Courtesy of Michael Ausiello and HBO:
Episode #31: ”Hitting the Ground”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 1
“Imperiled by Lorena (Mariana Klaveno), Sookie (Anna Paquin) goes to extremes in her attempt to save Bill (Stephen Moyer)—with unforeseen consequences. Sam (Sam Trammell) infiltrates a dogfighting ring to extricate Tommy (Marshall Allman) from his parents’ (J. Smith Cameron, Cooper Huckabee) greedy influence. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) heads to jail to uncover the truth about Crystal (Lindsay Pulsipher); Summer (Melissa Rauch) makes a home-cooked play for Hoyt’s (Jim Parrack) affections; Debbie (Brit Morgan) vows revenge on Alcide (Joe Manganiello); Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) uses Hadley (Lindsey Haun) as bait to get information from Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood); Russell (Denis O’Hare) turns his back on the Authority, and on the Magister (Zeljko Ivanek).”
Continues after the break:
Courtesy of brianobx
Devil (also known as The Night Chronicles: Devil) is a 2010 supernatural-thriller film written by Brian Nelson and directed by Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle. The film will be released on September 17, 2010, and will be the first of three films of The Night Chronicles.
Directed by Drew Dowdle
John Erick Dowdle
Produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer
Screenplay: Brian Nelson
Story: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Chris Messina as Bowden * Logan Marshall-Green * Jenny O’Hara * Jacob Vargas * Matt Craven * Bojana Novakovic * Bokeem Woodbine * Geoffrey Arend * Caroline Dhavernas
Obama calls in the Big Dawg to tame big business fears as Chamber of Commerce Open Letter to Obama and America released…
BWAAAAFRAKKINHAAAAA!!! John Harwood on CNBC is reporting Obama is bringing in BIG DAWG!!! to meet with him with the business leaders~!! BWAAAAHAAAA!! Frakkin maroons shouldve voted for HRC or MAC Palin.
Politico has it:
Former President Clinton returns to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Wednesday to meet with President Obama, Vice President Biden and business leaders, the White House announced. They will “discuss new ways to create jobs in the private sector and strengthen the partnership between the public and private sectors to make new investments in the clean energy industry,” according to White House guidance.
The meeting, at 2:35 p.m., is closed press.
Washington’s major business groups plan a united front Wednesday in their confrontation with the Obama administration over economic policy, calling on the White House to cut taxes and curb its regulatory agenda.
Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the National Federation of Independent Businesses will air a list of concerns about government policy at a “Jobs for America Summit” at the Chamber’s offices Wednesday.The Chamber will issue an open letter to President Barack Obama asking that the administration cut taxes, act on pledges to expand export markets, and streamline government rules…
Summit participants include legislators with leadership roles on business-related congressional committees, including Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.); Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.); Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.); and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Also attending from the administration side are Erskine Bowles, President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson (R)—the two men co-chair Mr. Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
“There’s a lot more unanimity than you may have seen over the past year” among business leaders, particularly in their opposition to tax and regulatory policy, said Stan Anderson, executive director of the chamber’s Campaign for Free Enterprise, which promotes its job-creation policies….
Working together, we succeeded in stabilizing the economy and
preventing another depression. But once accomplished, the congressional
leadership and the administration took their eyes off the ball.
They neglected America’s number one priority—creating the more than 20 million jobs we need over the next 10 years for those who lost their jobs, have left the job market, or were cut to part-time status—as well as new entrants into our
Instead of continuing their partnership with the business community and embracing proven ideas for job creation, they vilified industries while embarking on an ill-advised course of government expansion, major tax increases, massive deficits, and job-destroying regulations.
This approach has failed to return our economy to a path of robust
growth, which is a critical prerequisite to significant private sector job
In some cases, wrong policy choices are actually eliminating good job opportunities for American workers. By straying from the proven principles of American free enterprise, policymakers are needlessly prolonging the economic agony of the recession for millions of Americans and their families…
The ‘recovery summer’ that wasn’t continues ~ retail sales dip for second month as consumers continue to vote NO on Obamanomics, refusing to spend
The problem is we American consumers stopped spending but the world is NOT increasing consumption, it is continuing to export to us (and it made clear at the G20 that will continue so much for Obama;s vaunted charisma leading the world to new frontiers, lol).
–The dead cat has left the building: despite a record 9.0% plunge in building material sales for May, the category failed to receive the typical post-plunge rebound in June. We view the building materials and accompanying furniture sales drops as reflective of weak housing market demand, and ultimately it was the lack of a dead cat bounce in these categories that caused core sales to fall short of expectations. Building materials sales declines of an additional 1.0% point towards continued weakness in construction spending, as residential improvement projects represent about 15% of all US construction activity. –Guy LeBas, Janney Montgomery Scott
And of course there are no American jobs, that pesky housing market is continuing to drop to new lows and small business is out for the count. The MNCs can continue to cut costs for a while but the inventory build is over.
The high end is moving their income into 2010 to avoid the coming Taxapocolypse in ’11 which will make the back half of ’10 look much better than it is, and will also see the tide go out in ’11 and reveal the naked truth~ there is no recovery and there will not be one until we turnover Congress AND the Presidency.
We can stop the bleeding if the GOP takes Congress in November, but we will have to sit tight, preserve capital and wait it out til ’12 to get the American economic engine running again under a POTUS who is not actively trying to LOWER the American standard of living. VOTE!
…Retail spending dropped 0.5 percent in June, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That followed a 1.1 percent fall in May. Excluding autos, spending was down 0.1 percent in June. …
…Americans are spending less and that could threaten the pace of the recovery. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. But consumers have held back because of high unemployment and other signs that have dampened their confidence, such as the volatile stock market and a struggling housing market.
The June decline in retail sales was larger than the 0.2 percent fall that economists had expected. …
ps Oil inventories PLUNGED 5 MBBPS forecast was a drawdown of 1.something MBBS-and BP isn’t testing the cap shutoff~ WASS!! Take that summer RV vacation with the family now before gas goes up~yeah the markets are up 700 points on the Dow past few days, whee! gotta be Nukkin Futs to play this market IMO it is running on air, no volume and computerized trades, there is no THERE there, just like Obama. The souffle has fallen!!