Hilarious, Oprah and Jimmy Kimmel! Probably wouldn’t pass the Sanctum Santorum test, but then Rick is sick!
And it is the reason not to watch or remember.
…you know who they almost never thank? You. The filmgoer. The person who watched four hours of pre-show and red-carpet coverage. The one who keeps their names straight, who pays attention to what they wear (whether to the Oscars or to the Whole Foods).
The people who still go to movies once in a while. The movie industry adored themselves as moviegoers [last night], but they never get around to remembering us. The gall.
Hank Stuever, reviewing the Oscar telecast. (via washingtonpoststyle)
Bravo! You go girls! Super women!
Seabees team makes history in Afghanistan: In the rocky mountains of Helmand province the group from Port Hueneme becomes the first all-female team in Seabees history to take on and complete a construction project.
It was an unusual job even for the Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s construction forces trained to hold a hammer in one hand and a Beretta M9 in the other.
First, the team selected to build barracks high in the mountains of Afghanistan consisted of eight women, who are all stationed at Naval Base Ventura County. And second, the women completed the job far ahead of schedule.
Photo: This team of eight women completed construction of four barracks buildings in the mountains of Afghanistan in November. Credit: Department of the Navy
— Dennis J. Kucinich said when House Republicans insist that drug tests are necessary. What an insult to the unemployed, implying that many were lazy drug abusers.While US corporations sit on trillions of dollars, lay off workers and refuse to hire.
— James E. Clyburn said when House Republicans want states to require drug testing as a condition of getting unemployment benefits.
— the American Task Force on Palestine, Hussein Ibish I guess he can’t read history as the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (aka Israel) are the children of Israel. While I’m not a supporter of Newt, he’s right. Palestinians are an “invented” people!
Allowing women in Saudi Arabia to drive could encourage premarital sex, says a report given to a high-level advisory group in the kingdom.
WE’RE NUMBER O… um… number… hmm. Let me get back to you on that one…
We need big infrastructure projects supported by some semblance of a working government so we can innovate on a large scale.
In fairness, our Acela doesn’t look like that dinosaur on the bottom right. It actually looks really sleek. But it breaks down a lot, is the thing.
Sitting in my salle de séjour (living room) in France LMFAO. Wake up America you’re living in the 21st Century not the 1950s.
Maxine Waters, Democrat, 35th District of California, is a senior member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serving as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises. She also serves on the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Washington, DC Office: 2344 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-0535 Phone: (202) 225-2201
Our Congress today is a forum for legalized bribery. One consumer group using information from Opensecrets.org calculates that the financial services industry, including real estate, spent $2.3 billion on federal campaign contributions from 1990 to 2010, which was more than the health care, energy, defense, agriculture and transportation industries combined. Why are there 61 members on the House Committee on Financial Services? So many congressmen want to be in a position to sell votes to Wall Street.
Thierry Dusautoir was man of the match on Richie McCraw’s pitch.
When New Zealand were on top early on Dusautoir raged all over the field and looked likely to exceed his ridiculous tackle count of 38 in the quarter-final victory four years ago. Then when his pack got on top Dusautoir led the charge into the heart of the New Zealand defense.
Thierry Dusautoir (born 18 November 1981), captain of the XV de France, currently plays for Toulouse in the French Top 14 club competition.
His try against New Zealand in the quarter final of the 2007 World Cup in Cardiff and his 38 tackles, two more than the entire All Blacks side; were key to his nomination for world player of the year in 2007.
He scored the only try against New Zealand in the 47th minute of the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final and made 22 tackles, for which he received the man of the match award.
He was named the 2011 IRB International Player of the Year, thus becoming the second player from France to win the award after former captain Fabien Galthié in 2002.
We face a threat to our capitalist system. But it’s not coming from half-naked anarchists manning the barricades at Occupy Wall Street protests.
Rather, it comes from pinstriped apologists for a financial system that glides along without enough of the discipline of failure and that produces soaring inequality, socialist bank bailouts and unaccountable executives.
It’s time to take the crony out of capitalism, right here at home