UPDATE: Hillary announces relief for Haiti

Update: Courtesy of TL:

Via the State Department:

To help, text “HAITI” to “90999” and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill. Or visit Red Cross and Mercy Corps to contribute. Also call 1-888-407-4747

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January 12, 2010. Tags: , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

FL Senate: Kudlow interviews Marco Rubio

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Twofer Tuesday: “Legion” clips

Looks great. WOTS is two sequels are already planned.

Courtesy of HollywoodStreams:

Scott Stewart’s supernatural thriller Legion, scripted by Peter Schink, concerns a group of strangers in an out-of-the-way eatery who become the first line of defense when God, believing the human race is no longer worthy of Him, decides to end their existence. This motley crew’s only spiritual ally is the archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany. Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Charles S. Dutton, and Lucas Black co-star in the Screen Gems production.

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January 12, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Leave a comment.

Scott Brown picks up another newspaper endorsement and airs new ad…

From the Lowell Sun endorsement:

(…) As a U.S. senator, Brown would strive to make the vital interest of Massachusetts his top priority. He won’t chase political ambitions, a seat at international global warming conferences, a date with an Iranian leader, or contributions from lobbyists currying favor. Instead, he’ll chase what matters to fulfill the American dream, fight for it, and bring it on home to Massachusetts where residents can once again prosper with pride.

A vote for Brown is a vote to return to common-sense leadership, financial stability and traditional American values.

The Sun endorses Scott Brown for U.S. Senate in the Jan. 19 special election.

January 12, 2010. Tags: , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 3 comments.

Harold Ford, Jr: I am gearing up for NY Senate race

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Great news!! A DLC Democrat running for the NYS Senate seat! And why shouldn’t he? Because Axelrasputin doesn’t want him to? Frak that noise. the WH should mind it’s own business and concentrate on JOBS. Let NYS handle NYS politics. Calling all the family and friends back in NY and telling them to roll out the welcome mat for Harold….let’s give Chuckie Cheese some one he has to compete with for face time, we know how he loves that, lol….

To quote Scott Brown: IT’S THE PEOPLE’S SEAT.

NYPost:

It’s true: I am strongly considering running for the United States Senate.

I do so because our best as a nation has always come when we test our ideas and ourselves, and when we trust competition to refine the steel of our convictions and the truth of our arguments.

Some have already questioned whether I should be running.

Others are falsifying my record in public life.

New Yorkers deserve a free election.

New Yorkers expect a politics where politicians do what’s right based on independent judgment, free of political bosses trying to dictate.

And New Yorkers want an honest and serious debate about how to grow our economy, create new jobs downstate and upstate and keep New York state and our country safe.

…In my three years here, I’ve learned that New York does not go along to get along. New York does not follow. New York is where the nation learned to lead, build and grow.

In the spirit of the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who once held this Senate seat, I hope we all will welcome a debate about who’s best to work for New York….

Go read the whole thing!!!

January 12, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Leave a comment.

Jamie’s Cryin': Dimon says he’s tired of complaints about banker pay and bonuses

Another day, another classic VH tune fits the lede, Jamie Dimon is pushing back against the ‘rising populist tide’ in re banker bonuses and pay. If you have been here before, you know we are big fans of Jamie and wanted him for Treasury Secretary. We like that he is a fighter.

But we also know the banking industry and Wall St selected obama as their candidate for a reason, and since it is Obama ginning up the faux populism and then slamming we Tea Party Patriots for being concerned about Government spending, well, Jamie needs to talk to the WH, not the people, WE are not the problem…..

Jamie Dimon defended the bank’s pay policies on Monday and said he was “tired” of his employees being vilified over bonuses.

Rising bonuses have drawn criticism from politicians and others, who complain Wall Street’s losses seem to be socialized while its profits are privatized.

Dimon, along with the chief executives of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and other big banks, will be appearing this week before a commission created by Congress to look into causes of the financial meltdown.

JP Morgan pays its employees for sustained performance over multiple years, Dimon said on Monday.

“We do not have change-of-control agreements, special executive retirement plans, golden parachutes, special severance packages or merger bonuses,” he told a JP Morgan healthcare conference, adding that many of company’s employees are in client-facing jobs and work hard with small and mid-size businesses.

“I am a little tired of the constant vilification of these people,” he said….

PS Jamie says Commercial R.E. is a ‘train wreck’ but we knew that was coming…..

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