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Edward Norton, the actor, executive produced the HBO special on Obama's run for the White House….

Yes he did….

Here Norton related how he met the President thru a charitable group in 2006…..when he pitched the idea to the young senator, he had no idea how it would come out…..

Edward Norton and Barack Obama both made out okay……

 

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Edward Norton, the actor, executive produced the HBO special on Obama’s run for the White House….

Yes he did….

Here Norton related how he met the President thru a charitable group in 2006…..when he pitched the idea to the young senator, he had no idea how it would come out…..

Edward Norton and Barack Obama both made out okay……

 

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" sets a box office opening record….

The new supernatural movie, “New Moon”, should gross $72.7 million on its first day surpassing “The Dark Knight “, which did $67.2 million…..incidently, the movie has also posted the biggest midnight opening, comin g in at $26.3 million…..

If the movie has legs…the people at Summit Entertainment are gonna be very happy…and rich…..

Note:….I did mention having legs…it appears that New Moon has fallen behind Dark Knight and Spiderman for the its 3 day total receipts, coming at $140.7 million…..

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment | Leave a comment

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” sets a box office opening record….

The new supernatural movie, “New Moon”, should gross $72.7 million on its first day surpassing “The Dark Knight “, which did $67.2 million…..incidently, the movie has also posted the biggest midnight opening, comin g in at $26.3 million…..

If the movie has legs…the people at Summit Entertainment are gonna be very happy…and rich…..

Note:….I did mention having legs…it appears that New Moon has fallen behind Dark Knight and Spiderman for the its 3 day total receipts, coming at $140.7 million…..

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment | Leave a comment

Observations on the Senate version of the Healthcare Bill…..myths vs what's really there now….

This from Jerome Armstrong over at mydd.com……..

* On page 78 you’ll learn that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ends discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.

* On page 17, it makes preventive care completely free, with no cost-sharing. (This might be of particular interest to those who have chosen to seize on concerns about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations on mammograms to spread baseless myths and advance their own political agenda.)

* Flipping back to page 16, you’ll find that insurance companies are prohibited from dropping your coverage or watering it down when you get sick and need it most.

* Also on page 16, you might notice that it puts an end to lifetime caps on coverage.

* Page 18 is where the bill extends family coverage eligibility for young Americans through the age of 26.

* On page 83 it requires insurance companies to renew any policy as long as the policyholder pays their premium in full – that means they can’t refuse to renew your coverage just because you get sick.

* Page 307 is home to tax credits for small businesses to help them afford insurance for their employees.

* And folks looking to scare our senior citizens about what reform means for them might be interested to check out page 923 and learn that it provides a 50% discount on drugs for seniors in the so-called donut hole.

Note: Jerome got his info from the White House Blog site…..

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Media, Politics, Taxes | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Observations on the Senate version of the Healthcare Bill…..myths vs what’s really there now….

This from Jerome Armstrong over at mydd.com……..

* On page 78 you’ll learn that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ends discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.

* On page 17, it makes preventive care completely free, with no cost-sharing. (This might be of particular interest to those who have chosen to seize on concerns about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations on mammograms to spread baseless myths and advance their own political agenda.)

* Flipping back to page 16, you’ll find that insurance companies are prohibited from dropping your coverage or watering it down when you get sick and need it most.

* Also on page 16, you might notice that it puts an end to lifetime caps on coverage.

* Page 18 is where the bill extends family coverage eligibility for young Americans through the age of 26.

* On page 83 it requires insurance companies to renew any policy as long as the policyholder pays their premium in full – that means they can’t refuse to renew your coverage just because you get sick.

* Page 307 is home to tax credits for small businesses to help them afford insurance for their employees.

* And folks looking to scare our senior citizens about what reform means for them might be interested to check out page 923 and learn that it provides a 50% discount on drugs for seniors in the so-called donut hole.

Note: Jerome got his info from the White House Blog site…..

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Government, Healthcare, Media, Politics, Taxes | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Janet Jackson's new Video "Make Me"…..check it out!….

Here is the link….

It’s poppin!

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media | , , , | Leave a comment

Janet Jackson’s new Video “Make Me”…..check it out!….

Here is the link….

It’s poppin!

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media | , , , | Leave a comment

The White House gets a 'atta-boy' from economists on the Stimulus Package…..

It has to be a pretty good moment for the people over at the Fed and Treasury…..They have received backing from major economists for their frantic maneuvering last year in creating, and getting thru congress, a huge stimulus package….

While only a quarter of the money congress set aside has been spent…and employment is over 10%….The Obama administration has been successful in extinguishing the recession and stopping more jobs from being cut ….Now they get to do the hard part….

Stay the course with the other three quarters of the money……

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Taxes, The Economy | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The White House gets a ‘atta-boy’ from economists on the Stimulus Package…..

It has to be a pretty good moment for the people over at the Fed and Treasury…..They have received backing from major economists for their frantic maneuvering last year in creating, and getting thru congress, a huge stimulus package….

While only a quarter of the money congress set aside has been spent…and employment is over 10%….The Obama administration has been successful in extinguishing the recession and stopping more jobs from being cut ….Now they get to do the hard part….

Stay the course with the other three quarters of the money……

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Taxes, The Economy | , , , , , | Leave a comment