Abuse of Power: GOP Rep blasts acting Dem House Speaker for refusing to allow him to speak, “This is why the people threw you out!”
Unfrakkinbelievable!! There are NO OBJECTIONS and they will not let this GOP Rep. address the House!!!!! What the hell are the Dems doing??!!!Who the fxck do they think they are to deny a member speech on the floor when there is no objection?!
OUT OF CONTROL.
Video courtesy of CSPAN and FDL
Ben Bernanke: ‘Joblessness, foreclosures pose hurdles to economic recovery’ in other Earth shattering news, water is wet!
But he still denies that overly loose Fed policy has anything to do with the housing bubble V1…
…meanwhile Greenspan told the ‘Crisis Cmte’, lol, that it was Congress’ that pushed the Fed to allow all those loose lending standards and predatory products, and no regulator could have caught it, yeah whatevs Alan, you abandoned your Randian views and tanked the economy with not one but 2 bubbles, the dot com bust thanks to your loose rates and later the housing bubble…
James Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, absolutely annihilated Greenspan on Bloomberg today during the hearing coverage-go to bloomberg for entire interview it is must see TV…
The lights actually went out in the Crisis Panel hearing with Greenspan, they continued in the dark for a bit, a metaphor from God surely, heh…
…Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said joblessness, home foreclosures and weak lending to small businesses pose challenges to the economy as it recovers from the worst recession since the 1930s.
“We are far from being out of the woods,” Bernanke said today in a speech in Dallas. While the financial crisis has abated and economic growth will probably reduce unemployment (MiM here, italics mine) over the next year, the U.S. faces hurdles including the lack of a sustained rebound in housing, a “troubled” commercial real estate market and “very weak” hiring, he said.
The remarks reflect concerns by Fed officials at their meeting last month that the job market and tight credit would restrain consumer spending. At the session, Bernanke and his colleagues reiterated interest rates will stay very low for an “extended period.” He didn’t repeat that in today’s speech, while saying the Fed’s “stimulative” rates will aid growth.
“The economy has stabilized and is growing again, although we can hardly be satisfied when one out of every 10 U.S. workers is unemployed and family finances remain under great stress,” Bernanke said in prepared remarks to the Dallas Regional Chamber…
Our previous post on the new Spartacus series here
Fans will be able to enter the arena of the eagerly anticipated Starz original series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con July 24 from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PT (room 6BCF). Starz is bringing some of the leading creative and on-air talent for fans and critics to meet in person to the leading industry fan event. Set to debut exclusively on Starz in January 2010, the violent and epic gladiator tale will have a graphic novel look and style unlike any other series on TV.
Join Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Battlestar Galactica”), actor Peter Mensah (300, Avatar), Executive Producers Rob Tapert (Evil Dead 1-2, Drag Me To Hell) and Steven S. DeKnight (“Angel,” “Smallville, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), and actress Erin Cummings (“Dollhouse”). They will discuss the fresh narrative approach to the ancient legend and offer exclusive first look footage at the ground-breaking series. Andy Whitfield, who plays the title character, will deliver a video message and Comic-Con greeting from New Zealand.
Ultimate “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” Fan Packs to first 2,000 Fans at Comic-Con Panel
The first 2,000 fans attending the “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” panel will be treated to complimentary “Ultimate Spartacus: Blood and Sand Fan Packs,” which will include:
- Limited edition copy of “Spartacus: Upon The Sands of Vengeance, ” issue #1 in the “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” comic book mini-series with an exclusive Comic-Con cover
- Autographed 8X10 headshots, featuring 1 of 10 randomly selected autographed photos from a member of the cast of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”
- “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” trading cards
- “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” USB flash drive featuring cast/unit photos, graphics, poster art, cast and series biographical background information, and more.
- “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” poster with mailing tube
- “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” collectible t-shirt (one of four being created)
About “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”…
Fantasy/SciFi: ComicCon ABC/Disney to unveil sneak peek of Legend of the Seeker, panel features Terry Goodkind!! and the final panel for LOST…
PACKED schedule for the 2009 San Diego ComicCon. Despite the EMMYs dissing SciFi/Fantasy yet again (we had nominations for technical work and music but none for the creative process again, more on that later), ComicCon KNOWS the fans are out there and they won’t be let down this year, here is the ABC/Disney schedule:
THURSDAY, JULY 23:
LEGEND OF THE SEEKER
A sneak peek at the highly-anticipated second season of the action-adventure series “Legend of the Seeker” from executive producers Ken Biller (“Star Trek: Voyager”), Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man”), Rob Tapert (“Xena”), Ned Nalle (“Hercules”) and Josh Donen (“Drag Me to Hell”), and starring Craig Horner, Bridget Regan and Bruce Spence. Inspired by Terry Goodkind’s bestselling epic fantasy series “The Sword of Truth,” Richard, Kahlan and Zedd will soon discover that in defeating Darken Rahl, their victory is short-lived, as they inadvertently unleashed an even greater evil upon the world. Premiering in November, join executive producers Ken Biller and Ned Nalle, Bruce Spence and Terry Goodkind for a moderated interview and audience Q&A session. Room 6DE
MIM WILL GET FOOTAGE UP OF S2 SNEAK PEEK AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE!!!
video by Spiegelwelt
FRIDAY, JULY 24:
CARE AND FEEDING OF A SERIES (MYSTERIOUS GALAXY)
Seven highly acclaimed authors discuss writing books in a series and the unique challenge of picking up a series where another author left off. Panelists: Eoin Colfer (“And Another Thing: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”); Brian Herbert (“Paul of Dune”; San Diego Comic-Con International Guest of Honor), Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (“Wicked: Resurrection”); D.J. MacHale (“Pendragon: The Solders of Halla”); Holly Black (“Ironside”) and Tony DiTerlizzi (“Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles-A Giant Problem”). Moderator: James Frenkel, Senior Editor, Tor Books. ROOM 5AB
Be the first ones to see exclusive never-before-seen footage and scenes from upcoming episodes of ABC’s new series, “FlashForward,” presented by executive producers David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”), Brannon Braga (“24″) and Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone”). Joining them on the panel will be cast members including Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love”), John Cho (“Star Trek”), Courtney B. Vance (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Christine Woods (“In Plain Sight”) and Peyton List (“Mad Men”). And did we mention there will be a surprise guest in attendance that you won’t want to miss! Room 6A
Additional activities at the “FlashForward” booth on the convention floor:
Cast autograph session at 2:00 PM
Contribute your own personal vision to the Mosaic Task Force online experience.
SATURDAY, JULY 25:
Be among the first to see the pilot of the highly anticipated series “Eastwick.” Based on the John Updike novel and the hit film “The Witches of Eastwick,” this sexy and bold comedic drama centers on three young witches whose powers are awakened when a mysterious man moves to town. Join series stars Rebecca Romijn (“X-Men”), Lindsay Price (“Lipstick Jungle”), Jaime Ray Newman (“Veronica Mars”) and Paul Gross (“Due South”), along with creator/executive producer Maggie Friedman (“Related”) and director/executive producer David Nutter (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) as they answer questions from the audience after this exclusive sneak peek. Room 6A
LOST – The Final Season Begins with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
In appreciation of all the fan support through five seasons of “Lost,” co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse will pay homage to all of the fans at their final Comic-Con appearance for “Lost.” Questions will be answered. Fun will be had. And you won’t want to miss the surprises in store for the audience. This will be the must-attend event of Comic Con! Hall H
Other “Lost” treats at Comic-Con are:
“Lost” Magazine, a must-have for fans, available at Titan Publishing’s booth 5337
Free “Lost” promotional cards from Rittenhouse Archives.
“Lost” collectible bobble-head dolls from Bif Bang Pow! at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343
Already one of the most talked-about new series of the upcoming television season, catch a special screening of the pilot episode of “V.” The re-imagining of the groundbreaking miniseries will be followed by a Q&A with stars Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”), Morris Chestnut (“The Cave”), Joel Gretsch (“The 4400″), Morena Baccarin “(Firefly”) and Scott Wolf (“Go”), along with executive producers Scott Peters (“The 4400″), Jeffrey Bell (“Alias”), Steve Pearlman (“Related”) and Jace Hall (“Chadam”). Ballroom 20
As an added bonus, stop by the “V” booth and get recruited to be a Visitors Peace Ambassador.
Update: Americans support local law enforcement checking immigration status during traffic stops; meanwhile in Bizarro World Justice Dept to kill 287G program due to mythical ‘racial profiling’….Sheriff Joe just says no..
Update: Rasmussen recent results show Americans WANT 287g enforcement by local cops:
The police chiefs who spoke out recently indicated a desire to get local law enforcement out of the immigration business. However, 73% of voters want cops to check the immigration status of all offenders during traffic stops. Sixty-seven percent (67%) also say that if law enforcement officers know of places where immigrants gather to find work, they should sometimes conduct surprise raids to identify and deport those who are here illegally.
On another point, the police chiefs recommended that illegal immigrants should be integrated into the legal system, “possibly with driver’s licenses.” However, 77% of voters nationwide oppose drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants. That topic tripped up Hillary Clinton in a debate during the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, has taken a different approach and has aggressively enforced immigration laws. While his efforts have prompted a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation, the sheriff remains popular in his home state. Most Arizona voters not only support his policies, but 58% say he has been good for the state’s image. On a personal basis, Arpaio is viewed favorably by 68% of Arizona voters…
More from the polling:
…Sixty-six percent (66%) of likely voters nationwide say it is Very Important for the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration. Just 32% of America’s Political Class agree.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters nationwide say that those who knowingly hire illegal immigrants should be punished. By a 48% to 36% margin, voters say the same about landlords who rent to illegal immigrants.
The biggest point of disconnect between voters and the conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C. has to do with priorities. Almost always in Washington, the debate begins with a focus on how to address the status of illegal immigrants. To voters, that is a secondary concern. Controlling the borders is a top concern. That hasn’t changes since the 2006 immigration legislation collapsed when the U.S. Senate surrendered to public opinion. During that debate, a New York Times/CBS poll found that 69% believed illegal immigrants should be prosecuted and deported.
What is often lost in the shuffle of the debate over immigration reform is that once the borders are controlled, most Americans favor a welcoming immigration policy provided it is done within the law. Republicans are more supportive than Democrats of such a policy. Overall, by a 55% to 27% margin, Americans favor a policy goal that would welcome everyone except criminals, national security threats and welfare dependants.
Also, while nearly a third of Americans are angry about the immigration issue, they are not angry at the immigrants. They are angry at the federal government….
First they came for our Cheerios….FDA Panel votes to ban Vicodin, Percoset, reduce Tylenol strength…
First they went after CHEERIOS. Now the geniuses at the FDA, under the new ‘do something just because you can’ Team TOTUS mode of operations had a panel (whose recommendations wind up getting approved by FDA 99.999% of the time) yesterday that determined Americans are just too stoopid to be given extra strength Tylenol without a prescription.
That’s right no more 1000 mg of Tylenol a day for you Granny! And no Nyquil without a big black box warning either.
Better yet, they have decided to OUTLAW Vicodin and Percoset. Yes two of the most used painkillers in the USA. I am pretty sure Vicodin is given without prescription in Canada aint it? Anyway forget about me going back to the dentist ANYtime soon if this happens, I’m a scared of the dentist!
Since 100 Americans apparently can not count and had liver damage and death from taking too much acetaminophen we can all go without painkillers now.
Welcome to the Age of Obama. Feel the burn.
Government experts in the United States say prescription drugs like Vicodin and Percocet that combine a popular painkiller with stronger narcotics should be eliminated because of their role in deadly overdoses.A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Tuesday voted 20-17 that prescription drugs that combine acetaminophen with other painkilling ingredients should be pulled off the market.