Update: SEIU/ACORN video added..Team TOTUS recommended tactics already resulting in violence at townhalls…

Thank you to HotAir for linking 🙂

Excellent Live Blog report from inside at Frank’s posterous here,partial excerpt at the bottom of the post.

AP has a post up on HA with more video…

Video courtesy of yaldah1995

They have signs and a flag, they arent breaking glass, they want to be heard it appears...

They have signs and a flag, they arent breaking glass, they want to be heard it appears...

Updates from commenters on WTSP, seem to suggest the media is making this seem violent and it was not, we need the video…:

SEIU & Castor organize a townhall and announce it at the last minute as to reduce opposition voices. The townhall was packed 1/2 w SEIU people.

When supporters of healthcare freedom (ie, anti-BigGovHealth demonstrators) were prevented access to the townhall they began to shout, bang windows & doors.

another comment:

This article is complete b.s! The meeting ended early because Kathy Castor left early. “Ellen Gedalius, a Castor spokeswoman, said the Congresswoman left the meeting because she had accomplished what she came for.”

That’s why the meeting ended early. Not because of violence.

There are already many comments from people on that news site blaming El Rushbo. unreal.

To  recap:

the Team TOTUS line to our own elected officials when coming to see US at townhalls is “If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard”,get in their faces”, AFLCIO chief said he was sending Labor out to confront people at townhalls, the WH website, Linda Douglass asked for people to REPORT their fellow citizens for their OPINIONS on health care

And the media has been helpfully spreading the Pelosi “swastika” Baird “brown shirt” Hell’s Grannies canard about Tea Party Patriots being thuggish yet overdressed, neonazi insurance executives when in reality they are reasoned individuals expressing their well informed opinions to their own elected officials…

Here is where we are going under Mr Unity Pony (cause Hill and Sarah were so polarizing)

10Connects WTSP Tampa News:

Angry protesters and strong supporters are clashing inside and all around a health care reform town hall meeting in Downtown Tampa.

The meeting which was scheduled to begin at 6:00 at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County drew hundreds of people who quickly began to overwhelm staff and event organizers at the front entrance.As the building filled to capacity, angry protesters stuck outside began to scream, yell, and chant. At one point, those trying to get inside began banging on windows as Tampa Police officers quickly spread out guarding all entrances.

10 Connects photojournalist Kevin Carlson, currently inside the meeting reports at least one fist fight breaking out inside. Some other journalists remain outside.

Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor and State Representative Betty Reed were hosting the event.

UPDATE 7:13pm

Police on bullhorns are trying to break-up the crowd outside the building on 1002 E. Palm Ave.

Many in the crowd are refusing to go.

UPDATE 7:32pm

The forum has ended early.

ESSENTIAL READING!!! LIVE BLOG by Frank’s posterous after the break:


August 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. 12 comments.

Update: Market Mover Friday: TOTUS let jobs number out of the bag?

Update: Friday 8:28am EST: Here come the numbers…..

Consensus is a wiiiiide range-160- -320…

-247k, JULY, Unemployment rate 9.4%. It went down from 9.5%? whaa??? Diane Swonk on CNBC just noted that rate fluctuates as people drop off and give up. College students graduating should push it back up she theorizes…

(Much better than consensus which expected 9.7%)

Revisions May/June- net upward +43k

How did the UE rate not move? And yes TOTUS telegraphed this yesterday clearly…

14.5 million unemployed

Long term unemployed increased to 5 mill overall…..

Futures are rallying….

I look forward to analysis of this number as it makes no sense to me…..

Rick Santelli- 2 yrs selling off, flattening of the curve…’market is getting sensitive to any data trying to tighten itself (Rick is on record the Fed will miss the boat on tightening)…

Thursday: TOTUS just said on live TV we are at the beginning of the end of the recession and we are losing jobs at half the rate we were..

Kudlow just noted that TOTUS already has the data: when he worked at OMB, POTUS gets the monthly jobs number around 430pm the night before the release, suggesting TOTUS is broadcasting tomorrow’s number…

I am on record for a double dip already, the RUSH and PUSH for clunkers funding is to give a fake boost to 3Q GDP….it may work but it will not fly long term….we cannot sustain the funding as treasury reported this week….

Makes me wonder WTH they are doing with the numbers to get good data when anecdotally everyone is out of work….adding government jobs, counting the summer youth employment which got billions from stimulus, these things can skew the data…

August 6, 2009. Tags: , , , . Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

John Hughes Passes Away…

Variety has it up:

John Hughes, director of culturally significant films such as “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” died suddenly today of a heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to Manhattan….

Cavuto passes on the report from TMZ. Only 59. A hugely important figure in popular culture if you grew up in the 80s. God Bless.

Courtesy of XippVid

Courtesy of nightlady1

August 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Film. Comments off.

Update: Legend of the Seeker Season 2: Cordelia of Buffy/Angel to guest star as Mord’Sith…Cara (Tabrett Bethell) to join cast’s regular trio…

Updated: Title was misleading. Charisma is making a guest star appearance in the premiere Nov 7th, while Tabrett (Cara) will be a regular for S3 (as we fans of the novels hoped! This move would follow the books :0) )

I hope we get some Grat LURG Ricccardddd an the Sylph!!!


Charisma Carpenter SDCC 05 Veronica Mars Panel

Charisma Carpenter SDCC 05 Veronica Mars Panel


…Because this is IGN, we’d be remiss if we let you continue reading without giving you the details on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel actor who will guest-star on the show. Cordelia herself, Charisma Carpenter, will play Triana, a Mord’Sith in the season premiere. If you’re unfamiliar with the show or the book series, the Mord’Sith are a bad-ass group of soldiers who wear tight red dominatrix outfits. In other casting news, Tabrett Bethell, who played Cara, another Mord’Sith in the first season will join the cast this year as the trio’s traveling companion….

Cara (Tabrett Bethell) in 1.22 'Reckoning'

Cara (Tabrett Bethell) in 1.22 'Reckoning'

The show’s second season premieres in the US on November 7th..

Netflix has signed a deal with Disney/ABC and will now have seasons one AND TWO! of Legend as well as LOST available!

…Netflix and Disney-ABC came to an agreement allowing the movie rental company to distribute popular TV shows “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Legend of the Seeker.” Some of the episodes were already made available on Aug. 1. The remaining episodes will become available in September.Specifically, the agreement includes the first five seasons of “LOST,” seasons four and five of “Desperate Housewives,” season five of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and seasons one and two of “Legend of the Seeker” from ABC Studios….

In other Seeker news, NBC Uni picked up rights to air the show on its SciFi network in Central and Eastern Europe:


…NBC Universal Global Networks has picked up the rights to Disney-ABC Television Group’s syndicated drama Legend of the Seeker for its SCI FI channel in Russia, Poland and Romania.

Produced by Sam Raimi, of the Spider-Man movie franchise, and the creative forces behind Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, the show is set in a distant land, in an age of swords, dragons and magic, focusing on a mountain guide who is thrust into an epic adventure after falling in love with a woman with magical powers. The series is shot on location in New Zealand. SCI FI, which picked up the two-hour pilot as well as 21 1-hour episodes, launches the series on its Russian, Polish and Romanian outlets in the fall.

Colin McLeod, the managing director for Central and Eastern Europe at NBCU Global Networks, said: “We’ve had a fantastic run of highly anticipated, much talked about premiere series on the channel this year—and Legend of the Seeker is no exception. There was a tremendous buzz ahead of its launch in the U.S. and the first night ratings are testament to what a fantastic show it is. The special effects and exciting plot twists make it a real gem for our autumn schedule.”…

Plus, 10 Reasons Why You MUST Watch Legend of the Seeker by the very talented sarizalite:

August 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Legend of the Seeker, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 3 comments.

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