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16 Oct 2011 14:01


Politics: The good, the bad and the ugly: Clint Eastwood nearly vice-president?

  • So wait, they picked Dan Quayle over this guy? Back in 1988, there was a period where George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign was looking a little rough, so they considered a variety of skippers to help steer his ship in the right direction. Among the picks, according to former Secretary of State James Baker? Clint Eastwood, who was a budding Republican politician at the time — the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. “When we were way behind. Honestly, [Eastwood] was suggested in not an altogether unserious – Well, he was a mayor. He was a Republican mayor,” Baker noted. The idea got shot down pretty quick … paving the way for the guy now known for going after Murphy Brown for being a career woman. On the plus side, we got “Unforgiven” out of the deal, so it wasn’t all bad. source

19 Sep 2011 20:50


U.S.: Appeals court: Give this Jose Padilla guy a harsher sentence, already!

The al-Qaeda supporter, center, received a 17-year sentence in 2008 from a Miami judge. Now a Georgia appeals court says that’s too lenient, and ordered Padilla to get re-sentenced more harshly. That doesn’t happen often. source

07 Oct 2010 18:51


Music: Well, duh: Anti-Weezer campaign creator getting death threats

  • I’ve actually received death threats over this, believe it or not. Some people have told me they wish I would get AIDS. This whole campaign, I fully admit that it’s silly.
  • Weezer hater James Burns • Regarding the unpopularity of his campaign to have Weezer break up. Beyond the fact that he’s only managed to raise a pretty impressive $1,200 of his $10 million goal. Which is kinda lame, right? As for the band itself, drummer Pat Wilson is taking it all in stride: “If they can make it 20, we’ll do the ‘deluxe breakup’!” Burns might even become a fan after a comment like that. OK, not really. source

02 Sep 2010 22:39


Culture: Stunt-casting or brilliance? Harvey Keitel could be new “Office” boss

  • I haven’t started any talks with his people, but Harvey would do a great job — a very different energy. And we don’t want to bring in another Michael, having someone play a very similar character because we have such a high regard for Steve.
  • Paul “Toby” Lieberstein • Suggesting an utterly bizarre replacement for Steve Carell on “The Office,” but one that might prove an interesting choice and could ensure the series remains really interesting in the future. Keitel, best-known as “Mr. White” from “Reservior Dogs,” hasn’t been approached yet about Lieberstein’s wild casting idea. Minor detail. He’ll take the part. source

01 Aug 2010 21:13


Culture: Bad day: Barack Obama hopelessly finds himself at WNBA game

“I’m doing this for Sasha. I’m doing this for Sasha. I’m doing this for Sasha. Keep reminding yourself, Barry. I’m doing this for Sasha. I’m doing this for Sasha.” source

25 Jul 2010 11:08


U.S.: Rawsome: Unprocessed dairy worthy of police raids, apparently

This Venice, Calif. raw food joint was raided by police officers because they say raw dairy can spread disease. Advocates say it’s safer than processed milk. source

15 Jul 2010 21:54


Politics: BP “hoaxers”: Holocaust deniers, 9/11 “truthers” have company

  • For the love of God, you idiots! We landed on the moon, Obama’s birth certificate is real, the World Trade Center actually got hit by a couple of planes, the Holocaust actually happened, JFK got shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, and there is a ton of BP’s black stuff in the Gulf of Mexico right now. Can we discredit these idiots immediately, please? source

13 Jul 2010 18:31


Politics: Speaking of the NAACP, they have Alvin Greene on tap. Yes, that one.

  • It’s his first public appearance in a bizarrely successful campaign. South Carolina’s Democratic nominee for the Senate will address the Manning chapter of the NAACP on Sunday. And he even has some support from the people who initially didn’t know who he was. “The word in the barbershop, the word on the street, the word in the church parking lots is that everyone is pulling for him,” said Manning NAACP President Robert Fleming. Great he has some support, but if he beats Jim DeMint, color us shocked. source

12 Jul 2010 21:10


Politics: Rand Paul somehow argues that the poor have it good

  • First, it started with the Cold War. Then it went to this argument that the U.S. has the engine of capitalism. Then he noted that the Soviets were thrown off because Americans had color TVs. Then he made this whopper of an argument: “The poor in our country are enormously better off than the rest of the world. Doesn’t mean we can’t do better, but we have to acknowledge and be proud of our system of capitalism, be proud of our American way.” Uhhhhh … source

01 Jul 2010 20:35


Music: The odd couple: Aretha Franklin and Condoleeza Rice, in concert

  • condoleeza On top of her diplomatic skills, she’s an accomplished pianist who once played for the Queen of England.
  • aretha The Queen of Soul, on the other hand, once wore an embarrassing hat to Obama’s inauguration – a diplomatic faux pas. source