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Reader Selected News For Week May 3 – May 9

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week May 3 – May 9”

  1. captstubby says:

    “Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let’s go to press.”

    UPDATE: Hollywood Guests At 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
    By DOMINIC PATTEN | Thursday May 1, 2014 @ 5:06pm PDT
    2ND UPDATE, 5:06 PM: The Atlantic is bringing a number of D.C. players to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner —
    TV D.C. players, this is. The magazine’s guest list includes several cast members from Netflix’s House Of Cards: Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sakina Jaffrey, Michael Gill, Mahershala Ali and Molly Parker, along with the show’s creator-writer Beau Willimon. Cynthia Nixon of Amazon’s Alpha House also is on the list.

    UPDATE, 1:45 PM: Reuters and CNN have unveiled their guests for Saturday’s shindig, with the former adding among others Unbroken lead Jack O’Connell, The Newsroom‘s Olivia Munn and Revenge‘s Madeline Stowe, and CNN hosting Diane Lane.

    PREVIOUS, WEDNESDAY PM: Awards season has receded in Hollywood, but Washington D.C. is getting ready for its biggest party weekend of the year with the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. It’s an even bigger deal this year as Saturday’s event will be the centennial dinner for the White House Correspondents Association. Joel McHale will be providing the headlining laughs at the self-described Nerdprom this year, but of course it’s President Obama who is the real marquee act.
    Related: Joel McHale Jokes He’s “Out” As Host Of WHCD

    As always, Hollywood will be putting in an appearance. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years A Slave, Kevin Hart, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies and that other POTUS, Scandal’s Tony “President Fitzgerald Grant” Goldwyn, will be there as guests of Time mag, NBCUniversal, CBS and ABC, respectively. Robert De Niro will be in the room. Netflix’s Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos are also going to be in the crowd again as is the streaming service’s House Of Cards EP Beau Willimon and star Robin Wright. Not saying those videos they were in at last year’s dinner had anything to do with it, but we hear that neither Steven Spielberg nor HoC‘s Kevin Spacey will be among the guests at the Washington Hilton this year. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, a big-time advocate for production in the City of Angels and SAG-AFTRA member, also will be attending the WHCD this weekend.

    We’ll keep you updated with more Tinseltown names heading to DC for the dinner as we get them, but here are a few of the guests so far:

    Tony Goldwyn – Scandal
    Bellamy Young – Scandal
    Darby Stanchfield – Scandal
    Scott Foley – Scandal
    Jeff Perry – Scandal
    Katie Lowes – Scandal
    Guillermo Diaz — Scandal
    Wendi McLendon-Covey — The Goldbergs
    Eric Stonestreet — Modern Family
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
    Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
    Chip Esten — Nashville

    A&E Network
    Willie and Korie Robertson — Duck Dynasty

    CBS/CBS News
    Julianna Margulies — The Good Wife
    David McCallum — NCIS
    Brad Paisley — Country singer
    Kimberly Williams-Paisley — Nashville, According To Jim
    Gloria Estefan, singer-songwriter
    Emilio Estefan, songwriter-producer
    Spike Jonze – Her director
    William Bratton, NYPD Commissioner
    Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT
    Rep. Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, R-MI
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN
    Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA

    Gov. & Mrs Chris Christie (NJ)
    Gov. Rick Perry (TX)
    Reince Priebus, RNC
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-CA
    Rep. John Dingell & Deborah Dingell, D-MI
    Josh Ernest, The White House
    Mo Elleithee, DNC
    Diane Lane — Man Of Steel, Unfaithful

    Fox News Channel
    Matthew Morrison & Renee Puente — Glee
    Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys quarterback) & Candace Romo
    Patrick Stewart & Sunny Ozell – X-Men, Star Trek
    Joshua Chasez — ‘N Sync
    Jeremy Irvine – War Horse, Railway Men
    Chace Crawford — Gossip Girl
    Ryan Kwanten — True Blood
    Will Poulter – We’re The Millers
    Rick Springfield, musician
    Katherine McPhee — Smash
    Richard Marx, musician

    Kevin Hart – Ride Along

    Olivia Munn, The Newsroom
    Ron Dermer, U.S. Ambassador to Israel
    Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts quarterback
    Jack O’Connell — Unbroken, 300: Rise Of An Empire
    Darren Criss — Glee
    Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy
    Madeline Stowe — Revenge
    Jeremy Bird, Democratic political strategist, Ready for Hillary
    Christine Fox, the highest-ranking woman ever at the Pentagon and the inspiration for Kelly McGillis’ character in Top Gun
    Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings running back
    Courtney O’Donnell, former Director of Communications for Dr. Jill Biden
    Oliver Luck, Director of Intercollegiate Athletes at West Virginia University

    Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave
    Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
    Alfonso Cuarón — Gravity
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — Basketball legend, Time contributing columnist
    Chip Sullivan – DreamWorks Studios, head of Corporate Publicity
    Travis Kalanick — Uber founder

    USA Today
    Rosario Dawson — Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
    Jeff Goldblum — The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Freida Pinto – Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Slumdog Millionaire
    Josh Gad — Frozen
    Jessica Simpson — Fashion Star, The Dukes Of Hazzard

    The Washington Post
    Gary Trudeau – Doonesbury creator/Alpha House EP

    stay tuned for breaking news updates as they happen.

    to be honest with you, i have no idea who half these people are.

  2. captstubby says:

    this was the nearest weekend to May Day these Socialist could have their picnic.

  3. captstubby says:

    Another Big Win For Obama as Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level Since September 2008

    By: Jason Easley
    Friday, May, 2nd, 2014,
    A day after the final ACA numbers for the year showed massive participation by the American people, President Obama got another big win when the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since September 2008.
    In April, the unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 9.8 million, decreased by 733,000. Both measures had shown little movement over the prior 4 months. Over the year, the
    unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons declined by 1.2 percentage points and 1.9 million, respectively.
    Republicans thought the political environment was working in their favor, but the one-two punch of huge Obamacare participation and a rapidly declining unemployment rate could be setting a better than expected landscape for Democrats. Unlike the Republicans, Democrats have something to campaign on, and every Democratic voter has a reason to get out and vote.
    It’s been a good week to be President Obama, and an even better week for the American people.

    and today the Republicans replyed with…

    in other news;

    The House speaker is the overwhelming favorite to win his Republican primary election Tuesday.


  4. captstubby says:

    Convict Jackson Jr. gets $8.7k a month disability for “mood disorder.” I should be so crazy.
    Written by Allen West on May 2, 2014
    Whenever you hear our dear politicians in Washington DC say there’s nothing more to cut or that they’re just like us, let me give you a friendly reminder. As Breitbart reported after his jail sentencing, convicted ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) receives $8,700 per month in government disability pay, as well as a partial federal pension of $45,000.
    That generous $8,700 in disability comes thanks to Jackson’s sudden development of a “mood disorder” as the federal government began looking to indict him. Jackson, who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, had no history of mental illness during his prior 17 years in Congress.
    And I wouldn’t be surprised if Jackson Jr. eventually gets a pardon from his Chicago buddy, Barack Hussein Obama.

  5. canary says:

    Captstubby, Obama is going to LA this coming weekend to campaign.

    The Washington Post: Sharia Law Gets Cool Reception in Beverly Hills

    By Gail Sullivan – May 6 2014

    The Beverly Hills Hotel, where Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned after six of her eight marriages, has attracted star-studded clientele to its sumptuous suites, palm-tree-lined pool and hip bar scene since it opened in 1912.

    But on Monday, the famous Sunset Boulevard address attracted crowds of protesters, stars among them, amid calls for a boycott.

    The Beverly Hills Hotel and nine other luxury hotels worldwide are part of the Dorchester Collection, which is owned by the government of Brunei, the oil-rich Southeast Asian nation where women can be jailed for out-of-wedlock pregnancies and anal sex will soon be punishable by death.

    The sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, began phasing in a new criminal code based on Islamic sharia law this month.
    Failure to attend Friday prayers and out-of-wedlock pregnancies are now punishable by fines and imprisonment.

    Later this year, punishments including flogging and severing of limbs will be introduced for robbery and other property crimes.

    Next year, death by stoning will be introduced as punishment for sodomy and adultery.

    The sultan, one of the world’s wealthiest men, said in a royal decree last Wednesday that the move was “a must” under Islam, dismissing “never-ending theories” that sharia punishments were cruel in comments clearly aimed at detractors.

    On Monday, the Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations boycotting the hotel chain when it pulled its star-studded annual Night Before the Oscars party, which has been held at the Beverly Hills Hotel for years, citing Brunei’s “outrageous and unacceptable legal code.”

    Others boycotting the hotel chain include the Hollywood Reporter and the Feminist Majority Foundation, which organized a protest that took place Monday across the street from the hotel. Jay Leno joined the protesters along with his wife, Mavis, who is on the Foundation’s board.


    Amazing so many liberals voted for a President who embraces Islam and chastised a cartoon maker.
    Amazing a radical Muslim leader would even buy a hotel on Sunset Blvd of all places.

    • captstubby says:

      heres a repost of Spam a emaili got last month.

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      no, i did not enter.

  6. Rusty Shackleford says:

    AP Jumps For Joy At First Marxist Pope

    May 9, 8:51 AM EDT

    Pope demands ‘legitimate redistribution’ of wealth

    Associated Press


    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.

    Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who met in Rome this week.

    Latin America’s first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that excludes so much of humanity, though his predecessors have voiced similar concerns.

    Who? When? I don’t remember any previous pope demanding such things or the AP (and every other “news” agency) would be shouting it from the rooftops

    He said a more equal form of economic progress can be had through “the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.”

    Francis voiced a similar message to the World Economic Forum in January and in his apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel.” That document, which denounced trickle-down economic theories as unproven and naive, provoked accusations in the U.S. that he was a Marxist.

    And those accusations would be correct. He is.

    Francis urged the U.N. to promote development goals that attack the root causes of poverty and hunger, protect the environment and ensure dignified labor for all.

    “Specifically, this involves challenging all forms of injustices and resisting the economy of exclusion, the throwaway culture and the culture of death which nowadays sadly risk becoming passively accepted,” he said.

    Straight out of the Communist Manifesto

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