Sep 25 2012

 

 

 

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-The famous author of all the "Harry Potter" novels, J,K. Rowling (above), was interviewed by London's "The Guardian". She was asked who she has met that left here star struck. The Guardian reported,

" And fame has had its upsides; meeting Barack Obama and the legendary Democrat speechwriter Bob Shrum were the two greatest starstruck moments of her life."

-ThinkProgress.org has an Elizabeth Warren quote that hits the nail right on the head why it is essential for the Democrats to keep control of the United States Senate:

“Sen. Brown has been going around the country, talking to people, saying, you’ve got to contribute to his campaign because it may be for the control of the Senate. And he’s right. … What that would mean is if the Republicans take over control of the Senate, Jim Inhofe would become the person who would be in charge of the committee that oversees the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s a man that has called global warming ‘a hoax.’ In fact, that’s the title of his book.”

-MailOnline has a photography spread of "American's Worst Parents". Here is an example and you see the rest by going to the site:

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-SaintPetersBlog has the results of a statewide poll in Florida for the gubernatorial race in 2014. The first choice for the Democrats was former Republican Governor Charlie Crist who received 61% in the poll. The nominee in the last election, Alex Sink, drew 25% and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was at 7%.

-Neo-Conservative William Kristol made clear in the "Weekly Standard" that he was appalled by Romney's 47% remarks. He wrote:

"It's worth recalling that a good chunk of the 47 percent who don't pay income taxes are Romney supporters—especially of course seniors (who might well "believe they are entitled to heath care," a position Romney agrees with), as well as many lower-income Americans (including men and women serving in the military) who think conservative policies are better for the country even if they're not getting a tax cut under the Romney plan. So Romney seems to have contempt not just for the Democrats who oppose him, but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him."

-The 'word of mouth' on the upcoming revival of the musical "Bare" is extraordinary. Gay.net takes us behind the scenes of the production including a video from "Playbill".

-Ed Kennedy of AfterElton's "Morning MeMe" alerted me to a set of ads for Cannon Towels that were run during World War II. You can see all of them by going to BuzzFeed.com but here is one example:

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-BusinessInsider has picked eight counties that could decide the entire 2012 election. You can go to the site to see all eight but one of them is Jefferson County, Colorado.

The Glass House Tavern was a great gathering spot for the first week of Fall. Seen dining in the West 47th Street eatery and bar was Britain's Sarah Brown, White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard, Matthew Broderick, Richard Thomas and Tony Award winner Christian Borle.

-BusinessInsider.com also has an extremely disturbing report coming out of Greece. The Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn (see video below) has crept up in the polls where if the election was held today they would take 22% of the vote. Read the story and see how they achieved such numbers.

 

-"The Economist" is reporting that more violence is breaking out in Kenya preceding the upcoming elections. Most of the tribal battles are taking place in Tana River Delta about 120 miles north of Mombasa on the coast. Well over a hundred people have been slaughter so far.

-Seattle is the number one soccer city in America with their team the Seattle Sounders averaging over 42,000 people per game. Coming in second is the Los Angeles Galaxy team with over 22,00 people per game and coming in third is Portland Timbers at over 20,000 people per game.

-Want to have an old fashion chuckle? View the video with Jerry Seinfeld, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks at Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee!

-You have to view this clip from TPM from the debate between Congressman Todd Akin (R), Senator Claire McCaskill (D) and Jonathan Dine (L). The Libertarian candidate had a great comment on Todd Akin when he said:

"I was astonished to find that Akin sits on the science committee, yet he fails to understand basic eighth-grade biology,”

 

-Alaska's KTUU.com has some amazing video footage of the worst floods in decades near Seward. Take a look and especially look at the water coming out of the mountains on the right near the end of the video.

-ThinkProgress.org reports that Karl Rove's Super PAC just accepted a million dollars from right wing Texas Republican Clayton Williams. Remember when Williams run for Governor he made this outrageous remark concerning women and rape:

At a cattle roundup on his Texas ranch, the oil and gas tycoon told ranch hands, campaign workers, and reporters that bad weather was like rape. “If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.”

-Right after the Republican Convention, Mitt Romney handed out a number of bonus checks equaling $200,000 to his top echelon of his campaign. No one in the lower levels got a penny.

-The water temperatures off the Northeast coast have set an all time record for warmth in the first six months of this year. . The average temperature in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem was an astonishing 11 degrees above normal!

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-In keeping yet one more promise, President Obama has now brought home the 33,000 surge troops he sent to Afghanistan over three years ago. Now there are 68,000 American troops in the nation and they all should be out within a year.

-North Carolina's High Point University Poll has President Obama pulling into the lead for the first time in several months in The Tarheel State! The President has 46% and Mitt has 43%.

-The Boston Globe writes about new audio recording released from the President John F. Kennedy Library. The paper carries some of the quotes from the transcripts.

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MailOnline carried photographs of Princess Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah wedding in Brunei. She is the daughter of the Sultan of Brunei. The event was held in their modest 1,700 room palace!

-National Journal is carrying the national Heartland Monitor Poll which shows the President leading by 50% to 43%.

-CNN.com has an article by Paul Steinhauser saying that the GOP might have a real tough time taking over the United States Senate.

-You can have your own private island off the coast of Ireland. The 65 acre island comes with a luxury home and stables and it all can be yours for over $3 million bucks!

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