BSG: Caprica 2 hour uncut unrated Premiere on DVD in April…

PREQUEL The cast of the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel "Caprica" (L-R) Polly Walker, Eric Stoltz, Paula Malcomson, Writer and Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, Writer and Executive Producer Remi Aubuchon, and Executive Producer David Eick on stage.

PREQUEL The cast of the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel "Caprica" (L-R) Polly Walker, Eric Stoltz, Paula Malcomson, Writer and Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, Writer and Executive Producer Remi Aubuchon, and Executive Producer David Eick on stage.

From SciFi Wire:

Caprica, the highly anticipated prequel to Battlestar Galactica, will premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, SCI FI Channel announced.

Wired has details:

Eick called the show “part sweeping soap, part meditation on the dangerous moral ramifications of artificial intelligence,” and promised a show “as daring and shocking as the best of Galactica — and yet … altogether different from Galactica.”

Releasing the DVD so soon after Galactica wraps its fourth and final season — and before shooting begins on the Caprica series — will give fans a say in how the new show develops.

“We wanted to give them a chance to see the pilot in its original form and experience the prequel to the BSG story while that series’ finale was still ringing in their ears,” said Mark Stern, Sci Fi’s executive vice president of original programming and co-head of original content at Universal Cable Productions. “It also affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers’ feedback before production on the Caprica series begins this summer.”

This from TVWeek is sort of ominous:

Meanwhile, Mr. Moore said “Caprica” won’t feature the same slam-bam action feel of “BSG.”

“This show is really nothing like ‘Battlestar,'” he said. “It has a completely different tone. I was attracted to (the idea of) doing a sci-fi show that wasn’t built on action-adventure.”

Hey I like action adventure!! We shall see, fingers crossed….

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February 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Caprica, Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. Comments off.

Stimulus Update: Hapless Harry Reid calls an end to the evening- No final vote-HE DOESNT HAVE THE VOTES….

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Every time Harry Reid (D NV Nincompoop), has ever made a set in stone prediction, I have taken the opposite as fact. It has proven true again.

Via MM:

6:15pm Eastern…Reid on floor…will work into night…”I don’t have 60 votes yet…we should outlaw polls..;”

9:00pm Eastern update…No vote tonight…

No sooner did Reid playing tough guy say the Group of 14 (17?) negotiating for a moderate deal had and I quote, “another thing coming” if they thought they could push their bill, then step farther out on the limb claiming he ‘had the votes’,  and even better they would, ‘burn the midnight oil’, soo dramatic..no sooner has he made these pronouncements of certainty then he has ended the debate for the evening without a final vote.

He doesn’t have the votes yet…

Call your Critters

February 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Stimulus Update: Dems kill Ensign “Fix Housing First” Amendment..

frakkers…we will continue to freefall until a bottom is put under these assets….Schumer owes me a refi…

A home for sale is seen 24 January 2008 in Manassas, Virginia. The mortgage crisis has created a new industry for developers buying foreclosed or auctioned homes at cheap prices, then reselling them for a profit.   AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards

A home for sale is seen 24 January 2008 in Manassas, Virginia. The mortgage crisis has created a new industry for developers buying foreclosed or auctioned homes at cheap prices, then reselling them for a profit. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards

Via Senatus:

The Senate has defeated a substitute amendment offered by Senator John Ensign (R-NV) to the economic stimulus package (S.1/ H.R.1) by a vote of 35 to 62.  The vote occurred on a motion to waive a point of order that the amendment violated Budget Act requirements.  Sixty affirmative votes were needed in order to waive the point of order, which essentially kills the bill.

The amendment would allow homeowners to “refinance their current mortgages or finance the purchase of a new home for about 4 percent,” according to an official press releaseThe release notes that the mortgage plan would mean “monthly payments would be $400 lower – a savings of up to $150,000 over the course of a 30-year loan.”

The plan also “includes a $15,000 homebuyer tax credit, tax cuts for the lowest tax brackets and tax relief for small businesses” as well as provisions to reduce the lowest tax brackets “from 15% to 10% and from 10% to 5%.”

February 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Market Mover: The big Jobs Number for January tomorrow 8:30am ET….Monday: New TARP…

Tomorrow the January Jobs Report will be released at 8:30am ET, we expect it to be a horror show, replete with Large downward revisions to December’s number which we think was artificially low/light due to a large volume of claims not being able to get through on busy telephone lines….

Via Phoenix Business Journal:

…Both reports come just before the government’s monthly jobs report due Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor report is expected to show a loss of 500,000 jobs in January, down from the 524,000 reported for December, according to a consensus estimate of economists compiled by Briefing.com. The unemployment rate is expected to rise to 7.5 percent from 7.2 percent….

Sadly, it looks as though we can expect our fearless leaders to use the devastating news to inspire not hope but fear in we constituents.

Which any idiot can tell you depresses consumer confidence, leads we consumers to retrench and save our money which then pushes the economy further downward.

Treasuries: Here is the continued increase in debt offerings and it is only the beginning based on the stimulus…

CNNMoney:

The Treasury announced a record $67 billion quarterly refunding on Wednesday, which included the re-introduction of the 7-year note. The refunding announcement includes updates to the longer-maturity auction schedule. The government has brought over $100 billion worth of short term debt to the block each week for the last few weeks.

Revenge of TARP: Monday is the new REVEAL date for Treasury’s Plan for the financial system….latest ROY is that the bad bank is out, a the ring of fire around the bad assets is in a la CITI and BofA, Zombie Banks……..Dodd says today he is against nationalizing them…

But what of housing? WHEREFORE ART THOU O HOUSING PLAN?

We are all in the dreaded economic ring of fire…..

February 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . CITI, citigroup, Economy, FDIC, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Labor Department, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Update: Schumer says refis dont help housing…Schumer sells out American homeowners..is speaking against the Ensign Amendment …the only homeowner benefit for existing homeowners in this giant pile of crxp

UPDATE: What Utter BULLSHXT!!!!

From the NEVADA Review Journal, NEVADA where housing is in as bad a shape as it is here in AZ, I hope NV is happy, Reid is backing Schumer on this BACK ASSWARDS statement that it does not help housing to refi:

“The refinancing of mortgages doesn’t help the housing market,” Schumer said. “If you refinance you are not buying up a home that is sitting on the market.”

-snip-

“If there is anything to be done in the future we will wait until we get there,” Reid said. “Right now we want to get this economic stimulus bill done.”

yes jackass refis DO help the housing market, people teetering that can get in a fixed 30 at 4.5 can keep their house

each house they keep is one less in foreclosure

each one less in foreclosure is one less in supply

one less in supply is one more of that standing 18 month inventory that will be purchased

and you KNOW this you frakking idiots

I want everyone to know Schumer D NY is on CSPAN2 right now talking AGAINST A HOLC type plan

against the Ensign Amend. which allows all Americans to refi at 4%,

Schumer said “then the govt would own 3 trillion in homes, we cant have that, where do we get the money? the dollar will collapse, we cannot add that to our debt, how do we know the loans wont fail..”

He is using GOP arguments!! This is exactly what Obama did using Harry and Louise on UHC  OMG they are MORONS!

I CANNOT BELIEVE CHUCK SCHUMER SOLD OUT AMERICAN HOMEOWNERS JUST TO KEEP OUT AN AMEND FROM THE GOP

this sucks I am pixxed

what are we going to say when we want to do it??

Schumer is saying it should not be skewed to refis it would be new homes only..what??? he is giving away ammo for free to the GOP to use against any HOLC attempt

I am so sad now, this was my hope that they were doing holc next, every word from schumer proves that is wrong

they have abandoned us

The vote will be at 430pm this afternoon..

Call Chuck Schumer if you own a home and thought it would be ever so nice to have them address HOUSING

202 224 6542 Schumer D NY

WTH is wrong with them!!

February 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics, TARP, Unemployment Statistics. 3 comments.

David Obey on stimulus waste: “So what?”

UNREAL!!!!From hotair

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February 5, 2009. Politics. Comments off.

Tax Tribbles: Secretary of Labor nominee Hilda Solis’ husband pays 16 y/o tax lien YESTERDAY….

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Oh boy via MM:

USA Today reports that the Obama White House sheepishly disclosed today that Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis’s hubby has just paid up 16-year-old tax liens…yesterday. The disclosure comes just hours before the nomination vote.

“The husband of President Obama’s Labor secretary nominee paid about $6,400 Wednesday to settle tax liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years against his business, the Obama administration told USA TODAY this afternoon.

The disclosure came shortly before a 2 p.m. meeting of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which is scheduled to vote on Rep. Hilda Solis’ nomination as labor secretary.”

None of these people KNOW they have a LIEN with the IRS? How is that possible? What about wage garnishments? Little people get garnished…

This is just ridiculous. I say she steps aside, b/w this and her failing to report she was managing the money of an EFCA lobbying group while governing, it is too much,

I say Linda Sanchez would be fabulous at the job :0)

February 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Bill Gates has Lost his Mind….releases mosquitos at tech conference:”no reason only the poor should get malaria..”

Bill Gates opens a jar of mosquitoes at TED2009.

(TED / James Duncan Davidson) Feb. 4: Bill Gates opens a jar of mosquitoes at TED2009.

Yeah this whole Hope TM Change TM is going realllly well:

Microsoft founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates released a glass full of mosquitoes at an elite technology conference to make a point about the deadly disease malaria.

“Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,” Gates said while opening a jar onstage at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference — a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars.

“I brought some. Here I’ll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected.”

Remind me not to invite Bill and Melinda to my next Superbowl party…brings new meaning to class warfare eh? Bill must think bringing over everyone from India one H1B Visa at a time to replace American software engineers is the way to reduce malaria abroad….


February 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Politics, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

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