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Fox News O’Reilly Factor ~ Jon Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly

On February 4th, Bill O’Reilly boasted on his show “The O’Reilly Factor” that his edit of their 42-minute interview for broadcast was "a fair cut" and invited viewers to have a look at the unedited version online to judge for themselves:

"Some of these idiots in the press who hate us, ‘O’Reilly cut the interview to make Stewart look’—OK, all of that is bull. It’s a fair cut. And then when you watch the cut and watch the whole interview you’ll see it."

Fox News: full, unedited conversation between Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart online.

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Posted by on February 6, 2010 in Humor, Opinion, Political


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Poll: Obama’s First Year ~ NPR

January 26, 2010

One week before President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address, an NPR poll took a snapshot of voter attitudes about his administration, Congress, and the challenges facing the United States. The national telephone survey of 800 likely voters was completed Jan. 20-21 and 23, 2010.

NPR- Wednesday night’s State of the Union speech is an opportunity for President Obama to reconnect to voters who are frustrated about the state of the economy and the progress he’s been making toward fulfilling his campaign promises.

The poll holds plenty of danger signs for the Democrats. In one indicator studied closely by both parties ahead of midterm elections, likely voters chose an unnamed Republican candidate by 5 percentage points over the Democrat on a hypothetical congressional ballot.

Health care is the most immediate political problem for the president. His new bill was just about to cross the finish line when Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts deprived the Democrats of their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

In the NPR poll, likely voters oppose the president’s plan by 55 percent to 39 percent, with the problem concentrated among independent voters.

The poll results were released today and some are just fascinating to ponder. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Job Approval

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?



And, do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job?


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Posted by on January 26, 2010 in Opinion, Political, Public Service


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America The Ungovernable – Newsweek

Fear mongering, loathsome behavior, misanthropic agenda’s, dystopian prophecies, lemmings – sorry, running out of negative words, but you get the idea. ‘Ungovernable’ is a serious understatement…

“The president should take his own advice and be honest with the American people about the challenges the country is facing. Anything less will just continue the cycle of political impotency that has come to define the United States in the 21st century: a country that lacks the seriousness and resolve to govern itself.”

Amen to that.

America The Ungovernable – Newsweek

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Posted by on January 26, 2010 in Opinion, Political


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As Oil/Fuel Prices Drop, America’s Future Drops With It…

I was just reading the morning news and I stumbled across this OP/ED piece by Thomas L. Friedman discussing the oil/gasoline/automotive problems looming over our esteemed President Elect Obama (Can you believe that the Yahoo! spell checker still flags OBAMA as a miss-spelling! WTF??), and indeed our country as well. I have discussed, in a peripheral sense, the prices of oil and gasoline VS SUV/Truck sales figures in the US. This article cements further my contention that gasoline prices are going to have to exponentially INCREASE to stop people from excessively wasteful behavior.

It is one thing for the government to require the auto makers to produce fuel efficient cars for consumers, but without the second part of the equation in place – specifically, creating disincentives from the consumers point of view towards SUV’s and other wasteful vehicles – it will be all for naught.

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Posted by on December 28, 2008 in Opinion, Political


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What Inspires Me: Another 19th Century View On Homeopathy

“Some of you will probably be more or less troubled by that parody of medieval theology which finds its dogma in the doctrine of homeopathy, its miracle of transubstantiation in the mystery of its dilutions, its church in the people who have mistaken their century, and its priests in those who have mistaken their calling.”

[Oliver Wendell Holmes, Medical Essays. The Young Practitioner, [A Valedictory Address delivered to the Graduating Class of the Bellevue Hospital College, March 2, 1871.] ”


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Designer Fabian Seibert Thinks Your Bandages Are Too Dull

Does the idea of Swarovski Crystal encrusted cell phones or Swarovski Crystal iPhones cause you to yawn aloof with the world-weariness of the Olson twins staring blandly at a plate of California Golden Osetra Caviar?

Well fret not, because now you can turn heads with these garish bejeweled bandages … oh, and if you aren’t really injured they can be worn as an accessory anyway!

Designer Fabian Seibert has kept your needs in mind and unveiled these bandages ornately decorated with Swarovski stones.

Also bearing in mind the fact that women want everything in a variety of colors, the designer has offered them in wide-ranging hues.

The bandages come in five crystal colors (blood red, rose, light rose, ice white, turquoise) on white or skin-colored bandages and sell for $12.70 for a three pack and $34.50 for a pack of 10.


Swarovski Bandage

Swarovski Bandage

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Posted by on August 22, 2008 in Opinion, Special Interest, Uncategorized



Kmart Says “True Love Waits” Pants Have Nothing To Do With Abstinence, Add States Something Different

Via Consumerist, I find out that Kmart is claiming their True Love Waits sweatpants have absolutely nothing to do with abstinence.

A spokeswoman for Sears Holdings Corp., which owns Kmart, told The Buzz the pants have absolutely nothing to do with taking any kind of position, either way, on abstinence. “It was not associated with any group or any cause,” said Amy Dimond. “It was just a graphic put on the pants.”

Piper & Blue, Kmart’s private label brand, designed the sweatpants as part of its summer collection that hit stores in late April.

Although the pants were not designed to make a statement, Dimond admitted that “there may be some (customers) who made the (abstinence association), but it was not the intention.”

Alright. I must be missing something here! The description of the pants on Kmart’s website (right after “drawstring waist) states “Bold abstinence screen print,” It could just be my eyes, I am over 41 after-all, but oh wait, no. There it is: 

abstinence add

abstinence add

Dimond added that the sweatpants are going on markdown and a lot of the inventory has already sold through.
abstinence pants

abstinence pants

Now I must admit there is nothing wrong with the message so to speak. For me it’s just laughable to have the message plastered across the butt on the rear view, and next to the..Ahem…on the front.

Doesn’t that kind of focus the attention precisely…er…never mind.

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Posted by on August 22, 2008 in Opinion, Special Interest