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Archive for February, 2011

Governor Walker Is Sure We Have A Failure To Communicate

February 28, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday afternoon responded to comments President Barack Obama made earlier in the day about the protests in Madison:

Walker’s office issued this statement:

“I’m sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I’m sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.

“Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.

“I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”

I’m sure Governor Walkers believes, what we have here…. is a failure to communicate.

 

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Eye View Hollywood, Young Hosts On Oscar Production, Not So Marvelous

February 28, 2011

The reviews are coming in — and several critics weren’t very impressed with the performance of Oscar co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Many seemed to agree that Hathaway gave it her all, but Franco didn’t fare as well as his co-host.

“In what could go down as one of the worst Oscar telecasts in history, a bad and risky idea — letting two actors host — proved out in spectacularly unwatchable fashion on the biggest of all nights for the film world,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman wrote.

 “Despite an overall rewarding of brilliant performances and no truly shocking didn’t-see-that-coming upsets, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will likely be remembered as the night James Franco couldn’t act like a host.”

“To be fair, Hathaway did seem capable of firing off the occasional one-liner, but Franco came off as a tad bewildered, as though he were working on a term paper during the commercial breaks”.

Oscar production going for younger demographics, not looking so marvelous.

 

Obama Tries Weak Attempt To Fix Things With Business

February 28, 2011

The head of one of the US’s biggest industrial groups has launched a scathing attack on Barack Obama’s attempts to repair relations with companies, dubbing him “anti-business”.

Manufacturers could shift production out of the US to Canada or Mexico as a result, warned George Buckley, chief executive and chairman of 3M.

“I judge people by their feet, not their mouth,” he told the Financial Times. “We know what his instincts are – they are Robin Hood-esque. He is anti-business.”

He added: “Politicians forget that business has choice. We’re not indentured servants and we will do business where it’s good and friendly. If it’s hostile, incrementally, things will slip away. We’ve got a real choice between manufacturing in Canada and Mexico – which tend to be pro-business – or America.

The Obama administration has struck a more conciliatory tone towards business  since the Democratic defeat in November’s midterm elections.
 
 

 

Eye View Style, Lady Gaga Says Her New Perfume Smells Like A Hooker

February 27, 2011

After reports surfaced last month that Lady Gaga wanted her fragrance to smell like blood and semen, Gaga set the record straight on Australia’s “Kyle and Jackie O” radio show.

She explained, “No, no, no. Actually the perfume smells like an expensive hooker.” Oh. Ok, then. Our bad on the misinformation.

She added, “I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures, so that’s where [the rumors] came from and that is in the perfume but it doesn’t smell like that.” And the blood part was taken out of Gaga’s own blood sample.

Certainly a must-have for Spring beauty!

Same Sex Couples Fight For Same Marriage Rights As Hetero Couples Divorce Attorneys Say It Will Need More Dough

February 27, 2011

 Same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same full marriage rights as heterosexuals under a bill that cleared the Senate Thursday. If the House of Delegates approves it and the governor signs it, Maryland would be the sixth U.S. state to approve gay marriage.

Opponents, including Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D-Calvert, promised that if it does become law that a referendum question would be on the 2012 ballot so voters have the final decision.

Divorce attorneys and clever wedding cake makers say it will need more dough.

UN Supports Gaddafi Spinoff

February 26, 2011

Abdurrahman Shalgam, an ally of Gaddafi since the pair were teenage radicals in the late 1950s, compared the leader’s actions to those of Pol Pot and Hitler and backed the protesters in Tripoli.

In an emotional speech to the UN Security Council in New York, Mr Shalgam, who had previously remained loyal, said: “Muammar Gaddafi is telling the Libyans ‘either I rule you or I kill you’.” He told the 15 members of the council, who are considering an Anglo-French plan for sanctions against the Gaddafi regime: “We need a courageous resolution from you”.

UN supports Gaddafi nutjob spinoff..

 

 

 

Illinois Man Shocked His Kidnapped Internet Girlfriend Not Real, Parts Unknown

February 26, 2011

Police in Illinois said a man “was in disbelief” when officers told him the online girlfriend to whom he had given $200,000 was not a real person.Naperville police said the 48-year-old man called investigators Wednesday to say he believed the woman, with whom he had been involved in a 2 1/2-year online relationship, had been kidnapped in London, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday.

The man told police he had wired $200,000 to the woman during the relationship to different bank accounts in Nigeria, Malaysia, England and the United States.

The Illinois man claimed not only had he just fallen off the turnip truck, but his  Nigerian internet  girlfriend of 2 1/2 years is real and missing   in parts unknown.

 

Quaddafi $400 Pledge Takes Page From US Stimulus Play Book

February 26, 2011

As antigovernment forces and demonstrators draw nearer to Libya’s capital, Tripoli, Col. Muammar Qaddafi appears to be further losing his grip on power.

In an attempt to appease the masses – possibly inspired by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, who promised his subject $36 billion in benefits to stave off any potential revolutionaries – Libya’s besieged leader on Friday pledged a 150 percent increase in some government workers’ wages and promised to give every family $400.

Libyan state television announced the wage increase and said each family would receive $400 to help them cope with the rising food prices. The broadcast aired shortly before Libyans went to mosques for Friday prayers. After prayers, antigovernment protesters are expected to continue demonstrating, reports MSNBC.

Obama 2011 budget and stimulus bill includes   extension of the popular Making Work Pay, middle-class tax credit of $400 per individual and $800 per couple through 2011. Quaddafi takes page from US play book….

 

 

Heather Mills Doles Out Tofu For Underprivileged Kids, What A Turkey

February 25, 2011

Former model and former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills doled out $1 million worth of vegan food to underprivileged children in the Bronx. Though it happened a few months ago, Mills made an appearance on the Today Show… today, talking about it briefly.

The former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant dismissed the notion that her efforts were an attempt to rebuild her image after the nasty divorce with the former Beatle. “I’ve been involved in helping men, women and children for 20 years,” she said. While Mills is getting battered in the press, she received a warm welcome at the Hunts Point Riverside Park. Most children gathered around barbecue pits filled with soy burgers and soy dogs didn’t even know who she was.

Most kids weren’t sure who she was, but sure she was a turkey.

 

 

Charlie Wild Thing Sheen Great Filling And Less Taste

February 25, 2011

Putting “Two and a Half Men” on hiatus so that he could deal with his addiction issues didn’t stop Charlie Sheen from making impolitic public statements about his boss, Chuck Lorre. And neither has shelving the show for the season. Can anything get Charlie Sheen to behave himself?

The latest flap seemed as though it should be the end of the Sheen saga. Yesterday, Sheen called in to “The Alex Jones Radio Show” to express his disdain for “Two and a Half Men” Executive Producer Lorre (specifically regarding a pair of very pointed messages Lorre communicated last week via his famous vanity cards). By evening, CBS had made a statement: The show — which was to have gone back into production next week — would instead be suspended for the rest of the season (or possibly longer). End of story, right?

 Wrong. Sheen immediately shot back at Lorre via an open letter published on TMZ. The statement manages to be even more insulting than the “Alex Jones” interview had been — when it’s not being incomprehensible, that is: “Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.” I…can’t imagine.

Charlie Sheen bringing his Wild thing fists of fire with always great filling and less taste..