The Vampire Diaries Extended Preview ‘The Sacrifice’ 2.10

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November 30, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Abuse of Power: GOP Rep blasts acting Dem House Speaker for refusing to allow him to speak, “This is why the people threw you out!”

Unfrakkinbelievable!! There are NO OBJECTIONS and they will not let this GOP Rep. address the House!!!!! What the hell are the Dems doing??!!!Who the fxck do they think they are to deny a member speech on the floor when there is no objection?!

OUT OF CONTROL.

Video courtesy of CSPAN and FDL

November 30, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Uncategorized. Comments off.

The Walking Dead ~ Sneak Peek of 1.6 ‘TS-19’ Season Finale & Behind the Scenes of 1.5 ‘Wildfire’

Update: Nice EW cover piece up!

 

Yes this is the Season Finale! Now aren’t you glad it got early renewal for S2? :0>

Courtesy of AMC

Spoilers for 1.5 ahead!

November 29, 2010. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Roger Waters performs ‘The Wall’ in its entirety

Update: A clip from last night already on youtube ~ Comfortably Numb

11/28/10: Saw the show last night in Phoenix. THE BEST CONCERT EVER BAR NONE. If you get any chance to see this amazing, knock you on your ass show, take it. Awesome doesn’t do it justice. Roger sounds fxckin amazing, guitar solos fxckin amazing.

The visuals, Jeebus they made the show I saw with Gilmour in ’88 fade away, but that’s to be expected. The teacher, mom, ‘Georgie O Keefe on acid lover’ were ginormous puppets  and the Pig sailed over the crowd red eyes blazing but it’s MIC message wasn’t alone – ‘Trust Us’ was answered with a ‘No Fuckin Way’ across its giant ass.

Roger updated the film with cuts of current conflict. Royal Dutch Shell’s emblem was prominent, I wish Goldman Sachs had one, you know it would have been there!!. Obama made the film with the other corruptocrat leaders, the applause was very definitely in recognition of his full of shxtness, I was hooting wildly and so were a lot of awakened Obama fans let me tell ya. Then the clips moved to our brave soldiers returning from serving to their kids. I have seen this film on AceHQ, children surprised in class by their Dads home from the war and sure enough I cried. I have never seen such pure naked emotion as on those kids faces. Then I cried knowing Roger’s Dad and so many others never make it home.

Roger LIVED the performance for us, just incredible. The sound was everything every Floyd fan ever wished they could produce at home, surrounding themselves in the music. I could feel the buzz of the electricity the crowd was generating back at the stage during You Better Run and I wasn’t even trippin.

Second Side of the album is my fave, and by the time the Wall was built across the stage separating the band from the audience I knew I would have followed the show to the nearest state for the next night if I still lived back East. I want to see it again. And again! BEST SHOW EVER. Thank you Roger!!!

Here is a youtube from the Boston show 10/1/10, In the Flesh, Run Like Hell:

I’m so excited!!! It’s finally here!

Excellent review from the NYPost on the beginning of the tour:

When Roger Waters finished building “The Wall” in its entirety, at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, it was just another brick on what was the best arena concert I’ve ever been to. Period.

The show, a theatrical experience that brought the great 1979 Pink Floyd album to life, was simply fantastic….

…Musically, Waters kept his 12-piece band true to the original charts — it seemed that no notes were added or changed. Even the searing guitar solo by David Gilmour delivered 30 years ago on “Comfortably Numb” was re-created with note-for-note precision — even though Gilmour and Waters parted ways 25 years ago.

The concert’s structure was also faithful to the double album: Sides one and two were played before intermission, sides three and four after. After the final song, “Outside the Wall,” Waters and his band just bowed and left the stage….

Atlanta Journal loved it:

Visually jaw-dropping and acoustically flawless, “The Wall” anniversary tour might be the most technically phenomenal show ever staged in an arena.

The dive bomber careening over the audience and crashing in a fiery explosion. Those menacing, mammoth blow-up marionettes associated with iconic characters from the album (the schoolmaster, a wife, the pig). And of course, the wall, slowly being constructed, brick by cardboard brick, as the show progressed and used as a 240-foot-wide projection screen….

…Roger Waters claims this will be his last-ever tour. And, really, it should be, because he could never top bringing “The Wall” to life.

He’s also managed to contemporize the semi-autobiographical Pink Floyd album, which, even after three decades, works as a complex study of politics and psychology….

Times Picayune reviews the Houston performance:

…Because the audience knew the set list in advance – the entirety of “The Wall,” in order – it was up to the production to supply suspense, drama and surprise. The opening pyrotechnic salvo concluded with a World War II-era British fighter plane screaming in from the upper balcony to a fiery “crash.” All evening, a stellar audio mix enhanced surround-sound effects, such as the helicopter that seemed to clatter overhead in “The Happiest Days of Our Lives.”….

CAN. NOT. WAIT!

November 27, 2010. Tags: , , , . Art, Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, graphic art, Music, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Too Big to Fail Bankstas and the Financial Collapse: Bethany McLean, author of ‘All the Devil’s are Here” CSPAN Interview

cannot wait to read this book

Courtesy of CSPAN

Reminder: IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN RIGHT NOW, REGULATORS ARE IGNORING THE FORECLOSURE FRAUD AND FAILURE OF TBTF TO DELIVER THE NOTES TO THE TRUSTEE, THE MBS ARE PUTBACKS WAITING TO HAPPEN.

For more on the imminent collapse and why, see Naked Capitalism, Yves Smith today- ‘Why MERS needs to be taken out and shot’

the idea of passing a Federal statue to solve MERS’ growing state-level problems is a huge stretch. As the latest report of the Congressional Oversight Panel noted,

In the absence of more guidance from state courts, it is difficult to ascertain the impact of the use of MERS on the foreclosure process. The uncertainty is compounded by the fact that the issue is rooted in state law and lies in the hands of 50 states judges and legislatures.

We’ve been told that Constitutional scholars have said that repeated Supreme Court decisions have found real estate transactions to be beyond the reach of Commerce clause, and hence not subject to Federal intervention. So the idea that MERS can be legitimated by Congress appears far-fetched.

But what are the problems with MERS? The focus so far has been on its questionable legal standing, but its operational failings are every bit as serious.

Although critics have provided a number of arguments against MERS, the most fundamental relate to MERS’ claim that it acts as mortgagee of record….

And see NC again for Tom Adams on why failure to transfer notes is a serious problem for the TBTF:

(…) Based on my review, Countrywide failed to comply with the terms of the agreement for the delivery of the mortgage notes. In addition, importantly, the trustee also failed to comply with the terms – it was required to certify it had the mortgage notes at closing and then certified annually that it had safeguarded the mortgage loan documents as required by the PSA.As a result, if Countrywide actually failed to deliver all of the mortgage notes to the trustee, as the judge describes in the Kemp case, then

(1) This is a problem for the trustee proving it has standing for foreclosures or bankruptcies, as in the Kemp case,

(2) It seems like investors in the certificates issued by CWABS 2006-8 would have a good case to pursue claims against both Countrywide and the Bank of New York, as trustee, for failing to perform as required under the agreement,

(3) By stating that the notes had been delivered and certifying all of the notes had been received, Countrywide and the trustee seem to have misrepresented the transaction to investors, by creating the impression that the trust had secured the collateral, and

(4) The trustee’s annual certification under Reg AB that the mortgage loan documents were safeguarded and secured may open the parties up to additional liability for misrepresentation to investors, despite the fact that three-year statute of limitations may have expired for misrepresentations made in the offering statement for the transaction.

I tracked down the pooling and servicing agreement in the Kemp case from CWABS 2006-8 to make sure it did not have any unique exceptions to delivery. It did not. Section 2.01 of the PSA requires the Depositor (CWABS) delivery of the note to the trustee with all intervening endorsements as follows:…read it all!

November 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Education, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, journalism, media, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

The Walking Dead Sneak Peek 1.5 ‘Wildfire’ & Behind the Scenes of 1.4 Vatos

Courtesy of AMC

Spoilers Ahead for 1.4!!

November 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Trailer

Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures and ClevverMovies

Cowboys & Aliens hits theaters on July 29th, 2011.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Noah Ringer, Sam Rockwell, Ana de la Reguera, Clancy Brown, Heavy D, Jon Favreau, Paul Dano, Abigail Spencer, Keith Carradine, Adam Beach

1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Cowboys & Aliens trailer courtesy Dreamworks Pictures.

November 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense. Comments off.

Still the Same: House Dems re-elect Pelosi as Leader

IOW  the Dem House message to the people is: ‘Fxck you voters, we will change NOTHING. we dont need you anyway!’ and Nancy grins ear to ear as she jaunts off to what will be a DEATHKNELL for Dems, the 2012 elections. Anyone who doubted Obama was leading US and the Dem party off a cliff, doubt no longer.

November 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

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