More good news for TSCC fans: Lena Headey cast in George RR Martin’s HBO Game of Thrones…

Love Lena. Love Sean Bean, Captain Sharpe baby…love George RR Martin..gonna have to keep the HBO after True Blood goes on hiatus I guess, they got me…All Hail Robb trailers follow

First here is George RR Martin on The Ice Dragon

Courtesy of TorForge

By mjsgrass78


Lena Headey, star of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series, has nabbed the last major part in HBO’s Game of Thrones pilot, according to Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune. Headey will portray Cersei Lannister, a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her… (Go Read the Whole Thing)


September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, graphic art, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Update: Steny Hoyer (D-MD) gets booed at townhall…

Update from TheHill go read the whole thing! Steny tried to filibuster with a bunch of panelists and the crowd got mighty pixxed:

…at the conclusion of Hoyer’s planned speech, when five panelists were introduced and asked to give their own remarks, the crowd turned on its congressman, erupting angrily at having to continue to wait for their chance to ask questions.

“We don’t want to hear this!,” a man’s voice rose above the crowd “Get to the questions!” A chant of “We want questions! We want questions!” soon broke out

After a few questions about the cost of the healthcare overhaul, Hoyer repeated emphatically his pledge not to vote for a healthcare bill that wasn’t paid for, a statement that only drew a mix of boos and laughter….

…“A woman earlier asked who’s going to keep the health insurance companies honest. I’m concerned who’s going to keep the government honest,” an unidentified man asked Hoyer, prompting a roar from the crowd fit for a championship basketball game, as people in the packed bleacher seats stomped their feet, amplifying the noise….

He was rolling out the EEEEvil insurance company (TM) line when he got a round of boos…

A report from outside the townhall fromThe Sundries Shack via Instapundit:

Tonight, a standing room-only crowd of over 1500 people packed the gymnasium of North Point High School in my hometown of Waldorf, MD to attend a health care town hall meeting with Congressman Steny Hoyer….(go read the whole thing)

Here are some helpful facts as the new attack, this time ginning up class warfare HARD against insurance companies,  gets rolled out next week. Courtesy of a comment on TheAtlantic where Ambinder gently lays out all the approved journOlist talking points for Team TOTUS:

mfsheldon (Replying to: djaymick) September 1, 2009 4:58 PM:

Obama is not honest in his rhetoric.

– 61% of major health plans are non-profit. NON-PROFIT

– The other 39% earn a WHOPPING 3.2% profit margin, same as Wal-Mart. Google earns 25%. Google CEOs get invited to appear in Obama campaign ads. Insurance company CEOs, including non-profits, get villainized.

– 82% of hospitals are non-profit are government run. About half of nursing homes are as well.

Health care insurance and provision of services is one of the least profit-oriented sectors in the economy, given the widespread participation of non-profits.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies make 15% profit margins, roughly. That is real money. However, other innovation-oriented technology companies often make more. Apple earns 15%. Google earns 25%. Microsoft earns closer to 30%. Pharma is not out of line with other R&D lead industries.

As for the uninsured, it is actually 46 million PEOPLE.

– 9 million are illegal immigrants
– 2 million are legal residents who can return to their home country if they get too sick, so they do not insure themselves
– 12 million are actually covered by Medicaid but have not signed up because they are not sick
– 15 million are uninsured, yet make more than $75,000 and CHOOSE not to purchase coverage

When you get down to it, the number of people who fall through the cracks because of economic reasons amounts to…

8 million people.

That is about 3% of the population.

Keep in mind another important factor. This data is collected by the US Census every year and they ask the following question.

“In the last year, were you without health insurance coverage?”

What that means is that anyone who was between jobs or failed to re-up their policy for any reason gets included.

This probably overstates the actual level gap in coverage significantly because lots of people may go for a month without coverage between jobs, even in a good economy….

September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

Mad Men gets early renewal for Season Four…

Courtesy of msmadgirl

Our previous post on Mad Men here


Mad Men” has been renewed for a fourth season. The 1960s-set drama, currently nominated for 16 Emmys, received an early pick-up Tuesday as a show of support from the network, according to AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier.

“We always saw the potential for ‘Mad Men,’ and believed in and supported the series because of our strategy of developing cinematic television that complements our library of the most entertaining movies, from every genre, on television,” said Collier in a statement.

“It’s been extremely gratifying to see the show develop into such a pop-cultural phenomenon with such a passionate fan base. With this early fourth season renewal, we’re excited to let our audience know the captivating world of Sterling Cooper will be back on AMC again next year.”

..The third season of “Mad Men” premiered last month to a record-breaking audience of 4.5 million viewers. Among its Emmy nominations — the most for any drama series — are Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama (Hamm), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama (Slattery) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama (Moss)….

September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Popular Culture. 2 comments.

Will the real ‘party of the people’ please stand up?

This is where the Emperor would reveal to Luke that it was his plan to have him give in to the dark side…Can I laugh maniacally now as a 22 yr Dem, and reveal I am so so happy that Michael Steele and the GOP are protecting Medicare from cuts? 🙂

The GOP with a heart!

Ooh oooh like the Schooner Tuna commercial from Mr Mom!!! Where Teri Garr convinces the Tuna Exec to temporarily cut prices during the recession! Michael Steele and the GOP will temporarily stop tightening Medicare until after the recession? I’ll buy that for a dollar!

Can you imagine being a Dem Critter and praising Obama’s planned 600 Billion in Medicare/Medicaid cuts? I mean it is the height of hypocrisy on its face. They have been blowin smoke. If they believed all the crxp they sold we Dems for 22 yrs they should NOT be trying to implement Orszag cuts. Why the hell were we wailing about GW cutting Medicare? Why the hell did they have me calling the Hill about that if they felt like it was a good idea?

That has been my problem with the entire Obama neo-prog reasoning all the way down the line. Jason Fuhrman his economic dude loves him some Walmart which the Dem leadership told us was Teh Evil (TM). Then we had Austan Goolsbee telling Canada ixnay on the AftaNay renegotiation while Obama ran around the 57 states saying NAFTA killed gazillions! of American jobs and it was somehow Hillary’s fault. And their intellectual elitism and snobbery is NOT the blue collar Democratic party of my youth…

I couldn’t give a rat’s axx how sharp the crease in my POTUS pants leg is, David Brooks, you and your Kathleen Parker ilk are attracted to Team Obama precisely because they are like you, snobs. Arrogant and convinced of their righteousness and convinced of the ignorance of America at large. I will take GW’s brush clearing and Big Dawg’s peccadilloes any day over the Smartest Effetes in the Room…

And of course the piece de resistance is Orszag and Zeke Emanuel’s cost curves which are not Democratic plans IMO. They are something I am uncomfortable with, thus my recent move to the right…

And as always when I do something, I really do it 🙂

Bottom line is the GOP is fighting to save Medicare from DEMS who are trying to cut it and that tells me I am on the right track with my current support of the GOP. The party may change but the motivation I am looking for is who is looking out for the people and the nation. We are the Worrrrrldddd….oops my lib youth rearing its ugly head, LOL!

BWAAAAHAAAA!!!!! and Huh? but mostly BWAAAAHAAA!!We are through the looking glass, everyone needs to rethink where they have been standing IMO and go with the peeps best supporting American ideals, which at present is the GOP IMO…

Keep rockin me baby.

September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

SpikeTV’s 2009 SCREAM Awards nominees…

Lena or Katee need to take home the statue! Megan Fox cannot act her way out of a wet paper bag although I'm sure she would look great wearing one...

How did Fox even get INTO this category with Lena and Katee? ugh!

Lena or Katee need to take home the statue! Fox cant act her way out of a wet paper bag although I'm sure she would look great wearing one.. (more…)

September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Star Trek, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

CW: The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth – Webisodes 1 & 2…

If you miss Harper’s Globe fear not, here are more mystery webisodes courtesy of CW..

September 1, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

Market Update: Sell off- DOW drops 188…


The economics 101 pundits on CNBC had good economic data to spin today with the ISM and pending home sales (but when you dig things aren’t ‘there’ yet), but the markets seem to have figured out yesterday following the China selloff Sunday night, that only the American consumer is going to get us out of this and the American consumer is pixxed off, nervous about their job, or does not have a job, and is waiting to see what Team TOTUS will frak with next…IOW not spending loads of dough anytime soon, thus preventing an inventory buildup which would lead to job creation..

Reality Bites

DOW down 188.56 to 9307.72

S& P down 22.75 to 997.87 (breaking the 1000 level)

NAS down 40.85 to 1968.21

10 yr is at 3.37

GOLD up 4.4 to $957.90

US Dollar rallied -Oil dropped 1.86 to 68.10

PS Cash for Clunkers CLUNKED! GM and Chrysler saw sales DROP!!!! Only FORD did well, and even they less than expected!

September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , . Economy, Finance, Politics, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Twofer Tuesday: 80s GH heart throb edition…

Dr Noah Drake!

Courtesy of xan1967

And Frisco! remember Felicia the blonde Aztec Princess? Loved that storyline, lol..

Courtesy of ashesofmemory

‘All I Need’ after the break, cuz I can’t resist…


September 1, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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