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Hulk Hogan gets engaged…..

The 56 year old Pro Werestler. Terry Gene Bollea, aka , ‘Hulk Hogan’ is engaged to his girlfriend, Jennifer McDaniel, after divorcing first wife Linda Bolla ……

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Men, Sports | , | Leave a comment

Rachel Uchitel changes her mind…she'll tell…..

The first woman to start off the Tiger Woods infideltity race, Rachel Uchitel,  will hold a presser on Thursday to get out here story (she hired attorney Gloria Allred)……..

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Sports | , , | Leave a comment

Rachel Uchitel changes her mind…she’ll tell…..

The first woman to start off the Tiger Woods infideltity race, Rachel Uchitel,  will hold a presser on Thursday to get out here story (she hired attorney Gloria Allred)……..

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Sports | , , | Leave a comment

Meet Chelsea Clinton's fiance…..Marc Mezvinsky…..

Bare facts….Marc Mezvinsky is 31 years old…..he works for hedge fund G3 Capital , he used to work at Goldman Scaks, he comes froma political family, his mother  Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, a former newswoman (NBC) in New York City, was a one term congresswoman (D-PA), because a unpopular, but consciensced vote (for Presdient Clinton’s tax bill in 1994)…..his fateher Ed, served two terms as a congressman , but was covicted of investimenet fraud and served 5 years in prison…his parents are divorced…..Chelsea is Methodist, Marc is jewish…..

Here’s the piece…….

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Politics, Religion | , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Chelsea Clinton’s fiance…..Marc Mezvinsky…..

Bare facts….Marc Mezvinsky is 31 years old…..he works for hedge fund G3 Capital , he used to work at Goldman Scaks, he comes froma political family, his mother  Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, a former newswoman (NBC) in New York City, was a one term congresswoman (D-PA), because a unpopular, but consciensced vote (for Presdient Clinton’s tax bill in 1994)…..his fateher Ed, served two terms as a congressman , but was covicted of investimenet fraud and served 5 years in prison…his parents are divorced…..Chelsea is Methodist, Marc is jewish…..

Here’s the piece…….

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Politics, Religion | , , , | Leave a comment

President Obama will not back away from his withdrawl date?

Bulls*#t!……..

July 2011 is a longs ways off…anything could happen…….

Note:…..Please carefully read the President’s answer to the question……and read this……

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Military, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Nominees list for the Grammy awards…….

Nominees list for the 52nd Grammy Awards……

Note: I was going to post the list…but it’s too darn long…….

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment | | Leave a comment

The Treasury will let Bank of America repay its $45 BILLION bailout loan so that it can pay bonuses to its employees…

Yes ….you read that right…..$45 BILLION!

They have negotiated a deal with the Treasury (who have to approve them paying the money) to pay back their TARP money….they have had trouble recruiting a replacement for their departing CEO Kenneth D.Lewis due the restrictions that bank must deal with until they pay the money back…..when they repay the government, they will get from under the extraordinary compensation control of the Treasury (they still be subject to a ‘look back’ provision)…..

The government was happy to get the money back..but talks where about the how the Bank could do things…….

……..’discussions bogged down with some regulators initially disagreeing over what steps Bank of America had to take to satisfy concerns about its capital base. In order to win over hesitant parties, the bank agreed to a number of concessions: raising $18.8 billion in new capital; shifting some of its bonus pay to restricted stock instead of cash; and agreeing to shed $4 billion of assets. “We discussed with them what they felt we needed and there was a negotiation around it,” said Bank of America spokesman Robert Stickler.

While regulators wanted Bank of America to shrink as a precondition of their TARP exit, they wanted to avoid the company cutting back on lending in a rush to downsize. The $4 billion of assets the company needs to get rid of will consist of business lines or strategic investments, such as its stake in China Construction Bank, Mr. Stickler said.’……

In the end …this move is about people getting paid more money…..the spot light has moved on…and these guys and girls are assuring that they get those big salaries, stock options, deferred compensation and other perks…no matter how the media chastised them last year….and they will….you wait and see….

This deal will put pressure on the big companies (J.P. Chase & Co and Citibank) to follow suit……

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , | 4 Comments

New York State Senate votes down Gay Marriage……

The New York State Senate has defeated a bill to approve Gay Marriage in the state by 38 to 24…..Governor Paterson has pushed for the bill to be considered….The democrats are in a majority in the body….not a single republican voted for the bill…and few of the  democrats, also voted against the bill aslo….The governor went into the chamber in Albany to ask for votes for the bill , but that did not work….

New York State joins 31 other states in turning gay marriage down……last year Maine and California repealed approval of state gay marriage policies in place……

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Politics, Religion | , , | 3 Comments

Is President Obama going to have troubles with liberal's in 2012?

In order to get elected, President Obama had to give the liberal ‘s (of the democratic party) the impression that he was with them, in early 2007…Hillary Clinton’s insistence on not standing behind her Iraq vote, gave the liberals all they needed to scorn her….a year later finds the liberal’s back where they were in 2007….without a standardbearer.….the surge has angered a lot of them against Obama….the President’s willingness to live without a hard pro-life option for the Healthcare bill has angered them….the President’s willingness to go with a trigger for the ‘public option’ in that same bill….has angered them…the shelving on ‘Do Ask…Don’T Tell has angered them…..hummmmm?

I’m waiting to see how he gets them back in the fold by 2012….and you know he will.

Note:….My man Daniel is pounding me…and this doesn’t help…….DailyKos has polling data that shows that democrats are fading fast from their excitement from the Obama presidential run…..Daniel thinks this will a bad off year for the democrats and hopes for one the house of congress..I don’t think so…but Obama is gonna have to stay home in the late spring of next year and the fall a work for his buddies in congress so that they can help him in 2012…..

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments