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Archive for July, 2010

Eye View Book Review, The Angelina Jolie Biography, Hold the Mountain Dew

July 31, 2010

The Unauthorized biography of Angelina Jolie is ready to hit the stands while readers are waiting for Eye View book review.

Here’s a roundup of just a few of the topics you might discuss, should you make “Angelina” the next selection. . Now discuss amongst yourselves..Bring plenty of Coca Cola and Pepsi’s to your book club..

Jolie’s virginity: According to USA Today, the book reports that Jolie lost her virginity at 14 and was assisted in her young sexual efforts by mother Marcheline Bertrand who previously abandoned her as an infant and who gave up the master bedroom so Jolie and her then-boyfriend could make good use of it.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: Is it a good idea to allow one’s daughter to have sex in one’s own bed? How does the author use irony here to make an important point about gender politics and mother-daughter relationships? How does the abandonment symbolism compare with movie Wanted??

The Mountain Dew incident: As the Chicago Sun-Times notes, the biography also reports that Angelina Jolie once peed into an empty Mountain Dew bottle, chilled it in the refrigerator and gave the “beverage” to the then-mistress of her father, Jon Voight.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: Do you agree that the appearance of urine symbolizes the fluidity of the relationship between Jolie and Voight? Also: Doesn’t Mountain Dew already kind of taste like pee? What about the calories??

Jolie’s hookup with Leonardo DiCaprio: Apparently Jolie and DiCaprio were set up by their agents in 1998 and semi-hooked up once, allegedly taking a shower together. Ultimately, though, they didn’t have any sexual chemistry.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: What is the significance of this encounter? Is this an effective use of foreshadowing that builds additional tension surrounding the box office battle between “Inception” and “Salt”? Was this a mountain dew shower?

The Billy Bob tattoo: The tat that Jolie once had scrawled on her nether regions in honor of now-ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton was written in Helvetica font.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: What does the boldness of that font choice say about Jolie’s feelings for Thornton? And why didn’t she go for something edgier, like Garamond or Century Gothic? Angelina does like to get her Goth on..

Naughty photos: Scandalous pictures of Jolie — largely naked save for nipple tape in one, and allegedly doing drugs in another — are printed in the book.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: Nothing to discuss here. Just pass those babies around.

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BP In Bed With UC Berkley, Reputation At Stake, Can’t See The Forest For the Trees

July 31, 2010

BERKELEY, Calif. — BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is fueling opposition to the University of California, Berkeley’s research partnership with the British company, with activists and professors on the famously liberal campus calling for a severing of ties.

The oil giant gave UC Berkeley a $500 million grant in 2007 to create the Energy Biosciences Institute, which works to develop new sources of plant-based fuel. The 10-year deal, believed to be the largest-ever corporate sponsorship of university research, has outraged many students and professors who worry the global oil company will exert too much influence over academic research and damage the university’s reputation.

But UC Berkeley officials say the institute has nothing to do with the Gulf spill, and the university has no plans to end its research partnership with BP.

“The horrible events in the Gulf should only strengthen our commitment to find alternatives to fossil fuels,” said Graham Fleming, UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor of research. “Why would anyone’s interest be served by stopping this research?”

Critics say corporate money steers university resources toward certain types of research, and widens the financial disparity between faculty members in science and engineering and those in the humanities and social sciences.

Other critics say doesn’t federal money do the same thing but in social engineering..

 Eye View calls for Berkley Tree Protesters to rally to stop the use of  plant based fuels…

Stimulus Money Helps Save Research Grants

July 31, 2010

Federal stimulus program has proved successful in saving scientific  research projects. VP Joe Biden remarked that  grant money has finally moved from Wall Street to Main Street to the Mean Streets.

 

Rep Rangel Using Three- Way Defense, Eye View Suggests A Fourth

July 31, 2010

To rebut a lengthy list of alleged ethical misdeeds, Rep. Charles Rangel is trotting out this three-way defense: I didn’t do it. I did it, but was inattentive. Others lawmakers were allowed to do same thing without penalty.

It’s an approach that nervous Democrats are watching closely in one of the most politically explosive cases in years.

Should it go to a public trial this fall, smack in the middle of the election season, and should his defense fall short, that won’t help Democratic candidates forced to defend their party’s ethics against Republican campaign attacks.

The GOP already is demanding that specific Democratic candidates give up contributions provided by Rangel’s political organizations, and about a half-dozen Democrats have asked the 20-term lawmaker to resign.

Eye View suggests the fourth defense, I was asleep and wasn’t paying attention..

 

Clinton Wedding, Get Your Score Card Here, Mother of the Groom, Clinton Finally Returns the Favor

July 31, 2010

  Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania was the final vote for the 1993 President Clinton’s tax increases.

 As Ms. Margolies-Mezvinsky marched down the aisle toward her fateful moment, House Republicans sang, “Bye-bye, Margie.” A year later, their prediction came true. Winning 49 percent of the district vote to Ms. Margolies-Mezvinsky’s 45 percent, Mr. Fox joined 72 other Republican freshmen to end 40 years of Democratic rule in the House.

MMM falls on the sword for Slick Willey’s tax increases. Finally Clinton in 2010 marches down the aisle and returns the favor.. Clinton hands over first born…

 

Clinton Wedding.Get Your Score Card Here, The Groom, Collectors Want His Rookie Card

July 31, 2010

THE GROOM: The couple have much in common. Not only is Marc Mezvinsky from a political family — they also come complete with their own scandal.

The son of former Iowa congressman Edward Mezvinsky and former NBC reporter and congresswoman Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky, 32-year-old Marc was raised in Philadelphia with ten siblings.

Like Chelsea, he has also eschewed politics, although for less altruistic causes, swapping Capitol Hill for Wall Street, where he worked for investment bank Goldman Sachs, then a small hedge fund. It appears to have brought great financial rewards. In February 2008 he bought a Fifth Avenue apartment for around $4million which he now shares with his fiance. The ring he gave Chelsea is valued at more than a million dollars..

 Collectors say the  Marc Mezvinsky rookie card is more valuable than the Bernie Madoff rookie card and will explode in value if Marc ends up in jail like his dad Ed.

Obama Makes Phone Call, Gives Snooki Presidential Body Shot

July 31, 2010

Snooki was arrested for disorderly conduct in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and taken into custody on Friday, TMZ has confirmed.

The details of her behavior are unclear, but she was seen drinking Coke out of a beer bong and taking body shots at a bar earlier in the day.

Just one hour before her arrest, Snooki was tweeting at President Obama, who claimed Thursday on ‘The View’ not to know who she is”@whitehouse President Obama…love to tan in the rose garden 🙂 …I’ll teach you how to fist pump!” she wrote.

Obama makes call, Snooki takes a real body shot and  goes to jail. O does Country a favor…

Prince Charles Discusses Natural Order of Things, Big Whoop….

July 31, 2010

The Prince of Wales says he believes he has been placed on Earth as future King ‘for a purpose’ – to save the world.

Giving a fascinating insight into his view of his inherited wealth and influence, he said: ‘I can only somehow imagine that I find myself being born into this position for a purpose.

His impassioned comments come during a film about his belief that unbridled commerce has led to the destruction of farmland and countryside.The documentary, called Harmony, is due to be aired on the U.S. network NBC in November to coincide with the launch of a book of the same name by the prince. ‘I don’t want my grandchildren or yours to come along and say to me, “Why the hell didn’t you come and do something about this? You knew what the problem was”. That is what motivates me.

‘I wanted to express something in the outer world that I feel inside… We seem to have lost that understanding of the whole of nature and the universe as a living entity.’In a trailer to the film, the prince spoke passionately about his decades-long quest for what he described in a statement as ‘a sacred duty of stewardship of the natural order of things’.

On future review the natural order of things when the current Queen kicks the bucket..

1. HRH The Prince of Wales (The Prince Charles; b. 1948), son of Queen Elizabeth II
2. HRH Prince William of Wales (b. 1982), son of The Prince of Wales
3. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (b. 1984), son of The Prince of Wales

4 Prince, Minneapolis,  Rock and Roll Hall of  Fame…

  

 

Get Your Clinton Wedding Lineup Card Right Here, Father Of the Groom Playing Left Out

July 31, 2010

The father of the groom is no stranger to to legal problems. Ed Mezvinsky, now 77, was jailed in 2001 after pleading guilty to 31 counts of fraud, swindling friends and relatives out of millions in phony investments.

Prosecutors called him ‘a one-man crime wave’. After six years in prison, Ed was released in 2008 but remains on parole.

Divorced from Marc’s mother Marjorie, he is expected to attend the ceremony but not the reception. Relations between the prospective in-laws are said to be ‘cool’. Ed colorful past may outshine Bill Clintons colorful past…. Can’t know the Clinton Wedding party without your lineup card…Though the rookie Bernie Madoff card currently  is more valuable..  

Obama Wants to Register Democrate Voters Before They Are Legal Citizens

July 31, 2010

A group of Republican senators has written to top immigration officials in the Obama administration asking them to reveal whether large-scale plans are under way to provide a so-called non-legislative version of amnesty.

The lawmakers cite an 11-page draft document written by staff to the director of the Citizenship and Immigration Service that says they are reviewing several executive orders and other mechanisms that effectively would serve as a substitute for comprehensive immigration reforms. 

Obama poll numbers so bad, he is  looking for creative ways to register new Dems and bypass citizenship inconvenience. scary….