Schoolyard Brawl between Dems: Obey and Waters in yelling match on floor – Waters D-CA shoved Obey D-WI? Pulled apart by fellow members….

Glenn Thrush has it:

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) engaged in a late afternoon shouting match on the House floor after Obey reportedly rebuffed Waters on a $1 million earmark request, aides and witnesses said.

Witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it appeared that Waters pushed or shoved Obey.

The pair were seen shouting at each other and had to be separated by members — who were gathered on the floor casting final votes before heading off to a party at the White House.

Waters, according a Democratic staffer familiar with the situation, approached Obey to ask him to fund one of her longstanding earmarks, the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.

Obey — who irked Waters a few weeks back by banning “Monuments to me” funding projects named after the politicians that earmark them — told her no, emphatically enough to be heard across the chamber.

I’m not going to approve that earmark!” Obey shouted.

The two veteran Democrats — each pugnacious and 71 years old — began shouting, with the L.A. area-Congresswoman following Obey around the chamber, reportedly suggesting he channel the vocational money through a local school district.

At some point, they collided, witnesses say, with one Obey ally claiming the lean Waters “tried to shove” the stout Obey.


June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Finance, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Update: Fox reports AP and LAT indicate MJ has died: Michael Jackson rushed to hospital…

Update: Shep on FOX reports LAT and AP indicating MJ, 50,  died at 3:15pm.

Sounds as though he may have passed away, everyone is breaking in to look at hospital and Greta was using past tense and switched to present now, so I suspect that may be the case…RIP, a troubled person with a lot of talent..

Courtesy of Denshuu:

Vader and the Troopers perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”…  Courtesy of


June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Music, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi. Comments off.

Farrah, God Bless…

Farrah as Jill with her 70’s Mustang Cobra II*, and a Charlies Angel episode with Timothy Dalton and Farrah doing karate..God Bless, 62 way too young..


June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Tea Party Patriots Action Alert Melt the Phone Lines Action Alert! Must Act Now!

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Tea Party Patriots Action Alert

Melt the Phone Lines Action Alert!  Must Act Now!

The Tea Party Patriots “Congressional Weasel Watch” is on high alert: Congressional Code Red!

You must act today!  Do not wait another minute before you make these calls.  We are Silent No More! Call your Congressman to express your views on this legislation.

HR 2454 The American Clean Energy & Security Act (Previously named CAP & TRADE) is out of committee and coming to the floor of the House of Representatives for a Fast Track vote on Friday, June 26th.

Call your Congressman and tell them NO today!  When calling your representative, do not use the words “Cap & Trade.” You need to use “HR 2454 ACES ACT” when speaking with their offices.

Please contact your own Congressman and also the following representatives who are on the fence about how they will vote on the legislation.  With your phone calls, perhaps they can be persuaded to vote NO on this legislation!

We need you to call today!  This cannot wait another day, as this needs your attention now!

To find and contact your Congressman click here.

June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. Comments off.

BTM: What Battlestar Galactica Taught Me About Healthcare “Reform”…

By BreaktheMatrix

New Report from the Congressional Budget Office:

* Enacting this proposal would result in a net increase in federal budget deficits of about $1.0 trillion

* According to the CBO, this legislation will leave at least 36 million Americans uninsured

* It will force at least 23 million Americans to give up the health coverage they have.

* There would be no change from current law regarding Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


The government already pays for nearly half of all health care. This means we’re half-socialized already.

Starting with depression era wage and price controls, and continuing with government tax policies, the politicians have made Americans dependent on their jobs to get health insurance.

State government policies have made insurance too expensive by piling on special interest mandates dictating specific types of coverage.

Medicare and Medicaid have fixed the prices we pay for health care, causing the extraordinary paradox of both price inflation and shortages in areas like primary care.

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Yep the Gaius Baltar of Healthcare is TOTUS agree! Support the Wyden Benett Health Care Plan!

June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare. Comments off.

BSG ‘The Plan’ trailer and The 35th Saturn Award Winners…

Courtesy of greycoupon

More from AceShowBiz:

…A two-hour event, “The Plan” is a TV movie which serves as the prequel to the Sci Fi series ““. It begins just after The Destruction of the Twelve Colonies, with two Cylon agents discussing the problem of the remaining humans, both on the planets, and those who have escaped into space.

Sci Fi will premiere the -directed movie in November….

By mkrzynecki

BSG cleaned up:

Syndicated/Cable Television Series:

Actor on Television:
– “

Actress on Television:
– “

Ace showbiz has the coverage

The rest of the winners:

Television Series:

Presentation on Television:
“The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice”

Supporting Actor on Television:
– “

Supporting Actress on Televison:
– “

Guest Starring Role on Television:
Jimmy Smits – “

Best Series on DVD:

Best Retro Series on DVD:
“The Invaders”

Learn more about the Saturn Awards here

June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, graphic art, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

SCOTUS rules 8-1 strip search of AZ girl was unconstitutional…


June 25, 2009. Tags: , , . Politics. Comments off.

Update: Bernanke gets Grilled on the Hill…

Update: Ben doing very very well in his testimony, Markets are ecstatic about it, Dow up 148…


Fed Chairman Bernanke under subpoena before Issa and Towns’ House Oversight and Government Reform Panel on BofA/Merrill merger

CNBC Live Stream Here

Ben’s prepared statement:

…Bernanke, in prepared testimony to a House committee investigating the matter, said he did not threaten action against Bank of America’s CEO Kenneth Lewis or the bank’s board members if they decided to abandon the takeover.

“Neither I nor any member of the Federal Reserve ever directed, instructed or advised Bank of America to withhold from public disclosure any information relating to Merrill Lynch, including its losses, compensation packages or bonuses or any other related matter,” the Fed chief said.It marked Bernanke’s first public comments since the House committee launched an investigation earlier this year into whether he or other government officials bullied Bank of America to stick with its plan to combine the two financial powers after Lewis found out about Merrill’s financial woes….

FD-MiM are shareholders…a list of our previous posts here

June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Wall St. Comments off.

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