Update: Rand Paul’s Most Excellent Speech…

Update: Full Speech! yay!

Courtesy of sunrise1834

Look someone proudly embracing capitalism and American exceptionalism! Take note D.C.: We Americans Love America. Get a clue.

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May 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Twofer Tuesday: U68

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May 18, 2010. Tags: , , . Celebrities, Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

LOST scoop on tonight’s episode ‘What They Died For’

LOST - The Last Supper

Courtesy of EW’s Jeff Jensen:

(…)There’s one more significant event happening this week in advance of the series finale, maybe the most significant event of all: tonight’s penultimate episode of Lost! It’s called “What They Died For.” Let me tell you three things about it (SPOILER ALERT!):

1. It picks up where “The Candidate” left off two weeks ago. 2. The title would seem to suggest that someone will explain why Jin, Sun and Sayid had to die two weeks ago — and someone will do just that. 3. For an episode with such an ominous title, and one that ratchets up the tension and stakes in advance of the finale, “What They Died For” is a surprisingly funny outing. How do I know this?

Because as I explained in last Friday’s Doc Jensen column, I got a chance to see the episode last week. Click over there for a more expansive preview and a few additional teases about the episode….

May 18, 2010. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Medium gets picked up for another season

yay!!! Our previous posts on Medium here. I have been a Patricia Arquette fan since Freddy 3…

HA! Eat THAT NBC you TOOLZ!!!!! Recall the prxck saying it was ‘an aging franchise without a single fan letter’ a year ago. Frakkers.

THR Live Feed has it:

…Veteran procedurals “Cold Case,” “Ghost Whisperer” and “Numbers” will not be renewed. Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Miami Medical” is likewise canceled, as is fello newcomer “Accidentally on Purpose,” which mainly aired in the network’s Monday night comedy block. Veteran Wednesday night comedy “New Adventures of Old Christine” is also cancelled.

Meanwhile the network has just picked up “Medium” and “Rules of Engagement” for next season.

With the CBS’ upfront on Wednesday, the network suddenly has launched into a flurry of bubble show decision making.

The most surprising outcome here is canceling “Ghost Whisperer,” which many insiders expected to return and consistently won its Friday night time period….

May 18, 2010. Tags: , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

True Blood – HBO releases first 3 epi storylines…spoilers!!!

Courtesy of Mike Ausiello, who, whom?, we fans love to hate (he is always announcing the cancellation of something great like TSCC)

Episode #25:  “Pack of Wolves”
Debut:  SUNDAY, JUNE 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sookie (Anna Paquin) turns to Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) for help in finding Bill (Stephen Moyer); Andy (Chris Bauer) urges Jason (Ryan Kwanten) to stay the course; Sam (Sam Trammell) reconnects with his past; Tara (Rutina Wesley) seeks refuge from her grief.
Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Daniel Minahan.

Episode #26:  “Beautifully Broken”
Debut:  SUNDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), the Vampire King of Mississippi, concocts a plan to consolidate his power; Eric remembers his past; Sam tests the strength of his family bonds; Tara finds an ally in shady vampire Franklin Mott (James Frain).
Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Scott Winant.

Episode #27:  “It Hurts Me Too”
Debut:  SUNDAY, JUNE 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
In search of Bill, Sookie heads to Jackson, Miss. in the company of Alcide (Joe Manganiello), a werewolf bodyguard assigned by Eric to protect her.  Jason is distracted from his police exams; Bud (William Sanderson) reaches the end of his rope; Arlene (Carrie Preston) copes with unexpected news; Franklin charms Tara, and gets Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) out of a jam; Eric bequeaths a gift to Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis).  Haunted by visions from his past, Bill (Stephen Moyer) makes a surprising pledge of allegiance. Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Michael Lehmann.

May 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Special Elections, Primaries – PA, KY, AR, AZ

One more note on PA-12, Politico had a piece yesterday that the elections would determine who still had the juice, the influence so to speak. Well, clearly it is NOT Obama.

You know who campaigned for Critz? Big Dawg that’s who.

The Dems who still have influence with the blue collar workers are NOT the Obama wing, it is the Clinton wing still kickin’. DLC baby. But don’t worry Obama Critters, you have Barack in the Fall, lol.

Former President Bill Clinton sought to soothe the concerns of discontented voters in a tight special election race to replace the late Rep. John Murtha, stressing it was the Democratic nominee who could best bring more jobs to the blue-collar district.Candidate Mark Critz, a top Murtha aide, hopes to parlay an appearance Sunday at the half-hour rally with Clinton into more votes at the polls Tuesday as the campaign against Republican businessman Tim Burns draws to a close…..

AZ Morning After Update: Gov Brewer wins another one. She said we couldnt talk corporate tax cuts until we raised the sales tax, hopefully she will cut corp taxes now to bring jobs.

Arizonans will pay an extra penny per dollar in sales tax for the next three years after voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 100, infusing the state with much-needed cash and giving Gov. Jan Brewer a victory she’s spent 14 months fighting for.

The proposition passed 64-36, a margin no doubt helped by a $2.2 million effort by campaign committees.

MiM here the Axe the Tax Campaign raised, wait for it, $1200.00 to fight the tax, poor bastards. Pro tax advocates including Teachers Unions had over 2 million.

The vote preserves nearly $900 million in state spending on education, public safety, health care and other government sectors that would have been automatically cut if Prop. 100 had failed.

A broad coalition of education, business and other groups comprised the Yes on 100 effort, but the election results were likely sweetest for Brewer, who began pushing for a temporary sales tax increase in March 2009, less than two months after taking office amid the worst budget crisis in state history.

“Arizonans have spoken today. They told us they understood the depth of the financial crisis in Arizona. And they told us they understood doing the right thing almost always means doing the hard thing. And today, they did the hard thing,” a visibly emotional Brewer said at the Yes on 100 victory party in central Phoenix. “I never doubted that we had it in us.”….

AR- Blanche Lincoln goes to a runoff with lefty funded Lt Gov Halter, as the three way race prevented her from getting the 50% she needed.

Update: 10:34pm EST: PA-12 Burns conceded to Critz- in the immortal words of Jim Steinman and Meatloaf, 2 out of 3 aint bad..

Update: 10:14– Yep Bret Baier announcing the win for Sestak. 10:13 pm EST: Cavuto says they called it for Sestak waiting for headline to cross..

Update: 9:46pm EST, Lookee actual pundit-types agree:

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Cook Report doesnt call elections, but if we did, I’d have enough data to call #PASEN Dem nod for Joe Sestak /via @Dave_Wasserman

Update 4: 9:32 pm EST: Politico banner shows PA- 29.8% precincts in and Arlen 50.3 to Sestak 49.7%. Ed Rendell just said on Hannity Philly was reporting first. Arlen is toast if he is pulling even in the cities…

Update: RANDslide! They haven’t called it yet but they should… Just called it 7:48pmEST

Update 3: Politico Ticker on  top of their front page is beginning to show results coming in…

KY 16.4% precincts in, Paul ahead 52.8% to Grayson’s 34.2%

Update 2: ABC has ‘real-time’ results here

KY polls close first IIRC, ABC KY results coming in here

Reports have super light turnout across PA in the rain, bad news for snarlin Arlen…

Update: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will have early returns and ongoing coverage here beginning this afternoon

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May 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Taxes. Comments off.

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