Friday, April 29, 2005

He's dead, he's not dead, but he may die soon...

An Islamic website had posted that bin Laden was dead, now says he is not dead but probably will die in the future. Something to look forward to.

Party of Obstruction, of course they rejected it!

So Sen. Bill Frist offered the Obstructionist Party a compromise on ending the filibustering of President Bush's judicial nominees. From what I read, and I am by no means a political genius, it was a fair compromise that would put restrictions on both sides and not give anyone an advantage. And most importantly it would have given all of the nominees what the Constitution calls for, and up-or-down vote on the floor of the Senate. That is exactly what the Obstructionists don't want happening because they know they would be confirmed with 51 votes.

So I'll give you 3 guesses what the obstructionists said, and the first two guess don't count. Give up? They said NO. Senate minority leader Harry Reid said the offer was like a "big fat wet kiss to the far right." Alright, well I don't know what the hell that is suppose to mean but Harry Reid & wet kisses can't be good.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Prediction: The new American Idol will be....



OH BABY!

Check out the link below to see how we can make sure that this show finally addresses the rules for voting and changes them so that you get one vote per phone and you vote for who you want REMOVED from the show!

Vote For The Worst

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

That's so funny I'm gonna sic the Secret Service on you!

Air America continues to prove just how out of touch they are with, well, everything! Look here. Oh but don't worry, Randi Rhodes of Air America has apologized, kinda, so everything is ok now. I feel better now.

'IT WAS A LAME ATTEMPT AT HUMOR, I APOLOGIZE... IT WAS BAD'...

Well hell, I'd answer no too !

The good people over at Powerline expose the innards of the WashPost/ABC News poll that shows that by a 2 to 1 margin the American people disapprove of the evil Republicans attempt to actually follow the Constitution by "changing Senate rules to make it easier for the Republicans to confirm Bush's judicial nominees?" Nice wording of that question guys...

Monday, April 25, 2005

The left says the silliest things, really they do...

Read for yourself by clicking here and here. Be sure to check out the comments left for the brilliant and former rising star Maggie Gyllenhaal.

UPDATE:

Another doozy! Imagine yourself back in school and over the loudspeaker the eighth grade guidance counselor is reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance, she is substituting for the principal who is out that day. The entire school joins in as they do every morning to begin the school day. You get to "and to the republic for which it stands..." and you continue on with "one nation, under God..." but over the loudspeaker the guidance counselor instead says "one nation, under your belief system..." Huh? What did she say? You look at each other in complete shock.

I kid you not, click here. Priceless!

Friday, April 22, 2005

The MSM will be all over this, oh wait, he's a Democrat!

Several days ago Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois made this lame and stupid attempt at humor by telling this joke at the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois. Now call me cynical but if this were a Republican saying this I think we would be soon seeing his resignation from the Senate but he's a Democrat so the MSM will just ignore it...

Everyone with a speaking role, naturally, sang the praises of Lincoln. But there were a few attempts at levity that fell flat, beginning with Durbin's recollection of a story related to him by the late federal Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, who donated an extensive Lincoln book collection to the library.

"Judge Marovitz used to say that his mother believed President Lincoln was Jewish. After all, his first name was Abraham, and then to confirm it, she learned that John Wilkes Booth shot him in the temple," Durbin said, provoking tepid laughter.

Me and my TiVo

Another reason why if you don't own a TiVo you should! The greatest invention EVER!
Read here

Monday, April 18, 2005

WPLJ Super Bank

So I've been trying to win money from WPLJ, an NY radio station that has a contest where you try and guess an amount deposited in your "account" that is assigned to each residential phone in the Metro area. Problem is I am at work during the day and cannot receive the station to here the password to access the contest to make your guess.

At first I thought it was the same amount for everyone, apparently not. So now I know that my amount is over $11,884.10. Need the next password to make another guess...Anyone in the NY area know the current password??? At 7:20 this morning it was "tent"....

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Roger Friedman of Fox411 a Shill For Wacko Jacko

Roger Friedman of Fox 411 has shown himself to be a complete shill for Michael Jackson and his latest article about the trial just reaffirms my feeling about this...

Friday, April 15, 2005

So thats all it takes...

The UN Oil-For-Food scandal has been a story undeservedly relegated to the back pages of the likes of the NY Times and Washington Post. But all it took was an indictment of a Texas Oil exec and presto! Front Page News! Well whada'ya know about that!

Washington Post
NY Times

Thursday, April 14, 2005

So Tom DeLay is not the only one...

What a shock! Of course the MSM only focuses on DeLay because he is the House leader. Do you think any of these others will be scrutinized? Don't hold your breath. More likely is the issue will quietly disappear since the MSM no longer has a crusade unless they find actual wrong doing, and the other congressmen will not want to comment for fear they will become a target. Click here

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Oil prices falling FINALLY!

It's about damn time...

A simple photo of President Bush, right?

Well, click the link above to see what the SF Chronicle includes as its caption. And you don't think there's a liberal bias in the media?

Gotta love the left...

The pro-assassination left is at it again with some lovely new products for your enjoyment...Check out Michele Malkin's take above...

Miss USA pageant winner...

Hmmm...Miss North Carolina, now someone please explain to me why the ratings are suffering???

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Elton and Sanctuary, new album 2006?

Looks like we might get a new album next year, which is a nice change from the 3-4 year waits we have have had over the last decade or so. Also, Peachtree Road is being re-released in the UK with additional Billy Elliot tracks added. Nice! And finally Universal sees the light and gives us "Turn Out The Lights When You Leave" in the US, where it should have been released in the first place.


John Finds Sanctuary For Management

By Emmanuel Legrand and Paul Sexton

LONDONThe man who used to sing "Take Me to the Pilot" has put Sanctuary in the pilot's seat.

Elton John and his business partners Frank Presland and Keith Bradley have sold London-based management company Twenty-First Artists to Sanctuary Group for £16 million ($30.1 million).

"At the core of this deal, there is a creative partnership between Elton John and myself," says Merck Mercuriadis, New York-based CEO of Sanctuary Group. "This is not about a trophy. Elton is one of the greatest artists of all time who is still at the height of his game creatively. We believe we have the skills and the experience to take his creativity to higher heights."

Mercuriadis says the deal has been in discussion "for quite a long time. We took time to know each other and understand what both parties could offer."

Earlier this year, John parted ways with Twenty-First creative director Derek MacKillop. Within Twenty-First, Presland runs the business side of John's career, and Bradley handles the performing side.

"The key to it was the opportunity for better creative management for Elton," Presland says. "Derek MacKillop had done very well over a number of years, but these are always difficult circumstances, and a change was always very likely. We saw all sorts of different people who might take on that role, but it was crucial that Elton got on so well with Merck and felt he would be the right guide he might need in the modern music world, allied to the fact that with Sanctuary you have the advantage of offices in New York, L.A., London and elsewhere. So instead of it being one lonely furrow for one person in London to try to do, you've got a whole organization. Overall, it's a far better solution."

As part of the deal, John has signed a five-year management agreement with Twenty-First. In addition, Presland and Bradley have each signed five-year employment contracts.

According to analyst Paul Richards of London-based Numis, Twenty-First has "a rather lumpy earnings stream." He says the company had revenue of £4.7 million ($8.8 million) and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, of £1.5 million ($2.8 million) in the fiscal year to March 2004. Adding the figures for the previous year, the company averaged revenue of £6 million ($11.2 million) and EBITDA of £2.75 million ($5.1 million).

In a good year, Richards estimates that Twenty-First could generate £4 million ($7.5 million) in profit, dropping to £1.5 million in a quiet year. "We view the acquisition as providing a significant reputational boost to Sanctuary in addition to providing a financial upside," Richards adds.

Twenty-First formed five years ago to manage John's creative and business affairs. Mercuriadis says it will continue to exist as a wholly owned Sanctuary brand. Its current management will remain, and Presland and Bradley will maintain their roles. "I am bringing the creative component. And we will continue to develop new artists," Mercuriadis adds.

Among the Twenty-First roster is English singer/songwriter James Blunt, who is signed to Atlantic. His debut album, "Back to Bedlam," is due in the United Kingdom at the end of next month and in the United States in September.

In a statement, John said, "I am very pleased to be involved with Sanctuary, as I have been impressed by the approach they take, particularly toward the artist. I feel strongly that this will represent the continuation of a very creative period for me."

Presland says the decision to go to Sanctuary is not linked to disappointing sales of John's 2004 album "Peachtree Road" on Rocket/Mercury. "Peachtree" debuted and peaked at No. 21 in the United Kingdom last November. It has scanned 294,000 units, according to Nielsen Soundscan. "Songs From the West Coast" has sold more than 500,000 units.

The deal "is not an knee-jerk reaction to record sales or anything of that sort. This is a longer-term idea," Presland says, adding that John noticed what Sanctuary did to relaunch the career of former Smiths frontman Morrissey, which "wasn't a home run at all."

Mercuriadis says the new partnership will focus on John's music and creative output. The first step is to relaunch "Peachtree Road."

A repackaged version of the album will include tracks John composed for the stage adaption of "Billy Elliot." It will be released May 21 in the United Kingdon to coincide with the debut of the musical in London.

The next U.K. single, "Electricity," is one of the added tracks from "Billy Elliot." Meanwhile, in the States, the next single is country-tinged "Turn the Lights Out When You Leave" from the original version of "Peachtree." "This will be the first time Elton will have a single on country radio stations," Mercuriadis says.

John's schedule for the year includes shows in Las Vegas, where he will shoot a "Live From Las Vegas" TV special that is slated to air around Thanksgiving. Arena and stadium concerts are also planned.

John wrote a musical, "The Vampire Lestat," with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin that is set to open in San Francisco later this year. John plans to enter the studio early next year to record a new album.

Mercuriadis says John's schedule will keep him busy until 2007, when he will celebrate his 60th birthday.