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  • Ted Cruz on How 'Star Wars' Applies to Presidential Politics

    12/01/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 1, 2015 | Jessica Hopper
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says the wisdom of "Star Wars" can be applied to the campaign trail."An important question to ask of any presidential candidate is which 'Star Wars' figure would you be? And I got to say, anyone who says Luke Skywalker ought to be eliminated right off the bat. The only right answer to that is Han Solo," joked Cruz at a campaign stop in Bettendorf, Iowa.Cruz called Han Solo the "coolest character in all of cinema" and said that he's loved "Star Wars" since he was a boy."I grew up on 'Star Wars,'" Cruz said. "You...
  • Matalin: Cheney Will Be VP

    07/18/2004 6:44:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 2,237+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/19/04 | NewsMax
    A month ago, after Vice President Dick Cheney caused a stir when he told Sen. Pat Leahy to "f--- yourself," White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett advised the Cheney team to "just make a joke of it," a senior White House official tells Newsweek. But Cheney did not. Rather, the veep affirmed to Fox News that he had told off Leahy and "felt better afterwards." Mary Matalin, the former White House aide who acts as an informal media and political adviser for the Cheneys tells Newsweek that she doubts Cheney had ever heard the White House official's advice. "I know...
  • Star Wars Creator: Bush is Darth Vader, Cheney is the Emperor [Lucas in BDS Shocka]

    04/20/2009 8:13:49 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2009 - 11:08 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a question discussed by liberal bloggers for years, and the creator of "Star Wars" has finally settled it once and for all: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Emperor Palpatine, and former President George W. Bush is Darth Vader. Phew...glad that's settled.
  • Don't Wince. Fight! Dick Cheney, Most Valuable Republican.

    05/15/2009 1:45:53 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 28 replies · 890+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 15, 2009 | William Kristol
    Dick Cheney is reminding Republicans that they need to defend themselves when attacked. When President Obama released the Justice Department interrogation memos a month ago, Cheney denounced him for doing so. He explained why it was inappropriate and unwise to release such documents. But he did more. He didn't just defend himself and the administration in which he served. He fought back, and encouraged others to do so. So while some Hill Republicans were fretting about getting a positive message out and others were launching substance-free listening tours, while GOP operatives were wringing their hands about whether Republicans could recover...
  • Early Show Speculates on Rift Between "Darth Vader" Cheney and Bush(Harry Smith megabarf alert)

    02/20/2006 4:16:14 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsBusters, Scott Whitlock's blog ^ | 02/20/06 | Scott Whitlock
    Some people may have been wondering if the nine-day old Dick Cheney hunting story would be going away. Don’t count on it. On the February 20 edition of the Early Show, Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor at Newsweek, told Harry Smith that "People who don’t like [Cheney] think this is the dark, Darth Vader type." His analysis coincided with the new issue of Newsweek that features a cover story, written by Thomas, on "Cheney’s Secret World." The online edition features this sub-headline: "He peppered a man in the face, but didn’t tell his boss. Inside Dick Cheney’s dark, secretive mind-set-and...
  • Best Obama Action Figure Ever Battles Darth Vader, Terrorists, Dick Cheney

    04/04/2009 11:46:48 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies · 664+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Jan. 21, 2009 | Jesus Diaz
    Geezuss. Rollerblading. In spandex. Christ. This is, without a doubt, the best President Obama action figure ever: Posable, with facial expressions, interchangeable hands, katanas, 9mm gun, assault rifle, and a lightsaber, among many other complements.
  • Darth Cheney

    09/19/2007 8:07:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies · 1,040+ views
    "You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Clinton said just now at Town Hall in New York, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war. "I’m not invited to their meetings and I don’t know what he says or does," she said. "But all the brave talk about bringing our troops home, and setting deadlines, and getting out by a certain date just dissipated."
  • Andrew Sullivan: Skywalker Edwards v Darth Vader Cheney

    07/10/2004 4:29:53 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 60 replies · 2,210+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | July 11, 2004 | Andrew Sullivan
    As soon as John Kerry announced his choice of John Edwards as his running mate last week, the contrast was unavoidable. This autumn, Edwards, a telegenic, bubbly lawyer who looks 40, will go up against Big Daddy Cheney, the bald, dour, snarling vice-president whose most recent public pronouncement was to tell a leading Democratic senator to “go f*** yourself”. Edwards is a Southerner from a modest background, but he is also a member of the new class — a multi-millionaire trial lawyer with a fiercely independent career woman for a wife. Cheney is from Wyoming, one of the most beautiful...
  • What is with Dick Cheney?

    06/26/2007 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Democratshavenobrains · 54 replies · 1,232+ views
    I am obviously not some BDS afflicted leftist, but when the Vice President claims he isn't a part of the Executive Branch, I don't know what to think. Mr. Cheney has continually given the Left soundbyte after soundbyte for 7 years that continually embarrass this administration. Why does he do keep doing this? Does he just not care anymore? President Bush made a huge mistake picking this guy for Vice President in my opinion.
  • Newsweek: Why Dick Cheney Should Run in 2012

    12/01/2009 12:59:43 PM PST · by caddystacks · 71 replies · 1,377+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 7, 2009 | Jon Meacham
    I think we should be taking the possibility of a Dick Cheney bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 more seriously, for a run would be good for the Republicans and good for the country. (The sound you just heard in the background was liberal readers spitting out their lattes.) Why? Because Cheney is a man of conviction, has a record on which he can be judged, and whatever the result, there could be no ambiguity about the will of the people. The best way to settle arguments is by having what we used to call full and frank...
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being a ‘GOP Pro’

    08/14/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Agust 14, 2012 | WIlliam Kristol
    I’m reassured—indeed, encouraged—indeed, buoyed!—by this morning's Politico article, "GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan." "GOP pros" are the stupidest part of "the stupid party." For one thing, they're not very professional—why are they using the press to take shots at the Ryan pick in the first place? For another, they're cowardly—“nearly all the Republican professionals interviewed for this story said they would share their unfiltered views only 'on background' rules of attribution." Most of all, they're a terrific contrarian indicator. When "GOP pros" are most full of fear and apprehension about Republican prospects—for example, Reagan in 1980, Gingrich in 1994,...
  • Statue of Lenin in Ukraine Gets Transformed Into Darth Vader Monument (w/video and pics)

    10/23/2015 10:11:14 PM PDT · by dayglored · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 24, 2015 | Jillian Sederholm
    The force has awakened in Ukraine. A recent law banning Communist symbols in the country meant that a Soviet-era statue of Vladimir Lenin in Odessa needed to come down. Instead, the city opted to transform it into a monument to one of pop culture's greatest villains: Darth Vader. [Image: Monument to character of Darth Vader from "Star Wars"] [Caption: A monument to the character of Darth Vader from "Star Wars", which was rebuilt from a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, is seen in Odessa, Ukraine, October 23, 2015. VOLOKIN YEVGENY / Reuters] The memorial to the famed "Star...
  • How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media (Australia)

    05/11/2015 11:05:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jenni Ryall
    A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for forgiveness. Both say they are "devastated" by the events surrounding the misunderstanding. The moral of the story: Don't post stupid things on social media.
  • Darth Vader Gets Golden Makeover in Japan

    04/23/2015 6:33:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Darth Vader, the masked villain in the "Star Wars" sci-fi universe, has had a makeover. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask on Wednesday, months before the latest film in one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", hits cinema screens in December. While the gold-plated mask is not for sale, commemorative gold coins engraved with Darth Vader or his Stormtroopers will be from May 4.
  • 'Darth Vaders' To Vie For Ukraine Parliamentary Seats

    10/02/2014 8:43:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | October 02, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    Sixteen Darth Vaders have made an imperial march onto the ballot in Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections, the latest and most expansive appearance of the “Star Wars” villain’s name and likeness in the country’s political life. All have been registered by Ukraine’s Central Election Commission for the October 26 ballot, a snap election announced by President Petro Poroshenko in August. Seven of the "Darth Vaders" are with the Internet Party of Ukraine, which advocates technological improvements to eliminate bureaucracy, while the other five are running as independents. Ukrainian political activists have used the “Dark Lord” of the legendary science-fiction series in...
  • Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

    07/24/2014 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans' opinions on the "Star Wars" universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. As Walt Hickey notes, the Gungan from Naboo posted lower favorability numbers than Emperor Palpatine, "the actual personification of evil in the galaxy."
  • The Editor's Blog: Hillary Clinton Less Popular than Darth Vader

    07/24/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24 ,2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Polling analysts at the Washington Post have determined that elderly millionaire Hillary Clinton is viewed less favorably than Darth Vader, and would likely lose a hypothetical 2016 matchup against the prominent Sith Lord.
  • So, taking liberal logic to it's rational conclusion Obama IS Darth Vader...

    03/31/2014 11:26:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-31-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Liberals think Dick Cheney was like Vader...PSSSSHH!
  • On The Tyranny of Relativism as Seen in a Darth Vader Commercial

    11/30/2013 4:59:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/29/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was a powerful description given by Pope Emeritus Benedict to describe the modern stance of a world that has abandoned any notion of objective truth to which it is accountable. The phrase was “The tyranny of relativism.”In effect the expression describes what happens when there is no standard outside ourselves to which reasonable people can and should appeal in order to square their views or opinions. In such a setting, appeals to reason and agreed upon standards cannot hold the day and resolve disputes.Thus who “wins”? Whose view prevails? The sad answer is that those with the most money,...
  • Mary Matalin Smacks Down MSNBC’s Dyson: ‘Will You Ever Get Tired of Beating Up On Darth Vader?’

    12/08/2013 3:04:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 8, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    There was a really delicious exchange on ABC’s This Week Sunday that conservatives across the fruited plain will greatly enjoy. After hate-spewing MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson bashed former Vice President Dick Cheney for once wanting Nelson Mandela put on a terrorist list, Matalin shot back, “When will you ever get tired of beating up on Darth Vader” (video follows with transcript and commentary): Mary Matalin Smacks Down MSNBC’s Dyson: ‘Will You Ever Get Tired of Beating Up On Darth Vader? MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: I'm the same generation as President Obama, and taking a stand against apartheid both...
  • Darth Vader: If you like your planet, you can keep it

    11/18/2013 7:41:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
  • Actor who played choked Death Star commander dies

    04/17/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2013 12:04 AM EDT
    Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died Tuesday. He was 66. … As Admiral Motti in 1977’s Star Wars, LeParmentier's character mocks Vader’s “sad devotion to that ancient (Jedi) religion.” Vader responds with a demonstration, using the force to choke the young commander, but allowing him to live. …
  • Richard LeParmentier, famous for 'Star Wars' Darth Vader scene, dies at 66

    04/16/2013 7:40:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | April 16, 2013, 1:56 PM EST
    Actor Richard LeParmentier has died at the age of 66. The star passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on Monday. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., to British and Irish parents, LeParmentier moved to the U.K. in 1974, and made his acting debut in David Essex film "Stardust." Bing: More on Richard LeParmentier He went on to score small roles in more than 50 TV shows and movies, including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and the James Bond thriller "Octopussy," alongside Roger Moore as secret agent 007. He co-starred with his former wife, British actress Sarah Douglas, in films such as...
  • If Obama Becomes An Imperial Leader This Could Be His Official Title... (pic)

    02/23/2013 9:40:45 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Official White House Petition: Secure Resources & Funding & Begin Construction of a Death Star

    12/05/2012 7:41:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | Created: Nov 14, 2012 | WhiteHouse.gov
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
  • Dem warning: Obama could lose Wisconsin

    10/28/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2012 | Alan Blinder
    “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early," Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. "The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. "We've got to get our people to go vote," Hancock said. Early voting, which began in Wisconsin on Oct. 22, is a central component of Obama’s strategy to win the state. The president won Wisconsin four years ago by 14 percentage points, but...
  • Would Super Villains Do a Better Job Running the Country Than Obama?

    09/26/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    By any honest measurement Barack Hussein Obama has been a dismal failure as a President. Few if any Presidents have been given as much power in their first term as Obama and done so little. In fact for two years he had an unassailable super majority in congress and still his administration has been unable to do something as simple as craft a budget much less control runaway unemployment, a crippling deficit, and the terrorist overthrow of the middle east. While contemplating how anyone could do much worse than Obama, it came to me: Obama is such a failure that...
  • It Would Cost $852 Quadrillion Dollars to Build a Real Death Star (Almost the U.S. National Debt!)

    02/20/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    DVICE.com ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    It would cost $852 quadrillion dollars to build a real Death Star That's 852 with 15 zeros following it. I know, that figure is insane. You know what that means. It means Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader were rolling in the money like filthy rich rappers. I guess ruling the Galactic Empire isn't so terrible when you're ballin'. Finally putting some questions to rest, the smart folk over at Centives calculated how much iron it would take to build the planet-destroying space station and even figured out how long it would take to build. Here's the reality-check breakdown: • Based...
  • Darth Vader Arrested for Attempted Robbery

    02/16/2012 7:28:02 PM PST · by Sensei Ern · 31 replies
    Waco Trib ^ | Kirsten Crow | Kirsten Crow
    Waco police arrest suspected robber after clerk knocks his Darth Vader mask off By Kirsten Crow Tribune-Herald staff writer Thursday February 16, 2012 Waco police arrested a robbery suspect whose Darth Vader mask was knocked away by the man’s intended victim early this morning, authorities said. Leon Childress, 44, is being held at McLennan County Jail on suspicion of trying to rob a Skinny's convenience store early Thursday. Police said the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Leon Childress, wore a “Star Wars” Darth Vader mask and behaved as though he had a weapon when he demanded money from a clerk at...
  • Fast Food Chain Serves 'Darth Vader' Burgers

    01/06/2012 8:25:47 AM PST · by Altariel · 49 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 5, 2012 | Piper Weiss
    How much force needs to be with you to eat a black burger? The Belgian fast food chain Quick is celebrating the upcoming "Phantom Menace 3D" movie premiere by launching a line of "Star Wars"-themed burgers. The burgers will debut in Quick restaurants throughout France on January 31, just before the film's February release in the country. Despite being in French, the ads for the burgers have sent the entire Internet into a tailspin of equal parts repulsion and curiosity.
  • FHP Trooper Defeats Drunk 'Darth Vader' With Pepper Spray

    01/05/2012 11:41:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Man in 'Star Wars' mask attacked trooper: FHP.Darth Vader may be able to handle most lightsaber-wielding Jedis, but he's met his match when it comes to Florida Highway Patrol troopers with pepper spray. Authorities say a drunk man wearing the "Star Wars" villain mask was arrested Thursday in Orlando after he tried to punch and kick an FHP trooper near a construction site. The trooper responded to the area of Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street around 2:45 a.m. when he was advised by construction workers of an intoxicated man walking in the roadway in the mask, according to the FHP....
  • FHP: Man Wearing Darth Vader Mask Attacked Trooper

    01/05/2012 7:26:01 AM PST · by edpc · 20 replies
    WKMG6 ^ | 5 Jan 2012 | Unknown
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was attacked in Orlando early Thursday by a man wearing a Darth Vader mask, authorities said. Michael Cole, 28, of Orlando, was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer. According to the FHP, a construction worker informed the trooper around 2:45 a.m. of an intoxicated man wearing a Darth Vader mask who was walking in the middle of a road near Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street.
  • Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his collection of toys

    11/03/2011 2:33:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rob Cooper
    A Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his prized collection of toys. Rickie la Touche, 30, said his wife had had damaged his treasured Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker memorabilia which he had been collecting since he was a child. During a subsequent row he suffocated Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, before running off to his mother's house to tell her what he had done. The mother-of-one was later discovered dead on the couple's bed covered with a duvet and pillow in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12...
  • All Eyes on the Senate: Can Two Veterans Deliver a Debt Deal?

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are not chatty men by nature. Notoriously monosyllabic, either man could probably compete for a world record in shortest average phone conversation. But that doesn’t mean they’re not talking now. Although not fast friends, Reid and McConnell have one of the most functional professional relationships in a Congress that’s currently in the news for remarkable dysfunction. If only listening to their public speeches, one might think the two were mortal enemies. “Rather than working the last few days toward a solution to this crisis the way the Republican majority...
  • On The Heels of bin Laden's Death, Lord Vader Makes a Historic Announcment

    05/11/2011 8:34:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-11-2011 | Jared H. McAndersen
    CORUSCANT — Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the galaxy, was killed in a firefight with Imperial forces near Alderaan, Darth Vader announced on Sunday. Read the rest at The Galactic Empire Times I don't know who created this page, but it's simultaneously awesome and offensive. The United States is like the Galactic Empire, HA! The United States isn't that awesome. Unless it's the real reason we are trillions in debt, we don't actually have the force. Though I will concede somebody learned the...
  • Video: Sariah Gallego Joins the Dark Side (Star Wars)

    04/13/2011 3:33:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
  • Newly Discovered Tree Looks Like Darth Vader

    12/21/2010 4:02:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | Dec 17, 2010
    "Star Wars" conventions are usually held in major cities, but from now on, devoted fans may want to gather smack dab in the middle of a forest -- at Redwood National Park, to be precise. Several weeks ago, the national park, located just north of Eureka, Calif., opened its first new hiking trail in 10 years, and it appears the Force is strong with the brand-new path. Redwood enthusiast Richard Stenger, of the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, told AOL News that a major surprise awaits imaginative visitors on the trail: a giant redwood tree that resembles Darth Vader's...
  • Video: Mich. Police Catch 'World's Dumbest Criminal'( robber put mask after on camera)

    09/16/2010 6:29:28 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies · 1+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | September 16, 2010
    Police in Ferndale, Michigan say they've arrested "one of the world's dumbest criminals". The man put on a Darth Vader mask and held up a convenience store with a knife. He forgot to put on the mask before security cameras captured his face.
  • Darth Vader Robs Bank (Photos, Oh Yes, Photos)

    07/23/2010 8:22:01 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Gothamist.com ^ | July 22, 2010 5:40 PM | John Del Signor
    It seems the Empire has fallen on hard times. Presumably to get finishing funds for his latest Death Star, Darth Vader—or a man pretending to be Darth Vader?—was reduced to robbing a bank on Long Island this morning. Impotent Rebel Alliance security forces tell Newsday (paywall) that Vader marched into a Chase bank in Setauket around 11:30 a.m. today. Brandishing a completely unnecessary handgun—as he had the power to choke the oxygen out every teller's throat—the fallen Jedi demanded cash.
  • Darth Vader Banned From 'Star Wars' Party

    07/14/2010 11:15:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    inside movies ^ | July 12, 2010
    Things aren't going well for the original Dark Lord of the Sith. Dave Prowse, who wore the Darth Vader costume in the first three 'Star Wars' films, has been banned from the forthcoming Lucas Film Star Wars Celebration party in Orlando, Florida. Not only that, he's been told his presence won't be welcome at any Lucas Film/Star Wars-related events. There could be a reason, though, seeing as Uncle George is probably fuming at the comments Prowse recently made to SlashFilm about not receiving any residual payment for 'Return of the Jedi' -- because it didn't make a profit(!):
  • Darth Vader Was Mentally Ill, Researchers Say

    06/10/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 77 replies · 443+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 6/10/2010 | ABC News
    Don't blame it on the Dark Side. Anakin Skywalker's epic transformation into the evil Darth Vader may have been a result of mental illness, according to a group of French psychiatrists and psychologists. New Study Labels Darth Vader With Borderline Personality Disorder. In a paper published in the journal Psychiatry Research, Eric Bui and his colleagues at Toulouse University Hospital have given new meaning to the term "Jedi mind tricks" with their psychoanalysis of why the tragic "Star Wars" hero fell from Jedi grace. Apparently, he had borderline
  • Darth Vader in the Recording Studio for TomTom

    05/04/2010 3:07:29 PM PDT · by brianhumeck · 16 replies · 417+ views
    The Up Blog ^ | 5/4/2010 | Brian H.
    You can now get Star Wars character voices for your TomTom. Check out this video of Darth Vader in the recording studio as he records directions for the TomTom. I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan and I’m especially not a fan of Darth Vader. However, I love amazing advertising and marketing buzz. And to think, I didn’t even know it was Star Wars Day. Didn't even know there was such a thing.
  • Why Dick Cheney is MORE American than Barack Obama

    09/06/2009 10:56:42 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 09.06.09 | Kevin McCullough
    As you sit reading this, former Vice President Cheney is on a two month surge of popularity. President Barack Obama, on the other hand, is doing his best Wile E. Coyote impression with no brakes on the rocket car, and has just careened over the edge of the fifty-foot cliff. So what has boosted the former Vice President anywhere from 8-10%, while watching the President nose dive 11-14%?
  • "Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of 'Darth Vader'"

    05/23/2009 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 93 replies · 3,370+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | May 4, 2009 | Ewen Mac
    Barack Obama, unlike George Bush who wanted to be in bed before 10pm, likes to work late. But even by his standards Wednesday was out of the ordinary, sitting up in a largely empty White House until 2.30am as he edited a speech an adviser later described as one of the most important of his life. He was still nervous about it when he rose to deliver it eight hours later. Normally Mr Cool, he fluffed his opening, referring to the defence secretary, Robert Gates, as Bill, the Microsoft founder. Part of the explanation for the bout of jitters is...
  • Darth Vader The Star Wars Villain on the Northwest Tower of Washington National Cathedral

    02/10/2009 2:44:56 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 3,046+ views
    In the 1980s, while the west towers were construction, Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children. Word of the competition was spread nationwide through National Geographic World Magazine. The third-place winner was Christopher Rader, with his drawing of that fearful villain, Darth Vader. The fierce head was sculpted by Jay Hall Carpenter, carved by Patrick J. Plunkett, and placed high upon the northwest tower of the Cathedral.
  • Drunk Darth Vader's Jedi assault

    04/24/2008 6:14:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies · 183+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 22, 2008 | BBC News
    A man posing as Darth Vader attacked a Star Wars fan, who had founded a Jedi Church, a court has heard. Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, from Holyhead, Anglesey, admitted assaulting Barney Jones and cousin Michael with a metal crutch. They suffered minor injuries. Hughes, who was drunk and dressed in a black bin bag, shouted "Darth Vader!" Earlier, when Hughes failed to arrive on time, District Judge Andrew Shaw issued an arrest warrant, adding: "I hope the force will soon be with him." In the event, Hughes turned up and the case at Holyhead magistrates court resumed. The court heard...
  • Cheney's Dog Darth Vader for Halloween ... (Cheney in a wicked response)

    11/01/2007 4:06:21 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 71 replies · 3,470+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2007
    ABC News' Jennifer Duck Reports: The Vice President's dogs may beat the President's dogs in the best dressed category this Halloween. Late night TV shows have ridiculed and compared Vice President Dick Cheney to Darth Vader. So in a wicked response, Cheney dressed one of his dogs, Jackson, as the famous Star Wars character. Cheney's other Labrador retriever, Dave, is dressed up as superman. The canine costume may also be a jab at Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. In September after the Democratic-led Congress failed to persuade congressional Republicans to force the President to change course in Iraq...
  • Cheney: Being Darth Vader Not So Bad

    10/31/2007 4:25:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 33+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/31/7 | BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The joke's on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they're OK with that. As he launched into a health-care speech Wednesday, President Bush warmed up his audience with a nod to Halloween, at Cheney's expense. "This morning I was with the vice president," Bush told a gathering of grocery manufacturers. "I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, 'Well, I'm already wearing it.' Then he mumbled something about the dark side of the force." Ah yes, that old Darth Vader line. Used to be that only Cheney's critics called him that,...
  • Mika's Cheney-Darth Vader Mock Jolts Joe to Dial 1-800-NEWSBUSTERS

    10/12/2007 5:39:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 999+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, we know when we're being used. The folks at "Morning Joe" are well aware that if letting go with a little liberal bias is likely to cause us to cover them, mentioning NewsBusters by name virtually guarantees that an item will follow here in short order. But if the MSNBC show wants to play the homely-if-roundheeled high school girl striving for attention, NB is happy, as the popular QB of liberal-media busting, to oblige. And so it was that on this morning's episode, newsreader Mika Brzezinski, much like the girl at the beach who accidentally-on-purpose lets the bikini strap...

    09/20/2007 9:49:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies · 68+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-19-07 | Ben Stein
    "Vice President [Dick] Cheney came up to see the Republicans yesterday. You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Hillary Clinton said just now (video) at a $100-a-head fundraiser at town hall near New York's Times Square, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war.