Update 3: Rangel Presser 9:00am; Charlie says hell no he won’t go; Charlie Rangel stepping down as Chair of House Ways & Means Cmte!!

Update 4: Charlie taking ‘leave of absence’ from chairmanship

Wednesday 8:45am Update 3: Rangel has a presser in about 15 mins…

Above the post Update 2: HotAir covers news that Charlie refuses to step down..oh boy…

Update: The plot thickens!

Charlie Rangel emerged from a closed-door meeting in Nancy Pelosi’s office Tuesday night to declare that he’s still the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and hasn’t agreed to give up his gavel – even as some media outlets were reporting that he’d done just that.

But asked whether he’d still be the chairman tomorrow and in the coming days, Rangel said: “I can’t make all those promises at my age.”

And when Pelosi was asked whether Rangel was resigning, she said “no comment.”

When Roll Call asked him if he’ll still be chairman, he said, “You bet your life.” Looks like we’re going to have to do this the hard way. On to the floor vote! Just one question: Who leaked the bogus news that he had quit? Was that the Dems’ way of trying to pressure him into leaving, knowing that if it looked like he had changed his mind and was trying to hold on, irritated caucus members would be more likely to abandon him?

Wow! Breaking on the CNBC Chyron now…cant stand the heat! get out of the kitchen!!! Charlie BTW was the one on the conference call to HRC telling her she must withdraw and not go to a roll call count at the convention and fight in the RBC….cough cough karma cough cough cough

hey who gets that Cmte gavel now???

giving his gavel away, hey he has made it through countless shenanigans before,  I would never have believed he step down…

He lost our AZ mod Dems already, my Rep Harry Mitchell and Gabby Giffords in Tucson both said they would vote against him tomorrow

Update: Chuck Todd on Kudlow now says SANDER LEVIN D-MI, Carl Levins bro will be taking over the gavel, he is 3 in seniority, but number 2 is PETE STARK! Who is apparently ill, sorry for that but Stark would be a DISASTER OMG! Hey MI Dems have to answer for Pres Barack Carter Obama too! they stopped the revote….

Todd indicating Rangel not to resign seat, but will likely retire this yr if he doesnt get gavel back after end of ethics investigations…..

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March 2, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Wall St. Comments off.

Warehouse 13 returns July 13th with Season 2…

Yay:) Warehouse 13 has been a ratings powerhouse for SciFi and is also drawing more women than any other original show in its history. I tend to think they undercount how many of we scifi/fantasy fans are women, they always have, but I am always glad to see scifi/fantasy draw more eyeballs, especially in their cherished demos….

SciFiWire posted the press release:

SYFY’S HIT SERIES, WAREHOUSE 13 BEGINS SEASON TWO PRODUCTION THIS MARCH LEADING TO ITS SUMMER PREMIERE ON TUESDAY, JULY 13 – Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti and CCH Pounder All Return For Second Season Pick-Up

Nolan Funk (Nickelodeon’s Spectacular) To Guest Star In Four Episode Storyline

New York, NY – March 2, 2010 – Syfy’s #1 original hit series, Warehouse 13, commences production on season two this March in Toronto and will kick off the new season with a summer premiere on Tuesday, July 13. Series regulars, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek and Allison Scagliotti, along with series guest star, CCH Pounder, reprise their roles in the series ratings leader for Syfy. The 13 episode, hour-long dramedy is slated to return this summer 2010.

Nickelodeon star, Nolan Funk (Spectacular, Drake & Josh) guest stars in a four-episode storyline in season two. Funk portrays Todd, a tech savvy local who takes a special romantic interest in Claudia (Scagliotti). This budding relationship is put to the test by the secrets they are forced to keep from one another.

Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself.

Warehouse 13 became the all-time Syfy leader in total viewers (4.1 million), Adults 25-54 (2.1 million) and Household ratings (2.9), as measured by 7-Day DVR data, making it the most successful series in Syfy’s 17-year history.

Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel), returns as showrunner.

March 2, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Twofer Tuesday: ZZ Top

Some Texas rock in honor of the Gubernatorial Primary today…PS= AND BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday Texas! 174 yrs ago …

Courtesy of EagleRockTV

ZZ Top perform live from their home state of Texas. This awesome performance captures ZZ Top at their very best.
The full concert DVD, with plenty of bonus footage, is out now from Eagle Rock.
If you are in the UK, the link to buy the DVD from Amazon is http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001021T2A…

If you are in the US, the link to buy the DVD from Amazon is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018M6J72/?…

March 2, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Trailer 2

Courtesy of hollywoodstreams

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WH to detail ‘Cash for Caulkers’ today…

Obama in GA today to announce details, but it hasn’t passed Congress..if you have a home and a job this is a nice program….of course the spending is not paid for that I know of and that BS ‘deficit reduction panel’ is lurking waiting to put the kaibosh on all of us with some crapulent VAT tax down the road so perhaps we could oh I dunno..stop spending until the crisis is over…this would have been fabulous as part of spendulus…constructioion jobs and all….

WSJ:

…Under the proposal, consumers who undertake straightforward improvements—insulation, duct sealing, water heaters, furnaces or air-conditioners, windows, roofing and doors— would be eligible for 50% rebates on that spending, up to a maximum of $3,000, according to details released by the White House.

More comprehensive retrofits would qualify for a $3,000 rebate for a whole home energy audit and subsequent retrofit aimed at annual energy savings of at least homeowners who achieve greater savings would come in for additional rebate amounts

March 2, 2010. Tags: , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

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