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Music Thread For 9/30/10: The Runthrough

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The video for Eminem feat Lil Wayne with "No Love" has dropped. (Lister and Viewer discretion is advised of course.)

Domestic abuse with "Love The Way It Hurts" and now with child bullying here. What's the next video, child abuse from parents? Really good video though, but damn at his continued desire to sing though.

Big Boi says he has a few more solo albums on the way through.

Kind of do hope Bruno Mars does push good numbers his first week.

A post that everyone in music should read, with a funny picture:

And Jimmy Fallon really needed this last night. It's the first time I have seen anything noteworthy from his show in a while.

Sports Thread #1 For 9/30/10: The Runthrough

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Quick news runthrough here:
Getty Images' Joe RobbinsA common sense move that needed to happen seems on the verge of being official:
There are indications that manager Reds Dusty Baker will sign a contract extension, and that it will happen soon.

The Dayton Daily News reported Thursday that Baker and the club were close to a deal that would bring back the 61-year-old skipper.

Baker, the Reds' manager since 2008, was offered a new deal in mid-August but has refused to speak publicly about negotiations. The offer was believed to be for at least two seasons. He earned around $10.5 million during his current three-year deal. Alberto Contador really brought a needed level of integrity to the sport of cycling, didn't he?

News on the Jets front, as they signed Trevor Pryce away from the Ravens today, while Darelle Revis has been ruled out against the Bills this weekend.

David Stern really does represent his last name:
Washington Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis told local b…

If He Losses The Post, He's Lost Everything

New York's version of Tea Bagging crackpots trying to garner public office, in full Soprano character parody.

Only, that parody is the real live attack of the New York Post state editor:

If Carl Paladino acts this way to one of the main guys at Rupert Murdoch's rag, then just imagine how bad he and his campaign goons would treat someone from the New York Times!

The Atlas For 9/30/10: Tensions Arise in Ecuador As Possible Coup Attempt Could Be Afoot

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As of this edition of the Atlas, news is breaking of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa getting hit by tear gas by police after protests have arisen over benefits being cut for the army and police in the nation thanks to Congress.

It's being reported by "La Patilla" that Correa was not hurt but became intoxicated by the gas as the photo above indicates. Angry soldiers have taken over the capital Quito's airpot as of this time.

Update: Reports are not indicating that some sources, including Hugo Chavez, are saying that a coup maybe taking place. And Correa has indicated that this small fraction of protestors are trying to cause it.

In the ever growing mess that is AfPak, Pakistan has decided to block off a key NATO non-military supply route. This decision was prompted by the Pakistani government after NATO forces fired on targets in Pakistan after they crossed to border from Afghanistan.
Kamal Hyder, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Islamabad, said on Thursday that…

The 1st Thread/Yesterday's Leftovers For 9/30/10: A Rare Victory For The Little Guy, As The Net Neutrality Saga Continues

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Photo from APSomething that went largely under the radar yesterday was the fall of Henry Waxman's Net Neutrality proposal. It was a bill that was about to mirror Google and Verizon's shady deal, causing alarm to open-Internet advocates throughout.

Ironically enough, big business (the telecoms this time) was denied a satisfying early victory in this battle by a Republican of all things.

Mr. "Sorry BP" Republican of all things:
This legislative initiative was predicated on going forward only if we had full bipartisan support in our Committee. We included the Republican staff in our deliberations and made clear that we were prepared to introduce our compromise legislation if we received the backing of Ranking Member Barton and Ranking Member Stearns.

With great regret, I must report that Ranking Member Barton has informed me that support for this legislation will not be forthcoming at this time.

This development is a loss for consumers and a gain only for the extremes

The Fun Thread For 9/29/10: Some People Just Aren't Meant For Tattoos

I know this guy was glad to be done with this lady:


The 7 most annoying people you'll encounter at a rock concert. It's actually good.

9 Prehistoric species still roaming around.

Fan of the game Dead Rising 2? Well, it's getting great reviews.

Prepare to argue, for this Phoenix site thinks Hershey is the best candy ever.

Star Wars is going to be in 3D.

And a cartoon in this edition of the fun thread..........it's the Memorable but short lived Nicktoon "The Angry Beavers."

Your Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun Thread.

TWD Condolences For 9/29/10: To A Class Comedian

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AP's Steinberg
As the news has surfaced on Greg Girado's passing today, here is one of the many standups from this known roast master

The Whole Delivery sends its condolences to his family, friends, and his many fans.

Sports Thread #1/The Live Thread For 9/29/10: UEFA Champions League, Group Stage Day 4

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Games still in the balance:
Live: Valencia-Manchester United

LIVE: Tottenham-Twente

Live: Schalke-Benfica

The House News For 9/29/10: 9/11 Responders Health Compensation Bill Finally Passes

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Still, some 160 nutcases (157 Republicans to go along with 3 Democrats) really hate people on 9-11 it appears by voting against this non-controversial bill.

Despite Anthony Weiner not having to yell at the insane party today, the bill moves to that other house, where the Lords reside to take their sweet old time while the nation is in need of expediency.

Update: And here are the 3 Democrats that joined those 157 9/11 loving Republicans in voting against 9/11 heroes.

Marion Barry of AK-1st , Bobby Bright of AL-2, and Jimmy Cooper of TN-5th are certainly proud of their votes today. Maybe you should give them a call if you want them to know how you feel about them voting against 9/11 heroes needed health benefits.

The Album Sales Review/Music Thread #1 For 9/29/10: Zac Brown Band Gets #1 In The Land, While Maroon 5 Looks Shaky

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Country music fans sure do love buying their artists' albums:
Zac Brown Band nets its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "You Get What You Give" bows atop the list with 153,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The country act's major label debut, "The Foundation," peaked at No. 9 in May.

"Give" also grants Zac Brown Band its best sales week, previously earned when "Foundation" shifted 62,000 over Christmas in 2009.
Meanwhile, it seems like no really cares for Adam Levine and company anymore:
Maroon 5's third studio set, "Hands All Over," enters in the runner-up slot with 142,000. The band's last effort, 2007's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," debuted at No. 1 with 429,000 in its first week. "Hands" is Maroon 5's third top 10 set following "Won't" and its premiere effort, 2003's "Songs About Jane," which reached No. 6. There hasn't bee…

Yesterday's Leftovers For 9/29/10: Making The Teachers Angrier By The Day

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In an interview of full disaster yesterday, this particular comment was most alarming:
President Obama reopened Monday what is often a sore subject in Washington, saying that his daughters could not obtain from D.C. public schools the academic experience they receive at the private Sidwell Friends School.

Obama made his comments on NBC's "Today" show in response to a woman who asked whether Malia and Sasha Obama "would get the same kind of education at a D.C. public school" that they would get at the D.C. private school that has educated generations of the city's elite.

"I'll be blunt with you: The answer is no, right now," Obama said. D.C. public schools "are struggling," he said, but they "have made some important strides over the last several years to move in the direction of reform. There are some terrific individual schools in the D.C. system." It really is disheartening to see how hell bent Obama is at wanting to pus…

Music Wakeup Call For 7/29/10: Aloe Blacc- I Need A Dollar (2010)

The return of the Wakeup Call features a song that really fits the times.

From new soul artist Aloe Blacc (whose album dropped yesterday), here's the poignant "I Need A Dollar."

Sports Thread #2/The MLB Playoff Race For 9/28/10: American League Post Season List Set, Reds On The Verge Of Winning The NL Central?

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The long inevitable last four teams standing for the American League pennant is now official. Both the Yankees and the Rays won tonight, joining the Twins and the Rangers in the postseason.

Meanwhile, the Reds have clinched the NL Central, as they finally reached the post season after 15 long years. Jay Bruce game winner gives his team the dramatic 3-2 win over the Astros.

The Braves scored a huge come from behind 3-2 win over the Marlins to move a game up on the padres, who need to win tonight to bump it back down a half game against the Cubs.

Sports Thread #1 For 7/28/10: Timely Late Goals Give Madrid & Bayern Needed Wins In CL Group Play

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Third night of the Champions League Group Stages for this year's competition. Here's the run through:
(Photo from Getty Images)Angel Di Maria's 81st minute goal gave Real Madrid a hard earner 1-0 win over Auxurre.

Arsenal bounced back from their bad weekend loss to West Brom with a 3-1 win over Partizan.

It was also a sound victory for the other London club in action, as Chelsea defeated Marseille 2-0 behind goals from John Terry and Nicolas Anelka.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in his return to the stopping grounds that developed him into a star, as AC Milan drew 1-1 with Ajax. Mounir El Hamdaoui scored the Dutch giants goal in the 23 minute before the Swede replied 14 minutes later.

Philippe Mexes and Marco Borriello gave Roma added momentum from their weekend win over Inter Milan by beating CFR 1907 Cluj 2-1.

In a time where Bayern Munich needed a life line, they got it from the ever growing dependable Bastian Schweingster, as his two goals helped lead the struggling G…

The Atlas For 9/28/10: Kim Jong Readies His Son To Replace Him

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The top international news today has clearly been the little old dictator getting ready to give his son that same position:
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has apparently named his third son, Kim Jong-un, believed to be 27, as a four-star general in the military ahead of the country's biggest political convention in three decades, making his hereditary succession plan official for the first time, Yonhap news reported.

The announcement was made in the dispatch of Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, on the opening day of the biggest Workers' Party convention since 1980.

The announcement is the first mention by name in the state's official media of Kim Jong-il's third son.
Picture President Obama firing Mike Bloomberg in NYC, Menino in Boston, or Daley in Chicago. Well, that's what has transpired today in Moscow, as President Medvedev has fired the city's long time mayor Yury Luzhkov. And he appears to do it without Putin t…

The Break For 9/28/10: Carter Out of Hospital

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After a scare today, President Jimmy Carter is out of the cleveland hospital he checked in a few hours ago.

The conditions that led to venerable figure having to be transported to the hospital are said to be of a stomach ailment. But he has exited out of the hospital.

Music Thread #1 For 9/28/10: The Runthrough, Including New Album Release Tuesday

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Some notable album releases today, including Aloe Blacc's "Good Things", Ben Folds & Nick Hornby "Lonely Avenue", and Deerhunter's "Halcyon Digest."

Speaking of one of the CD's that was originally suppose to drop this day, here is a great example of the pathetic times in music we live in:
T.I. is still hiding out following his arrest last month, but his producer pal Pharrell is promising that his forthcoming 'King Uncaged,' album will be memorable, in spite of label pressure. According to the Neptunes frontman, who worked on the album, Tip is experiencing stress from his record label, Atlantic Records, to put out more pop-friendly songs.

"He's got a crazy album. I saw, like, 60 records, and almost every record that he played me was really incredible," Pharell told MTV News. "Then there was the more poppier side of things, where the label kinda puts the gun to your head 'cause they gotta pay their bills ... P…

The 1st Thread/Yesterday's Leftovers For 9/28/10: Shut Up And Appreciate Our Awesomeness

The current "Shut up Liberal" messenger of our times did it again yesterday.
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyOnce again, Duncan Black's latest succinctly keen observation is timely:
A frustrating thing is that the administration doesn't say, "we'd like to do this but we got the best we can do," instead they say "what we did was awesome." "Grateful and truly humble the nation's liberal base should be to this Administration, for we are the greatest Administration ever. And the fact that you can't fully acknowledge our brilliance is really shameful."

That is the thought process right now emulating from this Administration to the people they know full well are privy to never wanting to vote Republican. And it is once again misguided.

Even more frustrating is how they rush to claim the word "progressive" for their legislative accomplishments despite being (and advocating) to…

The Catch Up Thread For 9/27/10: Civil Liberties Hell Week Continues (Updated: ABC Reports Emmanuel To Leave Administration This Week)

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Here's what has transpired since this site was last active:
The fallout continues from the Obama Administration horrendous decision to dismiss the ACLU/CCR lawsuit to virtually kill whoever they want in this country without facing any repercussions.

The Administration is now to the right of even the most extreme Bush loving, executive power craven advocate in David Rivkin with their choice.

And now today, wiretapping what you talk about with your friends on AIM and Twitter is their next goal:
Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct …

The Sleep Time Thread For 9/26-27/10: Just Tevin

Sunday Soulful for 9/26/10: John Legend Feat Common & Melanie Fiona- Wake Up Everybody (2010)

At first, it was kind of annoying to have this classic from Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes song be re-done. But couldn't think of any other choice for Sunday Soulful this week.

So, this week's selection is John Legend with Common and Melanie Fiona (with a little assist from Black Thought & Quest Love) with "Wake Up Everybody."

Sports Sunday #2 For 9/26/10: NFL Week 3 Late Games Review

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Photo from NFLcom.com and APThe Seahwaks, behind two kickoff return touchdowns from Leon Washington, held off the Chargers 27-20 to go 2-1 on the season.

No Anthony Gonzalez or Pierre Garson, no problem for Peyton Manning, as his big day with Austin Collie gave the Colts a satisfying 27-13 win over a Broncos side playing 5 days after Kenny McKinnley's shocking death.

Michael Vick continued his stellar comeback to prominence, throwing 3 TD's and running for one in the Eagles romp of the hapless Jaguars 28-3.

Sebastian Janikowski chip shot miss from 32 yards out gave the Cardinals the 24-23 win over a heartbroken Raiders' team.

Sam Bradford continues his impressive start to the season as the Rams scored their first win over a very disappointing Reds team 30-16.

And in SNF, the development of Mark Sanchez continues, as the Jets get a 2nd straight division win by beating the Dolphins 31-23.
Photo from NFL.com and AP

Sports Sunday #1 For 9/26/10: NFL Week 3 Early Game Reviews

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Photo form NFL.com and the APThe Falcons showed why most thought they would win the NFC South, as they defeated the defending champs Saints 27-24 in overtime.

The Cowboys got a much needed victory over their state rivals the Texans, as Roy Williams big day was a catalyst in their 27-13 win.

Speaking of needed victories, the Vikings got their first "W" of the season, as Adrian Peterson ran wild in their 24-10 scalp of the Lions.

The Steelers are without a doubt the most dominate 3-0 team in the league right now, as Charlie Batch was just as brilliant as their dominating defense in their 38-13 romp of the Bucs.

A much improved performance from Matt Cassel and a 49ers team still not over their Saints defeat lead to the Chiefs getting a surprising 3-0 start.

Tom Brady and Randy Moss had another big day, as the Pats defeated a game Bills team 38-30.

It wasn't at all pretty, but the Bengals have their record go up to 2-1 over a talent depleted Panthers team 20-7.

Vinc…

The Saturday Miscellaneous Thread For 9/25/10

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As always, start of the Saturday main thread with Luda:


A great romantic story, thanks to social media.

Ice cream is now being rationalized at Gitmo.

These people won't be having dance lessons anytime soon.

The food industry is a nightmare.

These car designs are quite amazing:

And to close, it's De La Soul:

Sports Saturday #2 For 9/25/10: SEC West Game Of The Year, Alabama vs Arkansas

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Champions stay calm even in moments of deep adversity. That was exhibited today by the Alabama Crimson Tide, coming back from a 20-7 deficit to defeat dangerous Arkansas 24-20.

Despite Mark Ingram showing why he won his Heisman Trophy last year and Nick Saban's team fighting through the struggles to get a satisfying victory, the game was really lost today by the Razorbacks.

Star quarterback Ryan Mallet made two awful throws that he will think about for his entire career in the final quarterback. Forgettable interceptions that led to an Alabama touchdown to take the lead, and the one that effectively ended the game made this one a bitter pill to swallow for Bobby Petrino.

Sports Saturday #1 For 9/25/10: Another Wild Saturday In The Premier League

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Photo from Premierleague.comIt's no question who Chelsea's boogeyman team is right now.

Manchester City has defeated the league leaders once again, becoming the first team to take any points away from the champions this year thanks to Carlos Tevez fine 59th minute effort to give City a big 1-0 win.

City's midfield was just "too powerful" for Chelsea as coach Carlo Ancelotti described, as both Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda had very quiet days in attack today.

But the even more eye popping result today in the league was without a doubt West Brom 3-2 shock win at Arsenal.

The rest of the results from Saturday highlight clearly how the parody in this league is growing bit by bit.

Steven Gerrard had to save Liverpool avoid defeat at home, ending their match against visiting Sunderland 2-2.

In the battle of "The Blacks", Blackburn scored a late winner to devastate Blackpool 2-1.

Probably the most boring match of the day featured Birmingham and Wigan…

The Cinema For 9/24/10: A Geicko, Some Owls, And A Mess

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Despite a lot of high quality acting around, "Money Never Sleeps" can't come nowhere close to its classic 1987 originalThree notable premieres round out September's edition of "The Cinema." Oliver Stone's "Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps", "Legend of the Guardians", and "You Again."

It's fair to say that "Money Never Sleeps'" great cast still can't get the movie to reach the heights of its original, The "Owl Guardians" maybe a little difficult for the kids to embrace, and "You Again" will hopefully be a "Never Again."

For the sequel to the 1987 classic, Oliver Stone has Michael Douglass back to giving another world class performance. But with him not being the bad guy in this installment, coupled with a script that can't come close to matching the first movie's brilliance, "Money Never Sleeps" somehow just didn't get the quality that it deserved for…

Susie Madarak Wins The Day, Quite Possibly The Year

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I'll just let the story tell itself:
Awesome:
Top Obama adviser David Axelrod got an earful of the liberal blogosphere's anger at the White House moments ago, when a blogger on a conference call directly called out Axelrod over White House criticism of the left, accusing Axelrod of "hippie punching."

"We're the girl you'll take under the bleachers but you won't be seen with in the light of day," the blogger, Susan Madrak of Crooks and Liars, pointedly told Axelrod on the call, which was organzied for liberal bloggers and progressive media. Madark sure did rip into Gibbs on this one. The remaining of Greg Sargent's latest great read is certainly one your peripheral has got to capture.

The Fun Thread For 9/23/10: Joaquin Phenoix Tells It All About His Peculiar Behavior

That was really fun to see after the interview from last year. Glad he wasn't spiraling into real depression.


Also, one of the funniest prank call artist in the game is comedian Uncle Tommy on the Steve Harvey show. Here is an example of his many brilliant performances:

The House Of Lords For 9/23/10: Close On The Disclose Act Again (Update: The House Passes The Small Business Bill)

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For a second time this year, the DISCLOSE Act has failed to pass in the House of Lords.

59-39 was the final total, as a disclipine party line vote was the end result. Even Ben Nelson decided to not buck his party for another rare moment, deciding to stay with the Democrats on this bill.

Nevertheless, as always the case, no Republicans wanted to vote in favor of the bill, adhering to their corporate overloads at the sacrifice of the American people once more.

Not a surprise, but just another routine day in the most dysfunctional and anti-democratic chamber known to modern day human being.

Update: In more positive news, the House got out the Small Business bill, as that is now passed onto to President Obama for signature.

The 1st Thread For 9/23/10: The Early Deliveries

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CNN's honorable trainwreck of an analyst Erick Erickson rips his party's new pledge, although it basically has the ideas he supports.

Sees like this morning the "greatest dysfunctional morning show ever" really started to show signs of Stewart and Colbert getting to them:

And:


A lack of manufacturing is a threat to national security here in America.

And in your lighter delivery today, it appears Sesame Street has done a parody of......."True Blood."

No, They Are Monsters

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Wendell Potter, the former CIGNA employee turned moral whistleblower on our insane health insurance companies, was back on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night to discuss the latest deleterious trick of his former industry to retain their inhumane profits.

As reportsindicate, those heartless robots at the top of our dysfunctional embarrassment for health providing in this country are looking at a way to stop offering child only plans as immediate parts of "Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act" come into effect on Thursday.

Potter has been a wonderful blessing in the emotion driven fight for a true health system for the people over the last year and a half. But his restraint in not labeling his former colleagues in the field "monsters" and just saying their continued actions to deny children coverage is just "part of the system" exonerates them from their crimes.
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These p…

The Album Saves Review/Music Thread #1 For 9/22/10: Good Debuts For Linkin Park And Trey Songz

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These are some pretty decent debut numbers on the charts, especially for Trey.
Linkin Park notches its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its "A Thousand Suns" album debuts atop the list with 241,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as the latter's fourth album, "Passion, Pain & Pleasure," arrives at No. 2 with 240,000 copies.

For Linkin Park, its "A Thousand Suns" opener is off from the 623,000 that greeted its last studio album, 2007's "Minutes to Midnight," when it debuted at No. 1. However, "Passion" represents Songz's best sales week yet and his highest-charting album. His previous high-water marks came when last year's "Ready" started at No. 3 with 131,000. Considering how a lot of B-list urban albums have struggled to crack over 200K this year, these are truly terrific numbers for Trey, ensuring he won't have to fight for a gold pla…

The Fun Thread For 9/21/10: How To Trust Your Fat Into An Appealing Shape

From the award winning Today Now from The Onion with another classic:

Today Now!: How To Thrust Your Fat Into A More Appealing Shape

Sports Thread #1 For 9/21/10: In A Shocker, Reid Names Vick His Starter Over Kolb

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What a way to give confidence to Kevin Kolb by placing him on the bench until otherwise.
This is a stunner from Reid, who was hell bent after their win on Sunday to pronounce Kolb as still his starter.

For Eagles fans, most on the Vick momentum will be happy by this move. But you have to ask yourself how fragile Reid's confidence is in his own plan to do a complete 180 reversal here. It is indeed a major shock to hear.

The Capital For 9/21/10: Summers To Leave The Administration

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Photo form Reuters' Chris Usher Probably the only satisfying political news of the day:
White House economic adviser Larry Summers is stepping down from his job at the end of the year, the administration said on Tuesday.

The White House said Summers planned to return to his position as professor at Harvard University. I wonder if Liz Warren really pushed him out for good. He should have never been there in the first place of course, but such is the case with our dysfunctional government.

Despite being wrong about virtually everything, his wonderful arrogant self will land somewhere nice and comfy.

The Atlas For 9/21/10: Another Day, Another Painful US Drone Strike In Afghanistan

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Photo from EPAAnother day, another insane drone strike in Pakistan by the US:
Three strikes by US drones have killed at least 28 people in the tribal region in South Waziristan.

Reporting for Al Jazeera from Islamabad, Kamal Hyder said that the first attack took place near Angor Adda along the Pakistan Afghan border.

"We have reports that at least seven people, who were killed in that strike, were moved to another location in the Azam Warsak region, where a funeral was arranged and that funeral also came under attack," said Hyder.
It's UN "Peace Day" apparently.

But this Peace Day won't make Israel sign onto the Non-Proliferation Treaty that Arab states want them to do at the International Atomic Energy Agency Annual Agency Conference in Vienna.

Not thinking about peace however are extremist groups, who have seen their website traffic receive a sharp growth.

Over the last two years, Cuba has been trying to grow its own food after rallying so much on oth…

The House of Lords For 9/21/10: A Defense Bill Is About To Go Down Thanks To Bigots

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The House of Lords is about to provide a truly rare time of not even providing cloture to a Defense Authorization Act thanks to gay-hating bigot Republican Senators and even the obstinate Jim Webb, also contributing to his abomination of gays.

But besides "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" under full jeopardy here, also under jeopardy is the rational DREAM Act, which would give children brought to this country at an early age and have lived here where they are fully "Amercianized" citizenship. Republicans of course have tied that to granting amnesty, leading to more insensitive comments from them.

The vote tally to move on the defense Act to come folks, stay tuned.

The Vote:
Webb votes to move it, but the Republicans will stand in opposite here.

Out of nowhere, Blanche Lincoln says "No", and Harry Reid has to say "No" now in order for the vote to come back down the line.

Music Thread For 9/21/10: Bruno Mars Arrested, While Kid Cudi & Wale Won't Be Collaborating With Each Other Anytime Soon

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Photo from Las Vegas police departmentBruno Mars caught with coke is surely a way to blunt his momentum that he has built for his album release.

But at least he smiled in his mug shot.

Wale certainly does not like Kid Cudi for certain reasons.

The rock group Pavement had a big show here in Brooklyn this past Sunday .

New songs:
1. Pharrell, Gucci Mane, and Nicki Minaj with "Haterade", a song with a title that should have been done by someone a long time ago.

2. The intro song off of Lil Wayne's new upcoming album "I'm Not A Human Being" with Drake called "Gonorrhea".

The runthrough.

The Sleep Time Thread For 9/20/10: Major Love To Kenny McKinley's Family

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The Broncos, already a few years removed from Darrent Williams' tragedy, have another piece of disheartening news to take in today as Kenny McKinnley, their 2nd year receiver on IR, committed suicide today.

Obviously devastating news to bear, especially for Steve Spurrier, coach of course at South Carolina who watched McKinnley become the all time receiver in South Carolina history.


Blessings to his family indeed. To Tevin, take care folks:

The Fun Thread For 9/20/10: Move Over Michael Phelps

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We have a new undisputed top swimmer on the planet right now:
Philippe Croizon, 42, set off from Folkestone, Kent, at around 6am expecting to reach France within 24 hours but managed to complete the feat in just 13-and-a-half hours.

He was forced to have his arms and legs amputated after he suffered an electric shock while removing a television aerial from a roof 16 years ago.

He only taught himself to swim in the last two years and does so using prosthetic legs and a snorkel and mask.

Earlier his spokeswoman said he was swimming faster than expected after completing his first 12 miles in just eight hours. Two years with prosthetics and now he's accomplished that. A bow to him for sure.

Sports Thread #1 For 9/20/10 (Final Edition): Massive Series Openers In Both Baseball East Divisions Tonight

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Two weeks remain in the long winding road of ups and downs that is the Major League Baseball season, with two marquee series tonight.

Both the American and National Leagues have their East divisions come down to the wire races and featured them starting their important series tonight. After a thrilling series last week, the Rays and the Yankees will duel in the Stadium tonight, while the Braves and the Phillies battle in their final three meetings this year (unless both make the postseason) at Citizens Bank in Philly.

For the two time defending NL champs, they will send the resurgent Cole Hamels to the mound, as he oppose rookie Brandon Beachy, who replaces the injured Jair Jurrjens. You would favor the Phillies to pan their NL East lead to four games tonight in this matchup, but the Braves are coming off a confidence boost sweep over a Mets team that has packed it in for the rest of 2010.

Meanwhile, Matt Garza will look for better success against the reigning World Champions, as he…

If You're A Pacifist, You Are A Terrorist

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(You are currently looking at the faces of terrorism.)
In this opposite world we continue to morph into, this report from the Washington Post certainly represents the absurd times we live in.

In the agency that spawned J. Edgar Hoover has considered peace loving people, animal rights activists, and those dangerous Taliban like tree huggers a moral threat to our society.
The FBI improperly opened and extended investigations of some U.S. activist groups and put members of an environmental advocacy organization on a terrorist watch list, even though they were planning nonviolent civil disobedience, the Justice Department said Monday. Just a simple return to the 1960 tactics of Mr. Hoover of spying on harmless, society loving groups will do to quiet these annoying pacifists from our important illegal waring.

It truly is remarkable how 9/11 has been used for powerful destructive forces to embellish their power on the weak. What makes it even more appalling to witness is how their heinous…