TGIF!!! True Blood’s Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer engaged…

Update: Great fanmade vid by smvgrey74  of the coming S3 Eric-Sookie-Bill triangle! Three months til it’s back-June!!

E! is excited about Anna’s ring (and bizarrely no pic!)…I’m excited for Season 3! We covered Anna and Stephen’s real life romantic match here

February 26, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Music, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

FOX Special Report after the show panel

Courtesy of Fox:

All-star panel on whether the White House is secretly plotting a 2012 campaign; will native Hawaiians get sovereignty?

February 25, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Update: Maxine Waters D-CA shows the dangers of political influence on the Fed; Market Mover Wednesday: Ben on the Hill

Update: Maxine Waters D-CA, perfectly demonstrated the dangers of the political pressure and influence on the Federal Reserve. Rep. Waters thought the .25 increase in the Discount rate was like the raising of the Fed Funds Rate and would move the yield curve and mortgage rates. Her reaction tells you what will happen when the Fed finally DOES tighten. Imagine what the Critters will do when the Fed tries to sell the MBS it bought@ Fuggedaboudit@ She has Gentle Ben promising not to tighten for an ‘extended period’. If I had any way to bet the Fed wouldnt move for far too long I would…Gawd save us from the inflation…

10:15 am EST: Ben just began his opening remarks to the Financial Services Cmte. The Fed is predicting UE to drop to 6% in…wait for it…2012….consumer prices expected to rise 1-2% from 2010-2012….they still do not believe we can have inflation with declining wages….

I think this cycle will prove them wrong, of course when I buy food and gas no one asks me for the ‘core’ rate, they ask me for more of my money

…in other news new home sales dropped 11% in January…

LiveStream here

February 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Lost 6.6 ‘Sundown’ Sneak Peeks and Teasers from Damon and Carlton…

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Courtesy of jramanzini

 

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February 24, 2010. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Charlie Cook: health care reform is Obama’s Iraq War…

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The video of the interview we covered here. Everyone can see reality except the Democratic leadership. BUY A CLUE CRITTERS! No means No!

 

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February 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Twofer Tuesday: Toy Fair 2010 – Star Wars – Hasbro – Vintage Collection Returns

Oh I am so buying some of these, especially the ships…back in the day I kept getting Ballerina Barbie when I wanted the X-Wing and Tie Fighters…

Courtesy of ENI

Courtesy of CollectionDX

February 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

Update: Agenda released; Health care: list of GOP Senators who will attend *Thursday’s* WH PR event released…

Update 3: Jon Kyl R-AZ talks about what he expects at Thursday’s dog and pony show:

PoliticoPulse has the agenda up:

The agenda:

1. Discussion:

a. The President will offer opening comments, followed by Republican and Democratic Members chosen by their colleagues.

b. They’ll then move to discussions around four themes:

i. Controlling costs – introduced by the President

ii. Insurance reforms – introduced by Secretary Sebelius

iii. Reducing the deficit – introduced by the Vice President

iv. Expanding coverage – introduced by the President

2. Logistics

a. Participants will be seated at tables in a hollow square setup. They’ll be identified with name cards.

b. There will be a leadership staff walk-through on Wednesday afternoon.

3. Timing

a. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am and run until about 4:00 pm.

b. There will be a break for lunch. Buffet lunch will be provided for guests.

4. Attendance

a. Not all participants have been named by leadership. We’ll make the full list available as soon as it’s final.

Update 2: TPMDC has the list of Senate Dems:

The Senate Democrats attending the meeting were also announced this week: Sens. Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Patty Murray, Max Baucus, Chris Dodd, Tom Harkin, Jay Rockefeller and Kent Conrad….

Sounds like a group that can more than hold their own on the issue, Grassley was part of the endless Baucus wrangling, as was Kyl, Barasso and Coburn are M.D.s, Enzi has been wrangling the bill on the HELP Cmte for a year also,…

KJLo at TheCorner has it:

Mitch McConnell just released the names of the senators joining him at the health-care summit on Thursday:

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Senate Republican Whip

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Senate Republican Conference Chairman

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ranking Member Senate Finance Committee

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Ranking Member Senate Help Committee

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., HELP Committee

Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., R-Okla., HELP Committee

Sen. John Barrasso, M.D.,R-Wyo.

February 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. 1 comment.

The Toyota Witch Trials Part One

Update 1: Well it isn’t going well for Toyota from my view. Lenz indicated there was a report of trouble in the UK and it seems they did not notify NHTSA….

CNBC has LiveStream Coverage of the testimony and questioning of Toyota’s Lentz here

If they knew it was an issue in 2006 and covered it up shame on them. If Congress uses this to destroy Toyota and steal marketshare for GM shame on them.

If NHTSA helped them cover it up, then DC is working as it always has. And it is shameful. Looks like the same old pay to play shxt to me. Lobbyists, corporations, politicians in each others pockets, like FINRA and SEC ‘regulating’ their former and future employers, completely ineffective.

But I have also been doing recent reading on those GM trucks that had engine fires and NHTSA didnt do jack shxt there either did they? Yet no big show trial Congressional Panel, cause ya know they love them some GM. Waxman is playing clips of Phil LeBeau interviewing Lenz for CNBC…

Now that the government owns upwards of 70% of GM this has the appearance of impropriety and it is hard to deny these Critters now feel a much more personal stake in tearing down Toyota and thus in their minds building GM market share.

Me, I suggest peeps buy a FORD.

CNBC provides background here:

The president of Toyota’s U.S. operations insisted Tuesday that electronic problems did not contribute to sudden acceleration of its cars, drawing sharp criticism from lawmakers who said such a possibility should not be ruled out and from a tearful woman driver who could not stop her runaway Lexus….

February 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

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