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  • Game of Thrones, United States Edition - A Smallfolk's Guide, First Edition

    04/16/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 18 replies
    Free Republic | April 16, 2014 | us FReeper smallfolk
    House Reid Lord Harry Reid Ser Rory Reid >> sigil: three solar panels on a field of yuan House Clinton His Former Grace, Bill Clinton Lady Hillary >> sigil: a cigar on a field of cattle futures House Obama His Grace, Barack, the First of His Name Lady Wookie >> sigil: The Constitution, written in Austrian House Bush His Former Grace, George W. Bush Lady Laura >> sigil: the former & future Bush Kings House Putin His Grace, Putin of Can Be Seen From Alaska >> sigil: a roll of toilet paper, blazoned with King Barack's visage The Hand...
  • ‘Phony scandal’ update: 3 out of 4 Sunday shows ignore latest IRS revelations

    04/15/2014 3:54:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/14/2014 | Doug Powers
    The lack of focus on the IRS “phony scandal” shouldn’t be surprising anymore, and yet, it never ceases to amaze: Over the last seven days, three major revelations have emerged surrounding the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups. Despite the new stories, on Sunday April 13, three of the four Sunday interview shows on the broadcast networks — NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week — all ignored them, whereas Fox News Sunday was the only broadcast network program to mention the IRS at all. Proof-positive of Fox News’ anti-liberal bias!Apparently ABC, NBC and CBS...
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Blog Stand Out from the Pack

    04/13/2014 3:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Search Engine Watch ^ | April 13, 2014 | Jayson DeMers
    Whether it's attached to a small business, a large corporation or maybe as a business in itself, a blog is a reflection of its owner. But you're not the only one blogging. There are an estimated 68,124,670 WordPress sites, and for good reason; an active blog is necessary for a successful SEO initiative. Add to the mix the sites that run LiveJournal, Blogger, TypePad or one of the other blogging platforms, and there are easily over 150 million blogs on the Internet; so how do you get yours to stand out from the pack? Many say that if you write...
  • Heroes on 60 Minutes (A few words about why heroes are so important.)

    04/12/2014 3:26:24 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 12 replies
    educationimproved.blogspot.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Normally I don’t have any special affection for the TV show 60 Minutes. So trust me when I say I was overwhelmed by the show on March 30. I wish every student in middle school or high school could see this program. They would see heroism, genius, ethics, inventiveness, capitalism at its best, visionary talent, the future unfolding, all the things they need to see. The first segment was about a young manager of a brokerage firm. He saw trading irregularities he didn’t like, and did something about it. (Most of us won’t understand the math but you will quickly...
  • Will Ryan Seacrest Leave American Idol?

    04/11/2014 2:19:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    MJ's Big Blog ^ | 04/11/2014
    A new analysis from Variety reminds us that Ryan Seacrest’s contract to host American Idol is up at the end of the year. The question is, will he re-up in light of the aging show’s diminishing ratings? His contract with NBC is also up at the end of 2014.During his last negotiations, Ryan signed a two year contract at 30 million dollars. One way for the producers to cut costs would be to hirer a younger host for less money. With the judges panel constantly in flux the past few years, would it be a good idea to cut Ryan...
  • Noah–Movie review

    04/11/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/11/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    A large budget, plenty of FX, and familiar biblical source material can’t make up for an awful script, and an overall twisted concept from helmer Darren Aronofsky. Ginned up by the controversy gained by its less than faithful adherence to the bible story, Paramount/Regency should see brisk business, at least at first. The Noah saga comprises Genesis 5:28 through 9:29, and runs around 2300 words. There is little dialog, of course, and it is all spoken by God—inexplicably called the “Creator”—in this movie. Yes, Aronofsky is an atheist, but a Creator with supernatural powers sounds a lot like God to...
  • 'Miss Slovakia 2014' is Silvia Prochadzkova

    04/11/2014 8:53:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 69 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Kinda resembles a young Sophia Loren... More at Reaganite Republican... (borderline SFW, bikinis)
  • TEAM AMERICA 10th ANNIVERSARY: How South Park Minions Gave Rise to the Tea Party

    04/03/2014 7:26:59 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 31 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Paul Winters
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Trey Parker & Matt Stone's marionette masterpiece Team America. While the 2004 action-musical took in a respectable $32M at the box office and received a fair amount of critical acclaim, at the time of its release it was most often characterized by its vulgarity than the sublime brilliance of its message. No doubt this had much to do with who was the butt of many of the jokes. SPOILER ALERT:The musical tells the tale of an elite US CIA-fronted paramilitary group, Team America, whose sole call of duty is to track and hunt...
  • Tell A Lie A Hundred Times It Becomes The Truth

    04/03/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Britic ^ | April 1, 2014 | William Dorich
    Angelina Jolie, is like the criminal in a low budget film who always returns to the scene of the crime. Jolie is shameless in returning to Bosnia after her propagandized rape movie entitled, In The Land of Blood and Honey—an irresponsible piece of film footage costing $50 million to produce that has failed miserably at the box office earning less then $5 million. Did she return to Srebrenica to mourn the dead or to rehabilitate her damaged career? Bringing with her William Hague, the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is like bringing a fox to a...
  • Timely Film Rome, Open City is Re-released

    04/02/2014 6:13:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 2, 2014 | K. V. Turley
    London just witnessed the release of a newly restored version of Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta).Roberto Rossellini’s Italian Neo-Realist classic emerged from the smashed debris of what was left of the Eternal City as the German armies retreated and the Allies slowly crept towards it.Watching the movie today it lacks none of its emotional punch, not least because of the almost documentary feel of what is being viewed. The pacing and use of hand-held cameras, to say nothing of the city itself as character, all make for something that in many ways hardly seems dated. That said, filmed at...
  • Noah – The Emperor’s New Movie (The Utter Embarrassing Mess of ‘Noah’)

    03/29/2014 5:59:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 28, 2014 | Barbara Nicolosi
    Let me just start by saying two words which you can accept as fair warning to avoid this stupidest movie in years: Rock People.Need more? Tragiclly, as Western Civilization continues to decay all around us, one thing remains unmuddled: everything is politics. And nowhere is that more true than in media. The same polarization that fired Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and then got him rehired, and made Mel Gibson $600 million, and then lost him his Hollywood career, and made half the world want to canonize Roman Polanski with the other half wanting him castrated — these are the...
  • 'Miss Uruguay 2013' is Micaela Orsi

    03/28/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss Orsi is 6'-0" tall...         More at Reaganite Republican...   (prolly NSFW this week)        
  • Noah: a classic blunder

    03/28/2014 9:36:52 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 56 replies
    www.thanks-project.com ^ | 03/28/2014 | Steve Berman
    In Noah, we have a farce trying to wear serious clothes. Paramount, my favorite studio, purveyor of all things Star Trek, Forrest Gump, Ferris Bueller, Top Gun, and Airplane!, has fallen into the most famous classic blunder. Never make a Biblically themed movie unless it's really based on the Bible. Actually, the most famous classic blunder is never get involved in a land war in Asia, and then only slightly less well-known is never make a Biblically themed movie unless it's really based on the Bible. If Paramount and Aronofsky had simply made a movie about a homicidal man and...
  • Daily Beast: "Fred Phelps May Be Dead, but His Fundamentalist God Lives"

    03/24/2014 3:02:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/24/2014 | Trey Sanchez
    In a piece for The Daily Beast, columnist Matthew Paul Turner thinks the God of Westboro Baptist Church and its recently-deceased leader Fred Phelps is no different than the God of conservative evangelicals. His piece asks, "Are the tenets of their theologies really that different from what Phelps believed?" Claiming that the "lines of fundamentalism are blurrier" than ever, Turner believes that unlike the boisterous charade of biblical twisting that Phelps peddled, most conservative evangelicals are hiding their fundamentalism like wolves in sheep's clothing. Turner said that Phelps was much easier to spot because of his constant gushing of "hate-filled...
  • Hollywood Losing Movies and Jobs Due to Tax Incentives

    03/22/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 28 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    It appears that Hollywood is in a lot of trouble, not to mention California as a whole. California offers a paltry amount of tax incentives for filming within the state as opposed to most other states or even a number of countries. In fact, California's tax incentive program for the film and television industry currently stands at $100 million annually while New York's program is at $420 million. Some states don't even have a cap. What this means is that Hollywood is fleeing Tinsletown to film out of state, which is costing California billions of dollars and tens of thousands...
  • The Road to Miss Italia...

    03/21/2014 8:33:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Same pageant that once launched the career of Sophia Loren...   photo:  Miss Italia    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • The Media Frenzy Over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    03/18/2014 8:00:28 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 24 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    With Eastern Europe in turmoil over Putin's land grab in the Crimea and Iraq voting to legalize rape within marriage, one news story has been trumpeted nonstop. Ever since the plane disappeared, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has dominated the news coverage and has sent the media into a frenzy. Speculation has run rampant over the fate of the plane and the 239 people on board, and conspiracy theories have abounded. Whether you believe one scenario or the other, it is most likely that the passengers are deceased. With all the chaos going on in the world, why the media frenzy...
  • Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit

    03/18/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Political Correctness Watch ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jimmy Perry
    Full Title - It ain't half daft for the BBC to ban my show for being racist: Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit" Here’s a funny thing, though it might not make you laugh. Dad’s Army, the show I created and co-wrote with David Croft, is repeated every Saturday and gets audiences of 2.2 million. But my favourite sitcom of all, the one that recaptures the most extraordinary era of my life, will never be screened again. It Ain’t Half Hot Mum has been deemed by the BBC too politically...
  • 'Cosmos' 2nd episode: Neil deGrasse Tyson condescends toward doubters of evolution

    03/17/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 189 replies
    March 17, 2014
    Last night, I watched the second episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (the reboot of the 1980 series). It was entitled, "Some of the Things That Molecules Do." One of the things Tyson dealt with in this episode was evolution. Now, I myself do subscribe to the theory of evolution, but I found Tyson's treatment to be offensive, condescending, and smarmy. I thought it was an in-your-face chip-on-the-shoulder response against skeptics of evolution. I thought this was supposed to be a science show, not a political show. But this is just my opinion. What is your opinion? If you missed...
  • Putin's Kiss on Netflix ... must watch

    03/16/2014 8:20:07 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 7 replies
    I posted this as Putin's Kiss yesterday, and it only got one hit. Maybe if I post its title as a movie on Netflix that might stir more interest, because like the Lives of Others, this movie/documentary is well worth watching. The parallels between Russian society and ours is not only instructive but frightening, and I wish our leftist youth could see themselves as Masha in Putin's Kiss. Want to see what America will become before the end of the Obama regime? Want to see where it is happening right now, and from which we are just days away? Want...
  • SO LONG, STARMAN! Ken Utsui: 1931-2014

    03/15/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker ^ | March 14, 2014 | Brett
    Starman actor Ken Utsui passed away on March 14, 2014, of chronic respiratory failure. He was 82. Although Utsui was a prolific actor for many decades, he is best known in the United States as Starman (a.k.a. Super Giant), the Shintoho superhero who fought a bevy of outlandish creatures in the late 1950s.
  • Jerk of the Week - Bob Costas

    03/15/2014 3:09:14 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    It's that time of the week again where we look among all the deserving idiots and pick our Jerk of the Week. This week was packed with the usual suspects of President Obama, John Kerry, Michael Bloomberg, and many others. I had almost decided to pick Lebron James and other celebrities shilling for ObamaCare (which they'll never have to use being wealthy themselves), but in the final tally, the winner was Bob Costas. For his continued anti-Second Amendment rants and utter hypocrisy, he is our Jerk of the Week. The far left leanings of Bob Costas became painfully apparent in...
  • Fighting to Win the Culture War

    03/12/2014 4:36:04 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    As a conservative, I have often bemoaned movies, tv shows, and musical acts that relentlessly push a progressive liberal agenda that is anathema to the American character. I know many others look at the entertainment industry and education and throw their hands up in despair or, even worse, meekly accept the garbage being spewed. Too often we are willing to turn the other cheek in the ongoing culture war, and I think that's a colossal mistake. I agree with the late Andrew Breitbart that we need to engage in the culture war as it impacts every facet of our lives...
  • Chelsea Handler to Piers Morgan: You're "Terrible," "This is Why Your Job is Coming to an End"

    03/12/2014 10:56:49 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 33 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/12/14 | Aurelius
    Chelsea Handler, interviewing on Piers Morgan's soon-ending "Piers Morgan Live," slammed the host, calling him a "terrible interviewer" and guessing that his incompetency is the reason why his show is coming to an end. Handler began by saying that she had to "tolerate" the "nonsense" of Morgan completely ignoring her during commercial breaks. "You can't even pay attention for sixty seconds," she scoffed. "You're a terrible interviewer." "Well," Morgan shrugged, "You just weren't keeping my attention." "But that's not my problem," Handler retorted. "This is your show. You need to pay attention to the guests you invited on your show."...
  • Bozell & Graham Column: CBS Allows A Real Journalist to Resign

    03/12/2014 5:01:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-12-2014 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    After months of pressing the CBS News brass to get out of her contract, reporter Sharyl Attkisson was finally granted her request. While that is good for her, it ought to underline how CBS has abandoned hard-hitting reporting in the Obama era. Politico’s Attkisson headline was “The right loses its hero at CBS,” and liberal blogs tried to guess how long it would take for her to sign up with Fox News Channel. That might happen. Roger Ailes loves scooping up talent from other networks. That’s meant as an insult, of course. Only those dreadful right-wing propagandists challenge Team Obama....
  • Report: Star Benghazi Reporter Attkisson Exits CBS Due to 'Liberal Bias'

    03/10/2014 1:01:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 3-10-2014 | John Nolte
    Via her verified Twitter account, CBS investigative news reporter Sharyl Attkisson announced Monday that she has resigned from CBS. -- I have resigned from CBS. — Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) March 10, 2014 -- Although Politico received no comment from Attkisson other than the split was amicable, the left-wing outlet is reporting that Attkisson left due to the network's "liberal bias." This split is ahead of her contract. "She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her packages on television."
  • The Never Ending Case of Obama Craving Media Attention

    03/10/2014 10:08:42 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 3 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 10, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    We're all the same in many respects, and one of those is that we all have an ego. It's a part of being human, but few people take it as far as the media craving attention that President Obama seeks out. I understand that all politicians have a healthy ego as that's to be expected in today's political climate. Most politicians are attention seekers and love having the spotlight on them. However, I find it astounding that in a city seething with narcissistic politicians, Obama finds a way to outdo them all. He just can't seem to stop himself from...
  • True Detective finale: greatest miniseries end ever?

    03/10/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    I hadn’t written anything about the HBO miniseries True Detective until now, because I was never quite sure where it was going. The acting and writing has been superb, but it’s been a guessing game as to the point. The texture of gritty, pulpy detective stories has been a given, as has been the oh-so-predictable gratuitous sex and nudity that goes along with the genre and pretty much every HBO series ever aired (and Showtime, for that matter). Was this going to be a Call of Cthulu update, or another series where viewers get another intellectual Bobby-in-the-shower Dallas moment in...
  • Liberals Outraged by Cadillac Ad

    03/06/2014 6:32:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-6-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, ladies and gentlemen, the new Cadillac commercial for their new electric car? (interruption) You haven't? It features the actor Neal McDonough. Do you watch Justified? (interruption) Well, Neal McDonough was in Justified two years ago. He's got this baby-shaped head, blue eyes, short, blond hair. He can play the nicest next-door neighbor or the evilest villain you've ever found. He is the actor in this commercial. The left hates this commercial. There are caustic posts on leftist websites, and even mainstream news sites, Huffing and Puffington Post. They're outraged over the Cadillac ad! If you've seen...
  • Sarah Talks Like a President on Hannity. Makes Obama Look Puny & Putin Easy to Outsmart. Impressive!

    03/03/2014 9:48:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    A Time For Choosing blog ^ | March 3, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)I posted this on Reince Priebus’s wall. Sarah Palin makes not only the President and Putin look small, but the GOP look useless and irrelevant. I have said before a Sarah-less GOP is a hopeless GOP. Please feel free to share your thoughts. UPDATE. Adding a link from this morning where Mark Levin defends Sarah Palin on Imus’s show. Imus totally dismisses Sarah’s prediction. You can tell he is uncomfortable giving her credit for it. He starts the segment by asking nosy questions about Mark’s private life. Mark handles it beautifully and gets to the point of why he is...
  • Goliath Studios Booted "Cinderella's" Song from Oscars

    03/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 03/02/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who watch the Oscars need to understand the song that receives the Oscar for best song may not deserve the honor. The Motion Picture Academy arbitrarily rescinded the nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best song category. According to a review "ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Allegheny Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by...
  • The Clown Prince Of Journalism

    02/26/2014 6:06:00 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 37 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/26/14 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, the Clown Prince of Journalism, Bill O'Reilly, called Barack Hussein Oblahblah a "patriot". I kid you not. From the good folks at Breitbart: *** “ 'I said on Kimmel that both President Bush the younger and Barack Obama are patriots because they served their country,' O’Reilly said. 'You may not agree with them, alright? But I don't think you say they're not patriots unless you have, you know, evidence that is just through the roof. I think almost every president that's ever served this nation has been a patriot, including Richard Nixon.' " http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/02/21/OReilly-Doubles-Down-on-Obama-Is-a-Patriot-Claim-Says-Nixon-a-Patriot-as-Well *** Now of course, this...
  • Josh Lang's Photos of the Fuddy Crash Are Not the Same Plane

    02/23/2014 3:09:07 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 818 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 2-23-14 | Butterdezillion
    The photos of the Loretta Fuddy Cessna crash that Josh Lang provided to the media? They weren't of the same plane. The plane that crashed with Fuddy in it had a window between the door and the tail; Lang's photos don't. (I've got photos at my blog and in the first post I'll post them so you can compare the 2 planes) Lang apparently had photos of a DIFFERENT plane ditching in the water and gave them to the media, claiming they were of this crash, and apparently the media didn't check out the genuineness of the photos... Now why...
  • Hollywood Hypocrisy

    02/20/2014 8:01:12 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    If there's one constant in life in regards to liberals, it's hypocrisy. The darling elites that love capitalism when it fills their coffers as they live in feudal splendor decry that very system when it comes to the rest of us. The latest bit of Hollywood hypocrisy is that a number of film industry groups have gathered together in a petition asking for tax relief. Yep, the same people who spent years whining that the Bush tax cuts favor the rich and hurt the economy (all lies as the tax cuts helped everybody and tax revenues to the federal government...
  • Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms?

    02/20/2014 7:15:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 120 replies
    ACLJ.org ^ | Feb 19, 2014 | Matthew Clark
    Free Speech » Matthew Clark » Docket Blog Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms? The Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country in an absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media. Before you dismiss this assertion as utterly preposterous (we all know how that turned out when the Tea Party complained that it was being targeted by the IRS), this bombshell of an accusation comes from an actual FCC Commissioner. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai reveals a brand new Obama Administration program that he fears...
  • Diminished American Prestige at Sochi has Far Too Much of the Failed Obama Era in It for Me...

    02/17/2014 10:04:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    While that hockey win over the Russians might have given us a nice morale lift the numbers don't lie- the Americans have unfortunately slipped to 7th place in overall medals at the 2014 Winter Games, this after a record-breaking dominance at Vancouver last go-round. We're all but mathematically eliminated from any kind of top finish already. You knew we were in trouble from the minute they rolled-out those collegiate-grunge opening ceremony outfits that Ralph Lauren came up with... and what's up with Pee Wee Herman in the announcers' booth? This Olympics so far has far too much of the dreadful...
  • Three great quotes from the late Shirley Temple

    02/12/2014 9:33:37 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    They sure don't make 'em like they used to.  
  • Was Obama stoned during Bob Costas interview?

    02/08/2014 8:41:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The emergence of Twitter as a social media goliath has unleashed gossip and speculation as a media force. The long term consequences are unknowable, but in the meantime, with a far left president with a dicey past, it is producing some highly amusing results. Last night, President Obama explained to Bob Costas of NBC Sports why he wasn’t attending the Sochi Olympics, but the substance of what he had to say was lost in the controversy that erupted on Twitter over whether or not he was stoned. Yahoo writer Mike Oz took the high road, as would nearly any journalist,...
  • Jeopardy's New Game-Theory Devotee Is One to Keep an Eye On

    02/02/2014 10:52:21 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 32 replies
    The Wire ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Meet Arthur Chu, Jeopardy's latest and greatest star, who has used Jeopardy game theory to become nightly must-see TV. But his unorthodox methods — though correct by the numbers — have made him a polarizing figure in the Jeopardy community. Arthur first appeared on the show on Tuesday, and has gone on a nice run of three straight wins. Thus far, he's been quick and confident with his answers and has a good brain on his shoulders. But the story is firmly on how he's playing, as his game theory strategies have made for a frustrating television experience for viewers. Those...
  • You Can’t Save the World

    02/01/2014 4:41:40 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-31-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For only ten dollars a day or a month you can feed all the starving children in Africa. For only the price of a cup of coffee a year, you can make sure that no one in Kansas City ever goes hungry again. For just a third of your paycheck, you can subsidize a vast bureaucracy that will conduct studies on the best way to save the world and then come up with proposals that will only cost you half your paycheck. This misplaced philanthropic confidence is the idiot stepchild of a free enterprise society where anything can be accomplished...
  • Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg: Prohibited from touching guns?

    01/31/2014 7:14:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | Jan 30, 2014
    Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg: Prohibited from touching guns? January 30, 2014 Mark Wahlberg, star of the current hit movie Lone Survivor, has a checkered past. In fact, as a 16-year-old, Walberg pled guilty in 1988 to two counts of criminal contempt after beating a Vietnamese man badly enough that the victim of the attack lost an eye and was sentenced to two years in prison. The original charge was attempted murder. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on April 8, 1988 Thanh Lam, a Vietnamese adult male who resides in Dorchester, traveled by car to 998 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts. At...
  • Gimme Shelter movie inspires with real life story of survival

    01/30/2014 12:08:57 PM PST · by usalady · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 30, 2014 | Martha
    Gimme Shelter has been described by reviewers as a movie that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. However it is more than just than the story of a young woman’s dehumanizing experiences. It provides insight into a journey that began with hopelessness and desperation and because of the caring and support of others who guided her choice of a better life.
  • Shock and Outrage as Christian Film Stripped of ‘Best Song’ Oscar Nomination (Video)

    01/30/2014 8:31:41 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-30-2014 | Susan Frommer
    by Susan Frommer | Top Right News by Hollywood's war against Christians continues. Sunday it was the Grammy's ode to witchcraft, Satan, and same-sex 'marriage'. Today, it was Goliath crushing David underfoot -- as a beautiful song from a small-budget Christian film had its Oscar nomination revoked after a vicious Hollywood uproar against it. At a meeting this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors decided to strip the surprise nomination for Best Song from “Alone Yet Not Alone,” which appears in the independent Christian-produced film of the same name. The unprecedented move followed a massive online...
  • Jay Leno leaving ‘Tonight Show’: Why he won't be missed

    01/28/2014 6:08:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 28, 2014 | JIM SLOTEK, QMI AGENCY
    Those old enough to remember Johnny Carson will recall copious tears over the course of his two-day Tonight Show goodbye – capped by Bette Midler’s serenade of One For My Baby. That was how people felt about Carson. He’d been a part of a nation’s lives for three decades, the last person besides their spouse many people saw before going to bed. I can’t imagine Jay Leno’s final Tonight show Feb. 6 generating that much emotion. Guest (and heir apparent) Jimmy Fallon will be amiable and polite. Billy Crystal will ladle on Hollywood schmaltz about Jay’s 21 great years (subtracting...
  • The Liberal Hate for Duck Dynasty

    01/28/2014 5:16:43 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    For a group that proclaims loudly that they're the only tolerant group, ideologically speaking, it seems that progressive liberals are obsessed with hate. They viciously go after any group or individual that does not adhere to the groupthink that liberals adhere to. This bellicose attitude is easily seen at how vicious the progressive left goes after the Duck Dynasty tv show on A&E. If you were a sane person, you would wonder at the level of vitriol and venom spewed towards the show. After all, liberals know that nobody listens to the opinions of rednecks and hillbillies. Yet the hate...
  • Hollywood’s Muslim Lies

    01/24/2014 2:42:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-24-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In real life, terrorists are almost always Muslim. In the movie theater, they are anything but. America’s fictional secret agents, covert operatives and rogue cops who play by their own rules have spent more time battling Serbian terrorists than Muslim terrorists. Before September 11, 24′s Jack Bauer was fighting the international menace of Serbian terrorism. Serbian terrorists also showed up in 1999′s Diplomatic Siege when their “Serbian Liberation Front” took over a US embassy and in 1997′s The Peacemaker with George Clooney rushing to stop a Serb from detonating a nuke in New York City. The United States has remained...
  • Why The Big 3 Need To Worry About No. 5 (Google)

    01/23/2014 6:42:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Media Post's TV Blog ^ | January 23, 2014 | Joe Mandese
    The other day I broke a news story reporting that Google is now one of Madison Avenue’s “Big 5.” That’s an old school Madison Avenue reference, for sure, and used to be used by agencies to refer to their biggest suppliers -- the Big 3 TV networks (ABC, CBS and NBC), and then the Big 4 when Fox joined the club. I used that reference on purpose to show that Google is now one of Madison Avenue’s biggest suppliers, because previously, it was seen mainly as a paid-search supplier, and mostly for the the long-tail (smaller advertisers). So why am...
  • Jane Austen’s Persuasion

    01/23/2014 5:07:24 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mitchell Kalpakgian
    Austen’s novel illuminates this proverbial saying: “If something is truly meant and intended for you, it will come your way another time.” Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth were in love and engaged, but her aristocratic father, Sir Walter Elliot, and a respected family friend, Lady Russell, disapproved the match and persuaded Anne to terminate the engagement. As a naval officer, “a stranger without alliance or fortune,” Wentworth “had no hopes of attaining affluence … and no connexions to secure even his farther rise in that profession.” Seven years have passed, and Anne is now 26. During the interim she...
  • MSNBC: Cherry Picking News & Issues to Make Toxic Democrats Look Good

    01/23/2014 1:19:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Black Agenda Report - News, Commentary & Analysis from the Black Left ^ | January 22, 2014 | Bruce A. Dixon, managing editor
    For the last couple weeks and several more to come, Chris Christie will get more air time on MSNBC than drone murders, gentrification, NSA spying, and network neutrality put together. Why not? He's a Republican, and Democrats are only fighting it out between the 40 yard lines. Why are some stories “news” and not others? Why will New Jersey governor Chris Christie's antics make the top of MSNBC news broadcasts for weeks to come, while the poisoning of 300,000 people by corporate greed and government abandonment on a scale not seen since Katrina dips below the radar as soon as...
  • Will You Facebook, Take Thee Netflix...?

    01/22/2014 9:58:02 PM PST · by publius321
    "...The numbers they have make the valuation of Facebook dependent more on how many ways can they monetize their 1.2 billion subscribers. Pardon me for being crass but when we talk about "monetization" with regard to Facebook, the question put bluntly really boils down to how many ways can they extract money from them? This discussion usually leads to contemplating the number of ways Facebook can advertise to them without driving users away. This is all pretty much "inside the box" thinking. It doesn't require a stretch because..." (continue)