It hurts him politically in some way just because of what transpired, but how was he suppose to know this was going to happen? And those who hope clemency is used more with executive power (i.e., Rick Perry) shouldn't then be cheering about this at all in glee for Huckabee going down.
His record did that by itself before this happened.
In 1992, Sisters With Voices (SWV) graced the R&B world with their soulful voices on their debut album "It's About Time."
That double-platinum album featured several hits, including tonight's Sunday Soulful selection, "Weak." The group, after many years hiatus with failed or never developed solo efforts, is coming back next year with an album.
Hopefully they can produce quality tracks next year like this classic from 17 years ago. Amazing how time files.
Once again, here's SWV, with "Weak." Your Sunday soulful selection.
Remember, as always, suggestions are welcome for Sunday Soulful here at TWD's Weekend schedule. Either hit me via Twitter or email at email@example.com.
And despite not having Sanders, Jackson, and Dwight Freeney for this game, the Colts improved to 11-0 today against a Texans team, which looks to be on the verge not being good enough for the postseason once again.
It seems thankfully there aren't many highlights today of these pieces of crap shows (helped by the fact that NBC's "The David Gregory Show" was focusing on non-political stuff). In fact, one of them is worth watching and hearing, while the other sure as hell isn't.
Bernie Sanders, as always, is on the side of common sense and rational thinking. He is obviously not happy about the troop increases expected to be announced by President Obama in Afghanistan.
Nutcases like Jon Kyl will b all over the airwaves saying an exit strategy just won't do in Afghanistan
Thankfully, only two highlights from the Sunday crap shows. Shockingly, with all the Afghanistan news that John McCain was not on a single Sunday talk show. But never fear, he maybe on another one (or two) next week!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 56th minute volley off great work from the offensively minded fullback Dani Alves has placed Barcelona back on top of La Liga in their El Classico first derby with Real Madrid this year.
Both teams ended with 10 men, as Sergi Busquets was sent off of in the 63rd minute, while Lassana Diarra left the pitch in stoppage time.
Madrid had their chances and probably should have come out with nothing short of a tie. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were denied by Victor Valdes and Iker Castillas respectively, though they arguably should have scored with the chances they had.
At day's end, once again, Barcelona own Madrid on the final scoreline. But with the standings so tight between these two, the title in La Liga will go down to the wire.
And the second meeting in the Spanish's capital later this season could be even more massive.
Remember earlier in the week when the British began their independent inquiry into Iraq? Well, this massive tidbit that few will notice in this country, especially our corporate media, was dropped today about Tony Blair.
He bullied his Parliament thanks to his lies about Iraq it appearsAn explosive secret letter that exposes how Tony Blair lied over the legality of the Iraq War can be revealed.
The Chilcot Inquiry into the war will interrogate the former Prime Minister over the devastating 'smoking gun' memo, which warned him in the starkest terms the war was illegal.
The Mail on Sunday can disclose that Attorney General Lord Goldsmith wrote the letter to Mr Blair in July 2002 - a full eight months before the war - telling him that deposing Saddam Hussein was a blatant breach of international law.
It was intended to make Mr Blair call off the invasion, but he ignored it. Instead, a panicking Mr Blair issued instructions to gag Lord Goldsmith, banned him from attending Cabinet mee…
Photo from Getty ImagesNo question about it. Chelsea are not only the best team in England right now. You can easily argue so far that they are the best team in the world right now. And Didier Drogba, again, performs in the big moments.
Photo from WaPo's Bill O'LearyThe Heene family has nothing on these attention whores. I mean, seriously, they turned down Larry King in hopes of....Television industry executives said on Saturday that Michaele and Tareq Salahi had postponed plans for an interview Monday on CNN’s “Larry King Live” and were seeking top-dollar bids for their first television interview.Well, I feel like laughing royally at CNN and Larry King getting turned down by these fools here. Clearly always going for a chance to get ratings any any cost out of a slide show story, they have complete egg yoke on their face for being deemed "not expensive enough" for these wannabes.
Hopefully the rest of the networks will notice this and not raise these yahoos' egos anymore by giving them the interview, and actually paying them for it as well.
The program's duration, originally set up from the stimulus bill, has caught the eye of the Congressional figures who really do care about the American people. And they have urged something to be done about this: Earlier this month, Sen. AI Franken, D-Minn., spoke on the Senate floor of a 57-year-old constituent from Lakeville named "Gregory" who was laid off from his printing job in March and now depends heavily on his COBRA subsidy........
"In today's dismal economy, who has $940 each month to spend on health insurance, especially if you don't have a job?" Franken said. " . . . Now is not the time to put another burden on struggling families."
First off, this photo just released from the White House. Lord, these people even met Obama: The Secret Service is obviously, and deservedly so, embarrassed about you know what: “Although these individuals went through magnetometers and other levels of screening, they should have been prohibited from entering the event entirely,” Mr. Sullivan said. “That failing is ours.”And they weren't done in castigating themselves"The Secret Service is deeply concerned and embarrassed by the circumstances surrounding the State Dinner on Tuesday, November 24.Obama is calling for a probe into this matter, unsurprisingly of coursePresident Barack Obama asked for a full review of how a Virginia couple under consideration for the cast of a reality-TV show was able to crash Tuesday's state dinner for the prime minister of India, a White House official said Friday.This serves as your second open thread of the day, because it sure is as crazy as any story usually found in an open thread.
Photo from AP's Dave Martin Greg McElroy has been maligned as possibly the only thing holding back Alabama from winning a national title this year, just like John Parkwer Wilson was last year in my mind.
Today though, and especially in the game winning drive he anchored, he sure wasn't a man holding them back from winning the title. He and Trent richardson stepped up on a day where Mark Ingram was bottled in all up against arch nemesis Auburn.
12-0 they go, undefeated just like last year going into the SEC title game. And just like last year, it will be against Tebow, Meyer, and Florida.
The most important question, however is this (and CBS help this will be a "No"): Will Florida enter the game in Atlanta with one loss like last year?
And yet... my favorite newspaper of all, the (state-controlled) China Daily, has just indicated in its November 25 edition that China's recent year-long freeze on the value of the RMB may be about to end. (Thanks to my friend Jeremy Goldkorn, of Danwei.org in Beijing, for the tip.) If Obama had "demanded" this in public, or insisted that it be announced while he was standing next to Hu Jintao in Beijing, his "toughness" might have received better one-day coverage in the U.S. press or on SNL. But the chances of his getting what he was after would be nil. Of course, the chances are still uncertain. But this was the major item on the economic-rebalancing agenda; and the Administration's argument all along was that influencing China's behav…
Shocking awful breaking news at the moment. Tiger Woods has been involved in a car accident near his home in Florida, from what reports have indicated. More to come on this shocking news.
Update: The Orlando Sentinel is reporting the incident happened early this morningWoods, 33, pulled out of his driveway in the Isleworth community about 2:25 a.m. when he struck a fire hydrant, and then drove into a tree at his neighbor's property, FHP reported.
Woods was transported to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee in serious condition, FHP said. No other information about his condition has been released.
A Health Central hospital employee said at 2:30 p.m. that Woods was not a patient. A hospital operator would not say if Woods had been treated and released.Update 2: Woods is being treated for facial lacerations. And alcohol wasn't involved in this, by the way.
Update 3: Woods is in the hospital, and chargers are actually being pended on him by the Florida Highway Patrol on this.
With news of their upcoming album coming out February 8 of next year, here is the first flashback video of the day, from the legendary group Sade (with its of course legendary lead vocal female of course). The video is straight fire.
"No Ordinary Love", as TWD Friday continues on this Black Friday.
And for all my Muslim friends, colleagues, and throughout, a happy Eid Mubarak as the Haji season concludes: Since all religious celebrations are in a huge way a cleansing of hearts and souls, so are they a call to people to lead lives away from the kind of squalor that some often create through littering on Eid-ul-Azha. Let such a spirit of cleanliness be upheld. At the same time, let the city authorities ensure that the s…
Yeah, it's Texas A&M's awful defense and all. And Jerrod Johnson really pilfered and raided on the Longhorns overrated defense. But just Nebraska in the Big 12 title game is in the way to the BS Title game for Colt McCoy and company.
Photo from APStephen A. Smith announced on his radio show that Allen Iverson is retiring from the NBA after 14 seasons (really 13 and a little bit more technically) in the league.
More to talk about to come, but he created this type of ending for himself. He just couldn't deal with the fact of not being the premiere man on the team. And even more disturbing is the fact that he placed that more on his heart than winning an NBA title.
Again, breaking news, Allen Iverson is retiring from the game after 13 plus seasons.
But the question needs to be asked to her......does she even want that job after she slammed Obama like that?
Another person thinking people were going to have an immediate case of amnesia is one Lou Dobbs, who thinks Hispanics will automatically love him now that he is thinking seriously about public office.
Good to see that Obama is going back to Copenhagen, but let's hope it is for legit climate change talk instead of just grandstanding photo ops.
It's what they get for trying to deal with the crazyThe White House has just released its visitor logs for November, and here’s a fascinating little nugget: The chief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce visited the White House nearly a dozen times in one month.
The White House only took the gloves off against the Chamber after the news broke that it was hoping to fund…
The Adam Lambert thing will get addressed later on if I have time and energy today to talk about it, but here is the whole news run through: Well, at least they left him before he had the chance to leave them! Diddy's boy group Day26 have reportedly parted ways with the rap mogul's Bad Boy Entertainment label.
According to Day26's Willie, the group still maintains a level of respect and unity with Puff's label.They haven't gotten any traction at all in their careers since winning on that show. But at least they didn't let him do to them what he has done to "Dream", "Tha Band" "B-5", and "Danity Kane!"
One of the long time and throwback owners in the sports world, for both the Wizards and the Capitals, has passed away at 85 years of age with a rare brain disease.
And Pollin was generous individual in the nation's capitalHe was also a major philanthropist in the community, paying for affordable housing and endowing a local Boy's and Girl's Club. His grandest project was building the MCI Center (now Verizon Center) in 1997 and triggering a stunning renaissance of Gallery Place and surrounding neighborhoods. The Whole Delivery sends its condolences to him, his family, his friends, and the organizations of the teams he owned.
The painful reality of Recession stories, especially from recent graduates whose hopes have been severely damaged amidst the crisis.
I don't expect Mika Brezinski to talk with Matt Halperin about this on Morning Joe I bet.
And I don't expect Halperin to have a friendly conversation with Jason Linkins either: This image is now only available through the magic of Google cache, because it was taken down, apparently because SOMEONE at Time is operating abo…
The massive contest between Inter Milan and Barcelona, with Barcelona up 2-0 thanks to slick passing and playing like the champions form last season they were. Free Videos by Ustream.TVMore updates on the other big matches of the night.
The Associated Press have reported that instead of someone killing this man, he killed himselfA Kentucky census worker found naked, bound with duct tape and hanging from a tree with “fed” scrawled on his chest killed himself but staged his death to make it look like a homicide, authorities said Tuesday.
Bill Sparkman, 51, was found Sept. 12 near a cemetery in a heavily wooded area of southeastern Kentucky. A man who found the body in the Daniel Boone National Forest has said Sparkman also was gagged and had an identification badge taped to his neck. Many, including myself, strongly speculated about whether anti-government forces killed this man. Instead, those vibes were proven wrong here.
And hopefully there will be those who felt that same feeling I did to fess up and show more caution next time.
Photo from Al JazeeraWhen someone still brags about the United States being the beacon of democracy and transparent government, it would behoove you to point them to the latest example of that belief being a very questionable one (and that's being nice about it).
Today over in London, a public inquiry is being conducted by the British population into why on Earth their country was a protagonist in the misery that is the Iraq War.
With how the "we must look forward" phrase continues to go in circulations in Washington D.C., our version of what is going on in the UK capital probably won't be taking place at all. One-time senior officials from the foreign and defence ministries will outline Britain's policy towards Baghdad in early 2000, as the five-member committee investigates what lessons can be learned from the US-led war.
John Chilcot, the inquiry chairman and a former civil servant, said he was confident of producing a "full and insightful" account of …
Mike Stark does it again with another up close interview, this time espousing how scared he is of coming on Rachel Madow's show.
Obviously, Rachel noticed that and talked about it on her show: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy And the classy Rachel declined to say "It's official, I scare the mess out of Joe Lieberman."
Only Albert Pujols winning the MVP in the NL will be more least surprising. Still, I wonder who gave Jeter or Teixeira the first place vote: Mauer received 27 of the 28 first-place votes by the Baseball Writers Association of America to easily outdistance Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees.
The 26-year-old Mauer batted .365 to earn his second straight A.L. batting crown. He had 327 points in the voting, well ahead of Teixeira, who had 225, and Jeter with 193.
For a third rate awards show that gets overshadowed by the VMA's and the Grammy's (considering its date isn't always guaranteed at the same time of the year sometimes), the AMA's usually does have people talking about it the next day.
That was the case with the people performing at the event, and the way their performances turned out:
J-Lo had a great entrance and all (Michael Buffer, hello!), but a mediocre song and the fall at the 3:01 moment really became the last memory for most.
Adam Lambert's performance was more than over the top:
Lady Gaga's ness
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performance, with the camera views through the audience being so funny by the way.
And Janet Jackson
Gosh at all these accolades and pressure they are putting on Taylor Swift now. The fact that the voters choose her over the posthumous Michael Jackson for "Artist Of The Year" was embarrassing indeed.
The comedy will be great to see, even though I highly doubt this will happen: Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs has never been elected to any government office, but he said Monday he’s considering a run for the White House in 2012.
During an interview on WTOP radio in Washington, Dobbs fueled rumors he’s seeking a bid for public office, possibly the highest office in the land, when asked if speculation about an Oval Office bid is “crazy talk.”
“What’s so crazy about that?” Dobbs, 64, replied. “Golly!”He will surly excite the Hispanic base if he runs, that's for sure.
But in the long run, I think he realizes deep inside how at campaign will become part of the comedy Hall of Fame if he does become more engrossed in his Presidential hopes.
Then again, with how crazy he has become over the last few years, the thoughts of him actually believing he has a voting block and independent cred is possible.
Josh Marshall presents a point of justified lament about how watered down the current public options have been: Now, there are many people who look at this and say that the bill(s) under discussion are so anemic that they're maybe not worth fighting for at all. And that's certainly a legitimate opinion. But I think there's another question. Considering how down to the wire this is, is it really worth holding up everything else contained in the bill when the point of contention, the public option, is as measly as it is? It really is concerning, with how the non-negotiated rates for a public option in the House was effectively lost from the get go, how the quality of reform in this bill isn't strong as it should be.
It's hard to continue getting excited over the public option when its effectiveness is being abated it seems with every passing second. From those non-negotiated rates to the start of (at least) opt-out public option ( 2013 at the earliest?), you can feel…
Really Democratic senators that should be following their party line to just allow a vote on a Democratic bill should be standard news. Sen. Ben Nelson announced Friday he will vote for a cloture motion Saturday that clears the way for Senate debate on health care reform.
Nelson, a centrist Democrat who holds one of the key votes required to prevent a Republican filibuster, said the Senate needs to "start trying to fix a health care system that costs too much and delivers too little for Nebraskans."Now he will continue to bask in the attention of slowing rather than "starting to fix" of course.
From 1993, here is this week's first selection for the Flashback Friday, that ALWAYS gregarious and great "Whoop There It Is" from Tag Team! You never know what you we see on the Flashback Fridays at The Whole Delivery.
Hell, even if Domench was worth a damn as a coach, I would still be having a remarkably gutted feeling about this, as well as almost the entire footballing world.
I don't think there's anyone brave enough to tell Ireland to get over this one. Even their prime minister is getting involved in this (though thankfully the football federation of the Republic said that no government official should get in this).
So you try telling Ireland to get over it.
Unless you are The curious irony in all of this is that many Irishmen chuckled at the misfortune of their old English foes after Diego Maradona's infamous "Hand of God" goal ended their World Cup dreams some 23 years ago. Well, now they have their own injustice to throw into the hall of sporting infamy and, as the English will readily confirm, the pain they are feeling now is unlikely to disperse any time soon.An English chap.
Thankfully it didn't go Watt and his supporters way: Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed an amendment to their financial regulatory reform bill that would mandate an audit of the Federal Reserve. The Paul-Grayson amendment, named for its chief sponsors, Reps. Ron Paul and Alan Grayson, passed the committee by a count of 43-26.Almost with a similar feeling of last night's "Too Big Too Fail" banks vote, this one has a ways to go in order to be law.
The lobbying challenges will get strong, and there virtually is no chance that this will get passed before years end unless the extraordinary happens.
The news that everyone knew a few weeksago is official: The media mogul Oprah Winfrey will end her iconic daytime talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” in 2011 as she prepares to start a cable channel of her own.
A spokeswoman for Ms. Winfrey’s production company confirmed Thursday evening that Ms. Winfrey will make the announcement on her program on Friday. The plans were first reported by WABC, the ABC affiliate in New York City.
“The sun will set on the Oprah show as its 25th season draws to a close on September 9, 2011,” WABC said.Fill that time spot Ellen....don't let that Wasilla Quitter fill it up.
Add another to Republicans hating the American people Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to immediately freeze increases in credit card interest rates, fees and finance charges.
Shortly after Democrats passed credit card reform legislation in May, the card companies began jacking up rates in advance of its implementation. Major parts of the act won't take effect until February and August of 2010.