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Simon won't be back on "American Idol" Next year……

The rumor about Simon Cowell leaving is true…..

At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., American Idol judge Simon Cowellannounced that he is leaving the show to focus on a new talent search, The X Factor.

First Paula Abdul…now Simon…what is the show coming to???

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Women | | Leave a comment

Simon won’t be back on “American Idol” Next year……

The rumor about Simon Cowell leaving is true…..

At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., American Idol judge Simon Cowellannounced that he is leaving the show to focus on a new talent search, The X Factor.

First Paula Abdul…now Simon…what is the show coming to???

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Women | | Leave a comment

U.S. Passengers favor body scans…by miles over 'pat downs'……

While the media highlights concerns about body scan airport screening….an USA Today/Gallop Poll indicates that the traveling public really doesn ‘t mind the the units and prefer them over ‘pat downs’ by 70%……

I guess the machine is much more preferable than having someone run their hands all over your body…in public……

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Politics, Polls, September 11 | , , , , | 2 Comments

U.S. Passengers favor body scans…by miles over ‘pat downs’……

While the media highlights concerns about body scan airport screening….an USA Today/Gallop Poll indicates that the traveling public really doesn ‘t mind the the units and prefer them over ‘pat downs’ by 70%……

I guess the machine is much more preferable than having someone run their hands all over your body…in public……

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Politics, Polls, September 11 | , , , , | 2 Comments

Nike "Copper" Air Foamposite……

From NiceKicks……

We have just received word that the “Copper” Nike Air Foamposite’s release date is currently set for February 13th, 2010 and will retail for $200……..

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Sneakers (Kicks), Sports, Updates | , , | 3 Comments

Nike “Copper” Air Foamposite……

From NiceKicks……

We have just received word that the “Copper” Nike Air Foamposite’s release date is currently set for February 13th, 2010 and will retail for $200……..

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Sneakers (Kicks), Sports, Updates | , , | 3 Comments

The White House throws its first punches at Harold Ford Jr……

This statement from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Ford’s possible primarying Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand………..

“I think the White House is quite happy with the leadership and the representation of Sen. Gillibrand in New York,” said Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs.

“We’re supporting her reelection,” he added.

Here’s the link on the New York Daily News story……..

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Women | , , , | 2 Comments

The Obama White House gears up for 2010…..

The White House is reaching into political races nationwide to urge its preferred candidates to seek election to competitive seats, while helping to nudge weak contenders out of the way, according to party officials familiar with the moves.

The operation is supposed to be on stealth mode…..but you can bet the media is going make quick work out of that….and splash the WH’s doings all over the airwaves, newspapers and the net’……

……To wit……we already know about these moves……

In Connecticut, Mr. Obama called state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on the day last week that Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd announced his retirement, highlighting the view of White House officials and Senate leaders that Mr. Blumenthal is the party’s strongest candidate for Mr. Dodd’s seat.

Later last week, in the wake of the news that Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter wouldn’t seek a second term and that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wouldn’t vie to succeed him, a call by Mr. Obama to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper signaled the White House’s preference for the next Democratic candidate for governor.

But things don’t always work out how the White House wants it…..

Take New York ….

…….where party leaders had worked to avoid a primary challenge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr., who ran an unsuccessful 2006 campaign for Senate in his home state, is exploring a bid in New York, where he has lived for three years. Mr. Ford’s spokesman said he would ignore “party bosses” dissuading him from a run.

So far the White House has been kinda raggedy out there…they better get on their game…..Obama’s future could depend on a friendly Congress in 2012……

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin to join FOX News……..

“I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at FOX News,” Palin said in a statement. “It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news.”

Ok….but who cares?…..just a another pretty face ….saying next to nothing……

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Politics, Updates, Women | , | 2 Comments

The Federal Reserve makes a $45 Billion profit……

Damn…that’s  a Big darn profit! ……….$45 Billion…..and even though the U.S. economy when south…the U.S. Bank will make its biggest profit in history.…..and all that money gets sent  back into the Treasury of the United States……

I assume Ben Bernanke will get the job for the next Five years (Senate confirmation) and keep his $199,700.00 salary…..he just gets no bonus……

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, The Economy | , , , | Leave a comment