THESE ARE DEFINITELY INTERESTING TIMES
8Can I get a witness? The Collapse of Network News: They show no signs of really being interested in preventing a further ratings collapse among conservatives. They would rather go down with a sinking ship, pounding their desks and proclaiming the liberal gospel, than consider giving conservatives an even break on the evening news. So be it.
8 Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, it's free at last! New York Sun Sees Light, Makes Web Free
8 It appears as though the Party has left Leiberman. Leiberman loses first round, but will win the war: The real victory here - for Republicans is that the Democratic party is officially splintered and warring just a few months prior to midterms. … UPDATE: Couldn’t resist. Reports that Lieberman will run independent has sent Kos, over the edge.
8 Dennis Prager hits the nail on the head. Jews shot in Seattle, Left angry at Mel Gibson: The liberal world fears -- and much of it loathes -- fundamentalist Christians considerably more than it does fundamentalist Muslims. This is as true of most Jewish liberals -- even though conservative Christians are Israel's and the Jews' most loyal supporters and even though Nazi-like anti-Semitism permeates much of the Muslim world -- as it is of most other liberals, certainly including the mainstream media.
8 Here it’s referred to as Hillary Care, a healthcare plan the elite will never have to endure, and that's exactly the way they planned it. Socialized Medicine In Action: The real problem with socialized medicine is that while it “equalizes” everyone - it makes the care equally bad. ... The [British] government is imposing minimum wait times on hospitals that treat patients too quickly. Why? Because the system is so expensive, the government can’t afford to pay the hospitals that actually treat people in a timely manner. If that’s not rationing care, I don’t know what is.Keep in mind that the “waiting time” we’re talking about here does not mean how much time you have to sit in the waiting room - it’s the amount of time you have to wait for a procedure or test.
8 Another loony liberal plan, this one in Scotland. Expert: give alcohol to children as young as five: CHILDREN from the age of five should be encouraged to drink wine at home to prevent the toll of alcohol abuse in later life, one of the country's leading experts on the problem has told Scotland on Sunday.
8 It's that Dixie Chick karma comin' round. Payback's a bitch. Dixie Chicks Cancel Shows, add Others: Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates. Kansas City, Houston , St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site. Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates.
8 Babs “take the money and run” Streisand doesn’t give a fig for people. We don't call her BS for nothing. (Link will time out tonight.) PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO NEED MONEY: THE Streisand concert. The one I first told you about. The one I explained is her third once again final and for ever farewell ta-ta, bye-bye, so-long, adieu, auf weidersehn, I'm done, I'm finished, I'm outta here tour. The one I told you has prices up the kazoo, like $750 tickets - with some even more expensive that come with her $40 souvenir program thrown in free.
This modest little undertaking? Not going so well. The reaction's underwhelming. Entrepreneurs who aren't selling out are wondering, is the public over her, or is this tab just finally too much? Under consideration is reducing the number of 20 nights in 10 cities since not every single seat in every single venue's selling out faster than Mel Gibson can mumble "I'm sorry." Folks figure $2,000, give or take a few bucks - what with parking, dinner-for-two, baby sitter, etc. - is too much to hear "People who love people are the grabbiest people in the world" again. Although, per recent photos, there is lots more of her to see these days. Now officially laying claim to The 200-Pound Gorilla label, Miss B.S. is currently working to lose a few before starting the tour.
What the woman is not willing to lose, however, is bread. The stuff about some designated portion going to charity is a nice catch-all afterthought. This once more FFFFF (friggin'-final-forever-farewell-farce) is a big-time payday deal. And she's already pocketed the millions. In advance. All of it. Before the tour begins. Maybe as much as $80 mil. She doesn't personally give a fig if behinds fill the seats or not. Her deal was cut back aways with the promoter. She already got paid. In full.
Oy, Yentl, we hardly knew ye.
8 She doesn't want you to look, so go ahead! Malibu Babs' Estate
8 And finally -- If anyone anywhere ever thought that labeling Twitney Spears as po' white trash was a bit too harsh, then look at these pictures: Something about the way Britney Spears is standing reminds me of a really pathetic penguin in this picture. Although I feel like I should applaud her outfit or something. Like it's an achievement somebody of her mental capacity managed to get dressed without accidentally burning themselves on the stove.