Horror: ‘The House of the Devil’ Trailer…

Creepy satanic confusion like those classic 70s horror flicks, The Sentinel, Rosemary’s Baby. Hope it lives up to it..

Courtesy of hollywoodstreams

Sam is a pretty college sophomore, so desperate to earn some cash for a deposit on an apartment that she accepts a babysitting job even after she finds out there is no baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ulman are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creeky Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse.

Megan is Sams best friend, who gives her a ride out to the house, and reluctantly leaves her there despite suspecting that something is amiss. Victor at first seems like just a creepy guy lurking around the house, but quickly makes it clear that Sam will end this night in a bloody fight for her life.

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September 23, 2009. Tags: . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Update: ACORN sues Breitbart and the Dynamic Duo of O’Keefe and Giles: PDF of complaint…

Update: NRO reader and attorney concurs with MiM’s assessment of broad discovery for defendant’s Breitbart, Giles and O’Keefe. Show us da books baby! (both sets!, lol)

Third, with a little bit of careful thought, the defendants could plead some interesting counterclaims. The federal False Claims Act and RICO come to mind, and would be very interesting.

Fourth, even if the defendants don’t plead any counterclaims, the scope of discovery against ACORN will be incredibly broad, as it almost always is in civil litigation. ACORN has far, far more to lose from what could come out during discovery than what they are asking for in this suit.

Here is the PDF of the complaint and demand for jury trial. ACORN is suing as a group incorporated in LA and the two fired MD employees are also suing. The defendants named include Breitbart, LLC as well as O’Keefe and Giles for their work exposing ACORN corruption in the expose series for Big Government.com.

They want 500k for each fired employee, 1 million for ACORN, 1 thousand for each Plaintiff, by which I wonder if they mean each of the 500,000 ACORN members they claim to represent in the complaint, plus 1 million in punitive damages from each of the three defendants AND an immediate RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP AIRING OF THE TAPES

I think the last part is key. This is meant to put the kaibosh on airing the rest of the tapes. I am hopeful they have more on the HUD Grants ACORN gets and the mortgage fraud they allegedly perpetrate.

To put on an affirmative defense, since ACORN dragged their schtick ‘we represent 500k low income people’, yada yada, and asked for 1k for each ACORN employee, PLUS asked for punitives,  can’t subpoenas duces tacum fly? Can’t discovery provide some clarity into the opaque ACORN maze of ‘shell’ corporations and track the federal money?

WSJ:

Acorn — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — filed a lawsuit Wednesday against conservative activists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, who posed as a prostitute-and-pimp duo at a number of Acorn offices. O’Keefe and Giles posted on the Web their hidden-camera videos of Acorn employees giving them tax advice on a brothel business. The community organization is also suing Breitbart.com, which posted the videos.

In a complaint filed in Maryland’s Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Acorn says two Baltimore employees in one of the hidden-camera videos were taped without their consent in violation of Maryland law…

*Liar Liar clip courtesy of jonturk26

September 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Housing, journalism, media, Politics, Taxes. Comments off.

Boehner: Medicare Advantage *WILL* be cut, <200k *WILL* be taxed…

Courtesy of Rep. Boehner:

In an interview on Foxs Your World with Neil Cavuto, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed the costly government takeover of the health care system that includes a litany of new tax increases, over $500 billion in cuts to Medicare for millions of seniors and the Obama Administrations recent gag order designed to keep seniors in the dark about the potential reductions in Medicare services. Leader Boehner once again called on the President and Democrats to scrap their costly proposal and work Republicans to create a bipartisan bill that improves the current system.

September 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. Comments off.

Snowe heats up – objects to ‘rush’ in health care process…

Sen. Snowe (R-ME) showed her spirit in Committee markup today when a GOP Amendment that would require 3 days posting of the final bill on the internet for public review and a final CBO score before passage was rejected by the Democrats:

Courtesy of FoxNews:

Finance Committee members argue over health care amendments

September 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Dollhouse new Season 2 Promo

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Courtesy of AceShowBiz

Unlike the previous promo that gave a look back at season 1, this thirty-second long sneak peek teases on what to expect from the new season with footage of Eliza Dushku’s Echo, Tahmoh Penikett’s Paul Ballard, Fran Kranz’s Topher Brink and many others.

more about “Dollhouse new Season 2 Promo“, posted with vodpod

September 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Update: Sarah’s Facebook Message on the Speech: Transcript excerpts from WSJ: Sarah Palin CLSA Speech…

Update 3: Sarah has put up a post about the speech on her Facebook page:

Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin attended the 16th annual CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong Wednesday. AP

Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin attended the 16th annual CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong Wednesday. AP

Thoughts from Hong Kong

Today at 6:31pm

Many have asked to see my remarks as presented in Hong Kong. Here is an excerpt:

So far, I’ve given you the view from Main Street, USA. But now I’d like to share with you how a Common Sense Conservative sees the world at large.

Later this year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – an event that changed not just Europe but the entire world. In a matter of months, millions of people in formerly captive nations were freed to pursue their individual and national ambitions.

The competition that defined the post World War II era was suddenly over. What was once called “the free world” had so much to celebrate – the peaceful end to a great power rivalry and the liberation of so many from tyranny’s grip.

Continues after the break:

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September 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. 7 comments.

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