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  • 1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming [and talk about income inequality]

    01/20/2015 7:57:25 PM PST · by grundle · 80 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    A squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway. The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek. “Decision-makers meeting in Davos must focus on ways to reduce climate risk while building more efficient, cleaner, and lower-carbon economies,” former Mexican president Felipe Calderon told USA Today. Davos, which...
  • U.S. PRESIDENTS, RANKED BY WEALTH [Using 2010 dollars]

    12/10/2014 7:20:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 10/15/14 | ETHAN WOLFF-MANN
    îť„ expand slideshow to fullscreen U.S. Presidents, Ranked By Wealth U.S. Presidents, Ranked By Wealth Posted on 10/15/14 By Ethan Wolff-Mann @ewolffmann Share on Facebook Pin it on Pinterest Tweet this article Share this article on Google+ 197339 America might not have a royal family, but it's sure had a pretty large correlation between wealth and power, especially in our early years. Fueled by a heavy dose of curiosity, Wikipedia, and the public domain repository of presidential portraits, below we've ranked all the presidents by net worth*.Perhaps the biggest conclusions from this list? Family money + law firms...
  • Stanton parties with 20k-dollar champagne bottle post becoming sport's richest athlete

    11/19/2014 2:58:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    American baseball outfielder Giancarlo Stanton reportedly celebrated with a 20,000 dollars bottle of champagne after signing his brand new 325 million dollars contract with his team to become the richest athlete in sports. Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins outfielder was pictured in a hotel in Miami, where he was seen raging around 3 in the morning on Tuesday with his boys and some very attractive ladies. But the best part of the night was when the guy who just signed the LARGEST sports contract in American history was GIFTED a 20,000 dollars bottle of rare champagne, reported.
  • Cowboys Waive Michael Sam From Practice Squad

    10/21/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 104 replies
    IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. Sam, the first openly-gay player in the NFL, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams.
  • Anita Baker Sued by Her Lawyer Over Unpaid Wages

    10/01/2014 3:24:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Ace Show Biz ^ | 10/1/14
    The Grammy-winning songstress has been slapped with a $150,000 lawsuit after she allegedly failed to pay a lawyer who represented her earlier this year.
  • Dwyane Wade Brings the 'Heat' to New York for Hublot Watch Unveiling

    09/22/2014 6:32:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/20/14 | Valerie Jack
    Luxury watchmaker Hublot has launched its newest timepiece in New York City. The Swiss watchmaker was joined by brand ambassador Dwyane Wade for the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat star’s second timepiece with Hublot....
  • Joan Rivers dead at 81

    09/04/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 173 replies
    Radio (KEIB) | 9/4/2014 | KEIB
    Breaking but officially announced by daughter. RIP
  • Maliki Agrees to Relinquish Power in Iraq

    Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Thursday night that he had agreed to relinquish power, state television reported, potentially ending a crisis in which his deployment of extra security forces around the capital had raised worries of a military coup.
  • Robin Williams’ Wife Reveals Surprising Health Secret in Statement

    08/14/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/144/2014 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, his widow revealed Thursday, days after the beloved actor and comedian was found dead of an apparent suicide. Susan Schneider said Williams’ “sobriety was intact” at the time of his death, and that he was struggling with “depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.”
  • Lauren Bacall dead at 89

    08/12/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 135 replies ^ | August 12, 2014 | EW staff
    She looked so terrific and strong for such a long time that it was easy to imagine Lauren Bacall might just hang around forever. And who wouldn’t want her to, for the pleasure of hearing her firing off smart, unvarnished remarks about old Hollywood in that husky voice? But the end came at last on Tuesday, when the 89-year-old actress died from a stroke at her home, according to a report on TMZ.
  • Malian Obama Spent Her Weekend at Lollapalooza with Secret Service!

    08/05/2014 5:15:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    We're gonna go out on a limb here and say this is DEFINITELY one of the strangest assignments the Secret Service has ever gotten! While President Barack Obama was busy hanging out with Katy Perry at the White House this weekend, his oldest daughter Malia was seeing musicians like OutKast, Skrillex, Lorde, and SO many more! That's because the 16-year-old was in Chicago with thousands of other youths at this year's installment...
  • ‘Not as young as he used to be': Alonzo Mourning joins ‘sign Obama’s birthday card’ team

    08/04/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/4/14 | Twitchy staff
    Today is President Obama’s birthday, and among those who have been encouraging people to join their fundraising email list sign his birthday card is retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning....
  • Jamie Foxx Will Reportedly Play Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic

    07/31/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Time ^ | 7/31/14 | Laura Stampler
    Jamie Foxx has been cast to play Mike Tyson, one of the most polarizing modern sports figures, in an untitled biopic, Variety reports. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter is set to write the film.....
  • [Obama Supporter Hollywood 1%er] Ron Howard sells house for $US27.5m

    07/26/2014 5:36:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/26/14
    Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $US27.5 million ($A29.8 million). Howard and his wife, Cheryl, bought the Conyers Farm estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Armonk, New York, in 1991 and spent years constructing the house and outbuildings.
  • Michael Moore Owns 9 Homes

    07/24/2014 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies ^ | 7/23/14 | John Nolte
    Added: The Smoking Gun was the first outlet to report this, and did so weeks ago. According to the Detroit News, anti-capitalism "everyman" filmmaker Michael Moore owns 9 homes. On top of a $2 million, 10,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan, there is a Manhattan condo that was once 3 condos, and 7 other properties. Moore's secret role as a land baron was revealed in divorce papers....
  • ‘Oy Vey of the Day’: Hillary Clinton’s latest ‘tone deaf’ personal wealth spin amazes

    06/22/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/22/14
    What? Yes, Hillary really said that. In an interview with The Guardian, Clinton, addressing a question about how the couple’s reported $100 million-plus income since leaving the White House might mix with rhetoric about income inequality, said the following: “But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work,” she says, letting off another burst of laughter. Hillary is still “down with the struggle,” except at a slightly...
  • Boston Globe: Judge Orders DCF to Return Justina Pelletier to Parents

    06/17/2014 2:33:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 6/17/14 | Roberto Scalise
    juvenile court judge has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family to return Justina Pelletier to her parents, according to the Boston Globe. The Globe reports: “I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,” Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling. “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.” Pelletier was placed...
  • ALAN HORN NET WORTH [Obama Fundraiser was at his house last night]

    05/08/2014 2:26:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Celebrity Net Worth ^ | Brian Warner
    Alan Horn net worth and salary: Alan Horn is an American entertainment executive with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. Born in Long Island, New York, Alan Horn graduated from Union College in the mid 80s.
  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    04/11/2014 2:37:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-11-14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did the year before. The 42-page document, which included the couple's Illinois state income tax return, shows the Obamas reported donating $59,251 to 32 charities, which helped lower their overall tax bill. The nearly $60,000 in donations represents 12.3 percent of their adjusted gross income.
  • Washington's Rotten Core "We Know People"

    04/11/2014 11:22:24 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/11/2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Tony Podesta (brother of John Podesta ) and wife Heather formed The Podesta Group and Heather Podesta + Partners in 2007. John Podesta's Center for American Progress completed the three-pronged Podesta empire. Brother John is currently a senior advisor to President Obama. Heather launched her lobby firm with the catchy slogan "We Know People." One of her party invitations read as follows: “The prix fixe includes the Select Committee on Intelligence for the first course followed by your choice of Appropriations, Judiciary, or Rules Committees.” Now two-thirds of that empire is crumbling because of the divorce case of Tony Podesta....
  • Lili Estefan Net Worth [Obama fundraiser host this week in Florida]

    03/18/2014 3:01:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Lili Estefan net worth: Lili Estefan is a Cuban-American model and host with a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born in Havana, Cuba, Lili Estefan began her professional on-camera career in the mid-80s.
  • ATF breaks into Ares Armor in National City

    03/15/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 147 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-15-14 | reapersixfour
    This video was taken 3/15/14 @ around 1250 @ the National City Ares Armor location
  • If milk isn't careful socialist liberals might try to ban it...

    03/07/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Hey, makes about as much sense as anything else they've been doing since 2009.
  • Millionaire Preppy Howard Dean Wants To Level Playing Field Between The 1% and Rest Of 'Us'

    02/06/2014 12:07:36 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What do you mean "us," Kemosabe? If Howard Dean wants to push a job-killing agenda of higher taxes and other redistributionist claptrap, that's his business. But could he please spare us the faux populism? In an email Dean sent out earlier today touting the "Inequality For All" house parties his DFA group is organizing [and what sounds like more fun than getting together to gripe about what other people have?], Dean wrote [emphasis added]: "These 'Inequality for All' Watch Parties are just the kind of action we need to start leveling the playing field between the 1% and the rest...
  • Dwyane Wade Has An Incredibly Elaborate Birthday Party On A Yacht

    01/13/2014 7:02:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    post game ^ | 1/12/14
    Dwyane Wade celebrated his 32nd birthday with an extremely elaborate party that included a three-story yacht (plus a matching jacket), multiple cakes and a display case full of expensive shoes. But did you expect anything less? These Miami Heat, known for a style of flashy play that matches the reputation of their city, have thrown some impressive birthday bashes over the years. Chris Bosh has had several over-the-top cakes, including this one, a chocolate elephant covered in jewels and ridden by a figurine of Bosh himself wearing a turban. LeBron James hasn't done too bad for himself, either. Over the...
  • Beyonce Sticks It to Target, Drops $37,500 on Walmart Gift Cards

    12/23/2013 5:38:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Celebuzz ^ | 12/21/13
    Eat your heart out, Target. After the superstore chain refused to sell her new self-titled album, Beyonce took her business -- and money -- somewhere else, dropping a boat load of cash at its competitor by giving out spending money to 750 of their customers .
  • Gloria Estefan Is Renting Out Her Miami Beach Guest House — For $30,000 A Month

    10/29/2013 11:40:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Want to get a taste of how Latino “royalty” live? Gloria Estefan is renting out the guest house to her Miami Beach mansion for a cool $30,000 a month. The guest house is a lavish 4,500 square-feet abode with three bathrooms, three bedrooms, a private entrance and its own spa/Jacuzzi, according to TMZ. The broker for the property is listed on Zillow as South One Realty Services, but the company’s website was down Monday. Estefan’s main house is a 9,854 square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Less than 1 per cent of Web visitors are signing up for Obamacare

    10/02/2013 3:49:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10-2-2013 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    As President Obama's signature health insurance overhaul effort began to enroll new participants on Monday, some states running their own insurance exchanges saw huge levels of website traffic but paltry interest in signing up. California, the ultimate blue state whose federal lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in support of Obamacare, turned less than 1 per cent of its Web visits into 'Covered California' participants on Tuesday. 'We had over 5.7 million hits to our website as of 3 p.m. yesterday,' Covered California spokeswoman Kelsey Caldwell told MailOnline Wednsday. '7,700 consumers began their application process yesterday. ... 4,143 applications are pending,' she added....
  • Democrats fundraise at Hillary’s swanky house as government shuts down [1% Party Time!]

    10/01/2013 11:10:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/30/13 | Alex Pappas
    While Washington, D.C. braced Monday evening for the federal government to shut down, Hillary Clinton hosted rich, connected, powerful Democrats at her swanky northwest D.C. home to raise money for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
  • Give Back? Yes, It's Time For The 99% To Give Back To The 1%

    09/18/2013 6:46:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/18/2013 | Harry Binswanger
    It’s time to gore another collectivist sacred cow. This time it’s the popular idea that the successful are obliged to “give back to the community.” That oft-heard claim assumes that the wealth of high-earners is taken away from “the community.” And beneath that lies the perverted Marxist notion that wealth is accumulated by “exploiting” people, not by creating value–as if Henry Ford was not necessary for Fords to roll off the (non-existent) assembly lines and Steve Jobs was not necessary for iPhones and iPads to spring into existence. Let’s begin by stripping away the collectivism. “The community” never gave anyone...
  • Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    09/18/2013 2:55:10 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 25 replies ^ | 09/17/2013 | Chris Woodyard and Gary Strauss
    Well, AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the average price of gasoline will surpass $3 per gallon Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day. That's never happened before, the motoring organization says.
  • Officer who escorted LeBron James to concert given informal counseling [No discipline]

    08/23/2013 3:30:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/22/13 | Benjamin Candea
    The Miami-Dade Police Department disciplined the officer who provided the wrong-way escort to LeBron James while the Miami Heat star was headed to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert at Sun Life Stadium. The department said the officer was given informal counseling. He wasn't identified.
  • Beau Biden returning to Delaware with father

    08/22/2013 2:15:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    AP Big Story ^ | 8/22/13 | By RANDALL CHASE and JOSH LEDERMAN
    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden planned to return home with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, aboard Air Force Two following a successful medical procedure at a Houston cancer center.
  • Actresses urge support for Calif. paparazzi bill [Special Law for the 1% Passes in California]

    08/14/2013 5:52:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8/13/13
    Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged California lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that they say would help them better protect their children from the paparazzi that follow them daily. The stars testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee regarding SB606, which would impose tougher penalties on photographers who harass celebrities and their children. It was Berry's second state Capitol appearance on the measure. The Academy Award-winning actress, who is pregnant, told lawmakers the constant presence of photographers yelling and snapping pictures has made her daughter scared to go to school.
  • Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion...

    08/13/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    As of moments ago, Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film has raised about $215,000 via more than 1220 donations. The director explains that he needs a public handout.... ... While Lee’s gambit is not a celebrity first (see Braff, Zach and Mars, Veronica), he may be the wealthiest online busker to date, an artist who does not need to seek, Knicks hat-in-hand, other people’s money to produce a new “joint.” Perhaps Lee, 56, might have considered a relatively small loan or mortgage secured by his Manhattan home, a sprawling Spanish Revival mansion that...
  • This Is Not Rosa Parks; Oprah Winfrey's Swiss adventure..

    08/13/2013 5:45:40 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 83 replies
    Jesse Jackson hasn't yet declared Zurich the new Selma, but from some of the news coverage you'd think Oprah Winfrey was the next Rosa Parks. The former TV-talk superstar experienced what New York's Daily News calls "a disturbing racial incident" last month at "the posh Trois Pommes boutique" in Switzerland's largest city. In Winfrey's account, she wanted to examine a Tom Ford handbag and asked the clerk to retrieve it from its glass display case. "She says, 'No, it's too expensive,' " Winfrey told "Entertainment Tonight." "She said, 'No, no, no you want to see this one because that one...
  • Jay-Z throws support behind A-Rod

    07/30/2013 5:37:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/30/13 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    Team Jay Z is going to bat for beleaguered Yankee star Alex Rodriguez. As the drama surrounding the ailing $275 million third baseman’s return to the lineup and a looming Major League Baseball suspension play out, associates of the entertainment mogul-turned-sports agent have been helping Rodriguez behind the scenes. Last week, Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Jay Z’s superstar wife, Beyoncé, represented A-Rod in a telephone conference with Yankee brass. On the call, Bomber General Manager Brian Cashman, President Randy Levine and Tampa-based trainer Tim Lentych discussed with Siev the time frame for A-Rod’s return to the team.
  • #NSACalledToTellMe trending on Twitter

    06/06/2013 10:53:34 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 5,357 replies
    Twitter Hashtag #NSACalledToTellMe ^ | June 7th 2013 | Me (Mad Dawgg)
    Twitter is running rampant with #NSACalledToTellMe tweets Here are some examples: #NSACalledToTellMe they need to use my bathroom -- the van's portapotty has exceeded its limit #NSACalledToTellMe Kudos on eating a salad with no dressing instead of The Blue Bell Rocky Road Icecream in my freezer. #NSACalledToTellMe they're not the NSA, don't know anything and would I please do the damn dishes. #nsacalledtotellme that my spare set of car keys fell in between the couch cushions! #NSACalledToTellMe to press 1 if my wiretapping experience was agreeable. If not, please notify next-of-kin of impending absence. #NSACalledToTellMe their data center is totally...
  • What Happened When The Mods Pulled My Post?

    04/09/2013 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Darksheare · 5,026 replies
    About a quart of Gin ^ | April 9 2013 | A Demented Mind
    I just spent alot of time posting!I see that, looks like you hit a small bump.Pictured: Small BumpWhat happened?Well, someone set up us the bomb?I'm serious!Oh, well.. looks like your post got pulled. Augh! I spent alot of effort on that! How did it happen?!Couldn't be because you were doing it wrong?What the, how'd you get that video of m-- uh.. I don't even wear that!Right Skippy. *cough* Well, since you asked, here's how posts get removed. First, if it is against TOS it gets seen.Then it gets marked.Okay, I have that much.Then the mods gather:Pictured, mods gathering.I don't think...
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/11/2013 7:09:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws January 10, 2013 | 11:03 am 202Comments Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer The Washington Examiner Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition. The bill – HB0104 – states that “any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming.” The bill is sponsored...
  • [U of C] to pay nearly $1 million in deal with 21 pepper-sprayed UC-Davis Occupy protesters

    09/27/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/26/12 | Brian Nguyen
    The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by UC-Davis students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an Occupy-style protest on campus last November.
  • Miami Heat players party at nightclub to celebrate NBA title [Spend $200,000 in one night]

    06/22/2012 9:50:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 6/22/12 | Melissa Rohlin
    After hugging their families and the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the Miami Heat players went to the LIV nightclub in Miami early Friday to celebrate the franchise's second NBA championship. The players reportedly spent an estimated $200,000 on champagne, including a 15-liter super-magnum-sized bottle called Ace of Spades. The players began filing into the nightclub around 2:30 a.m. and sat on the main stage, which had been converted into a VIP area. Chris Bosh was the last player to arrive, at about 4:30 a.m.
  • Biden Calls Himself 'Middle Class Joe,' Owns Mansion

    05/17/2012 12:09:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/17/12 | Daniel Halper
    Joe Biden, speaking in Ohio today, said that he is "tired of being called a 'Middle Class Joe.'" While it's not clear who actually calls the vice president that, it is clear that his house and finances tell a different story. Here's a picture of his home (not his official vice presidential residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.):
  • Hollywood's 1% Demand More of Your Tax Dollars

    03/28/2012 8:57:02 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 13 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 03-27-12 | John Nolte
    Alec Baldwin, Stanley Tucci and a bunch of lobbyists are crawling all over Capitol Hill attempting to steal more money out of our pockets to fund "artists" who don't have the talent to survive on private donations and earnings. What a racket: Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, the premiere lobbying org for arts groups, said that while "some of the rhetoric is negative," the records of Santorum and Romney both reflect some support for arts funding. He's encouraged by President Obama's request to increase funding for the NEA to $155 million, restoring it to the...
  • (2010) Elite Estate: LA’s Most Expensive Home Gets A New Owner, Tom Hanks [Obama movie narrator]

    03/16/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Elite ^ | 3/16/2010 | Saba
    ...[Tom Hanks has] plunge[d] into a property deal that has made him the owner of the most expensive house in Los Angeles. ...Hanks along with his actress wife Rita Wilson (last seen as Meryl Streep’s buddy in ‘It’s Complicated’) have together bought a house in the Pacific Palisades for about $26 million. The sprawling home is spread across 14,500 square foot and was built in 1996. Apparently, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall formerly owned it. The building consists of 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Two levels of living space and three levels of support space go very well with gorgeous...
  • The True 1% (And What To Do About Them)

    03/01/2012 12:23:03 PM PST · by LRoggy · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 3/1/12 | Lee Roggenburg
    First of all, RIP Andrew Breitbart, you will not be easily replaced. In your honor I have written the following.
  • 1,000 Days Since Democrat-Controlled Senate Has Passed a Budget

    01/23/2012 12:48:30 PM PST · by redstateone · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 23, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 24th–the very day that marks the 1,000th day since the Democrat-controlled United States Senate last bothered to pass a budget...
  • Goldman Sachs posts $1 billion profit

    01/18/2012 11:23:47 AM PST · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 18, 2012 | By Maureen Farrell and Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Goldman Sachs reported a fourth-quarter profit of about $1 billion on Wednesday, reversing a loss from the third quarter and topping expectations. But the company's revenue declined from a year ago and missed analysts' forecasts. Slashing compensation and nearly $1.4 billion in other expenses helped Goldman Sachs (GS, Fortune 500) generate its nearly nine-figure profits last year. Chief financial officer David Viniar said cost-cutting won't be the firm's primary focus going forward. "It's not possible to cut expenses as a means to prosperity," he said during a conference call following the earnings release.
  • Pelosi (9th)=$101 Million and Feinstein (14th) $69 Million Among Richest in Congress

    12/30/2011 9:23:31 AM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/11/2011
    9. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the ninth richest member of Congress in 2010, with an average net worth of $101,123,032. Much of her wealth is based on her husband's investments in real estate, a football team and other assets. 14. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was the 14th richest member of Congress in 2010, with an average net worth of $69,046,622. Feinstein's husband has a number of investments in a diverse range of industires, including a property management firm and a biotech venture.
  • Will Smith Sells Hawaii Home for $20 Million (Member of 1%, Hussein supporter, flips real estate!)

    12/23/2011 9:15:10 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have sold a 7-acre property in Kauai’s Hanalei district for $20 million – $6.5 million more than they paid for it two years ago, according to public records. Candace Jackson has details on The News Hub.