelicals;
i.e. Bush 41 & 43. He is one of us. I know Senator Brownback converted to Roman Catholicism in 2002. Frankly, as a recovering Catholic myself, that is all I need to know about his discernment when compared to the Governor's. I don't if this fact is widely known among evangelicals who are supporting Brownback.'"

First of all are these two fighting to not be in last place or something. Other than that I just want to say how shameful this is, shameful for everyone involved in it.

Now O'Reilly has to issue another retraction - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

Now O'Reilly has to issue another retraction - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth:

"During the segment, O'Reilly stated: 'What is significant is that this website
[DailyKos] and the others mentioned have intimidated the entire Democratic
presidential field, with the exception of [Sen.] Joseph Biden [DE], who will not
go to that convention [YearlyKos]. And we respect the senator for that.' In
response, Biden's campaign posted a diary entry on Daily Kos describing
O'Reilly's comments as 'reckless' and 'a total misrepresentation.' "

Is this the end for Bill, I would hate to see him go down this way, though I guess it should have been predicted this is the way the cards would fall. It isn't that I don't want to see Bill go down, well ok a part of me thinks that he serves a valuable function of understanding the right. For me it is more about what this means in the bigger pictures for the progressive movement, the freedom of speech and the political discussion in this country.

if Bill goes down, he and others on the right - Michelle Malkin - will claim that he is being punished for daring to take on the left. His whole person is about defending against the liberal media and the bias of powerful groups on the left that want to control the discussion in this country. This feeds right into his ideas of himself, and his ideas of the world, and serves to support both of them. He will play himself off as a martyr who was speaking the truth and burned for it.

How would I like to see him go down, do hit the advertisers, hit the viewers. I would like to see him go down because the number of people who watch his show drops to the point that it is no longer making money. If his show is cut because of a low number of viewers, he will still scream - but the facts will not support him.

Obama on Pakistan: "[If] Musharraf Won't Act, We Will" | Air America Radio

Obama on Pakistan: "[If] Musharraf Won't Act, We Will" Air America Radio:

"'It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an
al-Qaeda leadership meeting in 2005,' he said, referring to reports that the US
had decided not to launch a strike for fear of harming ties with Pakistan.
'If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and
President Musharraf won't act, we will,' Mr. Obama said."

Statements like this make me wonder what you are trying to prove to whom. Invading Pakistan, even if we did get Osama, which is a big if, would be a great mistake. Osama is not worth the damage that an invasion would cause in the country of Pakistan. The answer that Obama gave in the debate about talking to the leaders of Iran and Syria, combined with this statement are damning. It could well be the two statements that damage you the most in this election, because they confirm many peoples fears about you, that you are not ready to lead. That you just don't know enough.

Style in Politics

Jon talks about scandal in congress

Murdoch Buys Wall St. Journal

Beyonce Falls Down Stairs In Concert!!

Michael (Weiner) Savage Is Unhinged


Note to Britney: Less is More | INF Daily

Note to Britney: Less is More INF Daily:

When a beautiful womyn, wears a beautiful dress all you see is the womyn, like Catherine Bell .

Alli Sims: I Sing Like Norah Jones | Alli Sims : Just Jared

Alli Sims: I Sing Like Norah Jones Alli Sims : Just Jared:

"Alli Sims, Britney Spears‘ 26-year-old cousin and former personal assistant, is
distancing herself from Brit’s pop sound, claiming her sounds more like Norah
Jones. "

I don't think we should judge her just because of Britney, though she probably wouldn't have gotten a record with out Britney. However, I would be seriously shocked if she sounded like Norah Jones, in my world there is only one voice that can be as magical as Norah, and that is Norah.

Give her a fair chance though, everyone should have a fair chance.

Britney's Vegas Nightmare: The Other Side Of The Story (X17 Online)

Britney's Vegas Nightmare: The Other Side Of The Story (X17 Online):

"As Britney, her bodyguard 'JC' Camera (who had been holding Sean Preston), and
the photographer in question made their way through the lobby of the Wynn,
Camera and the photog crossed paths and tripped into a glass wall. The loud
sound of Camera colliding with the glass wall terrified Britney, who thought
Sean Preston had been injured, leading her to grab him from Camera's hands and
launch into an angry tirade at the photog. In the meantime, JC regrouped,
grabbed the photog, and started wailing away on him - our source paints a
picture of JC as the hero in this episode, 'react[ing] as if those kids were his
own...[Britney was] so relieved and thankful the guy didn't get away with what
he did.'"

This story sounds like it matched the 911 recording that was made the day of the event. What it sounds like is that the photographer wasn't being as careful as he should of been with the child present. They rarely are though. It sounds like he got what he deserved, I mean I hate to put it like that, but what if Sean had got hurt, as much as we joke about them wanting to escape, they don't choose to be there. I think that Britney needs to get away from all this for a while, find some time to take care of herself and her family.

Oh Hell Yes: Kim Kardashian’s Getting a Reality TV Show – Evil Beet Gossip

Oh Hell Yes: Kim Kardashian’s Getting a Reality TV Show – Evil Beet Gossip:

"Kim, her siblings and her step-siblings — including famewhore Brody Jenner
— are slated to do a Brady Bunch-style show for an unnamed network (meaning it
probably hasn’t been officially picked up yet — or she doesn’t want to admit
that it’s VH1). "

Speaking for myself I can't get enough of Kim Karsashian. I think that the show will be funny and hot, and what is there not to love about a show that is funny and hot.

» Brad Pitt Can’t Deal With Angelina Jolie -

» Brad Pitt Can’t Deal With Angelina Jolie -

"Their European getaway was supposed to bring them closer and give them a chance
to reconnect after weeks of tension at their temporary home in Prague, in the
Czech Republic.
But just two days after Brad, Angelina and their four kids arrived in Marthon, France, the couple had the worst fight of their two-year romance, according to In Touch magazine."

Is this the end of the closest thing our generation has had to Princess Diana/Prince Charles - well that ended badly too didn't it. Brad and Angelina were the couple of our generation, they were our royalty and it looks like the fairy tale is ending.

Then again, this isn't the first time that rumor have predicted an end to the relationship.

Pete Wentz for DKNY Jeans | Pete Wentz : Just Jared

Pete Wentz for DKNY Jeans Pete Wentz : Just Jared:

"Pete Wentz is the latest celebrity spokesperson for DKNY Jeans. The Fall Out
Boy bassist created a junior sportswear line called Clandestine Industries for
DKNY Jeans"

When did DKNY become an emo fashion house?

Reese Witherspoon is an Avon Woman | Reese Witherspoon : Just Jared

Reese Witherspoon is an Avon Woman Reese Witherspoon : Just Jared:

"Reese Witherspoon has been named the first-ever Avon Global Ambassador at a
press conference held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday."

She has one of the most beautiful faces in the world, I think she is perfect for this.

Whoopi Goldberg Is The NEW Host Of The View.

Gabby Babble: Vanessa Minnillo: From Getting Banged To Being Bongo Girl

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Gabby Babble: Wrong Move By Pete Doherty

Gabby Babble: Wrong Move By Pete Doherty:

"Instead of bleaching his hair, Pete Doherty should've bleached his teeth.
Yikes! Do you think Kate Moss will love his new look and take his sorry ass

I am trying not to get sick so I can finish this post, but that is clearly the worst hair I have ever seen. Well except that one pictures of... no I really can't even think of a joke about who could have worse hair.

Ashley Tisdale Bikini Pictures

Egotastic! - More Ashley Tisdale Bikini Pictures : Ashley Tisdale Bikini Pictures

Is Ashley Tisdale the new Lindsay Lohan?

Jennifer Garner Might Be Broadway Bound | Dlisted

Jennifer Garner Might Be Broadway Bound Dlisted:

"Jennifer Garner might possibly star in a Broadway revival of Cyrano de Bergerac
beginning this October. Jennifer is reportedly in talks to play Roxane for a
10-week run. Kevin Kline is also in talks to play the title role."

Jennifer is such a great actress and a beautiful womyn, I think this is a great chance for her. It seems the recently all the good roles are moving from Hollywood back to the stage. There is a magic about the stage that you just can't get in a Hollywood movie.

Wine In The Face! | Dlisted

Wine In The Face! Dlisted:

"Brad is an Obama supporter while Angie prefers John Edwards. No love for Hilary? Maddox is probably the Hilary lover.
A source claims, 'Brad ended up calling her immature. He says the next thing he knew, Angie was cursing at him and throwing a glass of wine in his face.'
“He was left standing there with wine dripping down his face onto his clothes.'"

Most people when they have a fight like this about something like this, well lets just say that it isn't about this. There have been some rumors going around for a while that Angelina has grown tired of Brad, could this be a sign of that. Could it be that she is rebelling not from Brad but from the settled life that she has been running away from her whole like. This isn't about Obama vs Edwards, I think this is about learning to be in a relationship, and learning how to agree to disagree.

Dressing The Part - August 1, 2007

Dressing The Part - August 1, 2007:

"AUGUST 1--Meet Amanda Lynn Bailey. The Florida woman, 41, was arrested early
yesterday on a drunk driving charge, her second DUI bust in the past three
months. Bailey, a dealer at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, was
booked into the Hillsborough County jail at 4:41 AM. There, a sheriff's employee
snapped the below mug shot of Bailey, making sure that the photo's composition
included the entire unfortunate message on her t-shirt."

Who would have guessed that she might be a drinker....

Important Sociological Studies: Vanity Fair's Tabloid Boys Finally Get The Attention They So Richly Deserve - Defamer

Important Sociological Studies: Vanity Fair's Tabloid Boys Finally Get The Attention They So Richly Deserve - Defamer:

"Apparently, the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair will feature a piece on that
increasingly vital subset of the celebutard population, Guys Who Have Married,
Impregnated, Or Serially Copulated With Women Who Possess More Wealth And/Or
Fame Than They Do, an exposé on the hanger-on lifestyle (one which, in the words
of writer Nancy Jo Sales, seems to have no downside) that will feature Kevin
Federline, the guy from The Good Charlottes who knocked up Nicole Richie, and
Cisco Adler, among others."

I'll give you a downside, being on the same list as guys like Kevin Federline, Cisco Adler and Joel Madden.

celebrity nation: Lindsay's bodyguard keeps quiet

celebrity nation: Lindsay's bodyguard keeps quiet:

"Lindsay Lohan knows she can count on at least one person in her life - her
bodyguard and driver Jazman Bennett. According to the New York Post, Bennett has
been turning down $500,000 offers from various media outlets in the US and
London, but won't spill the beans on his client."

You mean there is someone in this world who is not willing to go to the press with stories about Lindsay. I think she should marry this man, to think that he turned down money. When you look at her family, they embarrass her for free all the time.

Zach Braff is burned cake

Zach Braff is burned cake:

"Mandy Moore admitted she feels bad for her ex-boyfriend, Zach Braff, because
he’s the subject of a few songs off her new disc, Wild Hope. Mandy expressed
concern that the press might barrage the “Scrubs” actor with endless questions
regarding the new disc. "

Don't feel too bad Mandy at least people will be paying attention to him.

Anne Hathaway Fighting With Raffaello

Anne Hathaway Fighting With Raffaello:

"“He started telling her off, and she argued back,” says our source. “She rushed
to the ladies’ room twice, once for about five minutes and another time for at
least 10 minutes. She apparently composed herself and came back to the table.
Follieri paid the check, and they left.”
The two have been jackhammered ever since billionaire Ron Burkle sued Follieri for alleged misappropriation of funds in their joint venture to buy and develop property being sold by the Catholic Church. Burkle claimed the 28-year-old businessman spent $1.3 million on a
Manhattan penthouse, private jet flights and stays in five-star hotels"

I know it is the fun thing to do for the gossip rags to pick apart peoples relationships and predict doom for them. Maybe we can leave Anne alone though, she is an actress with a lot of talent and beauty and her relationship appears to be solid. Of course that is what I thought about Reese and Ryan so I have been wrong before. Lets hope that this is not a sign of trouble in the relationship.

Babies Need White Teeth |

Babies Need White Teeth :

"The tooth fairy may be making early visits to 22-month-old Sean. “He’s having
dental problems because Britney just shoves a bottle of juice in his mouth all
the time to stop him from crying,” a family insider tells Us.
Another source says that, in April, Spears “asked an L.A. dentist if he would whiten her kid’s teeth!” The dentist refused."

This story has been flooding the internet, and I hope for the sake of the children that it isn't true. I have tried to allow that everyone makes mistakes. but something like this is really bad. Maybe what Britney needs is someone to teach her how to be a mother, look at how crazy hers is. I mean, what if she doesn't understand that you shouldn't raise your kids of Cheetos and Pepsi - I wonder if Pepsi ever regrets those commercials she did for them.

Amy Winehouse Miami-Bound |

Amy Winehouse Miami-Bound :

"Amy Winehouse and hubby Blake Civil-Engineer reportedly plan to escape London
by moving to sun-drenched Miami. The pale pair married in Miami in May and fell
in love with the city. "

When I think of Miami and Winehouse, of course the first thing that comes to mind is CSI:Miami. Why, because she would do a great job of playing a dead womyn.

They would find her in an alley downtown in designer clothes. Horatio would think that it was the husband, and Calleigh would think that it was a stalker. In the end though they will find out that she drank herself to her own death at a seedy bar.

Fans Turning Fast on David

Fans Turning Fast on David

"So far this season Becks has played just 14 more minutes than his Victoria has.
Fans are voicing their displeasure by getting creative with their cardboard
signs they have been toting to the games."

Sounds like there is trouble in the Galaxy. To be fair and honest though, he is not the first athlete that was out of the game for an injury while still making a ton of money. If it is an honest injury, it is in the best interest of the team that he take care of it and not play while injured. Not taking care of it could end his career all together and take him off the team.

Kate Moss Pissed that Her Junkie Ex Keeps Talking Shit

A Socialite's Life: Kate Moss Pissed that Her Junkie Ex Keeps Talking Shit

"Pete Moss thought it might be a good way to win his ex, Kate Moss, back by
giving an interview in which he describes her as a 'nasty old rag,' and
following his claims her violence against him with a declaration of his love.
Shortly thereafter, Doherty claimed that his public exclamation of love
for Kate was not an attempt to win her back and he now claims that he's hooked
up with a French model named Christine and that his new girlfriend has agreed to
marry him."

That's right the first things that come to mind when I think about Kate Moss is a nasty old rag. Of all the stupid things that this person has done, this may be the dumbest of all. Kate Moss one of the most beautiful womyn in the world and he calls her a nasty rag. I feel bad for the poor womyn who has agreed to marry this douche bag.

For Your Consideration: The Most Inappropriate Baby Sex on TV

Lauren Conrad is Retiring | Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog

Lauren Conrad is Retiring Allie Is Wired - The Entertainment Blog:

"“I don’t think I could do this for much longer. That’s why I wanted to start
really young, get my career done and have a family and settle down.”"

I know a lot of people are going to think she is crazy for making this choice, but I think she is smart. You get in, you make enough money that if you invest wisely you can do well for the rest of your life. Then you get out before the madness and the insanity drags you into the pit that money can't get you out of. I wish her luck on her future.

"Hey Paula" Finale Sneak Peek

Your Britney Is Crazy Update: Britney Will Kill You

A Socialite's Life: Your Britney Is Crazy Update: Britney Will Kill You

"They gotta have medication for this. Unless you're a Scientologist asshole,
you're allowed to take it to get some relief. New details have emerged about
Britney's throwdown in Vegas with one of the paps. It seems that she threatened
to kill him or hire someone to do it."

This puts me in one of those strange places where I find myself doing the strange thing of defending Britney. I am sure that if this statement were made, which is a big if since it took so long for it to leak to the press, it was not serious. If she honestly thought that her child was in danger, than it would be understandable that she would be upset. I really think we should give her a pass on this one, the whole situation sounds like it was upsetting for everyone.

It's Official

A Socialite's Life: It's Official

"'I have known Whoopi for years,' Walters said in a statement released today.
'She is brilliant, funny and irrepressible, and is an enormously popular and
talented star. We are delighted that she is going to join the program as our
moderator. This is going to be a great new chapter for 'The View.''"

It almost makes me wish I could watch the show. I am sure there will be plenty of great moments that make their way to the internet though. I think Whoopi is great for the show, it brings back a racial mix to the show, and she can be just as out spoken as Rosie - except she is funny. It will be fun to see how this changes the dynamic of the show.

Best Night Ever

Tancredo Demands Apology from Brownback

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The Word

Hilary Duff Keeps It Healthy | POPSUGAR - Celebrity Gossip & News.

Hilary Duff Keeps It Healthy POPSUGAR - Celebrity Gossip & News.:

"t's a good thing Hilary is out of the country because now that Joel just
confirmed he is having a baby with Nicole Richie, she's going to want to be far
away from this drama. Ms Duff may not have heard the news since she was still
smiling when she showed off her stems in a cute pair of jean shorts between
performances in Canada. t's a good thing Hilary is out of the country because
now that Joel just confirmed he is having a baby with Nicole Richie, she's going
to want to be far away from this drama. Ms Duff may not have heard the news
since she was still smiling when she showed off her stems in a cute pair of jean
shorts between performances in Canada. "

This probably really isn't news to her, any more than it is to anyone who has been reading the blogs. The reason she might be smiling is that she is probably thinking, better her than me.

Britney Spears Could Face Criminal

Britney Spears Could Face Criminal

"There are rumblings that Spears directed her bodyguard to go after the
photographer, who suffered minor injuries during the fracas Thursday near the
spa at Wynn.If it can be proved that Spears conspired or was involved in the
“vicarious liability” for the action of her bodyguard, she can be charged.
Spears’ security officer, Cesar Julio Camera, was cited for misdemeanor
battery after detectives from Metro’s violent crimes section investigated the

I often find myself wondering if things could get any worse for Britney, and then they do. It is sad really, at this point her life is in such chaos that I think even she is a victim of it.


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