Saturday, January 31, 2009
ANAHEIM -- "The owner of a local restaurant that plays off its name -- "The Anaheim White House" -- has gotten some unexpected backlash after he named a room after President Barack Obama.
Bruno Serato says being bipartisan is part of his marketing plan that includes naming the rooms in his establishment after all kinds of presidents like Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ro More..nald Reagan.
He says none of them ever caused any controversy.
So, he figured naming a room after President Obama would be the same.
Last week, Serato sent a blast e-mail to about 20,000 people on his customer list to announce the room dedication.
What he got in return was a plethora of complaints.
"You must be kidding?" read one email. "He didn't do anything yet other than weaken our internal security. Maybe you could house all the Gitmo (Guantanamo Bay) internees there instead."
"I am not an Obama supporter," read another angry e-mail. "I could never be, and as much as having an African-American in the White House could be a good thing, having one with Marxist ideals is certainly not a good thing! I will not be patronizing your restaurant, much less the 'Obama Room.'"
Serato turned the negative e-mails around and contacted the media as well as his associates in an attempt to receive more business. So far, that appears to be working.
As for who Serato voted for -- he won't say."
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Nude (painted) model poses for pictures at the M.A.C. Cosmetics Unveiling of Naked "Body Art" at Fashion Week Soiree. M.A.C. Cosmetics debuted 52 celebrity-designed naked body cards at Gagosian Gallery in New York on Feburary 12, 2003. lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
"A parent in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas, Henderson area reported January 27th that his son, who is in 1st grade, came home yesterday saying that he didn't want to go back to school anymore.
When asked why, the boy said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag.
Thinking that the boy might be exaggerating, the man asked his son if he was sure, and suggested that by "large" he might mean an 8x10 photo of the president. The boy apparently said "No, it is a large picture of Obama and when we are done, the teacher turns off the image."
"U.S. Army Soldiers tour Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. Saint Elijah's, a complex of buildings dating back to the 6th century, is the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano."
By Jonah Goldberg
LONDON —" From this side of the Atlantic, the refusal of House Republicans to support Barack Obama's so-called stimulus plan looks nothing less than Churchillian.
Alas, here in Britain, the lesson of compassionate conservatism's welcome demise remains lost on the Tory leadership. British conservatives remain fascinated with oxymorons such as "progressive conservatism" and "Red Toryism." (Sometimes the prefix "oxy" in "oxymoron" seems like gilding the lily.)"
"Now, one problem is, there isn’t much action. You can see the accessories, like a microphone and watch and necktie. Not exactly GI Joe.
Wouldn’t you think there’d at least be a little plastic Nuclear Football, or maybe he’d be ducking some itty-bitty plastic shoes, like the George Bush action figure?"
Friday, January 30, 2009
"Ret. USMC Gunnery Sgt., Nick Popaditch was on Red Eye last night, and he talked about his book and website, "Once a Marine" (OnceAMarine.com). Gunny Pop is a true hero, enlisting in the Marines in 1986. He's got a powerful story to tell, and I was so pleased to see him on as a guest last night."
"British army QRF Basrah 2008 (Waterloo Company) op telic 12 based at the shaat al arab hotel."
By Matthias Schepp and Gerald Traufetter
"In a new national directive, Russia has asserted claims on large sections of the Arctic Ocean. The tone of the document is openly aggressive, prompting fears of increasing international tension over who has the right to exploit the mineral-rich territory."
"It all just went by in a flash: The very first TV interview Barack Obama gave as president went to Saudi — backed, Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television. Missed it? The interview aired too late Monday night to make the morning papers (in most of the United States, anyway), transforming its initial burst of coverage into a second-day follow-up story (at least in the United States). It was as if the people (Americans) who put Obama into office were so much, well, chopped liver."
Thursday, January 29, 2009
"A U.S. Army Soldier walks down a street with two children in the Hayaniyah district of Basra, Iraq, Jan. 20, 2009. The Soldier, assigned to the 793rd Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, was in the area to deliver medical supplies to a local hospital. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andre N. McIntyre."
Another Former Guantanamo Detainee Beats System
January 29, 2009 by gordoncucullu
"In an article by AP writer Andrew Selsky, a frequent commentator on Guantanamo, he documents the return to the fight of yet another Guantanamo detainee. Calling himself Muhammad Atik al Harbi, ISN #333, while at Gitmo, the returned terrorist has been identified by his real name, Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi."
Welcome to the Inside Gitmo
By Ann Coulter
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
"Caroline Kennedy, in one of several interviews with the New York press: "I'm really coming into this (quest for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat) as somebody who isn't, you know, part of the system, who obviously, you know, stands for the values of, you know, the Democratic Party. I know how important it is to, you know, to be my own person."
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Ya know, that late nite stuff
Obama also picked up the award for Best Actress for his performance in ‘On the Beach in Hawaii.’
“When I saw those nipples, I knew he was going to win Best Actress,” said Meryl Streep, nominated for her performance as a nun in ‘Doubt,’ “My nipples just aren’t as pert as his. Plus, I was playing a nun. Is this what I’m reduced to? A nun? I didn’t even get to show my nipples. Hell, it didn’t even get cold enough for them to poke through my habit! Barack Obama, you are a superior actress!”
"Any party that assiduously works to bring about its own country’s defeat — as did hardcore Democrats with respect to the Iraq War — is surely guilty of treason. And it should not be forgotten that President Obama was one of those Democrats. The readiness of Democrats to resort to treason, subversion (it was Teddy Kennedy who offered to help the KGB bring down President Reagan ......"
"U.S. Army Capt. Rick Brunson (left), chaplain for 215th Brigade Support Battalion, shows the inside of an ancient chapel in the Saint Elijah Monastery to soldiers during a tour there at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2009. Photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn Makinano."
"As they say on the TV show "24," the following took place last week between 9 and 10 p.m. on a flight from Los Angeles to Denver."
"I spoke for a few minutes to the 20-year-old woman seated across the aisle from me."