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Archive for November, 2010

David Cassidy Arrested For DUI, Should Have Taken The Bus

November 30, 2010

David Cassidy, the former teen idol and star of “The Partridge Family,” has pleaded not guilty to a DUI charge issued in Florida last month, sources said Tuesday.

Cassidy, 60, was pulled over by Florida Highway Troopers on Nov. 3 on suspicion of drunk driving. After scoring a 0.139 and 0.141 on a Breathalyzer test, he was sent to jail for a night in St. Lucie and released on $350 bail.

E! News reports that Cassidy denied being drunk and told officers that he was simply tired from attending a funeral early that morning. The star also admitted that he had taken a painkiller earlier in the day. Police found a half-empty bottle of alcohol in his vehicle.

If convicted, Cassidy could face six months in jail and a $1000 fine.

He is due back in court Jan. 18. Should have taken the bus….

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Eye View Celebrates Coffee Of The Week

November 30, 2010

Cold Stone Creamery Lotta Caramel Latte, Gotta Have It
1,790 calories
99 g fat (62 g saturated, 2.5 g trans)
175 g sugars

It may be coffee-flavored, but this latte shake is virtually unrecognizable next to your typical morning cup of Joe. It’s simply a giant dessert drink disaster. This large shake has nearly a full day’s worth of calories, as much saturated fat as you’ll find in 62 strips of bacon, and you’ll exceed your daily limit of trans fats in the few minutes it takes you to drink it. Oh, did I mention the ridiculous sugar load? (44 spoonfuls!)

Get your sugar requirement and bacon requirment in one great shot… 

Ignorant Actress Angelina Jolie Slammed For Her Muslim Version Of Romeo And Jumaana

November 30, 2010

Bosnian victims of sexual violence during the 1990s war on Monday slammed “ignorant” actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie, who is shooting a movie about Bosnia that has sparked controversy.

“Angelina Jolie’s ignorant attitude towards victims says enough about the scenario and gives us the right to continue having doubts about it,” the Women Victims of War (WVW) association said in a letter published Monday.

In the letter to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), for which Jolie is a goodwill ambassador, the association said its members were “deeply concerned” over the movie.

According to the synopsis, the movie is a wartime love story between a Serb guard in a prison camp and a Muslim detainee, his former girlfriend.

It caused controversy in Bosnia when local media reported rumours that the film was the story of a Muslim rape victim who falls in love with her Serb attacker.

Angelina Jolie student of history blasted for historical wartime misrepresentation.

 

Graphic Images On Credit Cards Has Been Shown To Reduce Consumer Use

November 30, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – More than 8 million consumers stopped using credit cards over the past year. The decline stems from a combination of consumer choices and bank actions.An analysis by credit reporting agency TransUnion found that use of general purpose credit cards bearing MasterCard or Visa logos, or issued by Discover or American Express, fell more than 11 percent in the third quarter, compared with the July to September period last year. 

About 62 million people now have an active card, compared with 70 million a year ago.

The Chicago company found that consumers in the subprime category, or those with low credit ratings, were believed to be without cards mostly because they were shut down by banks after payments fell behind or balances were written off.

 Banks have written off record amounts of credit card balances in recent years.

But a significant portion of the decrease in card usage reflects decisions by cardholders to stop using credit, Becker said. “They’re simply either not purchasing as much or paying down balances.”

Graphic images on credit cards depicting dangers of consumer use has proven successful in reducing sales of credit cards.

100- Year Old Walmart Greeter Knocked To The Ground In Shopping Cart Showdown

November 29, 2010

A 100-year-old greeter at a Milwaukee Walmart was shoved by a customer after the centenarian tried to stop the woman to determine if she’d paid for items that were in the lower part of her shopping cart, police said Monday.

Greeter Lois Speelman fell down and went to a hospital after she was shoved on Sunday.

 “I’m bruised a little, but I’m able to go back to work Thursday,” Speelman told The Associated Press from her home on Monday.

Speelman declined to answer further questions, saying she didn’t want to lose her job and the investigation wasn’t over. A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman didn’t have more details but said that Speelman’s health was the company’s primary concern.

Their health is our concern, what they wear not so much..

French Electrician Uploads 271 Never- Before- Seen Picassos

November 29, 2010

 A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso estimated to be worth at least euro60 million ($79.35 million), an administrator of the artist’s estate said Monday.

The couple for years squirreled away the staggering trove — which is believed to be authentic, but whose origin is unclear — in their garage on the French Riviera, said Picasso Administration lawyer Jean-Jacques Neuer.

Pierre Le Guennec, a 71-year-old former electrician who once worked for Picasso, and his wife showed many of the works to Picasso’s son Claude and other estate administrators in Paris in September seeking to have the works certified as authentic, the lawyer said.

Shortly after that meeting, Neuer filed suit on behalf of Picasso’s heirs for alleged illegal receipt of the works — and police investigators are looking into how Le Guennec and his wife came by the pictures.

Claude Picasso, quoted in Liberation, noted that his father was known for his generosity — but that he always dedicated, dated and signed his gifts, as he knew that some recipients might try to sell the works one day.

“Claude Picasso was astounded. He couldn’t believe his eyes,” said Neuer. “Just about everybody has felt that way … when you have 271 Picasso works that were never seen, never inventoried — that’s just unprecedented.”

The AP attempted to reach Le Guennec by phone, but no one answered. Liberation said the former electrician claimed to have worked at three of Picasso’s residences — and once installed a security alarm system for the artist.  Claude Picasso insisted they came from thin air.

 

Ask The Eye, Chestnuts Caught In An Open Drive-by

November 29, 2010
Dear Eye View
I timed it perfectly and my guests were in the living room having cocktails waiting for what I what I was sure would be the great feast for Thanksgiving. The turkey was in the oven, but why was it taking so long? This should have have been done a half hour ago. I finally took the turkey out and looked inside it’s cavity and there it was, that big bag of turkey neck, livers and gizzards I had forgotten to take out, and getting it out when the turkey was so hot wasn’t cool but I did it and using something that looked like forceps. I forgot to put the chestnuts in the stuffing so I figured roasted chestnuts would look nice on top of the stuffing. In went the chestnuts into the oven, It would only take about 10 to 15 minutes. When I opened up the oven you would have thought there was a drive-by shooting. Bang bang bang boom!!!! Chestnuts flew out all over the walls and hit the ceiling. I heard glasses break inside the living room and hit the floor. My guests dropped their drinks on the couch, the chairs, the wooden floor and they didn’t know which way to run.  I had forgotten to slice the chestnuts so they wouldn’t explode all over the place. Let’s just say that Thanksgiving this year was a one bang-up of a Thanksgiving.
 
Dear CCIAOF
You idiot you’ll shout your eye out..
EV
 

Eye View Hollywood Leslie Neilson 1926-2010 Not A Goodyear

November 29, 2010
Frank: It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girl dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Jane: Goodyear?

Frank: No, the worst.

Protecting GM Union White House Job 1

November 28, 2010

General Motors Co.‘s recent stock offering was staged to start paying back the government for its $50 billion bailout, but one group made out much better than the taxpayers or other investors: the company’s union.

Thanks to a generous share of GM stock obtained in the company’s 2009 bankruptcy settlement, the United Auto Workers is well on its way to recouping the billions of dollars GM owed it — putting it far ahead of taxpayers who have recouped only about 30 percent of their investment and further still ahead of investors in the old GM who have received nothing.

The boon for the union fits the pattern established when the White House pushed GM into bankruptcy and steered it through the courts in a way that consistently put the interests of the union ahead of many suppliers, dealers and investors — stakeholders that ordinarily would have fared as well or better under the bankruptcy laws.

Protecting GM union..is White House   job 1

  

US Tunnel Task Force Discover Tunnel, Drug Lord El Chapo Definitely On The Fast Track

November 28, 2010

U.S. authorities on Thursday found a sophisticated tunnel used to smuggle drugs between Mexico and San Diego, the second such discovery in the region in less than a month.

The half-mile passage runs from a residence in Tijuana to a warehouse in San Diego’s Otay Mesa area, the San Diego Tunnel Task Force said in a statement.

The statement said authorities believed more marijuana was being stored inside the tunnel. Agents were working with the Mexican military on the investigation.

Mike Unzueta, head of investigations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Diego, said the cinderblock-lined entry to the tunnel dropped 80 to 90 feet to a wood-lined floor.

From the U.S. side, there was a stairway leading to a room about 50 feet underground that was full of marijuana.

Mr Unzueta said: ‘It’s a lot like how the ancient Egyptians buried the kings and queens.’

Authorities seized more than 20 tons of marijuana, and Mr Unzueta said the tunnel – and another found in early November – are the work of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, headed by the country’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

 Upon further exploration, authorities were impressed when they discovered a  sophisticated Fastrak toll system in place.