Saturday, May 15, 2010
just dropped by the nbc website. i see the miss usa shitefest is coming up (how proud nbc must be of that!!!). they immediately direct you to the swimsuit pictures too (getting right down to bid-niz i see)
and let's not forget nbc is the home of jay 'i'm a giant big fat weeniehead' leno too!
Dropping of ‘Law & Order’ Creates Hole in Economy
By PATRICK McGEEHAN and PATRICK HEALY
But the wheels of TV justice will soon grind to a halt, after NBC announced on Friday that it was canceling the original “Law & Order,” leaving a big hole in the city’s economy.
Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, said that every year the show provided jobs to about 4,000 people, including one-day acting roles. Its spending totaled about $79 million annually, she said, including things like coffee and bagels, boom microphones and duct tape. During its 20-year run, that impact amounted to as much as $1 billion or more, she said.
Ms. Oliver praised Dick Wolf, the show’s producer, for choosing to film a series in the city when most other shows about New York were being shot in Canada or some other faraway place.
“He’s really proved that New York City is an affordable place to shoot,” she said.......................
A city School Committee member says she's 'appalled' at how GOP guests treated a classroom.
By Kelley Bouchard firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTLAND - One School Committee member, saying she's "appalled" by the behavior of some of the Republicans who used a room at King Middle School last weekend, wants to protect the city's public schools from future harm.
Sarah Thompson said she plans to raise the issue when the committee meets on May 19. She has asked Superintendent Jim Morse to contact City Manager Joe Gray so the committee will have a clear understanding of policies and legalities related to the rental and public use of school buildings....................
When Clifford returned to school on Monday, he found that a favorite poster about the U.S. labor movement had been taken and replaced with a bumper sticker that read, "Working People Vote Republican."
Later, Clifford learned that his classroom had been searched. Republicans who had attended the convention called Principal Mike McCarthy to complain about "anti-American" things they saw there, including a closed box containing copies of the U.S. Constitution that were published by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Maine Republican Party leaders have issued a written apology to King students and teachers................................
so does buchanan want to staff the supreme court with a giant bunch of asswipes like him?
Buchanan: With Kagan, too many Jews on Supreme Court bench
By Daniel Tencer
But conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has found a different way to criticize the president's choice of Supreme Court judge: Kagan's Jewishness.
"If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the US population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats," Buchanan wrote in a column for WorldNetDaily on Friday. "Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?"
In his column, Buchanan argued the Democrats have been hypocritical in claiming to be the party of ethnic and racial diversity because their Supreme Court picks don't reflect the US's ethnic and religious breakdown................
Friday, May 14, 2010
this clearly is NOT assisted suicide. this clearly IS someone who most likely (in my mind that is) has a suicide fetish (and we all know what a fetish is, don't we?)
this is quite disturbing. i'll warn you
Online Talk, Suicides and a Thorny Court Case
By MONICA DAVEY
The seemingly empathetic nurse struck up conversations over the Internet with people who were pondering suicide. She told them what methods worked best. She told some that it was all right to let go, that they would be better in heaven, and entered into suicide pacts with others.
But the police say the nurse, who sometimes called herself Cami and described herself as a young woman, was actually William F. Melchert-Dinkel, a 47-year-old husband and father from Faribault, Minn., who now stands charged with two counts of aiding suicide.
Mr. Melchert-Dinkel, whose lawyer declined an interview request on his behalf, told investigators that his interest in “death and suicide could be considered an obsession,” court documents say, and that he sought the “thrill of the chase.” While the charges stem from two deaths — one in Britain in 2005 and one in Canada in 2008 — Mr. Melchert-Dinkel, who was indeed a licensed practical nurse, told investigators that he had most likely encouraged dozens of people to kill themselves, court documents said. He said he could not be sure how many had succeeded.........
Robb Long/Associated Press
Thursday, May 13, 2010
killin dem dar leeberals wit our big ol guns
California GOP Candidate Wants To ‘Issue Hunting Permits’ For Conservatives To ‘Thin’ The Liberal ‘Herd’By Amanda Terkel
In California’s 11th congressional district, there are four people running for the Republican nomination in the June primary election. One of the front-runners is Brad Goehring, who posted a message on his Facebook wall this week, declaring “hunting season” on liberals:
If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to “thin” the herd........
what the fuck????????????????/
ONCE AGAIN, BLAME THE WOMAN FOR WEARING TOO TIGHT CLOTHING. SHE ASKED FOR IT. SHE WANTED IT AND SHE HELPED ME WITH IT...........
Jettison the tight jeans legal furphy
- Jill Singer
- From: Herald Sun
Nicholas Gonzales, 23, was recently acquitted of rape after a jury raised questions about how his alleged victim's jeans came to be removed.
The woman testified that she had met Gonzales in a Sydney bar and accompanied him to his flat to listen to some music - but said he overpowered and raped her there.
Gonzales argued the sex was consensual and that the woman, who weighs a mere 42kg, was wearing tight jeans that would be difficult to remove without her collaboration.
After Gonzales was found not guilty he applied for his costs to be paid by the state. In dismissing his application, the judge this week said she found the medical evidence of sexual assault "compelling" and pointed out that Dr Rosemary Isaacs had examined the complainant and found evidence of physical trauma................
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
John McCain and The Worst Campaign Ad Ever
Facing a strong challenge from the political right by way of former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is doing his best to appear as conservative as possible.
Apparently, his best is perhaps the worst, most ineffectual, pandering campaign ad ever — that just happens to carry a message he personally mocked in a national magazine interview only three years ago................
these are the people whose father or mother dropped on their heads whilst they were babies. that would be the ONLY reason to explain this
Fifth of those polled say disaster increases their belief in drilling
Ten percent of Americans believe environmentalists intentionally sabotaged the oil rig Deepwater Horizon off the Gulf Coast according to a poll released Tuesday, apparently as part of a ploy to reduce Americans' support for offshore drilling.
The surprising finding was contained in a poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh floated the idea on his nationally syndicated talk show.
Polling director Tom Jensen downplayed the finding in a blog post, arguing that the figure was insignificant. He noted, however, that if "undecideds" were included, the number of Americans who are unsure about or believe the environmental sabotage theory rises to more than thirty percent.//////////
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
but of late, there is a LOT of torture porn out there. that, i don't like (you know the saws and the hostels). that i DO NOT like.
i never heard of this movie. it sounds wonderful AND horrid all at the same time. it sounds like i want to see it BUT after seeing the trailer on youtube (i'm not going to embed it. i don't want anyone mad at me over THAT), i don't think i will see it
The most disturbing movie ever made?
By Breeanna Hare, Special to CNN
CNN) -- If the title alone isn't enough to make you squirm, a brief rundown of the premise for the indie horror movie, "The Human Centipede," certainly will. Any film involving three humans sharing a single digestive tract obviously isn't aiming to be easy on the eyes.
Yet director/writer Tom Six's portrayal of a crazed surgeon who takes his skills at separating conjoined twins and uses them to create his own living human insect has left some critics appalled that it was even created; venerated critic Roger Ebert didn't think his star rating system was even applicable.
"No horror film I've seen inflicts more terrible things on its victims than 'The Human Centipede,'" Ebert wrote in his review. "The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and it occupies a world where the stars don't shine."
These kind of reviews -- filled with cautious synopses that often start with "warning, if you have a weak stomach, stop reading" -- is also exactly the kind of thing that piques the curiosity of fans of horror or "torture porn," although "Centipede" is thought to be such a psychologically challenging picture that it's almost outside of that category, said Rachel Belofsky, director of movie festival Screamfest L.A................
Sarah Palin: “U.S Law Should be Based on the Bible!”
Author ’God Hates You. Hate Him Back’ (Making Sense of the Bible)
but i sure did know he was one talented artist.
BY The Beat
..........one of the last known public photos of Frazetta, shown in February at a family barbeque in Florida with his daughters and granddaughter...
Frank Frazetta was born February 9, 1928. His early artistic career consisted of years of exquisitely drawn comics work, including contributions to the EC line of comics, assisting Al Capp on L’il Abner and later drawing several years of the strip, and working with Harvey Kurtzman on Little Annie Fanny.
In the ’60s, Frazetta turned to cover paintings for the thriving pulp paperback industry and created one of the most recognizable illustration styles of all time. His covers for Conan, Tarzan and other rough-hewn heroes created a visceral, violent, erotic yet somehow still nuanced visual style that has been endlessly imitated but never surpassed — Frazetta’s imagery of brawny, relentless swordsmen, seductive, fleshy sirens and hellfire breathing monsters had a gut level impact because it came from the gut — his many followers were just tracing without the passion of the originals.............
when is ALL of american going to say FUCK YOU to faux 'news'? it's TIME
‘Fair and balanced’ network: ‘Liberal media helping terrorists?’
By David Edwards
Curious "fair and balanced" minds at Fox News want to know if the "liberal media" is aiding and abetting terrorists. "LIBERAL MEDIA HELPING TERRORISTS?" a large graphic on the screen asked during Fox & Friends Monday.
"Do media outlets like The New York Times aid and abet terrorists by leaking national security secrets," Fox News host Brian Kilmeade wondered.
"Some say, 'Oh, they do that.' Including helping the Times Square bomber plan his attack without being detected," suggested Kilmeade..........
Monday, May 10, 2010
and if you checked out my blog a few days ago YOU got to see it too. OBVIOUSLY it wasn't real and OBVIOUSLY a bunch of 'illegal aliens' ARE NOT GOING TO MACHETE WHITE FOLK into itty bitty pieces.
‘Machete’ trailer recut to blast Arizona immigration law sparks wild ‘race war’ fears
By Ron Brynaert
The tagline for the classic 1972 Wes Craven thriller The Last House on the Left advised the weak of heart: "To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie.'"
But what happens if the movie is based on a fake trailer, and a second politicized fake trailer is "leaked" to help promote it?
Weeks after putting out an alert about illegal immigrants allegedly plotting armed rebellion with shovels and axes, the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is now concerned about a new film which depicts "an army of machete and AK-47 wielding illegal aliens in a violent uprising."
Last Thursday, Soraya Roberts reported for the NY Daily News, "Don't mess with Robert Rodriguez."
The Mexican filmmaker recut an illegal trailer for his new Mexploitation flick, "Machete," for Cinco de Mayo - as a message to Arizona.............
Over the past few weeks, right-wing proponents of Arizona’s draconian immigration law inexplicably claimed that the majority of Latinos in Arizona support the new anti-immigrant law. Some examples:
Marco Rubio: Polling has shown that Americans of Hispanic descent in Arizona support this bill just as strongly as the general population does.
J.D. Hayworth: Interestingly, a majority of Hispanics agree that this law should be enforced here in Arizona.
Bill O’Reilly: I’m not buying the fact that Hispanic-Americans en masse are against the law..................
And yet another story of an abusive priest shuffled within the church
by Chris in Paris
What the hell is the matter with the Catholic church? They're a bunch of sick people running the show if this is how they think rapists should be handled. Same story, different location.A rutted red dirt track leads to the "bar," a couple of homemade wood benches in the shade of an old tree dripping with wild mangoes. Within easy reach, there's a yellow plastic jerry can of the fiery palm wine the American priest loved.
A 40-year-old schoolteacher now charges that the Rev. James Tully gave the palm wine to teenage boys to make them more susceptible to his advances.....................
lena you inspired and entertained. you were courageous. you were one of the women that went before. you paved the way. i thank you
Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92
Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan.
Her death was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley.
Ms. Horne might have become a major movie star, but she was born 50 years too early, and languished at MGM in the 1940s because of the color of her skin, although she was so light-skinned that, when she was a child, other black children had taunted her, accusing her of having a “white daddy.”
Ms. Horne was stuffed into one “all-star” musical after another — “Thousands Cheer” (1943), “Broadway Rhythm” (1944), “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944), “Ziegfeld Follies” (1946), “Words and Music” (1948) — to sing a song or two that could easily be snipped from the movie when it played in the South, where the idea of an African-American performer in anything but a subservient role in a movie with an otherwise all-white cast was unthinkable............
Sunday, May 09, 2010
1. The Jester Has Lost His Jingle
"Here I lie, I have a tumor...
And you ask me where's my sense of humor?"
This book was written by a 22-year-old diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, who died just before it was published. Published posthumously, it became a best-seller in 1995, and received a touching afterward by Maurice Sendak. ("I remember the face — the enthusiasm....") .........
Maher on Limbaugh’s oil remarks: ‘You know what, you dipsh*t? Mercury’s natural too’
By Stephen C. Webster
HBO's liberal talk show Bill Maher has never been one to mince words. Last Friday night was no exception.
In the midst of a panel discussion on the massive BP oil spill that's contaminated the Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks, Maher took aim at Republican radio personality Rush Limbaugh, who only days prior whipped up a firestorm of rhetorical controversy by claiming that such pollution is "natural" and will simply go away.
"That's right, a petrochemical stew is very natural to wetlands," Maher scowled. "You know what, you dipshit? Mercury's natural too, but you don't put it in your Cheerios."
Another of Limbaugh's recent and patently untrue statements on the BP oil spill -- that "environmentalist wackos" were to blame for the Deepwater Horizon rig's destruction -- was also met with similar disdain by Maher, who scoffed: "Every asshole who ever chanted 'Drill baby drill' should have to report to the Gulf coast today for cleanup duty."
During his Friday broadcast, the liberal host also took aim at Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry, who suggested in a recent speech to the global warming denying Chamber of Commerce that the disaster was "just an act of God that happened."...........