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  • Hayley Atwell covers up in a checked shirt and button-up maxi skirt as she is spotted [tr]

    03/10/2017 11:53:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2017 | Emily Chan
    She is best known for her role as Peggy Carter in the Captain America movies - as well as the hit television follow-up. But Hayley Atwell has now taken on another period role, filming scenes for the glamorous BBC adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1910 novel Howards End. The 34-year-old covered up in a checked red shirt and black button-up maxi skirt as she was spotted in costume for the first time in her role as Margaret.
  • Is Howards End the new Downton Abbey? Fans go wild over the VERY glamorous and star-studded [tr]

    02/24/2017 6:32:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2017 | Bianca London
    If you're looking for a gripping new TV series with a superstar cast and a hefty dose of drama, an upcoming BBC 2 show could be just the ticket. TV aficionados are going wild on Twitter for the upcoming TV adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, Howards End. The dark TV drama explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the tales of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts.
  • My Cousin Rachel | Official HD Trailer | 2017

    01/30/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2017 | Staff
    A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
  • Ashely Judd Rants About Tampons and Her Period - Women’s March in D.C.

    01/22/2017 11:38:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    You ^ | 01/21/17 | Mark Dice
    Ashley Judd’s “Nasty Woman” speech at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. today is being celebrated by crazed feminists and beta males who cheered her on as she ranted about her period and for having to pay tax on tampons. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.  
  • ‘Lady Macbeth [of Mtsensk]’ Trailer: Period Drama About Forbidden Lovers [tr ed]

    12/07/2016 7:53:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 6, 2016 | Amanda N'Duka
    Here’s a new trailer to Roadside Attractions’ Lady Macbeth, the directorial feature debut from William Oldroyd. The pic was written by Alice Birch based on Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk. It stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank. Roadside said today it is releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles theaters June 2.
  • Julian Fellowes Presents Downton Abbey II: Just kidding: Doctor Thorne.

    05/20/2016 8:39:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | May 20, 2016 | Willa Paskin
    Downton Abbey just finished its six-season run two months ago, but if you have been fiending for British accents, period costumes, poorly managed hereditary estates, class tensions, love stories revolving around a young woman named Mary, and the nostalgic eye of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, here comes Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne. The miniseries, adapted from an Anthony Trollope novel, arrives on Amazon on Friday, having aired earlier this year in the U.K. under the simple title Doctor Thorne. For its move to America, the show has put on airs. These airs reflect Amazon’s ambitions, ones that will perhaps...
  • Filming begins on BBC's lavish new Bronte drama To Walk Invisible as cast take over York in [tr]

    05/19/2016 11:52:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joanna Crawley
    Fresh from the huge success of their adaptation of War & Peace, work has begun on the BBC's latest literary drama. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, written and directed by the award winning Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax), has begun shooting, with the streets of York transformed this week for the one off, two hour drama. Finn Atkins, who plays Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy, who has been cast as her younger sister Anne, were both spotted on set on Thursday in their elaborate 19th century costumes.
  • Kate Beckinsale means business in first Love & Friendship trailer [Austen juvenilia]

    03/24/2016 6:21:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2016 | Joey Nolfi
    Kate Beckinsale is cracking down on her fellow actors in the first full trailer for Oscar nominee Whit Stillman’s Sundance costume comedy, Love & Friendship. The clip, released Wednesday, introduces Beckinsale as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow who retreats to her in-laws’ estate as a means to escape circulating rumors about her social life. While there, she attempts to find a suitable partner for her daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark), and herself. The film, adapted from Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, features a supporting cast that includes Chloë Sevigny as Alicia Johnson, Xavier Samuel as Reginald DeCourcy, and Stephen Fry as Mr....
  • Farewell to “Downton Abbey”

    03/07/2016 9:15:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 5, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    If you were to draw a Venn diagram of two sets, with one representing male police officers and the other representing fans of “Downton Abbey,” I suspect the overlap would be vanishingly small. Some might consider this unmanly, but I’m proud to admit my membership in that sliver of humanity, and I will be a bit downcast Sunday evening as the show fades to black for the last time. Equally downcast will be Mrs. Dunphy, who perhaps represents a more typical demographic among the millions of people who today wonder how they will spend their wintertime Sunday evenings from now...
  • Prince Harry's ex Cressida Bonas joins builder's daughter Stefanie Martini in Doctor Thorne [tr]

    03/07/2016 6:23:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2016 | Lucy Waterlow and Luisa Metcalfe
    It's Julian Fellowes' hotly anticipated follow-up to Downton Abbey offering all his hallmarks of lavish costumes, stately homes - and some very glamorous stars. Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas is making her TV debut as an heiress, while builder's daughter Stefanie Martin is playing heroine Mary Thorne - a role expected to catapult her from obscurity into stardom. They're both relative unknowns in their field, who look equally at home in period costume and on the red carpet, with looks that wouldn't be out of place in Hollywood. But who will win the viewers' hearts?
  • Cressida Bonas is whirled around the dance floor in an elegant period dress [tr] [Harry's Ex]

    03/04/2016 6:58:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2016 | Sam Creighton and Sophia Moir
    With her charming grace and flowing ball gown, she certainly looks every inch the aristocrat. But then, Cressida Bonas has had her fair share of practice attending such regal events as featured in ITV's Doctor Thorne. Prince Harry's former girlfriend makes her television debut on Sunday in the three-part drama that sees her play the small part of Patience Oriel, a ‘very pretty’ potential love interest for a main character who is dismissed because her fortune is not big enough.
  • ‘War and Peace’: Incest and Fruit-Smashing Sex with Style to Spare

    01/19/2016 7:28:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    The opening scene of War and Peace, the first two hours of which screened on A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel on Monday night, was specifically constructed with the purpose of allaying fears that the screen version would not be faithful to Leo Tolstoy’s 1800-page magnum opus.
  • War And Peace sets viewers' hearts aflutter as Natasha Rostova and Prince Andrei fall in love [tr]

    01/19/2016 6:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jo Tweedy
    After a battle-heavy first two episodes, it was pure, unadulterated romance that left viewers misty-eyed while watching War And Peace last night. An emotionally charged scene which saw dashing Prince Andrei (James Norton) whisk Natasha Rostova (Lily James) on to the dancefloor at the Tsar's New Year's Eve ball left the audience of the hit BBC One period drama reeling. Viewers took to social media to praise the romantic scene, which showed the couple falling in love - calling it 'this generation's Mr Darcy in the pond' - referring to Colin Firth in Pride And Prejudice.
  • How the Beeb (BBC) has turned Dickens into the one soap you MUST watch: Your indispensable [tr]

    12/26/2015 5:05:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2015 | Laura Freeman
    Before Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and even Sherlock Holmes, there was Charles Dickens' Inspector Bucket. He may be less well-known and not possess the deductive brilliance of his successors, but in his plodding, dogged, methodical, clean-shirted way Mr Bucket is one of the all-time great detectives. In Bleak House, while others soak themselves in gin and criminality, the Inspector has his breakfast of tea, toast and marmalade before a day's work quietly, politely dredging up the truth from London's darkest depths. Inspector Bucket is a central character in the BBC's ambitious new 20-episode series Dickensian, which starts tonight. It's something...
  • Obama committed to denying Iran nuclear weapon: US (UN ambassador Samantha Power)

    03/02/2015 9:55:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States pledged its unwavering committment to Israel on Monday, and insisted it will take "whatever steps are necessary" to deny adversary Iran a nuclear bomb. As international negotiators seek a deal with Tehran to rein in its nuclear program, Washington's UN ambassador Samantha Power reiterated President Barack Obama's commitment to prevent the Islamic republic from developing atomic weapons. "He will keep his commitment whether the negotiations collapse or produce a diplomatic solution that meets our bottom line," she told some 16,000 attendees at US pro-Israel lobby AIPAC ahead of a speech by visiting Israeli Prime...
  • To Obama Administration, ‘Period’ Must Be Signal For ‘We’re Lying’

    03/02/2015 8:28:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    This formulation should not provide much comfort to Israel.Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday, American Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Powers declared, “the United States will not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. Period.” Does that sound familiar?It should. It sounds a lot like the formulation Obama used to make promises about Obamacare.“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period,” President Obama declared in a 2009 health care speech. “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” Well, those promises...
  • Student forced to apologize for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because RACISM

    02/17/2014 8:14:07 AM PST · by grundle · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2014 | Robby Soave
    A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist. Another student issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a “micro-aggression.” For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, “micro-aggression” is the latest phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for common annoyances suffered by people of all races. Minority activists at the University of Michigan, for example, have insisted that trivial slights, such as “Having your opinion second-guessed in a...
  • Bono's daughter Eve Hewson stuns in period costume during ..on set of drama The Knick in snowy NY

    01/10/2014 7:11:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2013 | Fay Strang
    She first made her mark in the movie industry in 2011 starring alongside Sean Penn in This Must Be The Place. And it seems Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson is here to stay, as she was spotted on the set of period drama The Knick on Thursday. The 22-year-old was seen in costume on the snowy streets of New York as a wedding scene, featuring Juliet Rylance, unfolded.
  • I'm asking you, and here's why: [email from nobama]

    12/30/2013 8:58:28 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    email | Dec 30, 2013 | Barack Obama (supposedly)
    Friend -- On January 1st, our nation turns a corner on health care -- and we're never going back. From here on, no American should have to go broke just because they get sick. You can't be dropped from your plan when you need it most. Pre-existing conditions will never prevent someone from getting coverage, and women can't be charged more than men for their plans. And for millions of Americans, affordable, quality coverage is finally within reach. I am so proud of that. And I have people like you to thank, truly. Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just...
  • White House: Obamacare hasn't damaged president's credibility

    12/11/2013 1:35:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/2013 | BRIAN HUGHES
    The White House insisted Wednesday that President Obama’s credibility had not been damaged by the botched rollout of Obamacare, despite a series of recent polls showing his diminished standing with the American public."I don't think I agree with that conclusion,” White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said of the assertion that fewer Americans trust the president because of broken promises over his signature domestic achievement.However, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that 54 percent of respondents disapproved of the president’s job performance, driven mainly by the problem-plagued rollout of Obamacare.Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said Obamacare was...
  • Obama Breaks 'Keep Your Doctor' Promise With Seniors

    11/27/2013 4:40:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2013 | John Merline
    Nearly four in 10 seniors worry ObamaCare will cause them to lose doctors they like, despite President Obama's repeated promise to the contrary, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. That translates into nearly 16 million people age 65 and over. Their concerns appear to be justified. Many seniors are, in fact, already losing access to their doc tors, and more than half a million are losing access to plans they liked this year, as $200 billion in ObamaCare-mandated cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program start to take effect. Earlier this month, seniors learned that UnitedHealth (UNH) is dropping thousands...
  • New GOP slogan

    11/26/2013 3:33:38 PM PST · by vegava · 16 replies
    Here's my suggestion for the new GOP slogan: "Mr. President, if you like your Obamacare you can keep your Obamacare."
  • Obamacare bombshell: IT official says needs payment feature

    11/19/2013 1:19:32 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | Dan Mangan
    A crucial system for making payments to insurers from the federal Obamacare marketplace,, has yet to be built, a senior government IT official admitted Tuesday. The official, Henry Chao, visibly stunned Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) when he said under questioning that a significant fraction of that online insurance marketplace has yet to be constructed. (Read more: Low-bamacare enrollment) Getty Images Henry Chao, deputy CIO and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of Information Services, testifies during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We still need...
  • Obamacare may need a taxpayer bailout: Ex-HHS head

    11/19/2013 7:53:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    The rollout of Obamacare has been "absolutely chaotic," said Tommy Thompson, who served as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary under George W. Bush. But worse, he added, the new law is flawed and needs dramatic changes. "It's actuarially unsound," the former Republican governor of Wisconsin said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday. "If you don't have the healthy young people involved, ... Obamacare cannot function. It's going to require a huge infusion of tax dollars or huge cuts." One of the cornerstones of the new health-care law is that healthy young people will pay for medical insurance that they...
  • Cops: Black mob kidnaps, rapes teen girls

    11/16/2013 8:32:53 PM PST · by Anila · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 11/10/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The latest case of black-mob violence in Chicago is far from the worst. We’ll get to that one in a minute. But when a mob of black people rushed into three Chicago-area Sports Authority stores this week and rushed out dragging entire racks of winter clothing, the local CBS affiliate dubbed that “unbelievable.” CNN said the videos were “shocking.” Not really: “That crime was only unbelievable or shocking to the reporters who spend all their time ignoring and denying black mob violence,” said one Chicago cop, who would rather keep his job than be identified as a source of stories...
  • Obamacare Is Whatever Obama Says It Is [Link Only!]

    11/15/2013 4:44:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 11/15/13 | Megan McArdle
  • The Realities Of Obamacare - It's A Total Mess

    11/15/2013 3:50:47 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/15/13 | LD Jackson
    This is an easy conclusion to come to. The reality of Obamacare is that it started off as a total mess and is only getting worse. There are those of you who will read this who have joined in the clamor of trying to tell people just how bad the legislation really was. Many of us tried to tell the rest of America the program would not work, that it was designed to fail. We were told to shut up and were accused of racism because we dared challenge President Obama and the lies he was telling. Senator Ted Cruz...
  • WH Predicts: Taxes Will Hit Record $3T in FY14--$29,673 Per Full-Time Worker

    11/14/2013 1:42:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies ^ | 11/14/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The latest Monthly Treasury Statement, which was released on Wednesday afternoon, relies on the estimate made by the White House Office of Management and Budget to say that federal tax revenues will top $3 trillion for the first time in the nation’s history in fiscal 2014. In fact, the record $3,023,004,000,000 in tax revenues that the White House is predicting the federal government will rake in during fiscal 2014 not only exceeds the inflation-adjusted revenue taken in by the government in any previous year, it also equals $29,673 in tax revenue for every full-time worker in the country....
  • Live Thread: Obama statement on Health law, 11:35.

    11/14/2013 6:53:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 836 replies
    Fox | 11/14/13
    A live thread for the Clown's lies. See, his poll numbers are in the toilet, so Valerie sends him out.
  • (Live Thread) Obama will allow insurance companies to extend current plans [Lie Thread]

    11/14/2013 8:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 205 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will allow insurance companies to continue offering individual health plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act through next year, according to a Democratic source on Capitol Hill familiar with the plans. The plan, which the president will announce Thursday morning, is intended to placate millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices from insurers in recent weeks. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers would be able to keep plans that they liked. The president was under intense pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill to find a fix. House Democrats have increasingly...
  • White House complies with Issa subpoena on ObamaCare rollout [Rep. Elijah Cummings seethed]

    11/13/2013 8:28:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    The White House sent the administration’s chief technology officer to testify Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee on the botched ObamaCare rollout, complying with a subpoena issued by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Issa and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park appeared to share a laugh as they greeted one another ahead of the hearing. As late as Tuesday, the White House had declined to say whether Park would appear with other witnesses. Park’s subpoena has sparked intense political fighting between Democrats and Republicans. As Wednesday's hearing began, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the panel, thundered that Issa had...
  • Popcorn: Democrats in Disarray, Debating Whether to Turn On Obamacare

    11/13/2013 8:07:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies ^ | 11/13/2013 | Guy Benson
    Bill Clinton's comments may have been the tipping point. Yesterday, the former president told an interviewer that the White House should keep its promise and honor its commitment on Obama's infamous "keep your plan" pledge. And if there's one person on planet earth whose reputation for honoring both the truth and personal commitments is -- ahem -- unimpeachable, it's him. Snark aside, Clinton's remarks were hugely impactful; not because he was expressing his own personal opinion, but because in doing so, he was extending a tacit permission slip to fellow Democrats. Message: It's okay to abandon Obama by starting to...
  • Obama using food-stamp cash to fund Michelle’s ‘Let’s Move’

    11/11/2013 12:08:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    PatriotNet Daily ^ | 11/11/13 | Andrea Peyser
    <p>As you dig into your Butterball with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, remember that millions of famished schoolkids around America may be forced to forgo classic turkey — and chow down instead on vegan black-bean patties and organic locavore quinoa salad.</p>
  • Sarah Palin Eats Matt Lauer’s Lunch – SLAMS Obama on O-Care (Video)

    11/11/2013 7:12:24 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 128 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November11,2013 | Jim Hoft
    This was embarrassing– Sarah Palin ate Matt Lauer’s lunch on “The Today Show” this morning. Lauer tried over and over to get Sarah Palin to apologize for the Tea Party and conservative principles but instead – she threw it back in his face.“ What apology?’’ Palin said. “He kind of acknowledged a bit that there’s a broken website. The broken website is the least of America’s worries. This broken website I think is symbolic of a broken administration. Take over one-sixth of our economy and the socialized medicine that’s being crammed down our throat, that’s what’s broken. “Where do you...
  • If We Don’t Like Our Criminal President, We Don’t Have To Keep Him–Period

    11/09/2013 11:17:33 AM PST · by IChing · 52 replies ^ | 11/9/13 | Donald Joy
    What’s it going to take? I just finished reading Andrew C. McCarthy’s excellent article appearing in today’s National Review Online, titled “Obama’s Massive Fraud.” McCarthy points out that Martha Stewart was sent to federal prison for doing essentially the same thing Obama has done on a vastly larger scale, with his fraudulent sales pitch of Obamacare–intentionally misrepresenting a situation, knowing that the lie would harm others financially. McCarthy also describes how CEOs of various firms are routinely dragged into court, sued and prosecuted, even jailed for decades, by Obama’s own administration, for frauds based on omissions of information that utterly...
  • GOP on Obamacare rollout: "This is what betrayal looks like" (Obama lied, healthcare died)

    11/09/2013 10:33:08 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/9/2013 | By JAKE MILLER
    Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., slammed President Obama for committing "betrayal" in the weekly Republican address on Saturday, claiming the president misled Americans when he assured them that, under the new health care reform law, they could keep their insurance plan if they liked it. Young relayed stories of Indiana residents whose insurance has been canceled or become more expensive under the new law. "This is what betrayal looks like," he said. "Here you have hardworking people who were repeatedly told not to worry, that their coverage would stay the same and - if anything - their costs would go down....
  • Kathleen Sebelius announces new mental health parity requirements for health insurers

    11/08/2013 11:01:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 182 replies
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday said that new requirements imposed on insurance companies by Obamacare will require those companies to treat mental illness and addiction that same as physical illness, creating "the largest behavioral health expansion in a generation."
  • Trust Us: This Will Be Good for You (Says The Liar in Chief)

    11/08/2013 5:29:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 8, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    The government thinks you're stupid, or at least ignorant. This isn't just an indictment of the current government or an indictment of government itself. It's simply a statement of fact. At its core, the government exists to do certain things that people aren't equipped to do on their own. The list of those things has gotten longer and longer over the years. In 1776, the federal government's portfolio could have easily fit in a file folder: maintain an army and navy, a few federal courts, the post office, the patent office and maybe a dozen or two other pretty...
  • Departing Obamacare security official didn't sign off on site launch

    11/06/2013 5:16:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 6, 2013 | By SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Tony Trenkle, the Obamacare official in charge of security efforts announced his resignation Wednesday, effective next week. CBS News has learned that Trenkle, the Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was originally supposed to sign off on security for the glitch-ridden website before its Oct. 1 launch, but didn't. Instead, the authorization on September 27 was given by Trenkle's boss, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
  • Obama denies ‘you can keep it’ videotaped promises

    11/05/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.” (snip)
  • It Gets Better-The president always had a tough time selling Obamacare. Now his weak assurances are

    10/30/2013 1:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2913 | John Dickerson
    .........That wasn't what the president promised. But wait,the president can explain. It's not what we think. People won’t have the same insurance—they will have better insurance, administration officials assure. That's not the way some of the people receiving these letters see it. The president's original promise was so ironclad and repeated so often that any explanation now sounds like dissembling.[SNIP]In the summer of 2009,the president began to tailor his message to assuage these very people. If you liked what you had,it wasn’t going to change. That was a broad and simplified claim and the press called him on it. The...
  • Carey Mulligan sports period costume..starts shooting ... new take of Far From The Madding Crowd

    10/21/2013 5:56:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2013 | Sarah Bull
    It's a story which was been famously brought to life by Julie Christie adapted from Thomas Hardy's novel written in 1874. But now Carey Mulligan is taking on the role of Bathsheba Everdene in a new take on the story of the West Country heiress loved by three men, which is promised to be a 'raw and revolutionary' adaptation of the classic tale. The 28-year-old actress was seen in character as Bathsheba on the set of the new movie in Sherborne, Dorset, on Sunday, in what marks the first official look at the upcoming film.
  • PBS Bullish on the British (Ulgy American)

    07/23/2012 1:10:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 23, 2012 | Richard Lawson
    Much like us, PBS is pretty obsessed with all things British right now. At the Television Critics Association summer press tour yesterday, the public broadcaster held a well-received panel, during which the network excitedly praised all the UK-created programming that is giving them its best numbers in years. Masterpiece is up 107 percent from three years ago! Downton Abbey — the ITV-produced smash that will return for a third season early next year — is of course leading the charge on that, but it is not the only popular import. ......................................................... This isn't BBC America, this is our public television!...
  • Obama's Logo Doubles As A Punctuation Mark...

    06/18/2012 8:34:54 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-14-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Aluminum baseball bat safety put on trial in death of amateur Montana pitcher

    10/23/2009 7:05:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 108 replies · 2,830+ views
    LA Times ^ | October 23, 2009 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    HELENA, Mont. — Fighting off a Helena Senators' fifth-inning rally, pitcher Brandon Patch checked the runner on first base. The 18-year-old Miles City Mavericks' southpaw then went into his windup, delivering what looked sure to be another strike. Instead, the Senators' hitter connected squarely, smacking the baseball so hard that it was nearly impossible to follow — until it ricocheted off Patch's head. The ball eventually fell behind first base after traveling, by some accounts, as high as 50 feet in the air. Patch, pitching in what was to be one of his final games with his American Legion team,...
  • The Uses and Abuses of PMS

    05/28/2008 7:21:18 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies · 33+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/28/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Dear Mr. Thatcher, I have been a loyal user of your ‘Always’ maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I’d probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I’d certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can’t tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing...
  • Border fence appeal period expires

    08/19/2006 11:38:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 490+ views
    BISBEE — A Minuteman-built border fence planned for a local ranch cleared its final legal hurdle this week when a 30-day waiting period expired Thursday without any appeals filed to stop it. On Friday, however, the status of the project seemed unclear, with the Minutemen and the ranch owner offering conflicting reports on the fence’s progress. “We are very much moving forward,” Minuteman spokeswoman Connie Hair said. “They’ve got the architects, the contractor and the surveyor down there, they brought bulldozers out, and I am told they are beginning to prepare the ground.” But the owner of the land said...
  • If..Muslims..Serious About Presenting the Radiant Face of Islam They Must Acknowledge... Dark Past

    03/28/2006 2:24:57 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 685+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3/29/06
    Reformist Writer Dr. Kamel Al-Najjar: "If the Muslims are Serious About Presenting the Radiant Face of Islam… They Must… Acknowledge Their Dark Past" In January 2006, the Austrian-Iraqi Association for Development held its first conference on extremism and terrorism around the world, in Vienna. The conference was attended by Arab, Muslim and European researchers, intellectuals and diplomats. In the closing statement, the participants made the following recommendations: to present the humane and rational side of Islam which calls for co-existence and acceptance of the other; to condemn all forms of violence and terrorism; to promote dialogue and cooperation among all...
  • Jewel Of The Magalenian Period (15,500 YO Necklace/Pendants, Basque Country)

    10/04/2005 11:56:05 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 1,065+ views
    Berria ^ | 10-4-2005 | Mikel Lizarralde
    Jewel of the Magdalenian period A necklace and pendants made 15,500 years ago have been discovered in the Praile I cave; it is the most important Upper Paleolithic find in the Basque Country in recent years Mikel Lizarralde – DONOSTIA (San Sebastian) A Magdalenian treasure of the Upper Paleolithic has lain hidden for the last 15,500 years in the Praile I cave in Deba (Gipuzkoa). Excavations done over the last few years by a team led by the archaeologist Xabier Peńalver of the Aranzadi Society of Sciences have uncovered spectacular jewellery. Four stunning necklaces of smooth black stone, another one...
  • Catastrophic Flooding From Ancient Lake May Have Triggered Cold Period

    12/18/2004 11:51:06 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,806+ views
    Newswise ^ | 12-18-2004 | Jeff Donnelly
    Catastrophic Flooding from Ancient Lake May Have Triggered Cold Period CLIMATE CHANGE, WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION, JEFF DONNELLY, ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE Newswise — Imagine a lake three times the size of the present-day Lake Ontario breaking through a dam and flooding down the Hudson River Valley past New York City and into the North Atlantic. The results would be catastrophic if it happened today, but it did happen some 13,400 years ago during the retreat of glaciers over North America and may have triggered a brief cooling known as the Intra-Allerod Cold Period. Assistant Scientist Jeffrey Donnelly of the Woods...