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Jindal May Prove To be Republicans’ Version of Obama

Nov 30, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: News

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GOP Looks to Louisiana’s Governor

By Michael Leahy
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 30, 2008; Page A02

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Last weekend, 18 days after Barack Obama decisively defeated their candidate for president, a mostly Republican crowd of self-described conservatives received their first introduction to someone many prominent members of the GOP think could be the party’s own version of Obama.

Like the president-elect, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is young (37), accomplished (a Rhodes scholar) and, as the son of Indian immigrants, someone familiar with breaking racial and cultural barriers. He came to Iowa to deliver a pair of speeches, and his mere presence ignited talk that the 2012 presidential campaign has begun here, if coyly. Already, a fierce fight is looming between him and other Republicans — former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who arrived in Iowa a couple of days before him, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is said to be coming at some point — for the hearts of social conservatives.

“The Republicans really have no choice except to look at some people more youthful if they want to have a better chance of winning,” said Betty E. Johnson, an independent and the wife of a Cedar Rapids pastor, who voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 but who went for Obama over 72-year-old John McCain. “I liked Obama’s energy and hope. I don’t know, but maybe a younger person would give Republicans a feeling of more energy, openness.” (more…)

King James blasts Sir Charles: ‘He’s stupid’

Nov 29, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Sports

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James reacted strongly to Charles Barkley’s comments that the Cavaliers star isn’t showing respect for Cleveland fans and his teammates by discussing his possible free agency following the 2010 season.

“He’s stupid. That’s all I’ve got to say about that,” James said Friday night before the Cavaliers’ game against Golden State.

Barkley made the comments on TNT’s NBA studio show and Dan Patrick’s radio show.

“If I was LeBron James, I would shut the hell up,” the Hall of Famer said on Patrick’s show. “I’m a big LeBron fan. He’s a stud. You gotta give him his props. I’m getting so annoyed he’s talking about what he’s going to do in two years. I think it’s disrespectful to the game. I think it’s disrespectful to the Cavaliers.”

James, under contract for two more seasons, was bombarded with questions about his future when the Cavaliers visited New York to play the Knicks on Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers can offer him an extension as early as July 1, 2009. There has long been speculation James will eventually end up in one of the NBA’s larger markets and the Knicks have cleared salary-cap space in anticipation of the 2010 free-agent class.

“I think July 1, 2010, is a very big day,” James said when the Cavaliers were in New York. “It’s probably going to be one of the biggest days in free-agent history in the NBA. So a lot of teams are gearing up to try to prepare themselves to be able to put themselves in position to get one of the big free-agent market guys.”

Chocolate News – The Nat Turner re-enactment

Nov 28, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Comedy

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Porsche Foxx (ATL Radio Personality) is gone Again

Nov 28, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Entertainment

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For the Atlanta heads

Porsche Foxx gone from V-103 again
By Rodney Ho

Porsche Foxx is gone from V-103 —Â again. Her boss Reggie Rouse sent out an email this morning confirming her departure.

I have no details otherwise. She’s already been taken off parts of the V-103 Web site, such as this list of Veejays. Her name is still floating about though on some pages

Foxx was on air several years in the afternoon slot until late 2004. She was arrested for a DUI with pot possession and no license. She eventually had some jail time, probation and rehab.

In 2007, V-103 gave her a second shot, this time at mid-days. She has been on for about 17 months. She’s had solid ratings, in line with the rest of the station, which is consistently No. 1.

Is this a good move? Did you like her the second time around as much as the first?

Bush said he is ready to go when the time comes.

Nov 28, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Politics

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Bush: Time for klieg lights to go ‘somewhere else’

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush is relishing the chance to see “the klieg lights shift somewhere else,” although he admits he’ll miss perks like White House cooking and flying on Air Force One.

“Frankly, I’m not going to miss the limelight all that much,” Bush said in an intimate family conversation with his sister, Doro Bush Koch, about how he’ll feel when he leaves the White House to make way for Barack Obama on Jan. 20.

“Been a fabulous experience to be president,” Bush told Doro in the conversation recorded for the oral-history organization StoryCorps. But he said he’ll be ready to go when the time comes.

Bush did acknowledge in the Nov. 12 conversation — aired Thursday on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” — that he would miss the trips on the presidential jet and not having to worry about traffic. He and first lady Laura Bush both agreed in the talk that they would miss the chefs at the Executive Mansion, but disagreed about who would be in charge of meals when they move back to Texas in January.

“I’m sure I’m going to lose a lot of weight, because Laura’s going to be the cook,” Bush deadpanned. The first lady responded, “You’re going to be the person grilling, though, I think.”

The president also said he would miss spending time with his sister, who lives in the District of Columbia area.

“This is a job which, you know, obviously had a lot of stress to it; it has a lot of pressure,” Bush said. “But when you’re around your family at all, all that pales.”

Since 2003, the nonprofit StoryCorps has helped people record nearly 25,000 interviews at stationary booths in New York and with mobile operations traveling around the country. Participants receive a CD of their 40-minute interview, and all recordings are archived at the Library of Congress.

Good Time For a Brainy President

Nov 27, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: News, Opinions

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By David S. Broder
Thursday, November 27, 2008; Page A29

When I started covering the White House more than 50 years ago, I believed that the smarter a president was, the better he would be. That was wrong.

Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan were certainly not intellectuals, but they understood the power of the presidency and they knew how to impose their agendas on their political partners and rivals.

By contrast, Jimmy Carter was a whiz at policy analysis and Bill Clinton grasped the connections among issues almost intuitively. Yet neither of them left the White House with a record of great achievements.

So for several years, I have been arguing that there are traits much more important to the success of a president than brainpower. Self-confidence, curiosity, an eye for talent, the ability to communicate, a temperament that invites collaboration — all these and more rank higher on the list of desirable presidential traits.

I am not ready to abandon that view. But I am struck by how lucky this country is, at the moment, that the president-elect is a super-smart person like Barack Obama.

With each passing day, it becomes more evident that even the smartest and most experienced managers of the American economy are struggling to understand — and fix — what has gone wrong in our markets.

I attempt to follow the discussion in newspapers and on Jim Lehrer’s “NewsHour” and other deeply serious television programs about the latest moves by the Federal Reserve Board and the Treasury — and I am stumped. (more…)

Nice Looking girl next door

Nov 27, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Gorgeous Girls

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Lieberman Contributed to GOP Senate, House Candidates

Nov 27, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Politics

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Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) support of John McCain’s presidential campaign was well known. His contribution to Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) was not. (By Melina Mara — The Washington Post Photo)

By Paul Kane

Here’s a story of the Thanksgiving spirit, forgiving and forgetting senatorial style.

When Democrats gathered last week to decide the fate of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), a pair of senators-elect, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, stepped up to offer symbolically important speeches.

Having ridden the wave of support for President-elect Barack Obama, Udall and Merkley spoke out in favor of the spirit of reconciliation and moving on from the campaign, in which Lieberman was one of the highest profile supporters of the Republican presidential ticket.

But no one in the room knew, as Merkley spoke, that Lieberman had supported Merkley’s opponent, Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.). Lieberman, through his Reuniting Our Country PAC, gave Smith’s reelection bid $5,000 on Oct. 10, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Lieberman’s support of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for the presidency was well known, punctuated by his nationally televised speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul criticizing Obama as not prepared to be president. His endorsement of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who has served as the top Republican beside him at the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, also was well known in Democratic circles. (more…)

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By Chris Chase

The Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving is every bit the holiday tradition as the Macy’s Day Parade, awkward dinner-time conversations and endless turkey leftovers. But the team’s ineptitude has led to a growing call that Detroit should have the Thanksgiving game stripped from its schedule in favor of a better matchup for the television-viewing audience. With the Lions entering this year’s game sporting an 0-11 record, the chorus will grow louder than ever. The NFL needs to ignore it. Detroit is the home of Thanksgiving football. Changing that would rob the league of one of it’s best traditions.

Maybe it’s my inner-Tevye, but tradition matters. There’s something to be said for the fact that the Lions began the NFL Thanksgiving game in 1934. (The Cowboys didn’t jump into the fray for another 32 years.) It started off as a promotional gimmick to draw interest to professional football which, at the time, lagged in popularity behind the college game. Since then, Thanksgiving football has been synonymous (for better or worse) with the Detroit Lions. (more…)

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A Carroll woman who was caught having sex in the men’s room at an Iowa Hawkeye football game in Minneapolis last weekend says she’d had so much wine before kickoff that she doesn’t remember walking into the restroom, the man she had sex with in a stall, or when the police opened the door.

What Lois Feldman, 38, will remember is the humiliation afterward.

“It’s ruined my life,” she said through tears today. “Not just the incident but the press.”

Feldman, a married mother of three, has been the target of Internet jokes and prank telephone calls today. She was fired this morning from an assisted living center, where she had been an administrator.

Feldman said her husband, Kelly, has been supportive. She said he faults himself for not going with her when she left her seat to use the restroom before halftime. (more…)


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